DTA-2144B – Quad ASI/SDI Input/Output Adapter for PCI Express

Model: DTA-2144B Manufacturer: DekTec

$1,350.00 USD$4,200.00 USD



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DTA-2144B –   Quad ASI/SDI Input/Output adapter for PCI Express bus

DTA-2144B-SLP  –   Quad ASI/SDI Input/Output adapter for PCI Express bus with StreamXpress and StreamXpert Lite

DTA-2144B-SXP  –   Quad ASI/SDI Input/Output adapter for PCI Express bus with StreamXpress and StreamXpert

DTA-2144B-SY-SXP  –  Quad ASI/SDI Input/Output adapter for PCI Express bus with StreamXpress, StreamXpert and SdEye

DTA-2144B-VR-SY-SXP  –  Quad ASI/SDI Input/Output adapter for PCI Express bus with VF-Rec stream recorder, StreamXpress, StreamXpert and SdEye

DTA-2144B Features

  • Four BNC ports with individual status LEDs
  • Operation in ASI or SDI mode can be selected under software control
  • Each port can be independently configured as input or output
  • Cable equalisation and inverted ASI
  • Hardware counters for bitrate measurement and statistics
  • Flexible receive modes with time-stamping, packet sequence counting and false-sync pass-through for full TR 101 290 support
  • 10-bit SDI, full frame @ 270Mbps
  • Lossless SDI Huffman encoding / decoding for reduction of bus bandwidth and file size
  • Free drivers and SDK (DTAPI) for XP/2k3/Vista/2k8/Win7/Win8 and Linux 2.6

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DTA-2144B Diagram

 DTA-2144B Applications

  • Transport-stream multiplexing
  • Monitoring of multiple MPEG-2 transport streams and/or SDI serial digital video streams
  • Universal ASI/SDI input/output adapter for PC-based applications that record, play and/or process ASI or SDI

DTA-2144B Key Attributes

ASI/SDI connector           75-Ω BNC (4x)
Input return loss              >15dB
Hardware buffering        32MB/channel

Physical Layer              DVB-ASI (coax),  EN50083-9
Rx or Tx bitrate             0 .. 214 Mbps
Resolution                    <1bit/s

Physical Layer                SMPTE 259M
Bitrate                              270 Mbps
#Bits                                8 or 10bit

DVB ID                             5551


 1.  StreamXpress –  Playout  Software

  • Low-cost, high-performance playout software that supports all DekTec output adapters
  • Endless play with optional automatic correction of continuity-counter, PCR/PTS/DTS and TDT/TOT fields
  • SOAP-based remote control to automate StreamXpress operations (DTC-302-RC option)
  • Saving and restoring playout parameters using XML-based settings file
  • Reproducible injection of errors in the transport stream with adjustable error rate
  • Easy-to-use control of modulation and channel simulation parameters

2StreamXpert – Transport Stream Analyser Software

  • Real-time analysis, monitoring and recording of MPEG-2 transport streams
  • Recording based on duration, size or manual
  • Provides detailed statistics on the PIDs, services and tables found in the transport stream
  • Displays PIDs, services, tables, descriptors, stream information and PID-grid (compact overview of all PIDs)
  • User definable TR 101 290 templates
  • PCR analysis
  • Measurement of bitrates, PCR-accuracy and interval
  • Integrated SD/HD video and audio decoder with support for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, AVS, 4:2:2 and 10 bit video streams and MP1 / MP2 / (HE-)AAC / Dolby AC3 / Dolby AC4 audio
  • Deep decoding of PSI, DVB-SI, DVB-RCS and ATSC-PSIP tables and descriptors
  • Closed captions decoding
  • SI decoding with user templates, Dolby AC4 analysis, multi-monitor support
  • Support for analysing TS-over-IP streams via a DTA-2160 / DTA-2162 or a local network port
  • The world’s most cost-effective and user-friendly transport-stream analyser


3.  StreamXpert Lite – Light-weight version of StreamXpert for viewing and recording transport-stream contents, and for decoding audio and video.

                                                             StreamXpert           StreamXpert Lite

Ribbon based GUI                                        ✓                               ✓
List with properties of all PIDs                        ✓                               –
List with properties of all services                   ✓                               partial
List with properties of all tables                      ✓                                –
Video Decoding
HEVC                                                         ✓                                ✓
AVC                                                           ✓                                ✓
AVS                                                           ✓                                ✓
MPEG-2                                                      ✓                                ✓
4:2:2                                                          ✓                                –
10-bit                                                         ✓                                –
Full screen mode                                          ✓                                ✓
Multi-monitor support                                    ✓                                ✓
Audio Decoding
HE-AAC                                                       ✓                                ✓
AAC                                                            ✓                                ✓
E-AC-3                                                        ✓                                ✓
AC-3                                                           ✓                                ✓
MPEG-1 Layer II                                            ✓                                ✓
Supported Interfaces
DekTec input adapters                                  ✓                                 ✓
PC network ports                                         ✓                                 ✓
Custom table and descriptor templates            ✓                                  –
PID Grid, graphical overview of all PIDs             ✓                                  –
Dolby AC-4 analysis                                       ✓                                  –
Manual mode                                               ✓                                  ✓
Size based                                                   ✓                                  ✓
Duration based                                             ✓                                  ✓
Measurement and Compliance
TR 101 290 priority 1, 2 and 3                       ✓                                  –
Bitrate                                                        ✓                                  partial
PCR graphs                                                  ✓                                  –
PCR accuracy                                               ✓                                  –
PCR interval                                                 ✓                                  –
PCR frequency offset                                    ✓                                  –

4.   SdEye    –    SDI Analysis and Monitoring Software

  • Cost-effective real-time waveform analyser for SMPTE-259M signals
  • Displays picture, YCbCr / RGB waveforms, vectorscope and peak meter
  • Various picture display modes: interlaced, top- or bottom-field only, top and bottom field, full SDI frame
  • User can select whether he wants to display Y, Cb, Cr, R, G and/or B components in the picture
  • Contemporary GUI with quick access buttons and user-selectable window layout
  • Supports all DekTec SDI-capable adapters including bus-powered USB-2 units for portable SDI monitoring

5.  VF-Rec – Advanced transport-stream/SDI recorder

  • Advanced recorder for TS, ETI, SDI, I/Q samples and T2MI.
  • Allows to do continuous recording and remote control through SNMP
  • Record to a single file, to multiple files or continuous
  • SDI recording 10-bit full frame, up to 3G-SDI
  • Remote monitoring and control through SNMP

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs