Essentially LEAF™ works by making incompatible networks compatible; that means IP-enabling broadcast, leveraging multicast and fusing it all together, so the user can access the content from any connected device, such as iPads, smartphones, CTVs.
The only thing is, iPads can’t receive a broadcast feed… But LEAF™ can!
“LEAF™ receives the signals and transcasts them onto the user’s local network, allowing the user to access the content on their TV, iPad, smartphone – or any connected device.”
Unlike clumsy set-top boxes with ridiculous remote controls, LEAF™ doesn’t connect to your TV set. In fact, it doesn’t even have a remote control.
Instead, being a gateway, it’s an extension of your local network. Just plug it into your router in your closet and attach the antenna cable (if needed), and that’s it: the media service is now available on the home WiFi/LAN – and any connected device.
So, what does the whole system look like end-to-end?
As you can see on the illustration, after receiving the video signal, we transcode and package the signal*. Then it is transmitted as IP traffic via DTT broadcast** or any IP network, before it reaches the end-user. Here, LEAF™ receives the signals and transcasts them onto the user’s local network, allowing the user to access the content on their TV, iPad, smartphone – or any connected device.
Of course, beyond this simple overview are numerous other parts and process, but in a nutshell, it really is that simple.
Sounds interesting and want to know more? We’d love to talk about how LEAF™ could help your infrastructure and improve your business.
*Our solution can be integrated with existing transcoders and other backend components, if required.
**We are compatible with ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 and DVB-T2. For cable broadcast, such as DVB-C, we use DOCSIS instead.