AG4400 openGear Receiver Decoder Card

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The new AG 4400 card-based receiver decoder provides an ideal solution for high-quality video decoding where rack space is at a premium. The platform supports up to 10 H.264/MPEG2 decoder cards in a 2RU OG-3 frame.

The product supports decoding MPEG2 or H.264 video, as well as up to four audio PIDs. The audio decoding capability is the perfect solution for video distributors looking to meet upcoming descriptive video requirements, while continuing to support surround, stereo, and SAP services.

The AG 4400 receiver decoder card offers satellite, IP, ASI, and 8VSB/QAM-B and DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ ISDB-T inputs for flexible installation into a variety of video delivery systems. Optional integrated DVBCI descrambling, as well as BISS-1/E capabilities, makes the AG 4400 a powerful solution for receiving feeds from primary distribution.

When combined with versatile IP input/output capabilities, a full complement of ancillary data support, and tested interoperability with all major encode vendors, the AG 4400 is an ideal solution for high-density re-encode or monitoring.

In addition, the decoder benefits from Sencore’s tradition of receiver decoder design and is backed by best-in-class ProCare support.

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  • Intuitive, straightforward web interface
  • Extensive automation support via SNMP status, configuration, and traps, HTTP-based APIs, and Syslog
  • Shared software and feature-set with Sencore 1RU decoders ensure reliability and interoperability
  • Support for All Common Video Formats
    √ MPEG2 or H.264, HD or SD video
    √ Codecs auto-detected and switchable on-the-fly
  • Up to 4 services of audio decoding or SDI pass-through with support for all major audio formats
  • Dual SDI auto-switching outputs
  • Built-in ASI I/O for maximum value and flexibility
  • Available IP, 8VSB/QAM-B, DVB-T/T2/C/C2/ISDB-T and satellite inputs
  • Full complement of ancillary data output in ANC and VBI
  • Closed-caption or auto-scaling subtitle overlays for monitoring or burn-in applications
  • Full control, status, and alarm monitoring via SNMP



Advanced Video Delivery & Signal Transmission Technologies For Broadcast, Cable, Satellite, IPTV, & More Sencore is the leader in the development of high-quality signal transmission solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, and professional audio/video markets. Their product line of top-rated equipment includes video delivery products, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment – all designed to support system interoperability and backed by best-in-class customer support. Sencore meets the rapidly changing needs of modern media by ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. Sencore’s advanced video delivery and signal transmission technologies overcome the complexities to enable consistent, high-quality video distribution. Their solutions offer proven compatibility with a wide range of technologies including analog, digital, HD/SD, MPEG2, H.264, IP, 8VSB, QAM, and DVB-S/S2. Their comprehensive digital video system monitoring products ensure consistent, high-quality content delivery by providing continuous logging and monitoring of multiple signal types in both digital TV and IPTV networks. Broadcast engineers can remotely identify and resolve problems before they occur, respond to alerts and alarms, and quickly isolate the cause of outages with real-time system metrics and comparative analysis of critical measurements and system logs.