SA / CISCO PowerVu Model D9850 Program Receiver Refurbished (LIFETIME) - Confluent Technology Group
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SA / CISCO PowerVu Model D9850 Program Receiver Refurbished (LIFETIME) - Confluent Technology Group
SA / CISCO PowerVu Model D9850 Program Receiver Refurbished (LIFETIME) - Confluent Technology Group

SA / CISCO PowerVu Model D9850 Program Receiver Refurbished (LIFETIME)

$ 169.00

Analog Cable Program Distribution

Composite video and balanced audio outputs can be connected to analog modulators for analog cable distribution. Four mono audio channels or two stereo pairs are available for primary audio programs, as well as secondary audio programs (SAP). For example, primary program audio could be carried on one of the stereo pairs, while SAP audio is carried on the other stereo pair.

Digital Cable Program Distribution

Uplink-addressable transport output provides MPEG program streams for digital tier program delivery, so quality video programs can be distributed efficiently to households equipped with digital set-top boxes.

Digital Program Replacement

Digital program replacement (DPR) allows programmers to transparently switch their primary service to an alternative service in the digital domain in blackout applications for cable digital tier distribution. This feature remaps the packet identifier (PID) information from the primary service to an alternate service, allowing downstream devices to continue to operate seamlessly. This helps make alternative programming available in the digital tier without operator intervention.

Cable Headend Advertisement Insertion

For flexible advertisement insertion configurations, this receiver provides four types of outputs:
  • Dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) cue tone
  • Cue trigger support, with eight open collector outputs
  • One programmable contact closure
  • Digital program insertion (DPI) messaging using Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) output
  • Low-Speed Data Output

    Asynchronous utility data (up to 38.4 kbps) is available through an RS-232 interface.

    IP Data Output

    IP data can be received and output at rates up to 50 Mbps.

    Main Features

    • Four L-band inputs

    • PowerVu conditional access with Data Encryptions Standard (DES) or Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) descrambling

    • Support for Basic Interoperable Scrambling System (BISS) conditional access

    • 4:2:0 NTSC and PAL (B, G, I, D, M, and N) video decoding

    • Aspect ratio conversion (4:3, 16:9 and 14:9) with Active Format Descriptor (AFD) control

    • MPEG and Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio decoding

    • Four audio outputs providing either two stereo pairs (four mono channels) of balanced audio each with the ability to use part of their output for applications such as SAP, DTMF, etc.

    • Line 21 closed caption and V-chip support

    • Utility data via RS-232

    • IP data output up to 50 Mbps over Ethernet

    • DVB VBI (WST, WSS, and VPS)

    • PowerVu VBI, including North American Broadcast Teletext Standard (NABTS) and World System Teletext (WST)

    • DVB or Imitext subtitling

    • DTMF cue tone and cue trigger outputs for advertisement insertion

    • Fingerprint trigger

    • Field upgradeable software and security

    • Front panel liquid crystal display (LCD) for control and monitoring

    • 64 user-editable preset configurations

    • Uplink addressable decoder output control (VBI, audio routing, DPI, and ASI output)

    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for setup, control, and monitoring

    • Web browser interface for easy setup, control, and monitoring

    • Digital program replacement providing uplink control of program replacement in blackout areas

    Optional Features

    • ASI input (up to 68.5 Mbps)

    • SDI video output with embedded audio

    • AES-3id digital audio output

    Product Specifications

    Table 1 provides product specifications for the Cisco PowerVu Model D9850 Program Receiver.
  • Product Specifications





    MPEG-2 and DVB compatible

    EN 300 421, EN 300 468


    Quaternary phase shift keying (QPSK)

    Forward Error Correction (FEC)

    Variable (1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, or 7/8)


    Input level

    -25 to -65 dBm per carrier

    Frequency range

    950 to 2150 MHz

    Tuning step size

    125 kHz

    Symbol rate range

    1.0 to 45 Msymbols per second

    Carrier capture range

    ≥ ±3.0 MHz (5-45 Msym)


    C-band and Ku-band

    Input impedance


    Analog Video Output

    Number of channels

    1 (2 identical outputs)

    Video decompression type

    MPEG-2 4:2:0

    Output level

    1.0Vpp ± 5%

    Output impedance


    Video standard

    NTSC and PAL B, G, I, D, M, and N


    0.0-4.2 MHz ≤ +0.5 dB/-0.75 dB


    0.0-5.0 MHz ≤ +0.5/-1.25 dB

    Maximum video resolution


    Maximum video bit rate

    15 Mbps

    Chroma-luma delay

    ± 30 ns

    Field time distortion

    ≤ 3%

    Line time distortion

    ≤ 3%

    Differential phase

    ≤ 3°

    Signal-to-noise ratio

    ≥ 55 dB

    Analog Audio Output

    Number of channels

    2 stereo pairs/4 mono channels

    Audio decompression

    MPEG or Dolby Digital

    Output level

    Balanced, adjustable audio outputs are factory set for unity gain (0 dBm out over 600Ω for 0 dBm in). Output is adjustable at the front panel by ±6.0 dB (ref.100 KΩ) and is factory calibrated to +18 dBu (at full scale).

    Frequency response

    ±0.5 dB, 20 to 20 kHz (ref. 100 KΩ)

    Total harmonic distortion

    < 0.3% at 1 kHz (ref. 100 KΩ)

    Dynamic range

    85 dB (CCIR average response meter (ARM) weighting)


    80 dB at 1 kHz (typical)


    • NTSC lines 10 to 22, fields 1 and 2
    • Line 21 closed captions
    • NABTS
    • AMOL I and II (Nielsen)
    • PAL lines 7 to 22, fields 1 and 2
    • WST
    • WSS
    • VPS

    Data outputs

    RS-232 asynchronous data at rates up to 38.4 kbps


    300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600,19,200, and 38,400 bps

    Ethernet output for IP data

    RJ-45, 10BASE-T Ethernet and 100Base-T Ethernet, up to 50 Mbps

    Cue Trigger Outputs

    Number of outputs



    Open collector

    Cue Tone Output

    Balanced audio output

    -3.0 dBu ±3 dB, 600Ω

    Output impedance

    < 50Ω

    Ethernet output for control and monitoring (same connector is used for data)

    RJ-45, 10BASE-T Ethernet and 100BASE-T Ethernet

    MPEG-2 transport output

    EN 50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, 188 byte packets

    Programmable relay output

    Alarm or configurable to one of the 8 open-collector outputs

    MPEG-2 transport input

    EN50083-9, DVB-ASI coaxial, 188/204 byte packets

    Two SDI video outputs (with embedded audio, same video channel)

    BNC, SMPTE-259MC

    Two digital audio Outputs (one stereo channel each)

    BNC, AES-3id


    Operating temperature

    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) (without SDI option)

    Storage temperature

    -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)

    Physical dimensions

    1.75 in. x 19.0 in. x 15 in. (4.4 cm x 48.3 cm x 38.1 cm) 1U high, 19 in. EIA rack mountable


    10 lbs (4.5 kg) approximately


    Voltage range

    100 V to 240 V AC

    Line frequency

    50/60 Hz

    Power consumption

    50 W max.

    LNB power on RF1

    +13 V or +18 V at400 mA maximum


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