AppearTV XC5X00
XC 5000
XC 5100
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SYSTEM OF CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL OPERATORS
Appear TV is dedicated to providing world class platforms that enable operators to deliver professional
broadcast services at the highest possible quality. Our portfolio is built around modular platforms
hosting a wide selection of interoperable modules that give unparalleled configuration possibilities.
Through its clever and robust design, the integrated architecture offers superior reliability that can
meet even the most demanding operator requirements.
A key feature of the products is the ability to accommodate customers preferred system architectures
while reducing complexity. It is possible to build an entire broadcast system within a single chassis
or distribute it between several discreet stages or distributed architectures. Appear TV’s deep
understanding of the market and close co-operation with operators in the design of products ensures
the ability to provide optimal solutions for a wide array of fixed or wireless networks. Our philosophy
greatly reduces the cost of ownership and ensures that operators can simultaneously handle legacy
challenges and evolve through the introduction of brand new services.
Appear TV’s XC5000 and XC5100 are our latest generation carrier grade platforms with 1RU and
4RU chassis options of unmatched power and versatility. There are no restrictions even for the most
intensive processing requirement. Both units feature uprated dual-redundant and hot swappable
power supplies, increased cooling, enhanced redundancy and a number of other features.
An advanced user friendly GUI offers an intuitive and comprehensive management of the many
features of the system. The exhaustive multi-level alarm system, together with the easiness for
integration to 3rd party management systems, enables full automatic control. The possibility of
centralized monitoring simplifies deployment and streamlines maintenance.
Appear TV classifies its modules into different categories depending on the functionality. These
include switching, input for content aggregation, compression, processing, output and decoding
modules. All modules can be combined freely to provide the desired functionality. The latest
innovations include the possibility to deliver and convert both analog and digital broadcast services,
from point to point, or from point to multipoint and in any format to any screen.
All modules and functions are further described within the ‘modules’ section of this brochure.
Complete solutions for ever y
major broadcast segment
Advanced architec ture
designed to save space, energy
and resources
CHASSIS
Appear TV offers two different chassis: the 4RU XC5000 chassis which can hold 16 modules and the 1RU XC5100 chassis which can hold
6 modules. In addition, each of the chassis houses a switch and management module that can be equipped with dual IP I/Os. Both chassis
variants have dual-redundant and hot swappable power supplies. Each unit with its hot swappable modules allows for various redundancy
scenarios.
Any of the modules listed under the Input, Encoding/Transcoding, Processing, Output and Decoder sections can be combined into the
same chassis. Only chassis space or total throughput will limit the number of modules that can be fitted. The chassis has been designed for
a throughput of 850 Mbit/s of MPEG TS data and 250 services. In selected configurations, capacity can be increased to 1700 Mbit/s and 500
services (please contact Appear TV for more information)
The 4RU chassis has four independent fan modules that operate and are monitored independently. The four fan modules are identical and
support hot-swap. The 1RU chassis has one preassembled fan module consisting of 6 fans. The fan module is hot-swappable as one complete
module. The internal temperature is monitored and if a fan fails, the remaining fans will compensate by increasing the speed.
FEATURES
4RU - XC5000
1RU - XC5100
• Modular configuration with up to
• Modular configuration with up to
16+2 board positions
• WEB based configuration, SNMP Alarms,
SOAP/XML interface
6+1 board positions
• WEB based configuration, SNMP Alarms,
SOAP/XML interface
• Forced air-cooling (front to back)
• Forced air-cooling (front to back)
• Dual redundant hot-swappable power supply
• Dual redundant hot-swappable power supply
• Remote reset of power
• Remote reset of power
• 4 individually monitored hot-swappable fans
• Swappable fan module
• Hot-swappable modules
• Hot-swappable modules
• 100-240V AC power
• 100-240V AC or -48V DC power
DIMENSIONS
4RU (XC5000)
440 ×177 ×400 (w × h × d mm)
SWITCH
IPIO Contr ol
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Data B
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1RU (XC5100)
440 ×44 ×480 (w × h × d mm)
CONTROL
DATA A
DATA B
The XC5000 and XC5100 use the same set of modules and same SW,
The modules can therefore not be interchanged between
but the front plates are different.
XC5000 and XC5100.
Module plate for XC5000
Module plate for XC5100
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SWITCH MODULES
The switch module is used to enable MPEG traffic distribution within the chassis and provides the Man Machine Interface (MMI), enabling
configuration and management of the chassis.
The XC5000 chassis has dedicated positions for the switch module in slot 0 with an optional (for selected configurations) redundant switch
module in slot 17. The switch module can be equipped with two independent IP IO ports as an option. The XC5100 chassis provides an
integrated switch module in the front with IP IO as standard. The switch module for XC5100 is functionally identical to the switch module used
in the larger XC5000 chassis, but has a different hardware layout.
At least one switch module is required in all chassis. In addition to being the active part of the internal backplane, the switch module provides
the central control and management interface. When equipped with two IP IO data ports, reception or streaming of MPEG compliant
transport streams over UDP/RTP is supported by the module. Each port operates independently and can be configured as either IP in or IP out
supporting full 850 Mbit/s TS data rate and up to 250 MPEG services. The switch module can be provided with either RJ45 connectors or SFP
connectors on the two data ports. When equipped with two data ports, the module also has a Gen Lock input port. The switch module is hotswappable for easy maintenance.
The Switch IP IO MMI module can also be ordered to include a GPS receiver for terrestrial SFN applications. For the XC5000, this is a separate
module that must be placed in slot 1, while for XC5100, it is an add-on module for the switch module. One SMA connector for connecting
either a GPS antenna or a 1 PPS reference is then available. It is also possible to order without the GPS radio module so that it just provides a
high stability oscillator providing locking to a 1 PPS or 10MHz reference signal.
SWITCH MODULES FOR XC5000
Switch Module with Management
Clock Reference Module
• Gbit/s routing between modules in a chassis
• Enables WEB management
• 10/100/1000BaseT management port (RJ45)
• 1 slot wide
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Switch Module with Management
2 × 10/100/1000 Base-T
Switch Module with Management
Dual SFP
• Gbit/s routing between modules in a chassis
• 2 × Gbit RJ45 input or output port for data
• Frame Synchronization input (genlock)
• Up to 850 Mbit/s TS rate per data port
• Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports streaming of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports seamless (hitless) input redundancy and cloned output
• Multiplexing on output with PSI/SI regeneration (license)
• Service filtering
• FEC encoding and decoding (license)
• Enables WEB management
• 10/100/1000 BaseT management port (RJ45)
• 1 slot wide
• Gbit/s routing between modules in a chassis
• 2 × Gbit SFP input or output port for data
• Frame Synchronization input (genlock)
• Up to 850 Mbit/s TS rate per data port
• Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports streaming of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports seamless (hitless) input redundancy and cloned output
• Multiplexing on output with PSI/SI regeneration (license)
• Service filtering
• FEC encoding and decoding (license)
• Enables WEB management
• 10/100/1000 BaseT management port (RJ45)
• 1 slot wide
GPS antenna input
1 pps input reference
10 MHz test output
1 pps test output
1 slot wide
SWITCH MODULES FOR XC5100
Switch Module with Management
2 × 10/100/1000 Base-T
Switch Module with Management
Dual SFP
• Gbit/s routing between modules in a chassis
• 2 × Gbit RJ45 input or output port for data
• Frame Synchronization input (genlock)
• Up to 850 Mbit/s TS rate per data port
• Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports streaming of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports seamless (hitless) input redundancy and cloned output
• Multiplexing on output with PSI/SI regeneration (license)
• Service filtering
• FEC encoding and decoding (license)
• Enables WEB management
• 10/100/1000 BaseT management port (RJ45)
• Gbit/s routing between modules in a chassis
• 2 × Gbit SFP input or output port for data
• Frame Synchronization input (genlock)
• Up to 850 Mbit/s TS rate per data port
• Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports streaming of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports seamless (hitless) input redundancy and cloned output
• Multiplexing on output with PSI/SI regeneration (license)
• Service filtering
• FEC encoding and decoding (license)
• Enables WEB management
• 10/100/1000 BaseT management port (RJ45)
MPEG INPUT MODULES
Appear TV has a wide range of input modules making it the most effective content aggregation solution on the market. An input module
analyzes incoming transport streams and extracts selected MPEG services from the desired physical input interface (eg. ASI, IP, DVB-S/S2,
DVB-C or DVB-T/T2). Each input module type is based on embedded hardware design offering high density and reliability. The ability to mix
input types freely within a chassis enables multiple MPEG transport streams originating from a variety of sources to be received and processed
in parallel. Received signals can be demodulated, de-multiplexed and distributed to other modules inside the chassis via the backplane.
A wide range of input modules are available including IP, ASI, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C and DVB-T/T2. The chassis supports any combination of input
modules limited only by available slot space. Each input module is designed to receive up to 850Mbit/s of MPEG TS rate or 250 services. In
re-multiplexing mode, all services are de-multiplexed by the input module before passed onto the backplane. Unused services are blocked
by the input module to avoid propagating them further, which increases efficiency. The full content of an input port can be mapped
transparently to an output port with the option to perform PID filtering or service filtering.
