The Aircaster AQT8-IP allows the user to create a custom IP output from off-air and/or QAM input sources. The unit accepts eight 8VSB off-air or QAM sources and simultaneously outputs these SPTS and/ or MPTS programs in IP. At the same time, the AQT8-IP can be configured in Pass Through mode, which directly maps the demodulated RF port content in MPTS format to IP output.
The AQT8-IP can accept encrypted QAM sources, and output the encrypted IP transport streams programs in MPTS or SPTS formats, while preserving the MPEG tables (PAT, PMT, PSIP, VCT, and MGT) from the source.
The unit allows the user to change the PID, program number, short name, and major/minor channel (PSIP) information on any program.
The AQT8-IP features Emergency Alert System (EAS) program switching through either an ASI or IP format EAS input, and terminal block contacts for triggering EAS messages.