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The 7880SLKE-H264HD StreamLINK encoder is designed to deliver high quality H.264 or MPEG-2 encoded video streams to an IPTV video network. The 7880SLKE-H264HD can accept an HD-SDI or SD-SDI video signal with or without embedded audio and apply exceptional H.264 encoding to produce an H.264 or MPEG-2 over IP output stream. The streaming output can be configured as either unicast or multicast delivery.

In summary this device:

  • Offers H.264/AVC or MPEG-2 encoding of HD/SDI signals
  • Offers up to 2x stereo audio PIDs (AAC or AC3)
  • Compact one slot design
  • Configuration via HTTP web interface or SNMP via VistaLINK


  • IPTV channel distribution
  • IP monitoring of services
  • IP confidence backhaul
  • Cable/QAM headend encoder
  • Decode via Set Top Box, Software Player, TV Tuner or Pro-Decoder

Configuration of the device is fully flexible allowing the user control of various encoding parameters including bitrate, GOP size, picture interval, network interface, and more. This device can also de-embed the audio from the incoming video signal and apply AAC or optional Dolby audio encoding.

The 7880SLKE-H264HD has a built-in web server for quick and easy configuration (via Data port). The unit supports SNMP control for use with the VistaLINK Network Management System when paired with a 7700FC frame controller.

  • High quality H.264 or MPEG-2 of HD/SD-SDI signals
  • Support for multiple audio codecs including AAC and Dolby
  • Compact one slot design within any Evertz chassis
  • Quick glance status monitoring LEDS at the front panel
  • Easy to use web browser for control via Data port

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Video Input
Number of Inputs1 electrical
StandardSMPTE ST 259/ST 292-1 (270MB/s, 1.485GB/s) 525i and 625i, 1080i and 720p
ConnectorBNC per IEC 61169-8 annex A
Input Equalization
SDAutomatic to 300m @ 270MB/s
HDAutomatic to 110m @ 1.5GB/s
Return Loss
SD> 13dB up to 270MHz
HD> 15dB up to 1.5GHz
Network Interface
Number of Interfaces1 electrical
CTRLNot used
DATAStreaming and web
StandardEthernet 10/100 base-T IEEE 802.3U standard for up to 100MB/s
Signal Encoding
Video Encoding EngineH.264/AVC or MPEG-2
Audio Encoding EngineAAC, Dolby Digital AC-3, Dolby Digital Pass Through
Traffic ShapingConstant bit rate
GOP StructureUser Configurable GOP sizes
Video Resolution525i/625i/1080i/720p
Bit RateBit Rate: 1-30Mb/s
Frame EncodingIPB
Frame RateFull frame rate
Audio Channels2 Stereo Pair (L/R)
Audio Output Bit RateUser configurable
DeliveryUDP Unicast/Multicast
Signal DetectionVideo presence detection, Video standard detection, Audio presence detection
Error NotifiCationHTTP web browser status page, Card edge LED
Voltage+12V DC
Power18 watts
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15, Class A
EU EMC Directive
Number of Slots1

Ordering Information

7880SLKE-H264HDHD/SD-SDI StreamLINK™ H.264/AVC Encoder
Ordering Options
NoteRear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR, 7800FR-QT or 7801FR Multiframes
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR-QT3RU Quiet Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR1RU Multiframe which holds 4 single slot modules
3700FR3700 Series 6RU ATP frame, includes one 3000PS power supply
7800FC3RU Multiframe Controller (necessary for 3RU SNMP control)
7801FC1RU Multiframe Controller (necessary for 1RU SNMP control)
VistaLINK® PRO Network Management Software
VistaLINK® CSMCompression System Manager