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Rogers uses Scopus encoding for high-speed Toronto links

Scopus Network Technologies, supplier of digital TV networking solutions to the cable and broadcasting industries, has supplied Rogers Television, a division of Rogers Cable Communications with encoder/decoder pairs that will serve as bi-directional links between the company’s Mississauga and Richmond Hill studios and its centralized master control facility in Toronto. The Scopus CODICO E 1000 encoders and IRD-2900 receiver/decoders will enable Rogers Television’s remote facilities to deliver high-quality, contribution-level feeds to master control with virtually no delay.

Rogers Television has put the Scopus encoders and IRD systems through rigorous engineering testing and plans to complete network provisioning by the end of the first quarter. The new systems allow the group of local stations to work with SDI video in the 4:2:2 color space and therefore provide cable subscribers in the greater Toronto area with exceptional image quality.

The CODICO E-1000 encoder from Scopus is a professional-grade encoder that applies a video pre-processor to provide efficient bit rate and buffering control, delivering flexible encoding capabilities and high-quality pictures at any given bit rate. Housed in a 1 RU rack-mount enclosure, the E 1000 combines a variety of interfaces with a high-performance core, high-speed data processing, VBI support, and advanced program multiplexing in an advanced encoding solution.

Rogers Television will use the new Scopus IRD-2900, a professional receiver decoder with a variety of video, audio, and customizable options with the IP connectivity for SNMP control. TVC Canada, a systems integrator, facilitated the sale and coordinated the installation.

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