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March 23rd, 2014

Sencore—Technology Showcase @ NAB 2014 (Event—SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] Sencore, at their booth on SU2615 during NAB 2014, will be demo'ing a number of their leading offerings.

System Monitoring / MPEG Analysis—VB7880 Objective QoE Content Extractor

  • The new VB7880 server addition to Sencore’s VideoBRIDGE monitoring system provides visual content extraction, network status, and alerts to a virtual video-wall display that can be viewed through any web browser by NOC operators, executives or engineers on the go. Running on standard server hardware, theVB7880 powers the display of multiple HD/SD MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC channels for instant verification ofQoE alerts generated by the system. With simple setup and accessibility from any location, the VB7880 provides a highly effective tool for integrating Objective QoE into digital media monitoring for connected media services.

HEVC/Decoding/Transcoding/Modulation/Multiplexing—MRD 4400 Receiver/Decoder

  • Sencore's MRD 4400 is a cost-effective SD decoder with flexible upgrade options, including HD and HEVCdecoding licenses. The 4400 supports decoding of H.264 and MPEG-2 services to broadcast-quality HD video, simultaneous down-scaled SD, and composite video outputs - and will be ready to support HEVC decoding when you are. With up to four audio services, distributors can meet upcoming descriptive video requirements while still supporting surround and/or alternate language services. Multiple input options such as satellite, ASI,IP, and 8VSB ensure the 4400 will easily interface into any monitoring and/or operational video application. TheMRD 4400 also allows operators to demodulate, de-encapsulate, encapsulate, and decode simultaneously for local processing and re-encode requirements.

Adaptive Streaming/Live & File Solutions—OTT Video/Transcoding/Monitoring—VB330 10G Core Monitoring Blade

  • The VB330 probe is the flagship of Sencore's award-winning VideoBRIDGE monitoring product line. Recent advancements in network technology and increased use of IP connectivity have made the VB330 an essential tool for monitoring thousands of streams on 10GB media ports and quickly identifying issues throughout the network. Recently added features include the new OTT V2 monitoring tools which extend HLS,SmoothStreaming and MPEG-DASH capabilities with support for RTMP and subtitle tracks, and provide activeOTT profile alignment tests and manifest file verification. The VB series 10G and 1G monitoring probes are further expanded at NAB 2014 with SCTE35 DPI logging features to track and monitor ad insertion queues through the entire delivery network while protecting precious ad revenue streams.

Contribution & Video Delivery—DVB-S/S2+/H.264 4:2:2 10-bit Decoding—MRD 5800 Receiver/Decoder

  • Sencore's new MRD 5800 advanced modular receiver/decoder supports today's highest quality contribution video feeds and provides H.264, MPEG-2, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, 10-bit, and 8-bit decoding with effortless automatic detection and configuration. Field-upgradable software licensing enables a pay-as-you-grow approach to better video quality, and with full HD decoding and output up to and including 1080p60 and 3G SDI outputs, the operator can be confident that the system is truly "future-proof." The MRD 5800 offers up to eight PIDs of audio decoding to deal with the multichannel, multilingual environment of live-event coverage. The system is ideal for many types of contribution environments, including large-venue OB productions, satellite trucks, and fixed-point contribution, as well as high-end distribution in which tools such as 4:2:2 chroma sampling are in use. Now available with -48VDC and redundant AC supply options to fit more application environments. The MRD 5800 provides ASI, satellite, RF, and IP input options, including support for the tighter roll-off filters defined in the new “S2X” satellite modulation standards.

To learn more, please visit Sencore's infosite at http://www.sencore.com/