Reliable video transmission within the home

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July 10, 2012
As a bridge for seamless in-home wireless video distribution, the MediaAccess TG233 offers home users a smooth, flicker-free, wire-quality viewing experience...
Reliable video transmission within the home

The growing pressure on service providers to deliver more bandwidth to end-users is becoming even more critical due to factors such as:

  • The evolution of video content quality – from SD to HD to 3D,
  • An increased numbers of screens in the home,
  • The growing demand for personalized content and upstream services (gaming, video conference, home office, personal content upload, etc.),
  • The need to minimize impact on the home (such as drilling holes, unsightly modifications, fewer cables).

As it becomes crucial to provide secure and seamless end-user access to key services and distribution, providers must ensure proper transmission of video in the home to offer an optimized viewing experience on multiple connected devices.

To address this evolution, Technicolor is presenting a new addition to its 2012 roadmap: the MediaAccess TG233, a 5GHz wireless video bridge.

As a bridge for seamless in-home wireless video distribution, it offers home users a smooth, flicker-free, wire-quality viewing experience, supporting up to four high HD TV channels. It enables real-time wireless traffic from gateway to IP set-top box, reducing wiring complexity within the entire home. This solution features the latest technologies, such as beam forming and 4x4 antennas, resulting in a very low packet error rate in most customer scenarios. Furthermore, it is very easy to install, upgrade and manage with no impact on Quality of Service or the end-user experience.

 

Three deployment scenarios:

1.  Separate access point and client (set of two units):

Separate access point and client
The MediaAccess TG233 can function as both a wireless access point to any gateway and a client to any set-top box. Connected to the gateway and set-top box via Ethernet, the two devices interact wirelessly.

2.  MediaAccess TG233 managed via a Technicolor Service Gateway:

MediaAccess TG233 managed via a Technicolor Service Gateway

The big advantage in this case is that the separate wireless video bridge (AP) on the gateway side can be centrally managed from the gateway GUI or via TR-069 remote management for monitoring and helpdesk purposes, as if both entities were one single device. A second TG233 is connected as a client, next to the set-top box.

3.  Integrated solution:

Integrated solution

With our MediaAccess TG799vn v2 5GHz Xtream gateway installed, only one separate TG233 is needed to connect as a wireless client to the set-top box.