CONDOR Solution - All digital headend solution and set-top platform

About CONDOR

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Now you can give your subscribers the digital media experience they expect at a much lower cost than you imagined. With Pico Digital’s CONDOR, you get an upgradeable set-top box platform and headend broadcast system that empowers you to efficiently convert to all-digital today, while adding new services over time with our future-proof middleware. CONDOR is more than just video.

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  • Electronic programming guide (EPG)
  • SD/HD programming
  • Basic and triple-tuner DVR options
  • EPG advertising revenue
  • Full access encryption
  • Enables tier-based packages
          (e.g. Basic, Premium, and Adult)
  • Local Branding



CONDOR Solution system diagram example

CONDOR Solution system diagram

Benefits

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Operator Benefits

  • Allows you to add new value-added services such as HDTV channels, secure adult entertainment, and high-speed broadband internet
  • Enables tier based packages, e.g. Basic, Premium and Adult
  • Remote activation of STBs speeds up activation and deactivation of subscribers
  • Compact form factor reduces headend power and cooling needs as well as space requirements
  • Modular construction future-proofs your headend, allowing you to scale with new equipment as your subscriber base and income grow

Subscriber Experience

  • Easy-to-use Electronic Program Guide (EPG) shows viewers what’s on and when
  • Improved video and audio quality with digital TV technology
  • Personal video recorder (PVR) features let viewers record their favorite programs
  • A choice of service offerings to meet your subscribers’ entertainment and connectivity needs

Home Screen

Home Screen - The Home screen acts as a top level menu and allows access to five different screens: Timers, Library, Guide, Settings and Help.

The Home screen acts as a top level menu and allows access to five different screens: Timers, Library, Guide, Settings and Help.


Program Guide

Program Guide - The easy-to-use program guide shows what’s on TV and allows users to easily bring up detailed information about programs of interest.

The easy-to-use program guide shows what’s on TV and allows users to easily bring up detailed information about programs of interest.


Favorites

Favorites - Favorites allow users to personalize their TV guide by choosing the channels they want to see and composing their favorite lists. This feature allows users to quickly navigate to the channels that interest them.

Favorites allow users to personalize their TV guide by choosing the channels they want to see and composing their favorite lists. This feature allows users to quickly navigate to the channels that interest them.

InfoBar

nfoBar - The InfoBar is similar to a traditional program Now and Next bar, which is displayed on channel change or when the user requests.

The InfoBar is similar to a traditional program Now and Next bar, which is displayed on channel change or when the user requests.


Library

Library - The Library screen displays video files recorded by the user. It can read recordings from a USB stick and will display them as a single list. The user can also view content from other sources, e.g. downloaded films.

The Library screen displays video files recorded by the user.

Timers

Timers - The Timers screen is a list of all the recordings and reminders a user has set for broadcast content.

The Timers screen is a list of all the recordings and reminders a user has set for broadcast content.


CONDOR Products

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Pico Digital will customize your CONDOR headend to fit your channel line-up and
scrambling needs with the optimal combination of the equipment shown below.

CONDOR Set-Top Box Options

Allow operators to transition to digital at a minimal cost
Descramble Verimatrix-encrypted signals from the CONDOR headend or convert HD content to analog for display on legacy TVs
HDMI and composite outputs, PVR/ media player capabilities, and Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
VMX1-1 and HD-2 HD QAM are equipped with single tuners; the VMX3-1 is equipped with a triple tuner
Can also be used for clear QAM applications

Triple-Tuner High-Definition QAM Set-Top Box With Verimatrix CAS MPEG-2/4

VMX3-1

Triple-Tuner High-Definition MPEG-2/4 QAM Set-Top Box With Verimatrix® CAS

HD MPEG-2/4 QAM Set-Top Box With Verimatrix CAS

VMX1-1

High-Definition MPEG-2/4 QAM Set-Top Box With Verimatrix® CAS

HD MPEG-2/4 QAM Set-Top Box With CAS

HD-2

High-Definition MPEG-2/4 QAM Set-Top Box With CAS

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