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 –  Up to 4 transcoding channels, HD and SD support
 –  MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 (H.264),  MPEG-4 (H.264) to MPEG-2
 –  Resolution resizing, bitrate reduction
 –  UDP/RTP (unicast/multicast), RTMP, HLS streaming
 –  IP and ASI inputs/outputs
 –  MPTS/SPTS multiplexing/demultiplexing


NOVUS-MT  -  Multistandard Broadcast Transcoder

NOVUS-MT – Multistandard Broadcast Transcoder

The NOVUS-MT is a powerful and flexible real time transcoding solution supporting MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video codecs and a wide variety of audio codecs. It is ideally suited for any content repurposing, edge transcoding, or video distribution network bandwidth optimization application.
NOVUS-MT has been designed to meet the demanding requirements of the IPTV, professional broadcast, enterprise video delivery, and streaming video markets.
The scalable and cost effective modular design is capable of simultaneously transcoding up to four High Definion or Standard Definition video services.

If desired, up to three units (12 transcoding channels) can be installed in a 1RU rack mount tray. Using NOVUS-TM’s unique transcoding architecture, operators can transcode multiple HD and SD services in a compact modular unit.

                                                      Rack mount 1RU Tray:


                                       Holds up to 3 NOVUS-MT units                                                                                                                         (up to 12 transcoding channels)


NOVUS-MT multistandard broadcast transcoder is equipped with the latest advances in video compression technology to deliver excellent video quality at low bitrates.
State of the art video processing combined with unique encoding technology enables new open system architectures to be created. Simultaneous support of DVB-ASI, broadcast video over IP, RTMP and HTTP Live Streaming allows content to be freely distributed over virtually any video network.

Key Features

  •   Multi-Standard transcoder (MPEG-2 and H.264), with support for both SD and HD content.
  •   Up to 4 simultaneous transcoding channels: MPEG-2 to H.264; H.264 to MPEG-2; HD and SD support.
  •   Resolution resizing, bitrate reduction.
  •   Audio pass-through support.
  •   Audio transcoding support: MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC-LC and Dolby AC-3 inputs; MPEG-1 Layer II and AAC-LC outputs.
  •   2 ASI input ports and 2 ASI output ports. All ports support the full ASI line rate of 213 Mb/s.
  •   2 Ethernet ports with 100/1000 Mb/s support.
  •   UDP/RTP (unicast/multicast) support for Ethernet transmission/reception.
  •   UDP/RTP (unicast/multicast), RTMP, HLS support for Ethernet transmission.
  •   Internal program replication – individual programs can be routed to multiple outputs.
  •   Internal MPTS (Multi-Program Transport Stream) multiplexing and demultiplexing.
  •   (P)SI parsing and generation; ATSC table parsing.
  •   MPTS to SPTS Splitting support.
  •   Separate Ethernet ports for streaming and control.

                                                       NOVUS-MT rear panel 



Transcode Modes
– Multi-codec capable
– MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
– MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) to MPEG-2
– MPEG-2 to MPEG-2 and
– MPEG-4 (H.264) to MPEG-4 (H.264) :
     format conversion
     bit rate reduction

Inputs and Outputs
– 2x 100/1000Base-T RJ-45 ports, autonegotiate or fixed speed
– 2x DVB-ASI input ports, BNC 75 ohm
– 2x DVB-ASI output ports, BNC 75 ohm
– 213 Mbit/s maximum ASI TS bit-rate per port

Network Transport Protocols
– UDP/IP (Unicast and Multicast)
– RTP/IP (Unicast and Multicast)
– RTMP (Flash)
– HTTP Live Streaming (HLS):
     populates an external web server          through FTP or SFTP
– Automatically generates web pages with a video window for all supported modes (VLC plug in required)

Video Processing
– Integrated down conversion:
     HD to SD
     Sub-SD resolutions
– Adaptive deinterlacer
– Frame rate reduction
– AFD handling
– Closed captions and VBI pass-through

– 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45)
– Configuration import/export
– Visual fault indicator
– SNMP v1,v2
– Datasafe™ automated card configuration


– (W x D x H) 146 x 356 x 44mm
– Desktop or 1RU rack mountable
tray available—3 modules per tray
– 16 Watts total power consumption
– AC input 100-240 VAC 47-63Hz


– MPEG-4 AVC HP@L4.0, HP@L4.2 (HD)
– MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3.0 (SD)
– MPEG-4 AVC HP@L4.0, HP@L4.2 (HD)
– MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3.0 (SD)

Video Formats

– 1080 x 1920p 60/50
– 1080 x 1920/1440i 25 29.97/30
– 720 x 1280/960 50/59.94
– 960 x 540 25/29.97
– 480 x 720/704/640/528 29.97
– 576 x 720/704/640/528 25
– 640×480, 480×270, 320×240, 320×180
– 1080 x 1920p 60/50
– 1080 x 1920/1440i 25 29.97/30
– 720 x 1280/960 50/59.94
– 960 x 540 25/29.97
– 480 x 720/704/640/528 29.97
– 576 x 720/704/640/528 25
– 640×480/360, 480×270, 320×240, 320×180
– 29.97, 25, 15, 12.5, 7.5, 6.25 frames/second

Audio Transcoding

– MPEG-1 layer II stereo
– MPEG-4 AAC-LC stereo and 5.1
– MPEG-4 HE-AAC 5.1
– Dolby AC-3 stereo, 5.1, 7.1
– MPEG-1 layer II
– Pass through Conversion

Operating Temperature:

– 0°Cto 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Operating Humidity:
– 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

CE marked in accordance with 93/68/EEC (22/07/03) Directive
UL: UL approval
US FCC: Part 15
EMC: EN55022, EN55024, EN6100-3-2

Ordering Info

NOVUS-MT-2   –  MPEG-2/H.264 transcoder with 2 transcoding channels

NOVUS-MT-4   –  MPEG-2/H.264 transcoder with 4 transcoding channels

Available options:
OPT-Dolby   –  transcode Dolby audio to MPEG-1 Layer II or AAC-LC