This section provides an overview of various types of DVB devices and the generic requirements. For the DVB-S services (EUMETCast Africa and Americas) generally any DVB device supporting IP reception (e.g. satellite over internet) should be working.
For EUMETCast Europe DVB-S2 please check the most up to date list of compatible devices on our WEB page.
In terms of interface there are three types of devices:
- Internal DVB Cards:
These are usually PCI (5V or 3V) or PCIe devices. Please make sure the PCI specification (exact version number) matches the computer interface
- DVB Router Receiver:
DVB Router Receivers are standalone boxes sending the received DVB multicast data onto a LAN that connects to the PC via a network card.
- USB DVB Receiver:
These boxes are connected to the PC via an USB link with the same functionality as an internal DVB Reception Card. At the minimum USB 2.0 should be supported.