A modern telecommunication systems laboratory
PASIPHAE is a modern telecommunication systems laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software tools, up-to-date experimentation devices, in-house equipment and outdoor portable and mobile units capable to support not only the Informatics Engineering department educational and training objectives, but also and most predominant to pave the way towards high level research, support development efforts and gear-up rich activity in prototyping ICT fields solutions.
Pasiphae runs and maintains the first digital interactive TV infrastructure
As a result of its past and current activities, PASIPHAE laboratory runs and maintains the first digital interactive TV infrastructure in Greece exploiting broadcasting streams in regenerative configurations, and the first European DVB-T infrastructure utilising it as part of an IP backbone for interconnecting terrestrial distribution nodes, which enable access to interactive services from rural and dispersed areas. This infrastructure is complemented and supplemented by a prototype, fully operational, cloud-based platform capable to support – among the others – Software Defined Networking (SDN) and experimentation on Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).
Among PASIPHAE’s infrastructure are:
A complete end-to-end DVB-T/DVB-S broadcasting platform
(MPEG2/MPEG4 encoder, media router, encapsulator, multiplexer, modulator, amplifier, receivers) for real time broadcast programs, on demand services and interactive applications, along with a satellite ground station for media satellite broadcasting (has operated with HellasSat II)
Free-Space Optical communication links with data transfer capability of up-to 2Gbps, and Microwave RF communication links operating at 2.1GHz for point-to-point digital transmission/reception
A 10m mast for terrestrial broadcasting, wireless networking applications and telecommunication services
A prototype mobile unit for conducting non-ionising electromagnetic radiation (NIER) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) measurements