Atlanta DTH, a globally active developer of cable, satellite, terrestrial and IP media related applications, announces the impending launch of the AIRialTV Solo ATSC 3.0 ultra-compact television tuner. Only slightly larger than a plug-in USB memory card, AIRialTV Solo incorporates a coaxial TV antenna interface allowing direct connection of the feed from a satellite or digital terrestrial source. Output is via a standard USB connector which also sources power for the tuner.
Designed for direct connection to smart TVs, set-top boxes and mobile devices, AIRialTV Solo supports the many enhancements which ATSC 3.0 brings to free-to-air broadcasting, including ultra-high-definition, high dynamic range and interactive content. It can also be used to view streaming services such as Plex. The companion AIRialTV App provides easy access to an electronic program guide and additional features such as closed captioning. Free-to-air ATSC 3.0 UHD HDR as well as ATSC 1.0 HD and SD programs can be viewed through the tuner wherever the transmitted signals are available. Android, Linux and Windows compatible devices are fully supported.
"AIRialTV Solo is the latest in our range of tabletop and ultra-compact TV tuners," says Michael Day, Atlanta DTH CEO. "Its launch coincides with the increasing adoption of the ATSC 3.0 advanced TV standard by broadcasters in North America. First shipments of the tuner are scheduled for September at a kickstarter price of US$74. We are also introducing developer tools, at $150, allowing entrepreneurs to create ATSC 3.0 related applications."
ATSC services are accessible across many areas of the USA, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. They have also been adopted for Jamaica and recommended for Brazil. ATSC 1.0 is based on a 19.4 Mbps bit rate and 8VSB modulation to allow 1080-line HD and 525-line SD multicasting. ATSC 3.0 is based on data rates of up to 36 Mbps and OFDM modulation to support 2160p60 UHD and HD multicasting.
Atlanta DTH, Inc. (www.adth.com) is a leading supplier of cable and satellite direct-to-home communications equipment and a developer of innovative telecommunication systems for IPTV, OTT, DTT and other media-related applications. The company's solutions provide the tools for content broadcasters to expand their service offerings to existing and new customers by allowing them to expand and develop their markets. ADTH strives to meet the technological goals of its customers across the broadcast, telecommunications and IPTV sectors.