High performance with fully digital design
The versatile Palomino can manage 8 channels with bit rates up to 300 Mbit/s per IP input stream in a compact 1 RU housing. The unit receives IP streams in SPTS and MPTS formats, demultiplexes and decodes the received channels and finally modulates them to analog channels. The fully digital design ensures high performance operation in every condition. Power supply redundancy is standard and also IP input stream redundancy is supported as an optional feature.
Efficient usage of the output RF frequency range
Each of the 8 RF output channels are individually and independently programmable over the whole RF output frequency range of 47 to 862 MHz. This enables full flexibility and efficient usage of the available channel spectrum by allowing utilization of every frequency slot capable to carry even just a single channel.
Numerous input & output formats
The IP streaming input supports numerous input formats: unicast, multicast and source specific multicasting. Input redundancy (optional) is also supported for each stream. The redundant IP streaming input supports both electrical and optical connections. The device also has an ASI input as an optional source.
The Palomino can decode IP streams in SD and HD quality. In case of HD decoding an automatic downscaling is performed. Automatic transcoding of teletext to analogue format is supported as well. Numerous audio formats and modes are possible to be decoded and modulated to analog mono and stereo on TV channels.
Palomino CI - Several options for descrambling
Palomino CI (Common Interface) adds 4 CI slots to the Palomino unit. The CI slots can be configured very flexibly. Each CI slot can be allocated to its own stream or the CI slots can be daisy chained allowing numerous routing options for channel descrambling.
Versatile monitoring possibilities
The device configuration and management is done with an intuitive web user interface, and SNMP and telnet connections are also supported. The unit provides comprehensive set of monitoring and status parameters of the signal and the unit.
Rich in features
The Palomino is equipped with plenty of standard and optional features to enhance the usability. With the optional Marquée function the on screen text can be edited to suit the needs of a specific channel or program. It also supports analog time-sharing allowing the operator have two or more different TV channels on one output channel. The embedded optional BISS descrambling can conveniently be managed through the web user interface.
The Palomino is ideally suited for IP based remote headends, master headends and other kinds of cable networks like hotels or hospitals. Once the analog TV transmission is completely ended, the Palomino can be altered to an IP to QAM with a simple software update, making it a future-proof solution.