IPTV Video Encoders

These Pro DVB Broadcast Video H.264 Encoder offer a massive array of inputs and outputs to ensure that no matter what stream you're implementing or converting to will ensure that your next application or project will be successful the first time, every time. Using unique hardware and software the Thor Broadcast Professional  encoders include options for HD-SDI, HDMI, ASI, IP, and codecs like MPEG2, H.264 and flexible audio and data rate options to manage any broadcast streaming in perfect HD quality. We are proud to present the Best H.264 Video Encoder Hardware with Advanced Video Coding(AVC) for IPTV Applications. All Our Units come with the Highest Quality Chips.

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) continues to reshape the landscape of content delivery, integrating cutting-edge technologies for a seamless viewing experience. In this concise knowledge article, we delve into the evolution of IPTV, exploring the role of various streaming protocols like UDP, RTP, RTSP, HLS, RTMP, HTTP, NDS, while also examining the significance of SDI encoders and multi-channel encoders with 1-24 HDMI or SDI sources.

Streaming Protocols and their Impact

  1. UDP and RTP: The speed and low latency of UDP make it ideal for live streaming, while RTP ensures real-time synchronization of audio and video.

  2. RTSP: Real-Time Streaming Protocol plays a vital role in establishing and controlling media sessions, contributing to the seamless integration of IPTV.

  3. HLS and RTMP: HLS adapts to diverse network conditions, while RTMP offers low-latency content delivery, both playing pivotal roles in the IPTV landscape.

The Role of H.264 Compression

At the heart of IPTV is the H.264 video compression standard, a key player in achieving high-quality, HD streaming. This compression technology is central to HDMI encoders, SDI encoders, and multi-channel encoders, ensuring efficient content delivery.

Beyond HDMI: The Emergence of SDI Encoders

While HDMI encoders play a crucial role, SDI (Serial Digital Interface) encoders bring another dimension to the table. Offering broadcast-quality video transmission, SDI encoders are becoming integral components in sophisticated IPTV setups.

Multi-Channel Encoders: Scaling Possibilities

The demand for diverse content sources has led to the rise of multi-channel encoders supporting 1-24 HDMI or SDI sources. These encoders facilitate the simultaneous streaming of multiple channels, providing scalability and flexibility for content providers.

Embracing Unicast and Multicast

IPTV's versatility is highlighted through its support for unicast and multicast transmission. Unicast ensures personalized content delivery, while multicast efficiently distributes content to multiple users simultaneously, optimizing bandwidth usage.

In conclusion, IPTV technology is a dynamic ecosystem where streaming protocols, H.264 or MPEG2 compression, HDMI and SDI encoders, and multi-channel capabilities converge. This amalgamation not only enhances the quality of content delivery but also opens up new possibilities for broadcasters and content providers. Understanding these components is crucial for navigating the evolving landscape of IPTV.

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4 / 8 / 16 / 24  HDMI IPTV Streaming H.264 Encoder - UDP, RTP/RTSP - SPTS & MPTS - Multicast & Unicast
H-HDPerformux-4
STARTING AT: $4 195,00
4 / 8 / 16 / 24 HDMI IPTV Streaming H.264 Encoder - UDP, RTP/RTSP - SPTS & MPTS - Multicast & Unicast
H-HDPerformux-XX is an affordable high density H.264 Multi-channel IP encoder. The HDMI HDCP enabled IPTV Streaming HD encoder & integrated multiplexer is a 1RU platform. Outputs up to 24 SMPTS' UDP or RTP(RTSP), 1MPTS, encodes HD video from any HDMI source into IPTV streams. The encoding video rate is adjustable from 1-20Mbps
24 HDMI IPTV
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1 SDI HDMI CVBS IP H.264 Encoder Streamer UDP, RTP, HLS, RTMP, HTTP & USB playback
H-SPARTAN-1
STARTING AT: $1 495,00


The SPARTAN-1 is an IP streaming device that comes equipped with a single input port capable of supporting HDMI, CVBS, and SDI inputs. It is specifically designed to facilitate MPEG4 AVC/H.264 video encoding and MPEG1 Layer 2, AAC, or AC3 audio encoding, ensuring high-quality video and audio output. Additionally, this device supports a range of popular streaming protocols such as UDP/RTP (Unicast/Multicast), HLS, RTMP, and HTTP in Low Latency, making it an ideal solution for streaming over local area networks (LAN) or over the internet.
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2 channel SDI or HDMI  H.264 IP Video Streaming Encoder UDP RTP HLS unicat multicast
H-SPARTAN-2
STARTING AT: $1 995,00


The Spartan-2 has dual inputs for HDMI and SDI (selectable) and encodes in Mpeg4 AVC/H.264 video and Mpeg1 L2, AAC and AC3 audio encoding.
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4 Channel HDMI + CVBS Network Encoder Streamer UDP/RTP (Unicast/Multicast), Low latency HLS, RTMP, HTTP & USB playback
H-SPARTAN-4
STARTING AT: $2 695,00


