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and corporate
markets, say
the partners.
The
new
s o l u t i o n
combines
Helix encoding
and
media
servers from
RealNetworks,
interactive
middleware from
Acutek Solutions
Scientific Atlanta is a supplier of transmission networks for
p o w e re d b y
broadband access to digital interactive subscriber systems
Beenius, and
pre-groomed live streams along
high-performance set-top boxes
with stored video on-demand
from Dune HD into a comprehensive
(VOD) files. The systems support
system designed to reduce the
time and cost of distributing
over 500 simultaneous users who
digital content for IPTV and OTT
can initiate "pulls" or demands
services. Broadband providers,
on the video content at any time.
More users can be supported with
content aggregators and hospitality
optional Intel Solid-State Drives.
organisations are just some of the
Acutek Solutions and Dune
industries to benefit from the robust
HD worked with RealNetworks
and fully integrated broadcast
to develop a new comprehensive
grade solution.
solution for OTT content providers
One of the primary drivers for
building Internet Protocol Television
this new solution is the need for
(IPTV) services. The new solution
companies to quickly expand into
was unveiled at IBC2013. This
the rapidly growing IPTV and OTT
fully-compatible system allows
markets. To meet market demand,
companies to immediately benefit
the solution can be up and running
from the fast-growing segment of
in just 90 days and is available
worldwide. "We recognise that
IPTV and OTT content delivery in
consumer, hospitality, education
the high demand for IPTV delivery

systems requires a proven solution,
fully supported and ready to deploy,"
said Tuan Vo, CEO, Acutek Solutions.
"In combining the industry's most
impressive technologies from
RealNetworks, Dune HD and Beenius,
we're introducing the highestquality solution to help customers
immediately begin delivering content
to IPTV subscribers."
This new system is the most costeffective way for companies to deliver
streaming content to consumer
TVs without requiring extensive
customisation or integration. "We
are excited to play a key role in this
solution, which directly addresses
the pain points we've been hearing
from content service providers. The
result is a system that's fully scalable
for all sizes of organisations and
designed to be flexible to leverage
continuous market opportunities,"
said Mark Donnigan, General
Manager, Americas, Dune HD.
"Helix Broadcaster, part of the
Helix Media Delivery Platform, is
embedded in this new solution
to provide cutting-edge content
creation and streaming for IPTV.
Our goal is to support customers
who want to take immediate
advantage of this growing market,"
said Mike Womack, Senior Director,
RealNetworks Helix Division.

Jerusalem-based SatLink
Communications has confirmed
that SatLink has been selected by
i24 News for the global distribution
of its three international news
channels. The new 24/7 broadcaster
will utilise Satlink's comprehensive
satellite and fibre distribution
network to deliver its multi-lingual
channels across Europe, the Middle
East, Africa and Asia, as well as
providing other services including:
production, Satellite News Gathering
(SNG), Occasional Use coordination,
fibres to the UN buildings in New
York, to Gaza and Ramallah and
content monitoring.
SatLink has also been selected
by global channel, Fashion TV (FTV),
to playout, uplink and stream its
HD channel onto AsiaSat 5. FTV
feeds live content to 193 countries
across the world and will be utilising
SatLink's Playout, Digital Archival
and uplink services as their gateway
to the Asian market to reach out to
Asia's Pay TV platforms across the
continent over the AsiaSat 5 satellite.
2014 promises to see further key
developments - and associated
partnerships - in the ever-changing
world of OTT and IPTV which
will surely be reflected in the
year's forthcoming international
trade shows.

2wcom's FlexDSR Expands Capabilities
By
Werner Drews
Managing
Director, 2wcom
2wcom's FlexDSR achieves lean, homogeneous infrastructures based on multi-capability technology

O

ne of the key innovations
occurring 'under the hood' of
the broadcast industry is the move
towards greater business efficiency
and versatility through the use of
multi-faceted devices that give
broadcasters the ability to adapt
and change quickly without having
to build new technical structures.
Broadcasters and media providers
are exploring the extra possibilities
that come from combing two or
more transport technologies in
innovative ways.
Satellite and IP are seen not
as alternatives but rather as
complementary partners playing
their part in new, more flexible
infrastructures.
TDF in France, Media Broadcast
in Germany, and ClearChannel in
the USA are some of those using
2wcom's FlexDSR to achieve lean,
homogeneous infrastructures based
on multi-capability technology.

FlexDSR can receive DVB-S/S2, IP
and ASI, and it is the combination
of these capabilities within a single
unit that opens up new potential for
broadcasters.
Paris-based TDF provides
radio and television transmission
services throughout France using
FlexDSR to provide services to
many different broadcasters, each
with its own unique requirements.
Despite the different approaches
and infrastructures customers
use, TDF can deploy the FlexDSR
whether the broadcaster is using
satellite links, or IP lines, or using
both together for a backup solution.
Since the unit supports all the major
IP protocols as well as satellite and
ASI, TDF can deploy a single type of
device to support all its customers
right across the country.
Connected to multiple sources,
the FlexDSR can automatically
detect and switch to the best quality

source, allowing broadcasters such
as Clear Channel to base advanced
redundancy strategies on the unit.
FlexDSR's internal memory can play
out pre-recorded content when no
source is available and this content
can be distributed in the background
via the IP channel on the satellite link.
This parallel IP channel can
also receive standard IP traffic
used to control the station and
forward content to other devices
in the station.
If there isn't a physical network
or the internet connection fails, the

FlexDSR network can be managed
remotely via satellite, to implement
file transfer uploads on the internal
memory, play out jingles and
regional or local advertisements via
the scheduler, change presets or
firmware updates, switch relays and
so on - all with the built-in 2wcom
In-Band Satellite Remote Control.
Another smart backup strategy is
implemented by Media Broadcast.
Fifty different audio streams are
transmitted, with up to 20 being
received at individual stations.
If a stream fails, the FlexDSR
sends a short IP command to the
main station via SNMP so that the
missing programme is forwarded
via redundancy distribution, and
the receiving FlexDSR switches to
the redundant source automatically.
This increases reliability and, since
the other audio streams do not
have to be re-transmitted, saves
bandwidth as well.


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InNews: Full Sail Uni Selects Avid Systems
InNews: Luxembourg Charm Success
InForm: Guntermann & Drunck Intensify Security
InReply: Datavideo – Designed for Versatility
InStudio: Filmmaker Captures Wildlife With Vinten
InGear: Frezzi Skylight – Advanced Led Lighting
InTest: OTT Is a Hybrid: It’s How You Look at It
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