OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey — Nov. 5, 2015 — Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced the release of its HDE-1C-QAM, a new low-cost single channel high-definition encoder designed to enable cable operators and integrators deliver superior picture quality at half the cost.
“The HDE-1C-QAM model is set at a competitive price-point to match other similarly branded HD video encoders on the market today. The difference is that each unit comes equipped with our technologically advanced encode engine designed to outperform in quality over product alternatives,” said Jeff Smith, Vice President of Sales at Blonder Tongue. “The HDE-1C-QAM offers component or composite input, QAM output including sub-band, and fits into the same HDE-3MCH rack chassis as our first generation HDE-CHV-QAM, and HDE-CSV-QAM single channel encoders.”
Ideal for either local or commercial distribution, Blonder Tongue’s HDE-1C-QAM encoder allows one high-definition program from a component input or one standard-definition program from a composite video input. MPEG-2 encoded outputs are available in 1xQAM format. The encoder also has a Delayed Audio output feature to provide proper lip-syncing when external audio amplifiers are used in the system.
The unit supports Dolby® Digital audio encoding and closed captioning (EIA-608). Comprehensive remote monitoring and control can be achieved using any standard Web browser via a front-panel 100/1000Base-T Ethernet connection.
More information on Blonder Tongue and its products is available at www.blondertongue.com.