Rai Way deploys T-VIPS monitoring switch

Video transport company T-VIPS has announced that Rai Way, the operator of Italy’s DTT network, has chosen its TNS541 Seamless TS Monitoring Switch.

The TNS541s are currently being installed by T-VIPS’ business partner Communication Video Engineering. The project is scheduled to be fully live by the end of 2011.

The project is a continuation of the existing cooperation between T-VIPS and Rai Way, which began in 2009 when Rai Way deployed T-VIPS’ solutions for its DVB-T digital terrestrial service.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with T-VIPS, helping to bring its cutting edge technology to the Italian broadcast industry so that terrestrial customers can enjoy an uninterrupted service,” said Luca Catalano, CEO, CVE. “T-VIPS has demonstrated its ability to provide solutions of unrivalled reliability including its TNS541 solution which is the only seamless switch to have been deployed for SFN network operation.”

The TNS541s are to be situated at all the transmitter sites, which are being fed by MPEG transport streams over satellite and by an Ethernet connection. The TNS541 seamless switch monitors both incoming MPEG-2 transport streams for status and based upon customer configurable criteria, switches over automatically if required.

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