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The AQM is designed to accept an MPEG- 2 ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface) digital transport stream and modulate it into a QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) signal. The QAM modulator in the AQM achieves state-ofthe- art performance with capabilities to improve bandwidth efficiency by supporting advanced QAM modes like 256, 512 & 1024 QAM. The built in advanced bit stuffing circuitry ensures that Null Packets are inserted into the ASI transport stream if needed to ensure the correct baud rate is transmitted. Excellent RF performance is vital to the health of every cable system. Incorporating digital signals into that cable system increases the complexity required to keep it operating smoothly. The AQM’s integrated upconverter is designed to accomplish this very goal. The BT Agile QAM Modulator incorporates a custom design approach utilizing the latest generation technology available to ensure extremely low phase noise and a highly stable output signal. This eliminates the hassles and potential for problems caused by module based interconnects, especially when using products without integrated upconverters. The AQM is easily accommodated in Blonder Tongue’s standard HE Series of micro-modular rack chassis units and MIPS power supply units. This allows existing modulators or demodulators to coexist effortlessly. The ATSC/QAM Demodulator is housed in a 3 RU Module that allows for 8 units to be inserted in a chassis with a common power & control unit. The power and control unit features a 2 line by 16 character liquid crystal display (LCD) to allow interaction with the easy to follow user menu functions for simple programming. The entire rack can also be optionally remotely controlled via an RS-232 modem or the Blonder Tongue AQD-RCS. The AQD provides the operator with a NTSC composite video via an F connector and audio via left/right RCA connectors. This is designed to function seamlessly with Blonder Tongue analog modulators to allow the delivery of the desired digital signals in any analog channel. The unit supports decoding all 18 ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) standard formats including 8VSB, annex B QAM64 & QAM 256. Video is displayed in 480i (NTSC) in 4:3 or 16:9 formats with closed captioning decoding supported as well.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Decodes all 18 ATSC Video Formats Into Analog Video
  • 8VSB, QAM 64 & QAM 256 (Annex B) Transport StreamsSupported
  • Modular & Compact Units Permit High Density8 Modules in 3 Rack Height
  • Easy Set-up & Configuration via Front Panel LCD Controls
  • Remote Computer Control Capability via Internet or RS-232
  • Left/Right Stereo Audio Output
  • AQD (ATSC/QAM Demodulator) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, and delivers one output in NTSC composite analog Audio/Video format, and two identical outputs in ASI format. AQD allows delivering of a digital off-air program to viewers with an analog TV set. It also allows an operator to cherry-pick channels from a “clear” QAM cable lineup. AQD PLUS is the same as AQD, but includes the AFD broadcast package. AFD (Active Format Description) is a standard set of codes embedded in the video stream and used by digital television broadcasters to optimally display a 16:9 video format on an analog television set designed for 4:3 video format.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB) and digital cable (QAM 64 and 256)
  • NTSC Composite Analog Audio/Video output is in 480i format and supports Closed Captioning (EIA-608)
  • Optional AQD-RCS module allows remote monitoring and configuration of up to 80 AQD modules
  • Optional AQD-SPS unit provides standby utility power to the primary power supply (AQD Power & Control module)
  • AQD (ATSC/QAM Demodulator) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, and delivers one output in NTSC composite analog Audio/Video format, and two identical outputs in ASI format. AQD allows delivering of a digital off-air program to viewers with an analog TV set. It also allows an operator to cherry-pick channels from a “clear” QAM cable lineup. AQD PLUS is the same as AQD, but includes the AFD broadcast package. AFD (Active Format Description) is a standard set of codes embedded in the video stream and used by digital television broadcasters to optimally display a 16:9 video format on an analog television set designed for 4:3 video format.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB) and digital cable (QAM 64 and 256)
  • NTSC Composite Analog Audio/Video output is in 480i format and supports Closed Captioning (EIA-608)
  • Optional AQD-RCS module allows remote monitoring and configuration of up to 80 AQD modules
  • Optional AQD-SPS unit provides standby utility power to the primary power supply (AQD Power & Control module)
  • The MDDM-860 is a digital demodulator and decoder that receives one input in ATSC 8VSB (digital off-air) or “clear” QAM (digital cable) format and delivers one NTSC composite analog video and stereo audio output. The unit allows delivering of a digital off-air program to viewers with an analog TV set. It also allows operators to cherry-pick channels from a clear QAM cable lineup. Headends processing analog broadcasts using Blonder Tongue’s MIDM demodulators and MICM modulators can be upgraded seamlessly to process digital broadcasts by simply replacing the MIDM with a MDDM.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Compact design allows for deployment of 6 channels (6 MDDM modules + 6 MICM modulators) in 2RU
  • NTSC Composite Analog Video output is in 480i format and supports Closed Captioning (EIA-608)
  • Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB) and digital cable (ITU-B QAM 64 and 256)
  • Scans all 8VSB or QAM channels and stores in memory for quick channel selection
  • Demodulates HDTV/SDTV digital signals to NTSC video and analog L/R audio
  • On-site firmware updates/status monitoring available through front-panel
  • Die-cast Chassis Offers Superior Protection against Ingress or Egress
  • Adjustable picture sizes for 16:9 to 4:3 image conversion
  • Supports Mono, Stereo, and SAP audio modes
  • The MDDA-860 is a digital demodulator and transcoder that receives one input in ATSC 8VSB (digital off-air) or “clear” QAM (digital cable) format and delivers one output in ASI format.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB) and digital cable (ITU-B QAM 64 and 256)Die-cast Chassis Offers Superior Protection against Ingress or EgressDemodulates & transcodes HDTV/SDTV digital signals to ASICompact design allows for deploym

