Blonder Tongue Laboratories Announces Product Standardization with Tier One Broadband Cable Operator


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Old Bridge, N.J. – October 25th, 2022 – Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: BDRL), a leading US-based designer and manufacturer of telecommunications, broadband, and fiber optic transmission technologies, announced today that the Drake PEG PLUS Advanced Video Encoder (the “Drake PEG PLUS”) has been standardized by a North American-based tier one broadband cable operator for providing local content contribution and backhaul to their national IP video operations center. The high reliability of the Drake PEG PLUS, its superb video quality, effective remote management, dual encode, native ZIXI support, and additional unique features were the major factors in the tier one operator’s recent decision.

The Drake PEG PLUS is a professional stand-alone digital video encoder, and recently incorporated ZIXI error correction and security technology at no additional cost.  This allows local contribution video and audio content to be reliably and securely streamed over an unmanaged network, including the public internet, allowing telco, cable, and fiber optic service providers to backhaul and centralize their content distribution without the need to lease or install private lines. The ZIXI protocol provides professional broadcasters, sports networks, and service providers a mechanism to adapt the public internet using standard IP protocols, to ingest and transport broadcast quality video with high reliability and high quality of service. The Drake PEG PLUS also uniquely offers two separately encoded versions of a common input in either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4/H.264 HD or SD formats concurrently.

“We’re really excited by the positive market momentum we’ve seen recently with our Drake PEG PLUS and our Clearview encoder and transcoder products, along with this customer’s recent decision to standardize on the Drake PEG PLUS”, said Phil Coady, Vice President, Service Operator Sales. “By the completion of our customer’s current planning, our Drake PEG PLUS will be deployed and in operation in a large portion of the country, supporting the ingest of local broadcast content as well as public, educational and government programs for national redistribution.”

The Drake PEG PLUS features selectable HD-SDI PCM-embedded audio, or analog left and right baseband audio and video. Audio compression can be Dolby® Digital, MPEG1-Layer 2 stereo, or AAC stereo. Direct fiber optic or ethernet connectivity is supported through a single SFP port and SFP module or RJ45 port.

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
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