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Aspire 1000

MPEG-2 Standard Definition (SD) Single Tuner DVB Cable Set-Top Box

This is the entry-level Set-Top Box and is specifically targeted towards small to medium size Cable MSOs, who have recently launched their digitization initiatives. The focus of this product line is to enable first time Cable TV entrepreneurs to rapidly achieve their Set-Top Box seeding requirement across a wider territory in a short span of time while keeping their investment low.

Superior performance, durability, long shelf life and low cost are the USPs of our ASPIRE 1000 series product.

  • Features
  • Technical Specs
DVB Compliance:
  • DVB Compliant
  • BIS 13252:2010 and TRAI compliant
  • Indieon EVOLUTION Basic Middleware
  • Operator branding with logo on boot-up screen, radio screen and watermark
  • DVB-SSU Simple Profile for OTA S/W upgrade
  • STB-STB and PC-STB software upgrade via UART
  • Digital TV and radio mode
  • Database for 1000+ digital TV and radio services
  • Support for multi-lingual fonts
  • LCN display
  • Auto scan and range-based manual scan
  • DVB PSI/SI auto-detection and update
  • Channel manager / favorites selection and channel hide / unhide
  • Parental lock (event/language/time based)
  • Search (service and event name)
  • Sort by LCN and alphabetical listing
  • Genre listing
  • 7-day EPG
  • Un-interrupted background scan based on BAT/NIT/SDT
Future Value-Add (Optional):
  • Advertisement Application
  • Downloadable/Customizable home screen
  • Rear Panel: 1 x USB 2.0 @ 1A will be used for connecting External HDD.
  • External Storage Media Management Console – Storage Media Device Mounting, Formatting, etc.
  • Supported PVR Client Functions –
    • DRM for user recorded content security
    • Live TV Record Only
    • Live TV Pause (Time Shift TV)
    • Trick Play Mode (FF, RR, Stop, Play) upto 8x/16x/32x/64x Fast Forward & Reverse Rewind
    • Schedule Record – Time Based and Event Based
  • Recorded Content Access and Management
Tuner & Demodulator
Tuner: Single (External Module)
Demodulator: Single (External Module)
Broadcasting Standards: ETSI EN 300 429 and ITU-T J.83 Annex A
A/V Standards: ISO/IEC IS 13818-2 MPEG-2
RF Input Range: 71 MHz ~ 858 MHz (w/o EoC Filter)
51 MHz ~ 858 MHz (w/ EoC Filter)
Input Dynamic Range: - 20 dBmV ~ 25 dBmV
Channel Selection (IF): 5 MHz
Modulationo: DVB-C 16/32/64/128/256 QAM
C/N ratio: 64 QAM: Min. 30 dBuV (Optimal 38 dBuV)
256 QAM: Min. 38 dBuV (Optimal 42 dBuV)
RF Input Channel Bandwidth: VHF: 7 MHz
UHF: 8 MHz
Frequency Range: VHF Low Band: 51 MHz ~ 153 MHz
VHF High Band: 153 MHz ~ 446 MHz
UHF: 446 MHz ~ 862 MHz
Symbol Rate: 1.0 ~ 6.96 Mbaud
Antenna Noise Impedance: Cable In: 75 Ohm Unbalanced
Loop Out: 75 Ohm Unbalanced
Hardware and OS
Operating System: Linux OS v2.6.32
Chipset: Advanced Security SoC (Available from Entropic, ST Microelectronics, M-star)
Processor rating: 350 ~ 550 DMIPS
Flash: Min. 8 MB/16 MB SLC NAND + Optional NOR configuration
RAM: Min. 32 MB/64 MB SDRAM or DDR2
A/V Transport Stream Multiplex
Transport Stream: ISO/IEC IS 13818-1 Transport Stream
Video Decoding: MPEG-2 Upto MP@HL
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9 switchable (Letter box, Auto, Manual)
Video Resolution: 576i, 576p (PAL)
Video Mode: CVBS based on standard analog baseband PAL / NTSC resolution
Audio Decoding: MPEG-1 Audio Layer I and II
Audio Mode: Stereo, Left, Right, Mono (24 bit DAC, 2 Vrms nominal)
Audio Sampling: 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz
Graphics: 16-bit and 32-bit GUI w/ dual graphics plane
Anti-flicker filter
Anti-aliasing filter
Support for JPEG, PNG and BMP 8/16/32 bpp graphics
Support: Latens 5.0, Conax 3.0, Nagravision DLK
CAS Features: DVB/DES Descrambler w/ secured key handling
Unique ID per chip
One-time programmable private keys
Secured key handling
Secured JTAG port
Support for boot-code authentication
Built-in hardware for 3DES/AES cipher engine
Front-Panel Indicators: Bi-Color LED Switch (Red: Standby, Green: Power-On)
Green Signal Indicator (Tuner Lock)
Yellow IR Indicator (Blinking: Active IR Reception, Steady: Unread Messages)
Front-Panel Keys: 5 (Standby, Vol +/-, Channel +/-)
IR Receiver: 38 kHz NEC Protocol
Communication Port: 0.5 A USB 2.0 (optional)
Data Interface: RS-232C 115 kbps 4-pin UART
Power Rating and Environmental Characteristics
Power Rating: 9 V/1.5 A DC power jack (for 12 W external wall-mounted PSU w/ SMPS)
Input Voltage: Rated 110 V ac/230 V ac (100 V ~ 270 V ac +/- 10% nominal)
Input Frequency: Rated 50 Hz/60 Hz (45 Hz ~ 65 Hz nominal)
Output Voltage: 9 V dc
Output Current: 1.5 A
Full Load Power Consumption: 12 W
Standby Power Consumption: < 1 W
Short Circuit Protection: Auto Power Off, Internal Fuse
Operating Temperature: 0 C ~ +50 C
Storage Temperature: - 40 C ~ +60 C
Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% non-condensing
Operating Noise Level: 30 dB typical
Accessories: 1x 1.2 m RCA-male ~ RCA-male (composite video)
2x 1.2 m RCA-male ~ RCA-male (L+R audio)
Ergonomically designed basic full-function basic RCU
2x AAA batteries
1x single-language (English) black-and-white fan-fold type Quick Installation Guide