D5500-IRD receiver

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D5500-IRD receiver

Post by billcroghan » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:14 am

Recently had to upgrade from the D5500-IRD receiver to meet a radio network requirement. I'm radio aso not entirely familiar with this receiver other than it's audio section. What other uses would the TV guys have for this receiver?

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Re: D5500-IRD receiver

Post by grich » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:22 pm

DAWNco D5500, right? I haven't looked at Dawn's catalog in a long time...didn't know they were selling their own receivers.

Specs say HD or SD video, MPEG2 or MPEG4. Could be useful for SNG, program delivery, backup receiver, etc.

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Re: D5500-IRD receiver

Post by PID_Stop » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:09 pm

This is actually a re-branded Upcom UC-IRD+, and it quite possibly has the IP streaming option. We have several dozen of them, and use them for a number of things:

1) They are a satellite receiver that handles both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, either SD or HD;

2) There are both analog and SDI outputs; there's also an HDMI output.

3) They have two ASI inputs, so you can take a feed from some other source and decode it to audio and video. In fact, if you feed it ASI from an ATSC receiver, it will decode that, since it has a Dolby AC3 decoder.

4) You can send it a broadcast-grade audio/video stream over IP. Many of our units are doing precisely that, to move live news and production control feeds around our region.

5) One of these units can take either a satellite feed or an ASI feed and encapsulate it to stream over an IP network, where another one of these units somewhere else can receive the stream and put out audio and video.

It isn't as flashy as Ericsson receivers, the documentation is not impressive, and it doesn't have a frame synchronizer, but for less than $2,000 it does an awful lot.

-- Jeff

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