Indian teleport deploys Harmonic Ellipse 1000 encoder

Broadcast Equipment India has deployed Harmonic’s Ellipse 1000 MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) contribution encoder in one of the first commercial HD and SD teleport facilities in India.

The Ellipse 1000's advanced encoding capabilities provide broadcasters with a smooth migration path to HDTV and the ability to transmit MPEG-2 SD and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD video simultaneously to multiple transponders.

BEI's commercial teleport facility has the capacity to uplink 16 services to four transponders for transmission over INSAT-2E for broadcasting in India and to the entire footprint of the INSAT-2E.

Harmonic's Ellipse contribution encoders and ProView integrated receiver/decoders support fixed and mobile contribution, including events and on-the-spot news coverage from digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) vans.