News | February 18, 2014

Middle East DVB-T2 Transmission System Upgrade With Thomson Broadcast Leading-Edge Solution -CABSAT 2014

With a strong new flying start in 2013, confirmed by major deals along 2013 year in Asia and Africa, Thomson Broadcast has started begin 2014 a new DVB-T2 network upgrade project in Saudi Arabia.

In 2013 Thomson Broadcast supported by its new industrial owner Arelis, has won major deals. Beginning the year strongly with a large-scale DTT network extension agreement, Thomson Broadcast has signed major deals along the year in Russia ending the year with a delivery for a new deployment in Africa. 2014 gets again Thomson Broadcast off to a flying start with this DVB-T2 upgrade project in Saudi Arabia.

The initial DVB-T network deployed by Thomson Broadcast from 2008 onwards on 77 sites is planned to switch progressively to DVB-T2 to offer additional services. With a long experience on digital deployments, Thomson Broadcast was one of the first companies worldwide to offer advanced DVB-T2 support in the United Kingdom which allowed major spectrum savings and the capability to deliver HD and 3D services.

"2013 has been a breakthrough year for Thomson Broadcast with the consecration of our Futhura high-power and Elite 100 GreenPower medium- power transmitter range. Our transmission equipment has benefited from the state of the art manufacturing capacity of our French group specialized in military applications combined with Thomson Broadcast outstanding DVB-T2 technology innovation" said Pascal Veillat Charmain of Arelis group. "This upgrade is the result of the long-term relationship we have built with our partner and a proof of our digital leading-edge expertise" added Pascal Veillat.

During Cabsat 2014 exhibition on the French Pavillon booth B5-43, Thomson Broadcast is highlighting its high-power Futhura TV Transmitter series for drastic energy savings and long-term reliability benefiting from latest Thomson innovation. Futhura series offers in a single cabinet up to 11.6 kW. Its leading edge design is constantly being improved to offer unique DVB-T2 advanced features including Peak Average Power Ration - PAPR- for tone reservation and unique Digital Adaptive Pre-correction for automatic real-time linear and non-linear pre-corrections. As a reference in the medium-power TV transmitter market, Elite 100 GreenPower range will be presented and its outstanding benefits demonstrated. Its modular design and easy maintenance procedures allow any network extension under any conditions. For both series, outstanding quality, stability and reliability are guaranteed thanks to in-house manufacturing and unique engineering services.

Thomson Broadcast is also promoting its S7HP medium- and long-wave radio transmission solution. The S7HP is the reference with the largest worldwide installed base. Thomson Broadcast is recognized as the leader offering a unique DRM turnkey system solution.

SOURCE: Thomson Broadcast