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MD-5600 IPE Encapsulator | Standalone

MD IPE serves for Internet and Data services (e.g. RDS) provisioning via digital TV networks. IPE it encapsulates IP packets into MPEG-TS stream. MD IPE has built in QoS for traffic shapping and optimal use of bandwidth and MVNO (reseller direct access). Market proven, Stable, High performance IP to TV gateway.

You can read more about our IP Encapsulator on MAINDATA website.

Ordering Information

  • MD5600 - output bandwidth from 25-150 Mbps
  • MD5603 - IPE Redundancy module

Shipping info:

  • 1,5" Rack Unit
  • Weight netto:   3,8 kg, RoHS, Lead free
  • Weight brutto:  5 ,1 kg
  • Packing:          145 x 490 x 505 mm

Availability: In stock

5 900,-€

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  • IP encapsulator encapsulates IP packets into digital television MPEG Transport stream packets.
  • IP encapsulator presents gateway between IP and digital televison networks. It is mandatory equipment in any digital television network (e.g. DVB-S,S2, DVB-T,T2, ATSC, ISDB etc) for provisioning data services.
  • Add-on function of MD IPE is QoS allowing to manage data channel bitrates, set min (CIR), max (PIR) bitrates and priority. QoS main feature is to maximize bandwidth usage dynamically.
  • In a case entire e.g. DVB channel is used solely for IP services, for example in a case of satellite internet, IPE connects directly to the modulator, most typically via DVB-ASI interface (IP interface is an option). In a case when data services are provided along with TV services IPE connects typically to multiplexer, again via DVB-ASI or IP interface.
  • IP data, mainly file downloads, are much less time critical to be transmitted comparing to TV programming. Bandwidth of TV service fluctuates according to the content, part of broadcastcapacityremainsunused- filledbynullpackets.
  • MD IPE encapsulator performs most critical functions, while BNMS provides management layer. One BNMS can control many IPEs. IPEs connectedtooneDigitalTVtransmissionpresent1 cluster. In case one of them fails traffic is automatically rerouted to next one.
  • RMC - remote monitoring client is used to monitor traffic of IPE cluster, PID or datachannel and its overheads.RMCis a Java application, can be run at different operating systems.
  • IPE as the core equipment of Digital TV Data platform interfaces to multiple other equipments and SW modules as described at figure bellow. 

IPE - block diagram

MD-5600 IPE Block Diagram


  • Internet via DVB networks with IP return channel (Hybrid-Net)
  • File multicasting
  • IPTV multicast via MPEG TS networks

Key Characteristics

  • MPE, optional GSE encapsulation with QoS
  • Maximum use bandwidth, reuse of unused CIR bandwidth
  • 2-layer QoS (admin, resellers) system CIR, PIR, priority
  • Low latency encapsulation and QoS
  • Configurable channel buffers 
  • Bitrate <150 Mbps
  • IP routes per PID < 64 000 
  • PIDs < 8124 
  • Unicast & Multicast support
  • Low MPE overhead even with MPE < 4 %
  • Section packing support
  • PSI/SI tables generation (PAT, PMT, SDT, INT)
  • IPE redundancy 1 master : N x slave
  • Cluster architecture
  • VRRP support
  • optional DVB-S2 ACM controller



Inputs and outputs

Data traffic
2 x Ethernet GbE
RDS data RS232
1 x Ethernet 100 Mbps
2x ASI out 75-Ω BNC

Management & Control:

  • WEB 2.0 UI - BNMS, RMC
  • front panel ... LCD (20x4), 6 control buttons

Physical parameters:

  • Height: 65 mm ~ 1,5 RU
  • Width 435 mm
  • Depth: 407 mm, 430 mm (ears),450 mm (connectors)
  • Weight netto: 3,8 kg, RoHS, Lead free
  • Weight brutto: 5,1 kg
  • Packaging: .. 145 x 490 x 505 mm
  • Operating temperature: 0~50°C
  • Operation humidity: 10% ~ 90%

Power supply:

  • 110-240 V
  • 150-250 W adapter


  • ISO 13818-1 (MPEG TS)
  • EN 300 468 (DVB ASI)
  • EN 301 192 (data services)
  • TS 102 606 (GSE), EN 300 468 (SI) 

MD-5600-Buffer-Setting - block diagram



  • MD-56xx Leaflet   
  • MD-56xx Manual     
  • IPE concept tutorial     



Manufacturer MAINDATA
Form Factor Standalone


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