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English user guide, version 1.1 can be downloaded from here.

Česká verze uživatelského manuálu v1.1 je ke stažení zde.

We are continuously working on our software. Besides fixing bugs, which were found by us or by some customer, we are developing additional features and enhancements. Our vision is to bring to our customers more and better functions not only when he buy our product but also later during exploitation. It can be done because of integrated update feature. User can very easy check if new version of software was released and in few simple steps he can update current working version.

Software update history:

[2012-07-02: version 1.6.21/Pingu]

* Changed internal network routing to support streaming through routers, not only local streaming
* Fixed bug preventing to stream channels with SID less than 10 (i.e. only one digit)
* Added unicast streaming capability (fill destination IP and port into DVBlast form)
* Added possibility of choosing rtp or udp protocol for streaming

[2012-05-15: version 1.5.14/Pingu]

* Added "smart motor" support for vtuner mode (read manual for more info)
* Fixed setting vtuner group config value persitent
* Added multi-user access to DLNA mode (for start only 4 concurent clients). NOTE: the feature is marked EXPERIMENTAL. We need more testing with as much clients as possible.
* Fixed DLNA service listing if at least one client is already connected

[2012-01-04: version 1.4.10/Pingu]

* Added tuner group config for vtuner mode
* Fixed loosing channel config in DLNA config mode
* Motor config option UI
* Fixed static timeserver in DHCP mode

[2011-11-30: version 1.3.14/Pingu]

* Fixed connection leaking for vtuner mode
* Various DLNA fixes and enhancements (scanning, filtering, protocol tweaking, channel info)
* Tuner data processing enhancement
* Sat position online update fix

[2011-10-14: version 1.2.7/Pingu]

* Various vtuner fixes and enhancements (new protocol, tuner groupping, better timing)
* Bugfix for DLNA config removal

[2011-09-12: version 1.1.3/Pingu]

* Fixed online update
* Enhanced I2C driver (NOSTOP support)
* Better DLNA compatibility (Reenabled "Ranges:" header)

[2011-08-03: version 1.0.31/Pingu]

* Better DLNA compatibility
* Introduced online update
* Preparation for 2T2C model

[2011-05-31: version 1.0.1/Pingu]

* Fixed DLNA server on second tuner
* Fixed vtuner protocol

Vtunerc.ko: virtual linux DVB adapter driver sources can be downloaded from vtuner project development home.

vtuner-client.ipk: installation package for Dreambox HD (dm800hd, dm800se, dm500hd, dm8000) can be downloaded also from vtuner project development home.


WHO CAN CONNECT One of main advantage is wide range of supported clients.

User can watch satellite TV or listen radio with personal computers (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac/OS), with tablets (iPad, Android based) or even with smart phones (iPhone, Android based mobiles).


Additional supported devices are modern TV sets, networked media players and set-top-boxes.



+Technical specification
128 MB RAM
10/100 MDI-X Ethernet
Linux 2.6 operating system
2x DVB-S2 tuner
   DVB-S < 45 MSps,
   DVB-S2 QPSK < 36 MSps,
   8PSK < 31 MSps


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NessieDVB can operate in three mutual exclusive modes. But because NessieDVB has two independent satellite tuners, user can configure every tuner independently.

1. Mode "multicast"
(IPTV multicast transmission)

+Multicast mode requires setting exact tv channels on NessieDVB. User has to scan required satellite position and transponder (i.e. frequency) and preset channels, which are then constantly transmitted to the local network using multicast transmission.

+On the client side there can be used any compatible client software, like vlc (www.videolan.org), mplayer, Microsoft Windows Media Player and others.


2. Mode "vtuner"
(virtual dvb tuner or dreamtuner)

+Vtuner mode acts as remote networked DVB tuner. On the client side there is some of compatible stb or linux PC with appropriate driver. Driver forms impression for upper layer applications that DVB satellite card is connected locally.

3. Mode "DLNA"
(DLNA server)

+DLNA mode switches one or both tuners to DLNA server. User can connect with any DLNA compatible device (TV set, media player, PC, tablet or even smart phone) and receive any preconfigured channel.