News Archive
03.April 2008
T-VIPS Provides Primary Transport System for Austrian Terrestrial Network

T-VIPS AS, a Norwegian technology company that designs, builds and supplies worldleading
solutions for the transport of broadcast quality video signals, today announces that
its solutions have been selected to distribute DVB-T for Austria’s terrestrial network.
Following the award of a contract by ORS, T-VIPS has provided a system which initially
distributes and controls video from several main transmitter stations to seven smaller
transmitter towers to extend the SFN network. The T-VIPS equipment was delivered through
ETAS, T-VIPS’ business partner in Austria. ORS is an affiliate of ORF, the country’s largest
media company.  

“The results of extensive trials assured us that the advanced Forward Error Correction of the
T-VIPS video transport solutions exceed our required QoS levels no matter how bad the
weather conditions where the microwave link was operating,” says Norbert Grill, CTO, ORS.
“The fact that T-VIPS has unique experience and expertise in providing re-sync solutions for
single frequency network operation was an important extra benefit.”
The TVG420 provides ORS with the best possible solution for transmission of MPEG-2
transport streams over IP networks. A key feature of the T-VIPS video gateways is the use of
Forward Error Correction (FEC). With the transmitter sites suffering weather conditions that
can seriously affect microwave links, the deployment of advanced FEC in the T-VIPS
TVG420 minimises packet loss, ensuring that the consumer experience is as high as
possible.

T-VIPS Connect provides a new concept for management of contribution and distribution
over IP networks. The solution makes it easy for the operator to set up and manage a
connection and gives overview of connection status as well as supervision of the video
equipment in the network.
“We were delighted to work closely alongside our Austrian business partners ETAS to
ensure that ORS deployed a reliable, robust end-to-end distribution system that will exceed
ORF’s QoS requirements,” says Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “This contract is the latest win
for T-VIPS in DVB-T content distribution, further establishing our solutions as the market
leader in the fast growing field of IP distribution for digital terrestrial.”