    BTPRO-7000S is a professional HD Tablet/Touch Analyzer having a frequency range of 4 – 2,250 MHz. Featuring a 7 inch diagonal color screen, compact size and lightweight, it is the perfect instrument for analyzing and logging HD/SD QPSK/8PSK satellite, 8VSB, QAM and analog television or radio signals in the lab or out in the field.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • Measurements:
      • MER, PER, LDPC, BCH, aBER, bBER, EVM, noise margin, level/power, real time spectrum analyzer and constellation display
    • CATV Measurements:
      • DOCSIS downstream, INGRESS mode, LEAKAGE mode, BAR SCAN and TILT
    • TV and CATV tuner, extended band, 4-1000 MHz
    • Satellite tuner, extended band, 930-2250 MHz
    • Auto discovery system automatically detects and selects analog and digital 8VSB/QAM TV signals in both Measurement and Spectrum modes
    • Spectrum in real time, fast and super-fast with memory peak
    • Detects, measures and displays video of MPEG 2/4 and H.264 HD programs
    • All measurements, program lists, A/V PIDs, NET ID, virtual channel number, settings and pictures on one screen
    • Automatic quality analysis: FAIL-MARG-PASS
    • Auto memory, Manual memory and Datalogger functions
    • Help function automatically identifies all the signals with digital modulation SAT, TV and CATV
    • Bar scan TV and CATV function from 10 to 100 channels on one screen
    • Audio decoding of AAC and AC3
    • Battery test function, to regenerate and measure the batteries and calibrate the battery indicator
    • Pre-memorized SAT transponder navigation
    • Assisted satellite dish pointing
    • DiSEqC commands

