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CatonCaster

Feature Rich Integrated Receiver Decoder

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CatonCaster HD422
CatonCaster 4K420
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The CatonCaster is the professional integrated receiver/decoders for distribution and monitoring applications. Perfect for applications such as monitoring, digital-turnaround, digital signage, hospitality and enterprise video delivery. The product supports decoding of SD or HD or 4K video, encoded as HEVC, H.264 or MPEG2, as well as up to four pairs audio services.

 

The flagship CatonCaster continues Caton's long history of leadership in the receiver/decoder space. The product boasts a full complement of cutting- edge features, including 4:2:2 HEVC 8bit/10bit decoding, up to 8 individual audio PIDs, 16/32APSK satellite demodulation, and 1080p60 video support with 3G-SDI output. Decoding and output formats are upgradable in the field via software license, so the receiver can grow as needs evolve. This feature set makes the CatonCaster the ideal choice for contribution reception or demanding distribution applications which require a future-proof set of specifications.

 

CatonCaster ships with a full complement of basic inputs and outputs built-in, including dual ASI input/ outputs and dual SD/HD/3G-SDI outputs. The digital video output means that video monitoring is as easy as finding the nearest consumer television or PC monitor, and available factory-configurable MPEG over IP I/O, DVB-S2, 8VSB/QAM-B, DVB-T/ T2/C/C2/ISDB-T modules adapt the product to any use case.  

 

The CatonCaster maintains our long tradition of ease of use, with a straight-forward user interface and web APIs and backed by Caton’s support engineers.

Powered by The Caton Engine

Powerful Internet Transmission CatonEngine R2TP module will be available in Fall 2020.

 

Caton Engine’s R2TP is an IP-based transport protocol designed specifically to solve QoS/QoE problems for live data transmission over the Internet. Applying highly advanced network congestion control techniques, R2TP maximizes Bandwidth Utilization Ratio (BUR) for high-quality content over nearly any given bandwidth. 

 

R2TP applies highly efficient error correction  mechanisms by combining a variant Automatic Repeat Request [ARQ] retransmit method and Caton’s Adaptive Network Code (ANC) engine to ensure highly reliable transmissions with lower latency.

FEATURES
CatonCaster HD422
CatonCaster 4K420
OPTIONAL MODULES