As broadcast infrastructures grow increasingly complex, crucial SCTE-104 and SCTE-35 DPI messages can get lost on their way to transparent ad insertions.
With the SCTE-104 Suite from EEG, broadcast engineers have an agile solution that helps to track these critical triggers and preserve them throughout the signal path.
SCTE-104 1450 Card Features
- Write SCTE-104 packets in VANC for DPI or DRM applications
- Load packets through standardized TCP/IP interface
- Create packet presets for GPI triggered launch
- Configurable delay and repeat timers
- Reads SCTE-104 input to trigger GPI or HTTP output
- Compatible interface for Motorola DigiCipher Event Manager
- Customizable for plant-specific workflows
SCTE-104 Suite – Customizable Systems for Broadcast and Cable Plants
With our SCTE-104 Suite, EEG provides a number of highly useful new SCTE-104 solutions for broadcast and cable plants. Extremely customizable, the SCTE-104 Suite significantly streamlines insertion and decoding of these essential messages in broadcast workflows.
To create this essential toolkit, EEG applied its expertise in building robust, customizable encode/decode systems that integrate seamlessly with today's increasingly complex broadcast infrastructures.
Insertion of customized SCTE-104 cues can now be accomplished via the versatile EEG HD480 Smart Encoder V, or the customized EEG A1450 OpenGear Card. Using the HD480 or A1450, broadcast engineers can easily insert customized SCTE-104 packets into the video signal, from TCP/IP, RS-232, or GPI sources. Each packet has configurable VANC settings including a programmable repeat, and even the trigger data can be customized for each transmission based on plant-specific logic.
For extraction and monitoring of SCTE-104 cue messages, the EEG DE285 HD Caption Decoder/VANC Monitor offers full display of all SMPTE 2010-formatted VANC packets, plus video overlay notifications for SCTE-104 splice requests.
With data available for immediate access from the on-screen display, as well as securely through the Web interface and via SNMP, broadcast engineers can readily view necessary information for commercial insertion confirmation and troubleshooting.
The EEG SCTE-104 Suite also includes an additional option for triggering SCTE-35 from SCTE-104 with the A1450 and DE285, both of which provide a flexible HTTP interface to the Motorola DigiCipher Event Manager, which manages SCTE-35 data as well as legacy analog cue tones in many broadcast systems.
The new SCTE-104 Suite builds on EEG's deep experience in designing highly efficient, bulletproof VANC systems to support a wide variety of data tapes, including:
- Dolby audio metadata
- XDS / CGMS-A
- network alert + affiliate communication triggers
- and more
Function at maximum speed and reliability – the SCTE-104 Suite from EEG.
- iCap™ System
- iCap™ Control
- iCap™ CaptionCast
- iCap™ VC
- MPEG-2 Caption Legalizer™
- SCTE-104 Suite
- XDS XPress™
- CC Everywhere
- CCPlay FilePro
- XDS XPress Lite™
- XpressCC Server™
- Affiliate Communications System
- iTV XPress™