    The BTPRO-1000 is a versatile CATV test instrument for measuring both digital and analog CATV and Broadcast TV signals. Robust and easy to use, BTPRO-1000 provides hours of operating time from its high capacity battery. The instrument comes complete with a soft carrying case, AC main and automotive chargers. An optional Pro:Idiom™ Key Recovery feature is available for Hospitality applications that employ Pro:Idiom™ television sets. The option consists of a built-in frequency agile QAM modulator that connects directly to an affected Pro:Idiom™ TV to provide new encryption key information.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • QAM/8VSB/NTSC Measurements
  • Extended frequency range of 4-1000 MHz
  • MER, aBER, bBER, Noise Margin and Level/Power measurements plus Spectrum Analysis
  • Automatic quality analysis: FAIL-MARGINAL-PASS
  • Auto Seek & Store Function - an essential feature for creating custom memory channel plans. Scans receivable signals, determines signal type (QAM,8VSB or analog) and stores only those channels having signal levels above user defined values
  • Ingress and Leakage Modes
  • Data Logger Function: Steps through each channel in the “Active” memory plan and stores all related measurements
  • Graphics Display
  • Alpha-numeric keypad
  • Optional TV Key Recovery for Hospitality Pro:Idiom™ systems
  • MTSA-PRO (MPEG Transport Stream Analyzer – ASI/RF/IP to USB) is a compact device used to capture, analyze and/ or generate MPEG ASI transport streams. The MTSA-PRO features a single DVB-ASI input and output with USB (half duplex), and RF input. The MTSA-PRO with its included software combined with a user’s PC creates an MPEG ASI Transport Stream Analyzer for real-time analyzing, monitoring, and decoding. The MTSA-PRO can also serve as a PSI/PSIP generator and advertisement inserter.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • Real time analysis via RF/ASI/IP input and TS file
    • Single DVB-ASI input and single DVB-ASI output adapter for USB (half duplex)
    • MPEG TS analysis and capture with HEVC support
    • USB 2.0, bus powered, no power supply required
    • ATSC, DVB-C, DVB-T and OpenCable DTV standards compliant
    • ETSI TR 101 290 Priority with real-time 4-stage error monitoring reporting and error logging.
    • Diagnostic and verification of MPEG designs
    • PCR & PTS analysis, arrive time graphing, measurement display and jitter analysis
    • Triggered recording
    • Data rate analysis
    • Table and packet views
    • SI/PSI & PSIP view and interval analysis
    • CAS view: ECM and EMM repetition rate and update time
    • PES header analysis
    • Real-time A/V decoding
    • Modulation Error Rate (MER)
    • Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
    • SCTE-35 marker detection
    • File loopback feature for continuous replays
    • RF input scan feature identifies active channels
    The AQT (ATSC/QAM Transcoder Series) from Blonder Tongue features a state-of-the-art approach and offers top notch performance and functionality. It incorporates a scalable modular design that allows from one to eight transcoder module units as well as a single combination power supply & control module to be added, removed or swapped at any time in the 3 rack high chassis. The AQT Series transcoder modules are compatible with off air 8VSB signals to transcode to QAM signals. It is also well suited for regenerating or changing the channel of a QAM signal. The modules are housed in a custom designed chassis intended to accommodate from one to eight different modules as well as specially designed chassis mountable splitters and combiners to make wiring simple and painless. Control of the transcoder units is easily accomplished with a common power supply & control unit via operator selection from the front panel push button controls and back-lit LCD panel. This module interfaces to any of the AQT transcoder modules through a simple 12-pin connector and cable. The control module’s brain is a flash upgradeable microprocessor to ensure support for any future development. Support for redundant back-up or ‘standby’ power is also built into every AQT power & control module. This is easily added at any time for an operator by interfacing to the optional standby power supply unit. In addition, the optional AQT Remote Configuration Server provides the ability to remotely control and monitor any of the transcoder modules over the Internet – this makes turning off a problem unit and reprogramming a live spare a quick fix preventing an immediate truck roll.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Transcodes 8VSB Off-Air Signals to QAM
  • Modular Design Allows One to Eight Transcoder Modules in a Chassis Utilizing3 Rack Spaces
  • Fully Agile Output Frequency Range of 54-860 MHz
  • Back-Lit LCD Display Panel with Front Panel Accessible Push Button ControlsProvides Access to All Vital Unit Information and Makes Set-Up and TroubleshootingA Breeze
  • Design Modularity Provides the Ability to Field Replace Any Module in the UnlikelyEvent of a Failure
  • Off-Site Remote Operation and Control Including Digital Adjustment of the QAMRF Output Level with High Performance QCentral Computer Software or over theInternet with Headend Web Server
  • Optional Redundant/Standby Power Support Capability Built in to Every Unit
  • The MDDA-860 is a digital demodulator and transcoder that receives one input in ATSC 8VSB (digital off-air) or “clear” QAM (digital cable) format and delivers one output in ASI format.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB) and digital cable (ITU-B QAM 64 and 256)Die-cast Chassis Offers Superior Protection against Ingress or EgressDemodulates & transcodes HDTV/SDTV digital signals to ASICompact design allows for deploym

    AQT8-QAM/IP transcoder allows the user to create a line up from off-air and/or cable feeds for coax or IP distribution. The unit simultaneously transcodes eight (8) QAM/8VSB input channels to (8) QAM and (8) IP transport streams. The pass thru QAM outputs contain all programs (major and minor channels) residing in their respective input channel sources and maintains the following MPEG-2 tables: PAT; PMT; PSIP; VCT; EIT and ETT.

