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1-4 SDI Inputs – Encode-Combine-Modulate: QAM & IP output in Perfect 1080p60

#1 Trusted SDI Encoder Modulator on the market used by today’s largest group of AV Professionals & Integrators

1 SDI input –  PN: H-1SDI-QAM-IPLL

2 SDI input – PN: H-2SDI-QAM-IPLL

4 SDI input – PN: H-4SDI-QAM-IPLL

Broadcast Live HD-SDI Video & ASI as Cable TV  & IPTV Channels.

Broadcast over your existing Coaxial Cabling to an unlimited number of Televisions with  FULL HD


Thor Broadcast SDI-QAM-IP & SDI-QAM-IPLL Product Lines

Thor Broadcast HD-SDI to QAM modulators are combination devices that bundle real time HD hardware encoders with a managed program stream multiplexer and agile RF QAM modulator.  Each chassis can encode up to 4 channels of HD-SDI video to MPEG-2 or H.264 and modulate the programs on up to 4 QAM carrier outputs. These are individual encoding channels that can be setup and operated in individual settings; inputs 1 & 2 can be setup in Mpeg2 and have 720i resolution while inputs 3&4 can be setup in H.264 and output 1080p. In addition to the encoded programs, the unit can also modulate programs encoded externally via an ASI input.  Most notably Thor Broadcast utilizes some of the fastest encoding speeds in Mpeg2. When you’re trying to broadcast SDI video over IP or RF, professionals in all backgrounds choose Thor for their paramount applications. Pro-DVB integration personnel’s first choice in live video applications like the NFL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR circuits, and even F1 tracks around the globe all rely on Thor Broadast’s fastest encoding speeds to ensure their viewers and fans all see the race as close to the real thing as possible. Reliability is our foremost concern, these encoder/modulators have stood the test of time globally in performing arts centers, governements, military installations, and high end security applications mean that you’ll have an excellent product for years to come. 

Our Free Tech Support is backed by decades of experience from our Lab in Los Angeles, CA. Professionals you can trust will guide, implement, support, and assist over phone and IP to help your application succeed the first time. Top tier integrators from around the world rely on Thor’s expertise to ensure you get your help when you need it. This is further backed by the #1 Warranty in the industry of 5 years.  

QAM: Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (ITU-T J.83)

Thor encoder modulators are available for all major world television systems.  Quadrant Amplitude Modulation (QAM) is commonly used in cable TV systems due to its high bandwidth abilities.  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) defines the standards for QAM under the J.83 standard.  Thor QAM-IP chassis support all three primary J.83 QAM standards; ITU-T J.83A, J.83B, and J.83C.  Any QAM-IP chassis can be set to output RF carriers under either of these three standards without the need to change firmware.  J.83A and J.83C are primarily used in European systems and are commonly known as DVB-C.  US cable TV systems are based on J.83B, which in the United States is commonly referred to simply as “QAM”.  QAM-IP chassis are available from Thor with many different types of video input and encoder cards.  These encoder modules are independent of the modulator chassis system.  

SDI-QAM-IPLL: Modulator Chassis with up 4 inputs @ 3G-SDI 1080p60

SDI uncompressed digital video is commonly used in broadcasting and professional AV systems due to its convenience.  Serial Digital video can be carried over single conductor coax cables and typically employ common BNC connectors. HD-SDI carries the same digital video data as HDMI, but without all complicated digital content protection (DCP) and HDCP trouble.  Thor multichannel encoder modulator chassis systems support encoder card input configurations from 1 to 4 channels.  These cards are now standard with Low Latency and Dolby Digital AC3.

QAM-IPLL: Low Latency Encoding Option

Thor’s Low Latency encoding is now paramount in nearly every Live Sport on a global level; from the Olympics to Race Tracks, our all inclusive feature reduces the time delay between video input and encoded program output by more than 10 times.  Standard model encoder modulator chassis systems typically have an encoding latency of 700-1200 ms depending on encoding parameters and output configurations.  For many applications, adding approximately 1 second latency doesn’t make a difference.  For other applications, such as live events; 1 second delay is very noticeable and prevents modulation from being used in distribution systems.  The solution to live video broadcast applications is the Low Latency upgrade option for the encoders. IPLL models typically have an encoding latency of approximately 70-110ms(lab tested), making them suitable for distribution of live video events.  Contact a Thor sales representative today for more information on encoding latency. 

Encoder Card Compatibility between Modulator Chassis

Chassis systems with custom encoder card configurations are available for supporting multiple input video formats in a single chassis.  Thor SDI-QAM-IP line of encoder modulators are designed for high quality distribution of broadcast quality video over coax cable.  These systems are available in many configurations for a wide range of applications.  This page covers models for a specific input video type combined with a modulator chassis programed for a specific output format.  It is important to note that encoder card types can usually be combined with encoder cards for other video types.  For custom model configurations please contact Thor directly for pricing and availability.  While most firmware for Thor modulator chassis is inter-compatible; not all hardware will work with all software.  Thor representatives are available for free design and consultation service. 


  • Any SDI Input up to 3G-SDI @1080p60
  • ASI Input SPTS or MPTS up to 120 Mbps
  • Fully Network Managed through browser
  • QAM-256/64 RF Output up to 4 Adjacent
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP,RTP/RTSP
  • ASI Output with multiplexer cherry picking 
  • #1 Warranty on the market – 5 years all inclusive
  • Free Live Tech Support from Los Angeles, CA


  • Input

3G-SDI, HD-SDI: BNC- 75 Ohm

  • Supported Resolutions

1280x720P 60 / 59.94 / 50 Hz

1920x1080I 60 / 59.94 / 50 Hz

1920x1080P 60 / 59.94 / 50 Hz

  • Video Codecs

MPEG-2 SD / HD 1.5-19.5 Mbps

and selectable

H.264 HD 0.8-19.5 Mbps

  • Audio Codecs

Dolby AC3

MPEG-1 Layer II



  • Audio Sample Rate

48 kHz

  • Audio Bit Rates

64 kbps, 96 kbps, 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps, 320 kbps

  • Modulation Standard

QAM – J.83A, J.83B, J.83C

  • RF Frequency Range

30-960 MHz 1 kHz Step

  • RF Power Level

15-43 dBmV Adjustable

  • DVB-ASI Output

BNC Connector: 1-60 Mbps

  • DVB-ASI Input

BNC Connector: 1-120 Mbps

 Programs Selected by PID

Programs Muxed to all Outputs

  • IPTV Output


Unicast and Multicast Supported

  • Power Input

100-240 VAC Auto Switching

~ 20 W

  • Cables Included
1 to 4 HD-SDI BNC cables, power cords
  • Dimensions

19 x 12  x2 Inches

  • Weight

9 Pounds

  • Operating Temperature

32-110 °F