S2/S2X features highlighted at KL workshop

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DVB recently hosted a workshop in Kuala Lumpur on advanced features and applications of DVB-S2/S2X. It was part of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union's annual Digital Broadcasting Symposium. The workshop and its accompanying hands-on demonstrations were warmly received by the more than 120 delegates in attendance.

With contributions from several DVB Members and the support of the ABU, the workshop was a valuable addition to the programme of the Digital Broadcasting Symposium. Satellite is a popular means of transmission in the region and virtually all television services use DVB-S/S2/S2X.

Member expertise

The workshop, moderated by DVB's Peter Siebert, opened with an update from Ken Loke (Eutelsat Asia) on IP delivery and interactivity based on HbbTV for satellite. This was followed by at talk on the features of the latest DVB-S2X specification from Chuan Soin Tong (Newtec). His presentation was accompanied by a demonstration of four UHD signals being transmitted with an overall data rate of 100 Mbit/s, using the S2X channel bonding feature. The signal was spread over three transponders. In the receiver, a Broadcom chipset combined the three signals into the original 100 Mbit/s stream.

Simon Tsang (TestTree) and Gino Salochi (Rover Instruments) provided guidance on satellite signal measurements and demonstrated the latest measurement devices for S2/S2X transmissions. Lastly, Leon Mun (Sony) gave an overview of the superb video quality achieved with 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR). Information was also provided on the wide range of interactive services based on HbbTV and Android TV technology, implemented in the latest generation of television sets. 

DVB welcomes proposals for technology workshops. See Workshops On-Demand

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Photo: Copyright Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (Click for more photos from the workshop.)