CAPER 2011 | Sencore Exhibiting within VEC S.R.L. | Stand H-50

Sencore at CAPER 2011:

At CAPER 2011, Sencore will highlight solutions that enable efficient transmission and monitoring of multiple SD and HD video services while reducing operating costs and maximizing bandwidth.  Products on display will include the Sencore TXS 3453 transcoder, which offers broadcasters and other content providers ‘any-to-any’ transcoding capabilities — including MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 or SD to HD — and at lower bit rates.  In addition, Sencore’s VideoBRIDGE system monitoring and signal analysis products will be at CAPER, including the VB12 portable IP Probe that provides both optical and electrical GigE Ethernet inputs cable of continuously monitoring up to 10 services simultaneously. With full TR 101290 alarming and analysis capabilities, the VB12 is the perfect fault finding tool for any video delivery network. The VB12 can be used independently or as a part of VideoBridge’s complete system monitoring solution. Sencore will be exhibiting within the stand of its local partner VEC S.R.L.


Sencore Products on Display at CAPER 2011:

TXS 3453 Transcoder

The TXS 3453 transcoder delivers multiple channels of best-in-class, high-performance, reliable transcoding and transrating in a high-density 1-RU chassis. With configurable transcoding engines and a versatile multichannel input/output architecture, the TXS 3453 can perform MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 SD and HD transcoding — as well as transrating of MPEG-2 or H.264 streams — with superb video quality. Key features include an extremely efficient compression engine supporting H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs with user-selectable advanced video pre-filters and encoding settings and MPEGoIP and ASI input and output support. The TXS 3453 offers up to 16 channels of transcoding or transrating and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies in a 1-RU rackmount platform.

MRD 3187B Receiver/Decoder With PID and Service Filtering Features
The versatile MRD 3187B receiver/decoder adapts to almost any contribution, distribution, or backhaul environment and sets the standard for performance, scalable functionality, and low cost of ownership. The device’s modularity allows the user to adapt the product to almost any monitoring, decoding, or retransmission application. Sencore will display the new PID and service filtering features for the MRD 3187B which are 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.

SMD 989 DVB-S/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 multistream 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.

DTU-236 RF Adapter Probe

The DTU-236 RF Probe — and the system’s accompanying RFXpert software — is a comprehensive solution designed to provide real-time analysis and monitoring of terrestrial signals including 8-VSB, QAM A/B/C, and NTSC RF channels. The DTU-236 also features PCR accuracy and ETR101-290 checking, along with integrated MPEG-2 video and audio decoding with AC3 and Dolby Digital+ support.  The RFXpert software provides easy-to-read spectral displays, both constellation and eye diagram displays, and the ability to turn off and on 8-VSB tap equalization to see the uncorrected signal being received.

VideoBRIDGE Monitoring

The Sencore VideoBRIDGE family of monitors transport packets on IP, ASI, and RF interfaces for continuous quality assurance of streaming media in a variety of compression schemes, including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The VideoBRIDGE product line includes advanced core monitoring systems for national networks, edge-specific, and even customer-premise applications.

On display at CAPER 2011 will be the VB12 portable IP monitoring device. With complete ETR101-290 analysis and alarming, the compact VB12 includes an interface for ASI and IP in a compact and ruggedized chassis smaller than most laptop computers. Designed for the rigors of real-world use, the VB12 is smaller and lighter than any comparable monitoring/troubleshooting solution. The VB12 can monitor 10 IP SPTS/MPTS services simultaneously and can be optionally expanded to support a maximum of 50 services.


Company Quote: “With Argentina in the process of transitioning from analog to digital transmission, the ability to transcode H.264 to MPEG-2 and HD to SD — what we like to call ‘any-to-any transcoding’ — will be essential,” said Patty Grasso, regional sales manager at Sencore. “One of our first major projects in this region dealing with the digital transmission conversion is taking place in Argentina with AR-SAT. We are pleased that Sencore technology is playing such a key role in this project, and we look forward to working with satellite and content providers throughout Latin America as they make their transitions to digital operations in the months ahead.”

Company Overview

Sencore is an engineering leader in the development of high-quality signal transmission solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, and telecommunications markets. The company's world-class portfolio includes video delivery products, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment, all designed to support system interoperability and backed by best-in-class customer support. Sencore products meet the rapidly changing needs of modern media by ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. More information about Sencore is available at