Overview


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Sundial EPG is an advanced PSI/SI and EPG management system that securely injects a precise, reliable and accurate EPG into the digital television stream, supporting a broad range of central and distributed architectures from small DTT to large national systems. Further Sundial integrates an DSM-CC for DVB-SSU, OTA and HbbTV.

Focused around EPG data Quality Control, ease of operation and predictive alarms, Sundial offers unique features that aggregate schedule data from content providers, process the data and finally inject EIT tables into the digital television stream. For ultimate accuracy Sundial can accept triggers from external source e.g. the broadcaster's automation system. This will allow EIT present/following to be real-time synchronised to video content, thereby capturing any programme rescheduling. Sundial's wide range of interfacing options makes integration seamless and secure.

For optimised output resilience and minimum bandwidth usage in your broadcast network, Sundial offers upload of DVB-SI data directly into the output device's carrousel, typically a multiplexer, using DVB SimulCrypt PSIG <> MUX protocol and vendor specific protocols.


Typical environment for an EPG system


Unique innovative features

Graphical DVB structure
To minimise the need for training and the risk of operational mis-configuration an innovative easy to understand graphical tree structure is used - as easy as drawing a new box on your Visio drawing, already so familiar to you. For those who prefer the traditional form based data entry such is also is also available.





Predictive alarming - build-in metadata quality control
Operating an EPG system that will aggregate, manipulate and inject metadata into your network you effectively control what will be displayed on the television and what is used by PVR's (Personal Video Recorders) to record programs. Thus quality control and stability are key factors in delivering a consistent and trustworthy user experience. Bearing this in mind features for predictive alarming have been incorporated.





Build-in off-line test capabilities
By use of this state-of-the-art functionality test of new configuration is easy, seamless and very convincing. After testing against simulated hardware or your actual test hardware the new configuration can be launched with confidence and minimum effort.





Ease of operation
Simple check-mark a box and the system will comply with the DVB standard for repetition rate, no room for mistakes.

These unique features were just a few, please get in contact with us to learn more about how you can benefit from our comprehensive platform.

Integration into existing environment
At Barrowa we understand your need to adapt to your existing environment and Sundial comes with features that make integration seamless. Where specialised interfacing is required please contact us.

Platform
Sundial runs on MS-Windows Server 2003 operating system and on HP DL-380 series hardware.

Built for resilience
As a professional partner in the digital television industry we understand how critical advanced technology is to you in meeting your business objectives and thus we have focused on resilience e.g. by uploading data to the output device carrousel and naturally supporting multiple output devices.



Feature-rich, dynamic DVB-SI and EPG generator built on open standards and interfaces for terrestrial, cable, satellite and broadband - precise, reliable and accurate EPG for any platform - Guiding Any Screen



Unique innovative graphical representation of DVB structure reduces training requirements and minimises risk of operational mis-configuration



Regardless which platform is deployed for digital television the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) is one of the most appreciated applications and therefore crucial for the overall television user experience.

Operating an EPG system you effectively control what will be displayed on the television and the data signals supporting advanced functionality e.g. automatic recording of all series episodes through a PVR (Personal Video Recorder). Thus, quality of data, supervision and resilience are key factors in delivering a consistent and trustworthy user experience.