BLONDER TONGUE INTRODUCES CHRYSALIS PLATFORM
The Chrysalis Platform Transforms Local Content to HD Video Effortlessly
OLD BRIDGE, NJ / March 26, 2018 / Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE American: BDR) today announced it will introduce their new Chrysalis Platform at the NAB Show in Booth # SU10410 from April 9-12, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Chrysalis Platform is a 1RU signal processing system with a flexible card-insertion design that can accommodate up to six (6) optional cards. The Chrysalis can be configured to provide solutions for a wide range of digital TV headend applications. The complete system can support “Any Input” or “Any Output,” such as IP, DVB, or ASI, and “Any Processing,” such as H.264 to MPEG-2 or MPEG-2 to H.264 Transcoding, HD/SD Encoding, Decoding, Multiplexing, and Modulating. The 2018 NAB Show is the ideal venue to launch this product, as it caters to the professional Broadcaster’s digital video distribution needs.
Blonder Tongue will also be introducing the NeXgen Gateway, and showcasing an assortment of their leading products for the Professional Broadcaster, including the HDIP Encoder, HDDM Decoder, and 4K Modulator.
 The NeXgen Gateway is a platform especially designed for MDU applications. It is capable of handling a variety of inputs to a multitude of outputs. This next generation product offers owners and operators the flexibility to provide video programing from any source (IP, Broadcast, Local Encoding, Cable, Fiber, and OTT) to meet the needs of any MDU venue application (Hotel, Apartment, Hospital, University, etc.)
 The HDIP is a small form factor, low cost, high definition IP encoder that is ideal to encode a single SDI source for IP backhaul or IPTV distribution. The HDIP is a MPEG-2 or H.264 digital video encoder with a single HD/SD-SDI input with PCM-embedded audio, and an IP-encapsulated output via an SFP Ethernet port. A separate RJ45 10/100 Ethernet port is provided for control and monitoring. The HDIP encoder includes an optional Zixi output protocol that provides the ability to stream content over an unmanaged network, including the public internet.
 The HDDM Decoder is an affordable professional video device that can decode a single IP stream, off-air digital 8VSB channel, or a program from a clear QAM source. The unit accepts content in either MPEG-2 or H.264 video formats and simultaneously outputs one (1) 3G/HD/SD-SDI, one (1) HDMI, one (1) Component, and one (1) Composite video interface with embedded audio or separate analog audio. The HDDM can be used as a stand-alone high quality decoder, or used in conjunction with other IP encoders to provide an end-to-end IP video delivery solution.
 The cost-effective and easy-to-deploy 4K Modulator enables distribution of 4K content over RF networks by mapping transport streams containing 4K with H.265 encoding onto RF QAM channels. The 4K Modulator accepts up to 4xSPTS in H.265, H.264 or MPEG-2 formats, and outputs 4xQAM RF channels via an IP interface. Comprehensive remote monitoring and control is accomplished using any standard Web browser via a front-panel 100/1000 Ethernet connection.
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About Blonder Tongue
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc,. together with R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, offers customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, and supports an equipment portfolio of standard and high definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber, and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com and www.rldrake.com.
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