Motorola Intros DSR-6300 Integrated Receiver/Transcoder

By Adam Goldberg

Motorola (Booth SU4417) is showing the newly introduced DSR-6300, a professional integrated receiver/transcoder, which receives up to three simultaneous MPEG-4 AVC programs in one transport stream and emits each program in both SD and HD formats, statistically multiplexed. Similar to the single-channel version (DSR-6050), the DSR-6300 enables efficient downlink and turnaround of MPEG-4 AVC HD programming into traditional and heterogeneous cable networks with both MPEG-4–capable and MPEG-2–capable set-top boxes.

“Motorola is supporting increased interest in HD with a variety of HD content-distribution solutions, from future-facing 1080p/60 to the currently deployed MPEG-4 HD content,” says Senior Marketing Director Marty Stein.

The DSR-6300 and DSR-6050 are fully capable of receiving and decoding Active Format Description data and transcoding to SD output, taking into account the active picture region of the input MPEG-4 HD programming. These devices enable deployment of turnaround facilities capable of supporting deployed MPEG-2–only set-top boxes, while providing an easy upgrade path to an MPEG-4 AVC end-to-end network.

Motorola is also showing a technology demonstration of a next-generation MPEG-4 AVC encoding platform, capable of real-time encoding MPEG-4 AVC at full 1080p/60 resolution in 1RU. This platform is a complete ground-up redesign and will support the emerging 1080p/60 content-distribution format, allowing the least quality-degrading downconversion to standard definition, 720p or 1080i formats. Development of 1080p/60 equipment also enables distribution of 3D content at 1080p/30, per-eye. It is also capable of simultaneous multiformat output, emitting both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 content simultaneously — at either SD or HD resolutions.

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