ENCODER, MPEG-2/DVB 4 VIDEO CHANNEL- ASIENCODER, HARMONIC INCORPORATED, STANDARD DEFINITION, MPEG-2/DVB compliant 4:2:0 encoder. Includes 4 digital & analog video/audio inputs, one IP output, MCTF, LookAhead processing. Rack mountable, 1 RU. Supports eight stereo pairs either MPEG Layer II or AC3.

As the all-digital service becomes a reality, service providers must balance the increasing demand for high- quality digital video services with the mandate to control costs. With more advanced features than other encoders in its class, Harmonic's DiviCom® Ion™ multichannel MPEG-2 encoder is designed to cost-effectively address critical deployment and operational issues.

Ion can incorporate up to four high-quality encoders and ten stereo audio pairs in a single rack-unit (1-RU) chassis that is managed through a simple and intuitive graphical user interface. Using Ion, service providers now have an ideal solution for expanding digital video services while minimizing capital and operating expenses. Supporting both constant and variable bit-rate (CBR and VBR) encoding, the DiviCom Ion enables operators to deploy a cost-effective digital television service.