SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable Preview | Sencore Partnering with Phase in Booth D5

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 SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable:

MRD 5800 Receiver/Decoder
On display at SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable, the MRD 5800 decodes any of the high-quality video feeds required in today’s demanding contribution environment, including 4:2:2 H.264 or MPEG-2 video, at either 8- or 10-bit depth. The MRD 5800 will also decode and output full HD 1080p60 video as 3G-SDI, giving an operator confidence that their system will be future-proof. The MRD 5800 offers up to eight PIDs of audio decoding to deal with the multichannel, multilanguage environment of live event coverage.

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.

A selection from Sencore's VideoBRIDGE product line will be on display at SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable. This includes new OTT adaptive stream monitoring enhancements to select VideoBRIDGE probes and software, helping operators ensure desired QoS from the point of origination, through the delivery network, and onto the customer-premise end-viewing devices.

Also on display 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, round-the-clock confidence monitoring. Additionally, Sencore will showcase 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 RF signals found in DTT networks. The VB270 monitoring blade is another input option offering monitoring and analysis of QPSK/8PSK signals that are commonly found in DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite transponders.

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 input standards. 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.

Sencore Quote:
“In collaboration with our Brazilian partner, Phase, Sencore will showcase its line of video delivery, transcoding, and signal monitoring solutions, which are ideal for both analog and digital operations. With the World Cup in 2014, the Olympics in 2016, as well as the transition to digital transmission, we have significant opportunities for Sencore in Brazil.” — Patty Grasso, Latin American regional sales manager, Sencore