FEATURES
• Scalable
• Easy to configure from one
common web GUI interface
• Compact with multiple inputs
• Hot swappable
• Modular
per module
• Advanced input analysis and
status information
• Wide range of input types
• Mix and match card types freely,
and add as many as you need
INPUT MODULES
IP Input
Dual IP IO
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• 2 × Gbit RJ45 or SFP input port for data (or 1×in and 1×out)
• Up to 850 Mbit/s TS rate per data port
• Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports seamless (hitless) input redundancy
• Service filtering
• Supports FEC (SMPTE 2022) (license)
• Input analysis
• 1 slot wide
10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) or SFP input
Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast reception
Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
Service filtering
Supports FEC (SMPTE 2022) (Ext HW + license)
Input analysis
1 slot wide
DVB-C Input
ASI Input
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4 × QAM inputs
1 × F connector
0.87–6.9 Ms/s
Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
Service filtering
ASI monitoring port
Input analysis
1 slot wide
4 × ASI inputs
4 × BNC connectors
213 Mbit/s Burst mode or 72 Mbit/s Spread mode per input
Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
Service filtering
Input analysis
1 slot wide
DVB-S/S2 Input
Enhanced DVB-S/S2 Input
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• 4 × DVB-S/S2 inputs
• 4 × F connectors
• DVB-S, DVB-S2 QPSK, 8PSK and 16APSK modes
• 950 – 2150 MHz Frequency Range
• 1-45 MSym/s
• DVB-S 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 FEC
• DVB-S/S2 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 FEC
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Supports multistream reception
• Service filtering
• ASI monitoring port
• Input analysis
• 2 slots wide
4 × DVB-S/S2 inputs
4 × F connectors
DVB-S, DVB-S2 QPSK and 8PSK modes
950 – 2150 MHz Frequency Range
1-45 MSym/s DVB-S (mode dependent)
5-30 MSym/s DVB-S2
1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 FEC (mode dependent)
Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
Service filtering
ASI monitoring port
Input analysis
2 slots wide
DVB-T Input
DVB-T/T2 Input
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• 4 × DVB-T/T2 receivers per module.
• Input ports option:
1 × F connector, signal is split and distributed internally
4 × F connectors, one per demodulator
• Frequency range 47-862MHz
• Carrier mode:
DVB-T: 2k, 8k
DVB-T2: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k
• Modulation:
DVB-T: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
DVB-T2: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 128QAM, 256QAM
• Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
• Service filtering on input
• Input analysis
• 1 slot wide
4 × COFDM inputs
1 × F connector
Frequency range 47-862MHz
1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 FEC
2k and 8k carrier mode
QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM modulation
Supports reception of MPTS and SPTS
Service filtering
ASI monitoring port
Input analysis
1 slot wide
ENCODING/TRANSCODING MODULES
Broadcast encoders/transcoders
Appear TV’s encoding and transcoding module utilizes the latest-generation compression technology to process large numbers of services
efficiently and with exceptional quality. Appear TV’s MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (also known as Part 10 or H.264) encoder solutions are able
to encode digital video data in all common distribution profiles from SD to HD. Input is SDI/HDSDI with embedded audio (AES available
as option) or composite video with balanced analog stereo. The transcoder solution is able to transcode digital video data in all common
distribution profiles from SD to HD. The transcoder module is able to transcode AVC to MPEG-2, MPEG-2 to MPEG-2, MPEG-2 to AVC and AVC
to AVC. Both the encoders and transcoders support statistical multiplexing to further optimize bandwidth utilization.
Multiscreen transcoders
Appear TV’s multiscreen transcoding module (for OTT) is a fully integrated, hardware-based system capable of simultaneously preparing
multiple profiles from any input source in any format for distribution to a mobile or fixed platform utilizing an unmanaged network (such
as a wi-fi network or the internet) for content delivery. The target device could be a high definition television in the home, a high-resolution
computer screen, a tablet or simple low-cost devices using lower-resolution web and mobile-based profiles. The system accommodates
specific device formats at different bit rates optimized for each destination device while maintaining a high QoS and exceptional reliability.
The latest evolution of the multiscreen transcoding module allows users to simultaneously transcode a higher number of HD and SD inputs
with exceptional channel density. The hardware platform makes the transcoder ideally suited for today’s shift towards increasing channel
counts and more HD resolutions. The result is a vastly improved real-time compression performance and efficiency that only solutions
architected in hardware can deliver.
FEATURES
• Modular
• Exceptional video quality
• Compact HW based
encoding/transcoding
• Supports MPEG-2 and MPEG-4
SD and HD
• Power and space efficient
• Scalable
• Segmentation agnostic:
Can be used with customers
having existing segmentation
infrastructure
• Complete: Use with other
modules to build a complete
solution within a chassis
• Can be used to create hybrid
broadcast / OTT capable
platforms
ENCODING/TRANSCODING MODULES
HD/SD SDI Encoder
SD/HD Transcoder
• Encodes up to 2 HD or 4 SD channels
• 2 HD-SDI or up to 4 SD-SDI inputs,
BNC connectors
• Available variants:
Dual HD Encoder with AES option
Quad SD upgradable to Dual HD
• Operates in three different Encoder Rate control modes:
Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
Capped Variable Bit Rate (CVBR)
Statistical Multiplexing
• MPEG-2/4 SD/HD encoding
• Picture in picture support
• Logo insertion
• 1 slot wide
• Transcodes up to 2 HD or 4 SD channels
• Full decode and re-encode
• MPEG-2/4 SD/HD transcoding
• Operates in three different Encoder Rate control modes:
Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
Capped Variable Bit Rate (CVBR)
Statistical Multiplexing (in future release)
• 1 slot wide
MS Transcoder (OTT)
Analogue Encoder
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• Encodes up to 2 SD + PIP or 4 SD channels
• 4 mini BNC with composite video input
• 25 pin mini D-sub for audio:
4 balanced analogue audio
or 2 AES/EBU audio
• MPEG-2 and MPEG 4 SD encoding
• Constant bit-rate (CBR)
• Capped variable bit-rate (CVBR)
• Logo insertion
• 1 slot wide
Transcodes up to four services into multiple profiles
Transcodes single service into 4 HD or 28 sub SD profiles
Profile range from 1920×1080p to 240×180p*
Resolution conversion
Frame rate reduction
GOP alignment
Audio transcoding
1 slot wide
*For complete list of available profiles, please contact Appear TV
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EPG and audio leveling
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information can be imported via a dedicated IP interface using XMLTV format.
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An Appear TV head-end can take more than one Audio Leveling module, allowing operators to cater
for hundreds of channels simultaneously.
FEATURES
• Provides integrated
• Modular
• Customizable to specific
operator demands
functionality normally requiring
separate chassis or servers
• Powerful MPEG processing with
high throughput
• High density
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tions and product availability are subject to change without notice.
PROCESSING MODULES
Bulk Descrambler
SIM Bulk Descrambler
• Descrambles up to 250 services (850 Mbit/s)
• Integrated with soft clients for ECM handling
(no smart card required)
• Support for both DVB-CA and AES descrambling
• Integrated with Verimatrix and Latens
• BISS descrambling
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Scrambler
Descrambler
• DVB CA compliant scrambling (CSA) and AES
compliant scrambling
• Scrambles up to 250 services, maximum 850 Mbit/s
• Supports scrambling of MPEG-2 and H264 in SD &HD
• DVB Simulcrypt compliant
• 10/100/1000BaseT IP interface towards
CA system (RJ45)
• Handles up to 250 ECMs
• 1 slot wide
• 2 × DVB Common interface
• Descrambling of 10 services per CAM (depends on
common interface)
• Support for all major CA systems and CAMs
• 1 slot wide
Digital Audio Leveling
EPG
• For equalisation of audio in TV and Radio services
within a digital head-end
• Audio volume control in an MPEG domain
• Audio leveling of 250 channels
• Supports MPEG 1, layer 1 / 2 audio
• Adjustment range ± 30 dB
• 1 slot wide
• Re-generation of EIT schedule on selected output ports
• Gathers EIT information from all input ports
• EPG data is filtered and regenerated to reflect
new channel plan
• Supports multiple of networks
• Configurable play out rate with prioritization
• Configurable period to be played out
• EPG synchronization between multiple ATV units
• 1 slot wide
Note: For Dynamic audio leveling (Interface options),
please contact Appear TV.
Descrambles up to 250 services (850 Mbit/s)
Smart Card based descrambling (SIM)
Support for both DVB-CA and AES descrambling
Integrated with Conax
BISS descrambling
2 slot wide
MPEG OUTPUT MODULES
Appear TV offers a large number of different output modules that can be used in various applications. All output modules have powerful
MPEG multiplexing and PSI/SI/PSIP capabilities to enable operators to maximize the potential of their network. Each output module has been
designed to support 850 Mbit/s transport stream data-rate and 250 services.
IP and ASI output
The IP output module is a high capacity module with full multiplexing and PSI/SI regeneration targeted at linear broadcasting. The IP output
modules support any combination of MPTS and SPTS as long as the total number of services is less than 250 and the total transport stream
bit-rate is less than 850 Mbit/s. Each output port supports IPv4, IPv6, source specific multicast, generation of FEC according to SMPTE 2022
and Appear TV’s unique IP output redundancy solution.
For legacy systems an ASI output module with 4 independent ASI outputs is available. Each ASI output supports up to 213 Mbit/s in burst
mode or 72 Mbit/s in spread (byte) mode.
Modulated output
All Appear TV’s modulated output modules are based on a full digital modulation and up-conversion architecture developed in house to
provide the best possible output quality. Appear TV’s leading edge DVB-T/T2 modulator is fully frequency agile for terrestrial transmitters,
MMDS systems or for DVB-T/T2 modulation into cable networks. This high density modulator is capable of producing up to 4 DVB-T or 2
DVB-T2 modulated channels, offering more throughput and improved error resiliency. For terrestrial operation, the modulator supports SFN
with either MIP TS or T2MI as input .
