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DigitalGlue Providing Transmission System to American Forces Network

Defense Media Activity (DMA) has awarded a $10+ million contract to DigitalGlue to supply design and engineering services, software and equipment to The American Forces Network’s (AFN) transmission systems.
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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF.—Defense Media Activity (DMA) has awarded a $10+ million contract to DigitalGlue to supply design and engineering services, software and equipment to The American Forces Network’s (AFN) transmission systems. AFN is the worldwide radio and television network for U.S. troops, Department of Defense employees and government civilians and families deployed overseas, as well as U.S. Navy ships.

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As part of the project, DigitalGlue will replace the network’s existing systems with four standalone MPEG-4 AVC multichannel compressions that feature DVB-S/S2 RF modulation. This allows standard definition channels to be upgraded to high definition. A Simulcrypt Verimatrix conditional access system will also be supplied with the existing PowerVu conditional access system for creating a path to the latest technology while not interrupting currently deployed set-top boxes. DigitalGlue is also developing software systems customized to DMA’s needs, including a subscriber management system, a monitoring and control system, and an art work server for audio-only channel.

DigitalGlue is a provider of technology for the production and distribution of digital video.

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