Highlighted Products to Include PD1600 Ultra-Compact Headend in a Box; HD, SD, and IP Encoders; HD QAM Set-Top Box; and miniCMTS
May 20, 2015 San Diego, California
Pico Digital Inc., 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 be exhibiting at the 2015 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®
), taking place June 16-18 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. In booth 822, Pico Digital will showcase a wide range of cost-effective media and data delivery solutions for the hospitality industry, including its PD1600 ultra-compact headend in a box; latest HD, SD, and IP encoders; HD-2 HD QAM set-top box; and mini cable modem termination system (miniCMTS).
Presented by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology show. At the event, Visitors to Pico Digital's booth will see how the company's PD1600 the industry's most innovative headend offers the performance and functionality of a traditional multi-rack headend within a compact 5-RU form factor. The 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
At HITEC 2015, Pico Digital will be providing a live demonstration of its PD1000 HD encoder, which allows users to encode HD, SD, and HD-SDI signals in MPEG-2 or H.264 formats, all in a single rack space. The unit supports 480i to 1080p real-time encoding while offering the flexibility of two, four, six, or eight HDMI (in the clear), HD-SDI, component, and composite (closed captioning) inputs. The HD encoder offers simultaneous QAM and IP outputs.
Additional encoders on display will include the SDQ6 which encodes six composite video and stereo inputs into a multiplexed QAM and ASI outputs, and offers up to 40 dB of RF output and the PD6IP, which encodes six composite video and stereo inputs into one MPTS or six SPTS outputs. All three encoders enable remote control and monitoring via an intuitive Web interface, support Dolby®
Digital audio encoding, and offer closed captioning. The PD1000 and SDQ6 also provide PSIP virtual channel mapping and EAS.
The highlighted set-top box will be Pico Digital's HD-2 HD QAM set-top box. It allows hotels to begin the transition to digital at a minimal cost. The set-top box offers HDMI and composite outputs, PVR/media player capabilities, Electronic Program Guide (EPG) support, and an intuitive HD interface for ease of use
For the cost-effective delivery of high-speed data services to hotels, Pico Digital's miniCMTS200a supports up to 400 DOCSIS 2.0 modems, or 250 DOCSIS 3.0 plus 150 DOCSIS 2.0 modems. The unit offers 16 downstream bonded channels for up to 800-Mbps downstream and 4 upstream channels offering 120-Mbps upstream data delivery. The miniCMTS' high bandwidth easily copes with today's demand for over-the-top video services or managed IPTV services.
For more information on HITEC 2015, please visit http://www.hftp.org/explore-hitec/
. More information about Pico Digital's solutions 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 50 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