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Broadcast Signal Encoders And Decoders
The category of broadcast encoders and decoders was a very wide one even back in the days where
all such products came as rack-mounting hardware. Its horizon has extended even further given the
accelerating migration from hardware to software and cloudware. The following is a selective look at
recently announced broadcast-quality encoding and decoding products...

By David Kirk
Contributing Editor

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wcom Systems introduced
at IBC2014 five new products
designed for various roles. These
include audio-over-IP contribution/
distribution, FM-to-IP (cable
headend) provision, multi-role
FM reception, and SFN operation,
together with what is claimed to
be a new future-proof hardware
platform. The company's MM01
is a new compact multi-role
device for audio over IP, intended
primarily for integration into studio
to transmitter links. The FM2TS
is an eight-channel FM to MPEG
transport stream IP gateway
which can be used to provide
FM audio to cable broadcasters,
or to stream eight FM channels
to a quality assurance facility as
part of an FM monitoring system.
The FM02 combines 2wcom's FM
and RDS monitoring products
into a single unit designed for the
multiple roles of demodulation,
source-switching for FM backup,
and FM/RDS parameter monitoring.
Also introduced at IBC2014 was
2wcom's Firefly. This is a DVB
processing and contribution
coder which includes T2-MI deencapsulation, PLP replacement
and ad-insertion as well as multifeed SFN network synchronisation
and transport stream multiplexing.

and support for Emergency Alert
(EAS) are standard.
Ateme's Kyrion CM5000 is a
modular hardware encoder
dedicated to contribution over
satellite, IP and ASI networks. It

Dalet AmberFin platform an
AmberFin Advanced Adaptive
Temporal Transform Toolbox
which provides a collection of
tools claimed to suit all types of
temporal transforms. Joining
the already released AmberFin
ACC is a new GPU-accelerated
motion-compensated frame rate
conversion tool is Cinnafilm's
Tachyon, described above.
Darim's MV401/402 series of
encoders and decoders are
designed to operate using the

Ateme's Kyrion CM5000 is a modular contribution encoder

can be mounted as a single or dual
channel encoder, or as a single
channel encoder plus DVB-S/ S2
modulator. Optional audio boards
for analogue or digital inputs
can be added on two extension
slots. The Kyrion CM5000 delivers
MPEG-2 and MPEG- 4 AVC video
compression, from SD to HD and
1080p50/60, and from 4:2:0 8-bit
up to 4:2:2 10-bit.
Cinegy's Daniel alpha channel
codec is now available as
standalone AVI codec for use in
other products such as Adobe
AfterEffects. Better network and/or
disk performance, lower CPU load,
and better quality are its claimed
advantages compared with some
other codecs commonly used for
video with alpha channel.

Cinnafilm's
Tachyon Wormhole
is an automated filebased retiming coder
that enables up to a
plus or minus 10%
2WCOM's FM2TS is an eight-channel FM to MPEG
runtime adjustment
transport stream IP gateway
while preser ving
Adtec's EN-20 is a two-channel
video and audio quality and
distribution encoder supporting
closed-caption integrity. Based
ATSC and DVB via QAM, ASI
on Cinnafilm's Tachyon Standards
and IP distribution platforms
Transcoding plug-in and the
with MPEG-2 and AVC/H.264/
Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent
MPEG - 4 hardware options.
Media Transformation Platform
Designed for broadcast, cable
framework, Tachyon Wormhole
and IP compression applications,
allows programme producers to
it automatically detects video and
meet specific length requirements
audio from high-definition and/
without compromising the integrity
or standard-definition sources,
or quality of audio, video, and
encodes, multiplexes and sends
captioning/subtitling.
them back out as one combined
transport stream via IP, ASI or
Dalet Digital Media Systems
optional QAM. Closed captioning
ha s inc or p or ate d into the

Internet or IP-over-satellite links.
Based on solid-state-embedded
design, they use H.264 (AVC)
compression allowing users
to transmit several times more
channels over the same network
or satellite bandwidth than
currently used for MPEG2. All
MV401/402 encoders use realtime video filtering, adaptive noise
reduction and de-interlacing
hardware. The filtering greatly
improves compression ratio and
permits more efficient network
bandwidth use.
Digigram has partnered with
Kalray to create real-time HEVC
video encoders based on Kalray's
MPPA chip. Digigram will integrate
the resulting technology into new
IP-based products to offer HEVC
HD and 4K video encoding in
broadcast and OTT applications.

as VOD files. Depending on the
version ordered, it delivers live or
stored streams to up to 1,000 users,
10,000 users, or 64,000 users. All
content can be encrypted.
Elemental's Live provides realtime video and audio encoding
for linear pay-TV broadcast and
live streaming. Software-based, it
performs simultaneous processing
of multiple video outputs. Content
can be delivered via Apple HLS,
Adobe Primetime (HDS and RTMP),
Microsoft Smooth Streaming,
MPEG-DASH or transport streams.
Emotion Systems' Emotion Engine
combines loudness compliance,
audio track remapping and
replication plus Dolby E encoding.
It allows the creation of a consistent
audio track layout, from a wide
range of differently laid out input
files by using a task management
and sequencing system.
Haivision's Makito X 1U H.264
encoder is claimed to deliver up
to 12 channels of High Profile
HD 1080p60 with an extremely
low encoding latency. Intended
for head-end applications, it is
available in single or dual channel
SDI and DVI versions.
NTP's DAD AX32 analogue/digital/
analogue converter allows multiple
audio streams to be encoded into
a single MADI or IP audio multiplex.
Version 4.2 control software
introduced at IBC incorporates
automation via the Avid EUCON
protocol which allows easy control
of the microphone preamplifier
channel strip from Avid S6 and
Artist control surfaces. The AX32's
microphone gain, channel mute and
phase inversion can all now be
controlled directly from Avid's user
interface. The software interfaces
via the EUCON high-speed Ethernet

DVEO, the broadcast division of
Computer Modules, Inc, introduced
at IBC the Atlas Media Server. It
provides live and on demand multibitrate streaming with support
for FLV, RTMP, RTSP, MP4, and
native TS inputs, and MPEG-DASH,
HTTP dynamic, HTTP
Live (HLS), FLV, MP3,
MP4, RTMP, RTSP,
plus native transport
stream outputs. The
system ingests MPEG2, H.264, and/or H.265/
NTP's DAD AX32 analogue/digital/analogue
HEVC live streams over converter
IP, then adds wrappers
such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, or
protocol which enables a hardware
RTMP, plus subtitles for closed
control surface to communicate
captions or multiple languages.
directly with our application."
It outputs the live streams and
simultaneously stores the streams
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