MELD Technology and Spectrum Bridge Collaborate to Deliver the World's First Low-Power Pico Broadcast Station Using TV White Space
LAKE MARY, Fla. & SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MELD Technology, Inc. and Spectrum Bridge, Inc. today announced the availability of the MT300 Personal Broadcast™ station. MELD's patented TV transmission technology enables the use of TV White Space spectrum for sending HD video and control signals over-the-air using unlicensed spectrum.
The MELD transmitter uses a standard TV signal to efficiently transmit multiple HD video streams and control many TVs wirelessly – at a dramatically reduced cost, compared to other media distribution technologies. These benefits make the solution ideal for intelligent signage applications used in airports, hotels and restaurants, convention centers, schools and hospitals. If you can plug a TV into an electric outlet, you have an instant content viewing platform that is limited only by the number of TVs you have in range of the MT300.
"The MT300 is an excellent compliment to a digital media player because it eliminates the complexity, clutter and restrictions of connecting cables," said Jordan DuVal, President/CEO of MELD. "It also reduces the time and cost for deployment and content distribution. By shrinking the cost and complexity of the same proven technology used by professional broadcasters, businesses of all sizes can now Personal Broadcast their content directly to any DTV."
MELD's system uses TV White Space spectrum to reliably send large amounts of HD resolution video using the same type of UHF spectrum as broadcasters. This enables excellent coverage and non-line-of-site connectivity. It obtains the available UHF white space channels for streaming from the Spectrum Bridge spectrum management database. The MELD solution complies with ATSC standards and uses the same frequencies standard Digital TV can already receive.
"The ability to access available broadcast channels by the MELD System will open the door to new and unique applications for local content delivery," said Rod Dir, CEO of Spectrum Bridge. "This solution exemplifies the forward thinking and commercial opportunities for White Space technology."
MELD partnered with Spectrum Bridge to guide them through the FCC certification and integrate the MT300 with their spectrum management platform.
About MELD Technology, Inc.
MELD Technology, Inc. (MELD) develops systems and intellectual properly to simply, efficiently, and cost effectively serve content to any Digital TV ever made. All MELD products are proudly designed in the USA. The company is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. MELD's products are protected by US Patent numbers 8,063,996 and 8,341,678 with other patents pending. For more information, contact us at (408) 242-5469 or visit www.MELDTech.com.
About Spectrum Bridge, Inc.
Spectrum Bridge, Inc. (SBI) develops technology and intellectual property to feed the unprecedented growth of the mobile Internet. SBI's cloud based ASA platform provides customers with greater capacity, coverage and utilization of wireless bandwidth through spectrum sharing and other innovative spectrum management solutions. ASA supports a secondary market place for spectrum, provides sharing solutions for the 5GHz band and, in December 2011, was certified as the world's first TVWS spectrum management solution. Spectrum Bridge works closely with industry and regulators around the world to enable access to more wireless spectrum. Spectrum Bridge is privately held and headquartered in Lake Mary Florida. For more information visit www.spectrumbridge.com.
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