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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER VIDEO PROCESSING Slovakian mobile operator Orange SK has purchased and installed Appear TV’s XC5000 platform OTT head- end system. The kit will be used by Orange’s platform operators to deliver analogue and digital TV, radio and data services. Systems integration was completed by Sunteq. Jir Laznicka, an IT and services manager at Orange, explained: “The video head-end is used for reception and processing of satellite and IP sources, both encrypted and free to air. The pure IP video head-end is integrated with the existing networking infrastructure of Orange SK, utilising the output redundancy technology of Appear TV. The head-end is connected with the existing TV platform. All TV and radio services are distributed to IPTV network and selected top channels are distributed via OTT. For the OTT transcoding, we utilise the geo redundant multiscreen transcoding solution from Appear TV.” Appear TV products that were used on this project include the XC5000 platform, the DVBS/S2/S2X demodulators, descramblers, multiscreen transcoders and dual IP IO modules. METADATA GENERATION At NAB New York, Triveni Digital will demonstrate its metadata generation platform and its transport stream analysis platform, both of which support ATSC 3.0. The StreamScope XM monitoring and analysis system allows broadcasters to perform detailed analysis of ATSC 3.0 streams and data structures. Users can configure analysis rules, select performance parameters, customise dashboards, and resize charts and graphs to create a personalised analysis tool with on-site and internet access. The GuideBuilder XM signalling and announcement generator offers unified functionality per the ATSC 3.0 candidate standard, along with support for legacy standards such as ATSC 1.0 PSIP and DVB-SI. It also provides support for third-party interfaces and deployment architectures available, enabling broadcasters to automatically ingest schedule updates from all popular listing services, apply them to any number of services, and output programme and service guide data to third-party multiplexers. BROADBAND GATEWAYS Swiss telecommunications provider Swisscom has chosen ADB’s broadband gateway as part of a connectivity unification strategy designed to improve the service it offers to small business customers. The new approach will make use of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) alongside a flexible ADB ST6840 Universal SMB Gateway. The new unified gateway is suitable for multiple services from entry level to high end with support for next generation access via VDSL 35b, and SFP. It supports multiple access technologies including ADSL, fibre, GbE, 3G/4G along with multiple voice interfaces including SIP, FXS, ISDN and DECT. Jean-Daniel Steiner, the head of tribes for telco cloud public and telco products at Swisscom said: “This is a fundamental shift that will streamline service delivery and aid in the development of new business products.” TICKERS Bannister Lake has unveiled enhancements for its Super Ticker data aggregation and management software application. Included is a new Query function that creates dynamic playlists that automatically adapt the set of data being displayed based on configurable criteria. Another addition is Custom data type which enables customers to define proprietary data structures tailored to their own requirements. “With the vast array of information sources available to the public today, broadcasters need to offer deeper and more precisely relevant data to engage their viewers and remain their audiences preferred platform,” said Georg Hentsch, president, Bannister Lake. 26 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 119 NOVEMBER 2016