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Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) Series

Secure the future of your advanced digital applications

Today's complex, converged-services networks need powerful, flexible, compact video processing technology in digital headends. The growing choice of new services and interactive applications available with the launch of digital video is changing the way people watch TV. These new services and interactive applications provide operators with an increasing spectrum of revenue opportunities that can be supported by Cisco's Digital Content Manager (DCM). This extremely dense, future-friendly video processing platform that can help you launch and manage your digital services - current and future - while giving you freedom and flexibility for your operational needs.

The DCM can help operators:

  • Manage all digital services, economically processing up to 10,000 MPEG video streams from a single platform to provide operators new flexibility in multiplexing architectures, as well as impressive scalability and cost-per-stream points not previously available, all in just 2 RU
  • Optimize and manage available network bandwidth, especially with the growing popularity of HDTV
  • Deliver more programs over less bandwidth while maintaining best-in-class video quality on all screens with our advanced encoding algorithms
  • Generate new revenue with ad insertion opportunities, featuring a seamless splicing capability for many programs, including Content-On-Demand
  • Secure content for both broadcast services and video-on-demand services - the DCM is DVB SimulCrypt compliant
  • Deliver the network reliability necessary to remain competitive with 1:1 device redundancy as well as service redundancy
  • Efficiently process the rapidly growing complexity and number of digital video streams while improving overall video picture quality
  • Reliably transport over IP networks with Forward Error Correction

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