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Receiver/router for internet protocol (ip) over digital terrestrial broadcast

The receiver/router for internet protocol over digital terrestrial broadcast (rr-ipodvb-t) provides terrestrial-to-lan connectivity. The product is designed to deliver ip multicast and unicast services for corporate and commercial broadcast

DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-T) broadcast utilises legacy television broadcast infrastructure and distribution facilities to provide digital television as well as datacasting services. Use of legacy infrastructure makes DVB-T a highly competitive solution for satellite DVB-S broadcast as well as broadband communication alternatives such as ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) or WiFi (Wireless Fidelity), with low cost and a coverage area of around 99% of Europe. Many countries in Europe and elsewhere plan to 'switch-over' to digital television. Digital broadcast is now available in the UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, FRANCE, AUSTRIA, SWEDEN, FINLAND and other countries. Many countries intend to switch off analogue broadcast in the coming years. In ITALY in particular, the fixed 'switch-off' date is 31st December 2006, so it is evident that the project is ambitious. In GERMANY, the transition has already been completed in the Berlin area. In the UK, Freeview DVB-T TV (Television) services were successfully launched, and a number of IP over DVB-T broadcasting trials are underway. In FRANCE, DVB-T TV broadcasting starts this year while several companies prepare for IP over DVB-T broadcasting. During this evolving phase, the Italian government and the EUROPEAN UNION will be the 'prime movers' in the new technology development. In particular, the Italian government has promoted sales incentives in favour of an effective diffusion of set-top boxes. In 2004, the government set aside a fund of 105 million euro, and another 105 million euro in 2005. Approximately two million digital set-top boxes have been sold, and starting from January 2005 both 'Mediaset' and 'LA 7' (the biggest private broadcaster in ITALY) began transmission of pay per view services (such as football games, concerts, films etc.) over DVB-T. The Italian government is also working to encourage projects for DDT (Digital Terrestrial Television) deployment for non-television applications in markets such as: - Local authorities. - Government and public organisations. - Private bodies and enterprises. Innovation and Communication Ministries will notably be allocating about ten million euro to fund projects that will distribute the application over digital terrestrial television for e-government; citizens and citizen associations; public and private companies. This project should provide a better solution for IP over DVB-T communication for the end users and enable them to implement advanced data-casting services at lower cost. For researchers and developers, this would create the basis for a clearer representation of the technologies they are trying to implement. Partners' companies could benefit from this project with implementation inside receivers/routers equipment and network elements, and an efficient flow control solution with minimum impact on actual systems and architectures. The project will include the follow stages: - Product definition. - System development. - DVB-T receiver PCI board for RR-IPoDVB-T development. - DVB-T receiver hardware and firmware development. - DVB-T Driver and Application development. - Platform Basic System Packet (BSP). - Receiver/router/gateway SW (Software) development. - The VersaCast application to control the routing of all multicast packets through a network. - HTML (HyperText Multimedia Language) interface for setup and management. - DHCP, DNS, and WINS for automated administration of the local area network. - Reliable content delivery and Video Over IP streaming capabilities. - Component integration. - Preparation of user guides and operational manuals. - Product promotion and dissemination. Keywords: IP over DVB-T (Internet Protocol over Digital Video Broadcasting-T), multicast, content delivery. SuperStar Boost SB Shoesvar nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
RR-IPODVB-T
Project ID: 
3 859
Start date: 
12-09-2005
Project Duration: 
12months
Project costs: 
420 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Broadband Technologies
Market Area: 
CATV and pay TV systems

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