Appear TV’s advanced DVB-S/S2 modulator is a fully frequency agile modulator aimed at modulating SD/HD services on to satellite. This
high density modulator is capable of producing up to 2 DVB-S or DVB-S2 modulated channels. The solution offers broadcasters a higher rack
density and lower power consumption, compared to alternative solutions and comes with advanced functionality like pre-compensation. The
DVB-S/S2 modulator is available in two different output configurations: IF or L-band.
Appear TV’s compact QAM solution generates 16 QAM frequencies for cable networks. The module support both full re-multiplexing and
transparent mapping with optional NIT replacement and PID/Service blocking making it one of the most versatile QAM modulation solutions
for linear broadcasting on the market. Appear TV’s QAM solution is ideal for regional cable head-ends where additional processing are
required like service filtering, local re-multiplexing, local encoding, SI regeneration, EPG regeneration, etc.
Terrestrial GW solutions
The gateway module transforms an Appear TV chassis into a complete solution for DVB-T and T2. It combines the MPEG multiplexing, PSI/SI
generation and gateway roles into a single module. Combining this with modules to perform encoding, transcoding and scrambling enables
a unique integrated head-end design eliminating the need for a traditional multiple box approach with the added complexity. The Appear TV
gateway module supports DVB-T with MIP timestamp insertion or DVB-T2 T2MI encapsulation with SFN timestamps together with multi PLP
support. The terrestrial gateway module is available with ASI or IP outputs and can support up to 4 separate gateways per module (2 on ASI
out). Integrated redundancy schemes are available to go beyond what is commonly available today and provide seamless protection of the
distribution chain as well as the SFN network.
FEATURES
• Modular
• Integrated
• Scalable
• High density
• Flexible
• Seamless redundancy options
• Intelligent, automatic
redundancy solutions
• Powerful multiplexing with high
throughput
• Integrated multiplexing & PSI/SI
re-generation
OUTPUT MODULES
IP Output
Dual IP IO
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1 × Gbit output port for data
10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) or SFP output
Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast transmission
Streaming of up to 850 Mbit/s
Maximum 250 services
Supports streaming of SPTS and MPTS
Supports multiplexing and transparent pass-through
PSI/SI/PSIP regeneration
Supports FEC (SMPTE 2022) (Ext HW + license)
1 slot wide
2 × Gbit output port for data (or 1×in and 1×out)
10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) or SFP output
Up to 850 Mbit/s per data port TS
Supports UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
Supports streaming of MPTS and SPTS
Supports cloned output
Supports multiplexing and transparent pass-through
PSI/SI/PSIP regeneration
Supports FEC (SMPTE 2022) (license)
1 slot wide
ASI Output
QAM Modulator
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4 × ASI outputs
4 × BNC connectors
213 Mbit/s per output
4 different multiplexed outputs
Supports multiplexing and transparent pass-through
PSI/SI/PSIP regeneration
1 slot wide
16 QAM modulators, 4 and 4 paired
2 × 75 Ω RF output (EN/IEC 60728-5) - F connector
Full digital modulation and up-conversion
DOCSIS 3.0 RF compliant
32 / 64 / 128 / 256 QAM modulation
Frequency range of 47 – 862 MHz
Supports multiplexing and transparent pass-through
PSI/SI/PSIP regeneration
ITU-TJ83. Annex A/B/C
1 slot wide
DVB-S/S2 Modulator
DVB-T/T2 Terrestrial Modulator (Exciter)
• 2 DVB-S/S2 modulated carriers per module
• Connectors:
IF › 1 × F connector + 1 × F for monitoring per output
L-band › 1 × SMA connector + 1 × F for monitoring per output
• Based on ETSI EN 300 421 and ETSI EN 302 307 standards
• Output options:
IF › 50-200 MHz
L-band › 950-2150 MHz
• Modulation:
DVB-S › QPSK
DVB-S2 › QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK, 32-APSK
• Symbol rate: 0.5-45 Mbaud
• Static precorrection (linear/non-linear)
• Supports multiplexing and transparent pass-through
• PSI/SI/PSIP regeneration
• 1 slot wide
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DVB-T/T2 Cable Modulator
DVB-T/T2 GW
• 4 DVB-T modulators (ETSI EN 300744)
• 2 DVB-T2 modulators (ETSI EN 302 755)
• Connectors:
COFDM › 1 × F connector + 1 × F for monitoring per module
DVB-T2 › 1 × BNC connector + 1 × BNC for monitoring per output
• Full digital modulation and up-conversion
• 5, 6, 7, 8 MHz bandwidth
• Frequency range 47-862 MHz, fully agile
• Output levels: -12 to 2.2 dBm
• PSI/SI regeneration
• 1 slot wide
• IP or ASI out options:
10/100/1000 BaseT (RJ45) or SFP output on IP
2 × (1+1) ASI out
• Supports DVB-T MIP insertion and DVB-T2 T2MI generation
• 4 independent gateways per module (2 for T2MI on ASI out)
• Supports up to 240 PLPs
• Regionalization options
• PAPR and MISO support
• Full (Re-)multiplexing support (per PLP)
• PSI/SI regeneration
• Supports SMPTE 2022 FEC (license)
• 1 slot wide
2 DVB-T2 or 2 DVB-T independent outputs
1 × BNC connector + 1 × BNC for monitoring per output
Monitoring ports for each output
VHF/UHF, 50 Ω BNC, 47-862 MHz
Output levels: -15 to 0 dBm
Based on ETSI EN 300 744 and ETSI EN 302 755 standards
Supports multiplexing and transparent pass-through (mode A)
Support for SFN (ETSI TS 102 733 T2-MI)
Support for multiple PLPs
Supports multiplexing and transparent
PSI/SI regeneration
1 slot wide
DECODER
A key feature of Appear TV platforms is the ability to use a common hardware platform to deliver high quality analog and digital TV services
simultaneously. The SDI/HDSDI outputs and optional AES/EBU audio outputs are ideal for downlink and rebroadcast, or for monitoring
purposes.
Simulcasting
The high performance decoders with RF modulation are ideal for operators wanting to eliminate the need to distribute analog channels over
the core network. Appear TV’s decoder modules with RF output support PAL, SECAM and NTSC together with A2, NICAM and MTS stereo
audio modulation. Based on a full digital-modulation and up-conversion architecture, the decoder with RF modulation gives the best RF
performance possible.
Appear TV FM radio decoders offer cable operators a compact solution for the delivery of radio services. Each radio module decodes 8 MPEG
stereo audio tracks and FM modulates the audio with RDS. The FM radio module can be combined with decoders and digital QAM modulator,
making them a complete remote head-end for cable operators.
FEATURES
• Modular
• Scalable
• High density with up to 40
analogue RF modulated TV
channels in 4RU
• Integrated analogue simulcast
solution for video and FM radio
• MPEG-2/4 SD/HD decoding
• Digital RF modulation
DECODER MODULES
Dual MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI Output
Dual MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI Output
& AES Audio option
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2 decoders per module
2 × BNC with SDI/HDSDI outputs per decoder
MPEG2 and MPEG4 (H264) SD and HD
Frame Synchronization (Genlock) support (HW option)
Dolby® Digital Plus (HW option)
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding, Downmix from
5.1 to 2.0 (Lo/Ro & Lt/Rt), Compression Modes (Line & RF)
Conversion Dolby® Digital Plus to Dolby® Digital
VBI re-insertion (WSS, WST/EBU Teletext, VPS, VITS)
VANC re-insertion (WSS, Teletext, VPS, DPI, AFD, EBU Subtitles)
DVB and EBU subtitling
1 slot wide
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2 decoders per module
1 SD/HDSDI output per decoder
1 AES audio output per decoder
MPEG2 and MPEG4 (H264) SD and HD video
MPEG-1 Layer 1/2, MPEG-2 Layer 2, MPEG4 AAC-LC, MPEG4
AAC plus v.1/2 audio
Dolby® Digital Plus (HW option)
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding, Downmix
from 5.1 to 2.0 (Lo/Ro & Lt/Rt), Compression Modes (Line & RF)
Conversion Dolby® Digital Plus to Dolby® Digital
VBI re-insertion (WSS, WST/EBU Teletext, VPS, VITS)
VANC re-insertion (WSS, Teletext, VPS, DPI, AFD, EBU
Subtitles)
DVB and EBU subtitling
1 slot wide
Dual MPEG 2/4 Decoder with Composite Output
FM Radio with RDS Output
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2 decoders per module
Composite PAL and NTSC Video output - BNC connectors
Balanced Stereo Audio output – D-sub connector
MPEG2 and MPEG4 (H264) SD and HD
Dolby® Digital Plus (HW option)
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding, Downmix
from 5.1 to 2.0 (Lo/Ro & Lt/Rt), Compression Modes (Line & RF)
• VBI re-insertion (WSS, WST/EBU Teletext, VPS, VITS)
• DVB and EBU subtitling
• 1 slot wide
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Dual MPEG-2/4 Decoder with High Performance
RF Modulation and Stereo Sound Output
Quad Decoder with RF Output
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2 outputs per decoder
MPEG-2/4 (H264) SD and HD
PAL › B/G, SECAM › D/K
HD downconversion to SD
Dolby® Digital Plus (HW option)
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding, Downmix
from 5.1 to 2.0 (Lo/Ro & Lt/Rt), Compression Modes (Line & RF)
VBI re-insertion (WSS, WST/EBU Teletext, VPS, VITS)
DVB and EBU subtitling
High performance RF modulation and up-conversion
47 - 862 MHz frequency range
F connector output with both channels combined
2 DVB Common Interfaces. One per channel
Dual stereo to dual mono conversion
NICAM or A2 stereo audio (option)
2 slots wide
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8 independent radio channels per module
Decoding of MPEG-1,2 audio
FM modulation and up-conversion to FM band
Fully agile independent frequency
setting for each channel
RDS insertion - UECP SPB490 or static
One RF output connector, F-type, with all 8 channels
MPX test output
1 slot wide
4 or 8 decoders and RF modulators
MPEG-2/4 (H264) SD and HD decoding (half can be HD)
PAL› B/G, D/K, I
SECAM › B/G, D/K
NTSC › M
HD downconversion to SD
Dolby® Digital Plus (HW option)
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding, downmix
from 5.1 to 2.0 (Lo/Ro & Lt/Rt), Compression modes (Line &
RF)
VBI re-insertion (WSS, WST/EBU Teletext, VPS, VITS)
DVB and EBU subtitling
RF modulation and up-conversion
47-862 MHz frequency range
2 F connector output ports, up to 4 channels per port
2 DVB Common Interfaces per decoder module
2 or 3 slots wide
Dolby® Digital Plus Professional Decoder. ‘Dolby‘ and the ‘double-D‘ symbol are trademarks of Dolby® Laboratories.
