Blonder Tongue SDE-4AV-QAM MPEG-2 SD Encoder

Blonder Tongue SDE-4AV-QAM MPEG-2 SD Encoder

Blonder Tongue SDE-4AV-QAM MPEG-2 SD Encoder

B&H # BLSDE4AVQAM MFR # SDE-4AV-QAM
Blonder Tongue SDE-4AV-QAM MPEG-2 SD Encoder

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  • Encodes Four Composite Signals as MPEG-2
  • Combines Four Channels into Single MPTS
  • Simultaneous QAM and ASI Output
  • Dolby Digital Audio Encoding
  • Supports Emergency Alert System (EAS)
  • Supports Closed Captioning: EIA-608
  • Network Configurable with Web GUI
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  • 1Description

The SDE-4AV-QAM MPEG-2 SD Encoder from Blonder Tongue accepts up to four standard-definition analog sources (NTSC only) and encodes them in MPEG-2. Once encoded, the four sources are then multiplexed into a single Multi-Program Transport Stream (MPTS). The output stream is available in one QAM channel, one ASI channel, and one Gigabit Ethernet channel simultaneously.

An optional high definition software upgrade makes it possible for the encoder to convert HD programs as well as SD programs. There is an HDMI, a component, and a VGA input that can be used for sourcing HD programs. Note the HDMI input does not support HDCP-encrypted video.

In addition to video, the encoder supports Dolby Digital audio encoding, and Closed Captioning (EIA-608). It is also equipped with an Emergency Alert System (EAS) interface. A front-panel RF test point allows for monitoring or testing of the QAM output without service interruption. Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser when the unit is connected to a network via the rear panel Ethernet port.

Provides a front-panel RF test point (at 20 dB below primary QAM output)
Compatible with ITU Annex A and B digital QAM formats
Supports user-defined PSIP configuration
In the Box
Blonder Tongue SDE-4AV-QAM MPEG-2 SD Encoder
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Input
    Standard NTSC
    Connectors 4 x Composite video on RCA
    2 x Analog Audio on RCA
    1 x HDMI -- requires HD software upgrade to use
    1 x Component -- requires HD software upgrade to use

    1 x VGA -- requires HD software upgrade to use
    Emergency Alert System (EAS) Connectors: 3 x RCA (1 x video, 2 x analog audio)
    Trigger Mechanism: 5 to 12 VDC and dry contact closure
    Supported Resolution 480i
    Frame Rate 29.97
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    GOP Structure I and P frames (user selectable)
    Transport Rate Variable (user selectable)
    Video Rate Variable (user selectable)
    Video Pre-Filter Variable (user selectable)
    Intra DC Precision Variable; up to 10-bit (user selectable)
    Color Space YCbCr and RGB
    Audio Output Format: Dolby Digital
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    Bit Rate: Variable; 128 to 320 Kbps (user selectable)
    Output
    Standard QAM: ITU-T J.83; annex A and B
    Connector 1 x F type female (rear panel)
    Modulation QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256
    DVB Symbol Rate Variable; up to 7 MSymbol/sec (MBaud)
    Frequency Range 54 to 1002 MHz
    Tuning CATV Channel Selectable: Channels 2 to 158
    Channel Bandwidth 6 MHz
    RF Level +40 dBmV
    RF Level Adjustment +32 to +42 dBmV, 1 dB increment
    Frequency Tolerance ±0.5 kHz at 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 (at 10 kHz)
    Spurious -98 dBc
    Broadband Noise -70 dBc (at +40 dBmV output level, 5.5 MHz bandwidth)
    Impedance 75 ohm
    Spectral Inversion Auto recognition
    Carrier Suppression 45 dB
    Return Loss 14 dB typical
    Signal to Noise Ratio 40 dB typical
    MER 40 dB typical
    I/Q Phase Error < 1°
    I/Q Amplitude Imbalance < 1%
    ASI Connector: 1 x BNC (front-panel)
    Format: DVB-ASI
    Standard: ETSI EN 50083-9
    Ethernet Connector: 1 x RJ-45 (rear-panel) Bandwidth: Gigabit
    Standard: 1000Base-T
    General
    Power Requirements 110 to 230 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 40 W maximum
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Storage Temperature -13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)
    Humidity 0 to 95% RH at 95°F (35°C) max, non-condensing
    Rack Height 1 RU
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 19 x 18.1 x 1.8" (483 x 460 x 44 mm)
    Weight 10 lb (4.5 kg)

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