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www.inbroadcast.com | NAB Show 7-12 April 2018 | Product Preview
TeamCast at the Forefront of ATSC
3.0 Modulation Since Day One
the support of Layered-DivisionMultiplexing
Multiple-PLPs and Time-DivisionMultiplexing (TDM) framing, Forward
Error Correction (FEC), redundant
Last year at NAB 2017, we
input switching and TX ID
released the second generation
signaling. Note that these features
of our ATSC exciter, named Vortex
have been successfully tested
II. This new Vortex II has the
during the last ATSC Plug-Fest
capability to support both ATSC
that took place in Columbia
1.0 and ATSC 3.0 on the same
(Maryland-US) last month.
hardware platform. Furthermore,
Vortex II has been targeted to
compliance, VORTEX II takes
meet broadcaster's needs to
benefit of TeamCast's recognized
rapidly deploy ATSC 1.0/3.0
expertise in COFDM modulation
ready exciters, in addition to its
and SFN techniques through its
ability to allow ATSC 3.0 testing
high efficiency adaptive digital
with a mere flip of a switch. Over TX Upgrade with VORTEX II by WatchTV in Oregon (US) pre-correction for amplifiers'
the last 12 months, Vortex II has been existing transmitters.
non-linearity's, and of its control and
selected by many manufacturers and
The Vortex II software is constantly monitoring facilities.
broadcasters and has been deployed being enriched and upgraded due
After less than one year of existence,
in quantity, especially in the context to an "Agile Project Plan" with the several hundred of VORTEX II are
of the repack program in the US. In objective of supporting additional already deployed in the United States.
particular, Vortex II comes as a very ATSC 3.0 features on the fly.
VORTEX II is on show at NAB 2018 on
unique and straightforward solution
The latest version of Vortex II TeamCast booth SU6521, as well as on
for any broadcaster who is willing software released for NAB 2017 brings many partner's booths.
to upgrade or recycle some of their key product capabilities including
Eric Pinson, Business Unit Manager at TeamCast details
the unmatched experience TeamCast has collected
since the early beginning of ATSC 3.0...
aving designed and supplied
ATSC 1.0 modulators over more
than 10 years, TeamCast entered the
ATSC 3.0 adventure very early.
Joining the ATSC in January 2014
triggered the release of our first ATSC
3.0 exciter product design. We also
took part in the first demonstration
of ATSC 3.0 transmission at CES 2015
and the following NAB Show, also in
2015. At this time, we were designing
technological proposals, as the 3.0
standard was an unfinished standard.
In partnership with key early
adopters, including broadcasters,
transmitter and TV set manufacturers;
we participated in the world's first
ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Network
(SFN) field trials in March 2016.
In September 2016, we released a
turnkey solution to operate SFN based
on the SFN-STL interfaces.
TestTree at NAB Show 2018
Since its creation in 2004, TestTree has developed innovative test and monitoring
equipment for digital TV and radio...
t NAB Show 2018, TestTree
solutions for testing & monitoring
any DTV Network, with the key
announcement around ATSC3.0/1.0
TestTree highlights include two main
ATSC3.0/1.0 Monitoring "EdgeProbe"
3.0 compact lab - ATSC3.0 USB
Modulator + RF Spectrum Analyzer +
RF Recorder + RF Player "LabMod"
Performing live demonstrations on
Booth SU6521, TestTree experts will
be pleased to welcome you and discuss
any project you have.
New ATSC 3.0/1.0 solution for
24/7 Network QoS Monitoring
With more than 5,000 EdgeProbes
is a worldwide leading company
delivering hardware and software
solution for monitoring the QoS of
any DTV Network including terrestrial
broadcast: DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2/S2X,
ISDB-T/Tb, DAB+; cable broadcast:
DVB-C, and broadband: IPTV/OTT.
The EdgeProbe solution is scalable,
easy to-use, and provides accurate
and reliable measurements to monitor
24/7 the quality of your DTV network.
Most famous terrestrial operators
doing SFN use the EdgeProbe on their
TX/RX sites to anticipate SFN issues.
GlobalViewer, EdgeProbe provides a
powerful broadcast network alert &
diagnosis tool allowing ATSC 3.0/1.0
network operators to monitor global
trends and anticipate potential
failures; including RF Signal Quality
Monitoring, SFN Synchronization, Outof-band, Field Interference: Echoes,
TxID, and STL-TP.
Integrated in GlobalViewer, all
deployed EdgeProbes are accessible
through a centralized server
application, giving a global
synthetic view of your network
Your ATSC 3.0 complete
toolkit for Lab & Field
Compact, portable, and easy-touse, LabMod generates live ATSC
3.0 RF signals or IQ pattern files
supporting the whole ATSC 3.0
standard with LDM support.
ATSC 3.0 LabMod is the perfect
modulator for discovering ATSC 3.0
standard; it is also able to record live
ATSC 3.0 transmission and playback
to test your receivers. With its RFTroubleMaker it allows users to test
the limits of the receivers. LabMod
is compact, robust and lightweight
(600g), so your technicians and
engineers can bring it everywhere in
their hand bag and measuring trucks.
LabMod is self-powered (USB), used
along with a PC, running ATSC 3.0
Combined with the Capture &
Playback application, LabMod is
brought to the next level. Able to
analyze and record live RF spectrum
on the field (manually or automatically
triggered), and combined with
positioning information / signal level
tracking / low-power consumption,
the ATSC 3.0 LabMod has many
advantages for doing drive tests. Any
RF signals recorded on the field can
playback in the lab to troubleshoot
your receptors. RF-records can be
triggered by events such as "Out-ofBand" carrier.