Rennes (France), September 10, 2018 – TeamCast, the world-renowned leader in digital modulation technologies for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), Wireless Transmission and Satellite Applications, is showcasing a demonstration of ATSC3.0 MISO transmission for the first time outside the laboratory.
Multiple Input Single Output (MISO) is a way of improving coverage and robustness of transmission by combining several transmitters in a given area in a smart way, while keeping the receiver simple, with a regular single antenna.
It is an enhancement of the well-known SFN (Single Frequency Network) Transmission mode. It consists in adding some smart diversity to the signals transmitted by several transmitters operating in SFN. The added diversity improves the reception by regular single antenna receivers, especially in the areas where signal are received from more than one transmitter.
The demonstration involves operational ATSC3.0 equipment from ENENSYS Networks and TeamCast (respectively one ATSCheduler Gateway and two VORTEX II exciters) operating in SFN.
“This demonstration shows how TeamCast is keeping on its way to lead the implementation of the most advanced features provisioned by the ATSC3.0 standard” says Eric PINSON, Head of Business Unit at TeamCast.
“This advanced features will be very soon available through a software upgrade of the VORTEX II and TeamCast will be happy to support any broadcaster willing to experiment this MISO transmission in real field conditions” he adds.
The demonstration of MISO transmission is shown on TeamCast’s stand #2.B51 in Hall 2.