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Catvision IP Television

Triple TV head-end delivers high quality broadcast MPEG-2 content over an IP network to a TV via an (concealed) IP Set Top Box (STB). A wide range of digital television and radio channels can be provided from a single server. The Triple TV system supports the acquisition of encrypted and free-to-air digital channels. Each IPTV server will manage a number of individual interfaces, which can support any input feed combination. These interfaces include:

  • DVB-T for digital terrestrial signals (Free to Air or Encrypted)
  • DVB-S for digital satellite signals (Free to Air or Encrypted)
  • DVB-S HD for High Definition digital satellite signals
  • ASI for digital encrypted satellite signals
  • Analogue interface through composite video or s-video.

The modular design of the Triple TV system means additional servers can be added at any time to increase the number of channels available. Digital signals are acquired as RF MPEG-2 program streams based on customers channel line-up. The Triple TV system removes the RF layer, replaces it with IP, assigns a multicast address and distributes it over the IP network as an individual multicast stream. Channel changing is controlled via requests made to the network elements from the STB or PC client. Administrators can access the Triple TV web based management system from any point in their network through a secure log on process.

 

Solution Enhancements

Building on the core system software, the solution enhancements enable a system to be configured using individual applications to meet the specific requirements of the end user.

 

Management Tools

A range of web based management tools provides remote control of the system set up and performance as well as content management and distribution.