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Soloist-HD Pro

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Soloist-HD Pro

The Soloist-HD Pro is a broadcast quality High Definition (HD) MPEG 2 and AVC decoder. Multi-CODEC decoding has never been easier or more reliable.

The Soloist-HD Pro supports ASI, GIGE and Hard Drive Transport Stream decoding. Video outputs include D1(composite), HDMI with HDCP and HD-SDI with embedded audio. Decode MPEG 2 SD 422, HD 420, AVC SD and HD video. Audio decoding includes a single stereo channel of Dolby Digital, Dolby 5.1*, MPEG 1 Layer 2 and AAC-LC audio. Output broadcast quality video with embedded stereo audio on the HD-SDI interface and to consumer monitors with the HDMI interface. Composite D1 video and balanced analog audio are also supported for legacy NTSC or PAL environments.

The decoder can down convert HD 1080i or 720 P to Composite or SDI. The Soloist-HD Pro is available in configurations that support either live streaming or stored playback.


  • Decode MPEG-2 and AVC High Definition: Step up to stunning high definition decoding of AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2
  • ASI Decode: Use the included ASI interface to decode a live transport stream
  • GIGE Decode: Use the included GIGE interface to decode a live transport stream
  • Hard Drive Decode: The Soloist-HD Pro includes a built in hard drive with a command interface and scheduler that can play a list or scheduled transport streams
  • Automatic Fallback with Signal Loss: The Soloist-HD Pro will fall back to hard-drive playout if a signal is lost.
  • High and Standard Definition: Decode both SD and HD content with the Soloist-HD Pro
  • Up and Down Conversion: Scale video up or down from NTSC to 1080i60.
  • Sound Professional: Decode stereo MPEG 1 Layer 2, Dolby Digital and decode or down-mix Dolby 5.1

Technical Specifications

  • ISO13818-1 188 Byte Transport Stream
  • Sources: ASI, GIGE, Hard Drive

  • Standard Definition (SD) NTSC, PAL
  • High Definition (HD) 720P 60/50, 1080i 60/50
    • Decode Up and Down conversion SD to and from HD
    • Video aspect format: Auto, 4x3 or 16x9

Video Interfaces
  • SDI, SMPTE 259M (SD)
  • HDSDI, SMPTE 292M (HD)
  • HDMI with HDCP

Standard Definition (SD) Decode
  • MPEG 2 SD: MP@ML up to 15 Mbs
  • MPEG 2 SD: 422P@ML up to 50 Mbs
  • AVC/H.264: MP@L3.1 up to 10 Mbs

High Definition (HD) Decode
  • MPEG 2 HD: MP@HL up to 60 Mbs
  • AVC/H.264 HD: MP@L4.1 and HP@L4.1 up to 20 Mbs

Audio Interfaces
  • SDI Embedded stereo audio pair per SMPTE 272M (SD) or SMPTE 299M (HD) based on target video resolution
  • Analog audio on balanced stereo 5 Pin RST
  • HDMI
  • Audio Outputs: simultaneous embedding on HDSDI, HDMI and Analog balanced output

Audio Decode
  • Dolby Digital AC-3: Bit rates up to 640kbps. Sample rates of 32, 44.1 and 48KHz. Multi-channel 5.1 downmix.
  • MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 Layer I, II and III (MP3) 2.0: Bit rates up to 448kbps (Layer I), 384kbps (Layer II) or 320kbps (Layer III). Sample rates of 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1 and 48KHz. Single channel, dual channel, joint stereo and stereo modes.
  • AAC-LC MPEG-2 and MPEG-4: Bit rates up to 384kbps. Sample rates of 7.35, 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1 and 48KHz.

Host Platform
  • Storage: 160GB hard drive
  • Embedded Linux real time operating system.
  • Power: 70-240 VAC 50-60Hz and 65 Watts (20 Watts typical) of power.
  • Size: 1RU rack mount chassis. 19in. wide, 1.75in. high, 10in. deep.
  • Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 Kg)
  • Environmental: Active cooling (Fans), 0 to 90 Degrees Fahrenheit, Less than 70% RH, Non-Condensing

Communications and Control
  • Ethernet 10/100
  • GIGE
  • Ethernet Protocols: HTTP, Telnet, FTP, UDP/RTP, NTP
  • Serial Communications: 2-RS232 (38400-115,200K, 8, 1 N)
  • Embedded Automation: List, Loop, Schedule Logging.

Front Panel
  • Keypad: Mode, Select, Enter, Escape, Up, Down, Left, Right
  • Blue Translucent LCD (20 characters by 2 rows)
  • Host Status LEDs Power, Alarm, Link, Busy, Storage.
  • Status LEDs: Play, Mulitcast, Video, Audio, Resolution (NTSC, PAL, 720, 1080, Other), Alarm

Specifications Disclaimer: Specifications subject to change without written notice. Copyright 2009 Adtec Digital. Soloist-HD Pro is a trademark of Adtec Digital. Other product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This information may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced and translated, or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form without prior consent in writing from Adtec Digital.

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