Bridge Technologies Introduces Industrys First Full Monitoring and Analysis System for DVB-T2

Date: 12/09/2011

Bridge Technologies has launched the industry's first complete solution for monitoring and analyzing DVB-T2 transmissions, with comprehensive support for the T2-MI stream format. DVB-T2 is estimated to be the transmission format of choice for 70 percent of the broadcast infrastructure currently under construction, and DVB-T2 networks are already coming on air in most countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Part of the DVB-T2 specification, T2-MI is used for contributing streams from the master headend to regional sites in a highly efficient and controlled form. T2-MI provides important advantages for operators, especially in single-frequency network (SFN) applications, where it ensures accuracy, allows all scheduling and allocation decisions to be made at the central headend, and lets each modulator in the network unambiguously create an identical on-air signal. However, the complex T2-MI formatted streams are structured in a way that made them inaccessible to standard monitoring systems until the introduction of the DVB-T2-MI option for the VB120 or VB220 probes.

Together with the new dual-input VB252 DVB-T2 RF interface, the system provides complete visibility and packet analysis of both outer and T2-MI inner streams together with accurate drift monitoring for SFN networks, impulse response analysis, and high- quality MER measurement and level readings. With a system of probes including the VB252, operators can monitor DVB-T2 transmissions from the central headend to transmission sites, with full analysis of IP core transport (IP/FEC), SFN drift monitoring on ASI and RF, T2-MI analysis of PLPs (physical layer pipes), and RF input for DVB-T/DVB-T2 monitoring.

"With the introduction of the VB252 and the DVB-T2-MI option, the Bridge Technologies system now has comprehensive support for every global broadcast format, to add to its outstanding capabilities in IP monitoring and analysis," said Simen K. Frostad, chairman of Bridge Technologies. "All these capabilities in one unified monitoring and analysis system add up to a clear lead in the test and measurement field, and make Bridge Technologies products a massively compelling platform for any digital media operator wanting to reduce costs and increase quality of service across all its activities."

For monitoring at transmitters sites and field locations for quality validation, the VB252 will be available in Q4 2011.

More information about this and any other Bridge Technologies products is available at www.bridgetech.tv or by phone at +47 22 38 51 00.



Tags: Bridge Technologies | DVB-T2 | IBC 2011
Submitted by Fiorenza Mella (Dundee Hills Group)
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