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Ericsson iPlex™ Video Processing Platform

  • Market Leading Performance
  • Flexible Modular Architecture
  • Up to eight sub-mods for processing
  • n+m redundancy w/ nCompass Control
 

The Ericsson iPlex™ Video Processing Platform has been designated End of Life (EOL) by the manufacturer


Here is a small selection of possible replacement units.

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iPlex BASE UNIT FEATURES

iPlex (N20001, FAZ 101 0146/1)

  • Future-proof design makes upgrades and new configurations easy
  • NEBS Level 3 tested chassis for telco environment installation
  • n+m redundancy with nCompass Control
  • Two built-in Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for traffic I/O
  • Two built-in Fast Ethernet interfaces and serial port for management
  • Up to six sub-modules for video processing and additional input and output interfacing
  • AC PSU

iPlex (N20009, FAZ 101 0146/2)

  • Version of iPlex chassis with -48 VDC PSU

Platform Processing Capacities

  • Up to four UltraCompression MPEG-4 encoders or transcoders
  • Up to six UltraCompression-2 encoders or transcoders
  • Up to sixteen ASI interfaces
  • Up to eight ATM interfaces

Ericsson iPlex Video Processing Platform

Ericsson has placed the iPlex Video Processor on Last Time Buy status, and it will only be available for new orders until March 20, 2013. It is being replaced by the Ericsson Video Processor Chassis or the Ericsson SPR1100 Broadcast Stream Processor. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

The iPlex™ is a high density, multi-functional, high performance IPTV video processing platform. It is designed for the unique requirements of telco operators, and is also suitable for cable and satellite operators looking to augment their service delivery using IPTV over DSL infrastructure.

The iPlex Video Processing Platform has a compact 1RU form factor with up to six encoded or transcoded channels, making it an ideal choice for small or large headend deployments alike. The iPlex supports a comprehensive set of stream processing options, including MPEG-2 SD and MPEG-4 AVC SD and HD encoding and transcoding. The platform’s modular design allows service providers to upgrade functionality and add new services incrementally, avoiding costly headend upgrades. The iPlex is also unique in its support of multiple network interfaces and multiple program outputs, allowing it to be deployed in a mixture of Ethernet, ATM, PON or FTTN environments.

The iPlex Video Processing Platform offers service providers the most advanced video and audio compression technology available today and is part of Ericsson’s portfolio of products including receivers, decoders and descramblers, all seamlessly integrated into a complete headend system with nCompass Control by Ericsson.

iPlex Overview

Market Leading Performance
Extensive video pre-processing and an array of tools to fine tune the encoding process allows service providers to offer a superior picture quality, even with challenging feeds. A proven history of providing customers with in-field performance improvement upgrades over time keeps Ericsson’s customers ahead of the market.

Flexible, Modular Architecture Allows for Customization and Upgradeability
The iPlex does not confine service providers to specific video architectures. The modular technology of the iPlex allows service providers to obtain a highly customized system now, and adapt it incrementally over time to support their changing needs. The iPlex uses a tray-based system and offers a complete selection of submodules that offer service providers MPEG-2 SD encoding, MPEG-4 AVC SD and HD encoding, transcoding and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) service generation simultaneously from the same chassis.

Multi-Functional, Dense Video Encoding, Processing, and Routing

Hardware/Software Options

UltraCompression Encoders and Transcoders

  • Up to four sub-modules per chassis; dual slot sub-module
  • Up to 6x stereo audio encoding and optional multi-channel audio encoding
  • Options for audio encoding, PiP service generation, and Clarus™ pre-processing

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression Encoder (N012008, FAZ 101 0146/7)

  • SDI, composite and S-Video video inputs
  • MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 encoding at 0.250 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression Encoder (SDI) (N012040, FAZ 101 0146/8)

  • SDI only video input
  • MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 encoding at 0.250 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate
  • Software upgradeable to MPEG-4 AVC HD operation

MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression Encoder (N012010, FAZ 101 0146/9)

  • HD-SDI and SDI video input
  • MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding at 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps video bitrate

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression Transcoder (N012041, FAZ 101 0146/10)

  • Multi-format MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 AVC integrated decoder
  • MPEG-4 AVC SD encoding at 0.250 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate
  • Software upgradeable to MPEG-4 AVC HD operation

MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression Transcoder (N012043, FAZ 101 0146/11)

  • Multi-format MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 AVC integrated decoder
  • MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding 2 - 20 Mbps video bit-rate

ASI In (N011006, FAZ 101 0146/18)

