Video compression specialist Thomson Video Networks has launched a new version of its NetProcessor 9030/40 that includes a DVB-T2 MI reverse gateway, which the company says is the industry’s first to be integrated into a remultiplexer/scrambler.
The NetProcessor 9030/40’s new DVB-T2 features enable the ingest of DVB-T2 MI streams from an ASI or IP inputs, and the de-encapsulation of up to 15 physical layer pipes (PLPs) per stream. The resulting multiplexes are then available within the NetProcessor for reprocessing operations, which may include regionalisation, scrambling, and remultiplexing. The multiplexes can also be re-encapsulated by the NetProcessor into DVB-T2 MI streams. According to Thomson, the new features make the NetProcessor suitable for regionalisation applications in a DVB-T2 environment.