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BE8200 2-Channel HD Broadcast Encoder

The Telairity BE8200 is a scalable, fully programmable broadcast quality encoder for high definition video formats. It combines Telairity's uniquely powerful hardware and software technology with leading-edge video compression (either H.264/AVC or AVS) to achieve industry-leading video quality at very low bit rates, below 6Mbps HD formats. The multichannel BE8200 encoding platform addresses the need of today's broadcasters to improve system density while lowering per-channel costs wherever more than one HD channel is required. Featuring Telairity's unique "instant on" technology, the BE8200 can be readily upgraded via a software download to add new features or enhance performance.


Video Encoding Features


  • 2 fully independent HD channels with separate I/O connectors
    • SDI input and source loop-out with dual ASI and dual IP outputs
  • Codecs: H.264/AVC High (FRExt) profile @ Level 4; or AVS-P2
  • Input Formats: 1080i or 720p (auto-detected on input); 1080p to 30fps
  • Output Horizontal Resolutions: 720p x 960/1280; 1080i x 1920/1440/1280
  • Rate Control – 2 to 15 Mbps
    • Constant Bit Rate (CBR), Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
  • Scene change detection
  • Entropy Coding: CABAC or CAVLC per AVC or AVS profiles
  • GOP Mode: selectable fixed length or adaptive
  • Adjustable Spatial Preprocessing and Deblocking (Loop) Filters

Audio Encoding Features (per channel)

  • HD-SDI embedded audio input – per SMPTE 299M
    • Four programs (stereo pairs) per channel: Stereo, Dual Mono, Mono
  • MPEG-1 Layer 2 encoding, bit rates: 64 to 384 Kbps
    • MPEG-4 AAC-LC or —Hev2 for higher quality or lower bit rates (to 12 Kbps)
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby E pass-through

Control Features

  • On-board Flash memory for fast program upload at boot
  • Web browser control via Ethernet interface

Output (per channel)

  • 2 MPEG-2 transport streams over DVB-ASI 75 ohm coax
  • 2 IP transport streams over 10/100 Base-T Ethernet

Video Input (maximum of 1 per channel)

Input Format Options:
2 HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) inputs
Video Input Formats:
4:2:2 for 1080i, 1080p, 720p
Frame Rates:
60*, 59.94*, 50*, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps (*720p only)
Video In:
1 BNC/channel for 75 ohm coax (SD or HD)
SDI Loop Out:
1 BNC/channel (loop out for monitoring, redirection)

Audio Input

Input Format:
Embedded in SDI per SMPTE 299M
Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby E pass-through
External Audio: 2 digital AES + 2 analog L/R stereo pairs per channel (cables optional)

Compressed A/V Output

Output Interface:
Digital Video Broadcast – Asynchronous Serial Interface
(DVB-ASI), 270Mbps, buffered non-inverting
10/100 Base-T Ethernet for IP
Packet Format:
MPEG-2 188-byte Transport Stream (TS) packets in either
TS/UDP/IP or TS/RTP/UDP/IP format with optional FEC
Compression Format:
H.264 Profiles: High Profile (Level 4); AVS-P2
Compressed Bitrates:
User programmable, CBR or VBR, 2-15 Mbps/channel HD
ASI Stream Out:
Twist-lock BNC connectors (2 per channel)
IP Stream Out:
RJ-45 connectors (2 per channel)


1 Ethernet control interface per channel with RJ-45 connector via hub (or switch) to Web browser controller
Control Application:
Web browser Interface over Ethernet
Network Management:
Telairity NMS or standard SNMP

Power Specifications

Input voltage:
100 to 240 VAC (Auto sensing)
Line frequency, Power:
47 to 63 Hz; 390 Watts maximum

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions and Weight:
1RU (H) x 19” (W) x 28” (D) rack mountable, 25 lbs.

Environmental Specifications

Forced air-cooling side to side
Operating Temperature:

-10° to 55°C



Latest News

Telestream NASCAR Project Wins IBC2012 Innovation Awards

Nevada City and San Jose, California, September 10, 2012 - Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, and Quantum, a global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that the NASCAR video capture and replay project incorporating technology from both companies won the prestigious IBC2012 Innovation Award in the Content Management category. Telestream developed the video capture and replay system for NASCAR’s high-speed sports officiating. The award recognized NASCAR and its project partners, including Quantum for its StorNext data management software and CineSys for its disk storage.

“It is an honor for the NASCAR project to be recognized by the IBC,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “The new race control system would not have been possible without the collective efforts of NASCARProductions, along with the Telestream, Quantum and CineSys teams. Together, we were able to bring high-quality capture and replay into the race-day operations of one of the most exciting sports around.”

In the fast-paced world of NASCAR racing, where broadcasts reach more than 150 countries, video also plays a key role in controlling NASCAR races. The new race control system is based on Telestream’s Pipeline HD hardware encoder and a new, high-performance, multi-clip Pipeline Replay application.  The scalable, file-based system provides instant capture and synchronous display of 18 high definition (HD) camera feeds, enabling instant access, search, and analysis of an entire race event.

“The instant replay system that Telestream has provided NASCAR this season has enabled our officials to perform their jobs in an even more efficient and time-sensitive manner,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “Having instant access to that many camera angles featuring such high-quality video has been a terrific addition to our race weekends.”

The race control system utilizes high-speed StorNext File System software from Quantum to provide simultaneous access of video content, including the ability to rewind and read while continuing to write from 18 HD cameras. CineSys provided on-site infrastructure, architecture, installation, and technical assistance.

”We are pleased to have been selected by Telestream to participate in this important project, and it is especially gratifying to be recognized in this prestigious award. StorNext’s robust file sharing software is fine-tuned to address the high-performance streaming needs that accompany higher resolution video. Because of our collaboration, these combined technologies are greatly improving the accuracy of race monitoring and enhancing the experience for millions of NASCAR fans,” said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, File System and Archive Product Group at Quantum.

The award was presented at the IBC2012 Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, September 9 at the RAI in Amsterdam. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The Innovation Awards recognize collaboration and those who push the boundaries. Telestream is exhibiting at IBC in stand 7.D16, and Quantum is exhibiting in stand 7.G30.

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