Azerbaijan's B&B TV Chooses Thomson Transmitters for HD Broadcasts

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Azerbaijan’s B&B TV Chooses Thomson Broadcast Elite 100 Transmitters for First HD Broadcasts

PARIS — Thomson Broadcast today announced that B&B TV Communication, the entity responsible for wireless-cable broadcasting of radio and television channels in Azerbaijan, has purchased Thomson’s latest DVB-T/DVB-T2 Elite 100 GreenPower transmitters. B&B TV will use the air-cooled transmitters to help introduce high-definition digital broadcasting to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.

“We chose Thomson’s Elite 100 GreenPower transmitter because it gives us the enhanced performance we need for the lowest cost of ownership,” said Sabina A. Babayeva, CEO at B&B TV. “It is air-cooled, and thanks to the real-time digital adaptive correction technology, we can easily correct linear and non-linear distortions. Elite 100 will allow us to achieve the highest efficiency with guaranteed performance.”

In the first phase of HD broadcasting, B&B TV will deploy three DVB-T2 television transmitting systems up to 2kW in a 6+1 redundancy configuration. The systems will be completed and on the air during Q4 2012.

“Our Elite 100 GreenPower transmitters integrate the latest version of 50V LDMOS transistors for outstanding power density and improved OPEX reduction, and they support all digital standards,” said Clovis Carton, EMEA sales director of Thomson Broadcast. “With our transmitters, B&B TV will be able to transmit high-definition television services through the DVB-T2 standard to viewers in Azerbaijan, who will be experiencing HD for the first time.”

The Elite 100 GreenPower series, available from 350W to 2100W, supports any digital standard including DVB-T/H, DVB-T2, ISDB-Tb, ATSC, ATSC-MH… in the UHF frequency band. The medium-power Elite 100 GreenPower transmitter is modular and easily upgradable in power. The compact unit fits in a 19-inch standard cabinet or can be delivered as a stand-alone chassis. To offer maximum flexibility, Elite 100 air-cooled modules are equipped with either built-in dust-proof ventilation, or installed in a specific 19-inch cabinet interfaced with an external ventilation system. The system uses front, hot-pluggable power supplies, which are also available as a redundancy option.