    The customizable IP output contains up to 20 programs with a combination of SPTS and/or MPTS across eight (8) IP addresses. MPEG-2 tables associated with each of the selected input programs (PAT, PMT, PSIP, VCT and MGT) are transferred to the IP outputs. This means the virtual channel numbers and program names on the IP outputs can be the same as their RF program input sources and the QAM output. Additionally, the AQT8 (IP outputs only) gives the user the ability to change the PID, Program #, Short Name, Major Ch., and Minor Ch. information to provide a customized IP delivery solution.

    The AQT8-QAM/IP features Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching through either an ASI or IP format EAS input and terminal block contacts for triggering. EAS messaging is available on the IP output only, QAM output channels are not interrupted.

    Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a rear-panel 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • Accepts up to eight 8VSB or QAM channel inputs
    • Provides a combination of eight SPTS or MPTS via one GigE RJ45 port (20 programs total)
    • Maps QAM/8VSB input programs directly to QAM output channels
    • Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers
    • Supports Closed Captioning EIA-608 and EIA-708 when embedded in RF input(s)
    • Accepts EAS input in ASI or IP formats (EAS interrupts IP delivered programs only)
    • Provides in-service monitoring of selected input/output ports via RF Test connector and ASI output

    AQT8-IP transcoder allows the user to create a customized line up from off-air and/or cable feeds for IP distribution. The customizable IP output contains up to 20 programs with a combination of SPTS and/or MPTS across eight (8) IP addresses from eight (8) RF input sources.

    The unique MPEG-2 tables (PAT, PMT, PSIP, VCT and MGT) associated with each of the selected input programs are transferred to the IP outputs. This means the virtual channel numbers and program names on the IP outputs can be the same as their RF program input sources. Additionally, the AQT8 gives the user the ability to change the PID, Program #, Short Name, Major Ch., and Minor Ch. information to provide a customized IP program delivery solution.

    The AQT8-IP features Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching through either an ASI or IP format EAS input and terminal block contacts for triggering.

    Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a rear-panel 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • Accepts up to eight 8VSB or QAM channel inputs
    • Provides a combination of eight SPTS or MPTS via one GigE RJ45 port
    • Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers
    • Supports Closed Captioning EIA-608 and EIA-708 when embedded in RF input(s)
    • Accepts EAS input in ASI or IP formats
    • ASI output provides in-service monitoring of selected IP output address

    AQT8-QAM transcoder allows the user to create a line up from off-air and/or cable feeds for coax or IP distribution. The unit simultaneously transcodes eight (8) QAM/8VSB input channels to pass thru (8) QAM and (8) IP transport streams. The unique MPEG tables (PAT, PMT, PSIP, VCT, MGT, RRT, EIT and ETT) associated with all programs contained in the RF inputs (major and minor channels) are transferred to both the QAM and IP outputs. This means the virtual output channel numbers, names, program information, etc. on the QAM and IP outputs are the same as their RF input sources.

    The AQT8-QAM features Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching through either an ASI or IP format EAS input and terminal block contacts for triggering. When EAS is invoked, all QAM and IP output programs are interrupted to display the EAS message.

    Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a rear-panel 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • Accepts up to eight 8VSB or QAM channel inputs
    • Maps QAM/8VSB input programs directly to QAM output channels and IP transport streams simultaneously
    • Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers
    • Supports Closed Captioning EIA-608 and EIA-708 when embedded in RF input(s)
    • Accepts EAS input in ASI or IP formats
    • EAS messaging on both QAM and IP outputs
    • Provides in-service monitoring of selected input/output ports via RF Test connector and ASI output

    STEP is capable of performing high-quality HD/SD MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding, HD/SD MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoding, HD to SD downscaling, as well as creating Adaptive Bit-Rate live profiles supporting HTTP streaming protocols HLS, HDS and IIS for any-screen video delivery.

    The STEP-1 is a 1RU integrated system to perform video processing in a scalable manner to meet the latest video requirements and migrate to next generation video network architecture. The STEP can support multiple video quality encoding bit-rates, multiple audio formats, and text scrolling. STEP is compatible with any industry media server, digital rights managed software, and can be easily integrated into CDN providers to deliver a solution based on customer needs.

