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Thailand: NBTC selects Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast Test System

Rohde & Schwarz collaborated with StreamSpark to provide integrated DVB-T2 receiver compliance solution for the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand. The combination of R&S BTC RF test automation system with StreamSpark PSI/SI test suite not only empowers NBTC to roll out DVB-T2 ahead of its counterparts in ASEAN region, but also enables smooth transmission of HD contents over T2 networks in major cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

“As the leading test and measurement solution provider, Rohde & Schwarz cooperates closely with broadcast authorities and the TV industry to design the most efficient compliance test system,” said Eric Li, Regional Manager for Rohde & Schwarz Broadcasting Solution.  “The newly installed R&S®BTC RF automation test system will save up to 70% of testing time compared to manual testing prior to deployment, thus enabling the authorities to meet the increasing demand for compliance test.”

“NBTC is our first customer in the government sector in ASEAN,” added Brad Wu, Sales Director for StreamSpark test solution. “StreamSpark PSI/SI test suite together with R&S BTC solution provides full coverage for DVB-T2 receiver compliance test for Thailand market. By leveraging our comprehensive experience on European, Middle East, South America and Africa receiver pre-compliance test, we are able to support NBTC to compile its official test suite on time.”

According to NBTC, receiver testing is paramount to a successful digital TV switchover. As such, the Thai government provides coupon of THB690 (or 18 EUR) for receivers with NBTC logo and NBTC shall guarantee the quality and performance of each receiver model, ensuring smooth DVB-T2 roll out at consumers’ end. Upon implementation, all receiver products such as STB, iDTV, USB dongle, tablet and mobile phone with built-in T2 demodulator shall be tested against NBTC standard and granted with NBTC logo before sale. In addition, all Digital TV receiver imported to Thailand shall be certified by NBTC and entitled with NBTC receiver logo.

Telecom Technology Center (TTC) – the official test lab in Taiwan – provided technical support and shared lab management experience with NBTC.

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