Blonder launches MPEG-2 HD Encoder

Blonder Tongue Laboratories has launched the HDE-8C-QAM/IP MPEG-2 HD encoder.

The new encoder includes an IP output that is compatible with IPTV networks. By providing operators with a direct IP output, the HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder eliminates the need for external QAM-to-IP equipment.

The HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder accepts programs from up to eight component or composite inputs, such as set-top boxes, satellite receivers, and camera sources, and then digitises, MPEG-2 encodes, multiplexes, and modulates each HD stream into four adjacent ASI or QAM channels in the 54-1002 MHz range (CATV 2-158). To ensure continuous service, the HDE-8C-QAM/IP encoder automatically switches over to a built-in spare input in the event of a failure.