New version of Vortex II exciter supporting advanced ATSC 3.0 modes released at NAB Show 2018

Las Vegas (USA), April 7th, 2018 – TeamCast, the global market leader in Digital Terrestrial TV and Radio Modulation, releases at NAB Show 2018 a new software version for the VORTEX II, a high-end ATSC 1.0/3.0 rack exciter.

This latest version of Vortex II software brings key product capabilities including the support of Layered-Division-Multiplexing (LDM) modulation, Multiple-PLPs and Time-Division-Multiplexing (TDM) framing, Forward Error Correction (FEC), redundant input switching and TX ID signaling. Note that these features have been successfully tested during the last ATSC Plug-Fest that took place in Columbia (Maryland-US) in March 2018.

This very last software release allows Broadcasters to conduct field trials of the advanced configuration of ATSC 3.0 profiles. Furthermore, the Forward Error Correction (FEC) associated to the input switching capability comes as a key functionality for Broadcasters to install and operate efficient and robust STL distribution links from the NOC (Network Operating Center) to the different transmitter stations.

 “With this new major software release, we’re excited to continue to support ATSC 3.0 early adopters worldwide proving the most advanced ATSC 3.0 exciter available today on the market.” states Eric Pinson, Business Unit Manager at TeamCast.

The Vortex II software is constantly being enriched and upgraded due to an “Agile Project Plan” with the objective of supporting additional ATSC 3.0 features on the fly. TeamCast’s ATSC 3.0 Vortex II exciter is already in use across the USA for powering ATSC 3.0 pilot projects and many other projects linked to the Spectrum Repack, where its dual cast capability (ATSC 1.0 today, ready to switch to ATSC 3.0 tomorrow) is a key feature.

VORTEX II will be demonstrated at NAB show 2018 on TeamCast’s booth SU6521.

 

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