Visium MD8 Multimedia Gateway

ATX’s Visium MD8 3RU chassis supports up to 8 Visium blades. It is designed to deliver Pay-TV content to non-residential locations, including hotels, hospitals, sports arenas, businesses, and multi-dwelling units (MDUs). The platform supports satellite, cable and IPTV operators. A version of the MD8 optimized for satellite operators has a built-in wideband satellite switch that reduces cost and installation complexity. A combination of Visium blades optimizes the MD8 to source, process and broadcast over 200 HD channels in multiple formats, all while keeping the content secure, legal and manageable. The MD8’s SPF+ module supports 10G fiber connectivity and its compact size makes it ideal for high–bandwidth, space-constrained locations. Video from satellite, cable, multicast IP or streaming sources can be output into traditional broadcast networks, such as QAM, DVB-T and analog TV. It also supports multicast IP outputs and streaming HLS/Dash to mobile devices. Transcoding, watermarking, re-encryption and remote management also contribute to the Visium platform’s ability to reliably deliver secure and high-value content to private networks.

Product Overview

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  • Expand revenue opportunities by adapting a single, highly flexible media distribution platform to a variety of commercial business venues, including hospitality, airports, sports arenas, camp sites and MDUs.
  • Simplify installation and maintenance through a fully integrated and redundant system that eliminates the need for expensive and highly trained on-site technical support.
  • Protect HD content all the way to the end user through support of all major DRM- or CAS-based encryption schemes – PRO:IDIOM®, Samsung LYNK®, Verimatrix VCAS, and Philips VSecure.
  • Increase uptime and avoid service interruptions with full redundancy of critical components and hot-swappable blades that enable quick switchover in case of a failure.
  • Deliver a superior end-customer experience by providing programming and functionality that rival the performance and quality of top-tier residential services.


  • Compact 3RU form factor
  • End-to-end content protection from uplink to the TV
  • 8 slots for Visium blades
    • Cable, Satellite (4 only), Terrestrial (ATSC, DVB-T/T2 or ISDB-T inputs
    • Transcoding and watermarking
    • Modulator outputs QAM, DVB-T and Analog
  • Supports multiple encryption formats, including LG PRO:IDIOM®, Samsung LYNK®, Philips VSecure™ and Verimatrix VCAS™
  • Fully secure platform
  • Front-facing connectors and top-accessible fans
  • Satellite version has built-in 64-channel stacking switch with wideband input.
  • Remote management via a built-in, intuitive web interface
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Hot-swappable Visium blades with a wandering-master architecture
  • Internal multi-Gb Ethernet switching fabric
  • Low power consumption

Solution: Bulk Media Distribution

ATX Networks is helping video service providers break through market barriers and rewrite the rules of engagement in the commercial space. Through the bulk delivery of video and related services to MDUs, healthcare facilities and hospitality venues, such as hotels and sports arenas, Pay TV operators can reach a largely untapped and potentially lucrative commercial market.

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