Blonder Tongue Laboratories partnered with Innovative Systems to launch two new solutions for Blonder Tongue’s NXG IP Digital Video Signal Processing Platform. Designed for small and medium-sized business (SMB) properties, the NXG supports video service demarcation and turnaround services based on Innovative Systems’ InnoCryption encryption technology over IP Multicast streams, or with Widevine protected Unicast MPEG-DASH streams running on Innovative Systems’ platform. NXG with InnoCryption descrambling enables cable, fiber optic and telco operators a simple and cost-effective way to enhance SMB and Hospitality customers’ video services directly from their local IPTV distribution networks. This new solution provides a link for hotels, stadiums, campuses, hospitals and other institutions that have already deployed legacy video solutions but want to upgrade to the latest OTT and IPTV technology, without the high cost or burden of replacing any of their existing video infrastructure.
The new products integrate with Innovative Systems’ video middleware, including its Widevine and InnoCryption based Conditional Access/Digital Rights Management (CA/DRM) systems, and are configured into Blonder Tongue’s carrier-grade five-rack unit (RU) NXG Platform or the compact 2 RU NXG Edge Platform. The combined solution is customizable to the needs of each property location and can convert video content into any desired output format to meet the specific requirements of each customer.
The Blonder Tongue Labs’ NXG solution enables video services on any generation of legacy coax or ethernet wiring. Additionally, NXG can be installed in a single visit due to remote management capability for troubleshooting, monitoring, and ongoing configuration and can significantly reduce costs, rack space and power requirements by replacing hundreds or thousands of Set-Top Boxes (STBs) with a single NXG device.
With Blonder Tongue’s NXG platform, customers can build a customized solution based on their specific application needs. Deployment in either Edge or Headend architecture model can support IP multicast, IP unicast, Analog NTSC, or QAM-based re-distribution with or without Pro:Idiom content production, as well as support transcoding and trans-rating content into MPEG-2, MPEG-4, or HEVC/H.265 in CBR or ABR output formats. Customers can then display local IPTV content either directly on TVs with or without Set-Top-Boxes.