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Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder Data Sheet

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Deliver MPEG-4 high-definition (HD) services to MPEG-2 cable TV (CATV) headends with the Cisco® D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder.

The Cisco D9859 platform (Figures 1 and 2) extends the distribution options for MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) HD from MPEG-4 only environments to existing MPEG-2 networks. Support for up to eight simultaneous high-definition or standard-definition (SD) channels of decryption and transcoding provides the advantage of density for locations requiring more than just a single channel. The Cisco D9859 can provide up to 8 down-converted MPEG-2 standard definition programs or MPEG-2 high-definition transcoded programs along with decrypted passthrough of the incoming programs. Video and two audio outputs are available for analog down-conversion for one of the decrypted incoming MPEG-4 high-definition programs. The base Cisco D9859 comes configured for 1 HD and 1 SD output with dynamic licensing options to upgrade the unit in the field locally or over the air using the Cisco PowerVu® Network Center uplink control system, supporting a pay-as-you-grow model.

Figure 1. Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder

Digital Program Distribution

The Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) and MPEG over IP (MPEGoIP) transport outputs are individually configurable and provide the capability of carrying up to eight decrypted transcoded programs for digital tier distribution. This helps the compressed video programs to be efficiently distributed to subscribers equipped with digital set-top boxes. Digital audio passthrough is synchronized to the transcoded program output. Compliant program-specific information and service information (PSI/SI) regeneration provides integration into a digital tier distribution network for eight transcoded programs.

Digital Program Mapping

Digital Program Mapping allows programmers to transparently substitute programs at the uplink. It maintains predictable and compliant transport output during service replacement, Network Information Table (NIT) retune, and channel changes, including force tunes. This feature remaps the packet identifier (PID) information from the primary service to an alternate service, allowing downstream devices to continue to operate without headend operator intervention. This helps ensure the availability of alternate programming in the digital tier.

Digital Ad Insertion

Digital Program Insertion (DPI) information is available along with the video and audio PIDs for external ad insertion in compressed digital format on all transcoded programs. In addition, the decoded program DPI can be used to drive cue tones, open collector outputs, and a relay output.

Features and Benefits

Four L-band inputs

DVB-S demodulation for QPSK

DVB-S2 Demodulation for QPSK and 8PSK

Cisco PowerVu conditional access with Data Encryption Standard (DES) or DVB descrambling

Support for Basic Interoperable Scrambling System (BISS) conditional access

Decryption and transcoding of up to eight programs for digital transport output

Two digital transport outputs available (ASI and MPEGoIP)

Support for up to eight simultaneous high-definition or standard-definition channels of decryption and transcoding and passthrough of the original channel. Total of 16 regenerated outputs (8 transcode + 8passthrough)

Program transcoding to support down-conversion of a MPEG-4 HD program to a MPEG-2 SD program

PSI/SI regeneration support on all licensed outputs (up to eight programs transcoded + up to 8 original content passthrough)

4:2:0 high-definition 1080i and 720p video decoding

AFD support for down-conversion of a decoded HD program with aspect ratio conversion

Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) audio decoding

Closed captioning passthrough of EIA-608 and EIA-708 for transcoded programs

Audio passthrough synchronization for transcoded programs

Additional ASI outputs for redundancy

MPEGoIP output for network connectivity

DVB subtitle passthrough with transcode programs

Contact closure terminals for simple alarm monitoring

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for setup, control, and monitoring

Field-upgradeable software

Field-upgradable additional transcoder channel licenses

Front panel LCD for control and monitoring

Web browser interface for easy setup, control, and monitoring

Uplink addressable decoder output control (vertical blanking interval [VBI], audio routing, DPI, and ASI output)

Dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) cue tone and cue trigger outputs for ad insertion

Digital Program Mapping that provides uplink control for service replacements in blackout areas

Fingerprint support in transcoded output

DVB subtitle burn-in support

On Screen Display support in transcoded output

Satellite Disaster Recovery support with PNC uplink control (PNC12.5 or higher)

Product Specifications

Table 1 lists specifications for the Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder.

