System Technology News ASTRO Strobel Kommunikationssysteme November 2020

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Smart Streaming means that we offer our new generation of streamers with individual adaptations to meet the requirements of different target groups. City carriers, broadcasters and system integrators were convinced by the ASTRO headend technology. But the success story is not over. Our technology is also well accepted in the hospitality industry.

You think you already know everything about our IP-to-QAM signal converter U 159?
Find out about further possibilities with the different license models. If you have an idea what is still missing - just let us know.

We hope you enjoy reading our new System Technology Newsletter

Wolfgang Mintrop
Chief Sales Officer

November 2020 our topics for you
Smart streaming for Hotels
Wideband mode in ASTRO streamers
Additional licenses for individual solutions: U 159
From 7 to 1 (rack units): space and energy saving

Smart streaming for Hotels
New ASTRO Streamer at SES Astra
Hotel TV systems are subject to a variety of influencing factors: whether analog or digital, IPTV and special hotel channels, the integration of various systems such as satellite, cable or terrestrial, or even the consideration of international and regional aspects, as well as of course the central control that is usually desired. In any case, the decisive factor is what comes out - high definition.

ASTRO offers the new streamer generation which has proven itself in the sector of city network operators and broadcasters in very attractive special offers to the hospitality sector. 

Read more

Wideband mode in ASTRO streamers
Wideband mode at ASTRO streamer
The ASTRO streamers of the U-series now cover a further field of application: Besides the conversion of DVB-S2 into IP MPTS for cable network operators and DVB-S2 into IP SPTS for IPTV and hospitality applications with focus on high signal density, the new hardware and firmware has now been extended by the so-called Wideband Mode for DVB-S2X in IP.

More information on wideband mode in ASTRO streamers

IP in QAM: U 159 - additional licenses for individual solutions
License Possibilities for the U 159
Our well-known signal converter for IP in QAM, the U 159, is a plug-in module for the U 100 base unit that converts up to 64 IP Gigabit Ethernet multicast groups into 64 standard QAM channels. The QAM channels are implemented in 64 freely configurable channels. Thanks to the ASTRO Direct Digital technology (complete digital modulation of the output signal) outstanding signal parameters can be achieved.
The module is equipped with Annex A & C, RTP, FEC, IGMPv3.
Furthermore, EIT and SDT processing is possible. A cross-module NIT and LCN processing is integrated and works even without the use of the U 100 controller.

However, the module unfolds its full power only when used for individual applications, for which independent license extensions are available. Define what you need - we only integrate what is really necessary.

  • Further Data Port -> U 159-DP
  • Additional 8 QAM channels -> U 159-8QCH
  • Internal Link / Source Redundancy -> U 159-RED
  • Processing Input Signals with FEC -> U 159-FEC
  • Electrical SFP with RJ -> U 159-SFP
  • multiplexing -> U 159-MUX
Your individual solution - U 159 licenses 

From 7 to 1 (rack units)
Successful case study with the goal of saving space and energy.
Here is the fact overview:

  • latest ASTRO streamer generation: U 144-X / U 148-X
  • each in U 100-230 base units
  • energy saving
  • with redundant power supply
  • Reception of up to 12 or 24 transponders in a 19" rack
  • in 4 or 8 IP multicast groups (4 or 8 MPTS, 504 SPTS)
  • Tuner with DiSEqC Control

Before: 7 racks with over 100 19 inch devices
After: 1 rack with 11 base units

You have a project with ambitious goals? Please contact us.

Just contact our Service Team

Important dates
ANGA 2020: postponed to June 08 - 10, 2021

Please contact our sales persons and technicians in the regions, we will be happy to present our new products 2020/2021 in a digital way.

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