FloodGate FG-5000 Series Transcoders

Broadcast Quality, Full HD and Mobile Format Support

Introducing the FloodGate FG-5000 Series Transcoder, an HDTV headend appliance for commercial markets. The FG-5000 Series are multi-format transcoders capable of delivering up to 336 streams in a 3U appliance. Transcode from MPEG2 to H.264, or H.264 to MPEG2, or H.264 to H.264. Support for transrating and transcaling of HD bitrates and resolutions down to smaller formats suitable for delivery in mobile, handheld, or TV everywhere digital video delivery applications.

FloodGate FG-5442

Options Available:


  • Gigabit Ethernet (IP, SPTS)


  • Gigabit Ethernet (IP, SPTS)
  • DVB-C Output (MPTS, QAM modulation Annex A, B, or C)

Content Security

  • Decryption: DTCP-IP, Verimatrix, private-key AES, others
  • Encrption: Pro:Idiom, SamsungLYNK, Verimatrix, VSECURE, others


Models at a Glance:

Transcoders with IP In / IP Out

  • FG-5600KG (8-168 streams)

Transcoders with IP in / QAM out

  • FG-5400KG (8-72 streams)

Transcoders for DIRECTV (COM1000/2000)

  • FG-5400KG (8-72 streams, QAM output, Pro:Idiom or SamsungLYNK encryption)
  • FG-5600KG (8-84 streams, IP output, Pro:idiom, SamsungLYNK, or Verimatrix encryption)
  • Option for above: Audio transcode MPEG1 input to Dolby-AC3 output
  • FG-4105KG (48,96 audio transcodes MPEG1 input to Dolby-AC3 output)

Transcoders for DISH Network

  • FG-5400E (8-72 streams, QAM output, Pro:Idiom or SamsungLYNK encryption)
  • FG-5600E (8-84 streams, IP output, Pro:idiom, SamsungLYNK, or Verimatrix encryption)

  • Features
  • Specifications



Next Generation Transcoder Technology

Highest density/lowest cost per stream in the industry

High density

Up to 336 simultaneous transcodes

Multi-format video support

H.264 MP,HP@L4.2 720p, 1080i, 1080p

H.264 MP,HP@L3.0 480i, 576i

MPEG2 MP@HL 720p, 1080i, 1080p

MPEG2 MP@ML 480i, 576i

Multi-format audio support

MPEG1 Layer II, MPEG1 Layer III (MP3), AAC LC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC-3), PCM, WMA


HD bitrates down


Upscaling / downscaling, HD resolution

Flexible Profiles

Ensures source/destination compatibility

Flexible I/O

Gigabit Ethernet (IP) input/output, DVB-ASI inputs, DVB-QAM outputs

Optional encryption/decryption

Supports AES-128 industry standards for DTCP/IP, Pro:Idiom, Samsung LYNK, Verimatrix

3 Year Warranty

Investment protection

IP Inputs/Outputs

Connections : 2 GigE Ethernet RJ-45

(Input, Output)

1 10/100Base-T RJ-45

(Management port)


DVB-ASI Inputs (Optional)

Connector: 6 BNC-type, female

Configuration: 6, 12, 18 ports


DVB-C QAM RF Output (Optional)

Connector: F-type, female

Configuration: 12 or 24 QAM channels



Protocols: SNMPV1, SNMPv2

UI: IE7/8 browser



Dimensions: 19”Wx5.25”H x17”D

Weight: 28lbs.

Mounting: Horizontal