Thomson Broadcast Transmitters Power Russia’s New National Digital TV Multiplex


Last Updated: September 3, 2013 7:54 pm GMT
(Conflans Sainte Honorine, France--September 3, 2013) Thomson Broadcast has been chosen to supply transmitters to Trade House Sviaz Engineering, the contractor appointed to deploy the second national digital television multiplex operated by RTRN, Russia’s national radio and TV broadcaster.

In a major infrastructure project unfolding over three years, hundreds of Thomson Broadcast transmitters from the Elite and Futhura ranges will be installed across the vast Russian territory, with transmitters from 25 W up to 10 kW supplied in the first year. All the transmitters support both Single Frequency Network configuration and Multiple Frequency Networks, with high efficiency over the entire UHF frequency range allowing the operator the flexibility to reallocate transmitters to new sites during the deployment.

Moscow-based integrators Trade House Sviaz Engineering will deliver the infrastructure for RTRN. “After an exhaustive evaluation of all the major manufacturers, Thomson has been chosen as one of the main partners in the construction of Russia’s second digital television multiplex because its Futhura and Elite transmitters provide the best balance of features and performance with cost,” said Mr. Andrey Mekhanik, Chairman of Trade House Sviaz Engineering.

This very large scale project is the latest in a series of important contract wins for Thomson Broadcast in 2013, which began in January with the national DTT infrastructure project for Israel. So far in 2013 Thomson has seen a huge increase in sales compared to the previous five years, and has firmly re-established its leading position in worldwide digital television and radio projects.
“This enormous order continues the extraordinary success of Thomson Broadcast in 2013 and confirms that the Elite and Futhura range offer an unbeatable combination of advantages for the broadcaster,” said Pascal Veillat, Chairman, Arelis Group. “We are now working closely with Sviaz Engineering to ensure the speedy delivery of our equipment and to support our partner in this exciting project.”

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About Trade House Sviaz Engeneering
Trade House Sviaz Engeneering is a system integrator, equipment supplier and developer of networks for digital TV and radio broadcasting. Trade House Sviaz Engineering provides television transmitters from leading manufacturers supporting any broadcasting standards and additional equipment for radio and television broadcasting centers. It has its own service centers equipped with the most up-to-date equipment for all kinds of service works, warranty and post-warranty repair, as well as high-qualified specialists and consultants, trained and certified by manufacturers of the equipment.

Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. THOMSON Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television, radio broadcasting, and state-of-the-art products for scientific applications, combined with world-class systems integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, THOMSON Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the innovative GreenPower and broadcast/mobile convergence programs. In 2013 Thomson Broadcast was acquired by Arelis Group, a French industrial group mainly involved in military and professional activities. As part of the Arelis Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters

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About Arelis
Formed in 2010 from the merger of two French companies, MEUSONIC and SERICAD, ARELIS is a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. A member of GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiale) and of NAE (AeroEspace Normandy), Arelis is also actively supported by French Ministry of defense (MOD) especially through the RAPID program. Arelis acquired funding in June 2012 from ACE Management, a private equity investor acting on behalf of prestigious partners such as EADS, Airbus, Thales, Safran, CEA, and Areva. Having made important technology and manufacturing acquisitions, the Arelis Group now has the resources to achieve its ambitious development goals in the areas of R&D and production in the fields of RF, microwave electronics, energy conversion and testing.


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