Modular Receiver Transcoder
The MRT1000, from Drake Digital, is a Commercial grade Modular Receiver Transcoder for use in Shaw’s QT-Plus Satellite Service. It was designed to replace the transitional Receiver/IRD and Out-of-Band Modulator with a single 1RU device. The unit comes equipped with a Satellite Demodulator module (L-band Tuner) with a frequency range of 950-2150 MHz, which tunes to the Satellite Transponder to provide the required Out-of-Band data.
The MRT1000 also includes a QPSK Modulator producing SCTE 55-1 output to feed downstream Set-Top devices. The unit extracts the data from the satellite stream, and provides it as an SCTE 55-1 QPSK output for delivery of STB authorizations, Electronic Program Guide and other data signaling used in the system.