Digital Video

Cisco Encoders Help Increase Revenue
Cisco digital video solutions can help you increase average revenue per user. You can also deploy a variety of interactive services that are not available with basic analog cable. Our end-to-end digital video solutions provide all the important features you need in the digital headend, including:

  • Acquisition
  • Encoders and transcoders
  • Video processors
  • Encryption
  • Management

Digital headends and set-tops from Cisco connect more than 40 million cable subscribers to highly reliable networks. These networks deliver the performance and reliability that are essential to successful digital cable operations

Encoders and Other Digital Headend Features
The headend is the center of the Cisco cable digital video solution. It pulls in video feeds through satellites or encoders.

Video Delivery from Encoders to Nodes
The headend then delivers groomed, encrypted video through the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System in the network core. This video goes to Cisco 7600 Series Routers and Cisco edge quadrature amplitude modulation (EQAM) products. These products deliver switched digital video (SDV) into the hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) plant to Cisco GS7000 nodes in the last mile.

Cisco End-to-End Digital Video Solution Architecture - Click to Enlarge
Cisco End-to-End Digital Video Solution Architecture
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Routing and Switching

Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System
Scale to 92 Tbps to meet high capacity demands and get long-term investment protection with this best-selling, world-class, carrier-class routing system from Cisco.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Deliver consumer and business services over a single Carrier Ethernet network with integrated, high-density Ethernet switching; carrier-class IP/MPLS routing; and 10-Gbps interfaces.

Control and Acquisition

Cisco Digital Network Control System V890 Platform (PDF – 72 KB)
Provide scalable management and control of set-tops throughout the PowerKEY system, including an electronic program guide for linear digital services.

Cisco Galaxy Content Acquisition and Transmission System
A Cisco Galaxy - Modular Rack System (PAL) in the headend helps you cost-effectively adapt to changing signal formats, new configuration requirements, and new technologies.

Encoding and Decoding

Cisco MPEG-4 AVC Encoders
Increase bandwidth to support advanced services and accelerate the launch of new or expanded services with Cisco MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) HD and SD encoders.

Cisco MPEG-2 Encoders
With Cisco MPEG-2 Encoders, you can integrate features, performance, and cost without sacrificing video quality, from the simplest encoding application to the most complex.

Cisco MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Receivers/Decoders
Reliable and versatile Cisco MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 encoders, receivers, and decoders have feature sets and form factors that match value with performance.

Content and Network Management

Cisco Multiplexers and Digital Content Managers
Cisco multiplexers and digital content managers provide a full-feature multiplexer and video-processing platform to help you launch and manage current and future digital services.

Cisco ROSA Network and Service Video Management
Provide a single point of control and remote operations capability that supports both Cisco and third-party products with the ROSA management system.

Set-Top Boxes

Cisco Explorer 8600HDC High-Definition DVR Set-Top Box Series
Deliver whole home video so that consumers can share digital video recording or user-generated, Internet-based video content across multiple set-tops or computers in the home.

Cisco Explorer 4600HDC High-Definition Digital Interactive Set-Top Box Series
This full-featured, digital multimedia gateway provides interactive services such as video on demand, with a Multimedia over Coax Alliance option for HD whole home video.

Cisco Explorer 1640HDC High-Definition Digital-Only Interactive Set-Top Box Series
Easily convert basic or expanded-basic service subscribers to HD digital video with this set-top, which merges HD video features and broadband digital video services.

Cisco Explorer 1540C Digital-Only Interactive Set-Top Box Series
This compact, cost-effective, next-generation service solution for first-time digital cable customers includes SD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) and self-install features.

Cisco Series DVB Digital Cable Set-Tops
With this series, operators in Europe, India, and emerging markets can meet the demands of more customers by offering a variety of advanced video and data services.

Cisco Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) Software

Cisco HD Digital Transport Adapter (HDA) Software (Version 2.0/2.5)
This software version configures setup and visual presentation of the newly installed Cisco HD Digital Transport Adapter HD hardware.

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