ARASU: plans to buy 7 millions STBs.

ARASU

Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV), has floated a tender for procuring 70 lakh set-top boxes (STB) after receiving a provisional multi-system operator (MSO) licence from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB). Arasu has to complete digitisation of its network within three months from the date of issue of licence, which is 17 April.

These include 60 lakh standard-definition (SD) STBs and 10 lakh high-definition (HD) STBs.

The tender document can be purchased on all working days from 6 to 28 May, between 11 am and 3 pm.

The date of opening of tender has been fixed at 29 May.

There will be a pre-bid meeting on 19 May at 3.30 pm at the head office of TACTV.

Arasu is also interested in getting price discovery for triple-play STB and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) cable modem.

The successful bidder should supply SD STBs, HD STBs, triple-play STBs and DOCSIS cable modem on a contract basis for a period of one year. The scope of supply for SD and HD STBs will include conditional access system (CAS) and….

Inovonics: launched 6 new products at NAB this year, Booth N8029.

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Inovonics is very pleased to introduce following 6 new products this year at NAB.

  1. AARON 655FM/HD Re- Broadcast Translator receiver.

Features:

Accepts FM & HD1-8 program sources for re-broadcast

Also supports analog, AES-digital, and streaming inputs

RDS encoder that can either pass or regenerate incoming RDS

Can reformat HD Radio ‘PAD’ data for RDS retransmission

Unparalleled sensitivity, selectivity, and RF shielding

  1. Novia Audio Processor- FM/ AM Stereo.
  2. 272 FM Audio Processor
  3. 262 Stereo Audio Processor
  4. 236 AM Audio Processor
  5. INOmini 662 Site Streamer for DAB+.

Grass Valley: unveils its compact camera series.

GV-LDXC86

To allow cameramen capture footage in tough to reach places, Grass Valley has released some new compact cameras with its LDX C82 series and LDX C86N series cameras.

The LDX C82 series of HD compact cameras are companion pieces to GV’s recently released LDX 82 series HD/3G cameras. The LDX C82 works with two LDX 82 versions, the Premiere and Elite. LDX 82 WorldCam functionality is also available through the GV-eLicense program. Each model of the LDX C82 includes wide color gamut support and optimal HDR functionality with 15 F-stops.

Three native UHD 2/3-inch imagers are available with the LDX C86N camera for capturing 4K footage; DPMUltra is also available to manage the acquisition format. The LDX C86N is fully compatible with the LDX 86 and LDX 86N series cameras to match color reproduction and wide-gamut acquisition of footage.

In addition, The LDX C86 series is aligned with the LDX 86 cameras for improved transition between cameras. This includes the LDX C86 HiSpeed and….

Atomos: launched HDR 4Kp60 Ninja Inferno.

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Atomos plans for its recently released HDR 4Kp60 10-bit 422 Ninja Inferno monitor recorder to become a dynamic duo with the Panasonic GH5 camera.

The new Ninja Inferno system brings 10-bit color resolution, 4:2:2 color accuracy, high frame rate 4K 60p video resolution and HDR brightness to the GH5. The new Atomos system also serves as an HDMI monitor recorder to accept 4K DCI signals from a range of cameras. Support for the 4096 DCI standard unlocks cinema recording from 4K video and mirrorless DSLRs.

The Ninja Infero features a 1920×1200 resolution LCD panel and AtomHDR engine, which adds 10-bit processing in highlights and equivalent 10+ bit resolution in blacks. When the AtomHDR engine is combined with…

iCAS- installed by 80 MSOs.

iCAS

According to a report submitted by the Standing Committee on Information & Technology (SCIT) in Lok Sabha , Indigenous conditional access system or iCAS has been deployed in 300,000 set-top boxes (STBs) by about 80 multi-system operators (MSOs) across the country.

iCAS is being developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in collaboration with Bengaluru-based ByDesign, which expects 10 lakh STBs with iCAS to be installed in the next 6–9 months. The iCAS design was approved by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in November 2015 and its rollout started in January 2016.

In a written note to the committee, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) stated that, after the rollout of iCAS, about 100 lakh (1 crore) STBs had been installed by MSOs, out of which about three lakh STBs were with iCAS, giving a market share of 3%.

 The ministry stated that, as per data provided by the sssociation of domestic STB manufacturers, during the period 2013–16, 190 lakh STBs were produced by domestic manufacturers. The association of domestic STBs manufacturers had demanded long-term financing to the MSOs. The association had also pointed out that…..

MIB: Provisional MSO licenses should be treated as Regular Registration.

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB)-India has declared that Provisional MSO licenses should be treated as Regular Registration for 10 years unless cancelled or suspended.

With this step MIB has removed ambiguity between provisional and permanent or regular registrations. Provisional Registration also valid for a period of 10 years and require security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

MIB said, “It has been decided by the competent authority that all valid provisional MSO registrations, unless cancelled/suspended subsequently, may be treated as deemed regular registrations for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance of respective provisional registration”

MIB added that registration could be cancelled if any MSO is found detrimental to the security of the country. All other terms and conditions stated in the provisional registration letters will continue to apply.  However, the MSOs have to submit, within six months from date of issuance of MSO registration, the details of the headend, SMS, subscriber list and….