Tut Systems Inc. (Booth 301), which enables the delivery of next-generation data and video services over broadband networks, is showcasing new digital turnaround and forward error correction (FEC) solutions at TELECOM 05.
Tut Systems Astria content processor (CP) platform now offers MPEG-2 digital turnaround. With its Multi-Stream Processor (MSP) card and new software capabilities, the Astria can digitally process and further compress MPEG-2 satellite channels for delivery over bandwidth-constrained access networks, the company says.
The new solution delivers up to 100 channels of processing in one 2RU channels; more than 30 channels are processed on a single board.
In addition, Tut Systems is demonstrating its forward error correction capabilities for IP video networks. IP-based FEC allows routed video networks to recover from lost or reordered packets. This solution provides FEC error protection and recovery for hundreds of channels of video on a single board, Tut Systems says.
Tut Systems IP FEC solution can act with an Astria CP headend or as a standalone FEC-only system for third-party headend solutions using IP transport.
Two incumbent carriers are testing the FEC solution, and plan to deploy video to tens of millions of subscribers.
“Our recent innovations target two of the leading trends in IPTV video delivery: the trend towards digital sourcing of all content in the headend and the delivery of video over geographically dispersed IP networks, says Mark Tiedeman, vice president of marketing for Tut Systems. “Our ultra-high density rate convert application and IP FEC represent an order of magnitude improvement from our previous generation of solutions and will further solidify Tut Systems as the dominant IPTV headend supplier in the telco marketplace.