More than twenty years of broadcasting experience went into the design of the Hydra distribution video processing platform. Hydra was designed to address the requirement for a cost effective and easy means to launch new services. Hydra is ready to provide ATSC 1.0 services today, while being fully upgradeable to support ATSC 3.0 services when required.
Hydra provides encoding, multiplexing, PSIP and modulation within a single platform. Combine Hydra with any Channel In-a-Box solution and a transmitter and you instantly have the means of obtaining a captive audience. Hydra encodes up to 2 HD-SDI video input streams, multiplexes the services together, generates all required tables, facilitates PSIP insertion, and generates a TSoIP and ATSC 1.0 compliant output.
Hydra also provides ATSC 3.0 HEVC encoding and generates a DASH (HTML 5.0) output to protect your investment when you are ready to make the migration to ATSC 3.0.