Voyager II Multi-Format Integrated DSNG
Voyager II is Ericsson’s fifth generation DSNG and is the most flexible and scalable news gathering product on the
market, reflecting Ericsson’s technology leadership and unique heritage in this segment.
Voyager II excels in providing maximum flexibility, performance and interoperability while delivering the best return on investment to operators and service providers through the widest range of software upgradeable paths and expansions options.
Based on in-house technology, Voyager II is built upon a revolutionary modular chassis in a space-saving 1RU form
factor with up to six hot swappable option slots. It supports a comprehensive range of processing options, including
the multi-codec, multi-format “x-series” range of encoders. An integrated satellite modulator offers high order DVB-S/ S2 modulation on both IF and L-Band outputs.
Voyager II features a fully functional front panel re-engineered bottom-up to meet the demand of the mobile environment, including ease of operations, quick menu access and effective monitoring. Overall it represents the most advanced DSNG unit on the market, offering broadcasters, operators and service providers the level of integration, flexibility and scalability necessary to future-proof any operational investment during today’s technology migration.
Outstanding innovation delivers the most flexible integrated DSNG
Based on two decades of encoder design experience and a series of SNG world’s first’s, Voyager II is a radical new design. Based on Ericsson’s in-house technology, Voyager II targets today’s network technology migration with a future-proof modular platform, capable of multi-codec, multi-format and multi-channel operations. Highly flexible, Voyager II provides a multitude of independent and concurrent output options, including IP, ASI and an integrated DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite modulator providing high order modulation on IF and L-Band outputs.
Voyager II supports the CE-x*** (x-series) of encoding option modules, a single multi-codec platform enabling the migration to the highest quality MPEG-4 AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit, while maintaining compatibility with legacy MPEG-2 networks.
Efficient use of spectrum
Voyager II delivers compression efficiencies that allow over 30 percent bandwidth savings compared to MPEG-2 Video at contribution rates. It also supports DVB-S2 high order modulation on both IF and L-Band outputs, guaranteeing a further 30 percent saving on transmission bandwidth compared to DVB-S.
Scalable, expandable and re-purposable
All modules in Voyager II are hot swappable to allow on-site servicing, expansion of the unit functionality and easy re-purposing of units for multiple applications.
Voyager II x-series encoding modules are based on a single, futureproof, hardware platform. This enables system scalability all the way from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 operations to the highest quality MPEG-4 AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit through simple software upgrades. Support for features such as 1080p50/60 and multi-channel operations including 3D will also be available through a mixture of licenses and software upgrades on the hardware platforms available today.
Fully functional front panel operations
A new fully-functional front panel provides complete unit control in mobile environments. Its unique ergonomic new design is the result of development based on industry feedback and includes:
• Rotary control for fast item selection and key-pad for easy value insertion
• High-resolution display and video/audio confidence monitoring
• Quick access menus specifically designed for mobile operations with customizable shortcuts and ample configuration storage