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DSE24A, R.L. Drake High Definition Digital TV Encoder with QAM Modulator & Closed Caption

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Price: $1,289.00
Item Number: DSE24A
Manufacturer: R. L. Drake
Manufacturer Part No: DSE24A
Newly Redesigned for Today's Digital Market
...and now, in addition to the QAM Output, it also has an IP Output!
Use this product whenever you need to modulate video and/or audio onto a digital television channel or stream as an IP signal.  It matters not whether it is a security camera, a DVD player, a message generator, DVR, computer or any other video source.  This is a ALL-IN-ONE digital solution.
Product Description:

The DSE24A is a single channel HD encoder with RF QAM  and IP outputs. Drake’s DSE24A encodes an uncompressed video source from devices with HDMI, high-resolution component, composite or VGA outputs. The DSE24A encodes the incoming video to MPEG2. It is then internally connected to a QAM modulator and low-noise upconverter and it provides an IP output as well. The DSE24A comes as a small, modular desktop model but can be rack-mounted in just 1RU of height by using the optional 19” rack mounting panel. Control and access is through a GUI-based menu via Web browser. 
Distribution is over legacy coaxial networks. This provides instant access to an extensive network of digital displays capable of viewing valuable ad-based or informational video in a vibrant high-definition format.

Key Features:
  • Receives High-Resolution Component, VGA, or HDMI (nonHDCP content-protection) from two separate video sources
  • Digitally Encodes to MPEG2
  • Encodes to resolutions of 480i, 720p, or 1080i
  • Audio Encoding to Dolby® Digital
  • Supports Closed Captioning
  • GUI-based Remote Network Control and Monitoring
  • Desktop Model

Typical Applications:
  • Cable TV System
  • Motels, Hotels, Hospitals, Schools, Churches, etc. 
  • Retirement/Care Facilities
  • Government/Military
  • Passes Closed Caption 
  • Digital Signage
  • Ideal for all types of Powerpoint and other graphics applications
  • Use with Digital Signage devices
  • Accepts variety of inputs: VGA, HDMI, Composite and Component
  • Also popular for amateur digital television exciter for 70cm & 33cm bands



Connector(s): 3x RCA for Video (Y, Pb, Pr)
Video Resolution: 480i, 720p, & 1080i
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3 & 16:9
Audio: 2x RCA for Analog Audio (L, R)
1x RCA for Digital Audio (PCM)

Connector(s): 1x HDMI
Video Resolution: 480i, 720p, & 1080i
HDCP Encryption: Not Supported
Audio: Embedded PCM & pass-thru Dolby® Digital only

Connector(s): 2x Female VGA (Input + Loop-through Output)
Video Resolution: 640x480 @ 60 fps
800x600 @ 60 fps
1024x768 @ 60 fps
Audio: 2x RCA for Analog Audio (L, R)
1x RCA for Digital Audio (PCM)

Connector(s): 1x RCA for Video (Y)
Video Resolution: 480i
Audio: 2x RCA for Analog Audio (L, R)
1x RCA for Digital Audio (PCM)


Connector(s): 1x “F” Female (Rear-panel)
Modulation: QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256
Standards: ITU-T J.83; Annex A and B
Frequency Range: 5 to 1002 MHz
Tuning: CATV Channel Selectable (T7 to T14, 2 to 158)
Channels’ Bandwidth: 6 MHz
RF Level: +40 dBmV ±1 dB
RF Level Adjustment: +35 to +42 dBmV, 0.5 dB increment
Frequency Stability: ± 5 kHz over 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
Frequency Tolerance: ± 0.5 kHz @ 77 °F (25 °C)
Phase Noise: -98 dBc (@ 10 kHz)
Spurious: -60 dBc
Broadband Noise: -70 dBc (@ +40 dBmV output level, 5.5 MHz bandwidth)
Impedance: 75 Ω
Return Loss: 14 dB typical
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 40 dB typical
MER: 40 dB typical
I/Q Phase Error: Less than 1 degree
I/Q Amplitude Imbalance: Less than 1%

Connector(s): 1x RJ45 (Rear-panel)
Standard: 100/1000Base-T Ethernet
UDP/RTP: Supported (user-selectable)


Output Format: MPEG-2 HD MP@ML; ISO 13818-2
Chroma: 4:2:0
Resolution: 480i, 720p, & 1080i
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps (480i); 29.97 fps (1080i); 59.97 fps (720p)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 & 16:9
GOP Structure: I & P frames (user selectable)
Transport Rate: Variable (user selectable)
Video Bit Rate: Variable (user selectable)
Video Pre-filter: Variable (user selectable)
Color Space: YCbCr and RGB

Output Format: Dolby® Digital
Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
Bit Rate: Variable; 96 - 448 Kbps
Closed Captioning
Component: EIA- 608; 1x RCA (CC)
HDMI: EIA- 608; 1x RCA (CC)
VGA: EIA- 608; 1x RCA (CC)
Composite: EIA- 608


Dimensions (W x D x H): 8.66 x 9.15 x 1.96 inches (219.9 x 232.41 x 49.784 mm)
Weight: 2 lbs (0.907 kg)
Operating Temperature: 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
Storage Temperature: -13 to 158 °F (-25 to 70 °C)
Operating Humidity: 0 to 95% RH @ 35 °C max, non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 0 to 95% RH @ 35 °C max, non-condensing

Power: External Power Supply
(Input 115-230VAC / Output 12VDC @ 3 Amp)
Dissipation: 16 W


Local Monitoring: 1x Power LED
1x Status LED
Local Control: 1x IP Reset Button
Remote Monitoring/
GUI-based menu via Web browser
(1x RJ45 (rear-panel); 100/1000Base-T, also used for IP output)

Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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