Blonder Tongue - Aircaster AQT8-QAM/IP 8VSB receiver to IP or QAM
Through a high density, low-cost, flexible 1RU chassis, the AQT8-QAM/IP provides operators with a transcoding solution for multi-channel processing, reducing the equipment, space and power needed for QAM or IPTV distribution.
The AQT8-QAM/IP is especially designed to allow operators to create a custom channel line up from off- air and/or cable feeds for coax or IP distribution. Additionally, the unit gives the user the ability to change the PID, Program #, Short Name, Major and Minor Channel (PSIP) information. The unit accepts up to eight (8) 8VSB or QAM channel inputs, supporting up to 20 programs on each input, and 20 programs total on eight (8) customizable QAM/IP outputs.
The AQT8-QAM/IP features Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching through either an ASI or IP format EAS input, and terminal block contacts for triggering EAS messages.
Accepts up to eight (8) RF inputs in 8VSB/QAM format
Supports up to 20 programs on each input, and 20 programs total on the eight (8) customizable IP outputs
Supports in-service monitoring of a selected output • One output TS can be sent to the front panel ASI for in-service monitoring of a selected output
A -20 dB QAM RF test connector is provided on the front panel to monitor the units output
Performs IP network de-jitter, PCR (Program Clock Reference) replacement, null packet insertion and deletion
Supports RTP/UDP – and – ARP, IGMPv2, ICMP protocols
Supports EAS switching-based on contact closure trigger, or +5 to +12 VDC input
Provides comprehensive GUI-based remote monitoring and control via any standard Web browser
Solutions for All Your Applications Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with a solid history of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of Cable Television communications, they provide system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. The B-T designs, manufactures, sells and supports an equipment of SD/HD digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber and IP networks. For over 60 years, Blonder Tongue has customized cost-effective solutions for the broadcast, hospitality, education, healthcare, government, sports, entertainment, and enterprise markets. From supporting major broadcast networks to campuses, hotels, stadiums, and airports Blonder Tongue has its customers’ needs covered. Blonder Tongue was founded in 1952, in Old Bridge, NJ by Ike Blonder and Ben Tongue. The company started building Amplifiers or boosters for TV antennas and also building TV antennas. Ike was awarded a patent for inventing the log-periodic television antenna. In the following years, Blonder Tongue expanded their range of products to support the growing Cable TV industry. In 1972, Toner Cable became a stocking distributor for Blonder Tongue and today is their largest stocking distributor worldwide.