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Galicaster Totem KIT

What is Galicaster TOTEM ?

Galicaster TOTEM is semi-mobile recording unit, ideal for multipurpose rooms, temporary setups or facilities with mobile elements.

Galicaster TOTEM is built with a standard 14U rack and a wide touchscreen installed on a pole, so that the unit can be used while standing. This is all installed on a wheeled base, making the whole structure mobile.

The rack has enough room for the computer itself and auxiliary hardware, such as an audio board, audio processor(s), video scalers, video splitters, wireless stations for peripherals, etc. Therefore, with the right equipment, Galicaster TOTEM can be seen as a compact mobile mini-studio.

Galicaster TOTEM use cases

Galicaster TOTEM is specially suitable for scenarios like:

  • Seminars in small rooms.
    The unit may be placed next to the speaker, where they can operate it directly with a minimum impact on the lecture or speech. Otherwise, an external operator may be monitoring the unit (in this case, possibly from the audience's standpoint).
  • Mobile capture unit in contiguous classrooms.
    Setting up all (or many) rooms with a complete recording system may not be affordable in some cases, and record all the lectures in the same classroom may not always be possible. Instead, the same Galicaster TOTEM unit may be shared accross different rooms that are close to each other, thus saving installation costs and making a better use of the space available.
  • Medical training.
    A mobile unit such as Galicaster TOTEM is specially useful on practical Medicine training, since it can record from several cameras synchronously (which may later be used as supplementary material) and display them to the audience at the same time.

Powered by Galicaster Software

Galicaster Totem comes with the latest version of the Galicaster software installed, tested and ready to run. With Galicaster you will be able to:

  • Easily change your recording profile to serve different purposes: go from a screencast (one screen video + audio) to full dual-video recordings (camera to shot the speaker + screen video + audio) in a couple clicks.
  • Get full control on recordings through a simple touchscreen interface.
  • Review recordings immediately after they are finished.
  • Configure the format of the output media files to serve your needs (e.g. to import videos in a legacy system that requires a certain format or publish them directly in a certain distribution channel).

Galicaster TOTEM models

Galicater TOTEM's is specifically designed for a dual-stream recording. This includes a camera feed using a certain technology (S-Video, DV, SDI or HDMI) and another video feed capturing a computer or laptop screen (or any device able to produce a VGA, DVI or HDMI output, such as video players, TVs, mobile phones, beamers, etc.).

Galicaster units can capture multiple video formats and combine different audiovisual sources. The most frequent combinations to record a camera feed + slides include:

  • Camera: S-Video, Composite and Components in PAL/NTSC formats.
  • Slides: VGA/DVI/HDMI framegrabber (resolutions up to Full HD depending on the hardware).
  • Audio may be embedded in the video stream or separate.
    • Camera: DV-PAL through Firewire.
    • Slides: VGA/DVI/HDMI framegrabber (resolutions up to Full HD depending on the hardware).
    • Audio embedded in the DV stream.
  • Camera: HD-SDI recording through coaxial cable.
    • Compatible with HD Videoformats compliant with SMPTE 259M and 292M.
    • Backwards-compatible with SD-SDI (PAL and NTSC).
  • Slides: VGA/DVI/HDMI framegrabber, resolutions up to Full HD depending on the hardware.
  • Audio may be embedded in the video stream or separate.
  • Camera: HDMI recording for SD and HD video formats ( PAL/NTSC, 720p and 1080p).
    • Composite, Components and S-Video recording also available
    • Compatible with HD Videoformats compliant with SMPTE 259M and 292M.
  • Slides: VGA/DVI/HDMI framegrabber, capturable resolutions includes Full HD.
  • Audio embedded on the HDMI stream.
    • Analogic audio can be embedded on the HDMI stream or recorded appart.

Why purchase Galicaster units from Teltek?

Teltek fosters Galicaster development and contributes actively to the Opencast Matterhorn platform. We are advisors or responsibles for several deployments of Galicaster + Opencast Matterhorn around the world that record and process hundreds of recordings every week. Our units are assembled with heavy duty computer components and subject to a rigorous QA process. Their outstanding performance in our systems in production is their best quality guarantee.

Teltek does not only provide consultation and support for Galicaster units; our areas of expertise include design, set up and install recording systems in classrooms and conference halls (possibly "recycling" existing legacy systems), set up Opencast Matterhorn clusters as a free, open source solution for automatic video processing, creation of institutional video portals, media asset management, including publication to external channels such as Youtube or iTunes-U, Moodle, Pumukit, Paella Player and more.

* Regarding the capture of slides through DVI, the unit is capable of recording VGA formats (pure and non-pure video formats) from VGA, DVI and HDMI sources (even SD sources such as composite, component video and S-Video).

Contact Teltek for more details about resolution and formats supported, as well as hardware compatibility.
Custom configurations available on demand (various combinations can be installed on the same unit).

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Galicaster Totem setup demo


Size N/A
Weight N/A
Screen Wide touchscreen
Several sizes and models
Native resolution 1080p
Core i7-2700K
Storage* 500 GB HDD RAID-1 by HW
Fans <19 dB (silent)
PC Case
Rack 4U
Remote support
available on demand

* Custom configurations available on request

Optional wireless keyboard & touchpad available

Pricing: info@teltek.es
Special discounts for Education available

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