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Ericsson Voyager II Multi-Format Integrated DSNG Encoder

  • Designed for mobile applications
  • Hot Swappable Option Slots
  • Integrated DVB-S/S2 Modulator
  • Integrated Redundant IP Outputs

The Ericsson Voyager II Multi-Format Integrated DSNG Encoder has been designated End of Life (EOL) by the manufacturer

Here is a small selection of possible replacement units.

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Voyager II Chassis
(VOY/CHASSIS/1AC/CMON, FAZ 101 0154/2)

  • Specifically designed for mobile applications and environments
  • Hot swappable option slots

Base Chassis Includes

  • Integrated DVB-S/S2 modulator with IF and L-Band outputs
  • Integrated redundant IP outputs
  • Fully functional front panel control with highest level of monitoring and control
  • Web browser control

Chassis Platform Capabilities (depending on licensed options)

  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream generation
  • Multiple concurrent and independent output options
  • DVB-S (QPSK), DVB-DSNG (8PSK, 16QAM) and DVB-S2 (QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK) modulation
  • 1 Msym/s to 66 Msym/s operations
  • Exceptional modulation accuracy and spectral purity
  • SMPTE 2022-2 (Pro-MPEG) FEC
  • BISS 1/E (as defined in EBU Tech 3292, May 2002) and RAS encryption

Hardware Options

CE x-series Encoder Modules

  • Two slots per module.
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI video input
  • MPEG-2 Video and MPEG-4 AVC encoding capabilities*
  • 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 Chroma sampling modes*
  • Up to 10-bit precision and 1080p50/60 resolution*
  • 1 Mbps to 80 Mbps video bit-rate*
  • Embedded (SDI) and AES-EBU audio input
  • Up to eight stereo pairs of audio encoding and pass-through
  • VANC data extraction and support for generic VANC carriage (SMPTE 2038)
  • Exact capabilities depend on module choice

External Synchronization Module (CE/HWO/EXTSYNC, FAZ 101 0119/7)

  • One slot per module. Up to one module per chassis
  • Supports synchronization of all encoders in the chassis to support single PCR operation
  • 10 MHz or HSYNC input

ASI I/O Module (CE/HWO/ASI/2IN2OUT, FAZ 101 0119/2)

  • One slot per module
  • 2x ASI MPEG-2 Transport Stream mirrored outputs
  • Option for 2x ASI MPEG-2 Transport Stream independent inputs

Ericsson Voyager II DSNG Multi Format HD MPEG Encoder

The Ericsson Voyager II Multi-Format DSNG is Ericsson’s fifth generation DSNG and is the most flexible and scalable news gathering product on the market, reflecting Ericsson’s technology leadership and unique heritage in this segment.

Voyager II excels in providing maximum flexibility, performance and interoperability while delivering the best return on investment to operators and service providers through the widest range of software upgradeable paths and expansions options.

Based on in-house technology, Voyager II is built upon a revolutionary modular chassis in a spacesaving 1RU form factor with up to six hot swappable option slots. It supports a comprehensive range of processing options, including the multi-codec, multi-format CE-x Series range of encoders. An integrated satellite modulator offers high order DVB-S/S2 modulation on both IF and L-Band outputs.

Voyager II features a fully functional front panel re-engineered bottom-up to meet the demand of the mobile environment, including ease of operations, quick menu access and effective monitoring. Overall it represents the most advanced DSNG unit on the market, offering broadcasters, operators and service providers the level of integration, flexibility and scalability necessary to future-proof any operational investment during today’s technology migration.

Product Overview

Outstanding innovation delivers the most Flexible Integrated DSNG

Based on two decades of encoder design experience and a series of SNG world firsts, Voyager II is a radical new design. Based on Ericsson’s in-house technology, Voyager II targets today’s network technology migration with a future-proof modular platform, capable of multi-codec, multi-format and multi-channel operations. Highly flexible, Voyager II provides a multitude of independent and concurrent output options, including IP, ASI and an integrated DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite modulator providing high order modulation on IF and L-Band outputs.


Voyager II supports the CE-x Series of encoding option modules, a single multi-codec platform enabling the migration to the highest quality MPEG-4 AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit, while maintaining compatibility with legacy MPEG-2 networks.

Efficient Use of Spectrum

Voyager II delivers compression efficiencies that allow over 30 percent bandwidth savings compared to MPEG-2 Video at contribution rates. It also supports DVB-S2 high order modulation on both IF and L-Band outputs, guaranteeing a further 30 percent saving on transmission bandwidth compared to DVB-S.

Scalable, expandable, and re-purposable

All modules in Voyager II are hot swappable to allow on-site servicing, expansion of the unit functionality and easy re-purposing of units for multiple applications.

Software Upgradeability

Voyager II CE-x Series encoding modules are based on a single, future-proof, hardware platform. This enables system scalability all the way from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 operations to the highest quality MPEG-4 AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit through simple software upgrades. Support for multi-channel operations including 3D and future features such as 1080p50/60 will also be available through a mixture of licenses and software upgrades on the hardware platforms available today.

Fully functional front panel operations

A new fully-functional front panel provides complete unit control in mobile environments. Its unique ergonomic new design is the result of development based on latest research and industry feedback and includes:

  • Rotary control for fast item selection and key-pad for easy value insertion
  • High-resolution display and video/audio confidence monitoring
  • Quick access menus specifically designed for mobile operations with customizable shortcuts and ample configuration storage

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