The Cisco® D9854 Advanced Program Receiver is designed for satellite content distribution applications requiring DVB-S and DVB-S2 reception capabilities with advanced digital outputs for digital tier program distribution. A built-in decoder is capable of decoding an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC High Definition (HD) program from analog monitoring, or Standard Definition (SD) down-conversion for composite. Decoding of an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC SD program is also available for analog and SDI?output. A high-quality SDI or HD-SDI output version of the D9854 is available for re-encode applications.
Digital Program Distribution
The ASI transport output or the optional MPEGoIP output provides a number of output modes, including the capability of carrying decrypted program for digital tier distribution. This helps ensure that compressed video programs are efficiently distributed to households equipped with digital set-top boxes.
Digital Program Mapping
Digital Program Mapping allows programmers to transparently substitute programs at the uplink. It maintains predictable and compliant transport output during service replacement, Network Information Table (NIT) retune, and channel changes, including force tunes. This feature remaps the packet identifier (PID) information from the primary service to an alternate service, allowing downstream devices to continue to operate without headend operator intervention. This helps ensure availability of alternate programming in the digital tier.
Digital Ad Insertion
Digital Program Insertion (DPI) information is available along with the video and audio PIDs for external ad insertion in compressed digital format.