CHAMELEON – Software-Based Headend Platform

CHAMELEON

A Software-Based Headend Platform

The Chameleon headend platform is designed with all current and future applications in mind, and is therefore superbly suited for the transition from the analog to the digital environment. One of the Chameleon platform’s most advantageous features is its unique flexibility, which allows you to change functionality by the click of a button.

  • Headend processor for residential, regional and national networks

  • Customisable functionality via software

  • Regeneration of Service Information

  • Web User Interface and SNMP

  • MPEG Encoding and MPEG Transcoding

  • ASI input and output

  • SDI input and output

  • Audio/video decoding

  • Common Interface

  • Multi-standard DTV tuner

  • Multi-standard DTV and Analog modulator

  • IPTV input and output

ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU REALLY NEED

The Chameleon modules use software options to activate functionality. You can easily add new functionality, or change the functionality of existing installations by adding new software options. This gives you incredible flexibility and enables your system to grow with you.

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EASILY UPGRADE, UPSCALE, DOWNSCALE, ADJUST, TWEAK, CHANGE, COMBINE OR EXPAND
MANAGE ALL YOUR INSTALLATIONS ON THE GO – EFFORTLESSLY

MANAGE ALL YOUR INSTALLATIONS ON THE GO – EFFORTLESSLY

With our embedded web interface you can manage and monitor all your installations from any device that has an IP connection. This makes it easy to keep an eye on particularly important installations.

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A WELL-PROVEN PLATFORM

The Chameleon platform has been developed and enhanced since 2010, and is today a very stable system. It enables you to focus on your tasks and on delivering the results you want.

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FEATURES

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

A Very Compact Installation

Modules

  • 2 x Chameleon Processors

Base Unit

  • 1 x GN 20 B

Software Options

  • 1 x Dual CI (GN DCI)

  • 2 x System Multiplex (GN SYMUX)

  • 2 x COFDM output (GN TMOD)

This is an example of a compact installation for a small hotel or B&B. It receives two terrestrial multiplexes with free channels and the most popular programs (encrypted) from two satellite LNBs. This example has 10 programs out in clear using two COFDM (DVB-T) muxes/frequencies.

Features

  • Compact 1 RU 19″ chassis with redundant power supply (optional) and low energy consumption, typical 25W

  • Easy setup and maintenance via web UI

  • Software upgradable to virtually any input or output format

  • First year Software Update Agreement (SUA) included

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Encryption Functionality Used in Hospitality System

Modules

  • 1 x Chameleon Encoder

  • 4 x Chameleon Processors

Base Unit

  • 1 x GN 50

Software Options

  • 4 x Dual CI (GN DCI)

  • 1 x IP Streaming (GN STR)

  • 1 x IP Streaming extension (GN STRX)

  • 1 x System Multiplex (GN SYMUX)

  • 4 x Pro:Idiom scrambling (GN OPISCR)

This is an example of a hospitality installation that receives data via QAM (DVB-C) from a major operator with DVB encrypted data. It also includes one info channel from HDMI. All content is re-encrypted via the integrated Pro:Idiom encryption, and distributed as separate IP SPTS for each of the 30 channels.

Features

  • Software upgradable to virtually any input or output format

  • Easily expandable

  • Integrated high-performance IP switch

  • First year Software Update Agreement (SUA) included

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City Carrier Edge-QAM

Modules

  • 5 x Chameleon Encoders

Base Unit

  • 1 x GN 50

Software Options

  • 4 x 4 QAM out (GN QCMOD)

  • 5 x IP Streaming (GN STR)

  • 1 x IP Streaming extension (GN STRX)

  • 4 x System Multiplex (GN SYMUX)

  • 1 x 8 FM (GN OCTFM)

In this installation example, 108 incoming IPTV data streams are converted into 14 QAM (DVB-C) output multiplexes and eight FM radio frequencies, distributed in the cable TV network to city households. The 14 QAM multiplexes carry 100 TV programs.

Features

  • Compact 3 RU 19″ chassis with hot-swap fans and redundant power supply (optional)

  • Integrated high-performance IP switch

  • Setup and maintenance via web UI

  • First year Software Update Agreement (SUA) included

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Chameleon Processor

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A highly configurable channel processor that can receive and transmit in a multitude of interfaces and formats
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Chameleon Encoder

HD/SD encoder with HDMI or HD/SD-SDI or A/V inputs

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The Chameleon modules use software options to activate functionality. When you buy your Chameleon hardware you can use the WISI Configurator to find out which software options you need. If you need to add or change functionality later on you can always order new software options.

GN ASI
Software option for one ASI Interface
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GN AES/GN AESX
Software option for AES scrambling
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GN DCI
Software option for two CI interfaces
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GN DOL
Software option for enabling Dolby Digital decoder
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GN CI
Software option for one CI interface
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GN CMOD
Software option for one DVB-C output
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GN DCMOD
Software option for two DVB-C outputs
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GN HSDI
Software option for one HD-SDI output
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GN DTMOD
Software option for two DVB-T outputs
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GN 01

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Wall mount for up to 2 Chameleon modules. Integrated fan and PSU.
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 GN 20 B/R

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1 RU base unit for up to 2 Chameleon modules. Integrated fan and PSU.
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GN 40

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3 RU base unit for up to 10 Chameleon modules. Integrated PSU and power supply harness. Accompanied by an additional 1 RU fan unit.
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GN 50

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3 RU professional base unit for up to 10 Chameleon modules. Integrated ethernet switch, fan and PSU.
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Splitters

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Combiners

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Power Supplies

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