Table 1. Product Specifications

Category

Specification

System

MPEG-2 and DVB compatible

EN 300 421, EN 300 468

Demodulation

DVB-S QPSK, DVB-S2 QPSK, and 8PSK

Tuner

Number of RF inputs

4 (one active at a time)

Input level

-25 dBm to -65 dBm per carrier

Frequency range

950 MHz to 2150 MHz

Symbol rate range

DVB-S: 1.0 to 45 MSymbols/s

DVB-S2: 10.0 to 30 MSymbols/s

1.0 to 10 MSymbols/s

Carrier capture range

≥ ±0.5 MHz (1-10 Msym)

≥ ±5.0 MHz (10-45 Msym)

Satellites

C-band and Ku-band

Input impedance

75ohms

Analog Outputs

Analog SD Video Output

Number of channels

One down-converted source HD program

Video decompression type

MPEG-2 4:2:0 and MPEG-4 4:2:0

Output level

1.0Vpp ± 5%

Output impedance

75 ohms

Analog Audio Output

Number of channels

Two stereo pairs or four mono channels

Audio decompression

MPEG or Dolby Digital (AC-3)

Transcoder Channel Inputs

HD Video Input

Compression format

MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 10

V resolutions

1080, 720

H resolutions

1080i:1920, 1440

720p:1280, 960

Input bitrate

3Mb/s to 20Mb/s main profile

3Mb/s to 25Mb/s high profile

Audio Input

Number of channels

Two audio channels

Compression format

MPEG or Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus

VBI Data Input

Transmission format

EIA-708 and 608

Transcoder Channel Outputs

HD Video Output

Compression format

MPEG-2

V resolutions

Same as input

H resolutions

1080i:1920, 1440

720p:1280, 960

Output bitrate

10Mb/s to 25 Mb/s

Down-Converted SD Video Output

Compression format

MPEG-2

V resolutions

480, 576

H resolutions

720/704/544/528

Output bitrate

2Mb/s to 15 Mb/s

SD output aspect ratios

4:3, 16:9

Aspect ratio conversions

Auto, auto AFD, 16:9 L/B, 4:3 P/B, 14:9, 4:3 CCO, 16:9 SCALE

Audio Output

Number of channels

Two stereo pairs

Compression format

Same as input

VBI Data Output

Closed captioning format

EIA-708 and 608

Inputs/Outputs

MPEG-2 transport input

EN50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, 188/204 byte packets

MPEG-2 transport output

EN50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, 188 byte packets

MPEGoIP Output

Ethernet type

1000 Base-T

Format

UDP or RTP

IP addressing

Multicast or Unicast

Transport stream (TS) streaming

MPTS

Other Outputs

Cue Trigger Output

Number of outputs

8

Type

Open collector

Cue Tone Output

Balanced audio output

-3.0 dBu ±3 dB, 600 ohms

Output impedance

< 50 ohms

Programmable relay output

Alarm or configurable to one of the 8 open collector outputs

Environmental and Physical

Operating temperature

32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)

Storage temperature

(-4°F to158°F(-20° to 70°C)

Physical dimensions

1.75 in. H x 19.0 in. W x 20.5 in. D (4.4 cm H x 48.3 cm W x 52.1 cm D) 1RU high, 19 in. EIA rack mountable

Weight

16 lb (7.2 kg) approximately

Power

Voltage range

100 to 240 VAC

Line frequency

50/60 Hz

Power consumption

110W maximum

LNB power on RF1

+13V/+18Vat400 mA maximum

Figure 2. Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder

Ordering Information

Table 2 provides ordering information.

Table 2. Ordering Information: Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder

Features

Part Number

D9859 with GEN-ISE 2CH base unit with 1 HD and 1 SD channel

D9859-GEN-1RU

D9859 with ATP-ISE 2CH base unit with 1 HD and 1 SD channel

D9859-ATP-1RU

D9859 AVC to MPEG-2 HD Transcoding additional channel License

LIC-D9859-HD-CH

D9859 AVC to MPEG-2 SD Transcoding additional channel License

LIC-D9859-SD-CH

D9859 AVC to MPEG-2 SD to HD Upgrade Transcoding channel License

LIC-D9859-HD-UP-CH

Power Cords

North American Power Cord (US, IEC, 10AMP, 2.5m)

CAB-PWR-DMN-US

Japan Power Cord

CAB-PWR-DMN-JPN

China Power Cord (IEC)

CAB-PWR-DMN-CHN

Australia Power Cord

CAB-PWR-DMN-AUS

Italy Power Cord

CAB-PWR-DMN-IT

European Power Cord (EU)

CAB-PWR-DMN-EU

Brazil Power Cord

CAB-PWR-DMN-BRA

India Power Cord

CAB-PWR-DMN-IND

Argentina Power Cord

CAB-PWR-DMN-ARG

UK Power Cord (IEC, 10AMP, 2.5m)

CAB-PWR-DMN-UK

For More Information

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AVC VIDEO LICENSE

With respect to each AVC/H.264 product, we are obligated to provide the following notice:

THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com.

Accordingly, please be advised that service providers, content providers, and broadcasters are required to obtain a separate use license from MPEG LA prior to any use of AVC/H.264 encoders and/or decoders.

Part Number OL-30087-01

July 2014