Global Invacom’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ chipset makes its debut
By Digital News Asia July 2, 2014
- Can receive and distribute multiple satellite TV services in a single box
- Other products also launched at CommunicAsia2014 in June
SINGAPORE Exchange-listed Global Invacom Group Limited, a satellite communications equipment provider, has launched what it claimed was a revolutionary chipset that can receive and distribute multiple satellite TV services in a single box, as well as products that enable quick and cost-effective conversion to High Definition viewing.
The Romeo & Juliet (R&J) chipset includes the SwitchBlade FMS (frequency morphing system) and the MKIII GTU, with the latter providing at least 20% cost savings over existing fibre offerings due to the enhanced infrastructure, the company said in a statement.
The products can be used globally and provide efficient ways of distributing multiple TV satellite channels to apartments and other such establishments, it said.
“We are excited to reveal these products for the first time in Asia,” said Global Invacom technical director Malcolm Burrell (pic) said at the products’ debut at last month’s CommunicAsia2014 convention in Singapore.
“The R&J technology has allowed [us] to develop a range of cost-effective products that open up new opportunities and markets for households and businesses.
“Making this chipset available to the market will mean that customers will be able to source products from multiple manufacturers,” he added.
The company also showcased its tvLINK HD Coaxial System and tvLINK IP Gateway, which are ideally suited for venues such as sports bars and hotels which need to manage multiple HD screens.
tvLINK HD is a network management solution for streaming ‘live’ and stored HD content from the same network to multiple viewing receivers, using a new or existing coaxial network. This allows
businesses that rely on ‘live’ TV channels and digital signage to upgrade and extend their legacy systems to HD in a cost-effective manner, the company claimed.
Stakeholders are also able to maximise their customers’ experience and capitalise on emerging mobile commerce opportunities to generate additional revenue, it added.
tvLINK IP allows distribution of free-to-air digital video broadcasting to multiple mobile and other wireless devices within a home without affecting Internet data usage.
Users are offered up to four fully independent IP (Internet Protocol) streams for simultaneous viewing and the convenience of watching TV programmes in any room within the house without disruption.
Global Invacom Group Limited was the result of a reverse takeover of UK-based satellite equipment company Global Invacom Holdings Limited, by SGX-ST listed Radiance Group Limited. It has five manufacturing plants across China, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, providing electronics manufacturing services in satellite communications, TV peripherals and peripherals, medical, and consumer electronics industries.
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