Expo Cine, Video, y Television (Telemundo) 2012 Product Preview | Exhibiting in Booth A13 with Sistemas Digitales en Audio y Video

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 www.sencore.com.

Sencore Products at Telemundo 2012:

MRD 3187B Receiver/Decoder
Sencore’s MRD 3187B receiver/decoder features a new IP output card that supports PID and service filtering features, ideal for IP turnaround 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 configure the product for almost any signal monitoring, processing and decoding, or retransmission application without burdening themselves with the cost of unneeded hardware options.

TXS 3600 Transcoder
The TXS line of MPEG-2/4 transcoders delivers a flexible, high-density, high-quality package providing multiple channels of transcoding or transrating in a 1-RU chassis. The TXS 3600 transcodes video services from an MPEG transport stream to or from MPEG-2 or H.264 and can convert from HD to SD format. The transcoder also supports audio format conversion between common formats, including Dolby® Digital and Digital Plus, MPEG-2, HE-AAC, AAC-LC, and linear PCM.

On display at Telemundo 2012 will be the VB120 modular broadcast probe that is designed for continuous digital TV monitoring. System scalability in terms of monitoring capacity, signal formats, and functionality ensures a future-proof solution. The VB120 gives content providers the ability to measure media services continuously for reliable, around-the-clock confidence monitoring. Also being showcased will be the VB262 monitoring blade, an input option on the VB120 that offers monitoring of QAM signals as found in QAM cable networks as well as DTT signals found in 8VSB networks. The VB270 monitoring blade is another input option offering monitoring and analysis of QPSK/8PSK signals that are commonly found in DVB-2 and DVB-S2 satellite transponders.

TSS 6000 Transport Stream Server
The TSS 6000 transport stream server provides a complete, frame-accurate playout solution for single- and multichannel SD and HD content. From recording and editing to frame-accurate splicing, the TSS 6000 is a cost-effective, integrated MPEG-2 and H.264 server solution. With input and output support for both ASI and IP, the TSS 6000 can be operated locally or remotely with no loss in functionality. Using the easily installed client application, all key server functions can be controlled from anywhere on the network. 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 playout. For simultaneous recording and playback, the TSS 6000 can immediately begin playback of any recorded content.

SLM 1477 Signal Level Meter
The SLM 1477 performs analog and digital measurements, including pre/post BER, MER, spectral display, DOCSIS 3.0 Network, Leakage, and Ingress testing. Designed to test bonded DOCSIS channels, the SLM 1477 provides a pass/fail result that can be sent directly from the meter via coax, LAN port, or USB. The SLM 1477 also comes equipped with optical measurement capabilities. It is suitable for CATV installation and troubleshooting, off-air 8VSB reception-broadcast footprint quality, and private cable systems anywhere RF is used.

DekTec DTU-245 and DTU-236 Probes
The DekTec DTU-245 is a convenient, compact USB adapter that can be used to capture and generate MPEG-2 transport streams (DVB-ASI) and uncompressed serial digital video (SDI), making the solution ideal for on-site recording, analysis, and signal generation. The DekTec DTU-236 RF Probe 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.


Sencore Quote:
“Sencore is pleased to be participating for the second year in a row at Expo Cine, Video, y Television with our partner, Sistemas Digitales en Audio y Video. We've had great reception from customers in Mexico interested in Sencore's line of video delivery products as well as our tools for analyzing and monitoring video signals. We introduced several products and features at the 2012 NAB Show and we look forward to now showcasing these new offerings for the first time in Latin America.” — Patty Grasso, Latin American regional sales manager, Sencore.