MCIT’s test lab BBPPT installs R&S test system
INDONESIA: Balai Besar Pengujian Perangkat Telekomunikasi (BBPPT), which serves as the official test lab for Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), has recently selected and installed a DVB-T2 receiver compliance test system The solution comprises Rohde & Schwarz and StreamSpark equipment, with BBPPT taking responsibility for DVB-T2 receiver compliance testing in the country.
As well as including a test lab management system, a Rohde & Schwarz BTC Broadcast Test Center and AVBrun automation software were installed alongside StreamSpark’s PSI/SI and early warning system (EWS) test suite. ‘With this commissioning we have successfully deployed R&S BTC systems at three key official test labs within the ASEAN in 12 months,’ noted Rohde & Schwarz Broadcasting Solutions’ regional manager Eric Li. ‘Our ultimate goal is to empower test labs and manufacturers to conduct digital TV RF testing in the most reliable and efficient way, across different standards. To further enhance the test system, we have released the camera-based solution, which enables fully automatic tests on both STB and iDTV.’
The MCIT plans to include EWS standards as part of its DVB-T2 rollout, with the Indonesian government mandating that all STB and iDTV be compliant. Up to 15 types of disaster, three levels of warning and postcode-based regional early warning systems are designed to be supported by the EWS.
‘Both the R&S BTC RF test automation system and the StreamSpark test suite are well accepted by government official test labs,’ added Brad Wu, sales director at StreamSpark. ‘By leveraging our test experience in Europe, Africa, Middle East and the ASEAN, we helped BBPPT develop their PSI/SI test suite and EWS test suite. We are committed to deliver state-of-art products and ensure a successful digital TV rollout in the ASEAN.’