NAB Show 2021

Blonder Tongue Labs Debuts new
Quad HD-SDI Encoder Solution

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New HD-SDI Quad Encoder Provides Resilient Video Distribution Using the Broadcast Standard for Video I/O, Allowing Technology Upgrades without Costly Interconnection Upgrades

Old Bridge, N.J. – October 2021 – Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE American: BDR), a leading US-based designer and manufacturer of telecommunications, video and cable transmission technologies, unveiled a new solution critical to broadcast market: the NXG Platform with Quad HD-Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) module.

This and more will be on display for the virtual NAB Show highlighting the power and flexibility of Blonder Tongue’s solutions, which enable simple and cost-efficient complete re-distribution of IP and Broadcast video services.

“Broadcaster managers and technical teams who are rapidly transitioning to the newer SDI standards are finding themselves left with legacy equipment and a need to scale up,” said Ted Grauch, President and CEO of Blonder Tongue Laboratories. “Our latest solutions are highly efficient, resilient and help bridge transitional gaps by enabling broadcasters to transcode and redistribute new standards, without having to replace costly infrastructure. They’re key to future-proofing many operations and are also manufactured right her in the USA and generally available.”

Used by broadcasters, video service providers and enterprise facilities, Blonder Tongue’s highly customizable IP video transcoders, trans-modulators, receivers, and re-multiplexers are critical for modernizing and future-proofing video systems without costly updates or replacing existing infrastructure. The technologies streamline new deployments and can extend the life of existing equipment by supporting new and future capabilities. This includes:

The New NXG-SDI-4 Module

The new NXG-SDI-4 blade is the first HD-SDI interface for the NXG Platform, and enables users to encode up to 4 SD-SDI, HD-SDI or 3G-SDI sources for custom IP and RF re-distribution. This includes encoding to HEVC/H.265, MPEG-2/H.264, or MPEG-2, while supporting resolutions up to 1080p60. Audio can also be encoded to MPEG-2, AAC, AC3 (Dolby Digital) and MP3 formats. It’s an ideal solution for the broadcaster community, cruise ships and others who heavily rely on HD-SDI equipment interconnects.

Clearview Series, Superior Video Quality at Low Bit Rates

Blonder Tongue Lab’s Clearview Series delivers flawless live linear or on-demand video utilizing ultra-low latency hardware-based MPEG video compression, transcoding, and transrating technology to provide superior quality at low bit rates. Clearview one-rack-unit (1RU) solutions feature a simple interface with remote management and the ability to download and upload configuration files for multi-unit deployments.

NXG Platform, Module-Based IP Digital Video Processing

Blonder Tongue’s NXG Platform is a highly customizable, module-based IP digital video processing platform designed for delivering next generation video services on any generation of coax or ethernet wiring – without the need for replacing existing infrastructure. The carrier-grade 5-rack-unit (RU) NXG Platform, as well as the new compact 2 RU NXG Edge both feature swappable blades for complete customization to meet the specific technological needs of any broadcast facility or enterprise location, including hospitality, educational, MDU residential, healthcare, business parks, or stadiums.

These new technologies are two of the latest in Blonder Tongue Laboratories’ growing portfolio of critical solutions and innovations, which includes the Clearview HDMI2 QAM/IP, the Aircaster™ AQT8 Series, PEG PLUS/ND-24-IP Solution and more.

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