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T-VIPS Video Gateway Powers DTT Expansion in French Overseas Territories

French overseas Territories: La Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Antilles, French Guiana and French Polynesia

T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announces the delivery to French broadcaster TDF of TVG420 ASI to IP Gateway units for the expansion of the French digital terrestrial TV (DTT) distribution network. This latest order for the T-VIPS TVG420’s will expand the network to encompass La Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Polynesia.

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Each TVG420 Gateway allows DVB-ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface) MPEG-2 signals to be carried over the robust IP network used by TDF, to transport content originated in Paris to Single Frequency Network (SFN) broadcast towers and relays across France. The same solution is also used by TDF in the French Antilles, French Polynesia, French Guiana and La Reunion territories overseas.

“The TVG420 ASI to IP Gateway offers a highly flexible and reliable broadcast distribution solution,” says Johnny Dolvik, CEO T-VIPS. “High quality transmission is assured at all times through advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) techniques and an innovative clock re-sync feature, which we believe is the best in the industry. Additionally, the low power consumption of the units and the availability of a DC power supply ensure that TDF can enjoy a low operational cost.”

“Absolute dependability is essential for a project such as this, where units are not only geographically dispersed, but may be placed in very remote locations such as at a transmission tower on top of a mountain,” concludes Dolvik.

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TVG420 ASI to IP Gateway

For the transmission of MPEG transport streams over IP networks: the TVG420 takes advantage of the inherent flexibility of IP, to offer broadcasters an efficient, cost-effective and scalable solution for MPEG video contribution over IP. The product also allows network operators to build revenue-generating professional Wide Area Networks for the video industry.

The TVG420, handles any MPEG-2 transport stream carrying MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264) or VC.1 compressed video in Standard Definition as well as High Definition, features a highly intuitive ‘Plug & Play’ user interface and is capable of handling up to eight ASI ports.

About TDF

TDF assists its clients, from television networks, radio stations, telecommunications operators and ISPs to local municipalities, right across the entire value chain of audiovisual and telecoms networks in upstream broadcasting, content management and delivery solutions to downstream transport, deployment and operation of networks, or on-site hosting and maintenance of operators' equipment at some 10,300 sites across Europe. A key player in telecommunications and audiovisual convergence and new technologies, TDF is an operator with strong local roots, close to its clients and partners – and actively committed to the battle against the digital divide. TDF is present in France, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Austria and Monaco.

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About T-VIPS AS

T-VIPS enables change within leading broadcasters, network operators and media organizations in over 50 countries by providing simple, efficient and intelligent ways of moving video. T-VIPS creates innovative solutions that deliver significant operational and financial benefits to its customers. Its highly experienced team combines broadcast, IP and video processing expertise to develop imaginative technology platforms for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and video contribution and distribution. T‑VIPS is internationally recognized as an industry leader and pioneer in the deployment of JPEG2000 and local content solutions for DTT. Focused on next generation TV services such as HD and 3D, T‑VIPS enables its customers to grow and meet consumer demand for increased choice and functionality. The privately-held company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with Americas headquarters in New Jersey.

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