Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 4 of 4
    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By dms05

    First LNB that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology

    This is a discussion on First LNB that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology within the Technical discussion forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; SES-Astra announce a new technology News - SES.com for cost-effective IP distribution of satellite television to the home. As it ...

    1. #1
      dms05's Avatar
      dms05 is offline Sky User Beta tester
      Exchange: 0151
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Other
      Join Date
      Dec 2007
      Location
      Wirral
      Posts
      1,694
      Thanks
      12
      Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

      First LNB that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology

      SES-Astra announce a new technology News - SES.com for cost-effective IP distribution of satellite television to the home.

      As it says:

      The IP-LNB is a prototype device that will deliver eight concurrent channels from any of the transponders of a satellite orbital position. These channels may be forwarded via IP unicast or multicast to fixed and portable devices. Satellite signals will be distributed via Ethernet, power-line communications (PLC) or a Wi-Fi local area network (LAN). The technology can be used for free-to-air (FTA) or pay TV applications.

      However it also says:

      Designing such a novel LNB requires significant advances in satellite chipset and real-time IP streaming software technology in order to meet the unique system requirements on the size, power consumption, long-term reliability and price point required for a commercially viable outdoor unit (ODU).

      This seems to say the world has to adapt its technology to make this new LNB/IP feasible. The question is the old chicken/egg question but SES-Astra is in a very strong position to push the concept.

      One to watch?
      Scubbie likes this.


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      AdamLC's Avatar
      AdamLC is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Zen Internet
      Router: TP-Link Deco M5
      Sky TV: Sky Q 2TB
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      Posts
      117
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts

      Re: First LNB that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology

      Interesting use of existing technologies. I get they could make interactive services better using this technology!

    4. #3
      dms05's Avatar
      dms05 is offline Sky User Beta tester
      Exchange: 0151
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Other
      Join Date
      Dec 2007
      Location
      Wirral
      Posts
      1,694
      Thanks
      12
      Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

      Re: First LNB that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology

      Quote Originally Posted by AdamLC View Post
      Interesting use of existing technologies. I get they could make interactive services better using this technology!
      My understanding is this will allow IPTV to be broadcast via a satellite data stream much like using copper or fibre cables, so it's much more likely to be 8 IP channels streamed per transponder rather than a single channel using existing broadcasting techniques. The interesting part is not the multicast (ie much like turning on the TV where any number of people can watch at any time) but unicast where I assume you can broadcast to a unique viewer.

      Or maybe it's something completely different!

    5. #4
      dragon2611's Avatar
      dragon2611 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: AAISP + Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: N/A
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Posts
      1,242
      Thanks
      9
      Thanked 103 Times in 91 Posts

      Re: First LNB that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology

      That's an interesting development, Converting to IP is nothing new but usually it's done in some kind of Rack mounted hardware or in the STB not in the LNB itself.

      Quite a neat idea actually, but who knows if Sky would use it as the content providers would demand some kind of encryption/DRM ****e before they'd accept it.

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION