Ancillary Data - Data Cast - Closed Captioning - Game Clock

Leading experts from the television broadcasting, embedded hardware and software integration and engineering established DoCaption in 2009, with the objective of developing ruggedized hardware solutions for the television industry.With an average of 25 years of experience per capita in developing captioning edition and transmission systems, which started in the late 80s with the major French broadcasters, as well as datacast insertion systems and set-top boxes for stock-exchange and news agencies from the mid-90s, we at DoCaption are very versatile, motivated and passionate about our work.DoCaption’s philosophy and vision is: “Service is our Sales Manager”.

Instead of being just “some company”, we are both partner and friend. This relationship provides us with many excellent ideas and has become a major source of input for further developments within DoCaption. It is our window to the markets, path to product innovation, and the door to our daily operations.

  • Thorough broadcast ancillary data expertise; encoding, insertion, extraction, decoding
  • In-depth expertise in multi-standard closed captioning and subtitling, both at deep technical level up to workflow architecture
  • Software and hardware development for TV broadcast applications; Highly optimized FPGA RTL and embedded software development
  • Intellectual Property development and consolidation, as well as business development consultancy services
LRBox platform

The LRBox platform is a versatile and cost effective 100% hardware platform offering 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/Os with modular features.

It provides on-the-fly video ancillary data insertion, extraction and bridging capabilities, together with On-Screen-Display engine for monitoring.

Hardware Specifications:

– One SDI input/output pair with automatic and triggerable by-pass relay

– One SDI switchable input or output, depending on the installed modular feature (see below)

– Ethernet and USB port, both usable for configuration and active operation

– Regular +5V power supply with industrial-grade secured connector, very low power consumption

LRBox 1RU chassis– Provided in a standalone box with optional shelf or wall -mount bracket kit, or 19″ rack-mounted with redundant power supplies, or as a single card (Eurocard size, 160mmx100mm) for OEMs

– In-the-Field upgradable, using secured firmware authentication

– 100% hardware-based: No mechanical parts, no embedded OS, near-instant startup, extremely secure and reliable

– No frame delay

Modular Features:

One or more (when relevant/possible) of the these features can be provided on a per platform basis:

– WSTMon: WST / OP42 / OP-47 / ST-2031 subtitles decoder and monitor

– WSTExt: WST / OP42 / OP-47 / ST-2031 decoder and data packets extractor

– WSTIns: WST / OP42 / OP-47 / ST-2031 subtitles inserter

– WSTBri: WST / OP42 / OP-47 / ST-2031 databridge

– CCMon: CEA608 / CEA708 Closed Captions decoder and monitor

– CCExt: CEA608 / CEA708 decoder and data extractor

– CCIns: CEA608 / CEA708 Closed Captions inserter (including 608 to DTVCC translator)

– CCBri: CEA608 / CEA708 databridge

– B37Ins: ARIB B37 captions inserter

– B37Ext: ARIB B37 decoder and data extractor

– VIDGen: video test pattern generator with automatic takeover feature

– VidMon: basic, remote controlled, video and audio status analyzer with OSD

– AUDOut: audio de-embedder with analog stereo output (requires an internal hardware add-on)

– AUDExt: audio de-embedder and data extractor

– 104Ins: SCTE104 inserter (a.k.a. “proxy”)

– SBIns: Frame accurate scoreboard data encoder and inserter as video ancillary data    NEW!

– SBMon: Frame accurate scoreboard ancillary data decoder and OSD     NEW!

LRBox-SBInsMon

3G/HD/SD-SDI frame accurate scoreboard data encoder and decoder with On-Screen-Display feature

LRBox scoreboard data encoder and decoder

Applications:

-> Encodes, inserts and decodes sports venues’ scoreboard data as ancillary data into an SDI video signal, frame-accurately

-> Simple, turn-key solution for referees and ‘Situation Rooms’ to review crucial moments with ultimate confidence

Features:

– SMPTE compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and outputs, automatically detected

– Provides 2 SDI outputs, and one is by-pass relay protected; One or both outputs can optionally have some overlaid scroreboard data display, such as game clock

– Encoding and OSD can happen simultaneously and locally within the same device, and also remotely using a twin LRBox device

– Encoded scoreboard data can get through video encoders, and can easily be recorded for later replay

– Connects directly and supports Daktronics, OES, Trans-Lux/Fair-Play and White Way protocols as standard

– Low power consumption allowing battery operation (external battery)

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3G/HD/SD-SDI WST / OP-42 / OP-47 and ST-2031 subtitles decoder with On-Screen-Display monitoring

LRBox subtitles decoder and monitor

Applications:

-> Simple, inexpensive solution for quick and easy professional, broadcast quality subtitles monitoring using a regular SDI display or a multiviewer

-> Confidence monitoring of subtitling streams in MCRs, production facilities, studios, OB vans, etc.

