Thomson Broadcast newly acquired by ARELIS Group today announced that it will showcase at CABSAT 2013 on Hall 6.

February 9th, 2013

Thomson Broadcast newly acquired by ARELIS Group today announced that it will showcase at CABSAT 2013 on Hall 6 on the French Pavillon.

ARELIS group acquired in December 20th 2012 the entire transmission business portfolio  of THOMSON Broadcast including radio and television transmitter products lines as well as all scientific applications. Strongly established in the aerospace and defense markets, ARELIS diversifies with THOMSON Broadcast into civilian applications and strongly develop its international presence on both defense and civilian markets.

THOMSON Broadcast is then benefiting from a 100% French manufacturing and industrial synergies with ARELIS group extended RF and microwave activities for military applications. Moreover with ARELIS Group complete capabilities ranging from R&D to products industrialization and tests, from prototype to large series,  THOMSON Broadcast is widely extending its technological know how.

During Cabsat 2013 expo THOMSON Broadcast is highlighting its newest high-power FUTHURA Green Power TV Transmitter Family for drastic energy savings and long- term reliability. The GreenPower solutions also includes a comprehensive range of low- and medium- power range repeaters and transmitters based on the same new exciter platform as FUTHURA. This leading-edge exciter supports in dualcast        DVB-T/DVB-T2 standards and all advanced features. For a unique broadcasters flexibility, the MPLP capability allows within a single channel to deliver different services including mobile, SD, 3D, HD or digital radio with various robustness features.

With the largest worldwide medium-wave radio transmitters installed base, THOMSON Broadcast is also promoting its high-power long- and medium-wave S7HP transmitter system. S7HP DRM ready  transmitter family provides an “all-in-one” solution for all ranges of power and the best  service quality for listeners across a country or region .

«We are very enthusiastic to bring our financial and organizational support to great motivated teams so as to combine our skills and to provide innovative turnkey transmission solutions on Middle East markets “said Pascal Veillat, Chairman, ARELIS Group. “With a reinforced industrial capacity, THOMSON Broadcast is ready to propose reliable cost efficient transmitters and services for any radio or television digital networks” added Pascal Veillat.

About ARELIS Group

The French group formed by the merger in 2010 of two innovative companies MEUSONIC and SERICAD became in less than two years a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. Member of the Gifas (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiale) and of the NAE (AeroEspace Normandy), the group acquired in 2010 LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) activity of ZODIAC Data Systems. With a continuous external growth strategy, the group also acquired in 2011 the production unit AsteelFlash Anjou. ARELIS is actively supported by the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) especially through the RAPID program, a financial support program dedicated to small defense companies. ARELIS has been fundraised in June 2012 by ACE Management (a private equity investor acting on behalf of prime rank partners such as EADS, Airbus, , Thales, Safran, CEA, Areva…) for 6.5 million Euros which has strongly accelerated its growth. The French group has now significant financial resources to carry out its development policy. The goal is to increase by 3 years € 27 million turnover to € 75 million in the areas of R & D and production in the microwave electronics and energy conversion as well as testing.

For more information on ARELIS Group product, please visit our website www.arelis.com

 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 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.

Information about products from THOMSON Broadcast is available at www.thomson-broadcast.com

Corporate Communication Contact: Maud VAZQUEZ/ +33.1.34.90 31.00/ maud.vazquez@thomson-broadcast.com