IPTV provides a digital based internet television system that is distributed over the Heathrow network infrastructure.
The solution involves providing two elements; a data network connection over the Heathrow IPTV VLAN back to a set of IPTV servers; and an IPTV exterity box which is the equivalent of an everyday Freeview box.
The customer is responsible for providing the television for this service.
IPTV was a natural choice of technology for Heathrow to broadcast television across the airport. It does not require every customer to deploy their own antenna or lay down the appropriate cabling all the way down to its premises. Service is based on a centralised core infrastructure for the processing of the signal, spread out in a digital form over the existing packet-switched network. This means a single system can be used for all users.
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