EQAM-420A (EdgeQAM 420A) is designed to allow CATV operators to aggregate multiple SDTV/HDTV programs received in IP format and to deliver them over a standard coaxial distribution network. The EQAM-420A is capable of accepting unencrypted (clear) 1000Base-T Ethernet (GbE) streams in one of the following two modes:
Mode 1: Up to thirty-two (32) MPEG-2/H.264 Single Program Transport Streams (SPTS)
Mode 2: Up to eight (8) MPEG-2/H.264 Multi Program Transport Streams (MPTS), each not to exceed 38.8 Mbps.
The input streams are aggregated in up to eight (8) QAM RF channels in the 54-996 MHz range. The EQAM-420A can be configured with one or two QAM output modules, each capable of delivering four (4) adjoining QAM channels. Each QAM channel can contain up to four (4) programs.
The EQAM-420A allows the operator to maintain the QAM RF output unencrypted, or to encrypt it with Pro:Idiom against content piracy. To utilize the Pro:Idiom encryption feature, the input streams must meet the Pro:Idiom requirements. When Pro:Idiom encryption is activated, all QAM RF outputs will be encrypted regardless of the number of output modules present or the number of QAM RF channels assigned on each module.
Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a front-panel 10/100BaseT Ethernet connection.