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Happy Flag Day. But Are You Flying It Wrong?

By DANIEL VICTOR

Should you fly a flag at night? What do you do about a dirty or tattered flag? Can it touch the ground? Answers to common questions.

Amino partners with Swisscom Broadcast to rollout hybrid IP TV-as-a-Service 2.0

By Robert Briel

Amino is to provide advanced hybrid devices to support Swisscom Broadcast with the delivery of their new TV-as-a-Service (TvaaS) 2.0 platform.

This new platform will allow cable operators and Internet Service Providers in Switzerland transition to next-generation multiscreen TV services. Consumers will enjoy access to over 600 national and international channels – and a cloud-based replay store with more than 100,000 video assets – delivered with a content discovery engine and personalised user experience.

Amino will provide Swisscom Broadcast with its Aria 7 hybrid devices, running ENABLE software, which provide a DVB-C tuner and support for a legacy Conditional Access System (CAS). This allows operators to re-use their current linear broadcast and augment it with interactive services offered over IP using DASH streaming to deliver a flexible cable and IP hybrid environment.

The complete solution will be demonstrated by Swisscom Broadcast on the Amino booth (7 A-51) at ANGA COM 2018.

Olivier Anthamatten, Head of Business Development, Swisscom Broadcast Ltd, says: “In Amino, Swisscom Broadcast has found a set-top box supplier able to deliver solutions that helps us to extend our offering to cable operators that want to have no worries about technology, but want to stay ahead in features for their customers. With the TVaaS 2.0 launch Swisscom Broadcast will be equipped to handle current and on-going transformations of the industry, and meet the rapidly changing requirements”

Donald McGarva, Amino’s Chief Executive, notes: “Operators are looking at a viable and flexible path to take advantage of the promise offered by next generation TV services. Working closely with Swisscom Broadcast provides a compelling solution that meets the key speed to market and flexibility requirements along with a depth of value added benefits that allow operators to build a better subscriber experience along with valuable new service insights.”

Wisi shows platforms and innovations for Next Generation Networks

By Robert Briel

German firm WISI will present the expanded optical Access Platform OPTOPUS, the extended FTTH platform LR 10 and other solutions for the extension and operation of next generation networks at ANGA COM 2018.

The optical platform OPTOPUS has been extended by WISI towards CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1. OPTOPUS is a remarkably flexible high-density platform for all kinds of RF optical networks. The system may be used in any network, such as HFC, RF over Glass and RF Overlay in FTTx applications.

New is the inverted node LR 44 which provides FTTH access through existing HFC plants. The highly integrated components allow the smallest footprint for OBI-free RFoG deployments including optical amplification and high splitting ratios to connect up to 32 ports with options for further internal splits. This is enabled by ruggedized housing that supports installation in harsh environments as well. LR 44 is fully standards compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1 specification with 1.2 GHz in downstream and up to 204 MHz in upstream direction using a pluggable diplexer.

In the range of Remote-PHY connections Dual DVB-C Analyzer VT45 is the ideal addition for the end-to-end monitoring of signal quality. This module has an integrated Dual DVB-C tuner for the continuous monitoring of the complete broadcast spectrum and the simultaneous detailed monitoring of a single channel on the basis of the TS 101290 Prio1 KPIs. This allows the extended management of the remote PHY nodes by the DVB-C parameters. In addition to VT45, the DOCSIS transponder VT 52 D and the HMS transponder VT 52 B are still available. With these add-on modules, WISI’s DOCSIS 3.1 suitable nodes and amplifiers can be further extended with advanced control and monitoring capabilities.

The ASC/ALSC module VX58B supports the simple and automated initial operation by its auto alignment functionality. Here, the desired system level and the system slope are adjusted automatically to achieve an optimal controlled reaction of the amplifier. The main reason for the level variation at the input is the temperature-dependent frequency response of the coaxial cable. It controls a constant output level independent from the input level within the control range.

Virtual Node Split

Also featured by WISI at ANGA COM 2018 is the virtual node split. It allows operators to react to the steady increasing broadband demand of consumers by implementing additional cluster splits. Normally, clusters for broadband expansion were separated and split physically. The implementation of the Distributed Access Architectures (DAA), e.g. with Remote-Phy node LR45, with digital additions on ethernet base are the perfect symbiosis with the virtual node split. With this technology cluster splits on existing coax cable infrastructures can be realized virtually with significantly reduced cluster sizes. The transmitted 10 Gbps signals above the useful signals are creating a virtual supply network for the connected Remote-PHy nodes.

FTTH platform LR 10

WISI has extended its LR 10 FTTH platform by two new modules. The first module is a media converter for P2P ethernet applications in FTTH infrastructures with an integrated RF Overlay receiver. The other new module is a 1GHz CATV receiver. It offers a simple alternative to existing 2.4 GHz products. The LR 10 FTTH platform provides an independent solution for fiber termination and reception of several optical signals, such as RF Overlay reception of CATV and satellite TV signals, return-channel capable HFC applications and Ethernet media converters.

