LA-5269 provides everything necessary to accomplish simple, reliable encoding or transcoding. Features include frame synchronized AES inputs, HD/SD-SDI, or AES-11 (DARS) reference, plus internal or external serial metadata. Coding is provided by a Dolby-manufactured encoder module featuring the latest versions of the codecs for superior sound quality.

Additional functionality can be added as needed via software, enabling support of additional encoding and/or transcoding flavors.

A bright LED display and rotary encoder with four control keys provide easy menu navigation. Dual redundant power supplies, GPI/O, and a hard relay bypass are standard, while SNMP monitoring is offered as an option.




  • Frame synchronized AES inputs

  • HD/SD-SDI or AES-II (DARS) reference

  • Internal or external serial metadata

  • Available SNMP monitoring



Encode to Dolby Digital (AC-3) from PCM, encode to Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) from PCM, transcode Dolby Digital to Dolby Digital Plus, encode to AAC or HE-AAC (with or without Dolby metadata) from PCM. Dolby E decoding is optional, and allows Dolby E sources to be decoded and encoded into Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, HE-AAC and AAC.


Software Updates

The LA-5269 provides a low-cost encoding platform that allows features to be enabled without the need to replace hardware. A simple software update can add features or codecs at any time. System status and additional I/O features can also be added as needed, essentially allowing broadcasters to pay for only what they need.


Supported CODECs

  • Dolby Digital (AC-3) Encode from PCM or Dolby E

  • Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) Encode from PCM or Dolby E, Transcode from AC-3

  • Available Dolby E decoding



  • All connectors are 75-Ohm BNC female; Four main inputs with 75-Ohm internal termination; Four main outputs; 48kHz AES DARS reference input and passive loop out; Bypass input and encoder output; Signal levels per SMPTE 276M/AES-3ID-2001



  • De-embedding, decoding/encoding, and re-embedding of 16 channels of applied HD/SD-SDI signal. Signal levels per SMPTE 292M/259M. Supports SMPTE 2020 A and B VANC metadata. Up to 1080i/60/59.94/50Hz supported



  • 137 msec for Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) encode -99/120 msec for Dolby E decode (NTSC/PAL)


Parallel GPI/O Control Port

  • 9-pin female D connector, 0-5V TTL levels


Serial Metadata Input

  • 9-pin female D connector, 115 kbps, pinout per SMPTE 207M (RS-485); protocol per SMPTE RDD6 metadata specifications and is Dolby compliant. HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 292M/259M)


Power Requirements

  • Dual 100-264 VAC, auto-sensing, 50/60Hz, 35 W total maximum


Dimensions and Weight

  • 1RU - 1.75”H x 19”W x 12.5”D (44 x 483 x 318 mm)

  • Net weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg), approximate


Shipping Dimensions and Weight

  • 22”W x 17”D x 7”H (178 x 559 x 432 mm)

  • Net weight: 13 lbs. (5.9 kg), approximate



  • Convection cooled. Operating: 0 to 50 degrees C, non-operating -20 to 70 degrees C



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  • Standard Telos Alliance 2-Year Warranty