International Datacasting Corp. Showcases Two Distribution Products

International Datacasting Corp. is spotlighting two additions to its digital content distribution product lineup at NAB Show. Both offer technological advancements.

The first represents a significant advancement in the technology of program and ad insertion. The Laser Multi-Program Splicer (MPS) allows broadcast program or ad insertion on multiple channels simultaneously. The latest improvement adds an RF satellite interface. This solution creates a single box that combines a satellite receiver, ad server, file transmission technology and multichannel ad splicer. It integrates into existing receive-site equipment and enables long-format program insertion. Its primary benefit is that it allows for regionalization of content in digital terrestrial networks, cable networks or other distribution networks. The Laser MPS performs MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 splicing with 4 TB of storage and a web browser interface.

The other new product IDC is displaying is the Titan 3 Contribution Encoder. This robust 4:2:2 10-bit video encoder offers low latency encoding of 150 ms. The Titan 3 offers full support for most audio and video formats as well as BISS encryption. Due to its low latency, the Titan 3 is well suited for fast-paced real-time content such as live sports, and incorporates a user interface intended for outside broadcasting.