Scopus Provides Encoders, Receivers for Desert Sky

December 3, 2004
Desert Sky Digital Satellite is using Scopus encoders and receivers for its broadcast uplink needs.

The satellite company, which provides digital KU uplink services and production trucks to broadcasters in the west and southwestern U.S., is using Scopus E-1500 DENG encoder/modulators, IRD-2800 receivers and IRD-2600 receivers to provide production and digital KU uplink services to broadcast clients.

The E-1500 DENG is used for digital ENG, for content generation and retransmission. The IRD-2800 has a 4:2:0/4:2:2 decoding profile, SDI output and embedded audio. The IRD-2600 has customization capabilities based on MPEG-2 and DVB standards.

The Desert Sky hybrid/uplink truck is equipped with Scopus CODICO encoders and receivers and also cameras and solid-state Ku amplifiers. The truck is used for entertainment, sports, capturing live concerts and live Internet streaming.

"Scopus gear is so reliable that when our competitors have a big show, they rent our encoders for their trucks," said Mitchell Pietz, operations manager at Desert Sky.

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