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  • 03/03/2014

    Whether you are upgrading your HD infrastructure, expanding IP delivery networks or attempting to comply with online caption mandates, you can rely on Sencore's expertise and video products to help ensure closed caption data flows smoothly through the entire broadcast chain.

    Sencore products and expertise enable:
    -Caption compliance: on-air, on-line and on-demand
    -Conversion of CEA-608/708 to SCTE-20 captions for legacy set-top-box applications
    -Support for OTT container formats, including: Adobe Flash, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HTTP Adaptive, and MPEG DASH
    -Real-time and offline closed caption analysis

  • 03/19/2014

    Schedule a technical demonstration at NAB 2014.
    Register for an exhibit hall badge using Sencore's VIP code LV5583.

    FIRST LOOK TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS

    HEVC & Audio Loudness Analysis
    Test drive new CMA 1820 compressed media analyzer options
    • HEVC & 4K/UHD compressed media analysis and compliance verification
    • ATSC A/85 and ITU BS.1770 audio loudness analysis

    HEVC for Real-Time Distribution
    Learn about the advantages of migrating your HD/SD distribution to HEVC compression
    • 30% to 50% improvement in compression efficiency
    • Proportionately lower leased bandwidth costs
    • Improved quality delivered without increasing bitrates

    422/10b Contribution/Distribution
    Deliver highest video quality to the top of the processing chain
    • Minimize banding and ‘relief-map’ effects in color gradients
    • Reduce ghosting and edge artifacts caused by 4:2:0 color sampling

    Closed Caption Solutions
    Learn about FCC on-line caption compliance for live web streams
    • Get expert help with OTT caption formats & implementation
    • Discuss CEA-608/708 & SCTE-20 conversion
    • See real-time and offline caption monitoring & analysis solutions

    FEATURED PRODUCTS

    System Monitoring & MPEG Analysis
    QoS/QoE/HEVC/4K-UHDTV/10G/IP/OTT
    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, the VB7880 powers the display of multiple HD/SD MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC channels for instant verification of QoE 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.

    Multichannel Video Distribution
    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 HEVC decoding 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. The MRD 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 active OTT 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.

    About Sencore
    Sencore is an engineering leader in the development of reliable, cost-effective signal transmission and content monitoring solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV markets. Backed by world-class customer service and support, Sencore's portfolio includes video contribution and distribution equipment, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement instruments. Designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, Whether IP based, multiscreen OTT or readying for HEVC and 4k Sencore solutions leverage the latest technology to ensure efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home.  More information about Sencore can be found at www.sencore.com

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    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Joe Sucharda at 605.978.4728 or email joe.sucharda@sencore.com.

  • 03/06/2014

    Sencore today announced that Danmon Asia will serve as the new Asian distributor of the company's complete line of video delivery and test and measurement products throughout Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Under the new agreement, Danmon Asia will sell and support Sencore's advanced line of modular receiver decoders, multiscreen adaptive bit rate and file-based transcoders, satellite modulators, as well as IP and MPEG analysis and monitoring equipment.

    "With its significant expertise in video delivery systems, great customer relationships, and a customer-centric business philosophy that matches our own, Danmon Asia is the ideal partner as we open up new markets for digital television transmission products", said Tony Oehlerking, general manager of international business development at Sencore. "With Danmon, our customers in the region will have the local support and service that customers around the globe have come to expect from Sencore."

    "Our partnership with Sencore is an important step towards strengthening our position as a leading supplier of video delivery solutions — particularly in the areas of multichannel distribution, video transport, receiving, decoding, transcoding, and modulation," said Robert Rosenberg, managing director, Danmon Asia. "As a rapidly growing, technology-driven company with a wide range of innovative products in these areas, Sencore fits very well into our group's overall solution portfolio."

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sucharda, Joe at 605.978.4728 or email at Joe.sucharda@sencore.com.

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    About Danmon
    Asia Danmon Asia is a premier creative technology distributor of many high-end brands serving Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, head-quartered in Hanoi and with branch office in Ho Chi Minh City. The company is part of the Dan Technologies Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products, digital media solutions, systems integration, service and support. It operates internationally from offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Vietnam and Dubai. More information about Danmon Asia can be found at www.danmonasia.com.

    About Sencore
    Sencore is an engineering leader in the development of reliable, cost-effective signal transmission and content monitoring solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV markets. Backed by world-class customer service and support, Sencore's portfolio includes video contribution and distribution equipment, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement instruments. Designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, Whether IP based, multiscreen OTT or readying for HEVC and 4k Sencore solutions leverage the latest technology to ensure efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. More information about Sencore can be found at www.sencore.com

     

  • 09/06/2013

    Insert and encode captions in the right place..at the right time!

  • 08/23/2013

    Sencore’s line of satellite modulators and receiver/decoders now support the increased channel efficiencies enabled by the upcoming DVB-S2+ standard.

  • 08/08/2013

    Sencore's Captioning Series, Part 2 of 3.
    Monitoring video quality and closed captions within your network is the most ideal and proactive method of guaranteeing your network is delivering a quality viewing experience. Pinpointing issues as they arise allows you to fix problems before they affect your viewers.

  • 07/26/2013

    Register using Sencore’s Free VIP Guest Pass codes today & don’t forget to schedule a technical demonstration at the Sencore booth!

     

  • 07/24/2013

    Sencore's Captioning Series, Part 1 of 3.
    Closed-caption laws, standards and practices continue to evolve and new challenges are faced as professional broadcasters, system operators and content providers strive to deliver reliable captioning to all viewers on all
    devices.

  • 07/11/2013

    The MRD 2600 has a wide range of input and TS processing options – to support many applications!

  • 06/25/2013

    Enhance your video services and create new revenue streams using Sencore’s industry-leading live adaptive streaming transcoders!