AXE-2000 Overview

Encoder/MUX Technology

Our MPEG-2 encoder uses intelligent scene analysis, adaptive decision logic and non-linear quantization to achieve excellent quality video, even with multiple video programs and challenging bandwidth constraints. Its statistical multiplexer applies sophisticated multi-layer control algorithms to optimize encoding bit rates of multiple MPEG-2 data streams, ensuring high utilization of available bandwidth. This provides great looking images on our customer’s highest priority channels.

AXE-2000 supports a wide variety of video encoding configurations 

Adaptive Video Products AXE-2000 MPEG-2 Encoder / MUX

Integrated Broadcast Control System

Beyond the primary mission of video encoding, audio encoding and building the ATSC multiplex, the AXE-2000 offers integrated add-on functions, such as video format conversion, remote monitoring, and ASI re-multiplexing. The highly integrated AXE-2000 helps to shrink rack space usage and reduce power consumption, leading to lower operating costs and a better bottom line.

Gigabit Ethernet and Optical Network Interfaces

The AXE-2000 incorporates extensive networking connectivity with standard gigabit Ethernet and optional optical media connections, supporting a variety of IP ingest and transmission applications.

Network-Enabled Performance Upgrades

Adding program capacity, installing new features, and updating the performance of the AXE-2000 are simple. New firmware may be installed in the AXE-2000 from an SD memory card, from its local network or directly from a website, accessed through a secure internet connection.

Low Power Consumption and Maintenance Costs

The AXE-2000 uses a high reliability power supply with a single board computing platform that consumes less than 100W in operation. Network- based remote monitoring, diagnostics and management helps station engineers confidently manage multiple broadcast sites in different locations.

Multi-Channel MPEG-2 Encoder

The AXE-2000 provides ATSC-compliant ISO/IEC 13818-2 MPEG-2 (MP@ML, MP@HL) video encoding, supporting these video formats:

Video Format



Resolution H XV

1920 x 1080

1280 x 720
1280 x 720
704 x 480
704 x 480

Scan Style



Frames Per Sec



• Chroma coding: 4:2:0
• Video input filter: statistical non-linear filter with selectable sharpness response
• Aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9
• AFD pass-through supported for video programs received on HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs. 

Multi-Stream Dolby® Audio Encoder

• Receive Audio via Embedded SDI, AES/PCM or Analog Audio with NTSC or with SDI video
• Analog audio digitizer: 24 bits at 48kHz
• Audio Encoding Formats: Dolby Digital AC-3 Audio Pass-Through Formats: Dolby 5.1, AC-3 Encoding
• Capacity: 8 stereo (16 mono) programs

Statistical ATSC Multiplexer

• Adaptive bandwidth allocation adjusts video encoder rate controls to optimize use of 19.4Mbit ASI stream
• Select ATSC multiplex programs from audio and video streams, paired as received by encoder
• Select additional audio programs from encoded or pass-through audio streams
• Dual ASI / SMPTE-310 outputs with independently selectable protocol for each output
• CEA-708 and EIA-608 caption support

Dynamic PSIP

Dynamic PSIP supported through A/76 PMCP over IP, from PSIP generator or program control system.

Integrated EAS Cut-Over Switch

Maps primary program audio and video to secondary channels upon detection of EAS alert tones or receiving command from external EAS receiver. EAS alert command may be a dry contact closure or IP network.

AV-200 System Management

• Embedded web pages allow interactive configuration of the AMXE-2000 operational settings
• DVI port (HDMI via adapter cable) for real time monitoring of active programs during operation
• SNMP-enabled configuration supports distributed control and monitoring for enterprise installations
• 10/100/1000 base-T gigabit Ethernet IP port
• Three SFP sockets for additional gigabit Ethernet or optical ports. (SFP transceivers sold separately)
• Firmware updates and upgrades provided through a secure internet connection, local network connection, or on a physical memory card which is inserted in the SD card socket on the rear panel