Broadcasting to obsolete IPTV equipment

Broadcasting to obsolete IPTV equipment

January 13, 2024

Customer: Planet

Planet is a system integrator from Italy focused on IP video streaming, innovative solutions for digital media and the new communication channels. Planet offers companies and organizations solutions for enterprise video, operations management services, holistic security.


Transcoding of AVC/H264 streams to MPEG-2 to ensure the DVB-T2 broadcasting for 2 hospitals without replacing IPTV equipment incompatible with AVC/H264 video.


Implementation of a transcoding system based on the Elecard CodecWorks transcoder on the servers.


  • Robust broadcasting to 900 bedside terminals and Set-Top-Boxes
  • Saving time and resources thanks to easy installation and friendly user interface 
  • Budget saving for the end customer due to preservation of the old decoding equipment
  • Quick implementation


Deployment and setup of the Elecard CodecWorks transcoder on the servers in 2 hospitals. Each solution transcodes original 18 video streams to the MPEG-2 format for broadcasting to 400 BSTs/STBs for one hospital and 500 BSTs/STBs for another. Input streams are generated from DVB-T2 decoder over MPEG-TS H264 video/AAC AC3 audio. The solution implementation took 3 days per installation.

Solution schene


“Elecard CodecWorks is a robust and flexible encoding solution with a variety of configurations. Dealing with DVB-T2 changes, we found it as the best solution to preserve old decoding equipment on our customer IPTV architecture and avoid end customers replacing hundreds of STB and BST. We like the ease of the first setup and the product use which saved us hours of work. We also appreciate the technical support for deep configurations as it was very helpful and professional.”

Morgan Gedda, Planet s.r.l. Engineer


Key products

Professional platform for real-time encoding and transcoding into HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2 video supporting adaptive bitrate streaming via HLS and MPEG-DASH protocols with the best possible quality. 

Windows and Linux support.

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