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Technicolor COM1000 HD Headend

COM1000 Pro:Idiom HD Headend System

The future of Free to Guest Video is HDTV. The COM1000 System is designed to work exclusively for DIRECTV HD services and its “Plug &Play” architecture delivers optimum performance of up to 24 channels of HD using Pro:Idiom encryption while only occupying 8 RU of rack space.

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The COM1000 is designed to decrease the space required, add more HD channel capability, and lower the per channel costs of delivering HD to these types of properties. The COM1000 system provides DIRECTV a stable QAM modulated RF platform to make HD more affordable for owners today, and expandable for tomorrow.

The DIRECTV COM1000, developed in partnership with Thomson Inc. is another step forward in the development of technology platforms that deliver DIRECTV’s HD services to Multi-Client properties.


What Does It Take to Get HD into your guest rooms?

HDTV Programming: DIRECTV video signal sent from a satellite to an installed satellite dish(s).

Pro:Idiom™ Transcoder: A modified DIRECTV receiver that converts high-definition DIRECTV signal into to a digital format that can be delivered through the hotel distribution network. Digital video is an exact replica of its original source without degradation and the content owners require that the signal be encrypted all the way to the television. LG’s Pro:Idiom™ technology is a digital video content security system designed to encrypt the signal so that only authorized Pro:Idiom HDTVs can decode the signal and display the video on its screen. The Transcoder is built into the head end, one transcoder per channel.

Digital QAM Modulator: Changes the frequency of the video signal so that each channel can be viewed on the desired channel number. For example, the QAM modulator would change the frequency for HBO (normally DIRECTV channel 501) so that it can be viewed on channel 5 at your property. The QAM modulator is also located in the head end.

Pro:Idiom TV capable of HDTV resolution: Pro:Idiom enabled HDTVs have the ability to decode the encrypted signal sent from the Pro:Idiom Transcoder so that the content can be seen by your customers Identification Module (IDM): Pro:Idiom HDTVs also have an insertion point for the ID Module, which marks each individual room’s video signal with a unique and traceable key code for additional content security. Many broadcast stations such as ESPN HD, HBO HD and SHOWTIME HD require this component in order to protect their content from piracy.

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