Category Archives: Alphabet Soup

BT-AcTS™ App Now Available

As part of the next generation ”Broadband Reference Guide”, Blonder Tongue brings you BT-AcTS™, a quick and easy way to find commonly used CATV and IPTV Acronyms, Terms and Symbols, which are further clarified in a series of “Alphabet Soup” training videos. READ MORE

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Alphabet Soup – MPEG Transport Stream over IP

Today we will cover how a MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS) is carried over an IP network. This video covers the following technical terms: UDP, RTP, TCP/IP, RTCP, OSI, IP, QoS READ MORE

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Alphabet Soup – MPEG Transport Stream

In today’s episode, we use some pictorials to help you further understand what you get as a result of the encoder process. This video covers the following technical terms: OSI, TS, PSI, PSIP, PID, PAT, PMT, STT, MGT, VCT, EIT, ETT, DCCT, DCCST, PES, MPTS, SPTS READ MORE

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Alphabet Soup – Encoding

Today, we talk about encoding and go over the various types of encoding. For this primer, we are sticking to audio and video as is used in the Cable TV (CATV) industry. This video covers the following technical terms: MPEG, ISO, IEC, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, ITU-T, VCEG, JVT, AVC, MP2, AC3, PCM READ MORE

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Alphabet Soup – Digital Interfaces

In this episode, we explain the various digital video content types and interfaces. The content may originate from a variety of sources.  Examples include:  a set-top box, DVD player, PC, video game system, or AV receiver. This video covers the following technical terms: SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI, HDCP, ASI, DVI READ MORE

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