It is estimated that there is an installed base of nearly 1.5 million commercial hospitality televisions that are capable of decoding only MPEG-2 video. DISH HDTV channels are delivered using MPEG-4 compression which will not play out on TVs that only have MPEG-2 decoders. VideoPropulsion’s FloodGate model FG-422E transcodes MPEG-4 video content to MPEG-2, saving hospitality venues millions of dollars in television upgrades. Up to 8 premium HD channels per unit can be transcoded, and the ability to stack units for expanded capacity makes it suitable for most hotel HD channel lineups.
The FloodGate FG-422E delivers content with Pro:Idiom encryption technology, a Hollywood accepted standard for protecting content in commercial environments including hotels, motels, timeshares, hospitals, assisted living residences and other bulk commercial locations. System installation is straightforward for DISH integrators and resellers. Each DISH ViP222 receiver can output two HDTV streams via an Ethernet port on the receiver. Those Ethernet streams are aggregated through a simple unmanaged Ethernet switch into an Ethernet port on the FloodGate.