The ARRIS CherryPicker Application Platform (CAP-1000) is an advanced, IP-centric, high-density multiplexer designed to give video service providers unparalleled efficiency and flexibility in managing and localizing videostreams with full redundancy.
The CAP-1000 is a highly-programmable device that can support evolving technical standards and emerging application needs through simple software upgrades, allowing customers to realize continuous returns on their initial capital investment.
The CAP-1000 performs three primary functions: grooming, rate shaping, and digital program insertion (DPI), for both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams. Additional features include program and multiplex redundancy, time stamping (dejitter), Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) creation, slate insertion, SCTE 18 Emergency Alert Signaling (EAS) switching, Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) audio leveling, Basic Interoperable Scrambling System (BISS) encryption/decryption, and advanced MUX 3.0 Enhanced Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) processing and filtering.
Based on the Emmy® award-winning CherryPicker technology and algorithms, the CAP-1000 operates with carrier-class reliability and features massive processing power to handle up to 1.44 Gbps of aggregate, video stream throughput.
The advanced hardware design includes a passive chassis with field-replaceable (FRU)input/output (I/O) and processing cards, dual hot-swappable power supplies (AC, DC, mixed), dual hot-swappable speed- varying fan trays, optional ASI I/O cards (up to eight ports), and 1:1 and N:1 chassis redundancy options, all in a space- and power-saving 1RU enclosure.