MG1 Cable Media Gateway
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MG1 Cable Media Gateway

ATSC, MPEG-4, HD Media Gateway with DOCSIS® 3.0 modem


The MG1 is a versatile whole home hybrid QAM/IP media server capable of supporting local video encoding and multiple IP clients. 

Content sharing and home networking are supported by Ethernet and MoCA 2.0 interfaces. The product also supports dual transcode for use with external devices as well as a removable HDD for content storage.

The MG1 incorporates an industry leading 3000+ DMIPS processor supported by 256MB of Flash and 1GB of SDRAM. A CableCARD™ conditional access system provides for decryption of up to 6 QAM streams. An additional 2 QAM demodulators are available for fast channel change to enhance user experience.

The DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem supports 8 downstream and 4 upstream bonded channels for IP connectivity to the MG1 and attached IP set-top boxes or other home devices. The MG1 also includes a removable HDD that can be sized from 500GB to 2TB to suit operator needs. In addition, an eSATA port allows for HDD expansion.

The MG1 provides dual switched HDMI input ports to support source devices such as Blu-ray players with the overlay of local graphics on to content. CEC is implemented to allow control of devices connected to the HDMI input and output ports.

Details for MG1 Cable Media Gateway

  • Video decode up to 1080p60 
  • CableCARD™ with support for decryption of 6 QAM streams 
  • 500GB to 2 TB removable HDD 
  • Support for external HDD via eSATA port 
  • 256MB of Flash memory 
  • 1GB of SDRAM 
  • Comprehensive and advanced device connectivity 
  • Front panel support for LED clock, channel display, record LED, data LED, remote LED and power button 
  • IR and RF4CE remote support 
  • Power saving modes • 3000+ Dhrystone MIPS Processor 
  • Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus up to 7.1 channels
  • MoCA 2.0 
  • SNMP and TR-069 support 
  • DOCSIS 3.0 8 x 4 cable modem 
  • Dual transcode


Dolby Digital Plus

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