Blonder Tongue Laboratories Announces Next Generation DRAKE PEG Encoder Line

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Old Bridge, N.J. / February 28, 2022 / Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE American:BDR), a leading US-based designer and manufacturer of telecommunications, broadband and fiber optic transmission technologies, today announced the introduction of their next generation of IP video encoders, the DRAKE PEG 2+. Expanding on the best-selling DRAKE PEG PLUS product line, the Drake PEG 2+ is an advanced two-channel video encoder focused on the Public, Education and Government (PEG) and House of Worship market segments. The DRAKE PEG 2+ brings HEVC and Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) encoding technology to the PEG product line along with SRT technology for open internet based backhaul of video and audio.

“We are excited to expand the Drake PEG video encoder line with the new Drake PEG 2+, which adds key new technology for over-the-top (OTT) internet streaming of live local content, while also supporting Telco and Cable Operator needs for backhaul of video to central distribution locations. Traditional PEG market customers can create local channels to distribute either privately or publicly.” said Ted Grauch, President and CEO of Blonder Tongue Laboratories. “The PEG 2+ is our first ABR enabled PEG encoder and can allow your videos to reliably stream on the open internet by using the latest SRT technology standard for video error protection and correction. Our Drake PEG encoder line is a market leader in this segment and continues to be deployed in multiple settings by a wide range Telcos, service operators, private businesses, government agencies and houses of worship.”

The Drake PEG 2+ is a powerhouse encoder in 1RU form factor, and concurrently supports the widest range of input types of any Blonder Tongue or Drake Digital product including HDMI, 3G/HD SDI, Component, Composite, and Closed Captioning, as well as accepting IP based inputs for transcoding functions. HD or SD input is supported, and there is an available build option for encoding 4K input sources into HD or SD output. HEVC, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 encoding formats are supported.

The Drake PEG 2+ has the ability for remote set-up, management and monitoring, and a convenient IP Reset switch on the front panel for admin support.

For more information, please visit: https://www.blondertongue.com/

About Blonder Tongue

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. is the oldest designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and cable television video transmission technology in the USA. The majority of its products continue to be designed and built in their state-of-the-art New Jersey facility, which has been the Company’s home for more than 50 years. Blonder Tongue Labs offers U.S.-based engineering and manufacturing excellence with an industry reputation for delivering ultra-high reliability products. As a leader in cable television system design, the Company provides service operators and systems integrators with comprehensive solutions for the management and distribution of digital video, IPTV, and high-speed data services, as well as RF broadband distribution over fiber, IP, and Coax networks for homes and businesses. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com.

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Contacts

Liz Rapelye
Senior Director, Marketing, Sales & Service
lrapelye@blondertongue.com
(732) 313-4231