04.01.2013 11:33 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Harmonic debuts Ellipse 3000 contribution encoder
The Ellipse 3000 is designed to enable pristine video contribution for demanding live broadcast applications.
Harmonic has debuted its Ellipse 3000 contribution encoder. The Ellipse 3000 employs MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0/4:2:2 8- and 10-bit compression technologies to enable transmission of pristine real-time video over satellite and broadband contribution networks.
With very low latency, as well as multiformat and multi-codec versatility, the Ellipse 3000 is ideal for DSNG operations and live sports coverage. To assure universal compatibility, the unit supprts DVB-S, DVB-DSNB and DVB-S2 modulation schemes, and it provides QPSK/8PSK/16QAM/16APSK contellation support. Simultaneous L-band, IP and DVB-ASI outputs assure reliabilitly by providing alternate distribution channels in the event of link failure.