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Thomson Broadcast: Versatile transmitters tick green power box

A new low-power ultra-compact transmitter range has been launched for IBC. Available from 20W to 150W RMS, 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.

Thomson Broadcast said the range was designed to adapt to any field situation.

The low-power series is based on the same design and concepts featured in the company’s new line of environmentally-efficient transmitters, while the compactness of the low-power range 1RU up to 80W and 2RU up to 150W should allow broadcasters to achieve savings on infrastructure rental costs, according to Thomson.

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, as well as 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 installs in a quick, plug-and-play manner. The transmitters guarantee consistency of performance through advanced realtime digital adaptive pre-correction to address linear and non-linear distortions. Maintenance procedures are optimised thanks to a filter-less air cooling system, an important benefit in unmanned locations. For easy remote operation management, an SNMP agent and web server is embedded in the transmitter.

Thomson claimed its transmitters deliver flexibility with complete agility over the UHF band, as well as instant frequency changes with a simple command.
The company said the dualcast DVB-T/DVB-T2 feature makes it easy for global television broadcasters to migrate to DVB-T2 for new digital revenues from HD or 3D, while with the support of up to eight physical layer pipes (PLPs), even greater flexibility of services is achieved.