Thomson Broadcast Builds Multiple Options into New Low-Power Transmitter Range


Last Updated: July 21, 2014 1:59 pm GMT
(Conflans Sainte Honorine, France--July 21, 2014) Thomson Broadcast (IBC 8.C35) today announced the launch of a new low-power ultra-compact transmitter range. Available from 20W to 150W RMS, and designed to adapt to any field situation, the low-power range provides dualcast DVB-T/DVB-T2 coverage extension and benefits from multiple options such as a built-in 1+1 configuration.

The low-power series is based on the same design and concepts featured in the company’s new line of environmentally-efficient transmitters and benefits from the advanced features and performance gains seen in recent major digital deployments by Thomson Broadcast.

The compactness of the low-power range — 1RU up to 80W and 2RU up to 150W — allows broadcasters to achieve valuable savings on infrastructure rental costs. The transmitters are suitable for any MFN or SFN network, and all configurations are available with multiple options including a DVB-S/DVB-S2 receiver, and built-in 1+1 capability, to provide redundancy within the compact form-factor, and without requiring additional modules.

Available for rapid deployment in indoor or outdoor locations, the low-power range is easy to install for a quick plug-and-play solution. The transmitters guarantee consistency of performance through advanced real-time Digital Adaptive Pre-correction to address linear and non-linear distortions. Maintenance procedures are optimized thanks to a filter-less air cooling system — an important benefit especially in un-manned locations. For easy remote operation management, an SNMP agent and webserver is embedded in the transmitter.

The transmitters deliver flexibility with complete agility over the UHF band, and instant frequency changes with a simple command. The dualcast DVB-T/DVB-T2 feature makes it easy for broadcasters to migrate to DVB-T2 for new digital revenues from HD or 3D. And with the support of up to 8 Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs), even greater flexibility of services is achieved, with economical use of spectrum.

“Compactness and adaptability are key issues when considering the extension of digital coverage and the elimination of shadow areas, especially in hard-to-access or remote locations,” said Pascal Veillat, Chairman of Arelis Group. “To meet customer requirements, we have designed this new low-power range to be able to adapt to any environmental condition for very fast deployment, in a really cost-effective all-in-one solution that avoids major rental costs.

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About Thomson Broadcast
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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