SATELLITE 2011 Show Preview | Booth 1204

SENCORE at the SATELLITE 2011 Show:

SENCORE will highlight a complete line of products at SATELLITE 2011 that support reliable, consistent, and high-quality satellite signal delivery and monitoring. This includes solutions for flexible signal processing, multiplexing, testing, and monitoring such as the SMD 989 DVB-S2 Modulator, TXS 3453 Transcoder, and MRD 3187B Receiver Decoder. Other SENCORE products also on display will be the TSS Delay Server, ideal for “time-shifting” content at up-link/down-link sites across time zones; the SLM 1475 Signal Level Meter for analyzing a variety of RF signals; and the atlasGear high-density receiver/decoder.

Panel Participation at SATELLITE 2011:
Jeff Briden, vice president of product management and customer satisfaction at SENCORE, will be a featured member on the SATELLITE 2011 panel, “MPEG-4 versus MPEG-2: Focus on the Future.” The presentation will look at the increased use of H.264 by broadcasters as a compression standard as well as the cost-effective and bandwidth-saving benefits that come with H.264 adoption. The panel is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 3 p.m. in room 209A.


SENCORE Products on Display at SATELLITE 2011:

SMD 989 DVB-S2 Modulator

First introduced at the 2010 NAB Show, the SENCORE SMD 989 DVB-S2 Modulator will be on display at SATELLITE 2011. Packaged as a two-channel, 1RU chassis, the platform offers unprecedented modulation efficiency and extreme flexibility, supporting the modulation of two independent DVB-S2 RF transmissions. The platform provides multistream satellite video delivery, minimizing overall transponder usage, and accepts transport streams via DVB-ASI or IP inputs using the UDP or RTP protocols. Additional SMD 989 DVB-S2 features include an optional agile L-band up-converter with an output frequency range of 950 to 2150 MHz; support for all modulation formats defined in the DVB-S2 standard, including 8-PSK, 16-APSK and 32-APSK; and optional multistream inputs along with an agile RF upconverter.


TXS 3453 Transcoder
The SENCORE TXS 3453 Transcoder delivers multiple channels of best-in-class, high-performance, reliable transcoding and transrating in a high-density 1RU chassis. With a configurable engine and multichannel 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 — at an unbeatable cost per channel. Key features include ASI and MPEGoIP transport stream inputs and outputs, plus the ability to compress the output to very low bit rates while maintaining excellent video quality for the end viewer. The TXS offers up to 16 channels of transcoding or transrating in a 1RU rackmount platform.


MRD 3187B Receiver Decoder
The versatile MRD 3187B Receiver Decoder adapts to virtually any contribution, distribution, or backhaul environment and sets the standard for performance, scalable functionality, and cost of ownership. Features include SCTE-35-104 message conversion for commercial insertion applications, DVB-common interface for conditional access decryption, multiservice descrambling, and advanced DVB-S2 capabilities such as 16 and 32-APSK and VCM support.  


The MRD 3187B also features SENCORE’s 8716 four-port satellite input card. This card supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 demodulation as with previous generation satellite cards, but also includes additional support for the receiver decoder’s advanced features including VCM, 16 and 32-APSK demodulation with 1-45 MSPS capabilities, and multiple transport stream selection via Input Stream Identifier (ISI).


DMG 3000 Series Multiplexers

SENCORE’s Digital Media Gateway 3000 line of multiplexers has added a new 16 QAM channel output module to its already flexible line of IP, ASI, and RF capabilities. The 16-channel module provides enhanced density for digital cable deployments. When multiple QAM modules are placed within a chassis, hundreds of channels can be deployed from a single chassis with the ability to multiplex and descramble, which is currently offered in the DMG product. The DMG 3000 has the ability to receive 8VSB off-air, DVB-S/S2 Satellite, ASI, and IP signals for providing multiplexed IP, ASI, and now QAM outputs.

TSM 1770 Transport Stream Monitor

With the SENCORE TSM 1770 Transport Stream Monitor, technicians can monitor compressed audio, video, and data services on any satellite network. With full support for ASI, SMPTE 310M, 8-VSB, QAM, and Ethernet physical inputs, the TSM 1770 reports transport stream status on the physical layer, protocol, and audio/video levels. The TSM 1770 also monitors quality-of-service parameters and delivers the results in a straightforward way so even non-experts in MPEG can make decisions that maximize service availability.


Company Quote
“SENCORE will showcase a variety of products designed to meet the specific needs of today’s global satellite market by supporting high-density quality compression and improved bandwidth efficiency,” said Thomas Stingley, executive vice president of sales and marketing at SENCORE. “SENCORE is very pleased to be taking part in SATELLITE 2011, celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing best-of-breed technology and leading business practices to thousands of satellite professionals around the world.”


Company Overview

SENCORE is an engineering leader in the development of high-quality signal transmission solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, telecommunications, and professional audio/video 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 — celebrating its 60th year in 2011 — is available at the company’s website,