Q: Can we name the device?

A: Yes.

Q: Is there an Admin user account & password?

A: Yes.

Q: Can the SCCM Client be installed (Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager)?

A: Yes, however Intevi has not tested its implementation.

Q: Can I have a PC or Digital Signage player?

A: Yes the ENC001 allows you to add any source up to 1080p 60fps, such as a PC or digigtal signage player as a TV channel.

Q: Can I change the channel order?

A: Yes the TV channels can be put into any order and numbered non consecutively.

Q: How many of our staff can watch at once?

A: As many as you wish.

Q: Can we view IPTV on our TVs as well as on our PCs?

A: Yes. An IPTV Receiver connects any type of display screen to a data network outlet where you wish to display the IPTV service.

Q: How can I control what TV channel is on my display?

A: the IDT system has unrivalled flexibility, everything can be controlled either via a centralised web server, a physical remote control or via a mobile interface on your phone or tablet device.

Q: Can we watch IPTV in full screen on a PC?

A: Yes. The IDT Desktop viewer software provides a managed delivery of the TV channels and can be run full screen.

Q: Is it possible to record programmes?

A: No. This is not a currently supported feature but is being investigated for a future release.

Q: How easy is it to add more channels in the future?

A: Adding channels to the IDT system is simple.

Q: Are there any distance limitations?

A: Distance limitations are the same as for standard Ethernet. Wherever you can install a data network outlet IPTV will work.

Q: Is there any difference in quality when viewing IPTV compared with traditional TV distribution technologies?

A: Yes. The streaming video channels of IPTV are digital which means they do not suffer the deterioration caused in traditional analogue distribution systems producing a noticeably better quality picture. An IPTV Gateway streams the TV signals received from Freeview or satellite without change which means the quality is exactly the same as transmitted. IPTV encoders with either analogue or digital inputs in a variety of formats can be set to stream at a high rate for highest quality or a low rate for minimum bandwidth.

Q: We have a TV source at one site which we want staff at another site to see. Can we do this?

A: Yes. The streamed channel can be routed over a WAN link to the remote site where it can be made to appear as a channel on the IPTV distribution system at the second site in the same way as the first.


Q: What type of TV channels can IDT support?

A: the DVB Gateway can support both DVB T (Freeview) and DVB S (Freesat) channels.

Q: Can we choose which channels we have enabled?

A: Yes. The IDT solution allows you to make different channels available to each endpoint group.

Q: Can I include any corporate branding at the display?

A: Yes. The IDT system allows custom templates to be created that can fully wrap the TV signal or just place a logo over the video.

Q: Does the IDT system support image and video playlists?

A: Yes video files can be uploaded to the IDT system and a playlist of videos can be broadcast as a TV channel, ideal for an internal marketing or training channel. A branded template can also be created that includes a playlist of image files.

Q: What video file formats does the video playlist support?

A: Intevi have created a transcoder tool that automatically converts any video file to the format required by the IDT system.


Q: Can the Server be joined to the company Domain?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the device come with Anti-Virus installed?

A: No.

Q: Can we install Anti-Virus software?

A: Yes but you will need to set rules to permit the required IDT application, widgets and ports through the firewall.

Q: How will the TV traffic impact our network?

A: All TV and video channels are multicast across the network so the level of traffic does not increase with the number of viewers. Managed multicast networks protocols ensure that streams which are not required on a particular network segment are not forwarded to that segment.

Q: How much bandwidth does a TV channel take?

A: the bandwidth required is controlled by the broadcaster. A standard definition channel can be anything for 1-3Mb/s and HD channel 6-10Mb/s. The broadcasters do vary this depending on content so for example sports shows may use more.

Q: Will an increase in users affect our network?

A: No. Because the IPTV system uses Multicasting to distribute the video streams you can have as many users connected as you wish and it will not make any difference to the amount of bandwidth used.

Q: Are there any security issues associated with having IPTV on our network?

A: No. the IDT system installed on a LAN is completely secure with connections only between the IPTV equipment and your LAN.