Medusa is a Complete Station Solution for ATSC 3.0 transmission comprising an encoder/DASH packager, service announcements/signaling generator & broadcast gateway within a single server providing broadcasters with the ability to cost effectively launch an ATSC 3.0 transmission. It meets all FCC requirements, supports ATSC Recommended Practices and even provides ATSC 1.0 PSIP.
Medusa eliminates the need to integrate applications and hardware from multiple vendors, thereby minimizing the required investment while expediting your time to market and monetization.
Over the air television broadcasting is currently in a transformation phase. Television stations can now convert their broadcast to the new ATSC 3.0 technology, which offers the benefits of more services with better audio and video quality with personalization based upon the viewer’s location and preferences. This new, IP-centric, delivery method is already deployed in many DMAs.
But legacy televisions do not natively support ATSC 3.0 reception, thus a separate settop-box or a new television is required to receive these transmissions. History shows that without subsidizing this type of change, such change does not come quickly. With such a small - but growing - potential initial audience, the ROI for investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the best encoding/compression equipment isn’t economically sound at this early phase of the NextGen TV deployment cycle.
DTV Innovations developed its Medusa to provide an ATSC 3.0 compliant broadcast service in a cost-effective manner, thus allowing broadcasters to walk before they run into the NextGen TV marketplace. Our decades of television broadcasting experience enable us to provide a complete solution comprising the encoding, DASH packaging, signaling, and scheduling of an ATSC 3.0 transmission at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.
Moreover, since Medusa is a one server solutions accepting SDI/HD-SDI as inputs and providing an ATSC 3.0 STLTP output, you won’t have to worry about subsystems from different vendors not working together.Download Datasheet