PD1600: Headend in a Box

  • Overview:
Pico Digital's PD1600 is an ultra-compact "headend in a box" for the secure delivery of cable, satellite, and IPTV content to MDUs, headend in the sky (HITS), and hospitality video clients. Offering the performance, functionality, and broadcast-approved security features of a traditional multi-rack headend within a compact 5-RU form factor, the high-density PD1600 decodes, decrypts, re-encrypts, and rebroadcasts content in IP, QAM, or analog NTSC output, while providing end-to-end content protection from uplink to the TV. Scaling from a few channels to 96 transponders of video content, the PD1600 platform offers the highest density available on the market, the lowest cost per HD channel, and an unmatched feature set.
*Satellite receiver blade not available for U.S. market
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  • Compact 5-RU form factor
  • End-to-end content protection from uplink to the TV
  • 12 slots for multiple satellite, QAM, ATSC, DBV-T/T2 or ISDB-T input cards
  • - Each card features eight tuners to either descramble one TV
    service or pass through a complete transponder or carrier
    - Optional transcoder module for format conversions of eight
    streams per blade
  • Four slots for QAM and NTSC output cards
  • -The QAM output card is available with 16, 48 or 96 channels (72, 144 or 288 services)
    - The NTSC output card provides 24 RF analog channels
    -DVB-T and ISDB-T output card now available
  • Output is free-to-air or scrambled using either DRM or CAS-based encryption
  • Supports multiple encryption formats, including LG PRO:IDIOM®, Samsung LYNK®, and Verimatrix VCAS
  • Fully secure platform
  • Front-facing connectors and top-accessible fans
  • Built-in 96-channel stacking switch (CSS)
  • Remote management via a built-in, intuitive web interface
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Hot-swappable modular cards with a wandering-master architecture
  • Internal multi-Gb Ethernet switching fabric
  • Low power consumption
  • High density: Up to 96 transponders of video content in an ultra-compact form factor.
    Low cost of ownership: Full headend functionality in a single low-cost unit that consumes 25% less power than comparably equipped systems.
    Security: Output can be scrambled using DRM- or CASbased encryption, with formats such as LG PRO:IDIOM®, Samsung LYNK®, and Verimatrix VCAS supported. Content is scrambled until displayed by the TV.
    Ease of use: Front-facing connectors, top-accessible fans, and front-panel Ethernet connectivity make installation and maintenance quick and easy, while a built-in 96-channel stacking switch (CSS) simplifies connection to satellite dishes. Easy-to-read LEDs provide immediate notification of issues with the unit, while a built-in, intuitive web interface provides the convenience of remote management.
    Reliability: Redundant power supplies implement load sharing to reduce wear and ensure continued operation, while the wandering-master architecture of the unit's hot-swappable modular cards allows quick switch over in the event of a failure. An internal multi-Gb Ethernet switching fabric enables nonblocking, seamless packet transfers between cards.
    Flexibility: Create digital and analog cable TV and IPTV signals to supply to different clients at the same time.

