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BE8600 1RU Half-Width 1-Channel HD Encoder

2nd Generation – 250ms Latency – Low Power – High Performance

The Telairity BE8600 is a small and powerful real-time video encoder combining leading edge HD/SD H.264/AVC encoding for the highest possible picture quality with a low latency of 250ms. Featuring both 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 formats for HD and 4:2:0 format for SD, the BE8600 is designed to generate contribution-quality video either for HD archiving or HD/SD transmission over bandwidth-constrained contribution links or direct-to-viewer distribution over MPEG-4 networks. Based on Telairity’s unique TVP840 hardware encoding technology, and enhanced by distinctive Telairity features like “instant on” for immediate availability and “two button” profile-based front panel control for quick and easy field operation, the cost-effective BE8600 addresses the critical needs of broadcasters for a highly reliable platform with the size to go anywhere, low latency, contribution picture quality, minimal bandwidth requirements, and low power consumption. Like all Telairity encoders, it can be easily maintained and ungraded via a simple firmware download.


H.264/AVC Video Encoding Features

  • H.264/AVC – High (FRExt) Profile @ Level 4
  • Input Video Formats: 720p and 1080i (auto-detected on input); 1080p to 30fps
  • Output Horizontal Resolutions: same as input
  • Rate Control
    • Constant Bit Rate (CBR), Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
    • Bit rate : 2 - 20 Mbps 4:2:0
  • Choice of: Constant Bit Rate (CBR) or Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
  • Scene change detection
  • Entropy Coding: CABAC
  • Adjustable Preprocessing: Auto, Low, Medium, High

Audio Encoding Features

  • HD / SD-SDI embedded audio input – per SMPTE 299M
    • 16 Channels / 8 programs (stereo pairs): Stereo, Dual Mono, Mono
  • MPEG-1 Layer 2 or MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AAC LC, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2 encoding
    • Selectable on a per-program basis
    • Bit rates: 384-64Kbps MP2, AAC LC; 128-16Kbps HE; 64-12Kbps HE v2
  • 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, also Encoder/Network Management Systems
  • Rapid-reset Front Panel with “two-button” selection of 4 programmable profiles


  • 1 MPEG-2 transport streams over DVB-ASI
  • 1 IP Transport streams over 10/100 Base-T Ethernet

Video Inputs

High Definition – Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI SMPTE 292M)
4:2:2 for HD (720p/60, 1080i/60, 1080p/30)
Frame Rates:
Frames per second: progressive mode
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50*, 59.94*, 60*
*720p only
SDI Connectors:
1 BNC In, 1 BNC source Loop Out (for monitoring/redirection)

Audio Inputs

Embedded per SMPTE 299M (HD-SDI) Dolby Digital / AC-3, or Dolby E pass-through

Compressed A/V Output

1 Digital Video Broadcast – Asynchronous Serial Interfaces (DVB-ASI), 270Mbps, buffered non-inverting
1 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
1 BNC (ASI out), 1 RJ-45 (IP out)
Formats & Bitrates:
H.264/AVC HD 4:2:0 2-15Mbps
Packet Structure:
MPEG-2 188 byte Transport Stream packets in either TS/UDP/IP or TS/RTP/UDP/IP format with selectable pro MPEG FEC

System Information

Control Application:
Web browser Interface over Ethernet; Optional EMS/NMS
Direct Presets:
User-programmable front panel control
Status Monitoring:
Temperature, Power Supply operation, Input video errors
SNMPv1 v2 supported with Telairity MIB
AC power:
100 to 240 VAC (Auto sensing); 47 to 63 Hz; 58W
Dimensions /
1RU (H) x 8.5” (W) x 12” (D) rack mountable, 5 lbs. (2.27 Kgs.)
Forced air-cooling, front to rear
Temperature / Humidity:
-10 to 55 C operation
20% to 95% non-condensing