DIRECTV Certifies Blonder Tongue’s Clearview™ Video Transcoder Series for Deployment and Subsidy Programs

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The Custom-designed Solution for DIRECTV Fully Integrates with Technicolor’s COM3000 Headend System and Supports DIRECTV’s Efforts to Reduce their Active Satellite Fleet

OLD BRIDGE, NJ / March 22, 2022 / Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE American: BDR), a leading US-based designer and manufacturer of Video and Data Transmission Technologies, announced that DIRECTV has authorized Blonder Tongue’s new Clearview™ Transcoder series for use and deployment by DIRECTV’s extensive dealer network, including the Clearview 4:2 and Clearview SD models.

“DIRECTV has always been focused on customer innovation and partnering with companies producing the best products, equipment, and services for use by their business, MDU (multi-dwelling unit) and residential subscribers,” said Ted Grauch, President and CEO of Blonder Tongue Laboratories. “Our Clearview series was designed to work in harsh operating locations, to exceed quality expectations and deliver exceptional video quality with the highest reliability, with our hardware running 24/7 for years of service without intervention. As DIRECTV and the industry shift away from older satellite capacity carrying standard definition (“SD”) video, our Clearview 4:2 and SD models enable customers to generate a wide range of Digital TV compatible HD and SD signals at customer locations using the most up to date and efficient DIRECTV HD delivered sources. By integrating with DIRECTV’s advanced headend technology from Technicolor, we’re able to further ease installation and operation as well as support video security technologies such as content protection and advanced watermarking.”

The Clearview transcoder series delivers flawless live linear or on-demand video on a commercial scale utilizing low latency hardware-based video compression to provide superior transcoding quality at low bit rates. Clearview products feature an easy-to-use interface, remote management capability and the ability to download and upload configuration files for supporting multiple deployments. The entire Clearview portfolio – including the Clearview 4:2, 4:2 SD, the 4:2-12 channel and Clearview NTSC 16 – are fully integrated with Technicolor’s COM3000/2000 Commercial Satellite Video Management Headend System.

Blonder Tongue’s products have a proven track record of efficiency and high reliability, even in the most adverse and hostile operating environments, such as high temperature ranges found in equipment rooms. Furthermore, the Clearview product line has significantly lower space and energy requirements compared to traditional video transcoding servers, reducing the number of rack units required by supporting 24 channels of full video content transcoding or trans-rating in a single rack unit of space.

The recent certification adds to the growing portfolio of Blonder Tongue products used by DIRECTV Distributors, Integrators and Dealers, including Blonder Tongue Lab’s HDE-8C-DIN encoder (option 2) as well as the newer Clearview series encoder and transcoder products.

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