Drake/BBT Headend Delivery Systems
The Drake & BBT partnership empowers cable systems to take control of their digital strategy
The Drake & BBT partnership provides a totally unique digital video delivery platform designed to afford cable operators of any size the ability to effectively compete in the digital video marketplace. The system encompasses a powerful, end-to-end service architecture that offers video providers an affordable means to upgrade their existing analog networks with MPEG-4 and high definition (HD) cable TV services.
The Drake & BBT system is capable of delivering hundreds of HD and SD channels, enabling operators to offer premium services and increase revenue per subscriber in addition to existing analog channels. In partnership with Avail-TVN, the Drake/BBT system today allows operators to offer subscribers:
- 64 High Definition (HD) channels
- 250 Standard Definition (SD) channels
- 56 digital audio channels
- Locally-provided analog channels
Drake & BBT provide a low-cost, yet powerful, headend architecture ideal for even the smallest of cable systems
The Drake & BBT platform is designed to overlay existing hardware and provide a fully customizable migration path from analog to digital distribution, allowing operators to recover and manage broadband spectrum far more efficiently without the necessity of major new capital expenditures. This is the first manufactured digital platform to feature Beyond Broadband Technology LLC's pioneering BBTSolution™, which establishes a secure communications path, and BBTPlus™, which enables a highly secure package of content to be delivered through the network to subscriber homes. The Drake headend architecture consists of customizable combinations of:
- Drake Digital SCT2X4 (2 Sat/4 QAM) Headend Transcoder
- Drake Digital OBM100 Out-of-Band Modulator
- Drake Digital PC1201 Passive Combiner
- InterTECH Headend Controller designed to work with the BBTSolution™
The Drake & BBT headend system is easy to set up and can be preconfigured for plug and play capability. The system's scalability allows operators to deploy only what they need now, and later grow to meet increasing demand, access new products and offer additional services.
Drake & BBT now enable premium digital cable services at a price point lower than any system currently on the market.
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Take control of your digital strategy with digital solutions from Drake. Our solutions help rural operators offer channel line-ups comparable to those found in larger urban markets.