EUROVISION uses Hypermux for global network upgrade29 August 2013
The EUROVISION network unveiled the Hypermux solution this week, which went live in the Asian and American segments of the network, and is due to be rolled out in Europe in the coming months. The EBU-designed solution is intended to boost network efficiency, flexibility and security.
Hypermux was delivered in three months and increases the transmission capacity of EUROVISION’s satellite transponders in regions by more than 50%, as well as handling an array of video and data feeds.
EBU network director Graham Warren said that Hypermux is far ahead of any other multiplex solution in today’s satellite broadcast industry and would benefit all EUROVISION network stakeholders.
“Not only does Hypermux increase the amount of content we can carry, but it does so in a more efficient and secure way,” he said. “Hypermux is also more resistant to satellite interference, and it simplifies the set-up arrangements for the customer while handling all types of video and data."
“Hypermux is an extremely versatile platform able to simultaneously handle both data transmissions and video, from SD to 4K,” added project architect Puiu Dolea. “It can seamlessly adapt at very short notice to changing client requirements, and yet it is much easier to operate."
Hypermux will also benefit from EUROVISION’s disaster recovery capabilities, with fully backed up hub facilities in various locations.