Thomson Broadcast demonstrates its system integration capability with recent Radio & TV complete transmission systems deals

March 1st, 2016

As one of the major systems integrator and transmission specialist, Thomson Broadcast has been awarded major contracts in 2015 for complete Radio as well as Television transmission systems deployments. Cabsat 2016 show is a good opportunity for Thomson Broadcast to demonstrate its system integration capability for analog and digital networks.

With the signature with the Moroccan public Broadcaster for a turnkey medium- wave radio transmission system while getting contracts signed in Uganda, Ivory Coast , Cabo Verde and Indonesia for large-scale DTT networks, Thomson Broadcast demonstrates its ability to provide Radio & Television broadcasting services while manufacturing transmission core equipment and developing software applications.

Many radio stations have been deployed by Thomson Broadcast in the past In Morocco, Thomson Broadcast has been recently awarded a governmental contract from the Moroccan SNRT(Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision) to deploy a new DRM ready high-power transmission system composed of 2 redundant 400KW units of its new S7HP neo transmitter line. Thanks to its turnkey capability, Thomson Broadcast has also offered complete services including installation and commissioning, civil work and refurbishment of the feeder and the antenna tuning.

As a key technology provider, the new S7HP neo range provides the highest reliability while embedding latest innovations for the lowest cost of ownership. The interface wirings have been replaced by optical fiber control system to guarantee a large immunity to environmental electromagnetic radiations while Silicium Carbide (SiC) transistors have been integrated in the amplifying chain for the best-in-class energy efficiency in the market.

Thomson Broadcast system integration capability has been highlighted by the signature in 2015 of nationwide contracts for the deployment of first digital and digital-ready television services. This digitalization process requires of courses high- efficient transmitters but also the smooth integration of solutions from the satellite downlink, head ends to the masts including leading-edge energy systems. Combined with Thomson long field- proven experience in coverage studies, site surveys, civil work and training, Thomson Broadcast unique manufacturing capability has been a key competitive edge.

“With more than 20% of our turnover invested in Research & Development, Thomson has been developing during the last 3 years civil and defense transmission systems from the satellite downlink to the radio receivers and set-top-boxes. This helps government strategies which aims at covering their countries and well beyond to promote their radio programs as well as at digitalizing their television media for more content and better national coverage for the best return of investment” says Pascal Veillat Chairman of Arelis Group and Thomson Broadcast.

During Cabsat 2016 exhibition on the French Pavilion Hall Zabeel, booth ZC3-30, Thomson Broadcast is highlighting its S7HP neo RADIO transmitter line. Based on a long field AM/DRM experience and worldwide customers positive feedbacks on the latest transmitter ranges, the S7HP neo design benefits from two major features to reinforce the global reliability: the auto hot pluggable system secures the replacement of default modules even in case of multiples failures while the rotation of active amplifier modules enhances the outstanding reliability as equal workload is applied to all amplifier modules for less thermal stress and longer lifetime.

Thomson broadcast experts are also presenting the high-power FUTHURA TV Transmitter series deployed for operational cost savings and long-term reliability To complete this range, the medium-power range NEXTIVY offers high efficiency combined with complete flexibility for easy installation and versatile performance in any location. Ultra-compact, the low-power transmitter DREAMLINE range is available from 20W to 300W RMS. Designed to adapt to any field situation, all THOMSON BROADCAST transmitters are dualcast DVB-T/DVB-T2 capable coverage extension and benefits from multiple options such as a built-in 1+1 configuration.

More information about Thomson Broadcast and its products is available at or by phone at +33 1 40 80 41 00.

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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 such as leading innovation in solid-state technology. THOMSON Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television and radio broadcasting combined with world-class broadcasting services to propose complete system integration all around the world. 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, broadcast/mobile convergence programs and most recently the development of off-grid power system based on renewable energies for efficient and safe power solutions.



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