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T-VIPS builds Bridges for SFNs

6 March 2012

Frontrunner in digital terrestrial TV solutions, T-VIPS, has announced that the CP330 T2 Bridge – which enables regional adaption in DVB-T/T2 single frequency networks (SFNs) – is ready to ship. The CP330 offers network operators flexibility in how they design their distribution networks and how they insert regional and local content. The T2 Bridge enables the distribution of signals to digital terrestrial transmitters using satellite or hybrid (satellite, fiber and microwave) infrastructures. With the T-VIPS CP330, it is possible to reuse a Direct To Home (DTH) satellite signal to directly feed terrestrial transmitters. By utilising the DTH satellite and the advanced deterministic multiplexing processes of the CP330, terrestrial operators have a highly cost-effective distribution solution that is SFN compliant. “Up until now DVB-T2 operators have been unable to effectively utilise DTH satellite signals for primary distribution to SFN transmitter sites. That changes with the launch of the T-VIPS CP330,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “With support for PLP replacement and deterministic remultiplexing, T-VIPS solves the issues of localising a DTT offering while maximising efficiency through SFN operation. Most important of all the CP330 allows operators to do this at the same time as utilising the DTH satellite signal. We believe that this significant leap in flexibility and efficiency will make the CP330 an important part of the DTT operator’s toolkit.

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