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Jean-Luc George van Eeckhoutte Joins Hiltron Posted: 06/10/2020
Jean-Luc George van Eeckhoutte Joins Hiltron

Hiltron Communications, a globally active satellite system integrator, manufacturer and distributor, announces a new addition to its management team with the appointment of Jean-Luc George van Eeckhoutte as Sales Manager for the EMEA region. He brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role and joins from RF technology company Spinner GmbH.

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DVB Releases Free Reference Client for DVB-I Services Posted: 24/04/2020
DVB Releases Free Reference Client for DVB-I Services

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced that an open source reference client for DVB-I is now available. The source code is provided via DVB's GitHub account. Developed in collaboration with Sofia Digital, the reference client and related materials are released under the open source MIT license and will help to accelerate deployments of the DVB-I specification.

"The events of recent weeks have clearly shown that television remains a popular and vital medium for information and entertainment," said Emily Dubs, head of technology at DVB. "With broadband-enabled devices typically orchestrating users' digital lives, this new reference client demonstrates the potential for DVB-I to play a vital role in uniting the wide range of linear services available to viewers, whether over broadband or broadcast networks."

"This is part of a shift by DVB to deliver more value to its members and to the industry, looking beyond the specifications themselves," said Peter MacAvock, chairman of DVB. "By providing this reference client, DVB hopes to encourage the adoption of DVB-I specifications in industry solutions for delivering linear television over the internet."

 

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Hiltron Completes Fully Integrated TVRO Platform Control System for Nilesat Posted: 08/04/2020
Hiltron Completes Fully Integrated TVRO Platform Control System for Nilesat

Hiltron Communications announces the completion of a custom-designed turnkey TVRO satellite platform for Nilesat, one of the largest Middle East telecommunication networks. The new installation is a fully L-band-over-fibre integrated downlink which covers all mediator satellites in the range from 30° west to 100° east, operating in C and Ku bands simultaneously.

"Located at our ground station in Giza, the new downlink gives us the reliability and flexibility we needed for backing up our existing fixed TVRO antennas," says Nilesat Head of Ground Segment Engineer Osama Tantawy. "Incoming signals from all antennas on the new platform, 32 feeds in total, are connected to the master control room via fibre-optic links. Hiltron has produced and integrated a complete solution including its HMCS monitoring and control software. The company worked closely with us from initial design right through to factory acceptance test, onsite installation, commissioning and training. The project was completed successfully and on time thanks to the experience and teamwork of everyone involved."

 

 

 

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DVB to Host Webinar Series Following DVB World Cancellation Posted: 17/03/2020
DVB to Host Webinar Series Following DVB World Cancellation

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced that it will offer a series of free webinars based on the programme of DVB World 2020. Originally set for March 8-11 in Valencia, Spain, DVB World 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. The next DVB World conference will take place in Berlin on March 22-24, 2021.

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Hiltron Reports Strong Sales of HCS-4 Satellite System Controller Posted: 23/01/2020
Hiltron Reports Strong Sales of HCS-4 Satellite System Controller

Hiltron Communications reports strong demand for its HCS-4 satcom system controller which has been integrated into various projects for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.

An innovative recent implementation has been for one of the Middle East's largest telecommunication service-providers. This includes a switching and control system for Swedish Microwave optical low noise block downconverters. The HCS-4 powers and monitors the downconverters, checking for faults such as channel interrupts. If an interrupt is detected, the HCS-4 automatically switches to a backup signal source. Three downconverters are connected via optical fibre in a two-active-plus-one-backup configuration.

"The Middle East system follows on from the recent completion of a large project for a leading European satellite network operator," says Hiltron Managing Director Antonio Monteverde. "This included the integration of a 12U rack of monitoring equipment at 50 separate locations around the world, each with an HCS-4 as the control interface. Every system was pre-assembled and fully tested at our Backnang headquarters prior to on site integration."

 

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DVB Approves DVB-I Specification, an Internet-Centric Solution for Linear Television Services Posted: 13/11/2019
DVB Approves DVB-I Specification, an Internet-Centric Solution for Linear Television Services

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced the approval of its DVB-I specification by the DVB Steering Board in Geneva. It has been published as DVB BlueBook A177.

The DVB-I specification aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and robust as a traditional broadcast television experience. It offers the possibility for linear television services to be delivered to any device with a suitable internet connection and media player, including TV sets, smartphones, tablets and media streaming devices.

"In developing an internet-centric solution for linear television services, we are providing the industry with a crucial missing piece that raises internet-based delivery to the same level in the DVB ecosystem as RF-based content delivery," said DVB Chair Peter MacAvock. "With these building blocks, addressing the discovery of DVB-I services and the delivery of programme metadata, DVB offers broadcasters and operators an exciting new deployment option."

The DVB-I specification defines DVB-I Service Lists, a means for internet-connected devices to find curated sets of linear television services that may be delivered through broadband or broadcast mechanisms. It also defines the methods to retrieve electronic programme data for those services, which can be integrated into a single coherent offering that is accessed through a consistent user interface.

Tags: DVB | Linear Television Services | BlueBook A177 | open technical specifications | digital media | broadcast services
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ATEME and Broadpeak Enable High-Quality, Ultra-Low-Latency Live Multiscreen Video For DVB-I Services Posted: 24/10/2019
ATEME and Broadpeak Enable High-Quality, Ultra-Low-Latency Live Multiscreen Video For DVB-I Services

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions, today announced a new high-quality, ultra-low-latency live video streaming solution that supports the emerging DVB-I standard ecosystem. Recently demonstrated at IBC2019, the joint solution leverages advanced technologies, such as machine learning-based encoding, multicast ABR, low-latency CMAF and HTTP chunked transfer encoding (CTE), enabling pay-TV operators going multiscreen to deliver a superior quality of experience (QoE) for live streams with just 1 second of end-to-end latency.

