The New ARK-X Universal Driver can be configured with just software selection and implements DVB-T/T2, ATSC, ISDB-T, DTMB, ATV modulations.

It can be used as a Transmitter, Gap Filler, Heterodyne Transposer, Regenerative Transmitter, Dual Cast Analog + Digital Multistandard

ARK-X UNIVERSAL DRIVER allows the selection of operation modes and total remote control:

• remotely, using a dry contact;

• via TCP/IP, using a LAN connection, web graphic interface, and a standard web browser

• via built-in SNMP;

• via a dedicated command inserted into the transport stream.

The New ARK-X Universal Driver optimizes the investments of both international broadcasters, reducing the transmitter types, and national broadcasters, thanks to its versatility in operation modes and configuration.

The New ARK-X Universal Driver is future-proof and guarantees a perfect upgrade path for new modulation schemes that will be delivered.

The previous series ARK-6 can be upgraded to the new features.

New improved features compared to the previous series: Ÿ

  • Color large-sized display with important monitoring measures: spectrum, constellation, etc
  • Upgrade through USB Ÿ and OTA
  • Licensing upgrade
  • T2 + T2 lite simultaneous mode
  • ISDB-Tb De-Compressor Embedded
  • Property Crest Factor optimization algorithm (PAPR equivalent)
  • Powerful pre-corrections to improve efficiency
  • GPS Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou integrated
  • 2 input IP redundant with seamless switch (GBE Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Pluggable Front End
  • New user-friendly web interface
  • Backward full compatibility with all ARK 6 based TX
  • Energy-saving system (automatic power reduction scheduler)
  • Anti-thief system
  • ATSC 3.0 ready

Ÿ. ASI MPEG Transport Stream seamless input

Ÿ. MPEG Transport Stream over IP TS 102 034 V1.5.2 (2014-04).

Ÿ. MPEG Transport Stream encapsulated in RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol according to RFC 3550 TS 102 034, clause 7.1.1. FEC management SMPTE 2022-1 (Pro MPEG CoP 3).

Ÿ. IGMPv2/v3 support.

Ÿ. MFN and SFN operations.

Ÿ. Internal GPS / Glonass receiver.

Ÿ. Internal clock: Oven Controlled OCXO oscillator (10 MHz and 1 PPS).

Ÿ. Output clock: 1 PPS and 10 MHz.

Ÿ. Bit rate adaptation plus PCR re-stamping.

Ÿ. RF main and monitoring outputs (Spectrum, MER, Constellation).

Ÿ. Test Modes:

– CW insertion

– Null packet insertion

Ÿ. Linear and non-linear Adaptive digital pre-correction circuits, when operated as a transmitter.

Ÿ. Linear and non-linear digital pre-correction circuits, when operated as a repeater.

Ÿ. Embedded HTTP server

Ÿ. Management: Embedded SNMP v3 server – Embedded Web server.

Ÿ. GbE Ports: GbE 1: 10/100/1000 Base T Management port.

Ÿ. Redundancy: Input autoswitch algorithm supported.

Ÿ. Security: Authentication for GUI access supported.


Ÿ. Signal modulation compliant with:

– ETSI EN 300 744 v16.1
– ETSI EN-302 755 (DVB-T2) standard 1.4.1
– ETSI TS 101 191 v1.4.1 (SFN)

Ÿ. T2-MI compliant with ETSI EN-102 773 V1.4.1 (T2-MI) standard

Ÿ. T2-MI input over IP or ASI

Ÿ. ETR290 and T2-MI alarms

Ÿ. Full Single-PLP compatibility (including MISO and PAPR reduction)

Ÿ. Can transmit MPLP, Up to 16 PLP

Ÿ. Bit rate adaptation plus PCR restamping in S-PLP

Ÿ. Modulated DVB-T2 RF signal input (VHF/UHF) – when operating as repeater.


Ÿ. Signal modulation compliant with:

ABNT NBR 15601 & ABNT NBR 15608-1 (ISDB-Tb)

Ÿ. BTS Input over ASI and over IP

Ÿ. Modulated ISDB-Tb RF signal Input in rebroadcasting mode

Ÿ. Emergency flag management (detection and insertion)

Ÿ. Test Modes:
– CW insertion
– Null packet insertion, separated for each Layer

Ÿ. Remux capabilities (optional):
– BTS generation from input TS/BTS
– Up to 2 input sources to build each Transmission Layer
– PID filtering and remapping
– Internal Carousel Editing, Store and Playing
– IIP (including SFN information) insertion
– BTS Compressor /De-Compressor Embedded


Ÿ. Compliant to ATSC A/53 and A/65 standard

Ÿ. Compliant to A/153 ATSC-MH standard

Ÿ. SMPTE310, RF, SSI Input:
– Support 4 ASI input
– Support 4 SSI input
– Support 2 ASI output
– Support 2 MPEG over IP input/output channels on GBE port 2-3

Ÿ. Enable/Disable of cable equalizer bypass on input ASI ports

Ÿ. One RF input to operate in rebroadcasting mode.

Ÿ. Support the Editing of Virtual Channel Table in Translator mode

Ÿ. Supports a measure board for the monitoring of the modulated signal: SNR, BER, SER e LOCK

Ÿ. Amber switching implemented as a search for valid input when the priority one is not locked.

Ÿ. Test modes: CW, Force Null Packets and PRBS

Ÿ. Redundancy: Input auto-switch algorithm supported

Ÿ. Option A/110b compliant for SFN transmission

Ÿ. Option: A/110b compliant for STL with ATSC-MH transmission



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