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DVB Steering Board ratifies GSE-Lite specification

21 November 2013
DVB Steering Board ratifies GSE-Lite specification

At the 75th meeting of the DVB Steering Board, the new DVB-GSE-Lite (Generic Stream Encapsulation) specification was ratified. The specification will now be submitted to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for formal standardisation. A GSE-Lite BlueBook will be published shortly.

The DVB-GSE protocol allows for encapsulation of IP and other network layer packets over the second generation DVB physical layer specifications – DVB-S2, DVB-C2, DVB-T2, and DVB-NGH. DVB-GSE aims to maximise the efficiency of IP datagrams transport, and reduce the overhead by a factor of two to three with respect to DVB-MPE over MPEG-TS.

“DVB strives to provide up-to-date market solutions with its specifications and the GSE-Lite profile is a perfect example of this work,” commented Peter Siebert, executive director, DVB. “This new specification will enable the creation of cost savings for consumers purchasing receiver equipment designed for DVB second generation standards.”

The new GSE-Lite profile reduces the memory and processing requirements at both the transmitter and the receiver. It is particularly aimed at consumer receivers, where cost is a major design factor. The profile has been created to take into consideration the increased use of IP packets, while retaining many of the features of the full GSE specification. GSE-Lite is particularly targeted at the second generation DVB physical layer specifications DVB-S2, DVB-C2, DVB-T2, and DVB-NGH.

The DVB World 2014 Conference will be held in Prague from 10-12 March.

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