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High-Definition Dense Encoder Modulation System

The professional-grade PD1000 HD encoder modulation system allows users to encode HD, SD, and HD-SDI signals in MPEG-2 or H.264 formats, all in a single rack space. The unit supports real-time encoding, while offering the flexibility of two, four, six, or eight HDMI (in the clear), HD-SDI, component, and composite (closed captioning) inputs. The HD encoder offers simultaneous RF (QAM, ISDB-T or ISDB-Tb) and IP outputs. The PD1000 enables remote control and monitoring via an intuitive Web interface, provides virtual channel mapping, and supports Dolby® Digital audio encoding. The HD encoder is ideal for commercial residential properties, academic and medical facilities, local area network applications for both CATV and broadcast, as well as the hospitality industry.

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  • Platform-based encoder with up to four field upgradeable dual channel encoder modules
  • Upgradeable software for new future-proof features
  • Supports 480i to 1080p real-time encoding and up to 8 HD video sources in MPEG-2 or H.264 formats, all in 1RU
  • MPEG audio encoding plus optional Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator Technology (One audio pair per video)
  • No change of resolution between input and output
  • Inputs per EM-2HD dual encoder module: component, HDMI (Clear), and composite/closed caption
  • Inputs per EM-HD-SDI dual encode module: HD-SDI (BNC)
  • Integrated support for Emergency Alert System (EAS)
  • Automatic detection of input type and format
  • Outputs four consecutive QAM RF channels or two consecutive ISDB-T or ISDB-Tb RF channels with up to four ISDB-Tb RF channels per chassis
  • IP output: Unicast/Multicast, RTP/UDP/IP, RTSP and SPTS
  • Simultaneous RF (QAM, ISDB-T or ISDB-Tb) /IP output
  • PSIP tables allow users to configure virtual channel maps for each channel
  • High output power with 53 dBmV max., combined
  • Secure management and configuration via an easy-to use to use web browser
  • External DC backup power supply

Specifications | Ordering Information


Audio/Video Inputs (Per EM-2HD Encoder Module)
HDMI Dual Type A v1.4 (Clear)
Component Dual YPrPb (YPrPB), (RCA)
Audio Dual Stereo (RCA)
Composite/Closed Caption Dual CVBS (RCA)
Audio/Video Inputs (Per EM-HD-SDI Encoder Module)
Video Formats
In/Out Line Rates 1080p(1)/1080i/720p/480p/576i/480i
Frame Rates 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
Video/Audio Compression
Video Codecs HD and SD MPEG-2/H.264
Audio Codecs Layer II, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator (One audio pair per video)
OAM/RF Output
Frequency Range 50 MHz to 1002 MHz
RF Channel Count 4
Modulation Modes QAM 64/256
QAM Type Annex A/B
MER > 40 dB
RF Level (pre-combined) > 60 dBmV
RF Level Adjustment Range (Combined) 38 dBmV to 53 dBmV
Spurious > 60 dBc
I/Q Amplitude Imbalance < 1 %
I/Q Phase Error < 1°
Frequency Accuracy ± 100 Hertz
Phase Noise 100 dBc @ 10 Khz offset
Amplitude Flatness ± 0.25 dB (over 24-MHz bandwidth)
Output Connector F-Female, 75 Ω
ISDB-T and ISDB-Tb/RF Output
Frequency Range 470 MHz to 764 MHz
Bandwidth 6 MHz
RF Channel Count 2
RF Level Adjustment Range 38 dBmV to 53 dBmV
Spurious > 60 dBc
Frequency Accuracy +- 100Hz
Amplitude Flatness +- 0.25 dB (over 12 MHz bandwidth)
Output Connector F-female, 75 Ω
IP Output (Optional)
Connection RJ45, GbE, Full Duplex, Auto-Neg
Addressing Unicast, Multicast
Transport Protocol RTP/UDP/IP, RTSP
Transport Format SPTS
Connection RJ-45, GbE, Full Duplex, Auto-Neg
Protocols HTTP
User Interface Web Browser
Browser Support IE9 or later, Firefox, and Chrome
EAS Inputs
Video CVBS (RCA)
Audio Stereo (RCA)
Trigger Terminals
Internal AC Power Supply
Line Voltage 93 VAC to 254 VAC, 47 Hz to 63 Hz
Power Consumption up to 130 Watts
External DC Power Backup
Voltage + 12 VDC ± 5 % VAC
Current < 10 Amps
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 50 °C
Dimensions 19″(L) x 16″(D) x 1.75″(H)

Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator

1. MPEG-2 supports 25/29.97/30
2. The PD1 000 platform requires one OM4/0MI/OMI-Tb output module and one to four encoder modules. One additional OMI/OMI-Tb is also supported in the chassis

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
PD1000 Universal Digital Platform Chassis(2)
PD1000-2 2 Channel HD/SD Encoder (1xPD1000 1xEM-2HD 1xOM4)
PD1000-4 4 Channel HD/SD Encoder (1xPD1000 2xEM-2HD 1xOM4)
PD1000-6 6 Channel HD/SD Encoder (1xPD1000 3xEM-2HD 1xOM4)
PD1000-8 8 Channel HD/SD Encoder (1xPD1000 4xEM-2HD 1xOM4)
EM-2HD MPEG-2 or H.264 Dual HD Encoder Module for PD1000 (Cables included)
EM-2HD/D MPEG-2 or H.264 Dual HD Encoder Module for PD1000 w/Dolby audio Encoding (Cables Included)
EM-HD-SDI HD-SDI Dual Encoder Module for PD1000 – Includes Dolby
OM4 QAM Output Module for PD1000
OM4-IP IP Output Option for OM4
OMI IS DB-T Output Module for PD1000 (Japan)
OMI-Tb IS DB-Tb Output Module for PD1000 (Latin America)
OMI-IP IP Output Option for OMI and OMI-Tb
EAS-HAR EAS Adapter Cable, 3.5mm to Composite
X-PS External Redundant Power Supply

2. The PD1000 platform requires one OM4 output module and one to four EM-2HD dual encoder modules.
3. IP/Dolby options available.

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