With the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard breaking compatibility with traditional broadcast transport streams, the need convert these signals to support retransmission on existing cable, IPTV and satellite systems is set to grow rapidly.
Sencore’s new TXS 3800 is a robust and reliable multi-channel 1RU ATSC 3.0 to Transport Stream transcoder that is ideally suited to help MVPDs convert ATSC 3.0 to the formats and video/audio CODECs they need for their existing distribution systems.
The TXS 3800 includes both an ATSC 3.0 RF input for receiving directly off-air or an IP input for receiving the new-format streams from an external demodulator. These streams are then repackaged into transport streams and the video and audio are transcoded into compatible CODECs, resolutions and formats. Additionally, the main caption services are transcoded back into 708/608. The converted streams are then output as IP multicasts or unicasts for distribution. The powerful and high-quality transcoder in the TXS 3800 can transcode and repackage up to four programs/services.
Unit configuration is done using the intuitive web GUI or through an automation system utilizing the SNMP or webservices API.