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head end

The originating point in a communications system. In cable TV, the head end is where the cable company locates its satellite dish and TV antenna for receiving incoming programming. In online services, the head end is the service company's computer system and databases. See cable modem and CMTS.
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"With Anevia's Flamingo headend technology we can capture over 100 TV and 67 radio channels" says Stanislas Defawes, Head of Operations - Radio & TV Acquisition at the INA.
ATEME has provided ENMA with a complete video headend solution based on its Kyrion encoders/decoders and TITAN pure software multiplexer.
The project will commence in spring 2019 with the deployment of headend equipment.
Teleste Oyj (HEL:TLT1V), an international technology group specialising in broadband data communication networks and solutions, announced on Monday that it will continue the deliveries of optical headend products to Turksat, a satellite and cable operator in Turkey.
This latest deployment will enhance DishTV's operational efficiency by unifying the control and management of its two headends in an orchestrated manner.
Our cloud solution can replace or work in parallel with an operator's existing headend. IVN is able to take advantage of this unique capability and immediately upgrade their multicast devices with no disruption to subscribers."
In this case, there may not be enough fibre from the headend to the aggregation point to do the job.
Finnish technology company Teleste Oyj (HEL:TLT1V) announce3d on Tuesday the delivery of optical headend products to Turksat A.S in Turkey.
The R&S AVHE 100 headend solution can encode in MPEG2 and MPEG4 today and a future transition to HEVC and UHD-TV is possible with the addition of new software systems and minimal extra hardware.
Engineered to meet the requirements of installers, contractors, maintenance technicians and headend engineers, Deviser Instruments offers a DS2831 model suited for every need.
Remote PHY refers to the technique of moving the physical 'PHY' circuit layer out of a headend device such as a converged cable access platform (CCAP), and putting it into a distributed device at the edge of the network (RPHY Node), or a smaller hub-site (RPHY Shelf) to be closer to the customer.