    APPLICATIONS
  • Headend in the sky (HITS)
  • IPTV headend
  • Cable TV headend
  • Hospitality TV system
16-SLOT DIGITAL PLATFORM
GENERAL
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5 RU (8.7" x 17.6" x 15.8")
Power Consumption 1500 W max.
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 50 °C
BLADE CONFIGURATIONS
Satellite Receiver Blade 1 to 12 blades per chassis
ATSC Receiver Blade 0 to 15 blades per chassis
QAM Blade 0 to 2 blades per chassis
NTSC Analog Blade 0 to 3 blades per chassis
SATELLITE INPUTS (FROM LNB)
Number of Inputs 4
Frequency Range 950 MHz to 2150 MHz (stacked LNB)
Input Level Per Carrier - 65 dBm to - 25 dBm to aggregate
Impedance 75 Ω
Connectors F-Female
INTEGRATED RF SWITCH (MULTISWITCH)
Internal L-Band Channel Stacking 4x8x12 CSS
IP INPUT/OUTPUT
Number of Ports 4 x RJ-45 (1x management port)
Connections (4) RJ-45, GbE, Full Duplex, Auto-Neg
Addressing Multicast
Transport Protocol UDP/IP
Transport Format SPTS
IP Management HTTP, TR-069
Local User Interface Web browser
WIRELESS INTERFACE (OPTIONAL)
Connector SMB
Impedance 50 Ω
Receiver Sensitivity - 105 dBm (typical)
Transmit Power + 24.5 dBm (typical)
CDMA EV-DO Rev A 800/1900 MHz - 3.1 Mb/s (forward link),
1.8 Mb/s (reverse link)
SMS MT/MO PDU/Text mode
POWER SUPPLY
Output Power 700 W (per power supply)
Input Range 90 Vac - 264 Vac
Input Fusing Internal 10 A fuses
Redundancy Triple hot-swappable N+1
Cooling Internal fan (smart fans speed control)
CERTIFICATION
INPUTS
SATELLITE RECEIVER BLADE
(not available for U.S. market)
Satellite Channels 8 transponders or 8 programs
Modulation Rates DVB-S: 1 to 45 Msps 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
DVB-S2: 5 to 33 Msps
QPSK: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
8PSK: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
Turbo: 2 Msps to 30 Msps
QSPK: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
8PSK: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
Security CI
Acquisition Range ± 5MHz
Tuner Step Size 100kHz
Optional Modules Transcoder
Power Consumption 30 W (typical)
ATSC RECEIVER BLADE
ATSC Frequencies 8 carriers or 8 programs
Frequency Range 54 MHz to 806 MHz (UHF/VHF)
Connector F-Female
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Input Level Per Carrier - 75 dBm to - 5 dBm
Optional Modules Transcoder
Power Consumption 20 W (typical)
QAM RECEIVER BLADE
QAM Frequencies 12 programs (2x6)
Frequency Range 42 MHz to 1002 MHz
Security Multi-stream CableCARD, M-card, or CI
Connector F-Female
Impedance 75 Ω
Return Loss >15 dB
Input Level Per Carrier - 75 dBm to - 5 dBm
Optional Modules Transcoder
Power Consumption 20 W (typical)
TRANSCODER MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Maximum Number of Streams/Transponders 8
Conversions Supported MPEG-4 to MPEG-4, either HD or SD, with lower output bit rate (transrating) with no format conversion
MPEG-4 to MPEG-2, either HD or SD, with no format conversion
MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, either HD or SD, with no format conversion
MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 HD to MPEG-2 SD, with format conversion to 480i with no cropping
Power Consumption 30 W (typical)
IP INPUT
Input Connector Type 4 x RJ-45 (1x management port)
Layer 1 Ethernet GbE (1000 Base-T)
Layer 2 Addressing/Protocols Multicast (UDP/IP)
Packetized Data Types SPTS (ITU13818-1)
DVB-T / T2 Input
Number of DVB T/T2 Carriers 8 Carriers / Programs
Frequency 470 Mhz to 854 Mhz
Connector F-type female
Impedance 75 Ω
Input Level per Carrier -75 dbm to -5 dbm
Return Loss >15 db
Power Consumption 20 W (typical)
ISDB-T Input
Frequency 470 Mhz to 806 Mhz
Connector F-type female
Impedance 75 Ω
Input Level per Carrier -75 dbm to -5 dbm
Return Loss >10 db
Power Consumption 20 W (typical)
OUTPUTS
QAM OUTPUT BLADE
QAM CARRIER PER BLADE MAX. SERVICES PER BLADE
16 Channels 72
48 Channels 144
96 Channels 288
GENERAL
Output Frequency 45 MHz to 1003 MHz
Modulation ITU-T J.83 Annex A, C
(16, 32,64, 128 or 256 QAM)
ITU-T J.83B Annex B (64,256 QAM)
QAM Symbol Rate 2.0 Msps ~ 7.0 Msps
Connector F-Female
Output Level 45 dBmV effective pre-combined output power
Output Attenuation 0 dB to 10 dB (0.5 dB step)
Output Level Flatness (45 MHz to 864 MHz) ± 1 dB,(45 MHz to 1003 MHz) ± 2 dB
Spurious > 60 dBc (in 4 MHz)
Output Impedance 75 Ω
Interleaving 128/1 Annex B, 12/17 Annex A,C
Channel Plans EIA, HRC, IRC
Power Consumption 25 W (typical)
NTSC OUTPUT ANALOG BLADE
Maximum Number of NTSC Channels 24
Frequency Range 121 MHz to 547 MHz
Connector F-Female
Output Level 45 dBmV (pre-combined)
Output Impedance 75 Ω
Band Plan STD, HRC
Audio/Video Ratio 15 ± 5dB
Power Consumption 40 W (typical)
IP OUTPUT
Input Connector Type 4 x RJ-45 (1x management port)
Layer 1 Ethernet GbE (1000 Base-T)
Layer 2 Addressing/Protocols Multicast (UDP/IP)
Packetized Data Types SPTS (ITU13818-1)
ENCRYPTION
PRO:IDIOM® (Zenith LG) for IP or QAM
LYNK® (Samsung) for IP or QAM
VCAS (Verimatrix) for IP or QAM
GUIDE OPTIONS
EPG - Electronic Program Guide
Scrolling Guide
DVB-T Output
Frequency470 Mhz to 854 Mhz
Channel BW6, 7, 8 Mhz
Number of Carriers24
ModulationDVB-T (ETSI EN 300 744)
Modulation ModesCOFDM 2K, 8K
Modulation TypeQPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
Max Bit Rate31.7 Mbps
ConnectorF-type female
Impedance75 Ω
Input Level per Carrier-85 dbm to -5 dbm
Return Loss>10 db
Power Consumption20 W (typical)
Ordering Information
PD1600 16-Slot Digital Platform with Redundant Power Supply
PDIRD8 Satellite Receiver Blade, 8 Tuners (not available for U.S. market)
PDATSC8 ATSC Receiver Blade, 8 Tuners
PDXC8 Transcoder Module, 8 Channels
PDQ16 QAM 16 Blade, 16 Channels
PDQ48 QAM 48 Blade, 48 Channels
PDQ96 QAM 96 Blade, 96 Channels
PDNTSC24 NTSC Blade, 24 Analog Channels Single
PDDVB8 DVB-T/T2 blade, 8 Tuners
PDDVB24 DVB-T Output Module, 24 Channels
PDISDB8 ISDB-T Blade, 8 Tuners
PD1600FP Blade Filler Plate
PD1600PS Power Supply for PD1600

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