Highly reliable 4 channel broadcast encoder with HD-SDI inputs designed for North American television systems. This version provides support for MPEG-2 standard with Dolby AC/3 audio encoding for broad compatibility. In addition, closed captioning support for 608 & 708 VANC encoding is provided. Encodes programs to CBR or VBR H.264 or MPEG-2 transport streams on ASI and IP outputs. Features dual hot stand by power supplies to ensure system uptime and reliability. IP output is in standard IPTV format as UDP or RTP unicast or multicast with IGMP support. Both individual SPTS single program streams and an MPTS multi program stream are provided on unique IP streams. All PIDs and program information values can be configured to customize the encoded programs names and IDs. Accepts broadcast type uncompressed serial digital video at resolutions up to 3G-SDI or 1080p60. Mirrored ASI outputs are provided for added flexibility when integrating with other broadcast equipment such as modulators or decoders. This platform is ideally suited as a high density ingest & encoding solution for broadcasters needing to transport, distribute, or archive live SDI video.