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AQD Plus ASI ATSC/QAM Demodulator Plus Broadcaster AFD Software by Blonder Tongue

AQD Plus ASI ATSC/QAM Demodulator Plus Broadcaster AFD Software by Blonder Tongue

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The AQD Plus ASI (ATSC/QAM Demodulator) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, and delivers one output in NTSC composite analog Audio/Video format, and two identical outputs in ASI format. The AQD PLUS ASI ...
  • Brand
    Blonder Tongue
  • SKU
    AQD Plus ASI
  • Weight
    2.00 lbs
  • Warranty
    1 Year
  • Condition
  • Status
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AQD (ATSC/QAM Demodulator) accepts one input in 8VSB (digital off-air) or QAM (digital cable) format, and delivers one output in NTSC composite analog Audio/Video format, and two identical outputs in ASI format. AQD allows delivering of a digital off-air program to viewers with an analog TV set. It also allows an operator to cherry-pick channels from a “clear” QAM cable lineup. AQD PLUS is the same as AQD, but includes the AFD broadcast package. AFD (Active Format Description) is a standard set of codes embedded in the video stream and used by digital television broadcasters to optimally display a 16:9 video format on an analog television set designed for 4:3 video format.

  • Input standards supported are digital off-air (8VSB) and digital cable (QAM 64 and 256)
  • NTSC Composite Analog Audio/Video output is in 480i format and supports Closed Captioning (EIA-608)
  • Optional AQD-RCS module allows remote monitoring and configuration of up to 80 AQD modules
  • Optional AQD-SPS unit provides standby utility power to the primary power supply (AQD Power & Control module)
    • Connector:
      • “F” Female
    • Standards
      • 8VSB:
        • ATSC Digital Television Standard A/53E
      • QAM:
        • ITU-T J.83 (64 and 256 QAM)
    • 8VSB Mode
      • Tuning Range:
        • UHF (NTSC Ch. 14-78), VHF (NTSC Ch. 2-13)
      • Symbol Rate:
        • 10.762 Msymbols/sec
      • Bandwidth:
        • 6 MHz
    • QAM Mode
      • Tuning Range:
        • CATV (NTSC Ch. 2-135)
      • Symbol Rate:
        • 5.3606 Msymbols/sec (QAM 256); 5.057 Msymbols/sec (QAM 64) – Auto Detect
      • Bandwidth:
        • 6 MHz
    • 8VSB Power Level:
      • -20 to +20 dBmV
    • QAM Power Level:
      • -20 to +20 dBmV
    • Impedance:
      • 75 O
    • Connector
      • Video:
        • “F” Female
      • Audio:
        • RCA; Left & Right
    • NTSC Composite Video
      • Level:
        • 1 Volt Peak-to-Peak
      • Flatness:
        • 1.0 dB p/v (30 Hz to 4.2 MHz)
      • Video to Noise Ratio:
        • 70 dB
      • Differential Gain:
        • ± 1.0%
      • Differential Phase:
        • ± 1.0 degree
      • Format:
        • 480i
      • Aspect Ratio:
        • Center Cut, Letterbox, Full, Zoom 1, Zoom 2
      • Closed Captioning:
        • EIA-608
    • L/R Analog Audio
      • Level:
        • 1.0 to 1.2 Volt Peak-to-Peak (at -20 dBFs input)
      • Frequency Response:
        • 2.0 dB p/v (30 Hz to 20 KHz)
      • Modes:
        • Stereo, Mono, SAP
    • ASI Output
      • Standard:
        • DVB-ASI; 50083-9
      • No. of Streams:
        • Two identical streams
      • Data Bit Rate:
        • 270 Mbps
      • Transport Stream Rate:
        • 160 Mbps (Max)
      • Output Impedance:
        • 75 O
  • General
    • Dimensions (W x D x H)
      • AQD/AQD-RCS Module:
        • 1.5 x 11.31 x 5.25 inches (38 x 287 x 133 mm)
      • AQD-PCM Module:
        • 4.5 x 10.625 x 5.25 inches (114 x 270 x 133 mm)
      • QTRC Chassis:
        • 19 x 12.0 x 5.25 inches (483 x 305 x 133 mm)
    • Power:
      • 110 VAC/60 Hz (Fuse:1 A, 250 VDC, SloBlo)
    • Power Dissipation:
      • 10 W (per AQD module)
    • Weight
      • AQD/AQD-RCS Module:
        • 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
      • Fully Loaded Chassis:
        • 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
    • Operating Temperature:
      • 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
    • Storage Temperature:
      • -13 to 158 °F (-25 to 70 °C)
    • Operating Humidity:
      • 0 to 95% RH @ 35 °C max, non-condensation
    • Storage Humidity:
      • 0 to 95% RH @ 35 °C max, non-condensation
  • Alarms/Monitoring/Control
    • Indicators
      • AQD Module:
        • Lock (Green LED)
      • AQD-RCS Module:
        • Link/Transmit/Receive (3 x Green LEDs)
    • Local Monitoring:
      • Front-panel 16-character, 2-line LCD screen
    • Local Control:
      • Front-panel Navigational Key-pad
    • Remote Monitoring/Control:
      • GUI-based menu via Web browser (Available if the optional AQD-RCS module is installed)
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    We offer free ground shipping on every purchase of $300 and more for US and US territory. We deliver worldwide.
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  • Return Policy
    We Offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee