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3480TXE Platform

Software Defined Accelerated Encoding Platform

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Software Defined Accelerated Platform

The TXE platform's flexible architecture utilizes both software and hardware acceleration to allow for superior video quality and density, while maintaining flexibility. The compression engine supports both CBR and VBR (statmux mode as well as capped VBR) and has been fine tuned to provide superior video quality. The TXE platform provides the highest encoding/transcoding density and lower power consumption resulting in reduced OPEX.

A True Converged Platform

One platform is used for many applications. Specifically the TXE platform supports distribution encoding/transcoding, multiscreen encoding/transcoding, contribution encoding as well as other features such as Muxing, Statmuxing and audio Intelligain. The TXE platform also supports a comprehensive list of inputs including SDI, IP (both compressed and uncompressed) and file inputs.

Superior Control System

The TXE platform can be controlled using a web interface as well as Vistalink CSM - Compression System Manager. This is a complete compression network provisioning, monitoring and management solution for configuring Evertz's full range of headend and broadcast digital video compression products. VistaLINK® CSM provides a service oriented view of the network coupled with a rich toolset in order to provide easy and intuitive management of compressed digital audio video services and networks.

Features
  • Superior video quality at lower bitrate
  • Industry leading video pre-processing and pre-analysis
  • Main screen encoder/transcoder
  • ABR transcoder (multi-screen)
  • Live and file inputs
  • Multi-path processing: single input can be encoded to different formats and resolutions
  • Advanced configurability: Bit rate, GOP structure, noise filters, output resolutions
  • Support for CBR and VBR applications
  • Seamless integration with Evertz end-to-end solution, simplifies monitoring and control
  • Inband metadata on private pid
  • High resilience with dual power supply
  • Easily managed with web interface or VistaLINK® CSM Compression System Manager
  • Provides both adaptive bitrate outputs plus high quality mezzanine output (for distribution and archive)
  • Capable of commercial insertion switching based on detection of SCTE35/104 triggers
  • Integrates with YouTube Live to enable the streaming of live events
  • Future-proof support for HEVC, UltraHD
  • Advanced software system integration: MAGNUM, DreamCatcher, VistaLINK CSM, Mediator and VUE

Typical Applications

  • High density contribution encoding of up to 16 SDI signals per box for getting signals from remote sites at a high bitrate, low latency and high video quality encode.
  • IPTV, multicast to the home, typically utilizing H.264 codecs with constant bit rate (CBR) or capped variable bit rate (VBR) and IP multicast networks. Includes Picture in Picture (PIP) generation as a software option
  • DTH Satellite with stat muxed streams, including hybrid SD/HD, MPEG-2/H.264 stat mux pools
  • Cable IPTV over broadband, bonded RF carriers. Typically H.264 multicast, and stat muxed
  • Cable or satellite DTH networks with MPEG-2 delivery to a mixed population of legacy set top boxes and modern ones
  • SDI, IP, file or combined inputs transcoded into GOP aligned adaptive output profiles which are packaged into HLS, LSS, rtmp, mpeg DASH and delivered to the CDN or local origin server. Various DRMs are supported as well the insertion of SCTE-35 messages into the output manifest files
  • Terrestrial ATSC Encoder: High VQ MPEG2 SD/HD Statistical Multiplexed encodes up to 2x HD-SDI and 4x SD-SDI simultaneously (future-proofed for H264)

Specifications

Function
  • Distribution Encoder
  • Multiscreen Encoder/Transcoder
  • Mainscreen Transcoder
  • Contribution Encoder
Attributes
Inputs & OutputsUp to 16x SDI (Mini-Din) Inputs
4xGigE ports (I/O)
Management Interfaces
  • Two Ethernet connectors 1000Base-Tx
  • Main and redundant connector RJ45
Physical
Dimensions19"W x 1.75"H x 18.75"D
Weight17lbs (7.7kg)
Input VoltageAuto ranging 100 – 240V AC
PowerUp to 500 watts
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC regulations for class-A devices. Complies with EU EMC directive

