Scopus Video Networks has launched the IRP-3910 Integrated Receiver Processor, a multichannel decoder/processor/down-converter unit.

The all-in-one unit, which has future-proof capabilities, fits cable operators’ requirements and is designed to enable their transition to all-digital broadcasts, the company said.

Scopus’ IRP-3910 will enable cable operators to receive, process, multiplex, decode and perform high-definition (HD) down-conversion and aspect ratio adaptation of off-air ATSC broadcasts. And operators receiving local channels as content feeds can deploy the IRP-3910 as a solution for dealing with the transition to an all-digital ATSC environment.

"Scopus' IRP-3910 is an elegant and effective solution that meets transition challenges," said Yan Mostovoy, Scopus' Product Marketing Management AVP. "Now, any off-air HDTV digital TV service can be down-converted for analog SD delivery by the IRP. Building on our vast decoding technological expertise and professional solutions, Scopus is pioneered a best-in-class platform, enabling U.S. cable operators to confidently move forward to the next wave of industry changes."

The IRP-3910 comes in a compact one-rack unit (1-RU) chassis, providing up to four channels of HD decoding, as well as dynamic aspect ratio conversion. In addition to professional decoding capabilities, the IRP incorporates a multiplexing core that enables grooming and PSIP aggregation of multiple HD and standard-definition (SD) programs for digital content distribution, the company said.

The all-in-one architecture eliminates the need for an external multiplexing device, and in turn it reduces overall system costs and complexity, according to Scopus. And multiple inputs (8VSB, ASI, IP) and outputs (baseband video, audio, ASI, IP) are available with the IRP-3910.

Scopus will be demonstrating the IRP- 3910 at next week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia.

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