Pico To Fly Condor STB Platform At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Pico Digital will proffer live demos of its Condor set-top box platform and headend broadcast system, as well as its PD1600 ultra-compact headend in a box at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 in Denver later this month.

The San Diego-headquartered vendor, which provides multimedia delivery solutions to the cable, satellite, broadcast and broadband markets, also plans to shine the spotlight on its latest HD and SD encoders at booth 731 during the show, slated for Sept. 22-25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. 

An affordable solution for cable systems, the upgradeable Condor system allows cable providers to convert to all-digital and meet their subscribers' entertainment and connectivity needs -- such as HDTV channels, secure adult entertainment, and high-speed broadband Internet -- while enabling the simple addition of new services over time with Pico Digital's future-proof middleware. 

Pico Digital will also tout the PD1600 ultra-compact headend in a box. Offering the performance and functionality of a traditional multi-rack headend within a compact 5-RU form factor, this product extends the reach of satellite and cable operators into the local networks of hotels and other hospitality venues, providing them with complete control over content in QAM, IP, or analog NTSC format to the TV while allowing free off-air channels to be added locally to increase the service offering.