Sencore Unveils New ATSC 3.0 Transcoder

Sencore continues to expand its portfolio of ATSC 3.0 broadcast solutions with the new Sencore TXS 3800 – a transcoder appliance that converts multiple ATSC 3.0 services into ATSC 1.0-like formats for reuse and retransmission in existing cable, translator, and MVPD systems.

The TXS 3800 is a dense terrestrial transcoder, capable of transcoding up to 4 ATSC 3.0 services in a single chassis. Video features include MPEG-2 and H.264 compression, along with down-scaling, transrating and caption conversion. Audio is transcoded to either AC-3 or AAC and service names are mapped into standard TVCT format. Once transcoded, all elements are packaged into an MPEG transport stream and output as traditional MPEG/IP for downstream use.

As ATSC 3.0 deployments continue to expand, broadcast, cable, and MVPD providers are constantly looking for innovative new products to help them manage these new workflows. The TXS 3800 is the perfect companion to seamlessly integrate ATSC 3.0 signals into existing signal paths with minimal impact to architecture and processes.  As with all Sencore products, the TXS 3800 is backed by Sencore’s staff of ProCare support engineers.

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