    Key Features

    • SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (H.264) to SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (H.264) transcoding

    • Adaptive stream (HLS/HDS/IIS) encoding and segmentation

    • Motion compensated high-quality format conversion

    • HD to SD conversion

    • Multi-channel audio support

    • Text scrolling support

    • CALM/ALC support

    • DVB subtitling support

    STEP is capable of performing high-quality HD/SD MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding, HD/SD MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoding, HD to SD downscaling, as well as creating Adaptive Bit-Rate live profiles supporting HTTP streaming protocols HLS, HDS and IIS for any-screen video delivery.

    The STEP-2 is a 2RU integrated system to perform video processing in a scalable manner to meet the latest video requirements and migrate to next generation video network architecture. The STEP can support multiple video quality encoding bit-rates, multiple audio formats, and text scrolling. STEP is compatible with any industry media server, digital rights managed software, and can be easily integrated into CDN providers to deliver a solution based on customer needs.

    Key Features

    • SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (H.264) to SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (H.264) transcoding

    • Adaptive stream (HLS/HDS/IIS) encoding and segmentation

    • Motion compensated high-quality format conversion

    • HD to SD conversion

    • Multi-channel audio support

    • Text scrolling support

    • CALM/ALC support

    • DVB subtitling support

    STEP is capable of performing high-quality HD/SD MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding, HD/SD MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoding, HD to SD downscaling, as well as creating Adaptive Bit-Rate live profiles supporting HTTP streaming protocols HLS, HDS and IIS for any-screen video delivery.

    The STEP-3 is a 3RU integrated system to perform video processing in a scalable manner to meet the latest video requirements and migrate to next generation video network architecture. The STEP can support multiple video quality encoding bit-rates, multiple audio formats, and text scrolling. STEP is compatible with any industry media server, digital rights managed software, and can be easily integrated into CDN providers to deliver a solution based on customer needs.

    Key Features

    • SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (H.264) to SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (H.264) transcoding

    • Adaptive stream (HLS/HDS/IIS) encoding and segmentation

    • Motion compensated high-quality format conversion

    • HD to SD conversion

    • Multi-channel audio support

    • Text scrolling support

    • CALM/ALC support

    • DVB subtitling support

    QTM-HD-4 (QAM Transcoder Module) contains four (4) independent transcoders in a single module. Each of these transcoders accepts one (1) input in QPSK or 8PSK format, and the module delivers four outputs in QAM format in the 54-864 MHz range.

    An integrated satellite selector switch allows operator to select any of the QPSK/8PSK inputs from up to 4 different satellites without the need for a separate external multiswitch. The 4 RF QAM output channels can be grouped in any 42 MHz-wide span, for example grouped consecutively in a 24 MHz-wide span, or grouped as two pairs of adjoining RF channels each 12 MHz wide, or any other possible combination of 4x 6 MHz-wide channels placed in a 42 MHz-wide span.

    The QTM-HD-4 may be monitored and controlled via GUI-based web pages from any computer either locally or via the internet.

    FEATURES

    • Supports QPSK/8PSK inputs (DVB-S, DVB-S2, Turbo FEC)
    • Equipped with an integrated satellite switch that allows operator to select inputs from 4 different satellites
    • Supports ITU-T J.83 Annex A and Annex B QAM output (QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, 256)
    • Can be deployed with QTM-HD-Plus (stock 6242) for applications requiring QAM 512/1024 modulation
    • Compact design allows for deployment of 4 units (16 transcoders), including the power & control module, in 3RU
    • GUI-based menu, including SNMP-based management, provides remote monitoring/control capabilities
    • 4x 8 MHz-wide QAM channel optional software is available
    The QTPCM-4 (QAM Transcoder Power Control Module) provides control and monitoring of QTM-HD-4 (6243) and QTM-HD-Plus (6242) transcoder modules via GUI based web pages. Local or remote control via the Internet is accomplished with any computer running a standard web browser. The QTPCM-4 will power up to four (4) QTM-HD-4’s (2 slot width); eight (8) QTM-HD-Plus’ (1 slot width); or a combination of both modules all housed in a QTRC (stk# 6233A) rack chassis. The 3RU chassis when fully loaded with four (4) QTM-HD-4’s and a QTPCM-4 will transcode sixteen (16) QPSK/8PSK satellite transponders to sixteen (16) QAM channels.

