Indianapolis 500 Takes Newtec's CCT for a Drive
Fans of Indy car racing were front and centre this year as viewers were treated to unique drivers-seat views of the Indianapolis 500. Adtec Digital’s compression and multiplexing, along with Newtec’s DVB-S2 Clean Channel Technology® (CCT) have been used to transmit spectacular pictures from the largest spectator sporting facility in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In-Car Pre-Compressed Camera Feeds
Images from 12 unique drivers-seat angles were beamed around the world. The in-car feeds were backhauled on one 36 MHz transponder delivering 138.2 Mbit/s using 32 APSK CCT modulations. The in-car pre-compressed camera feeds relied on Adtec’s MPEG-4 compression, which was in turn multiplexed and transmitted using Newtec’s 32APSK (CCT) DVB-S2 modulation.
CCT is a Newtec technology that improves satellite efficiency by up to 15% compared to current DVB-S2 standards for broadcast contribution. Customers can immediately benefit from CCT now as it is available as a software field upgrade.
The amounts of throughput now achievable on a 36 MHz transponder would have seemed unimaginable only a few years ago. We are pushing the speed barriers, much like the racing drivers in the Indianapolis 500. CCT continues to demonstrate its versatility in usage and ability to race into different markets.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosts the 500, opened in 1909 as a 2.5-mile oval track. Each of its four turns is a quarter of a mile long.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Adtec Digital (Adtec, Inc.) is a global market leader providing hardware and software solutions for contribution, distribution, studio, commercial insertion and professional video playback applications. Adtec develops equipment and solutions for standard and high definition MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 AVC compression, multiplexing, decoding, ad insertion, playback and data management. www.adtecdigital.com.