SMPTE 310M Recorder Player

8VSB - SMPTE 310M 8VSB And DVB ASI Player Recorder For Test And Backup Around Broadcast Facilities

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(SMPTE 310M)


SMPTE 310M Stand By Server

Loop Source ASI™

ASI Playout. Optional SMPTE 310M Adapter for Transmitter Sites.

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Frequency Agile 8VSB Playout Server For Scheduled Playback of Encoded Video Clips From On Board Hard Drive or External Device Via BNC Connector. Perfect For Driving HD Video Content to Plasma Monitors in Retail Stores or to Any Private Cable Feed in Public Venues. Typical Connection is Regular Coax Cable.

Continuous SMPTE 310M (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) Playback with (SMPTE 310M) ATSC Output for use as Standby Server when Primary Station Path is Unavailable. Designed to Serve Video via SMPTE 310M Port Directly into your Harris Flexicoder, Axcera, etc. Transmitters. Can be Operating Continuously for Many Years.

Cost Effective, Super Reliable, MPEG-2 or H.264 Transport Looping Stream Playout Server or Clip Server with ASI Playout. (Transport Streams Originate from the On-Board Flash Card Reader.) Suitable for Both Broadcast Video Clip Looping of In house Channel or Out of Services messages. Ideal “Install and Forget” Device to Install at Transmitters, Etc., as a Signal Source. Ships with Encoded Color Bars and Video Clip of San Diego.

Standard Features:

  • Input: MPEG-2 encoded clips
  • Output: Low Jitter 8VSB (ATSC)
  • Video capture via 100 BT or CD
  • One RF channel can have up to one HD and one SD stream, or three SD streams
  • On board transport stream files
  • Additional MPTS streams can be created for you and included on hard drive
  • Supports MPTS streams up to 19.3 Mbps
  • Playout Scheduler -- schedule tasks (5 maximum) to run daily, weekly or monthly at a certain time
  • On board VHF/UHF RF output up-converter
  • Programmable RF output level (0.1 dB step)
  • 500 Gigabyte hard drive standard; Larger hard drive optional
  • Clip length can be 24 hours and larger hard drive can be accommodated
  • Continuous playback
  • Complete channel range available from 2-69
  • Can include MyHD card for RF capture
  • Will Upconvert and Remux any rate DVB ASI transport stream to ATSC compatible rate
  • Optional hot swappable hard drive
  • Always on when power is on
  • Available in three forms:
    • 4 RU Rackmount with LCD touch panel interface
    • 1 RU Rackmount
    • Rugged portable “Lunch box”
  • Runs on Windows® 7
  • Ideal for live feeds to HD televisions in a sports bar or any public venue


  • Private "In House" TV operations
  • Engineering labs
  • HD monitor testing
  • Retail stores, restaurants, trade shows

Competitive advantage:

1. Complete channel 2-69 coverage
2. Unlimited flexibility as to content import and disk capacity

TVB593/8VSB screenshot

Main GUI (Click to enlarge)

Schedule Task (Click to enlarge)

Playout Scheduler (Click to enlarge) 


Configure IP Input (Click to enlarge)

Standard Features:

  • Custom Transport Stream messages or other materials can be stored for emergency playback signal source
  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream Output and Opt. Input
  • .1 to 100 TB Hard Drive
  • Bit rate: 19.3 Mbps
  • Supports both SPTS and MPTS
  • Features Rich easy-to-use GUI
  • Supports CD, 100 BT, ATSC in
  • ATSC Input ATSC Output
  • Includes Automatic TS Analysis Utility with PID and PCR clock info
  • Automatically uses the TS PCR info to calculate proper transport Stream Rate
  • Selectable 188/204 Packet size with auto conversion
  • Continuous play or single play modes
  • Time Duration or xN Repeat settings
  • Buffer Overrun or Underrun warnings
  • Runs on Windows® 2000
  • MPEG-2 TS Software viewer monitors output
  • Industry Leader


  • Ideal for generating test streams for testing STB's
  • Trade show signal source
  • Backup/ redundancy server for Television Stations

Standard Features:

  • DVB-ASI output
  • Plays back MPEG-2 and H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10) transport streams
  • Compatible with HD or SD streams
  • Flash Drive lets you build, maintain, and use a large local library of Video Clips
  • Supports both SPTS and MPTS
  • Supports VBR or CBR
  • Field upgradeable content
  • Maximum output bit rate: 50 Mbps
  • Requires very little power
  • Comes with sample Transport Streams
  • Ships with “wall” power supply
  • Flash Card can be loaded by customer with TS
  • Uses industry standard Flash Cards
  • Ships with Video ReDo I frame TS cutting tool and USB to memory card adapter
  • Maximum capacity 4 GB


  • Emergency playout server
  • Emergency Alert Message Server
  • Trade show signal source
  • Digital signage
  • Test Signal generator
  • MPEG source at transmitter sites
  • Transmission/Loopback Video Source

Optional Rugged Portable Case

MPEG editor with frame accuracy

Compression Rate Time Chart

Further Information