ME-7000 Converged Compression Platform

ME-7000 Converged Compression Platform

High density modular multi-video format encoder, transcoder with grooming, splicing and multiplexing

The ME-7000 high performance converged compression platform is focused on the efficient delivery of high quality linear broadcast video for IPTV, cable, satellite and OTT applications. It provides multi-codec support of HEVC, MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 encoding. Output formats may be UltraHD 4k, HD, SD or multi-bitrate (MBR) transcoding for ABR multi-screen IP video delivery.

Through the optimum combination of ASIC-based compression technologies coupled with ARRIS video pre-processing software enhancements it provides the best of hardware and software architectures, delivering high-density and high video quality in a future-proof, upgradable platform. The ME-7000 provides a flexible and easily upgradeable system with cost saving low power per channel to provide simultaneous multi-format outputs in any environment.


  • Dedicated programmable silicon designed for multi-codec compression
  • A consistent, high density channel count within a 1RU platform, independent of input or output encoding formats
  • Dual hot-swappable power supplies for ultimate flexibility of 24 x 7 operation
  • Flexible configuration options simplify headend architectures, reduce chassis count, and increase reliability
  • Embedded Element ManagerGUI for easy drag and drop configuration and management along with XML configuration over HTTPS
  • Reduced capital and operational costs through reduced rack-space, less power and cooling requirements, compared with software based encoders
  • Modular upgradeability to UHD, HEVC codec support as required

The ARRIS ME-7000 converged compression platform provides unmatched video compression efficiency for the highest quality video at all bit-rates. Dedicated encoding/transcoding hardware, using the latest compression silicon designs and software techniques, delivers incredible density, saving valuable rack-space and power. Designed for 24x7 operation, the ME-7000 is the best choice for service providers delivering multi-format video services to their subscribers.


Note: specifications are subject to change without notice.


  • Dimensions: 1 RU (1.75” High x 17.6” Wide x 26.5” Deep, 44.5mm H x 447mm W x 673mm D)
  • Weight: 39lbs / 17.7 kg


  • 110-240VAC, 400 watts fully loaded


  • MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, HEVC / 4K (Main10), HD, SD and HD to SD down conversion

Video Inputs

  • 1GB Ethernet and 10GB Ethernet Optical/copper, SDI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4

Video Outputs

  • 1GB Ethernet and 10GB Ethernet Optical/copper, Unicast or Multicast, Main plus Picture in Picture, and Multi-Bit Rate (MBR)


  • Passthrough, encode, transcode and loudness leveling for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, MPEG1-L2, HE-AAC and AAC-LC options


  • SCTE 35 ad insertion splice points from SCTE104, EIA608/708 closed-captioning, SCTE27, Teletext, OP-47, and DVB subtitling

Grooming/Muxing and Ad Splicing

  • Performs grooming, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 & HEVC Ad splicing and processing-intensive multiplexing

Related Information

Transcoding for Linear Video: Making the Choice Between Hardware and Software

 TECHNICAL TRAINING - browse available ME-7000 Training in the ARRIS Training Catalog.

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