World-first ATSC 3.0 SFN-STL solution demonstrated at IBC2016

Rennes (France), September 02, 2016TeamCast, the worldwide leader in Terrestrial and Satellite modulation technologies, will demonstrate at IBC 2016, its unique and flexible ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Network solution, using its Stream4CAST Scheduler/Gateway and its exTra3.0 exciters.

Stream4CAST comes as a very innovative and unique solution especially designed to implement Single Frequency Network architecture for ATSC 3.0. With this product, TeamCast is sharing its experience in terrestrial SFN network technology collected over the last 20 years. Being an active member of the ATSC forum and historic member of DVB, TeamCast has leveraged its experience in the integration of latest generation of terrestrial transmission technologies in the development of a new product range dedicated to ATSC 3.0 early tests & trials.

Used in combination with exTra3.0, TeamCast ATSC 3.0 real-time DTV exciter, the Stream4CAST authorizes Broadcasters to perfectly synchronize the RF signals radiated from several transmitting sites. Normally located at the head-end or at the Network Operating Center (NOC) the Stream4CAST product is responsible for the generation of the Studio-To-Transmitter (STL) data stream to feed the different transmitter sites.

« With this unique turn-key solution, we are now in position to meet early Broadcaster’s expressed demand for experimenting ATSC3.0 transmission in the field, including SFN networks. We introduced this solution last spring on the market and we have evolved it to support a preliminary version of the SFN-STL standard, which is currently under definition at ATSC. We are very proud to demonstrate this unique solution at IBC», says Eric PINSON, Business Unit and Sales Manager at TeamCast.

Stream4CAST comes as a 1-RU rack stream processor unit that supports ATSC 3.0 modulation waveform. Fully controlled via a friendly WEB GUI, Stream4CAST features a very accurate stream Time Stamping mechanism, required to remotely time-align the ATSC 3.0 RF signals. Both input and output interfaces are fully IP based.

The global solution is demonstrated on TeamCast’s booth #2B.51.

PR TeamCast IBC 2016 – World-first ATSC SFN solution