DekTec is a manufacturer of PC add-on cards, USB devices, IP converters and software for the professional digital-television market. Products are used for test and measurement, to build broadcast infrastructure or as OEM component integrated in your PC-based product.
Make sure to reboot the PC to load the newly installed dkms drivers.
Check if drivers are installed and detected
To check if dkms drivers are installed, type:
$ dkms status
To check if DekTec PCI/PCIe add-on card is detected, type:
$ lspci -k | grep DekTec
To check if DekTec USB add-on card is detected (requires), type:
$ lsusb -t | grep DekTec
IfAUR is installed, it is possible to list all type of DekTec add-on cards with:
$ tsdektec -a
Demodulator boards DtapiService daemon
The DtapiService is a Linux daemon that manages DekTec's range of demodulator boards. The following demodulators are supported:
- VSB/QAM-B receiver for USB
- DVB-T measurement receiver for USB
- QAM measurement receiver + ASI input for USB
- Multi-standard VHF/UHF demodulator for PCI Express
- Dual DVB-T receiver for PCI Express
- Dual QAM-A/B/C receiver for PCI Express
- Dual DVB-S/DVB-S2 receiver for PCI Express
- DVB C2/T2 receiver for PCI Express
- Twelve-channel QAM Receiver for PCI Express
- This service must be running to be able to use the above boards.
- For the DtapiService to properly work the Dta driver must be running.
All mainstream DekTec Applications require a license and is exclusively developed for use on Microsoft Windows. A license can be purchased from DekTec or one of its distributors. There are also free utilities, such as
DtInfoCL which can be installed with AUR.
Linux SDK solution
Linux SDK – SDK for DTA, DTU and DTE products provides developers with a driver and an API for using DekTec's DVB/MPEG-2 PCI/PCIe and USB-2 devices in applications running under Linux. All drivers are free to use except for DTAPITS and DtapiService.bin (self-extracting binary installer for DtapiService) which requires a license.
Install the AUR package.
AvFifo code examples for Linux, demonstrating the usage of the AvFifo API for receiving and transmitting SMPTE 2110 streams.
Using TSDuck the MPEG Transport Stream Toolkit. TSDuck can be installed with AUR. It is an extensible toolkit for MPEG transport streams and can be used in digital television systems for test, monitoring, integration, debug, lab, demo. With this tool, the development possibilities are essentially endless.
Install the AUR package.
Unlock the power of FFmpeg for real-time streaming of SDI or SMPTE 2110 via DekTec devices. DekTec device support to the
ffplay-dektec command-line utilities, the FFmpeg libraries for custom application development and the new
.sdi file format for storage of raw SDI streams has been introduced since September 2023.