Thomson Broadcast Delivers Next Stage of Israel’s National DTT Technology

July 16th, 2013

Thomson Broadcast has started delivering the technology for the next stage of Israel’s national DVB-T/DVB-T2 infrastructure project, with the implementation of fifty new 100W UHF channel repeaters across the country. Enhancing the coverage of the existing multiplex and laying the foundation for the development of the second and third multiplexes, the project is part of a major contract with The Second Authority for Television and Radio, the public authority that regulates commercial broadcasts in Israel.

Twenty identical repeaters were delivered by Thomson Broadcast in an earlier phase of the contract, in addition to sixty-three high- and medium- power transmitters from Thomson’s GreenPower range. The new repeaters are configured for SFN operation to boost coverage in densely built up areas, and all the installations are operating under the global control and monitoring system of Israeli television’s digital network. The installation is in the form of a turn-key system including RF filters, multiplexers, receiving/transmitting antennae and all accessories.

Fully agile over the entire UHF range, ultra compact, Thomson repeaters guarantee continuous signal availability and are suitable for stations with limited access. An ultra efficient real-time digital echo canceller is available; like other Elite products, Thomson repeaters offer the best performances to achieve indoor and outdoor coverage in dense urban as well as in mountainous environments.

“Following the successful commissioning of the earlier phases of this project, we are very pleased to proceed to the next stage with Thomson Broadcast,” said Mr.Tal Nissim, CTO for The Second Authority. “We have chosen Thomson’s technology again for its outstanding stability and performance in any kind of environmental conditions, and because the installation process is so easy.”

“We are now working closely with the 2nd Authority to ensure the network optimum performance and configuration in this latest stage of the Israeli general deployment,” said Pascal Veillat, Chairman, Arelis Group.

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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 SAS 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 addition to broadcasting, Thomson’s list of projects in the field of special applications dates back to 1981 and includes installations on five continents managed by private and public organizations operating in the areas of scientific research, medical, or industrial applications.

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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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