MACHOME - Single AV to COFDM Modulator

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The MAC HOME is the very latest digital modulator in a complete family of devices that trace their line back to this industry's very first compact case digital modulator launched by teldis back in June 2010. Since that time selling hundreds of both the twin input and four input versions we have learnt plenty about DTT which is why the MAC HOME is configured as it is.

It's the input interface where the MAC HOME scores the winning goal with a choice of 4 separate input options. In addition to Composite A/V for simple door cameras for example there is also S-Video for superior quality from graphics machines as well as an RGB input for higher picture resolutions for DVD or Satellite receiver requirements and a Component input for the scan timing requirements on large screens.

The ‘must carry’ options are all aboard such as LCN support, service descriptors and full PAT, PMT, SDT, NIT tables, all accessed using the on-board joystick and display.

With new firmware update MAC-HOME modulator now has a new function to create and play back videos created by users with the software supplied with the product.
Users can create files containing images, videos and music in a simple and intuitive way, and play them on a television network such as a Service Channel (in communities of residents) or those designed for Digital Signage in countless applications, including advertising and information (hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, supermarkets, exhibition rooms, conferences, museums etc.).
After downloading and installing the “conversor-mac-installer.exe” application on their PC, users create a composition of images with audio that can be played back through the modulator’s USB port.
Video and image files in the following formats are supported:
- Image: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
- Video: MPEG-2/4, WMV, MP4, FLV, AVI, TS, MKV
- Audio: MP3


mac-home inputs

Video: RGB, USB
Video input level: 0.7…1.4Vpp
Video input codifications: PAL/NTSC/SECAM
Audio Input: 1 x mono/stereo
Audio input level: 0.5…2.5Vpp
Connectors: RCA (CVBS), MINI DIN (S-VIDEO; Y Pb Pr and RGB - adaptor is included), 'f' for aerial loopthrough, USB for updates and playback.

Audio compression: MPEG 1 layer II
Audio Bit Rate: 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384 Kbits/s
Video compression: MPEG2 MP@ML H264/MPEG-4 AVC MP L4.1
Maximum resolution: PAL 720x576@25fps; NTSC 720x480@30fps
Video Bit Rate: 3-10 Mbits/s
Insertion of PSI/SI tables: PAT, PMT, SDT, NIT
LCN processing: YES
Editable Channel and Info titles: YES

Output standard: ETSI EN 300 744 (DVB-T)
Carriers: 2K, 8K
Output format: QPSK,16QAM, 64QAM
Guard intervals: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
Code rate: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Output frequencies: 474…858MHz
Channel bandwidth: 6, 7, 8MHz
Maximum output level: 80 dBµV
Noise Figure: ≤-45dBc
Output attenuation: 0…-25dB
MER (typical): ≥29dB

Voltage: 230-240Vac
Power consumption: 8.1W
Temperature range: 0…+45ºC
Weight: 1kg
Dimensions: 210x114x32mm

Local interface: LCD + joystick
Updates: Yes, USB

 MAC-Home on Youtube

Latest firmware 1.21 (new) (right click on the link and choose "save as") - upload to the device via a memory stick.

Full Specification (PDF)

User Guide (PDF) 9Mb

Converter video application guide

EC-Declaration of Conformity

Tags: MAC-HOME, MAC201, COFDM Modulator, Digital Modulator, Freeview Modulator, AV to COFDM, DVB-T Modulator, AV to Freeview, CCTV to Freeview,

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