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AQT ATSC/QAM Transcoder by Blonder Tongue

AQT ATSC/QAM Transcoder by Blonder Tongue

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The AQT is a modular ATSC to QAM Transcoder that allows the reception of a modulated 8VSB or QAM signal input and transcodes it to a QAM modulated output signal.
  • Brand
    Blonder Tongue
  • SKU
    AQT
  • Weight
    2.00 lbs
  • Warranty
    1 Year
  • Condition
    New
  • Status
    Discontinued
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The AQT (ATSC/QAM Transcoder Series) from Blonder Tongue features a state-of-the-art approach and offers top notch performance and functionality. It incorporates a scalable modular design that allows from one to eight transcoder module units as well as a single combination power supply & control module to be added, removed or swapped at any time in the 3 rack high chassis. The AQT Series transcoder modules are compatible with off air 8VSB signals to transcode to QAM signals. It is also well suited for regenerating or changing the channel of a QAM signal. The modules are housed in a custom designed chassis intended to accommodate from one to eight different modules as well as specially designed chassis mountable splitters and combiners to make wiring simple and painless. Control of the transcoder units is easily accomplished with a common power supply & control unit via operator selection from the front panel push button controls and back-lit LCD panel. This module interfaces to any of the AQT transcoder modules through a simple 12-pin connector and cable. The control module's brain is a flash upgradeable microprocessor to ensure support for any future development. Support for redundant back-up or ‘standby' power is also built into every AQT power & control module. This is easily added at any time for an operator by interfacing to the optional standby power supply unit. In addition, the optional AQT Remote Configuration Server provides the ability to remotely control and monitor any of the transcoder modules over the Internet – this makes turning off a problem unit and reprogramming a live spare a quick fix preventing an immediate truck roll.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Transcodes 8VSB Off-Air Signals to QAM
  • Modular Design Allows One to Eight Transcoder Modules in a Chassis Utilizing3 Rack Spaces
  • Fully Agile Output Frequency Range of 54-860 MHz
  • Back-Lit LCD Display Panel with Front Panel Accessible Push Button ControlsProvides Access to All Vital Unit Information and Makes Set-Up and TroubleshootingA Breeze
  • Design Modularity Provides the Ability to Field Replace Any Module in the UnlikelyEvent of a Failure
  • Off-Site Remote Operation and Control Including Digital Adjustment of the QAMRF Output Level with High Performance QCentral Computer Software or over theInternet with Headend Web Server
  • Optional Redundant/Standby Power Support Capability Built in to Every Unit
The AQT (ATSC/QAM Transcoder Series) from Blonder Tongue features a state-of-the-art approach and offers top notch performance and functionality. It incorporates a scalable modular design that allows from one to eight transcoder module units as well as a single combination power supply & control module to be added, removed or swapped at any time in the 3 rack high chassis. The AQT Series transcoder modules are compatible with off air 8VSB signals to transcode to QAM signals. It is also well suited for regenerating or changing the channel of a QAM signal. The modules are housed in a custom designed chassis intended to accommodate from one to eight different modules as well as specially designed chassis mountable splitters and combiners to make wiring simple and painless. Control of the transcoder units is easily accomplished with a common power supply & control unit via operator selection from the front panel push button controls and back-lit LCD panel. This module interfaces to any of