SAN JOSE, Calif.—Harmonic will introduce a Single Illumination System (SIS) for satellite distribution to ensure greater interoperability and cost savings for broadcast operators with digital terrestrial television (DTT) and direct-to-home (DTH) services during IBC2022, Sept. 9-12, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
The new system cuts multiplex distribution costs in about half when compared with the double satellite illumination method and enables broadcast operators to deliver regional channels with greater efficiency, the company said.
"Our new SIS solution optimizes DTT and DTH distribution over satellite and offers a one-stop-shop solution for DVB-SIS, including transmission and reception," said Stephane Cloirec, vice president of video appliance products at Harmonic. "Our software solution provides operators a flexible, scalable and cost-effective approach for increasing viewer engagement by including regional channels in DTT offerings."
The company’s DVB-SIS solution is available as a software license on the ProStream X Video Stream Processor and the XOS Edge Advanced Media Processor. To move to the DVB-SIS solution simply requires activating the software at the headend and transmitter site, it said.
With Harmonic's DVB-SIS offering, operators can individually tune the bandwidth of regional channels, improving distribution efficiency and flexibility.
Harmonic is scheduling one-on-one meetings at IBC 2022 with those who are interested in the new solution via a special page on its website.
See Harmonic at IBC 2022 Stand 1.B20.
More information is available on the company’s website.
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