Company to Demonstrate CONDOR Cable TV Headend System and STB Platform; PD1600 Ultra-Compact Headend in a Box; Latest HD and IP Encoders; and HD QAM STBs
July 12, 2016 San Diego, California
Pico Digital, a global technology company providing affordable cutting-edge solutions and products for the television and radio markets, today announced that the company will exhibit cost-effective solutions for cable systems at ConvergenciaShow.MX 2016, taking place July 19-21 at the Mexico City World Trade Center. For telecom companies delivering cable services, Pico Digital's CONDOR cable TV headend system and set-top box platform will be on display, in addition to the company's PD1600 ultra-compact headend in a box. Pico Digital will also be highlighting its latest HD and IP encoders and HD QAM set-top boxes.
At ConvergenciaShow.MX, visitors to booth 200 will see why cable operators who have struggled to transition away from analog TV or dead-end digital technologies are adopting Pico Digital's CONDOR platform as a way to give their subscribers the digital media experience they expect as a much lower cost than they imagined. An affordable solution for cable systems of every size, the upgradeable CONDOR system allows operators to efficiently convert to all-digital today to meet their subscribers' entertainment and connectivity needs - such as HDTV channels, secure premium entertainment, and high-speed broadband Internet - while enabling the simple addition of new services over time with Pico Digital's future-proof middleware.
Attendees will also 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.
Pico Digital encoders on display at ConvergenciaShow.MX will include the professional-grade PD1000 HD encoder modulation system, PD100 single-channel HD IP encoder, and PD6IP six-channel IP encoder, all of which provide high performance in a single rack space. The PD1000 HD allows users to encode both HD and SD signals in MPEG2 or H.264 formats. The unit supports 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 PD6IP encodes six composite video and stereo inputs into one MPTS or six SPTS outputs. Allowing local programming to be cost-effectively inserted into satellite feeds, the PD100 accepts HDMI in the clear, component, or composite video input with auto detection, and audio input via embedded HDMI, digital S/PDIF, or analog. All three encoders on display enable remote control and monitoring via an intuitive Web interface and offer closed captioning.
Highlighted HD QAM set-top boxes will include Pico Digital's VMX1-1 and HD-2. Allowing operators to transition to digital at a minimal cost, the units descramble signals from the headend while converting digital signals to analog for display on legacy TVs. The set-top boxes offer HDMI and composite outputs, PVR/media player capabilities, electronic program guide (EPG) support, and an intuitive HD interface for ease of use. The units can also be deployed as stand-alone solutions for non-encrypted clear QAM applications.
Being held for the first time, ConvergenciaShow.MX 2016 is the only expo and convention in Mexico dedicated to bringing together the pay TV and telecommunications industries. More information about the event is available at http://convergenciashow.mx
. More information about Pico Digital's solutions is available at www.picodigital.com
About Pico Digital
Pico Digital is a global technology company providing affordable cutting-edge solutions and products for the television and radio markets. Serving radio and television broadcasters, content providers, the hospitality industry, and commercial users in more than 50 countries, Pico Digital is an ISO 9001:2015-certified leader in the design, manufacture, and support of high-performance, high-value infrastructure, distribution, and customer premise equipment. Additional information is available at www.picodigital.com