Blonder Tongue, Digital to Analog Processor (DAP) is a complete single channel solution for delivering digital television programming over existing analog networks. The DAP is a perfect transition unit for existing analog processors to ensure uninterrupted delivery of off-air signals from new digital broadcast sources. The DAP permits operators the ability to embrace the approaching FCC mandated February 17, 2009 digital transition deadline and ensure uninterrupted delivery of off-air programming to subscribers. By deploying the DAP now an operator can immediately take advantage of the superior quality digital offair broadcast transmissions that are currently available. The unit supports the decoding of all 18 ATSC (Advanced Televisions Systems Committee) standard formats including 8VSB as well as Annex B QAM 64 & QAM 256 signals.
The DAP is housed in a one rack high unit and features a backlit 2 x 16 character LCD screen andpush button navigation switches to allow interaction with the simple to follow user menu functions for programming. Input and output tuning is easily accomplished with either the front panel menu interface or via the optional Remote Network Card; only one per headend is needed for complete configuration and control. The DAP supports standard EIA CATV, IRC, HRC and Broadcast channel plans in the 54—864 frequency range. All channel frequency information, with appropriate FCC offsets, is pre-programmed and tuned electronically via microprocessor. The unit is also equipped with the Emergency Alert System (EAS) feature which can also be used as an alternate IF input.
• Decodes HDTV or SDTV Digital Signals and Modulates to Analog for Transmission to Traditional Televisions
• Accepts All ATSC Digital Input Standards, 8VSB, 64 QAM, 256 QAM
• Outputs All Broadcast and CATV Channel Assignments in the 54-864 MHz Range
• Remotely Configure All DAPs in a Headend with Optional Remote Network Card in One DAP Unit
• Perfect Digital Transition Solution to Offer Analog Versions from Digital Sources
• Broadcaster Firmware Load Embraces AFD Control