"ATEME continuously works towards delivering a superior experience and outstanding quality for ABR video while reducing the OPEX and CAPEX for pay-TV operators," said Michel Artières, ATEME's CEO. "Latency is a major issue for our customers. By leveraging our continuous efforts towards innovation, we have implemented patented machine learning-based compression, minimizing any video pipeline buffer. Through our partnership with Broadpeak, the leader in multicast ABR, we can drastically improve the quality of live video streaming."

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Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System Posted: 23/10/2019
Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System

Hiltron Communications announces the conclusion of a major systems integration project for a leading European satellite network operator. The new systems have been delivered to 50 sites around the world where they are being used for continuous quality of service monitoring of high-throughput satellites.

 
Hiltron has supplied each of the 50 sites with a compact 12U rack populated with the monitoring equipment. The systems delivered are located at monitoring sites across North America, South and Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
 
Each system includes a Hiltron HCS-4 satellite communication controller which is designed to form the central control element for a wide range of satcom applications. These include switchover between devices such as downconverters, high power amplifiers, waveguides, MPEG digital video broadcast encoders and integrated receiver/decoders.
 
The HCS-4 can also be used to control and monitor optical-fibre transceivers and antenna heaters. Other features include an N-1 redundancy switch and BUC/HPA controller, an LNB supply, a 2-1 LNB redundancy switch controller, plus a GPS-synchronised fully redundant low-noise 10 MHz reference generator.
 
Hiltron's HCS-4 satellite communication controller is available as a 2U high 19 inch rack mount unit with main and backup power supplies plus 13 slots for active modules. Also available are two chassis mountable frames accommodating up to 6 or up to 14 active modules.
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DVB Presents World-First Showcase of DVB-I: Internet-Enabled Linear Television Services Posted: 10/09/2019
DVB Presents World-First Showcase of DVB-I: Internet-Enabled Linear Television Services

Exhibiting at IBC2019 (1.B71), DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, announced today that it will present the world's first demonstration of linear television services using the DVB-I solution, which relies on internet-based access and streaming mechanisms alongside classical broadcasting techniques.

Tags: DVB | Internet-Enabled Linear Television | IBC2019 | DVB-I | digital media delivery | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Hiltron Announces HMAM-PM Polar Mount Motorised RXO Satellite Antenna Posted: 05/09/2019
Hiltron Announces HMAM-PM Polar Mount Motorised RXO Satellite Antenna
Hiltron Communications announces a new addition to its HMAM family of motorised antenna pedestals. The HMAM-PM is a polar mount system which comes as a complete package with a 1.8 or 2.4 metre diameter offset satellite dish antenna. Designed as a cost optimised and quickly installable solution for professional receive-only downlinks, it is intended for use in satellite monitoring, programme acquisition, SNG downlinks or automated backup at cable headends and teleports.
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Globecast partners with Eutelsat for launch of new HOTBIRD platform with Deutsche Welle HD as first customer Posted: 27/08/2019
Globecast partners with Eutelsat for launch of new HOTBIRD platform with Deutsche Welle HD as first customer
Globecast is expanding its partnership with Eutelsat Communications to create a new HOTBIRD platform in order to satisfy the growing move from SD to HD in the market.
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DVB Adds HDR Dynamic Mapping to Its Audiovisual Coding Specifications Posted: 15/07/2019
DVB Adds HDR Dynamic Mapping to Its Audiovisual Coding Specifications

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced a new revision to its specification for the use of video and audio coding in broadcast and broadband applications to include solutions for HDR Dynamic Mapping (DM). The solutions allow a receiver, such as a TV set, to adapt a High Dynamic Range video signal to the characteristics of the display. The revised specification was approved by the DVB Steering Board in Geneva on 3 July 2019.

Tags: DVB | HDR Dynamic Mapping | Audiovisual Coding Specifications | DM | open interoperable technical specifications | IBC2019 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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DVB to Demonstrate Advanced OTT Delivery Features and Deployment Readiness of DVB-I at IBC2019 Posted: 02/07/2019
DVB to Demonstrate Advanced OTT Delivery Features and Deployment Readiness of DVB-I at IBC2019

At IBC2019, DVB will demonstrate how it is enabling an open standards-based approach to OTT and broadband television through its new DVB-I suite of specifications, highlighting support for low latency, enhanced service discovery, and mABR.

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Mediaproxy boosts its sales and support operation with appointment of Rajesh Patel Posted: 10/06/2019
Mediaproxy boosts its sales and support operation with appointment of Rajesh Patel

Mediaproxy, the leading provider in software-based broadcast and IP Monitoring, Analysis and Compliance has appointed Rajesh Patel as its new Vice President of Sales and Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Patel most recently managed the reseller, VAR, OEM and systems integration channel for the Mediaproxy range at Polar Graphics, where he gained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the product range and the needs of end-users.

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Its smarter. Its safer. Its VO. Posted: 13/05/2019
Its smarter. Its safer. Its VO.
As streaming of premium video content over broadband IP networks has moved from niche to mainstream, there has been an explosion in the ways that pirates steal and redistribute valuable content for profitability purposes. Pirates used to be experts in DVB technology but now they are also experts of IP. Facing constantly renewing threats, operators have two options: they can either become skilled in the security business and build a new division dedicated to combatting piracy, or they can stay focused on their core video business and rely on an agile security company to fight piracy on their behalf.
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