Antenna Hungária and iPONT executed a pioneer live 3DTV test on digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) platform recently: the two companies transmitted a 3D video content through the digital terrestrial television system which was displayed on a special device and could be viewed without glasses.
Antenna Hungária, the operator of nationwide digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) networks, and iPONT, the software developer for a special, glasses-free 3D LCD display, executed a successful joint test recently in many aspects.
In the course of the test executed in the laboratory of Antenna Hungária, the 3D video content was transmitted through digital terrestrial television platform and could be viewed live, on a special, glasses-free LCD display based on the 3D software developed by iPONT. All of the network elements – encoding, transmission, decoding, visualisation – operated properly. The transmission was executed in Full HD (1920×1080), 50i format and with a data rate of 8 megabit/s. Until now there has been no precedent for the usage of the autostereoscopic 3D technology in a digital television environment in Hungary, moreover this is a pioneer initiative even worldwide.
‘Laying special emphasis on innovation, Antenna Hungária considers it important to test the conditions of 3DTV transmission, a promising future trend, in a digital television environment’ – Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Antenna Hungária explained after the test was successfully completed.
‘The glasses-free 3DTV we have just tested may become a worldwide success as broadcasters and major manufacturers still tend to focus on the technologies requiring glasses’ – Zoltán Korcsok commented on the achievements. In the opinion of the managing director of iPONT Kft. with intensive development the groundbreaking solution may be available to customers in the foreseeable future, which may subsequently prove a successful product on the global market.