R. L. Drake today launched the PEG-NE24-IP, a stand-alone, single HD-SDI input MPEG-2 and H.264 digital encoder, designed to optimize multi-point media distribution for applications such as public education, government and sports. For those requiring an analog composite video input due to source equipment capability, Drake has also introduced the PEG-NE24-IP-C encoder, which includes composite video and audio inputs. Using the PEG-NE24-IP or PEG-NE24-IP-C, operators can efficiently transport video and audio signals from a local origination site back to the head-end or hub location so that they can be rebroadcast to cable subscribers, significantly lowering operational expenses while still meeting franchise obligations. The PEG-NE24-IP and PEG-NE24-IP-C encoders will be on display at the Drake booth 1710 at SCTE Cable Tec Expo, Sept. 22-25 in Denver.
The PEG-NE24-IP and PEG-NE24-IP-C can produce HD and a secondary SD program from one single HD source and output them via an SFP interface that includes copper and fiber output options, depending on the SFP module chosen by the user. A second RJ45 10/100 Ethernet port is provided for control and monitoring, which can also be configured to stream video.
Using the PEG-NE24-IP or PEG-NE24-IP-C, broadcasters can encode and stream video content in the MPEG-2 or H.264 format and PCM-embedded audio in Dolby Digital, MPEG1-Layer 2 stereo, or AAC stereo. Capable of outputting resolutions of 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i, the encoders ensure superior video quality.
Powered by a separate 110V AC power supply, the PEG-NE24-IP encoder provides operators with a small, modular, desktop solution that is compact.