-> Economical regulatory compliance recording of subtitling services

-> Quick and easy solution to produce native format video signal with burnt-in subtitles, without requiring an additional and expensive CG system

Features:

– Decodes subtitle streams from a 3G/HD/SD-SDI video signal, and provides WST / OP42 / OP-47 or ST-2031 (Teletext transport) subtitles overlaid on the video

– SMPTE compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and outputs, automatically detected

– Provides 2 SDI outputs, and one is by-pass relay protected; One or both outputs can have overlaid subtitles display

– Subtitling support compliant with ETSI EN 300 706 (WST), OP42, OP-47 (SMPTE RDD-08) and ST-2031 specifications

– Full level 1.5 extended and dynamic characters sets support (a.k.a. “PacketX/26” support), as well as regional options

– Automatically detected VBI/VANC multi-line operation; Automatically supports multipacket OP-47; Simply set preferred transport (OP-47 or ST-2031) when used in HD, the magazine and page to be monitored and it’s ready to go

Options:

– Non latin character sets support: Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew

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3G/HD/SD-SDI WST / OP-42 / OP-47 and ST-2031 subtitles inserter and decoder, with On-Screen-Display monitoring

LRBox subtitles encoder, inserter, decoder and monitorApplications:

-> Simple, cost effective solution for quick and easy professional, broadcast class subtitles insertion and monitoring

-> All above-mentioned LRBox-WSTMon applications

-> Easy, space-saving, energy efficient live subtitling insertion solution

Features:

– All above-described LRBox-WSTMon features, plus:

– Supports regular and ‘Extended’ Newfor communication protocol (up to 4 simultaneous subtitle streams)

– Fully configurable insertion lines

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3G/HD/SD-SDI CEA-608 / CEA-708 Closed Captions decoder, with On-Screen-Display monitoring

LRBox Closed Captions decoder and monitorApplications:

-> Simple, inexpensive solution for quick and easy professional, broadcast quality closed captions monitoring using a regular SDI display or a multiviewer

-> Confidence monitoring of Closed Caption streams in MCRs, production facilities, studios, OB vans, etc.

-> Economical regulatory compliance recording of captioning services

-> Quick and easy solution to produce native format video signal with burnt-in subtitles, without requiring an additional and expensive CG system

Features:

– Decodes Closed Caption streams from a 3G/HD/SD-SDI video signal, with video overlay of CEA-608 or CEA-708 Closed Captions

– SMPTE compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and outputs, automatically detected

– Provides 2 SDI outputs, and one is by-pass relay protected; One or both outputs can have overlaid subtitles display

– Closed Captioning support compliant with CEA-608, CEA-708 (both compatibility bytes and DTVCC), ST-334-1 and ST-334-2 specifications

– Automatically detected VBI/VANC line(s) operation; Simply set CC Channel (CC1 to CC4) or DTVCC Service number (1 to 63) to be monitored and it’s ready to go

Options:

– Content Advisory (“V-Chip”) information on-screen display

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3G/HD/SD-SDI CEA-608 / CEA-708 Closed Captions encoder, inserter and decoder, with On-Screen-Display monitoring

LRBox Closed Captions encoder, inserter, decoder and monitorApplications:

-> Simple, cost effective solution for quick and easy professional, broadcast class Closed Captions insertion and monitoring

-> All above-mentioned LRBox-CCMon applications

-> Easy, space-saving, energy efficient live Closed Closed encoding and insertion solution

Features:

– All above-described LRBox-CCMon features, plus:

– Supports SMPTE RP-2007 GrandAlliance (a.k.a “^A”) and CDP communication protocols

– Supports legacy “RealTime mode” and “Direct Control Mode” commands and protocols

– When relevant, automatically translates and encode received 608 data to DTVCC, and inserts both 608 and DTVCC data into CDP VANC packets in HD

– Provides common remote commands to control Transparent/Insertion operation modes

– Fully configurable insertion lines

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