Radiofar’s DVB-T/T2 Exciter/Modulator/GAP Filler, which is being demonstrated on the DVLab stand, is a multi-mode multi-function device designed to provide a cost-effective and high quality solution for broadcast network operators and system integrators aiming to deploy digital TV services over DVB-T/T2 networks in MFN or SFN environments.
It is available in either a DVB-T or DVB-T2 configuration, and features an Interface B input mode for support of MFN, SFN (MISO and SISO), single PLP and multiple PLP DVB-T2 transmission based on T2-MI input supplied from a separate T2 gateway. An optional Interface A input mode enables standalone support of DVB-T2 in MFN single PLP mode with legacy MPEG-2 TS input. The unit features high performance digital adaptive linear and nonlinear pre-correction for maximum transmitter performance, and what DVLab describes as a user-friendly intuitive web GUI for control via any standard web browser. Also provided are SNMP client Get/Set/Trap and SCPI control over RS232/RS485 and IP. It additionally allows for seamless switching between any of the ASI and/or IP inputs.
Four Ethernet interfaces are configured for control and data transport, two of which are available for TSoIP. A multi-standard global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver is integrated for time and frequency reference based on GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and GALILEO systems.
According to DVLab, the product is futureproof as it is based on a fully reconfigurable and software-upgradable modulator platform.