R.L. Drake Demonstrates Advanced PEG Encoder-Decoder Solution at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017

The End-to-End Solution Utilizes Zixi UDP-Based Protocol Optimized for Video Transport for Delivery of PEG Programming Over the Open Internet

SPRINGBORO, OH / October 10, 2017 / R.L. Drake Holdings, LLC announced it will showcase their new PEG encoders and ND-24-IP decoder with Zixi Protocol at the SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Booth # 437 from October 17-20, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The latest in their line of PEG encoders include a new version of the PEG-NE24-IP-C and the PEG PLUS. The PEG-NE24-IP-C is a stand-alone H.264 digital video PEG channel encoder with a single SD/HD-SDI and composite video input. For MPEG-2 video compression with similar input and output capability, we offer the PEG PLUS, which supports both MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding. Both of these new encoders can come with an optional Zixi output protocol to provide the ability to stream content over an unmanaged network, including the public internet.

The PEG-NE24-IP-C features selectable SDI PCM-embedded audio, or analog left and right audio. A second audio program (SAP) channel is available via an SDI PCM-embedded audio track. Audio compression can be either Dolby® Digital, MPEG1-Layer2, or AAC stereo. The output is IP-encapsulated via a single SFP Ethernet port. A separate RJ45 Ethernet port is provided for control and monitoring.

“Our partnership with Zixi has allowed us to provide our customers with the ability to adapt to the open internet as a way to transport broadcast quality video over standard IP networks,” said Don Young, director of business development at R.L. Drake. “Our end-to-end IP video delivery solution is perfect for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications over managed and unmanaged networks. Content programming can include high school sports events, live coverage of town hall and school committee meetings, and local citizens content.”

The ND-24-IP is a low-cost professional MPEG-2 and H.264 network decoder that is capable of receiving content from clear QAM, off-air (8VSB), and IP sources. The unit simultaneously outputs video content in SDI, HDMI, and component formats. SDI outputs are available in 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SD-SDI formats. The ND-24-IP is best used in conjunction with the PEG PLUS or PEG-NE24-IP-C with Zixi protocol, and a Zixi Link License to provide a reliable point-to-point IP video transport anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Our ND-24-IP can also be used in a point-to-multipoint application to decode a Zixi protocol stream from a Zixi Broadcaster.

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About R.L. Drake

Headquartered in Ohio, R.L. Drake is an American cable TV institution that has been designing and building innovative end-to-end communications systems and video engineering components for over 70 years. Drake Digital headends are deployed in demanding locations worldwide. Commercial, government, and MSO customers of all sizes use Drake Digital systems. Drake arms multichannel service providers with the technical solutions they need to effectively compete in the residential, enterprise, and hospitality environments.

R.L. Drake Contacts:

Phil Hawkins
Inside Sales Manager

Don Young
Director of Business Development