This design takes off-air channels, SDI streams, SDI or TS files and even analogue AV, encodes it to MPEG-2 or H.264, multiplexes it into a new transport stream, which is then modulated and broadcast. DekTec receiver cards support DVB-T/T2, DVB-C and DVB-S/S2 and similarly modulation is possible in these standards and more.

Depending on the encoding requirements the whole system can be deployed on a single PC or server. Alternatively encoding and multiplexing can be split over two servers with an IP connection (GbE) between them.