Upgrading from Analog to Digital - Toner Cable
Allen from Toner Cable UK gives us some tips on taking an analog video source and upgrading it to digital.
Hi, my name is Alan Morgan, I work for Toner Cable Equipment UK office. I've worked for Toner Cable now for just over 15 years.
Today, what we would like to show you, is how to have easy applications for analogue to digital. What we can do is we can virtually take any source, whether that be from something like a satellite receiver, a DVD player, perhaps a PC or media player, CCTV applications and we can even take SDI sources from cameras or studios.
Once we establish what source we have, we can put it into a single box solution like this for instance, which will take one, two or four inputs in the SD application. This will then encode all the analogue sources into a digital stream. It then has a built in multiplexer, who will take all those streams and put them onto one multiple program transport stream.
It will then modulate it into a digital RF channel. We have DVB-T or DVB-C, also known as QAM, applications available. And one very important feature on these is the logical channel number, which is very important to be able to insert onto your network.
We can also do multiple applications. For this instance we have 12 inputs, all analogue, going into one. This will then again multiplex them. We can take ATSC and DVB tables. We can handle both. We can even convert ATSC tables to DVB for those applications where ATSC inputs are used but the output is required for DVB applications. We can also then modulate those onto DVB-2, ISDB-T, ATSC or DTMB. So there are many many applications for the RF side that we can do.
We also have the option for IPTV, not only as an independent network but to run in parallel with the old digital system.
On the decoding side what we can do is give you that RF modulated signal so that you have it for your domestic type TV. We also have applications where we might require encryption services. So we supply and make set top boxes. We also do an IPTV set top box decoding option as well. In all cases, this will give you the perfect digital on your network.
So, in essence, Toner Cable Equipment can meet all your digital needs. Why not take a look at our website or give us a call, we would be happy to help. Thank you.