  • Two independent transport stream inputs
  • 2x BNC ASI input ports per, software selectable
  • 160 Mbps aggregate capacity

ASI Out (N011007, FAZ 101 0146/17)

  • Two independent transport stream outputs
  • 2x BNC ASI output ports, software selectable
  • 160 Mbps aggregate capacity

ATM In/Out (N011014, FAZ 101 0146/19, N011031, FAZ 101 0146/20)

  • OC-3c / STM-1 support
  • Single-mode Fiber version (N011031, FAZ 101 0146/20)
  • Multi-mode Fiber version (N011014, FAZ 101 0146/19)
  • SC connector

Ethernet Output SFP Modules (N20005, FAZ 101 0146/21, N20006, FAZ 101 0146/22, N20007, FAZ 101 0146/23)

  • Single-mode Fiber SFP (N20005, FAZ 101 0146/21)
  • Multi-mode Fiber SFP (N20006, FAZ 101 0146/22)
  • Electrical SFP, RJ-45 connector (N20007, FAZ 101 0146/23)

UltraCompression-2 Encoders and Transcoders

  • Up to six sub-modules per chassis; single slot sub-module
  • Up to 8x stereo audio encoding and optional multi-channel audio encoding
  • Options for audio encoding, PiP service generation, and Clarus™ pre-processing

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression-2 Encoder (N012053, FAZ 101 0146/12)

  • SDI, composite and S-Video video inputs
  • Best performance MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 encoding at 0.250 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression-2 Encoder (SDI) (N012054, FAZ 101 0146/13)

  • SDI only video input
  • Best performance MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 encoding at 0.250 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate
  • Software upgradeable to MPEG-4 AVC HD operation

MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression-2 Encoder (N012055, FAZ 101 0146/14)

  • HD-SDI and SDI video input
  • Best performance MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding 2 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression-2 Transcoder (N012056, FAZ 101 0146/15)

  • Multi-format MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 AVC integrated decoder
  • Best performance MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 encoding at 0.250 Mbps to 10 Mbps video bit-rate
  • Software upgradeable to MPEG-4 AVC HD operation

MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression-2 Transcoder (N012057, FAZ 101 0146/16)

  • Multi-format MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 AVC integrated decoder
  • Best performance MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoding 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps video bit-rate

MPEG-2 SD UltraCompression-2 Encoder (N012067, FAZ 101 0146/46)

  • SDI, composite and S-Video video inputs
  • CBR profile only
  • Best performance MPEG-2 MP@ML encoding at 2 Mbps to 15 Mbps video bit-rate

MPEG-2 SD UltraCompression-2 Encoder (SDI) (N012068, FAZ 101 0146/47)

  • SDI only video input
  • CBR profile only
  • Best performance MPEG-2 MP@ML encoding at 2 Mbps to 15 Mbps video bit-rate
  • Software upgradeable to MPEG-4 AVC SD or HD operation

MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression-2 Transcoder (N012062, FAZ 101 0146/45)

  • Multi-format MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 AVC integrated decoder
  • CBR profile only
  • Best performance MPEG-2 MP@ML encoding at 2 Mbps to 15 Mbps video bit-rate
  • Software upgradeable to MPEG-4 AVC SD or HD operation
Output Interfacing
Output
2 x Ethernet via SFP modules
Streaming
RTP/UDP, unicast or multicast
Configurable packet size
IPv4, IPv6 supported
VLAN tagging
Management
2 x Electrical Ethernet (10/100BaseT)
SNMP v1/v2/v3, HTTPS, SSH, Telnet protocols supported
User management via front panel, web browser, command line, serial console port
nCompass Control by Ericsson support with device level n+m redundancy
1:1 Hot standby configuration
Physical and Power
Dimensions (W x D x H)
23.50 x 17.40 x 1.75 inches (59.69 x 44.20 x 4.45 cm)
Weight
24.5 lbs (11.14 kg) fully-configured
Input Voltage
100/240 VAC, 40/60 Hz @ 6 Amps
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature
0°C to +45°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
Relative Humidity
10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Compliance
Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3 Certified
Safety
UL60950 3rd Edition, CSA 950 EN 60950, IEC 60950 CB Certificate
Emissions
EN 55022A, CFR47 Part 15A (FCC)
Immunity NEBS GR-1089-Core Level 3, EN55024, EN55082-1, EN300-389
Environmental
NEBS GR-63 Core Level 3, ETS 300 019-2x compliant
ISTA-2A Transportation and Handling
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