REDUNDANCY
( AWA R D W I N N I N G )
Appear TV’s intelligent redundancy software provides seamless integration between broadcast equipment and IP networks. It protects every
stage and provides automatic backup in case of service stream failure at input, protection from internal failures, and intermittent or permanent
data losses within distribution networks without requiring complex control software.
Appear TV’s redundancy solution is unique in being the only solution in the IP television market to take a holistic view of operation and network
management. Redundancy configuration is simplified and automated, and operational routines are significantly reduced. The integrated
redundancy solutions offer operators compelling quality of service benefits and improved network reliability. The individual elements of this
integrated solution are further described below. For more detailed information please contact Appear TV.
Input redundancy
N+M redundancy (4RU chassis feature) (License)
The Appear TV system is equipped with an advanced input redundancy
switching mechanism. Any output service can be configured to have
a backup service from a different input TS regardless of input type.
Input switching can also be performed on TS level using ‘input port
redundancy’.
The Appear TV self-managed N+M redundancy for encoding and
transcoding provides a powerful option for broadcasters needing the
economies of N+M compression redundancy without the expense,
complexity and long term reliability concerns of a conventional
NMS. Rather than relying on external PC hardware, Appear TV have
integrated the redundancy control into the built in management
Redundancy switching can be set to automatic or manual. In system thus simplifying system configuration eliminating integration
automatic mode it is possible to choose from the following switching and operational issues between HW and management PC. It is the
perfect method for creating the intelligent ‘device islands’ that are
modes: Once (switch and stop), Floating or Reverting.
increasingly being favored by broadcasters when architecting new
solutions.
Seamless IP input redundancy (License)
The Appear TV Seamless IP Switch module makes it possible to
achieve seamless IP input redundancy switching between two The encoders and transcoders will be the only items within the chassis
distribution networks. The Seamless IP Switch combines an innovative in N+M configuration. Everything else will be 1+1. This includes any
alignment technique with a fast acting data switch making it possible input and output ports, all control and management functions, the
to reconstruct a perfect outgoing stream even from two imperfect backplane and the power supplies. Each 4RU chassis will be equipped
with backup encoder or transcoder module(s) capable of providing
network feeds.
module level replacement for any of the active encoders or transcoders
The Seamless IP Switch can regenerate the traffic received via two within the chassis. Multiple redundancy groups of encoders and
networks, so that both networks are used 100% of the time to back each transcoders can be defined in the same chassis. For encoding, the
other up. Using the data provided by both networks simultaneously, redundant control modules can drive a (HD)SDI video router directly
rather than just one, enables dramatic improvements in QoS
IP Output redundancy (License)
Internal Redundancy (4RU chassis feature)
The IP output redundancy system presents a network with multiple
sources from which it is possible to obtain the same service. Should
the service from one source be corrupted, the network can receive the
service from another source. The redundancy solution is service based
(multicast based) where the same service will be available for two or
more sources. As long as all sources with the same channel have the
same IP source address, the network will route just a single copy of
the multicast stream forward to the receiver based on routing cost. In
the event of a service issue within, or prior to, the Appear TV chassis,
the IP output module exploits standard IP protocols to trigger external
By having 1+1 redundancy on inputs and switch modules, all routers to switch to secondary sources.
components of the chassis are backed up, except for the decoder
and output modules which normally handle a subset of the available Where full redundancy is not required, partial redundancy strategies
channels. In case of failure of decoder or output modules, they can can be implemented. Systems can be configured to provide full
easily be hot-swapped, and the affected services will be up and redundancy of only selected premium or ‘must-carry’ services.
Operators can then choose not to replicate the input and descrambling
running in seconds.
functions of lower priority services, but still equip the chassis with
multiple IP output modules to provide limited fault tolerance.
By using Appear TV’s Internal Redundancy feature, all critical single
points of failure in the 4RU chassis are eliminated. This clever
mechanism facilitates configurations with redundant switch modules,
redundant backplanes, redundant IP inputs, redundant MMI (i.e.
management & control) as well as redundant power supplies. In case
of input, switch or MMI failure, all output modules or decoder modules
will switch backplane and log into the other MMI where it will receive
the services from the backup inputs and switch.
SWITCH MODULE SPECIFICATIONS
Switch Module
Bitrate Placement IP Input/Output
Interface Maximum data rate per port Maximum number of services per port
Data format Transport stream Service filtering Video format IP Input
IP de-jittering Forward Error Correction IP Output
Multiplexing Forward Error Correction Tables Supported
- PSI - SI - PSIP : Gbit/s routing between modules in a chassis
: 1 slot wide (4RU switch module must be placed in slot 0;
redundant module in slot 17)
: 2 × 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet or SFP
: Optical SFP (class 1 laser product)
: Up to 850 MBit/s per port TS rate
: 250
: UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
: SPTS and MPTS
: Yes
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD and MPEG-4 SD/HD
: PCR or CBR
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 input streams per data port (licensed)
: Yes (licensed)
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 output streams per data port (licensed)
: PAT, PMT, CAT
: SDT, NIT, EIT pf , TOT, TDT, BAT, AIT
: MGT, TVCT, CVCT
Frame Synchronization Input
Interface
: Accepts black burst and Tri-Level reference signal.*
Management
Interface
Built-in user interface
External interface
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
: Web
: SNMP for alarms, SOAP for configuration and status
* If SDI reference signal support is needed, contact your sales representative.
Clock Reference
GPS reference input
Antenna connector Impedance 1pps timing accuracy Active Antenna Voltage output Internal reference hold-over : SMA female
: 50 Ω
: < 100 ns RMS
: 0V, 3.3V(default) or 5V
: ≤1us in 4 hrs @ΔT= 0˚C
1pps reference input
Number of input ports Input connector type Impedance Input level 1pps (1Hz)
Internal reference hold-over :1
: BNC female
: TTL or 50 Ω
: TTL
: ≤1us in 4 hrs @ΔT= 0˚C
INPUT INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS
IP Input
Interface
Maximum data rate
Data format
Transport stream
Network de-jittering using PCR FEC (SMPTE 2022-1) : 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet and SFP interface
: Optical SFP (class 1 laser product)
: Up to 850 MBit/s
: UDP Multicast/Unicast, RTP
: SPTS and MPTS
: Yes
: 125 services
Dual IP IO
IP Input/Output
Interface
Operational mode
: 2×10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet and SFP
: The module can be configured to;
- 1 input and 1 output
- Seamless (Hitless) IP in
- Cloned IP out
- Dual IP in
Maximum data rate per port
Maximum number of services per port
Data format
Transport stream
Service filtering
Video format
IP Input
IP de-jittering
Forward Error Correction
IP Output
Multiplexing Forward Error Correction - Dual IP out
: Up to 850 Mbit/s per port in Seamless (Hitless) in, cloned
out or 1×IPIN + 1×IPOUT
: Up to 850 Mbit/s sum of both ports in Dual IP in or Dual
IP out mode
: 250
: UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
: SPTS and MPTS
: Yes
: Transport stream, MPEG-2/4 (H264) SD/HD
: Yes, based on PCR or CBR
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 input streams per data port (licensed)
: Yes (licensed)
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 output streams per data port (licensed)
ASI Input Key reference specification
Connector
Number of inputs per module
Maximum bit-rate per port
: EN 50083-9
: BNC female, 75Ω
:4
: Up to 213.7Mbit/s (burst)
DVB-S/S2 Input Key reference specifications
Connector Number of inputs per module Decoding
DVB-S Constellation DVB-S2 Constellation
DVB-S2 Constellation (Enhanced version)
Symbol rate DVB-S Symbol rate DVB-S2 Symbol rate DVB-S2 (Enhanced version)
FEC DVB-S FEC DVB-S2 QPSK FEC DVB-S2 8PSK FEC DVB-S2 (Enhanced version)
DVB-S2 FEC frames DVB-S2 FEC frames (Enhanced version)
Input level Input level (Enhanced version)
Frequency range LNB voltage Maximum LNB supply current LNB signaling Multiple streams (Enhanced version)
: EN 300 421, EN 302 307
: F female, 75Ω
:4
: LDPC and BCH
: QPSK
: QPSK, 8-PSK
: QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK
: 1–45 MSym/s
: 5–30 MSym/s
: 1–45 MSym/s
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
: Normal frames
: Short and Normal frames
: -70 to -25 dBm
: -70 to -20 dBm (16 APSK, 9/10 code rate)
: 950–2150 MHz
: 0/13/18 Volt
: 400 mA
: LNB voltage + 22kHz continuous tone
: Yes, 1 per input port
DVB-T input
Key reference specification Connector
Number of inputs per module
Input level
Frequency range
Channel bandwidth
Guard interval
Carrier mode
Hierarchy stream
Hierarchy mode
Carrier modulation
FEC code rate
Spectral inversion
: ETSI EN 300744
: F female, 75Ω
: 4 demodulators (one connector)
: -30 to -75 dBm (at 8MHz, 3/4, 64-QAM, gaussian channel)
: 47 – 862 MHz
: 7 and 8 MHz
: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
: 2k, 8k
: High and low priority
: All
: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: Automatic
DVB-T/T2 input
Number of DVB-T/T2 inputs per module Input connector Input connector configurations
:4
: F-female, 75 Ω
: 1 F connector internally split or
Input frequency range Input level range Minimum return loss DVB-T
Key reference specification FFT Size Guard Intervals FEC code rate Constellation Channel bandwidth
Hierarchy stream Hierarchy mode Spectral inversion 4 F connectors
: 47–862 MHz
: - 80 to -10 dBm (at T2, 8MHz, 256 QAM, 3/5, gaussian channel)
: 10 dB
: ETSI EN 300744, Nordig 2.0
: 2k, 8k
: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
: 6, 7, or 8 MHz
: High and Low priority
: All
: Automatic
DVB-T2 Key reference specification FFT Size Guard Interval FEC frame FEC code rate (PLP) Constellation (PLP) Channel bandwidth
Pilot pattern SISO and MISO transmission
Single and Multiple-PLPs
Spectral inversion Rotated constellation
: ETSI EN 302755, Nordig 2.1
: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 8k extended, 16k,
16k extended, 32k, 32k extended
: 1/4, 19/128, 1/8, 19/256, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128
: Normal (64k), Short (16k)
: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
: 5, 6, 7 or 8 MHz
: P1–P8
: Yes
: Yes
: Automatic
: Automatic
DVB-C Input
: EN 300 429, ITU-T J83 annex A, and C
: F female, 75Ω
: 4 demodulators (one connector)
: 47–862 MHz
: 6, 7 and 8 MHz
: 4, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM
: 0.87-7.2 Mbaud
: Automatic
: - 30 to -65 dBm (at 256 QAM, 6.9 Ms/s)
Key reference specification
Connector
Number of inputs per module
Frequency range
Channel bandwidth
QAM Mode
Symbol rate Spectrum inversion
Input power level
ENCODING/TRANSCODING SPECIFICATIONS
Encoder – SDI/HDSDI input HW options
Input Port options
Input Format
: Two HW options.
