Norwegian Bridge Technologies’ system used by Thai army’s TV5 and TV7

Bridge Technologies, a Oslo, Norway headquartered company within broadcasting telecommunications, has announced that the Royal Thai Army Radio and Television, producers of Thailand’s most popular broadcasting services TV5 and TV7, has started using its systems to achieve and maintain outstanding quality for new digital services. Spearheading Thailand’s digital transition, the broadcaster operates two of the country’s new digital terrestrial multiplexes serving more than 14 million viewers in 39 regions.

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Bridge Technologies’ monitoring probes provide detailed real-time analysis and monitoring of the multiplexes transmitted from TV5’s headquarters in Bangkok, over third-party contribution links to the regional uplink site.

“To encourage customers away from analogue to an all-digital terrestrial service we have to guarantee a better quality of service,” Colonel Yosapon Meeprom, Director of Technical and Broadcasting Dept, Thai TV5, explained. “Because our multiplexes are carried over commercial links that we don’t directly control, we need enforceable SLAs, and for these we use technical metrics that the Bridgetech system precisely measures in real-time.”

Use of third-party contribution and content distribution networks is becoming more common in the industry because it allows operators to increase geographic reach, competitiveness and efficiency.

James Chance, APAC Regional Manager at Bridge Technologies added: “The use of Bridgetech performance monitoring systems enables operators to do this in confidence because they have a completely reliable way to measure and analyse the service quality of third-party networks.”

Bridge Technologies Co AS, a privately held, Norwegian company has worldwide sales and marketing operations through business partners in the European, US and Asian markets.

Bridge Technologies was founded by a team of people with solid backgrounds from the Broadcast, Telecommunications and Media industries. With deep knowledge of both the marketplace and industrial product development, Bridge Technologies products have been deployed in a large number of networks worldwide.

Their main focus is the area between the Broadcast and Telecommunications spheres. Bridge Technologies systems act as a facilitator between the two, giving equal access and a common paradigm of understanding media flow from two different perspectives.

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