Thomson Grass Valley IBC2010 Show Preview

Date: 26/07/2010
New Products and Upgrades From the Transmission Unit of Thomson Grass Valley Include:

Elite 1000 GreenPower Transmitter Line
The sleek, high performance UHF transmitter features 50 V LDMOS technology and boasts an output power of up to 9.6 kW DVB per unit with an energy consumption savings of up to 15 percent over the previous Elite transmitter series. Utilizing Thomson real-time Digital Adaptive Precorrection (DAP), the Elite 1000 GreenPower line provides leading-edge DTV transmission efficiency, optimized output power, exemplary signal quality, and high redundancy.

DVB-T2 Exciter
Already proven and on-air in the U.K. for the World Cup, the new DVB-T2 Exciter is for analog broadcasters switching directly to DVB-T2, or for digital providers wanting to upgrade to DVB-T2 for greater bandwidth efficiency.

DRM+ Band III Broadcasting System
The DRM+ Band III is the industry's first complete solution for DRM radio transmission in Band III, including a program content management system, the DRM+ modulator, and an RF amplifier for the chosen frequency band. The system incorporates Thomson's GreenPower technology for energy efficiency and state-of-the-art modulation technology.

DRM Content Server With Diveemo Data Service
The DRM Content Server is an integrated, all-in-one content server and transmission control system for DRM radio transmission, complete with the Diveemo application for managing the transmission of extra non-audio content (images, text, maps, small-scale video, and advertising).


New Products and Advances From the Headend Unit of Thomson Grass Valley Include:

Enhancements to the ViBE Video Compression Range

ViBE EM3000 HD Encoder
The ViBE EM3000 HD encoder now features advanced 3D functionalities and also boasts an additional general compression performance gain of 15 percent. The upgraded ViBE video compression range is already on-air broadcasting pan-European sports content.

ViBE EM2000 Quad Encoder
The ViBE EM2000 Quad encoder now offers exemplary simultaneous MPEG-2/4 SD encoding on four channels. The ViBE EM2000 Quad allows broadcasters to reduce their compression system footprint dramatically, while maintaining the highest standards.

ViBE EM1000/EM2000 Encoder
The ViBE EM1000/EM2000 encoders now support MPEG-2/4 compressed input, providing the ability to re-encode signals received on ASI or IP. With this option, the EM1000/2000 becomes a true Swiss Army(R) Knife, giving broadcasters the ability to reduce infrastructure costs on the path to a full IP architecture, with no compromise on picture quality. Built-in DVB subtitle transcoding capabilities are also now offered in the ViBE EM1000/EM2000 encoders. This new DVB subtitle software license, based on Cavena technology, simplifies the management of DVB subtitles redundancy and saves space by avoiding external subtitling equipment.

Edge-Processing Solution for Content Regionalization

NetProcessor 9030/40 Multiplexer
A highly adaptable and richly featured multiplexer, the new DVB-T2-ready NetProcessor 9030/40 offers the power of several multiplexers in one unit, thus allowing operators to reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The flexible NetProcessor 9030/40 is scalable to fit any requirement thanks to its advanced features, which include a wide range of interfaces, full CAS support, embedded SFN or DVB-T2 gateway, and built-in program insertion capability.



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