The new 64-bit era
The new 64-bit Broadcast Manager is completely updated and comes with improved performance, capacity and reliability. With the latest technology you can be sure your server is secure and all the potential of the hardware is utilized. The 64-bit environment provides more memory space allowing the users to have e.g. more EIT data in outputs. The improved background processes bring more stability, features and tolerance for possible errors in the input streams.
Flexibility serving your needs
Teleste Broadcast Manager consists of EPG, Network and Bootload modules, which are all used for different PSI/SI management tasks. The structure is modular, the benefit being that it can be expanded module by module and yet all modules can function individually.
Broadcast Manager is fully DVB-C, DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2 compliant, fulfilling all the requirements set by the standards. By default, it can fluently serve various network types and their combinations.
Performance at hand
One Broadcast Manager server can handle multiple multiplexes and hundreds of services in various types of networks. It can utilize input from DVB-ASI, ATM and IP and is DVB-C, DVB-T and DVB-S compliant, allowing the operator to enjoy high adaptability and easy integration. Broadcast Manager adapts to almost any network architecture, including small and large head-ends, based on central or regional broadcasting.
Schedule information for EPG can be taken directly from an incoming satellite or terrestrial DVB stream, fetched regularly and automatically from an external EPG data suppliers’ server or imported from a file in various different formats. The system can send EPG information even if the real-time source is not working, enabling subscribers to use their EPGs and PVRs at all times.
Ease of usage with an eye for detail
Broadcast Manager comes with an easy-to-use graphical web user interface allowing remote configuration and maintenance. The Wizard view guides by setting parameters for an entire network with multiplexes and services, while leaving all the values well accessible for the user. In addition to Wizard view, the alternative Table view provides means to modify, import and export tables in a traditional way showing the table hierarchy.
The EPG database allows the operator to change any information - add or change genre and parental ratings, add descriptions and re-schedule information in case of delays. It is also possible to save broadcasting bandwidth by removing irrelevant information (descriptors, languages), by shortening the schedule or by organizing the schedules to a barker channel.
Broadcast Managers can be linked to each other hierarchically in order to ensure reliable service delivery. This is plenary, especially in case of limited backbone connection between main and regional headends. In this case, all Broadcast Managers receive and ingest content locally, but Broadcast Manager running on a main headend provides configuration information to regional Broadcast Managers. This makes maintenance much easier and, more importantly, ensures uninterrupted service.
Set-top boxes in control
It can be crucial to have a software updated in a set-top box in order to guarantee high quality service. Broadcast Manager is capable of managing hundreds of simultaneous updates, which can all be timed individually and have different versions for different network segments. Broadcast Manager saves the updates to a server database, broadcasts the updates as TS streams and enables set-top boxes to find the relevant updates.