TeamCast, the world-renowned leader in digital modulation technologies for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), Wireless Transmission and Satellite Applications, will provide key technologies for a demonstration of OTT Multiscreen video delivery over DVB-T2 made by SENTECH at Africacom 2018 in collaboration with Broadpeak and Noovo.
The demonstration, organized by SENTECH, uses two products from TeamCast, SmarGate and TWISTER to establish the IP transmission over Terrestrial DVB-T2 channel as required.
The OTT stream content is adapted thanks to a Broadpeak Server (BkE200 Transcaster) in order to ensure a multicast stream delivery. At the receiving, the demo is based on a Noovo DVB-T2 Home Gateway that operates the Broadpeak nanoCDN software process.
The overall solution enables to deliver the video content to virtually millions of simultaneous viewers using a single multicast session over the network.
TeamCast’s Smartgate provides efficient IP/Ethernet encapsulation for delivery by broadcast networks (either satellite or terrestrial). Installed on the up-link side, SmartGate provides backhauling of data for various IP applications such as Interactive TV, IoT, M2M, with high efficiency and effectiveness. It enables operators to serve a large population of terminals with an optimized use of the broadcast bandwidth.
TeamCast’s TWISTER is a high-end DVB-T and DVB-T2 exciter, especially designed to meet Broadcaster’s expectation to transmit over-the-air fully standardized DVB-T2 signal waveform with top class of signal performances. TWISTER comes as a compact 1-RU rack form factor that can be used as a stand-alone unit for Labs test and can be also smoothly integrated with existing transmitters. TWISTER has already been elected by key Broadcasters worldwide who wanted to upgrade some of their existing transmitter to support 2ndGeneration of DVB-T standard.