ENENSYS Launching Test-Tree at IBC 2016

New ENENSYS division is the culmination of several years’ work and considerable investment. It provides a platform for the company’s established test and measurement expertise as well as new product development.

ENENSYS Technologies designs and manufacturers digital TV transmission technologies and test and measurement equipment. The company is announcing the launch of its new and independent test and monitoring division Test-Tree at IBC 2016.  Test-Tree replaces the previous ENENSYS Test Systems.

ENENSYS has been producing test tools for the television industry since 2004. In 2013 R&D development increased three-fold. 2015 saw a new office opened in Russia followed by another in Hong Kong this year. The launch of the Test-Tree division that now houses the company’s test and measurement technologies, builds upon its commitment to delivering best-in-class services to broadcasters worldwide.

Today’s test and measurement devices must be accurate, easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy as well as cost-effective, to allow the healthy and steady growth of a network. Test-Tree products include test tools for lab and fields work as well as 24/7 broadcast network monitoring solutions. They support the latest broadcast standards including ATSC 3.0. The test tools are designed to identify/analyse/record/reproduce network issues in the field while the lab modules are for understanding new standards and technologies, reproducing/simulating a real network in the lab, product testing and so on. The monitoring tools provide round-the-clock, detailed network monitoring.

Didier Farcy, Test and Monitoring Business Unit Manager, said, “We have invested heavily in our test and measurement business, particularly in the area of 24-hour broadcast network monitoring where we have now sold 3,500 units and work with over 40 Tier 1 broadcast network operators. We want to show to the market our increased commitment and our leading technological expertise.”

IBC new product launch

ENENSYS is also announcing the launch of DTTCaster at IBC 2016. This provides highly cost-effective off-air reception and retransmission of DTT signals at transmitter sites where other connectivity isn’t possible or is cost-prohibitive.

DTTCaster is a brand new product, and an important addition to ENENSYS’ DTT network regionalisation and optimisation portfolio. It allows highly cost-effective retransmission of DTT networks at regional/local transmitter sites where IP (microwave, fibre and so on) or satellite connectivity isn’t possible or is too expensive. In terms of the former, this is usually down to either geography or cost or a combination of the two. C-band satellite reception at local transmitter sites isn’t always possible either as the dishes are very large and there’s surrounding infrastructure required too. Of course with satellite there are also capacity costs to consider.

DTTCaster allows reception of network content using a simple antenna then regenerates that content on another frequency. This provides low-cost, high-quality retransmission of a network. With DVB-T2, ENENSYS has developed an innovative and fully standards-compliant solution that allows the rebroadcasting of Single Frequency Network content in both single PLP and multiple PLP mode. This allows an efficient parent/child transmitter architecture. DTTCaster units are housed in ENENSYS’s HDc chassis with a maximum of six DTTCaster units in 1U enabling the reception of 24 RF signals.

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