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T-VIPS helps power Greek DSO

Greek digital satellite pay-TV platform FMH-Nova has selected and installed T-VIPS kit to distribute Digital Terrestrial programming wirelessly to four transmitter sites across the country.

FMH-Nova has chosen to deploy the T-VIPS TVG420 ASI to IP Video Gateway, CP511 SFN Adaptor and T-VIPS Connect management system. The existing analogue channels will go live as DTT transmissions at the end of summer 2011.

“We have chosen to work with T-VIPS on this project as its solutions offer us several great technology benefits over other solutions on the market,” said Andreas Kontis, Broadcast Centre & TX Networks Manager, FMH. “One unique feature of the TVG420 is its support for variable latency which ensures that the MPEG Transport Streams are fully synchronised, avoiding potentially serious issues at the DVB-T modulators. In addition to the technical benefits of its products, T-VIPS’ industry leading experience gained through its many DTT deployments makes the company and its solutions stand out from all other vendors. We are confident that we have selected products that are highly reliable and that provide us with the advanced functionality that we need.”

The TVG420 enables MPEG-2 signals to be transported wirelessly over IP networks to the transmitter sites at Aegina Island, Chortiatis, Himmitos and Philippio. The TVG420 also features Forward Error Correction for increased network robustness. The CP511 SFN Adaptor allows operators to easily perform MIP insertion and to ensure timing is synchronised across all transmitters, a critical requirement for Single Frequency Network operation. By deploying a Single Frequency Network architecture, FMH-Nova can maximise frequency spectrum utilisation.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to work on this project with FMH-Nova. We bring a high level of expertise to FMH-Nova’s DTT switchover given our vast experience in similar projects,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “The advanced time-lock SFN synchronisation technology that we have developed provides FMH-Nova with a robust solution that meets all of its needs. I look forward to working with our business partner OmniWave to ensure that FMH-Nova enjoys fault-free DVB-T SFN operation.”