IDC’s TITAN High Definition Contribution Encoder selected by Telesur for SNG network expansion

Posted on February 18, 2015

Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC), a technology provider for the world’s premiere broadcasters, is pleased to announce that Venezuela’s leading broadcaster, Telesur, has selected IDC’s TITAN™ video contribution solution to expand its satellite news gathering (SNG) network across Latin America with the technical assistance from our partner in México, GRIMSAT.

“The TITAN encoder and HMR decoder are perfectly suited to the challenging environments where our SNG systems are deployed,” said Aissa García, Director of Telesur México.  “TITAN’s robust construction, ease of use and the ability to get on the air quickly were key factors in our selection of the TITAN video contribution solution.”

The TITAN encoder provides the perfect balance of high video quality and best-in-class usability for demanding outside broadcast applications. The TITAN encoder family provides solutions for standard and high definition encoding in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. Certain models feature extremely low latency of 150ms and 4:2:2 10-bit encoding in high definition.

The TITAN encoder design is based on more than a decade of IDC experience serving the outside broadcast industry. TITAN encoders are built from the ground up for the demanding conditions of outside broadcasting, featuring rugged construction to achieve superior reliability. The TITAN encoder retains the familiar, easy to use front panel which allows quick setup for mission critical operations, and is able to achieve signal on-air from power up in less than 60 seconds.   

“IDC is delighted to add Telesur to our growing list of TITAN customers,” said Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC. “IDC is committed to providing industry-leading solutions that enable broadcasters to capture and transmit the highest quality images.”

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a technology provider for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. For more information visit:


A leading integrator of SNG units, GRIMSAT offers more than 20 years experience in broadcast solutions for the most important TV broadcasters in Latin America. “We are pleased to use TITAN™ encoders in the most demanding integrations, achieving the highest quality in broadcasting solutions for our customers,” said Ramon Grimaldo, Sales Manager for GRIMSAT.