VidTrans 2012 Product Preview Sencore | Booth 11

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


Sencore Products at VidTrans 2012:

MPEG2/4 Transcoder TXS 3453

The Sencore TXS 3453 transcoder delivers multiple channels of best-in-class, high-performance, reliable transcoding and transrating in a high-density 1-RU chassis. 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. This makes the transcoder an ideal solution for supplying MPEG-2 to legacy cable systems, providing efficient, high-quality H.264 video for an IPTV deployment, or reducing video bandwidth while maintaining quality in a bandwidth-limited application.  The product supports both MPEGoIP and ASI input and output, and offers up to 16 channels of transcoding and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies in a 1-RU rackmount chassis.

MRD 3187B Receiver/Decoder

Sencore’s MRD 3187B receiver/decoder 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 adapt the product to almost any signal monitoring, processing and decoding, or retransmission application without burdening themselves with the cost of unneeded hardware options. The MRD 3187B features new PID and service filtering features, 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.

Multiplexer Ingest/ IP Output DMG 3000

Sencore’s Digital Media Gateway hosts several IP signal processing capabilities in a single chassis. Support for IP, ASI, QAM, and RF signals allow for enhanced density for video 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. 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 QAM outputs.

Quality of Service Monitoring for IP/OTT Delivery Networks

The Sencore VideoBRIDGE product line offers single-point and system-wide monitoring and analysis of transports 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 new VB330 Dual Port probes add 10GbE analysis capabilities to Sencore’s existing 1GbE offering.  In addition, the VB220 IP-PROBE monitoring platform works in any network where digital video is carried across an IP infrastructure. This network service tool is ideal for both pure IPTV networks and hybrid networks with IP transport cores (such as digital cable and terrestrial networks). Finally, new OTT features are available for the VideoBRIDGE probes that allow full monitoring of OTT transmissions, both in the headend and in the field, providing the operator with full confidence in the OTT integrity and delivery.


Sencore Quote:

“At VidTrans 2012, Sencore will showcase signal processing and content conversion solutions that have been designed for today’s increasingly popular IP- and OTT-based applications,” said Joe Sucharda, vice president, marketing at Sencore. “Our featured solutions offer decoding, multiplexing, parsing, and monitoring capabilities, while reducing operating costs and offering seamless interoperability with existing infrastructure.”