DMB Content Distribution

File distribution sender and receiver applications for
all network topologies

The centerpiece of any good digital signage network is its content distribution component. The DMB Content Distribution product sends digital files (videos, images, etc.) from a central location to remote media players. In this model assets are pushed closest to the screen and are played from the local hard drive of the media player. This method places no bandwidth demands on the network during playback of each asset. This includes high-definition, high bit rate video which offers a rich visual experience and more effective digital signs.

Cilutions DMB Content Distribution product is comprised of two distinct components: The DMB Content Distribution Sender and DMB Content Distribution Receiver applications. Together, the applications allow a user to send and receive all of the files needed by each screen in a digital signage network. These are content and video distribution applications, useful for distributing files and video streams from a sending machine to multiple IP-based multicast and unicast receiving machines in a connected network. They operate in both multicast-enabled enterprise networks (e.g., satellite-based networks) and unicast-only networks (e.g., the Internet).

The DMB Content Distribution Sender and Receiver applications include bandwidth management and asset prioritization. These features allow a customer to control the network resources and establish delivery priorities in a flexible and powerful way. Network bandwidth usage rules can guarantee that file deliveries do not interfere with customer mission critical applications on the network during peak business hours and can optimize file deliveries during off hours. With our DMB Content Distribution products a customer can be sure that content will be delivered in the most reliable and efficient manner and that the customer's network will not suffer in the process.

DMB Content Distribution: Sender (for multicast file distribution)
The DMB Sender is the sending platform of the Cilutions Multicast Content Distribution product. It fits seamlessly within an enterprise infrastructure and offers a variety of interfaces useful for content distribution management. The Sender runs on Windows platforms. Click here to learn more about Cilutions Content Distribution application for multicast enabled networks.
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DMB Content Distribution: Receiver
The DMB Receiver is an installable client or set-top box (STB) middleware serving as the receiving platform of the Cilutions Content Distribution product. The Receiver runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and STB platforms. The DMB Receiver functions in one of the following three modes:

Multicast Mode - In this mode, the DMB Receiver is designed to work with the DMB Sender application to offer multicast content distribution to each DMB Receiver in the network. Click here to learn more about Cilutions Content Distribution application for multicast enabled networks.
Pull Mode - In this mode, the DMB Receiver is designed to work with an FTP server where content is pulled from the server to the DMB Receiver in the media player. The DMB Receiver will periodically poll the server and download new files to the media player. This method is primarily used for internet based file distribution.
Push Mode - In this mode, the DMB Receiver waits for content to be pushed onto the media player via an external application (e.g., the DMB Screen Builder). This method is primarily used for file distribution over a private network.




Live Video
There is more than one way to offer Live video in your digital signage or video-on-demand network. To add high quality, Live video streaming over the Internet to each of the set-top boxes in your network, Cilutions offers two products; the DMB Darwin Injector and Streaming Transport Receiver.

DMB Darwin Injector
The Cilutions Injector Service relays a live video stream from an encoder into the Cilutions Modified Darwin Streaming Server. The injector is a software application that can run as a Windows Service on the same machine as Darwin.

Streaming Transport Receiver
The Streaming Transport Receiver is a proxy middleware for Cilutions set-top box with support for real-time packet loss and transport stream timing repair. This proxy works together with the DMB Darwin Injector and the Darwin Streaming Server to provide a high quality video streaming service over the Internet.

To include Live TV from an existing cable or satellite provider (not streamed over the Internet) in your digital signage network requires an encoder at each location. Please contact Cilutions for information on the type of encoder that is required and how to purchase. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the growing library of HTTP Live Streams that are made available on the Internet. Each set-top box comes equiped with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) support, which can be included in your digital signage or video-on-demand screens.
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Video From Cable or Satellite Box
As an alternative to streaming video over the internet, you can include the TV signal already available in most remote locations as part of your digital signage screen. Please contact Cilutions for information on the type of encoder that is required and how to purchase. Top ^

Downloads
DMB Transmission Model
DMB Sender Users Guide
DMB Receiver Users Guide


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