Recaster bridges secure enterprise and military LANsProduct
April 18, 2012
The ability to transmit video content securely is a must for the military.
The ability to transmit video content securely is a must for the military. Now VITEC’s new release of its Optibase Ocaster MPEG recaster/reflector can do just that, acting as a LAN-to-LAN reflective bridge for video streaming between military LANs and enterprise LANs. The new Ocaster release features “full military encryption,” the company says, including AES-128 support in addition to 256-bit encryption. Also included are Key-Length-Velue (KLV) and Cursor-on-Target (CoT) metadata in asynchronous and synchronous forms.
Ocaster works by converting several video streams into unicast streams, and vice versa, to ensure efficiency of network transmission. Closed captioning can also be used without hindering performance or speed of transmission. Ocaster’s centralized, secure, Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) affords management of up to 50 MPEG video plus ad hoc setup and teardown. And finally, just about any IP stream can be processed in real time, as Ocaster is compatible with the MPEG-4 H.264 and MPEG-2 standards, and high-definition IPTV encoders. In any case, “an advanced traffic shaping algorithm ensures Quality of Service (QoS) for reflected/recast video payloads on any network and maintains consistent bandwidth utilization,” the company adds.