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Scientific-Atlanta launches new DVB satellite receivers
Indiantelevision.com Team
(11 September 2004 2:00 pm)
Four new satellite receivers introduced at IBC 2004 by Scientific-Atlanta will provide a variety of cost-saving, video, audio and data delivery features for free-to-air or secure broadcast reception of digitally encoded content. The new satellite receivers are on display at IBC 2004 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, till 14 September.

The new satellite receiver (D9840) has a common interface (DVB-CI) for operation with a number of conditional access systems and optional features include ASI input, ASI outputs and SDI outputs to support digital-tier cable pass-through or re-encoding using digital video output.

The new professional receiver (D9842) supports 4:2:2/4:2:0 video decoding for contribution applications where high video quality is required. This product supports BISS for secure distribution of video using an interoperable scrambling system and has an optional DVB 8PSK front-end to support more bandwidth efficiency over the satellite, using higher order demodulation.

The new PowerVu® satellite receiver (D9834) is designed for cost-effective satellite content distribution to provide a highly-affordable solution for the business TV, private networks and SMATV environments. Whether the customer requires free-to-air reception or secure broadcast reception via PowerVu conditional access, this receiver will meet the video, audio, data and VBI needs (supports DVB VBI and DVB subtitling).

Up to 10 Mbps of IP data support (simultaneously with video) allows for support of services such as business training, corporate announcements, storage of data to a network server, ad insertion, and multicast or unicast streaming video requirements. The D9834 is a variable-rate, content delivery solution to facilitate transition from analog to digital. To further meet customer needs, Scientific-Atlanta is also introducing the entry-level PowerVu Satellite Receiver (D9835) for SMATV applications.

Analog-to-digital migration

At the show, Scientific-Atlanta will introduce the latest version of the popular, cost-effective DVB-S PowerVu programme receiver (D9850) for use by programmers and cable operators as they transit from the analog to digital tier. The new D9850 receiver (Release 4), offers a number of new and enhanced features including support for BISS-E and BISS-mode 1, and Digital programme replacement to further assist operators in their digital transition.

In addition to these latest features, the new version of the D9850 also includes ASI transport input for monitoring, SDI output with embedded audio for professional re-encoding in the studio or production facility, AES-3id high quality digital audio output. A popular new feature, Disaster Recovery, supports capabilities which automatically helps ensure continuous programme delivery via an alternate satellite transponder in case of primary transmission path interruption.

A convenient web browser interface supports easy control and monitoring, while an SNMP interface enables control by a network management system. All of these features are provided in a compact 1RU space, including support of up to 50 Mbps of IP data to facilitate large IP file transfer capabilities to deliver content into VOD/SVOD and ad servers.

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