The Cisco D9096 4:2:2 10-bit AVC is an improved encoder, designed for contribution applications, that employ the 10-bit Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec. The Cisco D9096 also supports MPEG-2 and AVC-I codecs, making it a highly complementary product to the Cisco Digital Content Manager Gateway (DCM-G) for fixed-contribution applications, that need to support a variety of codecs, bitrates and use cases. The D9096 can encode video at fast speed, which is suitable for the high-bitrate-compressed applications. Along with a high-quality and versatile video encoding engine, the D9096 offers a comprehensive audio encoding feature set, with support for Dolby E decoding, and Dolby Digital and Digital Plus encoding. The IP output allows the user to stream from any physical port, including the management port, and set up a variety of redundancy schemes. The Cisco D9096 front panel has an alphanumeric keypad and assignable shortcut keys, which streamline operations, when a web browser is not available. A thin film transistor (TFT) display on the front panel shows the input video and format.