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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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RGM Faqeer Afzal said during the last five days, Pemra Multan teams seized fourteen Head End equipments from Multan, 21 from Khanewal, 21 from Vehari, five from Rahim Yar Khan, 16 from Dera Ghazi Khan, five from Muzaffargarh and two from Rajanpur.
The requirement for the division bells to be mixed with every channel means that the conventional head end technology is not sufficient; however successful trials have identified a suitable concept design.
An onsite head end system is another example of WeiTel's commitment to its MSO and OEM clients," said Bill Beaumont, senior vice president of business development.
Equipped to meet the challenges of IPTV, our MGW 5100 has been designed to meet the unique requirements of the various operators and service providers - from MPEG-2 migration to MPEG-4 AVC digital head end system deployment.
To truly deliver with high quality, advanced compression solutions need to be optimized from the video head end all the way into the home and we are delighted to support Amino as it brings MPEG-4 AVC innovation to the set-top-box sector," noted Tim Sheppard, IPTV Business Development Director, EMEA and APAC for TANDBERG Television.