Blonder Tongue’s new MPHDE-50 is a modulator that streams HD video via networks using an Android-based network media player and single-channel HD MPEG-2 encoder in a single 1-RU enclosure.
The MPHDE-50 accepts component, HD-SDI, HDMI (unencrypted), VGA and composite video and simultaneously outputs a single QAM, ASI or IP output. The entire process is managed and streamlined via the media player. The MPHDE-50 includes an HDMI connection between the media player and encoder. Both units are powered by a single 12 VDC power supply integrated in the chassis for a superior performance. 120 VAC line powering is standard, with -48 VDC power optional.
The media player output is 1080i and there are two USB ports on the front panel and a 10/100Base-T Ethernet port on the rear panel for remote management. An API is included for native applications, and the media player features a 4GB Flash internal memory and SD card port for additional storage.
The encoder — Blonder Tongue’s HDE-CSV-QAM — provides a GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers, and real-time Dolby Digital audio encoding is supported.