Ordering Information

3480TXE-1PM2B1RU 3480TXE Platform, includes chassis, 1 PM2B processing modules, capable of main and multi screen encoding/decoding/transcoding. Main and redundant AC power supplies.
3480TXE-2PM2B1RU 3480TXE Platform, includes chassis, 2 PM2B processing modules, capable of main and multi screen encoding/decoding/transcoding. Main and redundant AC power supplies.
3480TXE-3PM2B1RU 3480TXE Platform, includes chassis, 3 PM2B processing modules, capable of main and multi screen encoding/decoding/transcoding. Main and redundant AC power supplies.
3480TXE-4PM2B1RU 3480TXE Platform, includes chassis, 4 PM2B processing modules, capable of main and multi screen encoding/decoding/transcoding. Main and redundant AC power supplies.
Channel Keys
NotesBulk Channel Keys available
Contribution Encoding
3480TXE-CK-8B422Channel Key for MPEG2/H264 Contribution encoder 8 bit only
3480TXE-CK-10B422Channel Key for MPEG2/H264 Contribution encoder (H264 up to 10Bit)
Distribution Encoding
3480TXE-CK-H264HDEncoding Channel key to unlock 1 channel of 4:2:0 8Bit H264 HD encode
3480TXE-CK-H264SDEncoding Channel key to unlock 1 channel of 4:2:0 8Bit H264 SD encode
3480TXE-CK-MP2HDEncoding Channel key to unlock 1 channel of 4:2:0 8Bit MPEG-2 HD encode
3480TXE-CK-MP2SDEncoding Channel key to unlock 1 channel of 4:2:0 8Bit MPEG-2 SD encode
Mainscreen Transcoding
3480TXE-CK-H264-ATranscoding Channel Key for 8 SD MP2 or H264 Inputs and 8 H264 SD outputs
3480TXE-CK-H264-BTranscoding Channel Key for 6 SD MPEG2 or H264 inputs and 6 (SDH264 + PIP) outputs
3480TXE-CK-H264-CTranscoding channel key for 2 Inputs of HD MPEG2/H264 and 2 outputs of HD H264 +2PIP
3480TXE-CK-MP2-ATranscoding Channel Key for 8 SD MP2 or H264 Inputs and 8 MPEG-2 SD outputs
3480TXE-CK-MP2-BTranscoding Channel Key for 6 SD MPEG2 or H264 inputs and 6 (SDMPEG-2 + PIP) outputs
3480TXE-CK-MP2-CTranscoding channel key for 2 Inputs of HD MPEG2/H264 and 2 outputs of HD MPEG2 +2PIP
Multiscreen Transcoding
3480TXE-CK-ABR-GENDual Input ABR Transcoder with fully configurable resolution support
3480TXE-CK-ABR-HDDual Input ABR Transcoder with HD or lower output resolutions only
3480TXE-CK-ABR-SDDual Input ABR Transcoder with SD or lower output resolutions only
3480TXE-CK-SDI-ABR-GENRequires 2 VPUs. SDI input ABR transcoder with fully configurable resolution support
Additional Ordering Options
Audio Feature Keys
3480TXE-FK-AC3EFeature Key for Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio codec up to 5.1 (3/2L)
3480TXE-FK-AC3E20TXE Feature Key for one instance of Dolby Digital (AC-3) Audio Codec 2.0
3480TXE-FK-AACEFeature Key for AAC codec up to 5.1 (3/2L)
3480TXE-FK-AACE20TXE Feature Key for one instance of AAC 2.0
3480TXE-FK-DEEDolby-E Encoding Feature Key up to 7.1
3480TXE-FK-IGUp to 2.0 and 5.1 of IntelliGain
TS Feature Keys
3480TXE-FK-FEC-TSSPTS Forward Error Correction Insertion Per Pro MPEG2 Code Of Practice #3
MUX/STC Feature Keys
3480TXE-FK-STM-TSFeature key to Enable Multiplexer and Statmux Controller for 1 output MPTS
Logo Feature Keys
3480TXE-FK-LGAFeature key to enable logo insertion on 1 VPU