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Cisco D9858-1 Advanced Receiver Transcoder Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco® D9858-1 Advanced Receiver Transcoder (Figure 1) can deliver MPEG-4 high definition (HD) services to MPEG-2 cable television (CATV) headends. The D9858-1 extends the distribution options for MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) HD from solely MPEG-4 environments to existing MPEG-2 networks. Like the award-winning Cisco D9858 Advanced Receiver Transcoder, the D9858-1can be used as a single-channel receiver for applications that require less density. It can also be used to provide a down-converted standard definition (SD) MPEG-2 program instead of the HD transcoded program, using either manual or Active Format Descriptor (AFD) control of the aspect ratio conversion. Video and two audio outputs are available for analog down-conversion of the decrypted incoming MPEG-4 HD program.

Figure 1. Cisco D9858-1 Advanced Receiver Trancoder

Digital Program Distribution

The Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) and MPEGoIP transport outputs are individually configurable and can carry a decrypted transcoded program for digital tier distribution. This helps distribute the compressed video programs efficiently to subscribers equipped with digital set-top boxes. Digital audio pass-through is synchronized to the transcoded program output. Compliant Program Specific Information (PSI) and Service Information (SI) regeneration provide integration into a digital tier distribution network for a transcoded program.

Digital Program Mapping

Digital Program Mapping allows programmers to substitute programs at the uplink. It maintains predictable and compliant transport output during service replacement, network information table (NIT) retuning, channel changes, including forced tunings. 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 availability of alternative programming in the digital tier.

Digital Advertisement Insertion

Digital program insertion (DPI) information is available along with the video and audio PIDs for external advertisement insertion in compressed digital format on the transcoded program.

Main Features

Four L-band inputs

Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite (DVB-S) demodulation for quaternary phase shift keying (QPSK)

Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation (DVB-S2) demodulation for QPSK and eight phase shift keying (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 a single program for digital transport output

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

PSI/SI regeneration

4:2:0 HD 1080i and 720p video decoding

Active Format Descriptor (AFD) support for down-conversion of an HD program with aspect ratio conversion

Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio decoding

Closed captioning pass-through ofEIA-608 and EIA-708 for a transcoded program

Audio pass-through synchronization for a transcoded program

Additional ASI outputs for redundancy

MPEGoIP output for network connectivity

DVB subtitle pass-through with a transcoded program

DVB subtitle burn-in support

Contact closure terminals for simple alarm monitoring

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

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

Field upgradeable software

Front panel liquid crystal display (LCD) for control and monitoring

Web browser interface for easy setup, control, and monitoring

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

Digital program mapping providing uplink control for service replacements in blackout areas

Live Event Control support

Satellite Disaster Recovery support

Product Specifications

Table 1 provides product specifications for the Cisco D9858-1 Advanced Receiver Transcoder.

Table 1. Product Specifications

Feature

Description

System

Standards

MPEG-2/DVB compatible

EN 300 421, EN 300 468

Demodulation

DVB-S QPSK, DVB-S2QPSK, and 8 PSK

Tuner

Number of RF inputs

4 (1 active at a time)

Input level

25 to -65 dBm per carrier

Frequency range

950 to 2150 MHz

Symbol rate range

DVB-S:

1 to 45 Msymbols per second

DVB-S2:

10.0 to 30 Msymbols per second

1.0 to 10 Msymbols per second “contact Cisco”

Carrier capture range

≥ ±3.0 MHz (1-10 Msymbols)

≥ ±5.0 MHz (10-30 Msymbols)

Satellites

C-band and Ku-band

Input impedance

75Ω

Analog Outputs

Analog SD Video Output

Number of channels

1 down-converted source HD program

Video decompression type

MPEG-4 4:2:0

Output level

1.0 Vpp ± 5%

Output impedance

75Ω

Analog Audio Output

Number of channels

2 stereo pairs or 4mono channels

Audio decompression

MPEG or Dolby Digital (AC-3)

Transcoder Channel Inputs

HD Video Input

Compression format

MPEG-4 part 10

Vertical resolutions

1080, 720

Horizontal resolutions

1080i:1920, 1440

720p:1280, 960

Input bitrate

3 20 Mbps main profile

3 to 25 Mbps high profile

Audio Input

Number of channels

2

Compression format

MPEG or Dolby Digital (AC-3)

VBI Data Input

Transmission format

EIA-708 and 608

Transcoder Channel Outputs

HD Video Output

Compression format

MPEG-2

Vertical resolutions

1080, 720

Horizontal resolutions

1080i:1920, 1440

720p:1280, 960

Output bitrate

10 to 25 Mbps

Down-Converted SD Video Output

Compression format

MPEG-2

Vertical resolutions

480, 576

Horizontal resolutions

720/704/544/528

Output bitrate

2 to 15 Mbps

SD output aspect ratios

4:3, 16:9

Aspect ratio conversions

4:3: 16:9 letterbox, 14:9 letterbox, center cutout

16:9: center cutout

Audio Output

Number of channels

2

Compression format

MPEG or Dolby Digital (AC-3)

VBI Data Output

Transmission format

EIA-708 and 608

Inputs/Outputs

MPEG-2 transport input

EN50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, with 188 and 204 byte packets

MPEG-2 transport output

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

MPEGoIP Output

Ethernet type

1000BASE-T Ethernet

Format

UDP and IP or RTP

IP addressing

Multicast

TS streaming

Multiple Program Transport Stream (MPTS)

Other Outputs

Cue Trigger Output

Number of outputs

8

Type

Open collector

Cue Tone Output

Balanced audio output

-3.0 dBu ±3 dB, 600ohms

Output impedance

< 50ohms

Programmable relay output

Alarm or configurable to one of the 8 open collector outputs

Environmental/Physical

Operating temperature

32°-122°F (0-50°C)

Storage temperature

-4°F-158°F (-20°-70°C)

Physical dimensions

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

Weight

16 lbs (7.2 kg) approximate

Power

Voltage range

100 to 240 VAC

Line frequency

50/60 Hz

Power consumption

110 W maximum

LNB power on RF1

+13 V/+18 V @ 400 mA maximum

Figure 2 shows the rear panel of the Cisco D9858-1 Advanced Receiver Transcoder.

Figure 2. Cisco D9858-1 Advanced Receiver Transcoder

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center. Table 2 provides ordering information.

Table 2. Ordering Information

Cisco D9858 Features

Part Number

1CH Advanced Receiver Transcoder 1RU with ATP-ISE

D9858-1CH-ATP-1RU

1CH Advanced Receiver Transcoder 1RU with GEN-ISE

D9858-1CH-GEN-1RU

Table 3 provides ordering information on country-specific power cords.

Table 3. Ordering Information: Country-Specific Power Cords

Power Cord Descriptions

Part Number

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

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