ASTRO to demo IP and optical transmission

ASTRO, an IP and optical network systems solutions provider will be in Singapore at CommunicAsia to demonstrate its new IP streamers with multiplexing as well as optical transmission for the broadcast markets. ASTRO has several new features for the IP streamers for the U-head end platform. Besides a multiplexing option, the frontend for the reception of multistream-transponders has been enhanced. Therefore, the possible field of application for the DVB-S2 to IP-Streamer has been increased.

The devices U 144-X / U 148-X for DVB-S2 in IP and U 164-X / U 168-X for DVB-T/-T2/-C to IP will replace its predecessor. In addition to the existing features for processing SPTS and MPTS with RTP and FEC, newly developed frontends will offer the option to multiplex four input streams to four output streams. This licensable feature promises more efficient alignment of MPTS. The signal density does not change with 24 transponders (FTA) and 12 transponders (with CI) per 19″ rack unit.

On the optical transmission front, the existing portfolio will be completed with a series of direct modulated optical transmitters based on DOCSIS 3.1 standards. The new optical transmitters are optimised for digital TV and for distances up to 40 miles delivering extraordinary performance. The OFN45 has been successfully established with well-known telcos.

Simple installation, three-colour LED for signal evaluation without any use of a measuring device, automatic adjustment of the RF level within high optical input level ranges, multiple possibilities of fibre arrangement, as well as good reception results were huge key factors for its success in the market, according to the company.

CommunicAsia, Stand 1L3-05