The new SMD 989 supports DVB-S2X and Multistream with Variable Coding and Modulation (VCM), making it future-ready for S2 modulation.
At the 2016 NAB Show Sencore will demonstrate its new SMD 989 professional satellite modulator, specifically designed for MPEG Transport Stream transmission using DVB-S/S2/S2X or Broadcom TurboPSK modulation. Leveraging the latest modulation technology, the SMD provides highly reliable signal quality.
The new Sencore SMD 989 supports DVB-S2X and Multistream with Variable Coding and Modulation (VCM), making it future-ready for S2 modulation. Integrated processing features such as TR 101 290 error checking and BISS scrambling make the SMD an ideal solution for video delivery.
The optional, built-in L-Band upconverter enables the SMD 989 to provide an IF or L-band output. This eliminates the need for multiple pieces of equipment and provides a compact solution for facilities housing multiple modulators or for insertion into L-band inter-facility links.
The chassis has two bays allowing for a variety of configurations, including two independent modulators for density, redundant power supplies for reliability, or DC BUC power for truck installs.
With L-band and IF outputs, the unit gives users the ability to modulate 1 to 6 multistream transport streams on a single carrier (single-box multistream solution). The unit also comes standard software to support S2X modulation schemes and roll off factors, as well as front panel controls and a web-based interface that allow easy system configuration. It’s also available with dual power supplies for redundancy.
Users can improve the efficiency of their delivery network by combining the bandwidth savings of HEVC compression with the performance improvements of the latest DVB-S2X satellite modulation technology. The SMD also allows users to prepare for the upcoming FCC Carrier ID mandate and remain compliant with future government rules.
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