June 18, 2014 San Diego, California
Pico Digital, a worldwide leader in providing comprehensive multi-media delivery solutions to customers in the broadband, satellite, cable, and broadcast markets, today announced that the company will preview the PD1600, an ultra-compact "headend in a box," at the 2014 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®
). The PD1600 securely delivers cable and satellite content to hospitality television screens. Pico Digital will also show its latest HD and SD encoders during the show, which is taking place June 23-26 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Presented by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology show. In booth 324, Pico Digital will provide live demonstrations of its PD1000 HD encoder modulation system and SDQ6 six-channel SD encoder and QAM modulator. Each cost-effective, high-density encoder packs powerful, efficient performance in a compact 1-RU chassis. The units offer integrated support for Emergency Alert System (EAS) and closed captioning functionality, and they provide PSIP virtual mapping of each channel. The devices can be remotely controlled and monitored via an easy-to-use Web interface.
Visitors to Pico Digital's booth will experience the company's new PD1600 headend in a box. Offering the performance and functionality of a traditional multi-rack headend within a compact 5-RU form factor, this solution extends the reach of satellite and cable operators into the local networks of hotels and other hospitality venues, providing them with complete control over content in QAM, IP, or analog NTSC format to the TV while allowing free off-air channels to be added locally to increase the service offering.
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More information about Pico Digital's PD1600 headend in a box is available at www.picodigital.com
About Pico Digital
Pico Digital is an international telecommunications technology company serving radio and television broadcasters, content providers, hospitality, and commercial markets in more than 30 countries. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the company is privately held and dedicated to developing best-in-class communication products, systems, and services. Pico Digital products are designed and manufactured in San Diego, California. Additional information about Pico Digital Inc. is available at www.picodigital.com
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