There are other modulations that take a dual-pedestal approach, but these modulations generally use less than 500 carriers. That’s fine for ranges of less than a kilometre, but beyond that, 500 carriers aren’t enough to cope with multi-path reflection and you end up with an echo effect, which causes major, unacceptable picture breakup.
Because DVB-T has 2000 carriers, AEON has four times the useable symbol rate. We recently did a wireless test transmission of full 4K over five kilometres at 32 Mbps with no picture breakup. None.
In addition to the use of DVB-T dual pedestal, the performance of the DTC PRORXD-AEON receiver is exceptional. This enables higher order modulation to be used giving a larger data rate and therefore better picture quality for any given environment.
Because AEON’s RF performance is unparalleled, users are guaranteed reliability, not just because of the system architecture, but because it uses DVB-T modulation that is proven to work over long distances because of the 2000 carriers.
The second part of this equation is that, although 4K is a wonderful thing that AEON can do with absolutely no problem, its ultimate benefit is that four separate HD pictures can be reliably sent over a single RF link, in a variety of HD formats, including 720p, 1080i, 1080p…whatever’s required.
AEON is a product family. AEON-TX includes everything. We developed the product using HEVC encoding for use with our software-defined radio (SDR) to create a product that doesn’t just do traditional ASI-COFDM, but can also work with IP Mesh systems. It can also transmit COFDM and receive an IP stream back on a different frequency.
AEON-CC includes integrated remote camera control capabilities with a UHF return channel, which ticks a lot of boxes. AEON-CC will still handle quad 3G, dual 6G, and native 12G formats.
We also created AEON-Lite, the lightest and smallest 4K encoder/transmitter currently on the market. It retains a streamlined yet robust feature set and RF path, including a simplified 4K and Quad-HD link.
In short, AEON has 4K covered.