Blonder Tongue - NXG-EPG EAS Module, SCTE-18 compatable
The NXG-EPG (Electronic Program Guide Module) is part of Blonder Tongue’s flagship NeXgen Gateway (NXG) platform, which supports full two-way service provider content delivery to enterprise properties via traditional coaxial cable, fiber or Ethernet.
The NXG-EPG module allows the content service provider to offer a custom program guide for the property’s unique channel lineup. The NXG-EPG module can be configured to input a gracenote IDs (TMS) guide data source file from gracenote.
The NXG-EPG can be customized to include the property’s logo, images, or JPEG/PNG banner advertisements in the header or footer sections of the electronic program guide. This allows the property to sell local ad space to local businesses to increase revenue or advertise special events at the property. The content service provider or property owner can also design the colors and font sizes to match their current branding.
The NXG-EPG output is an MPEG-2 1080i video program, available in both IP and RF QAM formats supporting major and minor channels via the NXG QAM and/or IP output modules, so it can be displayed on TV’s with or without set top boxes. The program guide provides an easy way for guests to find their favorite TV content through a scrolling grid-based list instead of channel surfing, thus improving the guests overall TV experience.
Three different Guide theme options with easy-to-use GUI to enhance user experience
Customizable with property or company logo
Utilizes gracenote IDs (TMS) guide data source file
Supports JPEG banner advertisements for ad revenue
Enhances Guest experience
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.