Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) BroadcastAsia2017 Show Daily - Day 3 - Page 25

25 BROADCASTASIA2017 SHOWDAILY 25 25 May 2017 AirTies develops Wi-Fi mesh tech Traditionally, Wi-Fi signals originate only from a home wireless router, which is located close to where the broadband connection is. However, the signals weaken when going through walls and ceilings, resulting in slow download speed or even no connection to the Internet when users are away from the main wireless router. AirTies Wireless Networks is attempt- ing to solve this challenge with the de- velopment of AirTies mesh technology, which improves the way Wi-Fi signals are distributed throughout the home. The solution comprises wireless ac- cess points for users to install in multiple locations, thereby enhancing signals and speed of their Wi-Fi. In this way, accord- ing to AirTies, Wi-Fi signals originate from multiple hotspots so that every wireless mobile or portable device receives much stronger signal wherever they are. AirTies Mesh technology is also in- tegrated into its Air 7410X 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) set-top box (STB) to efficiently distribute video within the home. With AirTies Mesh, Air 7410X acts as a mesh node, providing a connection to users closest to it, while reducing the re-transmission overhead and improving airtime. Visit meeting room 305 at Broadcast- Asia2017 to find out more on AirTies’ offerings. Nagra’s DNA: Content protection and innovative middleware Nagra is showcasing two key product lines for visitors at CommunicAsia2017 — one consists of tools for content protection, and the other features middleware applications that enable content to be managed and pushed onto all devices. “The DNA of the company has always been to support our customers — whether they are pay-TV operators or content pro- ducers — in securing their content,” says Stephane Le Dreau, general manager, South- east Asia, Nagra. “The company has built its forte and strength by securing content and making sure that the solutions that we provide for broadcasters prevent their content from be- ing taken out and pirated.” Indeed, at booth 1J2-12, the company is displaying solutions designed to protect and secure content in any platform. These products include: n A range of innovative and cost-effec- tive OTT and hybrid STBs by SmarDTV: HD and 4K devices integrating the latest HDR technology and powered by the company’s OpenTV Suite platform while ensuring access to the latest Nagra CAS, DRM and NexGuard forensic marking. n The Nagra Security Services Platform which combines the company's device and app protection technologies, anti-piracy services and NexGuard forensic marking techniques to provide holistic pay-TV con- tent protection. In the middleware space, Nagra has a suite of solutions, which can help operators push their content into any network or de- vice. The company has middleware products powering these offerings: n TVkey, a cost-effective USB dongle that plugs into newer model Samsung TV sets, enabling consumers to immediately watch their favourite pay-TV channels in 4K/UHD and HDR using Hollywood-approved secu- rity. n Unified, all-screen viewing experiences on set-top boxes by SmarDTV, as well as popular streaming devices such as Roku and Amazon's FireTV powered by OpenTV Suite. n Direct-to-TV pay-TV services using the SmarDTV CASTdongle, a simple, cost- optimised HDMI device that turns any TV into a connected iDTV and brings the OTT experience back to the big screen while enabling operators to stay in control of the distribution and of the use of its devices and maintain a close relationship with their customers. By developing such solutions, Le Dreau sees more pay-TV operators and broadcast- Newtec offering DVB-S2 portfolio, HTS hub options Newtec is displaying a new portfolio of DVB- S2X-based modems for a variety of market and application requirements at booth 1P2- 01 at CommunicAsia2017. Kerstin Roost, director, Strategic Mar- keting & Public Relations, is showing visi- tors Newtec’s DVB-S2X wideband modem portfolio which can “easily” be mixed in a single satellite network. The range includes the MDM2210, which features high throughput (100Mbps receive/5Mbps transmit), high number of TCP sessions (2000), optional embedded Wi-Fi, advanced networking and wideband up to 500 Mbaud. Another product on display is the Dialog Release 2.1, designed to monetise high- throughput satellite (HTS) capacity