The base plate for easy wall mounting offers enough space for up to four fibers, either with pluggable or spliced connectors. The range of extension modules covers pure CATV / SAT-TV reception, including two RF outputs and ALC (Automatic Level Control) via return-channel capable HFC fiber nodes, and media converters for Point-to-Point Ethernet applications. In conjunction with a deliberately designed flat cover, the LR 10 platform is an ultra-compact, living room compatible and unobtrusive system for easy fiber termination with expansion options. The modular extension towards active components could also be a place for gradual migration which is an economic advantage when compared to all-in-one solution replacements.

WISI is at stand R11 in hall 8.

TΓΌrksat deploys Teleste’s Luminato digital TV platform

By Robert Briel

Teleste Corporation will deliver it’s Luminato digital headend solution to Türksat.

The deployment will provide Türksat with a state-of-the-art platform for CATV, OTT and IPTV delivery and live content processing.

“We look forward to continue our cooperation with Teleste to provide Türksat with the latest headend technology on the market. We are confident that the flexible and compact Luminato platform meets their requirements of rich and reliable content delivery for years to come”, said Ender Kümü?tekin, sales director.

The Luminato platform is designed to offer operators options for content reception and live content processing. The platform is able to support any combination of the available modules, which enables operators to adjust the service according to their specific needs. Due to its compact architecture, one RU Luminato chassis can host up to 144 QAM channels, ensuring the availability of high-performing video services in a space-saving form factor.

“With the amount of IP traffic increasing by the day, many cable operators are expanding their business by scaling up their networks and DOCSIS-based IP capacity. However, as networks grow, headend sites and hubs— which are usually set in buildings with limited available space—cannot be easily extended or relocated to take care of the increase in installations. This means that operators need to find solutions that can utilize the existing headend space to the maximum. As a digital TV headend with one of the highest densities in the market, Teleste Luminato provides an excellent option for saving space while meeting diverse consumer needs”, explained Julius Tikkanen, vice president of Video Service Platforms for Teleste.

Liberty Global selects Vector Technologies

By Broadband TV News Correspondent

Liberty Global has selected Vector Technologies optical nodes (Boostral) and amplifiers (Hargon) to roll out its services across Europe.

The implemented solutions are compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1® specification and allow to achieve a downstream frequency up to 1.2 GHz.

“The cable business has an enormous potential to provide customers with the new services while at the same meeting the relentless demand for greater bandwidth. Vector Technologies offers a comprehensive portfolio of optical nodes and amplifiers to evolve toward the gigabit services and beyond. We are proud to be Liberty Global strategic vendor and contribute to the transformation of its HFC plant.” said Bartosz Kajut, Vector Technologies CEO and President of the Management Board.

“We strive to make a reality of the ultrafast broadband in Europe,” said Colin Büchner, Managing Director, Access Network, Liberty Global.

“Therefore, to deliver a wide range of new consumer and business services and to pave the path to gigabit speed tiers across our HFC network we need a reliable partner with substantial experience and expertise in the cable market. Vector Technologies has proven long partnership with Liberty Global concerning quality, lead times and technical support, while aligning with our long range roadmap. We firmly believe that our cooperation with Vector Technologies will unlock joint capabilities to bring leading-edge and disruptive solutions that support future implementations”.

Liberty Global selects Vector Technologies

By Robert Briel

Liberty Global has selected Vector Technologies optical nodes (Boostral) and amplifiers (Hargon) to roll out its services across Europe.

The implemented solutions are compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1® specification and allow to achieve a downstream frequency up to 1.2 GHz.

“The cable business has an enormous potential to provide customers with the new services while at the same meeting the relentless demand for greater bandwidth. Vector Technologies offers a comprehensive portfolio of optical nodes and amplifiers to evolve toward the gigabit services and beyond. We are proud to be Liberty Global strategic vendor and contribute to the transformation of its HFC plant.” said Bartosz Kajut, Vector Technologies CEO and President of the Management Board.

“We strive to make a reality of the ultrafast broadband in Europe,” said Colin Büchner, Managing Director, Access Network, Liberty Global.

“Therefore, to deliver a wide range of new consumer and business services and to pave the path to gigabit speed tiers across our HFC network we need a reliable partner with substantial experience and expertise in the cable market. Vector Technologies has proven long partnership with Liberty Global concerning quality, lead times and technical support, while aligning with our long range roadmap. We firmly believe that our cooperation with Vector Technologies will unlock joint capabilities to bring leading-edge and disruptive solutions that support future implementations”.

New Jersey Teacher Left $1 Million Gift to Students in Her Will

By JACEY FORTIN

Genevieve Via Cava was a special needs teacher for decades. When she died in 2011, she had saved enough money to fund a scholarship in perpetuity.

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