Devices:Haivision Torpedo

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Haivision Torpedo is a DVB to IP Gateway (streamer) that was tested and found compatible with the Hyper Media Player.

Description

Haivision’s Torpedo™ allows getting digital broadcast transmission onto the IP network without the need for re-encoding the video. Digital satellite (DVB-S/S2) and digital terrestrial (DVB-T/T2) broadcasts contain audio/video programming using industry standard compression (MPEG-2 or H.264) contained within MPEG-2 transport streams. The Torpedo gateway tunes to a particular frequency as delivered over RF by the DVB antennas or satellite dishes, extracts and filters the MPEG transport stream packets and delivers the program content over UDP, eliminating the need to re-encode.

Tutorial

Requirements

  • Haivision Torpedo (tested with firmware 2.0);
  • Torpedo Quick Start Guide and Torpedo User Guide;
  • HMP200 having the latest firmware; (for rendering the streamer output)
  • Web browser (on a PC, tablet or a similar device) to access the streamer web interface;
  • DVB source for the streamer; (for this tutorial a digital terrestrial (DVB-T/T2) broadcasts was used)
  • 100/1000 Mbps network switch. Other devices present on the network may affect stream performance; always test with an isolated network first.

Steps

  1. Follow the steps detailed in the Torpedo Quick Start Guide to install the Torpedo and connect all the cables.
  2. Open a Web browser, type the IP Address for the Torpedo into the URL address bar and press the Enter key.
    • The Torpedo comes pre-configured with the following settings: IP Address = 10.5.1.2, Subnet Mask = 255.255.0.0, Gateway = 10.5.0.1 and you might need to temporarily change your PC network configuration to be in the same range to be able to access it.
  3. Log into the Torpedo Web Interface. Please refer to the Torpedo User Guide for the default username and password.
    • Once logged in, you can access the device manual / help by clicking Help from the main menu.
  4. (optional step) Configure the Network Settings on the Torpedo to have it in your main network:
    1. Click Network from the main menu (at the top of the page) to open the Network Settings page.
    2. Configure the Network settings accordingly. Once done, press the Save changes button.
    3. Return your PC network configuration to the previous state if necessary.
    4. Wait for the Torpedo to reboot and log in again to its web interface.
  5. Start a Service Scan (System > Scan Setup).
  6. Once the scan is complete, click System > Multiplex List to access the available multiplexes.
  7. Click on the Frequency link for a multiplex, to view its channels.
  8. Configure the channels (up to 15) to stream using either individual settings for each channel or as a group by enabling "Entire Multiplex" option.
    • You can also change the currently tuned multiplex, for example, to stream a service which is not in the currently tuned multiplex.
  9. Validate that the Torpedo is properly streaming on the "Administration" page (check that Streaming services are listed on the Status page).
  10. Finally, display the streaming media content using the UDP address and port of the channel / multiplex you want to display.
This page was last modified on 7 January 2015, at 12:30.