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What is Galicaster TOTEM

Galicaster TOTEM is semi-mobile all-in-one recording unit ideal for a room with multiple uses, temporal installations or facilities with mobile elements.

Galicaster TOTEM is build with a standard 14U rack and a tactile widescreen installed on a pole to be viewed or controlled from an standing position. The rack leaves space not only for the computer but also for auxiliary hardware such us audio mixer and processor, Video scalers and splitters, wireless stations for peripherals ... Thus converting a Galicaseter TOTEM on a mobile mini-studio, all in one element.

Galicaster TOTEM use cases

Galicaster TOTEM is typically used in scenarios such us:

  • Seminars in small rooms. The speaker could place the unit in a handy place for controling of his/her choice without interfering on the lecture or placed in the audience for a attendant or operato to control it.
  • Mobile capture unit in adyacent classrooms. Instead of placing an unit on every classroom or moving lectures to a specific room, the unit is moved on demand to facilities with minimun adaptation for recording purposes.
  • Medical teaching. A mobile unit such us Galicaster TOTEM is specially useful on medical teaching, since it can be placed as a synchornous multicamera recorder and visualizer at the same time.

Main features

  • Galicaster 1.3 installed and configured
    Teltek's Galicaster CUBE2 has Galicaster 1.3.0 pre-installed, tested and ready to run with the assembled capturing hardware.
  • Real-time feedback and control
    Galicaster software provides real-time feedback from the captured inputs, both audio and video, allowing operators to monitor and control the recordings* and react and solve unexpected situations on site.
  • Prepared for automatic-manual and online-offline functioning
    Galicaster CUBE2 is meant for mobile offline operations providing human control over the recordings. However it can be connected to an Opencast Matterhorn server, receiving schedules and uploading recordings automatically for processing and publishing just after the recording, thus minimizing the time between recording and publication and improving the automatization of the system. The uploading can be made manually anytime, when the unit is connected to a network.
  • Adaptable to many video devices
    Galicaster CUBE2 is addaptable to many video devices, from USB webcams to profesional cameras, and compatible with most signals formats: composite, components, svideo, HDMI, SDI, DV ... It also captures synchronously from VGA sources (a laptop or a computer, for instance) and audio sources such as microphones, audio mixers or a MP3 player.
  • Easy change between device combinations
    Galicaster CUBE2 will walk you through the selection of combinations of this devices, known as profiles. Therefore, you can use the same unit to record just one video or install a multicamera environment and shift between profiles in a few clicks. Profiles also provide a quick way to change between parameters like resolution, framerate ...
  • All media accesible and operative
    GaliCUBE2 also features a repository with all the recorded media, with a comprehensive set of operations to manage the collection: sorting old recordings, deleting many recordings in a single operation, sending and resending media to the distribution channels, ingesting to Opencast-Matterhorn servers, adding information to the recordings, etc.
  • *Flexibility on codec and bitrate selection
    Galicaster software provides a high flexibility on recording matters. Galicaster allows you to choose the encoding and bitrate of each of your streams (typically 2 videos and 1 audio) giving the option of creating light files ready to be published without further processing . Also, recordings can be exported from the separated stream-style (each source in one fil) to a *customizable side-by-side composition of the original files.

Why purcharse Teltek's Galicaster units?

Teltek's is the developer of Galicaster and also a contributor to the Opencast Matterhorn platform. We work as responsibles or advisors to several deployments of Galicaster + Opencast Matterhorn around the world and we handle dozens of hours of recordings every week.

Galicaster units answer the needs for a constant development and integration within the system administration of your institution or company allowing the use of typical monitoring tools. Our units are assembled as clonics computers with mainstream heavy duty computer components which pass additional testing and resist the day-to-day work of production systems.

In addition, Teltek provides advise and support not only for your unit but also for the adaptation and enhacement of facilities to a renewed multistream environment, the set up of a Opencast Matterhorn cluster and the publishing of media through channels such as Youtube, iTunes-U, media portals, Moodle, Pumukit, Paella Player and others.

Teltek's units are configured to activate a secure network channel to provide immediate remote support.

Galicaster TOTEM models

Galicaster units can capture multiple video formats and combine different audivisual sources, even several combinations on the same unit. For simplicity we include the usual camera+slides capture combinations, including:


Ideal to keep using your SD video cameras.

  • Camera: Svideo, Composite and Components on PAL/NTSC formats.
  • Slides: VGA/DVI/HDMI framegrabber, capturable resolutions includes Full HD.
  • Audio can be embedded on the SD stream.

Adapted to legacy DV video cameras.

    • Camera: DV-PAL through firewire.
    • Slides: VGA/DVI/HDMI framegrabber, capturable resolutions includes Full HD.
    • Audio embedded on 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, capturable resolutions includes Full HD.
  • Audio embedded on the SDI stream.
    • Analogic audio can be recorded appart.
  • Camera: HDMI recording for SD and HD video formats ( pal/ntsc, 720p and 1080p).
    • Composite, Components and SVideo 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.

* When refering to DVI slides capturing, the unit is capable of recording VGA formats (video and non-pure video formats) from VGA, DVI and HDMI sources (even SD sources such as composite, components and Svideo). Analogic inputs are digitalized and interlacing removed , if present.

Contact Teltek for more details on resolution and format specifications as well as hardware compatibility.
Custom configurations available on demand, various combinations can be installed on the same unit.

Pricing: info@teltek.es
Special education discount available

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Size Width: 15'5 cm (5")
Height: 14 cm (4.6 ")
Depth: 8 cm (2")
Weight 14 kg (30 lb.) approx
Screen Tactile Widescreen 15.1"
Native resolution 720p
Core i7-2700K
Storage* 500 GB HDD RAID-1 by HW
Fans <19 dB (silent)
Mini-tower (mini-itx)
Remote support
available on demand

* Custom specifications can be ordered

Wireless Keyboard & Touchpad can be included

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