The SPARTAN-4 has 4 input ports for HDMI / CVBS for MPEG4 AVC/H.264 video encoding and MPEG1 Layer 2, AAC, or AC3 audio encoding. It also allows playing TS files through a USB port on the front of the unit. Supports up to 1080/60P full HD resolution, UDP/RTP (Unicast/Multicast), HLS, RTMP, HTTP in Low Latency
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4 HDMI Broadcast Encoder IPTV Streamer and ASI Out MPEG2 / H.264 / AC3/ 1080p / CC
H-4HD-EMH-AC3
STARTING AT: $3 995,00


Low Latency, HDCP compliant Thor H-4HD-EMH is a 4 Ch HD-SDI MPEG2/H.264 encoder that generates a multiplexed ASI & IPTV output formatted specifically for US TV standards. Support MPEG2 / MPEG4, closed captioning and Dolby AC3 Audio encoding up to 1080p@60 resolution, pass HDCP
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4 HD-SDI Broadcast Encoder IPTV and ASI Out MPEG2 / H.264 / AC3/ 1080p / CC
H-4HD-EMS
STARTING AT: $4 995,00


Low Latency Thor H-4HD-EMS is a 4 Ch HD-SDI MPEG2/H.264 encoder that generates a multiplexed ASI & IPTV output formatted specifically for US tv standards. Support MPEG2 / MPEG4,closed captioning and Dolby AC3 Audio encoding up to 1080p@60 resolution
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1 Ch SDI or HDMI HD Encoder - MPEG2/H264
H-1HD-EMS
STARTING AT: $2 995,00
1 Ch SDI or HDMI HD Encoder - MPEG2/H264
1 Ch HD-SDI or HDMI MPEG2/H.264 encoder that generates a multiplexed ASI & IPTV output formatted specifically for US Television standards. Supports closed captioning 708(SDI only) and Dolby Digital AC3 Audio Encoding for maximum efficiency and production.
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8 HD-SDI Broadcast Encoder IPTV Streamer and ASI Out, H.264 / AC3 / 1080p
H-8HD-EMS


Low Latency, High-density HD encoding and multiplexing system for headend program generation. Accepts 8 HD-SDI inputs at up to 1080p60, and offers 9 IP outputs (8x SPTS, 1x MPTS) and dual ASI outputs containing all encoded programs. Also included is an ASI input for multiplexing an SPTS program with the outputs.
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2 HD/SD SDI + 2 HDMI Broadcast MPEG2 & H.264 1080p Encoder IPTV and ASI
H-2SDI-2HDMI-ENC
STARTING AT: $4 950,00


H-2SDI-2HDMI-ENC is a 4 Channel HD 2 SDI and 2 HDMI MPEG2 and H.264 IPTV and ASI Encoder, It supports low latency, CC and Dolby AC3 Audio encoding. It outputs 4 SPTS' IPTV TS's and 1 MPTS, supports HD 720p/1080i/1080p/60hz
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8 HDMI Broadcast Encoder IPTV Streamer and ASI Out, H.264 / AC3/ 1080p / CC
H-8HD-EMH


Low Latency, HDCP complied, High density HD encoding and multiplexing system for headend program generation. Accepts 8 HDMI inputs at up to 1080p60, and offers 9 IP outputs (8x SPTS, 1x MPTS) and dual ASI outputs containing all encoded programs. Also included is an ASI input for multiplexing an SPTS program with the outputs, pass HDCP
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IPTV UDP to HLS GATEWAY
H-IPTV-GATEWAY
STARTING AT: $5 995,00


Thor IPTV Gateway is a device that is used for protocol conversion scenarios and streaming media distribution scenarios. Matrix converter between UDP, HLS, RTMP, HTTP, RTSP, and RTP.
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4 Analog Video Audio ASI and IPTV SD Encoder Streamer & Mux
H-4AV-SDE
STARTING AT: $3 495,00


Broadcast quality SD program encoding from analog composite baseband video inputs on BNC terminals with stereo audio. All programs multiplexed to MPTS outputs on ASI and IP. SPTS outputs are available for all programs on IP. All settings managed through LCD panel or web management.
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All Inputs  IPTV Streaming and ASI HD Encoder 608/708 Captioning MPEG2/4  4:2:2
H-MPEG2-H264-E2
STARTING AT: $3 495,00


Thor MPEG-2/H.264 HD Encoder is the new broadcasting audio & video encoding and multiplexing device with powerful functionality. It has multiple video input interfaces (SDI, CVBS, YPbPr and HDMI) and 4 audio input interfaces (AES, RCA and XLR). It supports 4 stereo (8 mono) audios embedded to mix with the video to form a stream output. The encoded program outputs as a TS (transport stream) through ASI/IP port simultaneously.
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24 Analog CVBS Video Audio  H.264 SD Encoder Streamer & Mux ASI and IPTV output
H-24AV-IP
STARTING AT: $4 995,00


High quality & high density 24-channel SD encoder with analog composite base-band video inputs using RCA terminals for stereo & audio, output both via UDP/RTP Unicast and Multicast formats
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8 Ch Stereo Audio Encoder
H-8A-ENC
STARTING AT: $3 495,00


Thor model number H-8A-ENC is an eight channel audio encoder for converting unbalanced analog audio to digital transport streams. The system employs the MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio codec and provides outputs on ASI feeds as well as IP network feeds in the form of UDP MPTS.
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