    The FlexCoder is a versatile solution that combines edge QAM, off-air transcoding, and IP grooming technology into one integrated package. Using the FlexCoder, operators can convert IP video streams into QAM or ASI in addition to transcoding 8VSB (digital off-air) to clear QAM, ASI or IP signals. By providing a wide range of functionality in a compact solution, the FlexCoder brings remarkable cost savings to operators.

    The FlexCoder offers operators and integrators the ability to convert IP video streams into QAM or ASI formats, as well as transcode 8VSB (digital off-air) to clear QAM, ASI or IP signals. By providing a wide-range of functionality in a compact solution, the FlexCoder brings remarkable cost savings.

    The FlexCoder is an ideal solution for video labs and campus environments when you need to provide a custom line-up for in-house distribution.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • De-multiplexes MPEG-2 or H.264 MPTS to SPTS
    • Multiplexes MPEG-2 or H.264 SPTS to MPTS via IP and/or QAM outputs
    • Optional 8VSB/QAM input board to receive one (1) off-air or clear QAM channel.
    • Can pass through or modify PSIP information such as major/minor channels, short names and corresponding program IDs (PIDs)
    • Allows for null packet insertions or deletion supporting VBR and CBR
    • UDP Unicast or Multicast support
    • Supports UDP delivery of IP packets
    • Separate Web-based management port for local and remote control
    • Basic mode: Supports three audio formats: AC3, AAC and MPEG-1 Layer 2

    QTM-HD-4-NPU (QAM Transcoder Module) contains four (4) independent transcoders in a single module. Each of these transcoders accepts one (1) input in QPSK or 8PSK format, and the module delivers four outputs in QAM format in the 54-864 MHz range.

    An integrated satellite selector switch allows operator to select any of the QPSK/8PSK inputs from up to 4 different satellites without the need for a separate external multiswitch. The 4 RF QAM output channels can be grouped in any 42 MHz-wide span, for example grouped consecutively in a 24 MHz-wide span, or grouped as two pairs of adjoining RF channels each 12 MHz wide, or any other possible combination of 4x 6 MHz-wide channels placed in a 42 MHz-wide span.

    The QTM-HD-4-NPU functions the same as the QTM-HD-4, but with a “Null Packet” feature that allows adding/removing null packets to/from the input stream.

    The QTM-HD-NPU may be monitored and controlled via GUI-based web pages from any computer either locally or via the internet.

    FEATURES

    • Supports QPSK/8PSK inputs (DVB-S, DVB-S2, Turbo FEC)
    • Equipped with an integrated satellite switch that allows operator to select inputs from 4 different satellites
    • Supports ITU-T J.83 Annex A and Annex B QAM output (QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, 256)
    • Can be deployed with QTM-HD-Plus (stock 6242) for applications requiring QAM 512/1024 modulation
    • Compact design allows for deployment of 4 units (16 transcoders), including the power & control module, in 3RU
    • GUI-based menu, including SNMP-based management, provides remote monitoring/control capabilities
    • 4x 8 MHz-wide QAM channel optional software is available

    DQMx (Digital QAM Multiplexer) accepts up to four inputs in ASI, 8VSB, and QAM formats, and delivers one output in QAM format in the 54-864 MHz range. Two types of input modules are available (ASI and 8VSB/QAM), and any combination of input modules is allowed – for example, DQMx can be equipped with 2 ASI and 2 8VSB/QAM input modules. Each ASI input module can process up to twelve channels, not to exceed 270 Mbps. Each 8VSB/QAM input module can process up to twelve channels, not to exceed 19.4 Mbps for 8VSB or 38.8 Mbps for QAM 256. The QAM-modulated output can contain up to twelve channels, not to exceed 38.8 Mpbs when operating in QAM 256 mode.

    DQMx (Digital QAM Multiplexer) accepts up to four inputs in ASI, 8VSB, and QAM formats, and delivers one output in QAM format in the 54-864 MHz range. Two types of input modules are available (ASI and 8VSB/QAM), and any combination of input modules is allowed – for example, DQMx can be equipped with 2 ASI and 2 8VSB/QAM input modules. Each ASI input module can process up to twelve channels, not to exceed 270 Mbps. Each 8VSB/QAM input module can process up to twelve channels, not to exceed 19.4 Mbps for 8VSB or 38.8 Mbps for QAM 256. The QAM-modulated output can contain up to twelve channels, not to exceed 38.8 Mpbs when operating in QAM 256 mode.

