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broadcast metadata generation systems from EtherGuide Systems

standard features

  • Engineered, debugged and tested over many years to provide reliable and continuous metadata output
  • Live indication of system status, including actual bit rate
  • Automatic ingest of program listing service
  • ATSC A/76 Programming Metadata Communications Protocol (PMCP) interface built in
  • Flexible output options: Ethernet UDP/IP and DVB-ASI using Dektec or Linear Systems interface cards, also supports Harris NetVx and Lucent encoders, Logic Innovations TSS/TSM-2800 multiplexers
  • Remote control and telemetry of system status
  • Includes integral Microsoft SQL Server instance for data reliability

standard PSIP/PSI features

  • User-selectable maximum repetition rates for Event Information and Extended Text tables permits fine tuning and mimimizing metadata bit budget even while providing 16 days of EPG schedules
  • Automatically inserts mandatory descriptors and permits automatic inclusionof optional ATSC descriptors.
  • Fully syncronized PSI/PSIP output including all descriptors insures the highest degree of compliance with applicable standards and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations
  • Outputs all mandatory and optional PSIP tables (except Directed Channel Change, Directed Channel Change Selection Code and Rating Region [region 1] Conditional Access and User Private tables, which are optional)
  • User-selectable SCTE-65 Profile ("Cable PSIP") output synchronized with PSIP/PSI
metadata generation systems
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EtherGuide Prophecy
Economical, powerful and reliable integral broadcast metadata generator in a 2 rack unit Intel 64-bit hardware platform.  Includes three year hardware limited warranty (component swap).
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EtherGuide Emissary
EtherGuide Systems 32 bit software package (licensed on a per-transport-stream basis) that runs on customer-supported computers running Microsoft Windows. Custom configurations available upon purchase of 5 licenses.
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EtherGuide Sincronizada
Sincronizada (Spanish for "syncronized") is the name of a Mexican specialty dish -- a "ham and cheese" quesadilla. EtherGuide Sincronizada is a integral 64-bit PSIP generation system that permits full service satellite TV stations, Class A TV, LPTV and TV Translator stations to dynamically integrate PSIP/PSI metadata received off-the-air, program listings from and information on locally produced programs into fully compliant PSIP output, without the need for a traffic or automation system. Includes three year hardware limited warranty (component swap).


Optional features

  • ATSC Mobile Digital TV (also known as M/H) signaling and OMA BCAST/MDTV Service Guide output
  • Flexible, coordinated redundancy options
  • Rating Region Table (RRT) for region 1
  • Directed Channel Change Tables
  • Directed Channel Change Selection Code Tables
  • Conditional Access Tables
  • ATSC Non-Real-Time Metadata and data output
  • Extended Binary Information Format (EBIF) output
  • SCTE-18 Emergency Output options
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