XDS Headend System
ATX offers a modular family of headend audio distribution hardware and software components designed to enable network operators to deliver both live and pre-recorded programming and spots to affiliates over both satellite and IP (Internet) distribution links. A selection of chassis, configured with encoder and multiplexing modules, provides network operators with the ability to right-fit the solution to their specific requirements, as well as expands services using a pay-as-you-grow model. The platform supports a variety of applications, including store & forward capabilities to reduce transmission costs, copy split and localized ad insertion, as well as time-shifted playback.
- Live Broadcasting News! Talk and Sports
- Store & Forward Save satellite transmission costs
- Copy Split/Spot Insertion Localize advertising
- Time Shift Payback
- Broadcast Radio
- Multiple Dwelling Units
- Retail Stores
- Drop-in Radio Spectrum
- Four balanced inputs
- MPEG1 layer II format (MP2)
- XDS-MUX backplane output
- Transcoding synchronous inputs
- AAC format (optional)
- Two ancillary data inputs/port
- Four synchronous MPEG inputs
- MPEG1 layer III format (MP3) (optional)
- Multi-rate encoding
- WMA format (optional)
- One ASI input
- Two ASI outputs
- LVDS output
- 10/100BT Ethernet port
- Alarm port and M&C via RS232
- Store & Forward
- DHCP, NFS, HTTP, Telnet
STORE & FORWARD AND FILE DELIVERY
The XDS-Headend seamlessly interfaces to the XDS-Courier store and forward sub-system. Media files can be transmitted to clients via satellite or internet links.
The XDS-MUX module can be programmed to output virtual channels as a “live assist” device. The playlist includes media and channel format specifications. This permits the network operation to automatically schedule content to air at a specific time or on a specific event.
Each XDS-PRO receiver is uniquely addressable via physical ID, Logical ID and Group ID, which allows for maximum flexibility in configuring a network.