Imagine Switched Digital Video Staging Solutions
INCREASED BANDWIDTH EFFICIENCY
A relatively new digital TV delivery technology used by cable operators to increase bandwidth efficiency and allow carriage of more digital services, Switched Digital Video (SDV) is a great method for meeting high subscriber demand for highest-quality HD and SD programming choices. SDV requires that various content formats, codecs and bit rates be standardized for distribution, and it’s important that the standardization process does not damage the video quality and that it fits seamlessly into the SDV architecture.
The ICE Broadcast System is a proven solution for large-scale mission-critical SDV staging applications and offers operators a qualified solution for transcoding, recoding and clamping HD and SD video without sacrificing quality.
The ICE Broadcast System includes:
- Multi-codec video transcoding to adapt source streams for exact requirements of linear and switched digital broadcast systems
Multi-codec audio transcoding to convert multiple broadcast standards to myriad advanced audio codec
- CBR Coding and Clamping to convert Variable Bit Rate (VBR) streams to Constant Bit Rate (CBR) streams for switched digital broadcast
- 50% more HD or SD video per SDV QAM channel
- ICE-VQA for 24/7/365 monitoring of delivered video quality
- ICE Illustrate® to correct for lost detail and contrast while maximizing image clarity
- Smooth integration into the operator’s existing SDV architecture
- Multiple platforms that provide options for both high-density and carrier-class service reliability
The ICE Broadcast System’s core technology is reliable, flexible and scalable. Newly introduced version 4.0 offers a smooth path from today’s traditional broadcast applications to tomorrow’s Internet and mobile services.
- Acquisition: Programs are sourced from satellite, over-the-air broadcast or direct fiber connections.
- SDV Staging: Standardizing all video streams through re-coding or transcoding source programming
- Encryption: Fully integrated encryption engine for protecting SDV streams over backbone networks
- Redundancy: Live programming cannot go down, these systems must include the highest degree of source, platform and output service redundancy
- Monitoring: Ensure that the systems are 100% on-line, all the time and provide actionable data to diagnose any source of service disruption