- Dual HD/SD Encoder with separate AES/EBU input
- Quad SD upgradable to Dual HD
: 4 BNC 75 Ω configured as:
- 2 SDI /HDSDI and 2 AES/EBU inputs, one per channel
- 4 SDI or 2 HDSDI, one per channel
: SMPTE 292M (HD SDI), SMPTE 259M (SD SDI)
Video Input
HD Resolutions
SD Resolutions : 1080i - 30Hz, 29.97Hz or 25Hz
: 720p – 60Hz, 59.94Hz or 50Hz
: 480i – 30Hz, 29.97Hz
: 576i – 25Hz
Video Pre-processing De-blocking Filter
Motion Compensated Temporal Filter (MCTF)
Horizontal Rescaling Inverse Telecine Detection
WSS Blanking
: Adjustable
: Adjustable
: From 1920 to 1440, 1280 or 960
: From 1280 to 960 or 640
: From 720 to 704, 640, 544, 528, 480 or 352
: Enable/Disable
: Removal of line 23 WSS from active video
Logo Insertion
File Format Position
Maximum Size
: PNG (8-bit RGBA) file per encoded channel
: User defined (pixel resolution)
: 192 × 128 (SD)
: 360 × 180 (720p)
: 480 × 270 (1080i)
Video Encoder Number of channels per module
MPEG-2 profiles
H.264/AVC profiles Rate Control Modes CBR Rate Range
GOP control Encoder Clock Picture-In-Picture
Aspect Ratio Control
Ancillary Data and VBI
VANC processing
Audio Input Embedded Audio
AES 3 Audio Encoder CODECs AAC Data Encapsulation
Channel Modes
Stereo pairs per video Injection of Private Data into service ENCODER – CVCBS input Number of channels
Input Port
Video Input Video Encoder
‘Dolby‘ and the ‘double-D‘ symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
: Up to 2 HD or 4 SD channels
: up to HP@HL (HD)
: up to HP@ML (SD)
: up to HP@L4.1 (HD)
: up to HP@L3.0 (SD)
: Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
: Capped VBR (CVBR) with QP target
: Statistical Multiplexing
: From 250kbps to limit by profile/level (max 38Mbps)
: Fixed or Dynamic with Scene Change Detection and
adaptive GOP structure
: Locked to SDI/HDSDI input
: 416×240, 352×288, 352×240, 192×192, 128×128, 128×96
or 96×96
: Manual, WSS or Video Index
: Closed Captioning (EIA 708)
: AFD (SMPTE 2016)
: Teletext (Extracted from VBI, OP47 or SMPTE-2031)
: VPS (Extracted from SMPTE-2031)
: WSS (Extracted from VBI, OP47 or SMPTE-2031)
: DPI (SCTE 104 VANC extraction and SCTE 35 Private Data
generation)
: According to SMPTE 272M (SD), SMPTE 299M (HD)
: 75 Ω BNC (Dual HD version only)
: MPEG-1 Layer 2
: AAC-LC
: HE-AAC v1
: HE-AAC v2
: Dolby® Digital pass-through
: ADTS or LATM selectable per encoded channel
: Stereo/Dual Mono/Mono
: 2 pairs for Dual HD/SD version from any codec above
: 1 pair for Quad SD version
: Additional 4 AAC-LC or 12 MPEG1 Layer 2 per module
shared between video ch (capacity reduced to half in
statmux mode)
: Teletext and DVB Subtitling PIDs can be mapped from
TS input to output service.
: 4 SD or 2 SD+PIP
: 4 Mini BNC 75 Ω, one per channel
25 Pin Compact D-sub for audio:
- 4 balanced analogue audio inputs
- 2 AES/EBU inputs
: PAL B/G/I/D/K
: SECAM D/K
: PAL Nc
: PAL M
: NTSC M
Number of channels per module
MPEG-2 profiles MPEG-4 AVC profiles Rate Control Modes Rate Range
GOP control : 4 SD or 2 SD w/PiP (2SD mode gives improved VQ)
: up to HP@ML
: up to HP@L3.0
: Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
: Capped VBR (CVBR) with QP target
: From 250kbps to limit by profile/level (max 38Mbps)
: Fixed or Dynamic with Scene Change Detection and
adaptive GOP structure
: Manual, WSS or Video Index
: 416×240, 352×288, 352×240, 192×192, 128×128, 128×96
or 96×96
Aspect Ratio Control
Picture-In-Picture
Video Pre-processing Inverse Telecine Detection
: Yes
De-blocking Filter
: Adjustable
Motion Compensated Temporal Filter (MCTF) : Adjustable
Horizontal Rescaling
: From 720 to 704, 640, 544, 528, 480 or 352
WSS Blanking
: Removal of line 23 WSS from active video
Logo Insertion
File Format Position
Maximum Size
: PNG (8-bit RGBA) file per encoded channel
: User defined (pixel resolution)
: 192 × 128 (SD)
Ancillary Data and VBI
VBI Extraction and processing
Audio Encoder
Audio CODECs AAC Data Encapsulation
Channel Modes
Encoded stereo pairs per video
Transcoder
Number of channels
: Closed Captioning (EIA 708)
: Teletext, WSS, VPS
Video Decoder
MPEG-2 profiles
H.264/AVC profiles : MPEG-1 Layer 2
: AAC-LC
: HE-AAC v1
: HE-AAC v2
: Dolby® Digital pass-through (from AES input)
: ADTS or LATM selectable per encoded channel
: Stereo/Dual Mono/Mono
: 2 pairs for 2SD+PIP configuration and 1 pair for 4 × SD
configuration
: Up to 2 HD or 4 SD channels
: Ranging from MP@ML (SD) to MP@HL (HD)
: Ranging from MP@L3.0, HP@L3.0 (SD) to MP@L4.0, HP@
L4.0 (HD)
Audio Decoder
Input format
: MPEG-1 Layer 2
: AAC-LC
: HE-AAC v1/2
Video Pre-processing Inverse Telecine Detection
De-blocking Filter
Motion Compensated Temporal Filter (MCTF) Horizontal Rescaling Rescaling
Video Encoder MPEG-2 profiles
H.264/AVC profiles Rate Control Modes : Yes
: Adjustable
: Adjustable
: From 1920 to 1440, 1280 or 960
: From 1280 to 960 or 640
: From 720 to 704, 640, 544, 528, 480 or 35
: Downconversion HD to SD (requires SD license)
: MP@HL (HD)
: MP@ML (SD)
: MP@L4.1, HP@L4.1 (HD)
: MP@L3.0, HP@L3.0 (SD)
: Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
: Capped VBR (CVBR) with QP target
: Statistical Multiplexing
CBR Rate Range
GOP structure Clock Modes Picture-In-Picture
: From 250kbps to limit by profile/level (max 19Mbps)
: Automatic or Manual
: Locked to input
: 416×240, 352×288, 352×240, 192×192, 128×128, 128×96
or 96×96
Audio Encoder
MPEG-1 Layer 2
ACC-LC
AAC Data Encapsulation
Channel Modes
Pass-through
Private Data MS Transcoder Number of input channels
: Up to 8 stereo pairs per module (4 in statmux mode)
: Up to 4 stereo pairs per module (2 in statmux mode)
: ADTS or LATM selectable per encoded channel
: Stereo/Dual Mono/Mono
: MPEG1 Layer II
: AAC-LC
: HE-AACv1/2
: Dolby® Digital (AC-3)
: Dolby® Digital Plus (E-AC-3)
: Synchronization (Teletext, DVB Subtitling etc) is maintained through transcoder.
