Technicolor COM1000 Pro:Idiom HD Headend Systems for DIRECTV
The Future of Free to Guest Video is DIRECTV HDTV.
The Technicolor COM1000 Pro:idiom HD Headend Systems for DIRECTV deliver the very best option in Hotel Television Systems for hotel properties that do not have or are unable to install “home run” wiring.
The COM1000 HD Hotel Headend is designed to decrease the space required, add more HD channel capability, and lower the per channel costs of delivering HD to Hotels, Resorts, Assisted Living & Senior Care Facilities, Hospitals and other Temporary Dwelling properties.
Com1000 Headend Delivers DIRECTV HD Programming
The COM1000 system provides DIRECTV™ a stable QAM modulated RF platform to make HD more affordable for owners today, and expandable for tomorrow.
The DIRECTV™ COM1000, developed in partnership with Technicolor is another step forward in the development of technology platforms that deliver DIRECTV’s HD services to Multi-Client properties.
What Does It Take to Get HD into your guest rooms?
DIRECTV™ video signal sent from a satellite to an installed satellite dish(s).
The Pro:Idiom transcoder is a modified DIRECTV™ receiver that converts high-definition DIRECTV™ signal into to a digital format that can be delivered through the hotel distribution network.
Digital video is an exact replica of its original source without degradation and the content owners require that the signal be encrypted all the way to the television. LG’s Pro:Idiom™ technology is a digital video content security system designed to encrypt the signal so that only authorized Pro:Idiom™ HDTVs can decode the signal and display the video on its screen. The Transcoder is built into the head end, one transcoder per channel.
Digital QAM Modulator:
A QAM Modulator changes the frequency of the video signal so that each channel can be viewed on the desired channel number. For example, the QAM modulator would change the frequency for HBO (normally DIRECTV channel 501) so that it can be viewed on channel 5 at your property. The QAM modulator is also located in the head end.
Pro:Idiom™ TV capable of HDTV resolution:
Pro:Idiom™ enabled HDTVs have the ability to decode the encrypted signal sent from the Pro:Idiom™ Transcoder so that the content can be seen by your customers Identification Module (IDM).
Pro:Idiom™ HDTVs also have an insertion point for the ID Module, which marks each individual room’s video signal with a unique and traceable key code for additional content security. Many broadcast stations such as ESPN HD, HBO HD and SHOWTIME HD require this component in order to protect their content from piracy.