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InReply

Caton Supplies IP Transport Solutions
for Sports Event at Gold Coast
Caton Technology is a leading manufacturer of advanced video encoding
and open internet data transmission solutions...

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ounded 21 years ago, Caton
Technology's Reliable Real-Time
Transport Protocol (R2TP) and Fast
Files Transfer Protocol (F2TP) enable
secure, robust and easy-to-use data
transmission for the broadcast and
enterprise markets, even in the
harshest of network conditions.
These two protocols are based on
Caton's independently developed
core technology, the Caton Engine.
Leveraging proprietary congestion
control techniques, the Caton Engine
maximises
Bandwidth
Utilization

Ratio (BUR) over almost any given
bandwidth. Active network monitoring
and a suite of advanced, adaptive error
correction algorithms create a virtual
management layer for any data stream
even across unmanageable open
internet environments.
Live Video Solutions
The need for dedicated leased line
and satellite solutions for broadcast
video
solutions
has
changed
significantly as the global internet
increases in bandwidth and coverage.

Fig. 1: Workflow diagram for sports event in Gold Coast

Managed Services

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ecently, Caton was chosen to
provide the solution for live camera
signals transmission for GC2018 and to
provide managed services to Lotus TV
transmission from Macau to Hong Kong.
During April 2018, GC2018 welcomed
more than 6,600 athletes and team
officials from 70 Commonwealth nations
and territories. NEP Host Broadcast
provided HD television coverage from
18 venues along with the opening and
closing ceremonies. NEP Host Broadcast
was responsible for the International
Broadcast Centre (IBC), which is the
nexus of all GC2018 broadcasting
activity, handling incoming video and
audio from the venues and distributing
it to broadcast rights-holders' home
countries. NEP also won the contract
to provide IBC and venue facilities for
the Australian Rights Holder, the Seven
Network. When NEP needed to provide a
solution for the Australian Rights Holder
to transport multiple live HD signals
over IP connections between various
venues and the IBC, they turned to
Digistor and Caton for the solution.
NEP's requirements were to send

10 HD SDI videos along with up to
eight audio channels from multiple
remote venues back to the IBC, whilst
simultaneously sending HD SDI video
and audio channels back from the IBC to
each of the remote locations.
To meet NEP's strict requirements,
Digistor designed an efficient, high
performance solution using Caton's
Integrated Video Processor (IVP)
which is able to encode and decode
high bitrate and high frame rate HD
streams with very low latency (see Fig.
1.) The Caton Engine powered by R2TP
technology also ensured transmission
would be successful over any distance
and even over challenging networks.
In total, Digistor supplied NEP with 20
Caton IVP-3000 video processors, each
one fitted with a 422 H264 encoder
and a 422 H264 decoder, as well as the
required SMIP Caton Engine module.
Visit Caton at the BroadcastAsia
2018 show in Singapore. If you have a
need for new solutions in video and file
distribution and would like to see the
future of IP transmission, contact Caton
at info@catontechnology.com

Caton provides a range of service
levels depending on a client's budget
and requirements. Broadcasters,
content owners, educational and
other enterprises can now leverage
all their network options to deliver
the highest quality content (high
bitrate, high-quality and stable video
streams over open IP networks), with
no compromises thanks to R2TP.
Launched in 2011, this suite of IPbased transport solutions is designed
specifically to solve QoS/QoE problems
for live video transmission over any IP
network.
R2TP is the real-time video profile
of the Caton Engine with advanced
ARQ and Dynamic Error Correction
for unstable networks. Using active
network monitoring and an array of
unique transport control features like
time stamp awareness and multi-IO,
this protocol is changing the way of
video transmission over the open
Internet.

Accelerated File Transfer Solutions
Based on the foundations of Caton's
R2TP Engine, Caton Technology
launched Cydex, an F2TP-based
solution for accelerated file transfer,
in 2016. Cydex brings the power and
scalability of the Caton Engine to
managed file transfers. Cydex provides
highly accelerated, enterprise-class file
transfer with end-to-end multi-layer
security.
Traditional file transfer technologies
such as FTP were never designed for
the demands of today's content owners
and large enterprises. Advanced
optimisation algorithms provide for
maximum throughput on any network
connection and any distance, even
through the strictest of firewall
infrastructure.
Powerful Partnerships
In order to provide game-changing,
reliable, and low-cost solutions and
services for real-time data and big data
transmission all over the world, Caton
collaborates with tier one telecom
carriers such as PCCW Global and their
Global Television Network (GTVN)
to bring best-in-class solutions at a
fraction of today's cost.

TOT Completes Installation
of Phase II Actus System

TOT is one of the two main telecom companies of
Thailand evolved through mobile telephony and recently
added multimedia and content services...

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OT is also a network operator. The
company's search for a multimedia
monitoring solution was initiated
by a few incidents that occurred
around TOT's fibre optic link while
delivering live sport transmissions to
broadcasters. There was a need for an
affidavit system to record and provide
a proof of delivery throughout the
various phases of the transmission.
According to Mr Boonma KhamPoy,
Director
of
the
Broadcasting
Operations Sector of TOT, "Actus'
system was found to be the most
reliable during tests and in the
beginning of 2017, we installed our
first Actus system for video logging
and monitoring of live signals.
Following that installation, if any
dispute occurs today, we are able
to provide proof of performance by
exporting the recorded clip to our
customers." The Actus system included
the View module for recording and

playing content, the Alert-Center
for real-time alerts on issues in the
feeds and a light Mosaic system for
multi-viewer wall monitoring. The
system was installed and integrated
by Advanced Digital Tech (ADT), one
of the leading broadcast equipment
distributors in Thailand and distributor
of Actus products. ADT also provides
maintenance and support to guarantee
a good working system.
At the end of 2017, TOT defined a
Phase II project to increase the number
of channels and to add recording from
IP and ASI feeds. Both phases are
now completed and integrated into
one centralised system using Actus
components.


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