Broadcast Encoders

Kyrion AM2102

High density HD encoder delivering Pristine HDTV Content at Lowest Bandwidth

The ATEME Kyrion® AM2102 is dual channel High Definition (HD) MPEG-4/H.264 encoders targeting a broad range of DTV applications. Its large operating scale - from 0.5 to 40 Mbps, with advanced Main and High Profile encoding, allow bouquet aggregators, broadcasters, and video service operators to reach their audiences with a revolutionized picture quality. AM2102 also supports MPEG-2 encoding to facilitate technology migration in mixed- video-head-ends. Applying the latest ATEME compression technology, AM2102 features the complete H.264/MPEG-4 toolset enabling perfect HD below 5,5Mbps for IPTV services and DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2. AM2102 comes with advanced audio features and up to 8 stereo pairs and the option to deliver Dolby Digital TM and Dolby Digital Plus TM (AC3/AC3+). AM2102 also supports advanced metadata management such as DVB-Subs or Teletext or Close Captioning.

Key Features :

  • SD/HD, MPEG-2, H.264/MPEG-4 Encoder 
  • SD upgradeable HD encoder.
  • Picture-in Picture support
  • Up to 8 Audio pairs with advanced Dolby audio processing featuring DolbyE to Dolby Digital TM and Dolby Digital Plus TM (AC3/AC3+). 
  • High quality HD encoding at sub 5.5 Mbps for distribution.
  • SNMP control support
  • Extensive metadata support (VBI, CC, DVB-subtitles)
  • Integrated with DataMiner NMS solution for redundancy

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7 April

HEVC and Broadcast Content

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video compression format that effectively doubles the data compression rate compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality.
HEVC will be used first in applications where bandwidth is a problem today, where the client device can easily be updated to support HEVC, either because it is a device that users replace frequently, such as smartphones, or because it is flexible to support HEVC. Contribution applications will come later, and require more robust complex implementations of the standard than what can be offered by compression vendors at this time.HEVC has been found to be a very efficient codec for all content types including interlaced content; if you think otherwise, this paper will help you understand where the misconception that HEVC is only for progressive was initiated.