The network is deploying Scopus E-1200 encoders, IVG-7100/7300 Intelligent Video Gateway (IVG) platforms, UID-2912 dense edge decoders, and NMS management software into its headends. Scopus E-1200 encoders will be used to digitize television feeds prior to transport over an IP network to multiple Cass cable headends in Central Illinois and Missouri. At each headend, the Scopus IVG aggregates the feeds and provides processing capabilities such as joint transrating, grooming and rate shaping for better channel use and bandwidth efficiency. The UID-2912 IP dense edge decoders will decode the digital feeds back to analog, enabling Cass to broadcast content to digital and analog subscribers simultaneously using a single IP video distribution network.
The entire system is managed and monitored by Scopus' Network Management System (NMS) — a critical system element that enables full system control and monitoring from the encoder to the "edge."
For more information, visit www.scopus.net.
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