Tandberg launches new IRD

Tandberg Television, part of the Ericsson Group, is launching a new
professional integrated receiver decoder (IRD) range which will be on
display in its booth #SU4210 at the NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 14-17,
2008). Optimized for specific high volume video distribution
applications, the new RX8300 series will simplify content acquisition
for cable, satellite and telco operators in the all-digital future of
TV broadcasting.

Both the RX8310 Distribution Receiver and
the RX8320 ATSC Broadcast Receiver include a mixture of standard
features to meet the majority of needs in their target applications,
with the flexibility to add advanced features should the operator
require them. Each variant provides an RF demodulator combined with
industry standard ASI transport stream input, for network delivery
flexibility. Transport stream output is provided as a standard feature
for content turnaround into digital cable, satellite and telco
broadcast networks. The RX8300 range has the capability to provide
single or multi-service descrambling, as well as multi-format MPEG-2
and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0 video decoding. Additionally, high definition (HD)
services are down-converted and output as standard definition (SD)
video; providing a simple and cost-effective route to video
distribution into analog broadcast systems or for service monitoring.

Roger Bolton, EVP of Compression
Systems at TANDBERG Television, says “the RX8300 series enables highly
efficient content distribution systems, and a simple transition
solution, for operators to provide ongoing service delivery for analog
television subscribers while supporting the increasing move to digital
HDTV content distribution.”
The RX8310 distribution receiver lets operators use efficiency improvements from DVB-S2 modulation, TANDBERG Prekor’
dynamic pre-correction, and MPEG-4 AVC compression to distribute three
times the amount of content through a satellite transponder versus
traditional satellite distribution solutions. The RX8310 combines a
DVB-S2 capable demodulator with TANDBERG Television’s DirectorV5 secure
content delivery and over-air receiver control solution as a standard
feature. For high capacity digital turnaround, the RX8310 provides the
option to decrypt multiple services; allowing decryption of a complete
multiplex of channels with a single unit, if required. Single service
decoding options for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0 SD video, and HD
service down-conversion mean the RX8310 can provide a simple and cost
effective route to hand-off video into an analog network or for service
monitoring.
The
RX8320 provides both ASI and 8-VSB inputs for reception of broadcast
services over terrestrial or fiber links with automatic redundancy
switchover between the inputs. A transport stream output provides a
pass-through capability so that operators can carry the digital signals
all the way to a subscriber’s home.