the AQT transcoder modules through a simple 12-pin connector and cable. The control module's brain is a flash upgradeable microprocessor to ensure support for any future development. Support for redundant back-up or ‘standby' power is also built into every AQT power & control module. This is easily added at any time for an operator by interfacing to the optional standby power supply unit. In addition, the optional AQT Remote Configuration Server provides the ability to remotely control and monitor any of the transcoder modules over the Internet – this makes turning off a problem unit and reprogramming a live spare a quick fix preventing an immediate truck roll.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Transcodes 8VSB Off-Air Signals to QAM
  • Modular Design Allows One to Eight Transcoder Modules in a Chassis Utilizing3 Rack Spaces
  • Fully Agile Output Frequency Range of 54-860 MHz
  • Back-Lit LCD Display Panel with Front Panel Accessible Push Button ControlsProvides Access to All Vital Unit Information and Makes Set-Up and TroubleshootingA Breeze
  • Design Modularity Provides the Ability to Field Replace Any Module in the UnlikelyEvent of a Failure
  • Off-Site Remote Operation and Control Including Digital Adjustment of the QAMRF Output Level with High Performance QCentral Computer Software or over theInternet with Headend Web Server
  • Optional Redundant/Standby Power Support Capability Built in to Every Unit
  • Off Air 8VSB/QAM Input
    • Demod Mode
      • ATSC
        • 8VSB or 16VSB
      • ITUA
        • 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM
      • ITUB
        • 64, 256 QAM
    • QAM Input Range
      • 54-864 MHz
    • Bandwidth
      • 6 MHz
    • Symbol Rate
      • 1 to 6.9 Msps
    • Level
      • -20 dBmV Min. for QAM64, -15 dBmV Min. for QAM256
    • 8VSB Input Range
      • UHF & VHF 54-806 MHz
    • Bandwidth
      • 6 MHz
    • Symbol Rate
      • Up to 19.4 Mbps
    • Level
      • -28 dBmV Min. for 8VSB, -25 dBmV Min. for 16VSB
    • Input Impedance
      • 75ohm
  • QAM Output
    • Output Frequency Range
      • Agile 54-864 MHz (CATV 2-135)
    • QAM Bandwidth
      • Variable
    • Frequency Step
      • 6 MHz
    • Output Level
      • +40 dBmV (Average Measurement)
    • Display Error
      • ±2 dB
    • Level Adjustment Range
      • 15 dB
    • Modulation Mode
      • 16, 32, 64, 128, 256
    • Symbol Rate
      • Variable rate QAM up to 7 Mbaud
    • Spectral Inversion
      • Auto Recognition
    • Carrier Suppression
      • 45 dB
    • Roll off
      • 12, 15, 18 %
    • QAM SNR
      • >40 dB
    • MER
      • >40 dB
    • RF Output Impedance
      • 75ohm
    • Spurious
      • -60 dBc
    • Broadband Noise
      • -75 dBc min. (4 MHz BW @40 dBmV)
    • Phase Noise @ 10 kHz
      • -95 dBc min.
    • Frequency Stability
      • ± 10 kHz
    • QAM I/Q Phase Error
      • < 1 degree
    • I/Q Amplitude Imbalance
      • < 1 dB
  • Controls
    • Computer Control
      • Optional Remote Configuration Server
    • Backlit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
      • 5 Navigation/Enter Push Buttons
    • AQT Unit Status Indicator
      • 1 Green LED Per Module
  • Connectors
    • AQT-PCM
      • Computer Control,
        • 2 RJ11 Rear Panel RS232
      • Power Data
        • 250-pin "F" Female
    • AQT
      • Input
        • "F" Female
      • Output
        • "F" Female
      • Power/Data
        • 12-pin Female
  • Mechanical
    • Rack Chassis Dimensions (W x H x D)
      • 5.25 x 19.0 x 12 in. 133.4 x 482.6 x 304.8 mm
    • AQT Dimensions (W x H x D)
      • 5.25 x 10.625 x 1.5 in. 133.4 x 269.9 x 38.1 mm
    • Mounting
      • Standard EIA Unit Height, 5.25 x 19.0 in. Wide Rack Mount, 133.4 x 482.6 mm
    • AQT Unit Weight
      • 1.7 lbs., 0.77 kg
    • Fully Loaded Chassis Weight
      • 28 lbs., 12.7 kg
  • Power
    • Requirement
      • 100 to 265 VAC
    • Frequency
      • 50 to 60 Hz
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