R.L. Drake to debut new encoder at Independent Show

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:11pm

R.L. Drake will take the wraps of off its new digital video encoder at the Independent Show.

Drake said its new HD MPEG digital video encoder, which is called the “PEG-NE24-IP HD,” is a stand-alone, single HD-SDI input MPEG-2 and H.264 digital encoder designed to support PEG channels carrying local public access, school event, and municipal government programming.

Using the PEG-NE24-IP encoder, cable operators can transport video and audio signals from a local origination site back to the headend or hub location, so they can be multiplexed and broadcast, making it ideal for multi-point distribution applications.

The PEG-NE24-IP can produce both HD and a secondary SD program from one single HD source through an SFP interface that includes copper and fiber output options, depending on the SFP module chosen by the user.

The PEG-NE24-IP encodes and streams video content leveraging the MPEG-2 or H.264 format and PCM-embedded audio in Dolby Digital, MPEG-1 Audio Layer II stereo, or AAC stereo. Capable of outputting resolutions of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i, the PEG-NE24-IP always ensures superior video quality.

Powered by a separate 110V AC power unit, the PEG-NE24-IP encoder is a compact, modular, desktop solution.

Drake will also demonstrate its DSE 2 PLUS dual multiplexing encoder at The Independent Show. By combining encoding and QAM modulation capabilities within a single stand-alone unit, Drake said the DSE 2 PLUS simplifies HD video distribution for independent cable operators.

R.L. Drake will be in booth 427 at the Independent Show. The NCTC’s Independent Show is July 27-30 in Kansas City, Mo. 

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