The Head-end used for
the so-called 'FirstLaunch' in Austria has been developed / integrated
by MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH. It currently includes Software and Hardware
Technologies of GMIT, CastLabs, FhG HHI, R&S, UDCast, IBM and
The Head-end is a so called NEXT GENERATION full IT-based solution
based on software components and IBM Blade Centers. All interconnections
of modules are based on IP.
Modules like SAT IRDs, Encoders, Failover Systems, ESG, SPP, Scramblers
are realized in software only and located on high-availability
Some modules are running in Virtual Machines in N+N redundancy
allowing seamless switching on IP level in case of errors.
The solution has been developed for centralized operation of
DVB-H services in Germany and abroad by MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH.
The Head-end for Austria excluding the Emergency Power Supply
fits into a half rack size to allow extreme small footprints.