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BE8650: BE8600 HD Encoder with companion DVB-S/S2 & DSNG or DVB-T/T2 Orion Modulator

The Telairity BE8600 is a small and powerful real-time High Definition (HD) video encoder combining leading edge H.264/AVC video encoding for the highest possible picture quality with a low latency of 250ms. Featuring 4:2:0 distribution encoding, “instant on” for immediate availability, and Telairity’s unique “two button” profile-based front panel control for quick and easy field operation, the cost-effective and reliable BE8600 addresses the critical needs of broadcasters for a platform with the size to go anywhere, low latency, high picture quality, and minimized power consumption. Like all Telairity products, it can be easily maintained and upgraded via a simple firmware download.

The Telairity Orion Modulator is a state-of-the-art modulator designed for either satellite operations, in compliance with DVB-S, DVB-S2, and DVB-DSNG standards and requirements about Carrier ID defined in ETSI 103 129, or for terrestrial operations in full compliance with the DVB-T/T2 standards. It provides best-in-class performance as measured by a high SNR value, excellent shoulder levels, and low phase noise. Full L-Band (950/2150 MHz), IF Band (50/180 MHz), or Terrestrial (30-900 MHz) coverage is achieved with a large, flexible bitrate range of 0.25 to 200 Mbps. The Orion offers MPEG-TS input over ASI or IP, signal scrambling (BISS-1, BISS-E), and opportunistic data insertion (MultiProtocol Encapsulation).

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: 720p x 960/1280; 1080i x 1280/1440/1920
  • Rate Control
    • Constant Bit Rate (CBR), Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
    • Bit rate : 2 - 20 Mbps 4:2:0
  • Scene change detection
  • Entropy Coding: CABAC for best video quality at lower bitrates
  • GOP mode: selectable fixed length or adaptive
  • Spatial Preprocessing, Deblocking (Loop) Filter

Audio Encoding Features

  • HD / SD-SDI embedded audio input – per SMPTE 299M
    • Four 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 from Telairity
  • Rapid-reset Front Panel with “two-button” selection of 4 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
*720p only 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50*, 59.94*, 60*
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)
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 & Weight:
1RU (H) x 8.5” (W) x 12” (D) rack mountable, 5 lbs.
Forced air-cooling, front to rear
Temperature / Humidity:
-10 to 55 C operation / 20% to 95% non-condensing