Adtec Digital mux covers hemisphere

Regional Olympic sports production is transmitted to the Americas and Caribbean broadcasters through Adtec’s DTA-3050 digital MUX.

In late November, Massachusetts based Remote Facilities Services, completed a successful 17 day transmission of the 2014 Central America / Caribbean Olympic Games thanks to the flawless performance of Adtec Digital's DTA-3050 multiplexer. The 2014 games were held in Veracruz Mexico.

The three muxes fed three 36mhz C Band transponders on two SES satellites. Each transponder had four muxed services running DVB - S2 Mode Code for effective data rates of 18 MHz. "We were able to transmit a dozen services 17 hours a day for 17 days to all of North and South America, Central America, and The Caribbean," said Michael Sandorse, director of engineering for Remote Facilities Service. "The gear performed flawlessly over 800 hours of programing over 17 days."

The 2014 Central America/Caribbean Olympic games relied on Adtec Digital multiplexers.

The 2014 Central America/Caribbean Olympic games relied on Adtec Digital multiplexers.

The DTA-3050 multiplexer has 10 ASI inputs, each supporting wire speed, a three-way mirrored ASI output, GIGE, and optional SMPTE-310. Redundancy for ASI and SMPTE-310 is supported with an intelligent built in relay-bypassed switch. The DTA-3050 is IPTV and BBTV ready, and it supports multicast and unicast configurations including SPTS/UDP, MPTS/UDP, MPEG and DVB tables. Encryption support includes DVB-CSA with Ethernet Simylcrypt, AES for use with Simylcrypt compatible Conditional Access management Servers (CAS) vendors. The DTA 3050 is ideal for traditional and next generation television networks.

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