NAB2017 Will Be Launching Pad for First End-to-End ATSC 3.0 Broadcasting System


SEOUL, South Korea, and PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- At this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 22nd to April 27th DigiCAP Co.,Ltd. (197140:Konex) will introduce a new ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway Scheduler. The STScheduler completes an end-to-end broadcast service delivery platform offering from the company. This new offering provides a next-generation TV solution, already in commercial use today in Korea, to U.S. broadcasters.

The new STScheduler DGW-A310 system complements DigiCAP’s earlier ATSC 3.0 server systems giving television broadcasters in Korea, North America, and elsewhere the option of a single vendor ATSC 3.0 broadcast platform. DigiCAPs current generation of ATSC 3.0 systems include a Signaling Server, an ESG/EPG Server, a DASH/ROUTE and MMT Remux, and a content encryption Scrambler. The ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard allows for Internet Protocol (IP) packet delivery over traditional television and radio airwaves, enabling “Next Generation TV” services such as 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) video and interactive program guides. DigiCAP’s systems are all ATSC 3.0 compliance ready for the final approved standard.               

DigiCAP’s new Broadcast Gateway Scheduler has gone through interoperability testing with a variety of H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Encoders, radio frequency Exciters, and broadcast transmitters, along with generally available TV receivers/tuners from Samsung and LG. In industry interop-testing earlier this year DigiCAP’s systems performed exceptionally well as a best in class end-to-end solution. DigiCAP’s ATSC 3.0 systems, including DSS-A310 Signaling Server, DSG-A310 ESG Server, DMX-A310 Remux, and DGW-A310 STScheduler are architected from the ground up as next-generation TV broadcast technology, and are not legacy ATSC 1.0 upgrades as offered by incumbent U.S. broadcast video infrastructure vendors. With the STScheduler, the system enables distributed Single Frequency Networks (SFNs) for broader tower coverage and dense indoor cord-cutter reception.

DigiCAP’s ATSC 3.0 systems, including the new DGW-A310 STScheduler, have been proven in the field and the in lab, and is already in commercial deployment.

Additionally, During the Global UHD Conference in Seoul Korea last month DigiCAP demonstrated its content protection system in use by the top three Korean broadcasters in their production launch of commercial ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV service. The content protection system was shown working in concert with the STScheduler. Sang Jin Yoon, DigiCAP’s SVP of International Business Development, said, “Every digital asset is associated with a value. We all want to protect it to prevent the loss of value, or to maximize its value. A content protection platform for broadcasters provides that digital security, to content owners and consumers alike. You can think of it as unconditional access to protected high-value premium (UHD) video content, sent through an IP-based studio-to-transmitter link and then over-the-air to the general public.”

DigiCAP is bringing multiple ATSC 3.0 demonstration systems from South Korea to the NAB Show in Las Vegas this year. DigiCAP's main exhibition system will be in the PILOT Futures Park zone, in the North Hall at the Korea UHD booth #N1134-FP. There DigiCAP will show a production end-to-end UHD workflow system, from HEVC Encoder through DigiCAP's Signaling, ESG, Remux, and STScheduler out to an Exciter for playout on ATSC 3.0 ready televisions.  DigiCAP will also introduce their new ATSC 3.0 Packet Analyzer/Decoder at the show. DigiCAP's integration with broadcast transmitter capabilities will be on display in booth #SU4618 in the South Hall with Thomson Broadcast. Additionally, DigiCAP's latest ATSC 3.0 systems will be used to showcase current generation 3.0 implementations of multiple broadcasters' private exhibitions, which are accessible by invitation only. DigiCAP already delivers commercial ATSC 3.0 systems into Korean broadcasters MBC’s and SBS’s production networks. Demonstration invitations and scheduling requests are being handled by Lokita Solutions, DigiCAP's North American integration partner. Lokita Solutions' CEO, Chet Dagit, will present these system capabilities in a session entitled 'ATSC 3.0 and OTT+OTA Second Screen Apps' on Monday April 24, from 2:30-3PM in meeting room N260.

About DigiCAP — DigiCAP Co.,Ltd. develops digital content protection and distribution systems for various broadcasters and telecommunication companies, as well as governmental bodies. The company offers end-to-end solutions for mobile satellite services delivering content to mobile devices. Systems and hosted services include Video-on-Demand (VOD) and live-linear television for both IPTV and traditional broadcast television distribution, protecting copyrights and preventing illegal distribution of digital content. The company offers centralized access control that enables the broadcaster/service-operator to provide Pay-TV services via digital cable, satellite, IPTV, and broadcast services. The downloadable content access and protection system supports encrypting digital broadcast video. DigiCAP is focused on delivering technologies and specialized services for various business models of customers and partners in digital terrestrial broadcast, satellite, IPTV, OTT, telecommunication services, and more. DigiCAP Co.,Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

About Lokita Solutions  —  Lokita Solutions develops mobile content software for broadcasters to position-enable mobile apps with localized content engagement. It is a business unit of Remote TelePointer LLC (aka: RTP Holdings), an award winning early-stage software startup in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Lokita Solutions is an Aruba Networks App Development Partner, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE-Edge Partner, and the North American market development partner for DigiCAP, a Korean ISV whose customers are large Southeast Asian telecom providers, and broadcasters and Pay-TV operators. The company consults to large corporate entities, broadcasters, and MVPDs. In 2015 Lokita won a mobile app challenge competition for the University of Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 2012 to be the assignee of its patent and other intellectual property rights. The company’s first patent is positioned for exclusive licensing into specific vertical markets, such as Public Safety, Healthcare and Education, and Consumer Television.

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