MAINDATA launches DVB-ASI to IP adapter at IBC 2006 Amsterdam Sept. 8-12, in Mobile Zone.
MAINDATA introduces DVB-ASI to IP adapter allowing transmission of MPEG TS via Internet within DVB-H, DVB-T, DVB-S, IPTV networks. DVB-ASI to IP adapter supports the FEC code compliant with Pro-MPEG Code of Practice#3, release 2.
MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS), containing AV content compressed by different algorithms (e.g. MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 etc.) has to be often transmitted over long distance, while DVB-ASI physical layer supports distances only up to 300 m.
DVB- ASI to IP Adapter enables to transmit DVB-ASI / MPEG-2 TS via IP networks. At one end it converts DVB-ASI output interface into IP/Ethernet output and on another IP/Ethernet input into DVB-ASI output interface. This solution is independent from Video Compression so it can carry any AV streams in DVB-ASI MPEG-2 TS format via IP network.
MD DVB-IP Adapter significantly extends the distance and reduces communication costs. DVB-ASI to IP Adapter offers economical solution in various DVB network configurations (see Application examples).
In case of multiplexing several TV programs within a single multiplex there can be connected feed from a remotely located studio (e.g. local TV).
For connecting remotely located local TV studio’s AV encoder MD DVB-ASI to IP adapter can be used to transmit output of TV studio to remote DVB-T or DVB-S multiplex, where all TV programs are multiplexed into a single MPEG-2 TS ready for transmission.
In DVB-H/T networks MPEG-2 TS has to be delivered from head-end platform to TV transmitters spread accross the country. Distributing MPEG-2 TS signal via IP networks belongs to one of new possibilities.
MPEG-2 TS signal is taken from IP link and regenerated at transmitter point as required for further transmission.
Ever improving economy and availability of IP links makes this option a viable alternative.
Possible alternative in DVB-S networks is transmission of Multiplex output to remotely located Up-link. Remote up-link is frequently appearing configuration of networks.
Distribution of MPEG based TV signal via IP networks to IP Set Top Boxes.
With raising importance of distributing TV programming via IP networks DVB-ASI to IP adapter allows to deliver TV programming to the end-user Set-top-boxe (STB) via a broadband IP link (xDSL, Satellite, WiMax etc.).
This option is viable alternative for Multiple service operators providing data+VoIP+TV services over the same network.
MAINDATA was established in 1996 and provides complex SW platform for Satellite Internet over DVB links named HYBRID-NET®, Distance Education platform deploying video streaming SMART EDU, as well as File Multicast platform for multimedia content distribution over 1-way link MEDIACAST & DOWNLOAD SYSTEM. MAINDATA also provides PSI/SI tables generator and distributes ASI, SDI interface boards.
MAINDATA customer base ranges from SONY, World Bank USA, Telenor Slovakia, Horizon Satellite Services Dubai UAE, Gulfsat Kuwait, ISAT USA, Al-Sabah Group Kuwait, Eurotel Italy, CSM Indonesia, PDMC Taiwan, Katelco Kazakhstan, Telconsult UK, HCL India, One2Net Uganda etc.