Content & Communications World/HD World 2011 Product Preview | Booth 936

Sencore at Content & Communications World (CCW)/HD World 2011:

Sencore offers a complete, state-of-the-art line of products that support cost-effective and reliable content contribution and re-distribution. The company provides high-quality, consistent video signal delivery and monitoring technology for the fast-changing, worldwide media market. At CCW/HD World, Sencore will highlight solutions that enable efficient distribution of multiple SD and HD video services, as well as solutions for system monitoring and signal analysis — all designed for seamless interoperability, ease of integration, and backed by best-in-class customer support.  

In addition, Sencore is partnering with NES Communications to provide ongoing demonstrations throughout the show. NES Communications will be featuring its newest HD digital satellite uplink vehicle — equipped with a Sencore SMD 989 DVB-S/S2 modulator — to show support for the DVB-S2 standard and higher order modulations, which can improve bandwidth efficiency and reduce operational costs. The truck will be located outside the main entrance of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.


Sencore Products on Display at CCW/HD World 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 1RU chassis. With configurable transcoding engines and a versatile multichannel input/output architecture, the TXS 3453 can perform MPEG2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG2 SD and HD transcoding — as well as transrating of MPEG2 or H.264 streams — with superb video quality. Key features include an extremely efficient compression engine supporting H.264 and MPEG2 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 1RU rackmount platform.

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.

IRD 3000 Series Integrated Receivers/Decoders

The IRD 3000 series of integrated receivers/decoders (IRD) are cost-effective solutions for decoding video services on IP, satellite, and ASI networks for terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV broadcast environments. Sencore’s IRD line is designed to support SD applications, allowing operations to leverage their existing SD infrastructures while ensuring an easy software upgrade to HD for future expansion. The IRD 3000 family supports satellite, MPEGoIP, and ASI inputs, and SDI and composite outputs come standard with BISS and DVB-CI-based decryption. 

MRD 3187B Receiver/Decoder

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 — first introduced at IBC2011 and 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.

Monitoring, Measurement, and Analysis Tools at CCW/HD World 2011:

The Sencore VideoBRIDGE family 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.

The new VB330 Dual Port probes add 10GbE analysis capabilities to Sencore’s existing 1GbE offering. Two additional new products help enhance and expand this versatile product line. The VB12-RF features QAM/VSB, ASI, and IP analysis in a compact, portable chassis. The VB242 ASI blade offers the capability of 13 inputs in a 1RU chassis, which brings high-density ASI monitoring to existing infrastructures.

The TSM 1770 transport stream monitor enables engineers to monitor compressed audio, video, and data services on any network. With full support for ASI, QAM A/B/C, and IP physical inputs, the TSM 1770 reports transport stream status on the physical layer, protocol, and audio/video levels. The advanced IP monitoring option delivers IP layer testing and MPEG layer monitoring on 250 IP services, simultaneously.


Company Quote: “We are looking forward to showcasing our newest solutions for video delivery and signal transmission, equipped to handle all types of content delivery, management, and distribution needs,” said Thomas Stingley, executive vice president, sales and marketing at Sencore. “Also on display at HD World, our range of test, measurement, and system analysis products ensure that broadcasters, cable providers, and satellite operators have the right tools for consistent quality assurance and 24/7 monitoring.”

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