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NAB Launch of New Demodulation Solutions

Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, today announced the increased density of its leading range of demodulation modules that have double the density of its previous demodulation solutions for DVB-T and QAM Cable, which integrate with all Appear TV head end chassis’. In addition, Appear TV also announced the launch of advanced new DVB-S/S2 demodulation functionality, including support for DVB-S2 Multistream, which makes the primary distribution of transport stream over satellite much more flexible and efficient.

Appear TV produces universal distribution head-ends for broadcast and IP television through an advanced modular architecture that provides industry leading flexibility and density with the additional benefits of saving space, energy and resources. Appear TV head-ends achieve this flexibility through populating head-end chassis’ with multiple input/output interfaces, transport stream processing, encoding, decoding, scrambling, de-scrambling, modulation and demodulation modules.

“I know that we have the most flexible head-end architecture on the market, so if we continue to release modules that integrate with our head-ends that have the highest possible-density and functionality then it’s simply impossible for us to be beaten on versatility and function,” said Carl Walter-Holst, CEO, Appear TV.

“The NAB launch of our new 1-slot modules for cable and terrestrial doubles the density of our demodulation solutions. In addition the Multistream functionality of our DVB-S\S2 demodulator is very important for operators deploying satellite for primary distribution. Multistream support helps ensure that our head-ends continue to be the most flexible, powerful and future-proofed on the market, both now and moving forward,” concluded Walter-Holst.

The new Appear TV DVB-S/S2 demodulation solution additionally has a wider spread of symbol rate for DVB-S2 at 1-45 MSymbol and now covers a wider range of constellation (QPSK, 8PSK and 16APSK). Support for the Multistream capabilities of DVB-S2 increases the efficiency of video distribution over satellite.