Blonder Tongue Component and Composite to MPEG-2 HD QAM Encoder (8 Programs)

Blonder Tongue Component and Composite to MPEG-2 HD QAM Encoder (8 Programs)

Blonder Tongue Component and Composite to MPEG-2 HD QAM Encoder (8 Programs)

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Blonder Tongue HDE-8C-QAM overview

  • 1Description

This Component and Composite to MPEG-2 HD QAM Encoder by Blonder Tongue accepts up to 8 video analog programs either in component or composite format, as well as 8 audio analog unbalanced programs. The encoder is equipped with a spare input interface to replace any one of the primary 8 inputs in the event of a failure. All inputs are digitized, MPEG-2 encoded and multiplexed, and made simultaneously available in the following output formats: 4 adjacent QAM (2 programs per QAM), and 1 ASI (any of the 4 QAM output streams).

Accepts up to 8 programs from any of the 8 component and 8 composite inputs available
Supports one additional spare input to replace any one of the primary 8 inputs in the event of a failure
Digitizes, MPEG-2 encodes, and multiplexes up to 8 inputs into 4 QAM output channels (2 programs per QAM channel)
Provides any 1 of the 4 QAM output streams in ASI format
Compatible with ITU annex A and B digital QAM formats
Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers
Provides a front-panel RF test point (at 20dB below primary QAM output)
Equipped with EAS interface (analog video + L/R audio)
Supports real-time Dolby Digital audio encoding
Supports closed captioning EIA-608
Supports user-defined PSIP configuration
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Blonder Tongue Component and Composite to MPEG-2 HD QAM Encoder (8 Programs)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Blonder Tongue HDE-8C-QAM specs

    Component Primary Connectors: 8 sets each 3 x RCA for video (Y, Pb, Pr), 8 sets each 2 x RCA for analog audio (L, R)
    Spare Connectors: 3 x RCA for video (Y, Pb, Pr), 2 x RCA for analog audio (L, R)
    Video Resolution: 480i, 720p, & 1080i
    Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3 & 16:9
    Composite Video Primary Connectors: 8 sets each 1 x RCA for video (Y), 8 sets each 2 x RCA for analog audio (L,R) (shared with component connectors)
    Spare Connectors: 1 x RCA for video (Y), 2 x RCA for analog audio (L,R)(shared with component connectors)
    Video Resolution: 480i
    Emergency Alert System (EAS) Connectors: 3 x RCA (video, audio L & R)
    Trigger Mechanism: 5-12 VDC & dry contact closure (terminal strip)
    Encoder Module
    Video Output Format: MPEG-2 HD MP@ML; ISO 13818-2
    Chroma: 4:2:0
    Resolution: 480i, 720p, & 1080i
    Frame Rate: 29.97 fps (480i); 29.97 fps (1080i); 59.97 fps (720p)
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3 & 16:9
    GOP Structure: I & P frames (user-selectable)
    Transport Rate: Variable (user-selectable)
    Video Bit Rate: Variable (user-selectable)
    Video Pre-Filter: Variable (user-selectable)
    Audio Output Format: Dolby Digital
    Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
    Bit Rate: Variable; 128 - 320 Kbps (user-selectable)
    Closed Captioning Component: EIA-608; 1 x RCA (CC)
    Composite: EIA-608
    QAM Connector: 1 x "F" female (rear panel; up to 4 x RF QAM channels combined)
    Modulation: QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256
    Standards: ITU-T J.83; annex A and B
    DVB Symbol Rate: Variable; up to 7 MSymbol/sec (MBaud)
    Frequency Range: 54 - 1002 MHz
    Tuning: CATV channel selectable (channels 2 to 158)
    Channel Bandwidth: 24 MHz (4 x adjacent 6 MHz)
    RF Level: +40 dBmV ± 1 dB (4 channels combined)
    RF Level Adjustment Range: +35 to +45 dBmV, 1 dB increment
    Frequency Tolerance: ± 0.5 kHz @ 77°F (25°C)
    Frequency Stability: ± 5 kHz over 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Amplitude Flatness: ±0.25 dB (over 6 MHz channel)
    Phase Noise: -98 dBc (@ 10 kHz)
    Spurious: -60 dBc
    Broadband Noise: -70 dBc (@ +40 dBmV output level, 5.5 MHz bandwidth)
    Impedance: 75 Ω
    Spectral Inversion: Auto recognition
    Carrier Suppression: 45 dB
    Return Loss: 14 dB typical
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 40 dB typical
    MER: 39 dB typical
    I/Q Phase Error: Less than 1 degree
    I/Q Amplitude Imbalance: Less than 1%
    ASI Connector: 1 x BNC (front-panel)
    Output Assignment: Any 1 of 4 QAM output streams
    Format: DVB-ASI
    Standard: ETSI EN 50083-9
    Local Monitoring 16 x input status LED (video 1-8; audio 1-8)
    2 x spare LED (video & audio)
    1 x power LED
    Local Control 1 x "F" female RF test port
    1 x IP reset button
    Remote Monitoring/Control GUI-based menu via Web browser (1 x RJ45 connector; 10/100Base-T)
    Power 110 - 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz (fuse: 4.0 A, 250 VDC, Slo Blo)
    Power Dissipation Approx. 60 W (max.)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
    Storage Temperature -13 to 158 °F (-25 to 70 °C)
    Operating Humidity 0 to 95% RH @ 35 °C max, non-condensing
    Storage Humidity 0 to 95% RH @ 35 °C max, non-condensing
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 19.0 x 19.5 x 3.5" (48.3 x 49.5 x 8.9 cm)
    Weight Approx. 15 lb (6.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.6 x 22.8 x 7.8"

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