Digital IPTV and Copper Headend - Custom Headends from Toner Cable
Highlights of our 14 channel digital IPTV headend that was specifically designed and custom racked for a federal government agency.
Bob Jenkins shows us a Digital Headend that is capable of 14 digital channels on an IPTV network as well as Copper Coax.
Good Morning. Bob Jenkins from Toner Cable here. Want to talk to you a little bit more about custom headends that we do here at Toner Cable.
Today I want to talk to you about some of the things we are doing with the Federal Government side. Right here, we have one headend, single rack unit that we are developing for a customer to do 14 channels of digital IPTV and copper distribution.
In this particular headend, we've got some different things going on. We're using some DirectTV, to bring in some of the content that we're distributing both IP and Copper as well as in house digital signage that we are doing for the customer as well so they can do powerpoint presentations or just overall things that are going on in their facility. And they can load that content everyday and play something different to send out in that distribution.
So we feed these devices via the network, which in turn feed our encoders to encode that to a format so that we can get that out to IP and Copper. In this particular case, we're using the ASI outputs of our encoders to a multiplexer. Then our multiplexer's will take that content and turn it into an IP stream. And the IP streams will go into a network switch, which in turn go into our edge QAM to turn it around to Copper.
So now I have the ability to take this particular system, and run it both IPTV for the network in the building as well as Copper distribution.