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New MPEG Transport Stream Analysis and Conversion

April 19, 2009, Grass Valley, CA – Ensemble Designs today announced that it is introducing the 4500 MPEG Transport Stream Processor for translating DVB-ASI to SMPTE 310M in broadcast transport applications. The MPEG Transport Stream Processor and 27 other announcements will be highlighted at booth #N4023 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention held April 20-24 in Las Vegas.

The 4500 MPEG Transport Stream Processor is used with both DVB-ASI and SMPTE 310M bitstreams. As a converter, it can translate ASI to 310M or 310M to ASI. Using the reference input, the output bitstream can be synchronized to a video or 10 MHz reference signal.

“Verifying the health of a 310M stream can be a challenge but we have a convenient, affordable way for broadcasters to check PIDs and PMTs for all of their transport streams,” said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales for Ensemble Designs.

The built-in transport stream analyzer detects whether the input constitutes a valid signal by checking for PAT, PMT, and PID packets. In addition to the ETR 290 test protocols for both Priorities 1 and 2, the user can configure tests to define the minimum number of video and audio packets expected per second in a given service. Alarms can be generated via SNMP, Avenue PC, and contact closure outputs.

Other products on display will include new Avenue HD/SD/3G electrical and optical converters, HD/SD/3G distribution amplifiers, and an HD video protection switch used for critical feeds in satellite and broadcast.

Based in Grass Valley, California, Ensemble Designs is in their 20th year of business and is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products to the professional broadcast industry. Customers include RAI, CBS News, NASA, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, Sky, ESPN and TVNZ.


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