Overview

The CASTUS Mini is a powerful small form factor system that is feature rich, reliable and easy to use. The Mini can be purchased in one of three different configurations – encode, decode or with a channel. The Mini supports both IP and HD/SDI workflows and can be configured with scheduling, overlay and ingest capabilities. Enable CASTUS Cloud Services (CCS) for OTT connectivity, live streaming, and easy re-stream options. Upload, schedule, and play nearly any file format with zero transcoding. Support for closed captioning is included which provides a compliant signal to cable and web for both live and Video On-Demand content. Visit our testimonials page to see for yourself why broadcast professionals choose CASTUS.

Key Features

Features

  • Secure user logins with password permissions.
  • Stream to web 24/7, Facebook Live & YouTube Live via RTMP.
  • Zero transcoding – HD/SD compatible (4K option available).
  • Supports RTMP, SRT, NDI, MP2TS, HLS, H.264 & more.
  • Easy ‘Click & Stick’ scheduling + Block Scheduling (with channel upgrade).
  • Create, edit and schedule built-in Bulletin Boards (with channel upgrade).
  • Video editing with built in non-linear editor ‘CASTUS Cuts’.
  • Graphic overlays & crawls on IP and SDI outputs.
  • Automatic audio volume normalization on outputs.
  • Built-in confidence monitors with audio meters.
  • Automatic background music detection during slides.
  • Automatically fills gaps in schedule with ‘Default Item’ (with channel upgrade).
  • Run reports for channels, programs, & metadata (with channel upgrade).
  • HDMI preview channel.
  • Built-in router control.
  • World class support with training included.

Highlights

  • 500GB to 4TB internal storage.
  • IP & HD/SDI support all in one box.
  • Easy-to-use web browser based user interface.
  • Fast scheduling for programs and live events (with channel upgrade).
  • Simultaneously schedule and record live inputs.
  • Support for Closed Captions- sidecar & embedded.
  • Integrated Live and File Based closed captioning.
  • Stream to cloud destinations.
  • Independent channel output settings.
  • Auto signal loss detection for live events.
  • Integrates with CASTUS Cloud Services.
  • Linux operating system.

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QuickRoll QuickCastCASTUS Mini
3RU video server (rack mounted)2RU video server (rack mounted)Small form factor video server (not rack mounted)
Multi channel, multi input, and scalableSingle channel & single outputSingle channel & single output
2 mirrored multicast IP outputs per channel2 mirrored multicast IP outputs 1 mirrored multicast IP output
10TB RAID1 on premise storage (12TB, 16TB & 20TB storage upgrade available)8TB on premise storage (12TB, 16TB & 20TB storage upgrade available)500GB – 4TB SSD on premise storage
Hot-swap drive baysDrive bays are not hot-swappableDrive bays are not hot-swappable
Dual redundant power suppliesSingle power supplySingle power supply
Linux operating systemLinux operating systemLinux operating system
Web browser based user interfaceWeb browser based user interfaceWeb browser based user interface
Native input/output support: HD/SDI, IP, NDI, HLS, MPEG2TS, H.264, RTMP, & SRTNative input/output support: HD/SDI, IP, NDI, HLS, MPEG2TS, H.264, RTMP, & SRTNative input/output support: HD/SDI, IP, NDI, HLS, MPEG2TS, H.264, RTMP, & SRT
Powerful and scalable processor with support for additional channels & inputsProcessor supports single channel playout (not scalable) Processor supports single channel playout (not scalable)

Testimonials

Updating to the CASTUS technology allows more flexibility with quality and control of the channel’s signal. Many stations and networks are going over the top by offering apps for their programming and I am excited that our educational access channel is able to join with the other major content producers.

Melanie Lombard, Channel Manager, FSU-TV3

Updating to the CASTUS technology allows more flexibility with quality and control of the channel’s signal. Many stations and networks are going over the top by offering apps for their programming and I am excited that our educational access channel is able to join with the other major content producers.

Melanie Lombardi, FSU-TV3 Channel Manager, Frostburg State University, MD

I absolutely love the CASTUS system! It’s an amazing piece of equipment and I won’t work without it. In my 25 years, it’s my favorite server.

City of Redlands, CA

Andover has had great success with our Roku and Amazon Firestick services designed and launched from Castus. We’ve been quite happy with their quality and reliability.

Wess Murphy, Station Manager, Andover TV, MA

CASTUS not only opened up to 24/hr programming opportunities and greatly reduced the time I’ve needed to spend on playback as a whole (in more ways than I can count on my fingers!) but it added features we use regularly.

Victor Walter, Cable Access Coordinator, City of Highland Park, IL

Last night’s Zoom meeting coverage was live, and ACMi is receiving great praise from the Town.

ACMi TV Arlington

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