Video Decoder
MPEG-2 profiles
MPEG-4 AVC profiles : Up to 4 HD channels*
: Ranging from MP@ML (SD) to MP@HL (HD)
: up to HP@L4.2 (1080p60)
up to MP@L4.2 (1080p60)
up to BP@L4.1 (1080i60)
Audio Decoder
Input format
: MPEG-1 Layer 2. Modes: 1.0 (mono), 2.0 (stereo)
: AAC-LC. Modes: 2.0, 5.1 (downmixed to 2.0)
: HE-AAC v1/2. Modes: 2.0, 5.1 (downmixed to 2.0)
: Dolby® Digital (AC-3) : Modes: 2.0, 5.1 (downmixed to 2.0)**
: Dolby® Digital Plus (E-AC-3): Modes: 2.0, 5.1, 7.1 (downmixed to 2.0)**
Pass-through
: MPEG1 Layer II
: AAC-LC
: HE-AACv1/2
: Dolby® Digital (AC-3)
: Dolby® Digital Plus (E-AC-3)
Video Encode
MPEG-4 AVC Profiles
: up to HP@4.0
: up to MP@4.0
: up to BP@4.0
Resolutions @ 59.94 fps or 50.00 fps
: 720p › 1280, 960, 854
Resolutions @ 29.97 fps or 25.00 fps
: 1080p › 1920, 1440, 1280, 960, 720, 640
720p › 1280, 960, 854
640p › 960
576p › 1024, 768, 720, 352***
540p › 960
480p › 854, 720, 640, 352
432p › 768
360p › 640, 480
320p › 480
288p › 512
270p › 480, 360
256p › 144
240p › 320
216p › 384
180p › 320, 240
Resolutions @ 14.99 fps or 12.50 fps
:640p › 960
576p › 1024, 768, 720, 352
480p › 854, 720, 640, 352
432p › 768
* Full HD (1080p) input restricts input density to 2 channels.
** Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding support pending approval.
*** 352 only available for 25 fps
360p › 640, 480
320p › 480
288p › 512
270p › 480, 360
256p › 144
240p › 320
216p › 384
180p › 320, 240
Frame rate conversion
Number of profiles
Key Frame Alignment
GOP control : From 60/59.94 reduced to ½, ¼ or 24 fps
: From 50 reduced to ½ or ¼
: From 30/29.97 reduced to ½ or 1⁄3
: From 24/23.98 reduced to ½
: Ranging from 4 × HD to 28 × sub SD per module, depending on complexity of profiles
: Frame accurate key frame alignment across all profiles.
Fixed IDR to IDR distance.
: Dynamic GOP structure with Scene Change Detection.
Audio Encoder
Capacity
: Up to 8 per module
Output format
: AAC-LC. Modes: 2.0, Bit rates: 32–384kbps
: HE-AAC v1. Modes: 2.0, Bit rates: 32–192kbps
: HE-AAC v2. Modes: 2.0, Bit rates: 32–96kbps
Sample rates
: 32, 44.1, 48kHz
Reformatting/Rescaling
De-interlacing
Format conversion
Aspect Ratio Control
Aspect Ratio Modes
AFD Modes
VBI
Pass-through
Closed Captioning
Graphics
Subtitling Insertion (burn-in)
: Interlaced to progressive conversion
: From HD to sub SD
: Transparent Input to Output, Manual 4:3 or 16:9
: Generated based on incoming AFD and format conversion.
: Components such as EBU Teletext and DVB Subtitling
can be passed through. Synchronization to video will be
maintained.
: EIA-608n and EIA-708 passed through.
: DVB Subtitling
PROCESSING MODULES SPECIFICATIONS
Audio leveling
Number of audio tracks
Pass-Through
Audio format
Adjustable range
Step
Adjustment mode
Bulk Descrambling
Interface CA system support BISS support Maximum data rate Number of services per module Scrambling algorithms : 250 stereo
: All components signaled in service
: MPEG-1 layer 2
: ±30 dB
: 2 dB
: Static
Integrated with 3rd party SW solutions for automatic
adjustment
: SW based smart card
: Please contact Appear TV
: Mode 1
: Up to 850 MBit/s
: 250
: DVB-CA and AES
DVB Descrambling
Interface
CA system support*
Number of services per CAM
: DVB Common Interface
: BetaCrypt, Conax, Cryptoworks, Irdeto, Mediaguard,
Viaccess, NDS Viasat, Nagra
: 10 (requires multi service CAM)
Scrambling
Scrambling algorithm
Maximum data rate
Number of services per scrambler card
Video format
Interface towards CA System
Number of CA systems
EMM
Entropy reduction
: DVB-CA and AES
: Up to 850 MBit/s
: 250 (depending on SW license)
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD and MPEG-4 SD/HD
: Simulcrypt interface
: 4 CA systems simultaneously
: Yes
: Yes for DVB
No for AES
EPG
(ETSI EN 300 458 V1.9.1)
: EIT table from any port
: Re-generated EIT table
Ingest Output
* Appear TV aims to integrate with all major CA providers. Please contact Appear TV for an updated list over integrated CA systems.
COMMON OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS
All Output Modules
Key reference specification
: ETSI TR 101 211 V1.9.1, ISO IEC 13818-1
Multiplexing
Video format
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD and MPEG-4 SD/HD
PCR regeneration
: Yes
PSI/SI
Function
of scrambled services
PSI/SI handling
Tables Supported:
PSI
SI
PSIP
Function
Tables Supported:
PSI
PSIP
: PSI/SI regeneration based on input and
operations performed on the signal
: Yes, on TS level. For SPTS output only
: Automatically regenerated
: PAT, PMT, CAT
: SDT, NIT, EITpf ,TOT, TDT, BAT, AIT
: PSIP input analysis
: PAT, PMT, CAT
: MGT, TVCT,CVCT
OUTPUT MODULE SPECIFICATIONS
IP Output
Interface
Maximum data rate
Maximum number of services
Data format
Output mode
Forward Error Correction Dual IP IO
IP Input/Output
Interface
Operational mode
Maximum data rate per port
Maximum number of services per port
Data format
Transport stream
Service filtering
Video format
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet output and SFP interface
: Optical SFP (class 1 laser product)
: Up to 850 MBit/s *
: 250
: UDP Multicast/Unicast, RTP
: CBR and VBR on SPTS
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 output streams per data port (licensed)
: 2×10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet and SFP
: The module can be configured to;
- 1 input and 1 output
- Seamless (Hitless) IP in
- Cloned IP out
- Dual IP in
- Dual IP out
: Up to 850 Mbit/s per port in Seamless (Hitless) in, cloned
out or 1×IPIN+1×IPOUT
: Up to 850 Mbit/s sum of both ports in Dual IP in or Dual
IP out mode
: 250
: UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
: SPTS and MPTS
: Yes
: Transport stream, MPEG-2/4 (H264) SD/HD
IP Input
IP de-jittering
Forward Error Correction
: Yes, based on PCR or CBR
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 input streams per data port (licensed)
IP Output
Multiplexing Forward Error Correction : Yes (licensed)
: SMPTE 2022-1
250 output streams per data port (licensed)
ASI Output
Key reference specification
Connectors
Number of outputs per module
Maximum bit-rate per port
: EN50083-9
: 4 BNC female, 75Ω
: 4 different Transport Streams
: burst mode: 213.7Mbit/s
spread mode: 72Mbit/s
Transport stream output
Number of services per card
Output format
: SPTS and MPTS
: 250 (sum of all 4 ports)
: Constant bit-rate
QAM Output
Key reference specifications
Interface Number of carriers
Number of QAM frequencies per module
Modulation
Symbol rate
Frequency range
Spectrum inversion
Test mode
Channel spacing
Frequency step size
Frequency stability
Output level
Output level stability
Output level adjustment step size (GUI)
MER
Return loss
Spurious
: EN 300 429, ITU J.83.ABC
: 2 × F connector female, 75 Ω
: 3 and 4 per group (adjacent channels)
: up to 16 carriers in 4 groups, 8 per port
: 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 - QAM
: 4.48 to 7.00 Mbaud (Annex A and C)
: 47–862 MHz
: user selectable
: CW
: 5, 6, 7, 8 MHz (12 MHz available for 3 carrier groups)
: 1 Hz
: 2 ppm
: -12 to +2.2dBm per carrier
: ± 0.5 dB
: 0.1 dB
: > 42 dB
: >16 dB
: typ < -60 dBc
DVB-S/S2 Modulator, IF
Key reference specification
: EN 300 421 , EN 302 307
Number of DVB-S/S2 outputs per module
:2
Monitoring ports
: 1 per output (30 dB attenuated)
Output connector: F-type female, 75 Ω (RF Out and Test out)
Output frequency (center): 70–200 MHz
Output level
: -15 to 0 dBm
Output level stability
: ± 0.5 dB
Frequency stability
: 2 ppm
Return loss
: >16 dB
Spurious
: typ < -60 dBc
In-band flatness
: typ < ± 0.1 dB
Spectrum inversion
: user selectable
Precorrection
: Static. Linear and non-linear
DVB-S Coding and Modulation
Constellation
Modulation mode
FEC outer
FEC inner
Code rates
Symbol rate
: QPSK
: Constant
: RS (188, 204)
: Viterbi
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: 0.5–45 Mbaud
DVB-S2 Coding and Modulation
Constellation
Modulation mode
FEC
Code rates
Frame length
Symbol rate
Roll off
: QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK, 32-APSK
: CCM
: BCH/LDPC
: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
