The battle between content and discovery continues

During the week, I was sent a comical video to watch which depicted zombie-like humans in various scenarios being guided through their daily life by ‘hired help’, as they were too busy to look up from their phones! Whilst this video was amusing, it reminded me of the significance that smartphones and tablet devices have had on society, and the staggering volume of content now viewed on the go. This was confirmed by Ericsson in their most recent annual Ericsson ConsumerLab TV and Media report, 2017 – published yesterday – which shows that approximately 70% of consumers now watch videos…

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VB242 ASI SWITCHED DUAL INPUT

The VB242 ASI input option card allows operators real-time high density ASI monitoring or switched ASI round-robin monitoring for remote or head-end applications. With up to 13 ASI inputs in a 1 RU chassis in combination with the VB220 or VB120 controllers, the VB242 is perfect for existing infrastructures in the head-end and the regional edge-multiplexer/modulator/transmitter site. The VB242 complements the already extensive range of input interfaces for the VideoBRIDGE series probes. The VB242 interface module can operate in two different modes: either two of the inputs are monitored full time with continuous ETSI TR 101 290 analysis, or its…

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VB270 DVB-S/S2 INPUT MODULE

The VB270 input option offers monitoring and analysis of QPSK/8PSK signals found in DVB-S and DVB-S2 satellite transponders. The chassis can be equipped with a single VB120 or VB220 IP-PROBE controller card and up to two VB270 QPSK/8PSK input cards under its control. The complete configuration with the fully licensed VB120 provides real-time monitoring and alarming for two QPSK/8PSK RF inputs, 10 IP MPTS/SPTS multicasts and one ASI TS input. ETSI TR 101 290 analysis is performed in parallel for QPSK/8PSK inputs, the ASI input and the IP input. If the VB220 is used as master card the IP monitoring…

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