Cable operators are constantly competing against satellite and IPTV
operators. The need to offer more services over the cable network, while
protecting content owners against broadcast piracy is a prime
consideration. The introduction of digital cable services goes some way
towards achieving this. To provide QAM services, a number of discreet
components had to be used and it was difficult to protect the content.
Further, network expansions required more equipment and hence adding to
costs. The BQ6800 High Density Broadcast QAM solves all this problems
Located at the network edge, the Ericsson BQ6800 is a key component
for the deployment and running of any cost-effective broadcast service
over cable networks. The BQ6800 provides unrivalled density and
flexibility for remote multiplexing, QAM modulation and UHF
up-conversion in a single highly integrated 1RU unit. With built-in
support for DVB Common Scrambling Algorithm, the BQ6800 protects against
With market leading QAM density, modulation and up-conversion in a
single 1RU enclosure, enables space and cost savings. Fewer numbers of
units need to be installed, configured and maintained - giving further
savings through operational costs, time and labour.
The highly integrated unit facilitates the need for fewer units and
thus increases the overall system reliability.
The BQ6800 provides web access, thus allowing operators to remotely
configure and monitor its status via GUIs. It further provides SNMP
messages for monitoring platforms such as nCompass Control.
Base Unit Features
High-Density Broadcast QAM (BQ6800/BAS)
Core features of BQ6800 include:
Reception of multi-program program streams (MPTS) over Gigabit
Supports 12 QAM channels.
2 adjacent QAM channels per F-connector output.
Optical (option) or electrical Gigabit Ethernet input.
Redundant 1+1 optical Gigabit input using optional SFP modules.
Reception of multi-program transport streams (MPTS) or FAT MUX
streams over Gigabit Ethernet.
Advanced de-jittering algorithms to reconstruct DVB compliant
Service filtering and stream routing according to static
PID remapping and PSI/SI generation and insertion
Simultaneous support of HD and SD streams
Control via TANDBERG Television system management applications