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Raycom Media Taps Telairity for HD News Conversion

Raycom stations installing Telairity Nexgen BE8600 encoders and IRDs
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SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—Raycom Media is making the transition to high-def news fields and has announced that it will go with Telairity’s BE8600 contribution H.264/AVC video encoder and BE5503 IRD for support. Raycom’s fleet of more than 1000 microwave and satellite ENG vehicles will now be equipped with the BE8600.

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Telairity’s BE8600 Real Time Contribution encoder offers H.264/AVC video compression in a half-width 1RU form factor. It is capable of most encoding tasks, per Telairity’s press release, including low-latency applications, high-performance ENG, DSNG, mobile and studio encoding tasks. The unit offers high bit rate 4:2:2 contribution-mode encoding for HD and low bit rate 4:2:0 HD/SD modes for high-quality contribution links over crowded airways and direct-to-viewer distribution over MPEG-4 networks.

According to Eric Bergman, executive director of engineering at Raycom, the BE8600 also offers dual redundant power supplies, vibration-resistant construction and wide temperature tolerance.

Telairity is a provider of video compression technology and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.