Sencore smoothes ATSC 3.0 deployment by launching boosted descrambling abilities for ARD series

Sencore standard ATSC 3.0

With this new update, integrated into version 1.17.0 of the unit software, ATSC 3.0 A3SA DRM obtains robust descrambling support

Sencore, a company that specializes in professional receiver decoder platforms, has recently made public an advancement in its ARD 3000 series. The ATSC 3.0 terrestrial broadcast standard is rapidly gaining momentum, underscoring the need for effective receiver decoder platforms. Sencore’s ARD 3000 series, available in both the single-channel ARD 3100 and the four-channel ARD 3400, is purpose-built for decoding ATSC 3.0 signals in a compact 1RU appliance. The ARD 3000 series now offers enhanced descrambling capabilities with the introduction of the ARD 3×001 add-on license.

Key Features of the ARD 3000 Series:

  • ATSC 3.0 Descrambling (A3SA): The ARD 3×00 now supports descrambling ATSC 3.0 DRM (A3SA) with the newly introduced add-on license.
  • Flexible Configuration: The 1RU appliance includes an ATSC 3.0 RF input for seamless reception of the next-generation RF signal. Users can tune to an ATSC 3.0 signal and decode up to four services, with demodulated ALP IP ATSC 3.0 streams also supported.
  • Output Versatility: Decoded services are output via 4x3G-SDI for UHD services or 3G/HD/SD-SDI for HD and SD services.
  • Intuitive Control: Unit configuration is effortlessly managed through the intuitive web GUI or APIs like REST and SNMP.

With the release of v1.17.0 software, the ARD 3000 series now supports ATSC 3.0/A3SA DRM descrambling. This cutting-edge functionality requires a software upgrade, the installation of the ARD 3×001 add-on license, and the inclusion of a USB security dongle in the unit. Additionally, the unit will require near full-time internet access for key retrieval, ensuring the seamless descrambling of encrypted ATSC 3.0 services.

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