TDF has purchased a number of T-VIPS TVG420 ASI to IP Gateway units for the expansion of the French DTT distribution network to encompass La Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Polynesia.
Each TVG420 Gateway allows DVB-ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface) MPEG-2 signals to be carried over the robust IP network used by TDF, to transport content originated in Paris to Single Frequency Network (SFN) broadcast towers and relays across France. The same solution is also used by TDF in the French Antilles, French Polynesia, French Guiana and La Reunion territories overseas.
“The TVG420 ASI to IP Gateway offers a highly flexible and reliable broadcast distribution solution,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO T-VIPS. “High quality transmission is assured at all times through advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) techniques and an innovative clock re-sync feature, which we believe is the best in the industry. Additionally, the low power consumption of the units and the availability of a DC power supply ensure that TDF can enjoy a low operational cost.”
“Absolute dependability is essential for a project such as this, where units are not only geographically dispersed, but may be placed in very remote locations such as at a transmission tower on top of a mountain,” concluded Dolvik.