ORS Deploys T-VIPS DVB-T2 Gateways to Power Austria’s Nationwide Innovative DTT Service

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in Digital Terrestrial TV solutions, today announced that ORS (Austrian Broadcasting Services) has chosen to deploy DVB-T2 Gateways from T-VIPS for the distribution of DVB-T2 programing as part of a new nationwide Austrian terrestrial service. In addition to the deployment of the T-VIPS CP560 T2 Gateways at the DVB-T2 Playout Center in Vienna, ORS will deploy the T-VIPS TNS541 Seamless TS Monitoring Switch and TNS547 DTT Monitor. The T-VIPS solutions were delivered by T-VIPS’ Austrian business partner, TV-Connect.

“It’s exciting to be playing a key role in this important Austrian hybrid DTT project,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “Our DVB-T2 Gateway has been highly popular since launch. We pioneered the successful implementation of SFN (single frequency networks) in DVB-T2 and have kept our lead in terrestrial solutions through the launch of additional DTT-centric solutions. I’m pleased that ORS has validated the quality and reliability of T-VIPS solutions by choosing them for its new DTT services.”

T-VIPS provides market leading solutions for both DVB-T and DVB-T2 systems that are the preferred choice of major terrestrial operators. T-VIPS solutions cover contribution to terrestrial head-ends, IP distribution to transmitter sites, SFN transmission, local content insertion, regional processing, monitoring and switching. The CP560 DVB-T2 Gateway provides a central point of control for DVB-T2 networks, enabling the operator to take advantage of the more efficient spectrum utilization promised by the next generation terrestrial broadcasting technology.

The CP560 adapts the transport stream to the DVB-T2 Modulator Interface format. It enables the DVB-T2 Modulator Interface to control the modulator parameters and provides the accurate timing and rate control required for SFN operation. The CP560 provides flexible interfacing with ASI or IP inputs, and DVB-T2 MI outputs over ASI and IP. The TNS541 and TNS547 enable cost effective monitoring of critical points in the transmission chain enabling operators to detect issues and take corrective actions before viewers experience problems. With the deployment of these products ORS can be confident of top class infrastructure performance.

“Not only does T-VIPS have great depth of DVB-T2 experience, it also has the broadest portfolio of gateway, monitoring and switching solutions designed specifically for DTT, making it the ideal partner to power the DVB-T2 part of our innovative hybrid project,” said Peter Knorr, Head of DVB Systems Planning , ORS. “I look forward to the T-VIPS solutions ensuring that the DTT element of our new hybrid service provides Austria’s consumers with the best possible terrestrial video offering.”

For further information: David Bramley, Platform PR, Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4900, Email: david@platformpr.com

About T-VIPS AS

T-VIPS is a global leader in professional video transport solutions. We help our customers deliver next-generation TV services such as 3D, HDTV, live events and local content. Our IP based video transport and Digital Terrestrial TV solutions allow network operators, broadcasters, and content providers to deliver the highest picture quality at the lowest cost. Leveraging our technology expertise in video over IP, video compression, transport stream processing, monitoring and seamless switching we deliver products and solutions that improve Quality of Service (QoS), ensure high quality in live contribution workflows and enable state of the art DTV.

Our wide range of products enables fast time-to-market, increased reliability and improved video quality. We also provide fully customizable solutions, tailored to customer needs to deliver increased efficiency in video transport infrastructures.

T-VIPS is driven by innovation, customer success, and the application of new technologies to enhance both traditional video transport and Over The Top infrastructures and ensure the delivery of high quality content to TV ready mobile devices.

About TV-Connect Broadcast Systems (GmbH)

TV-Connect, founded in 2009 and based in Vienna focus on sales and distribution of broadcast products. TV-Connect provides products and services such as system integration, studio design and other broadcast services to enable video transport over IP.

For more information, visit www.tv-connect.at

About Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS)

In 2005, the Broadcast Engineering division was split off from the ORF, the main public TV broadcaster in Austria and the independent company ORS (Austrian Broadcasting Services GmbH & Co KG) was founded. ORS comm a 100% daughter company of ORS GmbH & Co KG was founded at the beginning of January 2011. All commercial business is handled by ORS comm. ORS is 60% owned by ORF and 40% owned by Medicur-Holding Ges.m.b.H. which is part of the Raiffeisen group.

ORS is now responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the terrestrial transmitter network and for digital satellite broadcasting to the whole of Austria. The ORS network in Austria provides country-wide coverage with about 450 transmitter sites. Besides the public service broadcaster ORF, ORS customers include practically all private TV and Radio providers in Austria and also international customers, as well as mobile communication companies, local authorities and emergency services, which use the ORS infrastructure for point-to-point radio communication, radio services and antenna installation sites.

For more information, visit www.ors.at

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