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ARK500 & TVIUM from Breeze Form TV Multicast Distribution Solution

Tests prove that ARK500 and TVIUM solution will successfully multicast Freeview digital TV in challenging environments
UK(9/22/2011) -

IPTV systems integrator, PIPTV has announced that it has recently been able to carry out successful multicasting of Freeview digital TV programmes over a WiFi network. This is an achievement that will be recognised by specialist systems integrators who have long been looking for a solution to improve TV distribution for customers in listed buildings, shopping centres and other challenging locations.

During the tests that were carried out in buildings constructed in the early 1900's, programmes were streamed from a TVIUM-TR100 DTT gateway manufactured by Breeze Technologies across a WiFi network using the ARK500 WiFi HD Video Link from ArkTron Limited. The building featured very substantial walls and an environment plagued with interference from several neighbouring wireless networks. Despite this, the picture quality on the PC screens was consistently of a good quality with a lack of artefacts and interruptions in viewing.

ArkTron's ARK500 is a plug and play, easily installed wireless video bridge that enables HD video content and data distribution to multiple devices around a building. It gives carrier grade performance and reliability and a single access point can support up to 8 client devices. The solution consists of the ARK510 access point and ARK550 client device (up to 8 per ARK510) that are 802.11n compliant and utilise second generation digital phased array beam-forming technology from Celeno. This technology gives industry leading bandwidth efficiency, range, robustness and throughput of HD video streaming over standard WiFi.

Breeze Technologies TVIUM-TR100 is a compact TV gateway that can capture digital television and radio from a digital terrestrial (DVB-T) feed for distribution over a building IP network. Offering a built-in Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to create a complete end-to-end solution in conjunction with compatible set-top boxes (STBs) or PCs running a suitable media player, TVIUM simplifies the integration of IPTV services. TVIUM can be configured in minutes using its remote control and built-in LCD.

The combination of TVIUM and ARK500 represents a cost-effective solution for the distribution of TV channels to multiple users in a variety of installations, and both are straightforward to install.

Kevin Crofts, Managing Director at Breeze, said: "We are delighted that the combination of our TVIUM solution together with the ARK500 will deliver high quality, stable, live TV in even the most difficult environments. There is a demand from integrators for this type of solution that will enable customers in any kind of building, whether it's a hotel, educational establishment or corporate organisation, to achieve their aims for live streaming over a WiFi network."


PIPTV is an IPTV systems integrator offering solutions for the distribution of broadcast TV and radio channels over in-building IP networks. In order to cater for a wide spectrum of customer requirements, PIPTV's IPTV solutions incorporate products from more than one IPTV vendor. Such vendors include Breeze Technologies Limited, ArkTron Limited, and a number of IPTV set-top box manufacturers.

PIPTV is a trading name of Profile ICT Solutions Limited.

Contact: call Adrian Lewis or Andy Sellars on 0871 050 0171 or send an email to adrian.lewis@piptv.tv or andy.sellars@piptv.tv.


About ArkTron

ArkTron Limited is a supplier of products and services to the Digital TV, Multimedia and Home Connectivity markets. ArkTron supplies high performance technology products for the delivery of multimedia services and wireless distribution of video, data and multimedia, serving markets that include pay TV, Internet based multimedia content distribution, hospitality, enterprise, healthcare and education. ArkTron focusses on the delivery and distribution of services and the networking of these around the home, office or other location.

Contact: call Roy Kirsopp on 01572 722851 or send an email to roy.kirsopp@arktron.com.


About Breeze Technologies

Breeze Technologies Limited develops and delivers world class hardware solutions for the realisation of leading edge applications through the development of generic and bespoke products that meet the needs of an important and evolving marketplace. The company offers a cluster of digital products that address video encoding, video transmission and reception in areas such as broadcasting, education and training, sales and marketing, health, security and industrial monitoring.

Contact: call Kevin Crofts on 01722 322662 or send an email to kevinc@breezetechnologies.com.

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