New Rohde & Schwarz transmitter translators simplify extension of ATSC network coverage
Rohde & Schwarz has announced the introduction of a new ATSC translator & re-transmitter solution for its TLx9 and TMx9evo low-power TV transmitters.
Developed to enhance transmission coverage in areas with challenging geography – such as steep-sided valleys – the new ATSC translator receives the data input from a parent transmitter over-the-air and then rebroadcasts it on a separate channel to extend coverage into these difficult to access areas.
A USP of this R&S solution is its ability to interface to and integrate alongside one of the market’s highest performance family of low power ATSC transmitters. The all-in-one translator simplifies coverage extension within ATSC networks, keeping deployment efforts low. Existing R&S transmitters can be easily upgraded with the new option. Furthermore, in combination with ASI/TSoIP feeding, the new translator solution can be used to establish input redundancy.
The R&S ATSC translator solution offers enhanced features that make operators‘ lives easier. With a PSIP edit option, the system has real time detection and display of the original TSID & PSIP information. If desired, the translator can modify the contents of the PSIP table including channel number, short name, major channel and minor channel of the input stream. It can also pass through all Dynamic PSIP Guide information without corrupting any data. With this feature integrated in, no additional external device is needed for PSIP editing and deployment is made easier.
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