VideoPropulsion Begins Shipping New PCI-Express QAM Modulator Cards Supporting 16 to 128 QAM Channels

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VideoPropulsion has expanded its line of ITU-T J.83 standards compliant PCI/PCIe adapters with the first shipment of the QN16e – a completely frequency-agile high-density card with 16 QAM channels. The company anticipates shipping cards with as many as 128 QAM channels before the end of the year featuring 64-bit drivers for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and other popular host operating systems.

Now in its 40th year of continuous operation, the company is shipping its 5th generation QAM cards.

The new QN128e architecture allows us to deliver a scalable QAM solution from as few as 16 channels up to 128

VideoPropulsion® (OTC:VPTV) is pleased to announce the first shipment of its next generation, high density QAM cards – starting with the QN16e. This new line of PCIe modulator cards will support up to 128 QAM channels on a single adapter. The standards compliant cards are completely frequency agile across the entire cable spectrum from 50-860MHz on a single F-connector.

Now in its 40th year of continuous operation, VideoPropulsion offers a software development kit (SDK) for the new QAM cards that include 64-bit drivers along with sample command-line applications supporting a number of host computer operating systems including Linux and FreeBSD, and Windows. The SDK provides documentation that allows OEM system builders to quickly prototype and build their own MPEG stream processing systems for multiplexing and modulating MPEG-Systems Transport Streams.

The QN16e collects and multiplexes MPEG single program transport streams (SPTS) directly from memory. The resulting multiple program transport streams (MPTS) are then modulated and transmitted with integrated up-conversion from 50 to 860MHz. Groups of channels can be placed anywhere within the cable RF spectrum. The QN16e can operate in 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256QAM with variable symbol rates up to 7Msymbols/second, with Forward Error Correction(FEC), and complies with ITU-T J.83 standards for Annex A, Annex B, and Annex C – giving the adapter world-wide compatibility right out of the box. Other custom configurations are available.

“Since our announcement at IBC 2014 last September for the QN128e, we are pleased to announce we have begun shipping the first of the new products and are on track for being able to deliver QAM cards with as many as 128 channels before the end of the year,” said Lee McKenna, Vice President of Marketing for VideoPropulsion. "The new QN128e architecture allows us to deliver a scalable QAM solution from as few as 16 channels up to 128. The ability to map individual channels anywhere in the RF cable spectrum gives operators the highest level of flexibility.”

The new QN16e is available now directly from VideoPropulsion.

About VideoPropulsion

Now in it’s 40th year, VideoPropulsion has been a world leader in hardware and software for high performance, low cost per stream, digital content manipulation, and has established a reputation for providing unique HDTV, VoD, and IPTV products. The Company offers revolutionary FloodGate satellite and CATV transcryption appliances as well as OEM computer modules for a variety of applications, including streaming, multiplexing, demultiplexing, modulation, demodulation, transcoding, encryption, and splicing MPEG formatted data.

For further information, contact:
     Kathy Cain
     Vice President of Sales
     255 Info Highway
     Slinger, WI 53086
     (262) 644-1000 x107

VideoPropulsion and FloodGate are registered trademarks of VideoPropulsion Interactive Television, Inc.

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