TRIAX extends the new compact headend platform
July 2, 2021
The new TRIAX TDcH compact headend platform now offers even more benefits to both new and existing customers with an array of new input types, output modulations, and software functions.
The TDcH compact headend is optimised and engineered to meet specific TV distribution requirements in hospitality, multi-dwelling units and related sectors, with an appealing, competitive cost per service ratio.
It is built on a cutting edge new platform where many functions are software-based.
This software platform benefits customers as they will be able to upgrade their already installed TDcH with new software releases and thereby always have the latest functions available.
“TRIAX headends are the truest expression of our values of reliability and innovation,” says Carsten Nielsen, TRIAX CPO. “We’re proud to be headend experts, devoting ourselves to their development for over 20 years. We are excited to see our vision for this new platform really come to life with this second wave of new versions and features. It not only gives customers a wider variety of models to choose from but also allows existing customers to benefit from continually added features.”
Additional input types and output modulations
Newly launched versions of the TDcH compact headend make it possible to choose between QAM and COFDM modulation in the software during setup.
A satellite-only configuration is equipped with 4 DVB-S2X inputs distributed to 16 tuners, 16 QAM or COFDM modulators and 8 CI slots. A free-to-air only version is also available.
A new satellite, terrestrial and cable configuration is available with 4 DVB-S2X inputs distributed to 16 tuners, 1 DVB-T2/C input distributed to 6 tuners, 16 QAM or COFDM modulators and 8 CI slots.
The TDcH compact headend is built for both wall mounting and 19″ racks. Each model stands just 90mm tall and the new integrated SCR multiswitch is an additional space-saving benefit.
Advanced functionalities via complimentary software updates
“In the complimentary software update we have not only included popular functions from the high-end TDX headend like Multiplexing via IP Pool technology, PID and EPG management, but also new features like the ability to handle multilingual services,” says Dietmar Rauch, Headend Product Manager at TRIAX. “In September, a further software update will upgrade all models to include an integrated SCR multiswitch for a time-, cost- and space saving installation”.
The TDcH compact headend has been developed from the ground up at TRIAX’s R&D base in Denmark. It joins the TDH 800 modular and TDX scalable headends in the TRIAX headend portfolio, which has sold over 24,000 units in the last decade alone.
The new versions of the TRIAX TDcH compact headend are available to order from today.