Adding to its line of video distribution and modulation products, the Old Bridge, N.J.-based company Blonder Tongue has announced its HDE-8C-QAM MPEG-2 HD encoder.
The Skinny: Blonder Tongue says the encoder is shipping and provides dealers a video encoding option that is reasonably priced at $850 per channel.
The Specs: The product supports Dolby Digital audio encoding and is capable of accepting programs from eight component or composite inputs, including satellite receivers and cable set-top boxes (STBs). It also provides the ability to switch over any of its primary inputs for a spare input for uninterrupted service.
Blonder Tongue adds the HDE-8C-QAM MPEG 2 HD encoder encodes MPEG-2 video up to 1080i, multiplexes and is capable of modulating the eight inputs of programming into four adjacent clear QAM channels. The product also incorporates a web-based interface and front-panel test options.
Solutions: Blonder Tongue says the HDE-8C-QAM MPEG 2 HD encoder can be used for the delivery of HD content in education, enterprise, hospitality, government, pro AV and healthcare installations.