Gainspeed video engine

Protect existing EQAM investment and enable a smooth migration to IP video.

The Nokia Gainspeed Video Engine, available in both a rack server (1RU)* and 14-blade chassis form factor, protects cable operators’ deployed Edge QAM (EQAM) investment and enables a smooth migration to IP video. It terminates RF video services in the hub, enabling Ethernet transport to Nokia Gainspeed Access Nodes.

The Video Engine seamlessly and transparently integrates into an operator’s existing video distribution network, and enables the operator to dramatically increase IP capacity without touching the existing QAM infrastructure.

Since video encryption and signaling are transparent to the Video Engine, it can be deployed in any market, regardless of the set top box or encryption type.

 

Highlights

Digital and analog video services

  • Innovative, patented mechanism transforms existing QAM video line-up and set top box control to Ethernet.
  • Transparent to the video distribution infrastructure and Video EQAMs.
  • Works with any channel line-up.
  • Works with any video encryption scheme (Cisco PowerKey, Arris Digicipher and Privacy Mode, DVB Simulcrypt, etc.)
  • Supports transparent transport for set top box out-of-band (OOB) control channels, as defined in SCTE-55-1 and SCTE-55-2, via circuit emulation.

IP multicast efficiency

  • Leverages standard IP multicast to create video streams once and replicate them to selected Access Nodes.

Superior RF performance

  • Transports video services to Access Nodes as IP multicast packets instead of QAM/RF carriers.

Simple centralized management

  • Centralized management from the Nokia Gainspeed Access Controller.
  • Choice of CLI or web GUI for on-board system management, or use SNMP or NETCONF to configure and control the Video Engine from any third-party management application.

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