Vecima Networks has signed a multi-year engineering, supply and maintenance contract with a U.S.-based cable operator for a new cable network product in its growing Terrace product family for all-digital cable systems. The TerraceQAM is designed to deliver both HD and SD digital video streams in a secure format connecting directly to newer flat panel TVs, eliminating the need for an additional digital set-top box.
TerraceQAM is a modular system allowing simultaneous decoding of 32 QAM modulated channels to either MPEG-2/SD or MPEG-2/HD video channels. It is designed to allow bulk decryption and re-encryption of video streams and re-modulation to QAM format. The remodulated signals are distributed to subscribers via one of four output ports. The channel lineup is configurable for delivery to devices with QAM demodulating tuners. It allows for insertion of local feeds by encoding baseband audio and video signals as either MPEG-2/SD or MPEG-2/HD video streams.