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SES3200 Scalable Encoding System

The Telairity SES3200 is a complete “head-end in a box” solution for customers seeking to maximize encoding density for SD, mobile and PC video while minimizing cost. HD video also can be included if desired. A completely modular design built around the industry-standard ATCA chassis allows for easy scaling of capacity, adding SD encode channels in groups of four. A 12RU 14-slot chassis can accommodate 4 8-input boards, 8 4-channel encoder boards, and 2 multiplexed output boards, providing a total of 32 channels with either full dual redundant output or simultaneous dual output over separate network types (e.g., ASI and IP). A full fabric backplane eliminates the need for external cables, routers, switches, and multiplexers, while providing the ability to route any input to any output under dynamic software control.





The Telairity SES3200 Encoding Platform offers state-of-the-art video compression in dense 5U and 12U ATCA chassis form factors. This "head-end in a box" solution is ideal for customers seeking the most cost- effective and reliable way to implement large deployments for:

  • WebTV
  • Broadcast Distribution to Mobile / Satellite / Cable / Terrestrial
  • Supports all digital broadcast standards, including ATSC, DVB-S/S2/SH, DVB-C, DVB- T/T2, DVB-H, CMMB, ISDB-T, DMB-T/H


Dense ATCA Chassis system in 12RU and 5RU form factors

Based on the fully programmable Telairity-1 video architecture; easy software upgrades to improve quality, lower bit rates, add new options and convert between codecs

Leading-edge Telairity Mobile Video technology for best video quality at the very low bit rates required for mobile broadcasts

MPEG-4 AAC LC and HE options for high audio quality at very low compressed bit rates; Dolby Digital / AC-3 and Dolby E pass-through also supported

Flexible redundancy schemes from full dual to 31+1

"Instant on" startup and restart times

Wide variety of options for input, encoding, transcoding, and output




Video Encoding Features

  • High, Baseline & Main Profiles, H.264/AVC: 1, 1b, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2; AVS: 2.0
    • Supports older 2G and new 3GPP, 3GPP2 networks; 3GPP multirate file format
  • Input Video Formats: 576i (PAL), 480i (NTSC) SD or 1080i, 720p HD
  • Transcoding, Transrating, Down-sampling, Anamorphic scaling, Deinterlacing
  • Output Resolutions:
    • HD – 1080i x 1920 / 1440 / 1280 and 720p x 1280 / 960
    • PAL — 720x576i/p (full SD) to 176x144p (QCIF)
    • NTSC — 720x480i/p (full SD) to 320x240p (QVGA)
    • Other mobile resolutions including CIF, HVGA, HQVGA, QQVGA, SQCIF, etc.
  • Rate Control: Constant Bit Rate (CBR) @ 128-2000 Kbps
  • Scene change detection with fixed, open, closed, adaptive GOP structures • Spatial preprocessing • Deblocking (Loop) filter • CAVLC entropy coding • All intra- and inter-prediction modes • Qpel • Multiple reference frame prediction • TMC® Chroma • Luma/Gamma correction with De-ringing & Flicker removal

Audio Encoding Features (per channel)

  • Embedded or External audio input ; AC-3 pass-through
    • Four programs (stereo pairs): Stereo, Dual Mono, Mono
  • Bit Rates: 12 to 128 Kbps; Sample Rates: 32, 44.1, 48 KHz
    • Audio Codecs: MPEG-1 Layer 2; MPEG-4 AAC-LC or -HEv2

Control Features

  • Telairity EMS and Configuration Software
  • Industry Standard MIB supports interface with 3rd party SMS/NMS


  • Multiplexed MPEG-2 transport stream over DVB-ASI
  • SPTS IP stream over Gigabit Ethernet
    • Pro-MPEG FEC (Forward Error Correction) with RTP transport protocol
  • Other available output options including TCP, HTTP

Video Inputs

Input Format:
SDI, ASI, or IP input • Composite input option
Video Input Formats:
4:2:2 for PAL and NTSC SD, 720p or 1080i HD
Frame Rates:
(*720p only)
Frames per second: progressive mode 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50*, 59.94*, 60*
Fields per second: interlaced mode: 50, 59.94, 60
Digital Video In:
Up to 32 BNCs for 75Ω cable (SDI, ASI, composite)
Up to 32 RJ-45s for Cat5/6 Ethernet cable (IP)

Audio Input

Input Format:
Embedded per SMPTE 272M (SD-SDI); 299M (HD-SDI)
Dolby Digital / AC-3 and Dolby-E pass-through

Compressed A/V Output

Output Interface:
One Digital Video Broadcast — Asynchronous Serial Interface (DVB-ASI), 270Mbps, buffered non-inverting with MPTS of up to 32 channels
One GigE Ethernet Interface with SPTS of up to 32 channels
• 2nd set of Interfaces available on optional output card
All channels fed to each output board. Optional 2nd output card provides dual redundant ASI and IP outputs for the same network (primary and backup) or separate networks. Separate networks may be of the same or different types (e.g., broadband and broadcast)
Packet Format:
MPEG-2 188-byte Transport Stream packets in formats:
TS/UDP/IP, TS/RTP/UDP/IP with optional FEC, RTCP
Compression Format:
Baseline & Main Profiles H.264: 1 - 1.3; AVS 2.0
Compressed Bitrates:
User programmable: 128 Kbps to 2 Mbps, CBR

Network Management

Telairity EMS or standard SNMP for NMS/SMS

Power Specifications

Input voltage:
-48VDC; or 100 to 242 VAC (auto-sensing) with 1RU AC/DC conversion unit
Line frequency:
47 to 63 Hz
Power consumption:
about 60W per channel

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions & Weight:
12RU (H) x 19" (W) x 14" (D) rack-mountable Fully loaded with 14 boards, about 100 lbs
5RU (H) x 19" (W) x 14" (D) rack-mountable Fully loaded with 5 boards, about 30 lbs

Environmental Specifications

Forced air, inlets at front, outlets at back. Temperature-controlled fan speed
Operating: 10° to 55°C; Storage -20° to 60°C
Humidity & Pressure:
≤95% (non-condensing); 86kPa ~ 106kPa

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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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