DVB-SHDigital Video Broadcasting - Satellite to Handheld
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T-DMB, DVB-H, and MediaFLO are cellular/broadcasting network based terrestrial technologies and S-DMB, DVB-SH, and CMMB are satellite technologies.
The DVB-SH standard would use radio frequency above current 3G networks, which would enable use of the existing 3G networks and antennas for receiving mobile TV broadcasts of up to 90 channels, said an official from Alcatel-Lucent, the largest promoter of the standard.
The Universal Modulator can be factory configured to support one, two or all of the leading broadcasting standards' waveforms such as DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, DAB/DAB+/T-DMB, CMMB, DTMB, ATSC and ISDB-T/Tb.
Due to its multi-standard approach, which spans 3G, DVB-H and DVB-SH, the solution supports most of the DVB-H handsets on the market, including those supporting Digital Right Management Profile (DRMP) or Smartcard Profile (SCP).
The DVU5000D is the most advanced modulation platform available in the market now, supporting up to 8 software selectable digital broadcast waveforms (DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, DAB/DAB+/T-DMB, ISDB-Tb, ATSC, CMMB and DTMB) and offering MER and shoulder performances significantly increased compared to the previous platform.
A cooperation is to be established in the Mobile TV market by communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris:ALU) (NYSE:ALU) and Quantum SpA, a supplier of mobile multimedia devices and software, aimed at developing terrestrial or hybrid (terrestrial and satellite) mobile broadcast solutions adhering to the new DVB-SH mobile broadcast standard.
Communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris:ALU) (NYSE:ALU), mobile operator 3 Italia and Italian public broadcaster RAI are launching the first trial of Mobile TV based on the DVB-SH standard in Italy.
Communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris:ALU) (NYSE:ALU) and mobile communications company Vodafone Portugal demonstrated on 31 October, 2007, for the first time in Portugal, the Unlimited Mobile TV solution based on DVB-SH technology.