Blonder Tongue – AQT8-QAM – ATSC/QAM Transcoder – Discontinued

This product has unfortunately been discontinued. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Accepts up to eight 8VSB or QAM channel inputs
  • Maps QAM/8VSB input programs directly to QAM output channels and IP transport streams simultaneously
  • Provides comprehensive GUI-based monitoring and control via standard Web browsers
  • Supports Closed Captioning EIA-608 and EIA-708 when embedded in RF input(s)
  • Accepts EAS input in ASI or IP formats
  • EAS messaging on both QAM and IP outputs
  • Provides in-service monitoring of selected input/output ports via RF Test connector and ASI output
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AQT8-QAM/IP transcoder allows the user to create a line up from off-air and/or cable feeds for coax or IP distribution. The unit simultaneously transcodes eight (8) QAM/8VSB input channels to pass thru (8) QAM and (8) IP transport streams. The unique MPEG tables (PAT, PMT, PSIP, VCT, MGT, RRT, EIT and ETT) associated with all programs contained in the RF inputs (major and minor channels) are transferred to both the QAM and IP outputs. This means the virtual output channel numbers, names, program information, etc. on the QAM and IP outputs are the same as their RF input sources.

The AQT8-QAM/IP features Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching through either an ASI or IP format EAS input and terminal block contacts for triggering. When EAS is invoked, all QAM and IP output programs are interrupted to display the EAS message.

Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a rear-panel 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection.