The EQAM-400A, the second generation of the series, accepts HD content through its GbE input interface, and delivers up to eight (8) outputs in QAM format, protected with Pro:Idiom encryption, in the 54-996 MHz range. The EQAM-400A can be configured with one or two output modules, each capable of delivering four (4) adjacent QAM outputs. Each QAM channel can contain up to four HD programs encoded in MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 for a total of 32 HD programs delivered over 8 QAM RF channels. The EQAM-400A is designed to accept up to 1 GbE of input from several sources to transcode program streams into QAM and to add Pro:Idiom encryption to each program stream. This allows the operator to aggregate up to 32 HDTV program services over 8 QAM RF channels suitable for delivery over a standard coaxial distribution network in commercial facilities such as hotels, hospitals, assisted living residences, and universities.