TFN Media (Taiwan Fixed Network) has selected the Tandberg Television to provide a complete broadcast headend and edge QAM solution for the launch of its digital cable services in Taiwan. Home business group of Taiwan Mobile, TFN offers a 100+ channel analog TV service to around 540,000 homes. From July, the company will broadcast SD and HD channels using MPEG-4 AVC. Tandberg’s business partner in Taiwan, Hitron Technologies, is acting as prime system integrator for the new digital cable headend.
TFN Media is deploying Tandberg ‘s TT1260 IRDs, EN8030 MPEG-4 AVC SD encoders, EN8090 MPEG-4 AVC HD encoders, MX8400 Multiplexers and EQ8096 edge QAM modulators. The company is using an-IP headend configuration and broadcast video is multicast across the customer IP network to four regional headends. Tandberg’s nCompass Control system provides configuration, service setup and equipment status monitoring at the central headend and all regional sites.