Multicom’s constantly expanding line of high-quality Modulators and Encoders has been the primary focus of our engineering team lately. Whether it’s one channel, eight channels, or more – we have the products necessary for your video, voice, data, and wireless needs.

Below is a comparison chart of four of Multicom’s newest and most popular Modulators and Encoders (click the Part# below the image for product details)

Video Input TypeUnencrypted HDMIUnencrypted HDMI, Component/CompositeCompositeHDMI x 8 Ports
Component/Composite via DIN-RCA x 9 Ports (8 plus 1 for EAS)
Audio Input TypeHDMI EmbeddedHDMI Embedded, or CompositeCompositeHDMI Embedded or composite through a DIN to RCA
Output Level+38 dBmV Typical (With 20dB Range Manually Adjustable)+35dBmV Typical
(With 20dB Range Manually Adjustable)
+60dBmV Typical
(With 15dB Range Manually Adjustable)
+45dBmV Typical
Output TypeRF Output: J.83B QAM 64 / J.83B QAM 256 or ATSC (8VSB)RF Output: RF Output: J.83B QAM 64 / J.83B QAM 256, ATSC (8VSB), ISDB-Tb, or DVB-TRF Output: NTSCRF Output: J.83B QAM 64 / J.83B QAM 256
IP Output: 1RJ-45, GbE - UDP/RTP Unicast, Multicast
And/or: ASI output all at the same time
Frequency RangeJ.83B: 57 - 860 MHz (Ch2 - Ch135), ATSC-8VSB: 57-803 MHz (Ch2 - CH69)J.83B: 57 - 860 MHz, DVB-T: 6MHz: CH: 2-69, 57~803MHz 7MHz: CH: 6-9, 9A, 10-12, S11-S45, 21-69 8MHz: CH: E2-E4, X-Z, Z1, Z2, S1-S10, E5-E12, (CH 2-CH 135) ATSC: 57- 803 MHz (CH2 - CH 69) ISDB-Tb: 177-803 MHz (CH7 - CH 69), S11-S41, E21-E6954 - 860 MHz (Select Ch2 to Ch135)J.83B: 57 - 860 MHz (Ch2 - Ch135)
RackmountRequires MUL-HDENC-SHELFKIT-1 for standard 19" rack19” Rack Mount Bracket Kit & Wall Mount Accessories IncludedStandard 19” rackStandard 19” rack
Closed CaptioningNot AvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Emergency Alert SystemNot AvailableRCA 3.5mm, 5-12VDC & Dry Contact ClosureNot AvailableAvailable
Audio CompressionAC-3, MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-1 Layer IIAC-3, MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-1 Layer IIN/AAC-3, MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-1 Layer II
High-Bandwidth Digital Content ProtectionHDCP ProtectedHDCP ProtectedN/AHDCP Protected

Instead of having a rack full of fixed-channel modulators, you can now have the efficiency, economy, and redundancy of agile modulators. Agile modulators give the ability to change the output channel whenever needed – and Multicom’s affordable agile modulators have come down to such a level that fixed-channel modulators can be a thing of the past.

Multicom HD Encoders and Modulators are perfect for multi-video distribution solutions in the commercial and institutional markets:

  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Sports bars
  • Casinos
  • Business and university campuses
  • Digital signage
  • Restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Home Entertainment Systems