ANGA Cable Show 2012 Product Preview | Partnering With MediaChoice, Hall 10.1, Booth R19

Company Overview

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 signal processing products, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment. Designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry — including IP-based video delivery and OTT applications — Sencore solutions ensure the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. More information about Sencore can be found at

Sencore Products at the ANGA Cable Show 2012:

MRD 5800 Contribution Receiver/Decoder

Sencore will debut the company's MRD 5800 receiver/decoder at ANGA Cable Show 2012. The MRD 5800 supports today's highest quality contribution video feeds and provides full H.264, 4:2:2, and 10-bit decoding. In addition, support for up to eight audio PIDs gives operators the flexibility to tackle all of their multilanguage, multichannel, and multiformat delivery challenges. The MRD 5800 will also decode and output full HD 1080p60 video, ensuring compatibility with popular video formats in use today and well into the future.

MRD 3187B Receiver/Decoder: PID Filtering for IP Turn-Around Applications

Sencore's MRD 3187B receiver/decoder features a new IP output card that supports PID and service filtering features, ideal for IP turn-around applications. Other important features include genlock and an automatic primary/backup failover; DVB-Common Interface for conditional access; multiservice descrambling; and advanced DVB-S2 capabilities such as 16/32 ASPK demodulation and multistream VCM input support. The MRD 3187B adapts to almost any distribution environment and sets the standard for performance, scalable functionality, and low cost of ownership. The device's modularity allows users to adapt the product to almost any signal monitoring, processing and decoding, or retransmission application without burdening themselves with the cost of unneeded hardware options.

TXS 3453 Transcoder: Audio Transcoding and Simultaneous PiP

The Sencore TXS line of MPEG-2/4 transcoders has been updated for 2012 with several must-have features, including audio transcoding and simultaneous PiP (small format video) generation. As always, the TXS delivers a flexible, high-density, high-quality package providing multiple channels of transcoding or transrating in a 1-RU chassis. The TXS transcodes video services from an MPEG transport stream to or from MPEG-2 or H.264 and can format convert from HD to SD. The newest version also supports audio format conversion between common formats, including Dolby® Digital and Digital Plus, MPEG-2, HE-AAC and AAC-LC, and linear PCM. 

The TXS transcoder is an ideal solution for converting content to MPEG-2 for legacy cable systems, creating H.264 video and efficient audio for an IPTV deployment, or reducing video bandwidth while maintaining quality. The product supports MPEG over IP and ASI input and output, and features up to 16 channels of transcoding and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies.

TSS 6000: Transport Stream

The TSS 6000 transport stream server provides complete "channel-in-a-box" functionality, including ad splicing, ad serving, archiving, logo insertion, compliance recording, time shifting, demux/remux, and EAS insertion, all while maintaining maximum video quality. By utilizing the TSS 6000, users can replace multiple expensive sub-systems and messy interconnections with a single, easy to use, all-in-one system. As a complete, frame-accurate play-out solution for single- and multichannel SD and HD content, the TSS 6000 is ideal for a variety of real-world applications including broadcast time zone delay servers, local ad insertion, signal failure backup, and multichannel play-out. The server also provides archiving and disaster recovery capabilities, which allow users to archive content for later access during disaster recovery. From recording and editing to frame-accurate splicing, the TSS 6000 is a versatile, cost-effective MPEG-2/H.264 SD/HD server solution.

SMD 989: DVB/DVB-S2 Modulator

The SMD 989 DVB-S/S2 modulator offers unprecedented efficiency, flexibility, and reliability for all types of satellite digital video delivery applications. The modulator’s intuitive user and remote interfaces ensure fast setup and effortless system integration, including both ASI and IP inputs standard. A rich mix of built-in and optional features ensures the operator has the needed functionality and ability to access advanced modes when required. The SMD 989 platform supports 6-input VCM multistreams without the need for external stream “aggregators,” and offers advanced S2 modes such as 8PSK, 16APSK, and 32APSK that optimize transponder use and minimize operating expense.


Company Quote:

“Our signal processing and content conversion solutions, including those on display at ANGA Cable, are ideal for IP-based video delivery in backhaul, OTT, cable, and IPTV head-end environments,” said Tony Oehlerking, Sencore’s general manager, international business development. “Today’s broadcast, cable, IPTV, and satellite operations need to successfully manage and monitor a variety of video formats and codecs, while also reducing operational costs and maximizing use of existing bandwidth. Sencore products make all of this possible.”