Toner Cable carries a wide variety of IPTV Encoders to meet customer demands for a cost-effective and efficient way to distribute TV/video content over an IP network. IPTV or Internet Protocol Television is digital television delivered on your television through high speed internet (broadband) connection. In this service, channels are encoded in IP format and delivered to the TV through a set top box, gaming console, or attached network device. IPTV service also includes video on demand, which is similar to watching DVDs/Blu-Ray at home using a DVD/Blu-Ray player.
For IPTV capabilities, service providers need state-of-the-art video headend solutions, including receivers, encoders, decoders, processors, multiplexers, transcoders, converters, streamers, servers and many other accessories. Toner Cable can provide these products and also the broad expertise to help ensure that analog, digital, and IP technologies interoperate to deliver a high-quality, highly reliable experience to the end user.
IPTV encoders play a very important role in this process. The digital outputs from various satellite receivers are typically injected into the encoder and are assigned a multicast IP address. In a standard definition (SD) environment, these streams can be encoded in MPEG2 format or MPEG4 format. Because of the higher cost of MPEG4 encoding equipment, MPEG2 (a typical HD MPEG2 stream can consume about 20 Mbps) encoding is typically preferred providing that there is sufficient bandwidth on the distribution network. If the content is high value, high definition (HD), the stream is typically encoded in MPEG4 format so as not to exceed the distribution networks capabilities.
An IPTV encoder is just one of the products incorporated in a IPTV Headend. There are many different ways to manage IPTV distribution and Toner Cable can offer you solutions to acquire, process, encode, and manage video content from top manufacturers like Blonder Tongue, Opticom, RGB Networks, Visionary Solutions, and Adtec.
Let Toner's technical engineering staff find the most ideal IPTV encoder or overall IPTV system solution for you.