: 16200 bits (short), 64800 bits (long)
: 0.5–45 Mbaud
: 0.20, 0.25, and 0.35
DVB-S/S2 Modulator, L Band
Key reference specification
: EN 300 421 , EN 302 307
Number of DVB-S/S2 outputs per module
:2
Monitoring ports
: 1 per output (30 dB attenuated)
Output connector: SMA female, 50Ω (RF out)
: F-type female, 75Ω (Test out)
Output frequency
: 950–2150 MHz
Output level
: -20 to 5 dBm
Output level stability
: ± 0.5 dB
Frequency accuracy
: 2 ppm
Return loss
: >14 dB
Spectrum inversion
: user selectable
Spurious
: < -65 dBc/4kHz (@ symbol rate ≥ 256 kb/s)
In-band flatness
: typ < ± 0.1 dB
Precorrection
: Static. Linear and non-linear
DVB-S Coding and Modulation
Constellation
Modulation mode
FEC outer
FEC inner
Code rates
Symbol rate
: QPSK
: Constant
: RS (188, 204)
: Viterbi
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: 0.5–45 Mbaud
DVB-S2 Coding and Modulation
Constellation
Modulation mode
FEC
Code rates
Frame length
Symbol rate
Roll off
: QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK, 32-APSK
: CCM
: BCH/LDPC
: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
: 16200 bits (short), 64800 bits (long)
: 0.5–45 Mbaud
: 0.20, 0.25, and 0.35
DVB-T Cable Modulator
Key reference specification
Number of carriers
Number of output ports
Output connector
Impedance
Output frequency
Frequency setting step size
Output level
Output level stability
Frequency accuracy
Return loss
MER
Test mode
: ETSI EN 300744
: 4 independent carriers
: 2 (2 carriers per port)
: F-type
: 75 Ω
: 47–862 MHz
: 1 Hz
: -12 to 2.2 dBm
: ± 0.5 dB
: 2 ppm
: >16 dB
: > 42 dB
: CW
DVB-T Coding and Modulation
FFT size
Guard intervals
Code rates
Constellation
Channel bandwidth
: 2k, 8k
: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
: 5, 6, 7, 8 MHz
DVB-T2 Cable Modulator
Key reference specification
Number of carriers
Number of output ports
Output connector
Impedance
Output frequency
Frequency setting step size
Output level
Output level stability
Frequency accuracy
Return loss
MER
Test mode
: ETSI EN 302755
: 2 independent carriers
: 2 (1 carrier per port)
: F-type
: 75 Ω
: 47-862 MHz
: 1 Hz
: -12 to 2.2 dBm (TBD)
: ± 0.5 dB
: 2 ppm
: >16 dB
: > 42 dB
: CW
DVB-T2 Coding and Modulation
FFT size
: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 8k extended, 16k,
16k extended, 32k, 32k extended
Guard intervals
: 1/4, 19/128, 1/8, 19/256, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128
FEC frame
: Normal (64k), Short (16k)
FEC code rate
: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
Constellation (PLP)
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
Channel bandwidth
: 1.7, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 10 MHz
Pilot pattern
: P1–P8
Number of PLPs
:1
DVB-T/T2 Modulator (Exciter)
Key reference specification
Number of carriers
Number of output ports
Output connector
Impedance
Output frequency
Frequency setting step size
Output level
Output level stability
Frequency accuracy
Return loss
MER
Test mode
: ETSI EN 302755 , ETSI EN 300744
: 2 independent carriers
: 2 (1 carrier per port)
: BNC
: 50 Ω
: 47-862 MHz
: 1 Hz
: -15 to 0 dBm
: ± 0.5 dB
: 2 ppm
: >16 dB
: > 42 dB
: CW
DVB-T Coding and Modulation
Input
FFT size
Guard intervals
Code rates
Constellation
Channel bandwidth
: TS with MIP (SFN) or remultiplexed TS
: 2k, 8k
: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
: 5, 6, 7, 8 MHz
DVB-T2 Coding and Modulation
Input
SFN T2 versions
FFT size
Guard intervals
FEC frame
FEC code rate
Constellation (PLP)
Channel bandwidth
Pilot pattern
Number of PLPs
: T2MI (SFN) or remultiplexed TS
: Relative timestamps within 1000 ms
: 1.1.1 and 1.2.1
: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 8k extended, 16k, 16k extended, 32k, 32k
extended
: 1/4, 19/128, 1/8, 19/256, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128
: Normal (64k), Short (16k)
: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
: 1.7, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 10 MHz
: P1–P8
: up to 128
DVB-T/T2 Gateway ASI*
Connectors
Number of MPTS’s with MIP
Number of T2MI streams
Maximum ASI bit-rate per port
Re-multiplexing
: 4 x BNC 75Ω
:4
:2
: Spread Mode: 72Mbit/s
Burst Mode: 213Mbit/s
: See common output module specifications
DVB-T MIP inserter
Key specification
Relative timestamps
: ETSI EN 300 744, ETSI TS 101 191
: <1s
DVB-T2 T2MI
Key reference specifications T2 version
T2MI signaling
Clock modes
PAPR
MISO/SISO
Guard intervals
FFT sizes
Pilot Patterns
L1 Constellations
Bandwidth
: EN50083-9, ETSI EN 302 755, ETSI TS 102 773
: 1.1.1 and 1.2.1
: T2MI is signaled in PSI/SI as a data service
: Relative Timestamps <1s (SFN) and Null timestamps
(MFN)
: TR and ACE (global on/off )
: Yes
: 1/4, 19/128, 1/8, 19/256, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128
: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 8k extended, 16k,
16k extended, 32k, 32k extended
: P1 – P8
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, BPSK
: 1.7, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10MHz
: 240 in total between all T2MI streams
: HEM, constant bit-rate
DVB-T2 PLP support
Number of PLPs
PLP mode
PLP types
TI types
Automatic calculation
FEC frame
FEC code rate
Constellations
Rotated constellations
ISSY supported
: 1 and 2
: Within a T2 frame and across multiple T2 frames
: FEC blocks, TI blocks, TI frames and TI type
: Normal (64k), Short (16k)
: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
: Yes
: Yes
DVB-T2 Gateway IP
Connectors
Number of MPTS’s with MIP
Number of T2MI streams
Maximum data rate
Output mode
Data format
Support for cloned output
Forward Error Correction
Re-multiplexing
: 2 × 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet output or 2× Optical
SFP (class 1 laser product)
:4
:4
: Up to 850 MBit/s
: CBR
: UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast
: Yes
: SMPTE 2022-1 (Licensed)
: See common output module specifications
DVB-T MIP inserter
Key specification
Relative timestamps
: ETSI EN 300 744, ETSI TS 101 191
: <1s
DVB-T2 T2MI
Key reference specifications T2 version
System redundancy
Regionalization
T2MI signaling
Clock modes
PAPR
MISO/SISO
Guard intervals
FFT sizes
Pilot Patterns
L1 Constellations
Bandwidth
: EN50083-9, ETSI EN 302 755, ETSI TS 102 773
: 1.1.1 and 1.2.1
: 1+1 protection on unit with T2MI frame (licensed)
Output redundancy based on OSPF (licensed)
Network level redundancy (licensed)
: Yes. Please contact Appear TV for more information
: T2MI is signaled in PSI/SI as a data service
: Relative Timestamps <1s (SFN) and Null timestamps
(MFN)
: TR and ACE (global on/off )
: Yes
: 1/4, 19/128, 1/8, 19/256, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128
: 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 8k extended, 16k,16k extended, 32k, 32k
extended
: P1 – P8
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, BPSK
: 1.7, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10MHz
DVB-T2 PLP support
Number of PLPs
PLP mode
PLP types
TI types
Automatic calculation
FEC frame
FEC code rate
Constellations
Rotated constellations
ISSY supported
: 240 in total between all T2MI streams
: HEM, constant bit-rate
: 1 and 2
: Within a T2 frame and across multiple T2 frames
: FEC blocks, TI blocks, TI frames and TI type
: Normal (64k), Short (16k)
: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
: Yes
: Yes
* DVB-T and DVB-T2 gateway run on different HW versions for ASI out.
DECODER SPECIFICATIONS
MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out
Number of decoded channels Connector
Output format Embedded audio Video Decoding
MPEG-2 profiles MPEG-4 AVC profiles Aspect Ratio Conversion Frame Synchronization (Genlock) Audio Decoding
Number of stereo pairs per video Codecs :
:
:
:
2 per module
2 SDI/HDSDI 75Ω BNC per channel
SMPTE 292 (HD-SDI), 259M (SD-SDI)
SMPTE 272M (SD), 299M (HD)
: MP@HL (HD)
MP@ML (SD)
: MP@L4, HP@L4 (HD)
MP@L3, HP@L3 (SD)
: Off, Letterbox, Panscan
: Accepts PAL and NTSC black burst, 720p50/59.94/60 and
1080i50/59.94/60 tri-level reference signals. (HW option).
If SDI reference signal support is needed, contact your
sales representative.
