Thomson Video Networks adds DVB-S2 to contribution platform

Video compression specialist Thomson Video Networks has enhanced its ViBE CP6000 multichannel video contribution platform by adding a DVB-S/S2/DSNG satellite modulator board as well as multiplexing and de-multiplexing built into both chassis. According to Thomson, the ViBE CP6000 is now available in both 1RU and half-rack configurations. 

The 1RU chassis supports eight channels of video and the half-rack version supports four channels, with both providing encoding or decoding in formats from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 up to MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit. There are four hot-swappable slots in the 1RU version and two hot-swappable slots in the half-RU chassis. A hot-swappable DVB-S/S2/DSNG satellite modulator board is available for both the 1RU and half-RU ViBE CP6000 chassis.

“When the ViBE CP6000 was introduced last year, it broke new ground as a dedicated, multi-format, high-performance platform with unmatched compression performance and MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit support. Much more than an encoder or decoder, the ViBE CP6000 is a future-proof solution for top-quality live video contribution, designed to optimize customer investment and minimize the cost of ownership,” said Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks. “These latest enhancements deliver even greater operational flexibility and a lower cost-per-channel. For instance, with the new half-rack chassis and the hot-swappable DVB-S/S2/DSNG modulator module, customers are able to save rack space without compromising video quality in a space-constrained environment such as live event coverage.”