Trade fairs and other exhibitions
IBC Amsterdam 2018 - new features for IP streamers
Amsterdam - IBC 2018 will open the doors September 14th until 18th with more than 1.700 exhibitors. The IBC is awaiting more than 57.000 visitors. As World`s leading media, entertainment and technology show for key topics like Gigabit Networks, Internet of Things, Personalized TV, TV Everywhere, Multiscreen, All over IP and WiFi this fair made an impressive development.
On IBC 2018, ASTRO shows new features for the IP streamers for the U - head end platform. Besides the multiplexing option, the frontend for the reception of multistream-transponders has been further developed. Therefore the possible field of application for the DVB-S2 to IP-Streamer has been successfully increased. The devices U 144-X / U 148-X for DVB-S2 in IP and U 164-X / U 168-X for DVB-T/-T2/-C to IP will replace the successful predecessor. In addition to the familiar features for the processing of SPTS and MPTS with RTP and FEC, the new developed frontends offer the option to multiplex four input streams to four output streams.
The existing portfolio of optical transmitters, amplifiers and network terminations will be completed with a series of direct modulated optical transmitters based on DOCSIS 3.1 standards. The new optical transmitters are optimized for digital TV and for distances up to 40 miles delivering extraordinary performance.
MIQ – modular IP & QAM: The base unit of the MIQ is coming from the very successful professional system technology of the U-series. Via different interfaces in the slide-in modules both input and output signals can be handled. This platform is the guarantee for highest signal performance with an ultra-flexible digital head-end system based on DVB-C and IP-signals and offers various possibilities in the hospitality sector.
ANGA COM 2018 – Smart Solutions for IP and Optical Networks
Cologne – also in 2018 ANGA COM continued the success-story with more than 21.700 visitors and more than 500 exhibitors. This was another positive signal after the relaunch in new fair halls in the previous year. Always onboard: the Team from ASTRO Strobel Kommunikationssysteme. One focus this year was the further development of the U – head end platform. Besides the multiplexing option, the frontend for the reception of multistream-transponders has been further developed. In the sector of professional head end solutions ASTRO launched its new MIQ – modular IP & QAM system - for the target group of hotels, medical centers and health & fitness-clubs. A new ECO-model of the bestseller QAM BOX fascinated the visitors because of the very low power consumption (smaller than 35 watts). In the field of optical transmission technology ASTRO showed it`s recently launched OFN 45 which has been successfully established with well-known telecommunication companies. 8 new amplifiers of the HV-compact series as well as a new universal amplifier (HVO 1244) found their way from the research and development department to the fair. The acceptance from the audience was sensational, also because of German “Bockwurst”, tasty “Kölsch” and a soccer table tournament as an intro to the soccer world championship 2018 in Russia.