TDF Experimental Platform in Metz




GENERAL INFORMATION
 
   
LOCATION
 
Metz, France
 
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
 
European project IST INSTINCT partners, DVB-H Validation Task Force participants (including DiBcom, Nokia, TeamCast, T-Systems)
 
CONTACT
 
bertrand.mazieres@tdf.fr
 
DURATION
 
April 2004 - 2006+
 
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
 
Technical Validations of the DVB-H specification
 
   
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
 
   
TRANSMITTERS
 
Three transmitters operating in SFN. Each transmitter has a tunable ERP of 1000W max. on each site. The area covered is the city of Metz and its outskirts. The platform is dedicated to testing so that each transmitter can be powered on or off on demand.
 
BROADCAST BAND AND FREQUENCY
 
Channel 50, 706MHz
 
DVB-H PARAMETERS
 
All parameters can be adjusted depending on the tests to be performed. Typical parameters include QPSK 1/2 and 16QAM 1/2, MPE FEC 3/4, Time slice with various cycle times.
 
AMOUNT OF BANDWIDTH USED FOR DVB-H
 
Full bandwidth allocation for DVB-H or combined with DVB-T services. No hierarchical modulation.
 
VIDEO FORMAT
 
H.263, MPEG4, H.264 and VC1 have all been tested
 
INTERACTIVITY PLATFORM
 
INSTINCT user and service system
 
CONDITIONAL ACCESS / DRM TYPE AND PROVIDER
 
Not appicable
 
HEADEND EQUIPMENT
 
Interoperability of equipment from serveral vendors has been extensively tested. Main vendors are: Thales, UDcast, Rohde & Schwarz, ProTelevision Technologies, DMT, Sodielec, etc...
 
RECEIVER / TERMINAL EQUIPMENT
 
DiBcom, Nokia, others.
 
   
Information correct as of 06/10/2005
 

 

 

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