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Blonder Tongue HDE-8C-QAM W/OPT2 MPEG-2 High Definition Encoder
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    Blonder Tongue HDE-8C-QAM W/OPT2 MPEG-2 High Definition Encoder

    Item #: BT-HDE8CQAMOPT2   •   MFG #: HDE-8C-QAM W/OPT2


    List Price:$6,244.00
    Our Price:$4,698.95

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    Availability: Direct Ship From Manufacturer
    Item ships directly from the manufacturer. Normal delivery time is 2-7 business days and is subject to manufacturer availability. Need it sooner? Call 800-522-2025, or email Customer Service for expedited delivery options.
    • Special Order Item: non-cancelable, non-returnable, non-refundable.
    • 2 - 7 Day Normal Delivery Time - Faster Shipping Options at Checkout or Call Us.



    HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 (MPEG-2 HD Encoder: 8xComponent/Composite to 4xQAM) accepts up to eight analog programs from any of the following inputs: 8xComponent and 8xComposite. The encoder is equipped with a spare input (9th input) to replace any one of the primary eight inputs in the event of a failure.

    The encoder digitizes, MPEG-2 encodes each input into a high-definition stream, multiplexes the resulting eight streams, and then modulates them onto four adjacent watermarked QAM channels in the 54-1002 MHz range (CATV 2-158). Any one of the four QAM outputs is also available in ASI format.

    The encoder supports Dolby Digital audio encoding, and Closed Captioning (EIA-608) for each of the eight encoded programs. It is also equipped with an Emergency Alert System (EAS) interface consisting of a composite video and L/R audio program input. EAS triggering is via a 5-12 VDC input or dry contact closure available from most EAS receivers. A front-panel RF test point allows for monitoring/testing of the QAM output without service interruption. Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a rear-panel 10/100Base-T Ethernet connection.

    The encoder accepts eight analog programs from DIRECTV Network's H25-100 satellite receivers. In the event of a failure on any one of the primary eight receivers, the HDE-8C-QAM w/Opt 2 will automatically switch over to the spare receiver to maintain the program stream. Remote monitoring and control of up to nine DIRECTV Network's H25-100 satellite receivers is provided through UPnP protocol using a standard Web browser via a rear-panel 10/100Base-T Ethernet connection.

    • Features

      • Accepts up to 8 programs from any of the following inputs: 8xComponent and 8xComposite
      • DIRECTV H25 satellite receiver control
      • Supports additional 1 spare input to replace the failed input
      • Digitizes, MPEG-2 encodes, and multiplexes up to 8 inputs into 4 QAM output channels (2 programs per QAM channel)
      • Provides any 1 of the 4 QAM output streams in ASI format
      • Configurable to ITU-T J.83 Annex A and B digital QAM formats
      • Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers
      • Provides a front-panel RF test point (at 20 dB below primary QAM output)
      • Equipped with EAS interface (Analog Video + L/R Audio) and triggering compatible with all EAS receivers
      • Supports Real-time Dolby Digital audio encoding
      • Supports Closed Captioning EIA-608 for each of the 8 encoded programs
      • Supports user-defined PSIP configuration