The trials are evaluating next generation technology for Australia, with the objective being to have a second- generation system able to broadcast 4K programmes. TeamCast is providing its Twister DVB-T2 exciter and associated support for the tests, which are taking place in both the laboratory and field trials.
Commenting on the development, Stephen Farrugia, Broadcast Australia’s CTO, said: “These trials would not have been possible without the support and the expertise of equipment manufacturers such as TeamCast. We’re very appreciative of their support in this important step in the evolution of broadcast in Australia”.
Eric Pinson, head of digital terrestrial TV unit at TeamCast, added: We are very pleased to contribute to the tests performed by Broadcast Australia and their partners. With its dual DVB-T and DVB-T2 operation and its advanced digital features, our TWISTER exciter is the perfect digital exciter when an operator wishes either to upgrade its transmitters from DVB-T to DVB-T2 or just modernise its existing transmitters for improving their performance and specifically their energy efficiency”.
TeamCast is at Stand 2 B51 in Hall 2 at IBC 2018.