Pico Digital – PD1000 – High-Definition Dense Encoder Modulation System

  • Platform based encoder-Up to 4 field hardware upgradeable dual channel encoder modules
  • Software upgradeable for future proof feature upgrades
  • Supports 480i to 1080p real time encoding and up to 8 HD video channels in MPEG-2 or H.264 formats in 1RU
  • MPEG audio encoding plus optional Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
  • Output resolution same as input resolution
  • Inputs per dual encoder module – component, HDMI (clear), and composite/closed caption
  • Integrated support for Emergency Alert System (EAS)
  • Automatic detection of input type and format
  • Outputs four consecutive QAM channels
  • IP output – Unicast/Multicast, UDP/IP, SPTS
  • Simultaneous QAM/IP output
  • PSIP tables allow user to configure virtual channel map for each channel
  • High output power with 60 dbmV Max. pre-combined
  • Secure management and configuration via easy to use web browser
  • External DC backup power supply


The Pico Digital Professional-Grade PD1000 HD encoder series allows the user to encode both HD and SD signals in MPEG2 or H.264 formats all in a single rack space. The HD encoder supports real time encoding while giving the flexibility of two, four, six, or eight encoder inputs in HDMI (in the clear), component, and composite (closed captioning). The HD encoder offers simultaneous QAM and IP outputs.
The PD1000 HD encoder series also has the ability for remotely controlled access and monitoring as well as virtual channel mapping. In addition, Dolby Digital audio encoding is supported. Ideal uses for the HD encoder include commercial residential properties, academic and medical facilities, local area network applications for both CATV and broadcast as well as the hospitality industries.

PD1000 Spec Sheet