Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver
The Cisco D9824 Advanced Multi Decryption Receiver (Figure 1) includes a built-in decoder that can decode an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) high definition (HD) program for analog monitoring or a standard definition (SD) down-conversion for composite. Decoding of an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC SD program is also available for analog. By supporting decryption of up to 32 Cisco PowerVu encrypted programs, this single receiver allows you to efficiently receive and distribute multiple programs.
Cisco D9854-I Advanced Program Receiver
The Cisco® D9854-I Advanced Program Receiver (Figure 1) is designed for satellite and terrestrial content distribution applications requiring Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite (DVB-S), Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation (DVB-S2) and IP reception capabilities with advanced digital outputs for digital tier program distribution. A built-in decoder can decode an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) high definition (HD) program for analog monitoring, or a standard definition (SD) down-conversion for composite. MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVCSD programs can also be decoded for analog and SDI output. D9854-I comes with RF, ASI and MPEGoIP input combined with a high-quality SDI or HD-SDI output and optional MPEGoIP output.
D9858 Advanced Receiver Transcoder
The PowerVu® Model D9858 Advanced Receiver Transcoder provides the ability to deliver MPEG-4 HD services to MPEG-2 CATV headends. The Model D9858 receiver extends the distribution options for MPEG-4 AVC HD from solely MPEG-4 environments to existing MPEG-2 networks. Support for simultaneous dual-channel decryption and transcoding provides the advantage of density for locations requiring more then just a single channel. The D9858 can be utilized to provide a down-converted Standard Definition MPEG-2 program instead of one or both of the available HD transcoded programs. Video and two audio outputs are available for analog down-conversion for one of the decrypted incoming MPEG-4 HD programs.
Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder
The Cisco D9859 platform extends the distribution options for MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) HD from MPEG-4 only environments to existing MPEG-2 networks. Support for up to eight simultaneous high-definition or standard-definition (SD) channels of decryption and transcoding provides the advantage of density for locations requiring more than just a single channel. The Cisco D9859 can provide up to 8 down-converted MPEG-2 standard definition programs or MPEG-2 high-definition transcoded programs along with decrypted passthrough of the incoming programs. Video and two audio outputs are available for analog down-conversion for one of the decrypted incoming MPEG-4 high-definition programs. The base Cisco D9859 comes configured for 1 HD and 1 SD output with dynamic licensing options to upgrade the unit in the field locally or over the air using the Cisco PowerVu Network Center system, supporting a pay-as-you-grow model.
D9865 Satellite Receiver
The Cisco D9865 Satellite Receiver is designed for satellite content distribution, and targets the broadcast, business TV, private networks and SMATV environment. The receiver offers the capability to receive digitally encrypted video, audio, VBI and data. It provides a cost-effective, variable-rate solution to transition existing DVB-S/MPEG-2 services to DVB-S2/MPEG-4. Additional features include IP data and RS-232 utility data.
The unit is set up via the on-screen display menu, using a handheld infrared remote control, or navigation keys on the front panel of the receiver. User-editable presets are provided for quick re-tuning to other broadcasts. The receiver also supports a Web interface and SNMP control via the Ethernet port as an option.
This receiver is capable of receiving a DVB/MPEG compliant free-to-air broadcast.
Supporting the PowerVu conditional access with DES or DVB de-scrambling, or DVB Conditional Access Module (CAM) based DVB CA systems, this receiver can be used to receive secured corporate communication of video, audio and/or data broadcast. It can also be used for secured delivery of TV programming to hotels, MDUs, homes & commercial establishments such as restaurants, stores, etc. Data outputs can be used for distribution of documents, price lists, and video files, etc. Utility data (RS-232) can be used for smaller file transfer at a slower speed. DVB MPE IP data via an Ethernet interface allows for connection to a local area network for larger file transfer and/or communication with multiple network clients.
Cisco D9800 Network Transport Receiver
The Cisco® D9800 Network Transport Receiver (Figure 1) is the most versatile receiver designed offering hardware configurability and Over The Air (OTA) licensing that allows content providers to customize the product to support the gamut of their applications. Designed to support High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and Ultrahigh-Definition (UHD) delivery over satellite and IP terrestrial content distribution networks requiring Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite (DVB-S), Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation (DVB-S2), and IP reception capabilities, it future proofs the next network expansion. The D9800 chassis is available in a single stream variant for decoding to baseband digital or analog video and multi-stream variant for bulk decryption and high density transcoding applications.
The single stream variant focuses on single service video decode applications. The integrated video decoder can decode an MPEG-2, Advanced Video Coding (AVC), or HEVC video-encoded service and output the Serial Digital Interface (SDI) or composite uncompressed video. The D9800 is capable of outputting simultaneous High-Definition (HD) and down-converted Standard Definition (SD).
The multi-stream chassis is targeted towards applications that require decryption and/or transcoding on multiple video services within a transport stream or multiple transport streams. The optional satellite front end has four demodulators for sourcing content across transponders. The multi-stream chassis can decrypt up to 32 PowerVu services and transcode up to 16 services of AVC to MPEG-2 making it ideal for content providers carrying a high number of channels. The optional high density HEVC card adds the ability to transcode from an HEVC encoded source.
For content providers exploring migration from satellite distribution to IP, the D9800 offers several options that enable content providers a path to a graceful migration. MPEGoIP is available for leased line fixed bandwidth applications as well as Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) and Zixi for transmission over the Content Delivery Networks (CDN). For these use cases, the outputs of the receiver remain transparent so any output application can be served with these new input sources.