Enhanced AQT8 Series Increases Flexibility & Lowers System Cost

OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey — Oct. 29, 2014 — Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) today announced an enhancement to the AQT8 Series of Transcoders specifically designed for the Multiple-System Operators (MSOs). User settings designed for MSO applications permit encrypted QAM input(s) to pass all stream packets to the AQT8-QAM outputs for total conditional access transparency. This gives the MSO the ability to have all conditional access equipment reside at the headend location rather than at the hubs.

Encrypted QAM content is demodulated with the AQT8 and the IP output is used for transport from the Headend to the Hub via IP network distribution. At the hub site, a generic/low cost EdgeQAM device is used to convert the encrypted IP content back to QAM for coaxial distribution at the hub locations.

The Encrypted QAM Pass-Thru to IP is just one more application added to the wide array of uses for the AQT8 Series when delivering both RF and IP simultaneously. Whether it be for Digital Off Air/ QAM transcoding, clear or encrypted programs, commercial, enterprise or residential, the AQT8 Series has great performance, price & density.

More information on Blonder Tongue and its products is available at www.blondertongue.com.

About Blonder Tongue

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. together with R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC – its wholly owned subsidiary – offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of cable television communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells and supports an equipment portfolio of standard and high definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com, and www.rldrake.com.


Emily Nikoo
Executive Vice President