:2
: MPEG-1 Layer 1 and 2 (Musicam)
MPEG-2 Layer 2, MPEG4 AAC-LC
MPEG4 AACplus (HE-AAC, AAC+SBR) v1 and v2
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding, Downmix from 5.1 to 2.0 (Lo/Ro & Lt/Rt), Compression Modes
(Line & RF) (HW option)
Conversion from Dolby® Digital Plus to Dolby® Digital at a
fixed bitrate of 640 Kbit/s (HW option)
Dolby® Digital pass-through
VBI/VANC/DVB sub Processing
DVB subtitling according to :
Wide Screen Signaling (WSS)
Input
:
Output
:
World standard teletext ( WST/EBU)
Input :
Output :
Video Programming System (VPS)
Input :
Output :
Teletext Subtitling (OSD) :
VITS (Vertical Interval Test Signal)
:
Digital Program Insertion (DPI)
Input :
Output :
Active Format Description (AFD)
Input :
Output
:
EN 300 743 v1.3.1
EN 301 775 v1.2.1
EN 300 294/ SMPTE 2031
(Composite decoder ITU-R BT .653-3 system B only)
EN 301 775 v1.2.1
ITU-R BT .653-3 (System B only), SMPTE 2031
EN 301 775 v1.2.1
EN 300 231, SMPTE 2031
Supported, OP-47
ITU-T J.63
Sin(x)/x on line 281(525 lines) or 335 (625 lines)
SCTE 35
SCTE 104
ETSI TS 101 154
SMPTE 2016-3-2009
MPEG-2/4 Decoder Number of decoded channels : 2 per module
with SDI/HDSDI & AES Connector
: 1 SDI/HDSDI 75Ω BNC and 1 AES/EBU 75Ω BNC per
Audio out
channel
Video Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
Audio Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
VBI/VANC/DVB Sub Processing
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
MPEG-2/4 Decoder Number of decoded channels with Composite Output Connector for video
Connector for audio
: 2 per module
: 1 Composite 75Ω BNC per channel, unbalanced
: 25 PIN min D-sub for audio (male)
- 4 balanced audio, 2 per channel, balanced
- 2 AES/EBU audio, 1 per channel (ch. 1)
Video Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
Audio Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
VBI/VANC/DVB Sub Processing
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
Analogue Video
Video standards
Conversion
Signal to noise ratio Luminance Non Linearity Sin x/x Gain Sin x/x Group Delay Bar Amplitude Sync Amplitude Burst Amplitude Analogue Audio
Linearity ‘THD+N Quad Decoder with RF* Number of channels Connector for RF mod video
Video Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
Audio Decoding
Number stereo pairs per video :1
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out” (except pass-through).
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding support pending approval.
VBI/VANC/DVB Sub Processing
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
PAL and NTSC
HD down conversion to SD
>70dB Measured Acc. Rec 569
<1%
±0.3dB
±10ns
700 mV ±1% (PAL), 100 ±1 IRE (NTSC)
300 mV ±1% (PAL), 40 ±0.4 IRE (NTSC)
300 mV ±3% (PAL), 40 ±1 IRE (NTSC)
: ±0.5dB (20-20kHz)
: typ 70dB (at 9dBu)
: 4 (max 2 HD) or 8 (max 4 HD) per module set.
: 2 F connector 75Ω with 2 or 4 channels per connector.
VHF/UHF Output
Analogue modulation
RF output frequency range
RF tuning step size
Channel setting flexibility : PAL› B/G, D/K, I (5 MHz video BW )
SECAM › B/G, D/K (5 MHz video BW )
NTSC › M
: 47–862MHz
: 500 Hz
: 4 channel version fully agile.
8 channel version semi agile, two adjacent channels with
8, 16 or 24 MHz spacing
Output level (per carrier)
: 105-112 dBuV /ch (115 dBuV/ch for 4 ch version)
Output level adjustment step size (GUI) : 0.2 dB
Return loss : >16dB
Video carrier frequency stability
: ±3 ppm
Intermodulation distance, (4/8
: > 60 dB, Measured:
Channel TV Modulator only) @ 115 dBV per channel, 2 channels per port
@ 112 dBV per channel, 4 channels per port
Carrier to noise, in-band : > 66 dB @110 dBuV/ch
Carrier to noise, adjacent channel
: > 66 dB @110 dBuV/ch
Carrier to noise (40 channels combined)
: Typ. 61 dB @110 dBuV/ch
Carrier to spurious, full band (40 - 862 MHz) : > 60 dB
Video (demodulated video)**
Differential gain Differential phase Group delay variations
Luminance non-linearity 2T K factor Signal to noise ratio Audio – Mono
Audio carrier output level (relative to video carrier) : -13dB (default)
Audio carrier output level range
: -10 to - 20 dB, 0.5 dB steps
* All measurements are carried out in room temperature at 20°C
**Using R&S ETL as demodulator
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<2 %
<2°
<50 ns
<1 %
<1 %
>60dB
Audio inter carrier frequency stability Modulation Audio – NICAM Stereo
NICAM modulation : < 1ppm
: FM
: According to ETSI EN 300 163 v1.2.1, Fully synchronous
operation, Digital J17 pre-emphasis
NICAM carrier level relative to vision carrier : 20dB
NICAM carrier output level range : +3/-6 dB, 0.5 dB step
Frequency accuracy (relative to video) : ± 1 Hz
Audio output modes : Stereo/Dual Mono/Mono
Output precision : 10 bits
Audio – A2 Stereo
Two sound-carrier FM system (A2) : According to ITU-R BS.707, Annex 1
Audio carrier levels relative to vision carrier : f1= -13dB, f2= 20 dB
Audio carrier output level range : f1: -10 to -20 dB, f2: -17 to -27 dB, 0.5 dB steps
Audio output modes : Stereo/Dual Mono/Mono
Modulation : FM
Audio-bandwidth : 40 to - 15 000 Hz
Audio – MTS Stereo
Two sound-carrier FM system (A2) : FCC-OET60 and CEA -TVSB-5
Audio carrier levels relative to vision carrier : f1= -13dB
Audio carrier output level range
: -10 to - 20 dB, 0.5 dB steps
Audio output modes : Stereo
Dual MPEG-2/4 Decoder Number of channels with High Performance Connector for RF mod video
RF Modulation and : 2 per module
: 1 F connector 75Ω with both channels and 1 F connector
test output with both channels.
Stereo Sound*
Video Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
Audio Decoding
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out” (except pass-through).
Dolby® Digital and Dolby® Digital Plus decoding support pending approval.
VBI/VANC/DVB Sub Processing
Please refer to “MPEG-2/4 Decoder with SDI/HDSDI out”.
VHF/UHF Output
Analogue modulation
RF output frequency range
RF tuning step size
Channel setting flexibility Output level (per carrier)
Output level adjustment step size (GUI) Return loss Video carrier frequency stability
Carrier to noise, in-band Carrier to noise, adjacent channel
Carrier to noise (40 channels combined) Carrier to spurious, full band (40 - 862 MHz)
Video (demodulated video)
For “Video (demodulated video)”, please refer to “Quad Decoder with RF”
Audio – Mono
For “Audio – Mono”, please refer to “Quad Decoder with RF”
Audio – NICAM Stereo
For “Audio – NICAM Stereo”, please refer to “Quad Decoder with RF”
Audio – A2 Stereo
For “Audio – A2 Stereo”, please refer to “Quad Decoder with RF”
Audio – MTS Stereo
Not supported
FM Radio
Number of channels per module Output connector Decoding formats supported : PAL B/G, SECAM D/K
: 47– 862MHz
: 12.5 kHz
: Fully agile
: 105-115 dBuV /ch
: 0.2 dB
: >16dB
: ±3 ppm
: > 66 dB @112 dBuV/ch
: > 68 dB @112 dBuV/ch
: Typ. 65 dB @112dBuV/ch
: > 62 dB
: Up to 8
: F-type female, 75Ω
: MPEG-1 layers 1 and 2 (Musicam)
FM Output
Modulation RF output frequency range Output level 8 carriers combined Output level adjustment step size (GUI) Return loss Channel separation L/R Carrier to spurious RDS insertion :
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MPX Output
MPX Output MPX Test output level MPX Test output load impedance MPX Test output connector : 0 dBu
: 600Ω
: 1 BNC, service selectable from GUI
FM
87.5 - 108 MHz
105 - 120 dBV
0.1 dB
18 dB
> 46dB
> 60dB
UECP SPB490 or static
* Quad decoder is a combination of the decoder and TV modulator.
CHASSIS
XC5000
Physical dimensions
: 19” × 4RU × 400mm (440 × 177 × 400 mm)
Power supply
Power Input voltage
Redundancy Monitoring
: 800 Watt
: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
: Yes, dual hot swappable PS
: Via WEB GUI and LED indicators on PS
Cooling
Fans
Hot swap of fans
Airflow direction
: 4 fans
: Yes, fans are independently hot swappable
: Front to back
XC5100
: 19” × 1RU × 400mm (440 × 44 × 480 mm)
Physical dimensions
Power supply
Power Input voltage
Redundancy Monitoring
: 400 Watt
: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
: optional: -48V DC
: Yes, dual hot swappable PS
: Via WEB GUI and LED indicators on PS
Cooling
Fans
Hot swap of fans
Airflow direction
: 6 fans
: Yes, common fan module with all 6 fans
: Front to back
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Operational conditions
Temperature
Humidity
: 0 to +40 °C
: 5–95% (non-condensing)
Storage
Temperature
Humidity
: -20 to +70 °C
: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Electrical safety
IEC 60950-1 EMC
EN 55022, EN55013, EN50083-2, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC CFR 47 Part 15
RoHSCompliant
WEEECompliant
This product must not be disposed of with other household waste. According to the WEEE-directive, everyone that sells electrical and electronic products shall ensure
that the same products are disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Appear TV is a member of Elretur AS, a Norwegian nationwide take-back company for the
collection, recycling and environmentally sound processing of scrapped electrical and electronic equipment. In accordance with local requirements you may return this
product to Appear TV AS, Lilleakerveien 2b, 0283 Oslo, Norway, and we will free of charge accept your waste equipment for recycling. You may also choose to return this
product to a collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment in your municipality. If this product is purchased outside Norway, you may
contact your local reseller to enquire about local collection points for recycling of this product, as applicable
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