SAPEC, CSD Lanzarote ink DTT deal

June 5, 2008

SAPEC will supply CSD Lanzarote with transmission-related technology needed to roll out digital terrestrial television (DTT) service for first time in the Canary Islands.

Under the agreement, SAPEC is supplying SIVAC 2000 encoders and a SIVAC MTS1000 DVB-ASI multiplexer. For the operator’s SFN, SAPEC is providing the MIP inserter and the ultra-stable GPS oscillator reference.

A combination of up to four SIVAC Series 2000 encoders and decoders occupy 2RU. The SIVAC MTS1000 multiplexer supports up to eight DVB/MPEG/ATSC inputs and delivers merged ASI or SMPTE310M streams. Surveillance, control and configuration of the components can be done remotely via a Web browser.

CSD Lanzarote has started digital broadcast service for Lanzarote TV, Lancelot TV and Canal L, as well as six additional stereo radio broadcast services.

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