Video / TV Encoder - Streamer

Head-End Encoder - Decoder

Head-End 19'' Video Broadcast-Encoder and -Decoder

Delivery of media content over IP with SDI/HDMI inputs and outputs with optimal compression and quality

Live streaming is very time-sensitive, requiring an encoder capable of processing the Video feed in nearly real-time: You need a video encoder for streaming.
The main difference that sets hardware and software encoders apart —and the characteristic that allows video hardware encoders to perform more effectively— is that hardware encoding devices have the sole purpose of encoding.
BLANKOM offers professional DVB-TS conform 19 inch Rackmount Encoder/Decoder supporting various I/O Interfaces:
ASI, HD-SDI and HDMI to Uni-* Multicast Out- and Input streams.

BLANKOM offers several scalable Types and Models with different feature sets:
The Broadcast Version 'MPE-' Encoder -4400S (SDI) or H (HDMI) and its counterpart Decoder IGS-2000
and the UHD 'EMU-' Headend- with HDMI-In (-86xx and -95xx) or SDI-In (-82xx and -92xx) ...More types can be seen on the Encoder-Streamer product page

MPE-4001 Single Video Encoder
Full HD MPEG2 and h.264 AVC Broadcast Version:

MPE-4001 HDMI SDI Encoder

The MPEG-2/H.264 SD/HD 4x Encoder is a Broadcasting Audio- and Videoencoder with powerful Functionality. equipped with various inputs: HD-SDI, HDMI, YPbPr, CVBS (for TT) for highest Flexibility in operation. Several Audio- and Videocoding formats available to meet your demands. AC3 (2.0) can be encoded. The encoded A/V Program eill be multiplexed into a DVB-conform TS via 1 ASI- and 2 IP-Ports outputs: MPTS & SPTS Unicast and Multicast.


Block-diagram MPE-4001

  • The MPE-4001 has 1 Encoder-Engine: Up to Full HD in MPEG2 (p+i) and h.264 (p+1) max. 1920×1080p60
  • Designed for Low Latency operation(150ms)
  • 2x independent Gigabit Ethernet Ports for IP IN/OUT, 1x ASI out as TS-Multiplex
  • External mixed input or 2 Stereo-Audio channels (4 Mono) within HD-SDI-Eingang
  • MPEG1 Layer II, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), LC-AAC and DD AC3 2.0 Audiocoding and -adjustment
  • VBR/CBR-Encoding rates selectable, cascadable through ASI - IN and Out to the next MPE-4001 or multiplexer
  • 2x ASI-Inputs and IP as MPTS and SPTS, UDP/RTP
  • Audio-Encoding: MPEG-1 Layer 2, LC-AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC V2, AC3 Passthrough
  • Enhanced version (MPE-4000) with MPEG2 4:2:2 and Magnum D7 Chipset - available upon request

Application Example:

application MPE-4400 H=HDMI S=SDI

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Download MPE-4000 Datasheet PDF

MPE-4400S or H, S= SDI H=HDMI Inputs
Full HD MPEG2 and h.264 AVC broadcast Versions:


MPEG-2/H.264 SD/HD 4x Encoder is a broadcasting audio & video encoding device with powerful functionality. Equipped with 2 Modules 2x 2x HD-SDI or 2x 2x HDMI or mix of. Multiple audio and video encoding formats are available to meet your flexible and various requirements. AC3 (2.0) can be processed as well. The encoded program will finally output in a DVB conform TS through 2 parallel ASI and 1 IP port: MPTS & 4 SPTS.


Block-diagram MPE-4400 H=HDMI S=SDI

  • The MPE-4400 has 2 dual encoder modules: Each 2x Full HD in MPEG2 (p+i) and h.264 (p) max. 1920×1080p60
  • S and H Modules can be mixed in one unit = 2x HD-SDI and 2x HD-HDMI Inputs
  • Low Latency support: Normal, mode 1, mode 2
  • Up to 4 Stereo Audio Channels (8 Mono) supported per HD-SDI Input
  • MPEG1 Layer II, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), LC-AAC and DD AC3 2.0 audio encoding and adjustment: Support Volume normalization for AC3
  • VBR/CBR encoding rate control mode
  • Dual parallel ASI output and IP as MPTS and 4 SPTS, UDP/RTP
  • Audio-Encoding: MPEG-1 Layer 2, LC-AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC V2, AC3 Passthrough

Application Example:

application MPE-4400 H=HDMI S=SDI

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The counterpart: A broadcast grade IP Input to HD-SDI Output Decoder

IGS-2000/4000/6000 Ip to SDI Decoder

The BLANKOM IGS x000 (Integrated SDI- Decoder)
is a designed broadcast grade companion unit for MPE-4400 Encoder (H= HDMI, S=SDI versions). After de-multiplexing and decoded, the content output can be re-passed to ASI, IP as Multiplex. Its outputs support professional HD/SD-SDI, 2x Stereo Audio embedded for professional needs. Easy operation by using the inbuilt comfortable Web-Interface.
Available with 2, 4 or 6 SDI ports.


block IGS-2000

  • The IGS-2000 comes with a modular - so scalable design with 2, 4 or 6 HD-SDI Outputs
  • 2x HD/SD-SDI decoding output with 2 Stereo Audio embedded in each port
  • DECODING 480i,480p,576i,576p,720p@50/59.94/60, 1080i@50/59.94/60
  • 2x IP input and 1 IP output
  • 2x Bi-directional ASI ports with input or output mode selectable
  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Decoding
  • MPEG1 Layer2, LC-AAC, HE-AAC, AC3 (2.0/5.1), AC3 Pass-through for Audio
  • Internal Re-multiplexer
  • CC/Subtitle support

Application Example:

application IGS-2000

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EMU- 92xx (HD-SDI) and EMU-95xx (HDMI-HD and UHD):

Features in common:

  • 1x Network Management Service-(NMS-Web-Interface) and 1 or more GbEthernet data-streaming -port(s)
  • ASI output as Copy of an MPTS (Multiplexed Transport Stream) (optional)
  • Audio-Encoding: MPEG-1 Layer 2, LC-AAC, HE-AAC and AC3 Pass through*
  • Accurate PCR adjusting and inserting
  • Streaming Protocol's supported: Unicast RTSP and Multicast UDP/RTP
  • PID filtering and re-mapping
  • PSI/SI rebuilding and editing & “Null PKT Filter” function
  • Optional On-Screen Graphics, Scrolling Text, QR Code insertion*
  • *=Depending on Model and selected features when ordering


  • SDI (EMU-92xx) supports only up to Full HD in HEVC h.264 max. 1920×1080p60
  • 4/8/12×HD-SDI or HDMI 1.4/2.0 inputs
  • HEVC encoder parts (4 per module) supporting max. 4x 1080p60 while h.264 encoding is limited to 2ch per module
  • HDMI V2-Input support: max. 3840×2160p30 resolution: HEVC 2 channel/module, h.264 = 1 channel/module
  • Lower than FullHD: 1280×720p60 => Encoding 4 channel per module for h.264 and h.265
  • GOP Structure IBBP, IPPP
  • Video correction: De-interlacing, Noise Reduction, Sharpening
  • Audio-Encoding: MPEG-1 Layer 2, LC-AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC V2, AC3 Passthrough

Download the Datasheet PDF