SL NEO 9000: DVB ASI/IP Broadcast Encoders

SL NEO 9000: DVB ASI/IP Broadcast Encoders

SL NEO 9000: DVB ASI/IP Broadcast Encoders

SL NEO 9000: DVB ASI/IP Broadcast Encoders

Media Processors SL NEO 9000 Series

High Quality Professional UHD/HD/SD Encoders & Decoders


Multi-function DVB MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Part 10-H.264 Encoders/Decoders that operate in Ultra HD/HD/SD modes and provide high-quality encoding/decoding operations. Coders support the processing of incoming digital SDI signals and MPEG Transport Stream over DVB-ASI/IP for re-encoding, support ASI or IP (UDP/RTP/RTSP/RTMP) Transport Stream outputs, depending on the SL NEO processor's configuration.

The embedded Web-Based Interface provide access to the system administrative functions associated with configuring and customizing the system.

The SL NEO 9000 series based on high-performance PC server platforms with professional input/output boards (DekTec DTA, Matrox DSX, BlackMagic DeckLink, StreamLabs).

Processing power of modern computer systems together with high performance SL NEO Software allows to combine in one system up to 162x independent H.264 coders for SD video or up to 6x H.264 encoders for HD.


The SL NEO 9000 provide HD/SD UP/DOWN/CROSS conversion with interlace and frame rate recalculation. For each input channel there may be multiple output profiles with different resolution, frame rate and compression settings.

Transport Stream Re-Encoding

The SL NEO 9000 encoders allow to demux input MPTS, decompress the selected programs to uncompressed streams and re-compress them using different codecs and compression settings. UP/DOWN/CROSS conversion together with frame-rate transformation can be applied to the re-encoded signals as well.


The SL NEO 9000 has a built-in MPEG TS multiplexer which allows to combine many single program transport streams to a single ASI or IP output.

Transport Stream Delay

The SL NEO 9000 allows to demux incoming MPTS and record the selected SPTSs to disk. These SPSTs can be played back with a time delay independently configurable for each program. The delay can be set from 3 min. and up to a few full days depending on the server configuration.

The transport stream delay sub-system includes internal storage and uses RAID striping to enhance performance, supporting up to 200 Mb/s of delay stream throughput. The server may be connected to an external network attached storage (NAS), if more storage capacity is required. Care should be taken to ensure that storage and network bandwidth are sufficient to ensure reliable transport stream record and playback.

Built-in HD SDI/HDMI MultiViewer

Built-in MultiViewer support two modes of signal monitoring:

  • The  encoder may be equipped with additional HD-SDI or HDMI outputs which can be used for "multi-image" side-by-side monitoring of all server inputs on a HD-SDI monitor or flat panel with HDMI inputs. This technology can be used as an alternative to a set of control monitors when working with the server and allows to reduce costs on the server environment: signal distribution and conversion, monitors and so on. MultiViewer output supports up to 16 of input channels. The output resolution is user defined and can be both SD and HD. Audio mixer allows to switch audio output to any of the input audio channels as well as mix a number of selected input channels;
  • The MultiScreen Client software from the SL NEO Client Software bundle allows a number of users to simultaneously monitor over network all the signal at the inputs and outputs of the encoder. The signals are displayed in small preview windows that are updated once per second taking virtually zero network traffic. When the user is interested in a particular channel he may select this channel for view in preview quality.


Besides the SL NEO Software, the SL NEO 9000 may have other software installed such as Wowza Media Server or Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. Integration with third party media encoding and streaming solution allows to broadcast to any kind of internet-enabled devices.

Software modules connection diagram

Technical Specifications

  • System Configuration (depends on model): Mainframe - Intel Xeon CPU, PCIe platform, SSD or Dual mirrored SATA boot drives, 1...4 100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports, Windows family operating system;
  • Video Formats (depends on model): SD:   625i, or 525i, HD: 1080i, 25 or 29.97 fps, 720p, 50 or 59.94 fps, UHD: 2160p, 25, 29,97, 50 or 59.94 fps;
    • MPEG2/MPEG4 Part 10 (H.264 AVC) (HD). Profile and level: MP@ML,  MP@HL, 422P@ML, 422P@HL;
    • HEVC Encoder up to 4K/Ultra HD: 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94fps;
    • HEVC Main / Main10 Profiles @ Level 5.1, 4:2:0 chroma sampling;
  • Bit rates from 2Mbps up to 40Mbps, CBR, VBR modes;
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 4:3;
  • Inputs (depends on model): 1 Channel 4x 3G SDI or 6/12 G SDI, 1...12 Channels SD/HD SDI/CVBS/YUV, Analog/AES/SDI Embedded Audio;
  • Outputs: TS over DVB ASI/IP, UDP/RTP Unicast/Multicast, FEC (option),
  • Audio: 4 AES/EBU pairs per video I/O channel, 8 pairs embedded per video I/O channel 16-, 20- or 24-bit PCM, 48 kHz;
  • AAC, MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio, AC3 audio encoding;
  • VBI/VANC Support, Closed Caption compliant to CEA-608/708, DVB subtitles and Teletext support; 
  • Main and back-up Gb Ethernet IP outputs;
  • Frame mode: Progressive (SD/HD/UHD), Interlaced (SD/HD);
  • UDP/RTP Unicast and Multicast IP streaming;
  • RTMP streaming (use SL NEO DirectShow Virtual Device for Adobe FMLE);
  • Separate IP ports for streaming and control.
  • Timecode/NTP Support: NTP client over Ethernet, LTC in (option);
  • Dimensions (depends on model): 1…3RU, Weight (5…20 kg);
  • Power: Power Supply Dual hot-swappable;
  • Voltage: AC 115 to 120 V, 200 to 240 V, auto select.  

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