    MUX-12A-IP (12:4 ASI-to-IP Multiplexer; 12xASI > 4xIP) is designed for cherry-picking applications, allowing operators to create custom-made channel lineups by grooming standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programs on an as-needed basis. The multiplexer accepts up to twelve (12) unencrypted MPEG-2/H.264 inputs in ASI format and multiplexes them into up to four (4) MPEG-2/H.264 Multi-Program Transport Streams (MPTS) which are then encapsulated and assigned to up to four (4) IPv4 addresses in 1000Base-T Ethernet (GigE) format suitable for distribution over Cat-5 networks. Any two (2) of the four (4) MPTS output streams are also available in ASI format. Each ASI input stream can contain up to 20 unencrypted programs, for a total of 240 input programs. The GigE output can contain up to 20 programs groomed in up to four (4) MPTS output streams from any of the available 240 input programs, each MPTS output stream not to exceed 214 Mbps, and the sum of programs in all MPTS output streams not to exceed 20. The multiplexer is EAS-compliant (Emergency Alert System) – operator can assign ASI port #12 as an EAS input which, when activated, will override the content of all other ASI inputs. Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished via a GUI-based interface using any standard web browser.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Accepts up to 12 unencrypted MPEG-2/H.264 Single or Multi-Program Transport Streams (SPTS or MPTS) in ASI format, each up to 270 Mbps
  • Provides 1, 2, 3, or 4 MPTS output streams when operating in Single, Dual, Triple, or Quad IP Outputs Modes respectively
  • Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web Browsers
  • Performs PCR (Program Clock Reference) correction, null packet insertion, and deletion
  • Supports EAS (Emergency Alert System) input on ASI Input port 12
  • Supports Uni- and Multi-cast thru RTP/UDP protocols
  • Supports ARP, IGMPv2, and ICMP protocols
  • Supports user-defined PSIP configuration
  • DQMx (Digital QAM Multiplexer) accepts up to four inputs in ASI, 8VSB, and QAM formats, and delivers one output in QAM format in the 54-864 MHz range. Two types of input modules are available (ASI and 8VSB/QAM), and any combination of input modules is allowed – for example, DQMx can be equipped with 2 ASI and 2 8VSB/QAM input modules. Each ASI input module can process up to twelve channels, not to exceed 270 Mbps. Each 8VSB/QAM input module can process up to twelve channels, not to exceed 19.4 Mbps for 8VSB or 38.8 Mbps for QAM 256. The QAM-modulated output can contain up to twelve channels, not to exceed 38.8 Mpbs when operating in QAM 256 mode.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Maintains MPEG-2 mapping if the input ASI stream is removed and the same stream is added later (for example, after a power cycle)
  • In addition to PAT, PMT, and MGT tables, supports the RRT, STT, and VCT tables of the MPEG-2 transport stream
  • Automatically re-maps duplicate PIDs, program numbers, and minor channel numbers
  • Maintains mapping with new PAT/PMT/MGT versions and same programming
  • AQP (ATSC/QAM Processor) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, including the sub-band QAM input channels T7 to T13, and delivers one output in QAM format in the 54-864 MHz range. AQP can be utilized in a remote headend to “regenerate” a clean QAM channel from a degraded one. It also allows TV sets to receive digital off-air programming on CATV channel assignments by transmodulating the 8VSB broadcast to QAM. It can also be utilized in remote digital origination applications, where the QAM channel needs to be delivered to the headend via the sub-band frequencies.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • Supports sub-band QAM input channels T7 to T13 for remote digital origination applications
    • Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB & 16VSB) and digital cable (QAM 16/32/64/128/206)
    • Agile QAM output at +55 dBmV and in the frequency range of 54-864 MHz range
    • Suitable for School security camera applications
    DAP (Digital/Analog Processor) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, and delivers one output in modulated analog RF format. DAP PLUS is the same as DAP, but includes the AFD broadcast package. AFD (Active Format Description) is a standard set of codes embedded in the video stream and used by digital television broadcasters to optimally display a 16:9 video format on an analog television set designed for 4:3 video format. Both DAP and DAP PLUS can be equipped with an optional RNC module (Remote Network Card) for remote monitoring and control operations. One RNC module can monitor and control up to sixty-four DAP/DAP PLUS units installed in a headend. Additionally, DAP PLUS can be equipped with an optional ASI module (Asynchronous Serial Interface) that delivers two identical ASI stream outputs, allowing a seamless migration to an all-digital platform.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Agile Broadcast (UHF, VHF) and CATV (Standard, HRC, and IRC) channel assignments in the 54-864 MHz range
  • Supports EAS (Emergency Alert System) input which can also be used as an IF (Intermediate Frequency) input
  • Automated scanning captures all available off-air or cable programs present on the input signal
  • Supports both the Primary and the SAP (Secondary Audio Program) audio programs
  • Output power level range of +50 to +62 dBmV adjustable in 0.2 dB increments
  • Supports Closed Captioning (EIA-608)
  • DAP (Digital/Analog Processor) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, and delivers one output in modulated analog RF format. DAP PLUS is the same as DAP, but includes the AFD broadcast package. AFD (Active Format Description) is a standard set of codes embedded in the video stream and used by digital television broadcasters to optimally display a 16:9 video format on an analog television set designed for 4:3 video format. Both DAP and DAP PLUS can be equipped with an optional RNC module (Remote Network Card) for remote monitoring and control operations. One RNC module can monitor and control up to sixty-four DAP/DAP PLUS units installed in a headend. Additionally, DAP PLUS can be equipped with an optional ASI module (Asynchronous Serial Interface) that delivers two identical ASI stream outputs, allowing a seamless migration to an all-digital platform.

