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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