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Product Line: Cisco Series
Product Type: HDTV Encoder
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Product Description

The D9054 CISCO features a video encoding capability in MPEG-4 format, supporting both 1080p and 720p horizontal and vertical resolutions with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and 16:9. It is equipped with a BNC connector, handling an input level of 800 mVpp and an impedance of 75 Ohms, alongside a return loss of 15 dB for enhanced signal integrity. For audio, it supports 4 Mono Dolby Digital channels with a 20-bit embedded audio resolution, and offers transmission capabilities through DVB-ASI format and dual IP TS outputs, utilizing both multicast and unicast IP address formats over an Ethernet Type 100 Base-T connection.

FAQs for the D9054

  • What is the impedance of the device and is it balanced or unbalanced?
    The impedance is 75 Ohms and it is unbalanced.
  • How is the audio input processed in the device?
    Audio input is processed through Digital AES/EBU and Embedded methods.
  • Can you specify the bit rate supported by this device?
    The device supports a bit rate of 1.48 Gb/s.
  • What types of video encoding does the device support?
    The device supports MPEG-4 video encoding.
  • What are the horizontal and vertical resolutions supported?
    Supported resolutions include 1080p and 720p for both horizontal and vertical orientations.
  • What formats are used for VBI data processing transmission?
    VBI data is processed in the EIA 708 and 608 transmission formats.
  • What are the aspect ratios available with this device?
    The device offers 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.
  • How many audio channels does it support and what is the audio type?
    It supports 4 Mono Dolby Digital audio channels.
  • What type of cooling method is utilized by the device?
    The device utilizes a forced cooling method.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 3.5 inches in height, 17.6 inches in width, 21 inches in depth, and weighs 21 lbs.

Product Review

The CISCO D9054 encoder supports a variety of resolutions, including 1080p and 720p, and offers MPEG-4 video encoding, ensuring high-quality video transmission suitable for professional broadcasting environments. However, its reliance on a 100 Base-T Ethernet connection might limit throughput in high-bandwidth applications, potentially affecting stream quality in demanding scenarios. Additionally, the unit's 2 RU form factor and forced cooling method indicate a design that prioritizes efficient heat dissipation, beneficial for maintaining performance in rack-mounted setups.


The CISCO D9054 Encoder marks a significant advancement in broadcast encoding, delivering high-quality video and audio processing in a compact, efficient package. This product is designed to meet the needs of modern broadcasting by offering advanced features and specifications that cater to a wide range of applications. Below is a detailed overview of its hardware specifications. At the heart of the CISCO D9054's capabilities is its video encoding feature, which supports MPEG-4 compression. This allows for efficient bandwidth usage without compromising on the quality of the output. The encoder supports both 1080p and 720p resolutions for horizontal and vertical orientations, ensuring compatibility with high-definition video content. Users can select between aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9, catering to different display requirements and preferences. Audio processing is another area where the D9054 excels. It supports up to 4 mono Dolby Digital audio channels with an embedded audio resolution of 20 bits, providing clear and immersive sound. Audio inputs can be from digital AES/EBU and embedded sources, offering flexibility in audio source selection. The encoder also handles VBI data processing with transmission formats EIA 708 and 608, ensuring comprehensive broadcast standards compliance. Connectivity and output options are robust, with the D9054 featuring a transport output format of DVB-ASI and two IP TS outputs. The Ethernet type is 100 Base-T, with IP address formats supporting both multicast and unicast, allowing for versatile network configurations. Audio and video inputs include an impedance of 75 Ohms (Unbalanced), an input level of 800 mVpp, and a return loss of 15 dB, along with a BNC connector type, ensuring high-quality signal transmission. - Bit Rate: 1.48 Gb/s, ensuring fast data transmission. - Cooling Method: Forced, keeping the hardware at optimal operating temperatures. - Form Factor: 2 RU, making it a compact and space-efficient choice for various installation environments. The CISCO D9054's physical specifications include a form factor of 2 RU, with dimensions of 3.5 inches in height, 17.6 inches in width, and a depth of 21 inches. It weighs 21 lbs, making it relatively easy to handle and install. The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a relative humidity tolerance of 0% to 95% (non-condensing), ensuring reliability in a wide range of environmental conditions. In conclusion, the CISCO D9054 Encoder is designed for broadcasters seeking high-performance, reliable video and audio encoding. Its comprehensive feature set, including support for high-definition video, advanced audio processing, and versatile connectivity options, make it a suitable choice for a wide range of broadcasting applications. Its compact form factor and robust environmental tolerance further enhance its appeal to professionals in the broadcasting industry.


ModelCISCO D9054
Load Impedance75 Ohms (Not Balanced)
Signal Input Magnitude800 mV peak-to-peak
Signal Reflection Loss15 decibels
Output Connector TypeBNC
Data Transfer Speed1.48 Gigabits per second
Supported Aspect Ratios4:3, 16:9
Number of Audio Channels4 Mono Dolby Digital
Audio Bit Depth20 bits
Television Broadcasting Information ProcessingEIA 708 and 608 standards
Types of Audio InputDigital AES/EBU and Embedded
Video Compression StandardMPEG-4
Supported Horizontal Resolutions1080p, 720p
Supported Vertical Resolutions1080p, 720p
Output Transport Stream FormatDVB-ASI
Total IP Transport Stream Outputs2
Network Connection Type100 Base-T Ethernet
Network Addressing ModesMulticast, Unicast
Unit Size Category2 Rack Units
Unit Height3.5 inches
Unit Width17.6 inches
Unit Depth21 inches
Equipment Weight21 pounds
Operational Temperature Range0 to 40 degrees Celsius
Acceptable Humidity Range0% to 95% (Non-condensing)
Cooling MechanismActive Air Circulation

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