ENENSYS Prepares for IBC 2016 New Product Launch

ENENSYS Networks is introducing a new product designed to provide highly cost-effective retransmission of DTT networks at regional/local transmitter sites where microwave, fibre or copper IP or satellite connectivity isn’t possible or is cost-prohibitive.

ENENSYS is launching DTTCaster at IBC 2016. DTTCaster allows reception of the network content using a simple antenna then re-generates that content on another frequency. The content remains exactly the same and is SFN-compliant. This provides low-cost, high-quality retransmission of a network.

Up to six DTTCaster units can be housed in ENENSYS’s 1U HDc chassis enabling the reception of 24 RF signals. The unit can receive up to four RF signals from a single DTT antenna, and rebroadcast them in DVB-T/T2/ISDB-T/Tb for DTT retransmission sites or cable head-ends. It is also fully capable of DVB-T2 SFN rebroadcasting.

Targeted Content Insertion

ENENSYS will also be presenting AdsEdge at IBC 2016. AdsEdge addresses the problem of cost-effective regional content insertion in DTT and cable networks. It supports the ‘splicing’ of file-based content, such as advertising spots, local news and regional weather forecasts, at the final stage of signal distribution which could be the transmitter site in DTT’s case or local cable headends for redistribution in others. It is single frequency network-compatible for DTT, and combines the Ads Server and Splicer in a single unit, reducing cost and complexity. AdsEdge is based on industry standard SCTE signaling enabling integration with existing systems.

Advanced Switches and IP Transport

For the first time at IBC, ENENSYS will present its recently launched IPGuardV2. This is a transparent IP switch that provides network and equipment redundancy. It works across standards and formats and is vital in maintaining service. It benefits from dedicated features and switching criteria for TS (DVB-T, ATSC), BTS (ISDB-T) and T2-MI (DVB-T2).

IPGuardV2 provides smart and automatic redundancy for all IP-based appliances and networks and is designed for any customer that needs to secure IP stream transport or generation. For example, used in DTT headend it allows seamless single frequency network and T2-MI switching, preventing any loss of synchronisation between transmitters in a network and thus, avoiding a complete TV blackout. It is scalable -from one to six modules in 1 RU with daisy chaining options – and capable of managing 396 IP Streams in 1RU.

Regional Early Warning System

ENENSYS will also highlight its rEWS – Regional Early Warning System – solution as well as OneBeam. This system provides the ability to use a standard satellite DTH network to also distribute services to DVB-T/T2 or ISDB-T transmitter sites.

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