December, 2010

30 Dec

Ericsson Video Processor Chassis

The Ericsson Video Processor Chassis is a high density, multi-functional, video processing platform. It is designed for the evolving requirements of today’s broadcasters.

The Video Processor has a compact 1RU form factor with up to six hot swappable option slots with a single PSU or up to four option slots with a dual PSU option, making it an ideal solution for the whole spectrum of high resilience to high density requirements. The Video Processor chassis supports a comprehensive range of video processing options, including SD MPEG-2 and HD MPEG-4 AVC encoding on hot swappable option modules.

The platform’s modular design allows service providers to upgrade functionality and add new services incrementally, avoiding costly headend upgrades.

The Video Processor Chassis offers broadcasters the most advanced video and audio compression technology available today and is part of Ericsson’s portfolio of products including receivers, decoders, and descramblers all seamlessly integrated into a complete headend system with nCompass Control by Ericsson.

Video Processor Chassis Overview
Ericsson’s Video Processor Chassis is the basis for the most efficient video compression engines available to the broadcast market.

The platform itself is designed to address both the need for density with up to six option slots and the need for high resilience by making all the option slots hot swappable and the addition of a dual PSU version of the chassis.

Redundancy under nCompass Control by Ericsson can be both card and chassis based for ultimate resilience without disrupting non-failed channels.

The Video Processor Chassis supports Ericsson’s latest range of encoders.

The SD MPEG-2 EN8100 is simply the most efficient SD MPEG-2 encoder available. It delivers high quality SD video at bit-rates previously unachievable with the MPEG-2 standard. The radical design of the EN8100 is aimed specifically at the most demanding low bit-rate applications. The EN8100 is the ideal MPEG-2 real-time encoder for high performance DTH applications via satellite, digital terrestrial or cable.

The EN8190 is Ericsson’s third-generation of MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder. The EN8190 breaks new ground by implementing interpolating RDO coding technology for low bit-rate high quality HD MPEG-4 AVC compression.

Based on Ericsson’s own in house design, the EN8190 pushes encoding efficiency to new levels of excellence beating the previous generation of encoders by up to 25 percent.

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23 Dec

Comtech EF Data MBT-5000 L-Band Up/Down Converter System

The Comtech MBT-5000 Up/Down Converter System provides frequency conversion between L-Band IF and C-/X-/Ku-Band RF frequencies.

The RF marketplace has been transitioning from traditional 70/140 MHz IF-based networks to systems using L-Band (950 to 2000 MHz) for the modem/RF equipment link. The MBT-5000 Up/Down Converter System provides this frequency conversion between L-Band IF and C-/X-/Ku-Band RF frequencies. Featuring a drop down front panel providing access to two “hot swappable” frequency conversion modules, this unit offers either a mix of conversion functionality or 1:1 redundant system operation.

Designed for rack mounting , the MBT-5000’s 1RU 19-inch chassis front panel contains all operator controls, indicators and displays for local and remote with RF, IF, power, and communications interfaces on the rear. When configured with the redundancy option, the main chassis contains two diode “OR-ed” internal power supplies for increased reliability along with the necessary IF/RF switches. Providing the level of RF frequency conversion performance that has historically been associated with 70/140 MHz rack mount converter systems, the MBT-5000 provides a smooth IF infrastructure upgrade path.

MBT-5000 Features
Meets or exceeds IESS-308/309
Facilitates 188-164A system compliance
Low phase noise
Powerful M&C support
Flexible configuration
RF Band switching in minimal time without requiring tools
Available 1:1 redundancy in a 1RU chassis (MBT-5000) or a 3RU chassis (MBT-5003)

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02 Dec

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies Composite Rackmount Cases

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies’ 2400, 2800 and 3400 Series Rackmount Cases
provide exceptional equipment protection with the added utility of slide-mounted 19-inch (48.2 cm) racks.

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies’ 2400, 2800 and 3400 Series Rackmount Cases provide exceptional equipment protection with the added utility of slide-mounted 19-inch (48.2 cm) racks. Slide-out racks allow unlimited access to electronic equipment during installation, integration and maintenance.

The Rackmount Cases are manufactured from SATCOM Technologies strong GMT (Glass Mat Thermoplastic) composite material. GMT’s extreme stiffness, lightweight and high impact-absorbing qualities have made it the composite material of choice for impact-absorbing automotive components. SATCOM Technologies’ GMT case shells provide extraordinary impact resistance and rugged durability at temperature ranges exceeding -20° F (-53.88° C) to +185°F (85° C).

Rugged and Versatile: Designed to be lightweight and durable, the Rackmount Cases meet or exceed all MIL-STD-810F performance testing for electronic enclosures to withstand the effects of the harshest environments.

Optimum Protection:– The General Dynamics 2400, 2800 and 3400 Series Rackmount Cases provide excellent shock and vibration protection for electronic equipment of all types. Maximum sway space inside the enclosure provides the utmost attenuation of impact energy and unequaled shock and vibration protection.

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