Teracom A/S, which provides DTT services in Denmark, has performed a technology renewal and replacement project to help simplify terrestrial distribution for national and regional TV broadcasters in Denmark, working in close collaboration with Cisco. Using the D9902 Digital Content Manager (DCM), Teracom will be able to broadcast more HD content and services within its available spectrum over the DTT network.
DCM functions include: Audio and video encoding for HD and SD programming; IP statistical multiplexing; Multiplexing and processing prior to signal transmission; System redundancy/backup; Encryption; Single Frequency Network (SFN) adaptation of the signal.
One of the reasons given for choosing DCM is the potential to migrate the headend functions into a hybrid appliance and virtualized scenario that makes use of the virtualized version of DCM – known as vDCM (Virtual Digital Content Manager). DCM also promises Teracom lower operating costs and energy savings of up to 40%, high service uptime and low total cost of ownership.