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Agile Broadcast (UHF, VHF) and CATV (Standard, HRC, and IRC) channel assignments in the 54-864 MHz range
  • Supports EAS (Emergency Alert System) input which can also be used as an IF (Intermediate Frequency) input
  • Automated scanning captures all available off-air or cable programs present on the input signal
  • Supports both the Primary and the SAP (Secondary Audio Program) audio programs
  • Output power level range of +50 to +62 dBmV adjustable in 0.2 dB increments
  • Supports Closed Captioning (EIA-608)
  • The DHDP Series is a two-unit system consisting of a Downconverter unit which acts as the input section and an Upconverter unit which acts as the output section. Both units are housed in a single MICM style die-cast chassis. The Downconverter unit is designed to accept any 8VSB signal from 54-860 MHz. Channel entry is made using a 2 digit front panel accessible BCD switch. (I.E. - VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69 & unused spectrum 806-860 MHz). The Downconverter outputs an IF signal which is fed to the Upconverter unit. The Upconverter unit is designed to take the IF signal from the downconverter and process it to any channel from 54-860 MHz. Channel entry is made using a 2 digit front panel accessible BCD switch. (I.E. - CATV – STD, IRC & HRC as well as Broadcast VHF & UHF).

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Digital & High Definition Processor
  • MICM Form Factor
  • 54-860 MHz 8VSB Input
  • 54-860 MHz CATV Output
  • Excellent Noise Performance - 88 dBc @ 10 kHz & 98 dBc@ 20 kHz
  • +40 dBmV Digital Output Level (+45 dBmV Analog Signals)
  • The DHDP Series is a two-unit system consisting of a Downconverter unit which acts as the input section and an Upconverter unit which acts as the output section. Both units are housed in a single MICM style die-cast chassis. The Downconverter unit is designed to accept any 8VSB signal from 54-860 MHz. Channel entry is made using a 2 digit front panel accessible BCD switch. (I.E. - VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69 & unused spectrum 806-860 MHz). The Downconverter outputs an IF signal which is fed to the Upconverter unit. The Upconverter unit is designed to take the IF signal from the downconverter and process it to any channel from 54-860 MHz. Channel entry is made using a 2 digit front panel accessible BCD switch. (I.E. - CATV – STD, IRC & HRC as well as Broadcast VHF & UHF).

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Digital & High Definition Processor
  • MICM Form Factor
  • 54-860 MHz 8VSB Input
  • 54-860 MHz CATV Output
  • Excellent Noise Performance - 88 dBc @ 10 kHz & 98 dBc@ 20 kHz
  • +40 dBmV Digital Output Level (+45 dBmV Analog Signals)
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