Bridge Technologies Monitoring Deployed by RTV Slovenia

Slovenian national broadcaster RTV Slovenia recently installed a monitoring system from Bridge Technologies for its DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, and IP delivery chain.

Bridge Technologies provided a monitoring solution RTV Slovenia that includes a combination of VB120, VB252 and VB272 probes with ETR290 monitoring capability for analysis functionality and graphic presentation of complex live traffic over existing DVB delivery systems. The system allows RTV Slovenia to extend its monitoring capabilities to include future DVB-T2/S2 delivery platforms without making changes to the monitoring system.

'For a long time we tried to find a single-box probe which would be capable of monitoring all our delivery systems and which would be easy to integrate to our open-source upper-level monitoring system,' said Bojan Ramšak, head of the Development Department of OU Transmitters and Communications, RTV Slovenia’s technical division.

RTV selected Bridge Technologies’ VB120 modular solution fitted with additional blades for DVB-T and DVB-S on-air monitoring. The system’s visual presentation of irregularities to the network operations center crew helps reveal problems immediately and before viewers see them. It’s a solution not only for head-end IP output monitoring and analysis, but also for checking the correctness of two other delivery platforms.

RTV Slovenia began operating the country’s first DVB-T multiplex in 2007-2008 and opened its new IP head-end to encode and deliver content to the distribution and broadcast networks. In addition to IP and satellite delivery, viewers are able to receive RTV’s channels via IPTV and cable operators. RTV Slovenia is a public institution of special cultural and national importance performing public service in the field of radio and television activities with the intention of fulfilling democratic, social and cultural needs of the citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenians abroad, Slovenian national minorities in Italy, Austria and Hungary, Italian and Hungarian national communities in the Republic of Slovenia.

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