SOURCE: Thomson

April 16, 2007 04:40 ET

Thomson Delivers Transmitters for technology company QUALCOMM's MediaFLO USA Rollout

PARIS and LAS VEGAS,NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Thomson Delivers Transmitters for technology company QUALCOMM's MediaFLO USA Rollout

Paris, France and Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention), April 16, 2007 - As part of the continuing rollout of its award-winning FLO TVTM mobile entertainment service, MediaFLO USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, has placed a number of orders with Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). Thomson has provided equipment for MediaFLO since the rollout began, and the latest orders include Ultimate Transmitters and Grass Valley™ NetProcessor™ multiplexers*.

"With the growing demand for Mobile TV services, network operators are eager to deliver services as quickly as they can," said Patrick Montliaud, Senior Vice President, head of Integration and Transmission Solutions for the Grass Valley business within Thomson. "Thomson provides tailor-made and leading solutions all along mobile TV delivery chains, whatever the technology. We worked closely with MediaFLO USA to adapt our Ultimate solid state transmitter to meet their requirements."

The Thomson Ultimate transmitter is designed for excellent performance and low cost of ownership. The version that MediaFLO USA has chosen features a digital exciter designed for the MediaFLO signal and power amplification in the 5 kW range.

The Grass Valley NetProcessor integrates all necessary functions to ensure optimized delivery to transmitters including channel multiplexing, scrambling and IP adaptation. It provides a comprehensive signal preparation solution with the complete and final service streamed over IP.

*multiplexer: one of the benefits of digital television is that multiple channels can be broadcast in the space occupied by just one old-style analog channel. Combining these multiple channels into a single digital stream is called "multiplexing".


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