Achieving the best picture quality at the lowest bit-rate enables operators to broadcast more
channels in their available bandwidth over digital cable, satellite and terrestrial networks -
maximising return on investment of this valuable resource. For broadband operators offering TV
services over xDSL networks achieving the lowest bit-rate can provide multiple simultaneous
services into the home, or be used to extend the loop length over which TV services can be carried
from the DSLAM to the consumers' home - maximising return on network investment.
TANDBERG Television has always led the market in providing encoding platforms that give
optimum quality at the very lowest possible bit-rates. The EN5930 combines the sophisticated
MPEG-4 AVC video and latest audio compression algorithms with the TANDBERG Standard
Definition Intelligent Compression Engine (SD-ICE). A dedicated hardware and software
implementation, based on over 10 years in-house experience of creating high performance real-time
TANDBERG EN5930 SD Encoder Sample Configuration
Market Leading Performance
Extensive video pre-processing helps get the best picture, whatever the
source. A proven history of providing customers with in-field performance
improvement upgrades over time, keeps our customers ahead of the
Reliable Service Delivery for any Application
Designed with all the proven system interconnect and control that our
MPEG-2 product range enjoys today. In combination with the rest of the
TANDBERG Television product range this makes MPEG-4 AVC deployable
today in any broadcast or broadband application.
Enabling Hybrid Networks Operators and Legacy Migration
The EN5930 can provide MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC encoding of same
source in a single solution. This dual format encoding enables support
migration of your consumer base from MPEG-2, or operators to broadcast
across simultaneous multi-networks.
Variable Bit-Rate Operation Modes
Option for standalone variable bit-rate operation allow IPTV operators to
maximize picture quality while harvesting capacity for Internet data traffic
delivery to the home. Option for Reflex™ statistical multiplexing enable
satellite, cable and terrestrial operators to maximize picture quality using
bit-rate sharing techniques.
Advanced Features for IPTV
Options for encoding of a low resolution, low bit-rate simultaneous
Picture- in-Picture (PIP) service, and direct IP multicasting from the
encoder enable the EN5930 to be deployed in any IP distribution or TV
over xDSL application.
Base Unit Features
EN5930 Encoder (EN5930/BAS)
MPEG-4 AVC real-time video encoding.
Main profile at Level 3 (MP@L3).
SDI and analog video inputs.
Extensive video pre-processing including:
Noise reduction (option).
Professional quality de-interlacing.
1/4 to full D1 NTSC/PAL resolutions.
Constant bit-rate encoding from 0.256 Mbit/s to 5 Mbit/s, depending on
Variable bit-rate and Reflex™ statistical multiplexing support (option).
Stereo audio encoding:
MPEG Layer II and Dolby Digital
Options for advanced audio encoding.
Digital, analog and SDI embedded inputs.
Control and monitoring via web browser, the front panel or
TANDBERG nCompass Control.
3 ASI (MPEG-2 transport stream) outputs.
EN5930 Encoder (EN5930/BAS/48V)
As EN5930/BAS except with -48Vdc power supply.
SDI serial digital video with EDH error detection and health monitoring
Analogue composite video (PAL/NTSC)
SDI component 625 and 525 line standard supported
2 stereo pairs input via analogue audio balanced
600 ohm/20k ohm or AES-EBU or SDI.
Up to 4 stereo pairs can be de-embedded from SDI
625 and 525 line HSYNC
Multicast and http unicast
100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
MPEG Transport Stream
DVB-ASI (3 ports)
IP over 100baseT including FEC as per DVB IPI (option)
Windows MediaTM 9 Video compression
Advanced Profile and Main Profile
256kbit/s to 3Mbit/s interlace & progressive (ADVBAS)
Supported Video Resolutions
Resolutions supported by Windows MediaTM 9
576 lines x 720/704/640/576/544/480/352 pixels
480 lines x 720/704/640/576/544/480/352 pixels
432 lines x 480/544 pixels
352 lines x 544/480 pixels
288 lines x 352 pixels
240 lines x 352/320 pixels
Windows Media™ 9 Audio (WMASTD)
MPEG Layer II audio
Dolby AC-3 stereo
Up to 2 stereo pairs
Advanced Video Pre-Processing
TANDBERG adaptive spatial and temporal noise
Image resizing (multiple resolutions)
Professional grade de-interlacer