FRANSAT selects NEOTION CAMs for MDU distribution

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

FRANSAT and NEOTION prepare for Full HD transition with third-generation professional CAM

AUBAGNE — FRANSAT, the French free DTT satellite platform belonging to Eutelsat, has selected the latest NEOTION professional CAM range to support the transition in early 2016 to Full HD for viewers receiving the platform through a community installation.

FRANSAT provides a free-to-view offer of channels to more than two million households, of which 0.5 million are residential multi-dwellings and community facilities served through collective headend distribution using the FRANSAT PRO solution. FRANSAT PRO is based on transmodulation of satellite signals to terrestrial (DVB-S/S2 to DVB-T/T2) and use of professional CAM technology for mass descrambling of TV services.

The new NEOTION Pro CAM is compatible with FRANSAT’s new HD channel distribution plan and will offer improved descrambling performance for a higher number of services, thereby optimising processing costs.


Using a LED embedded in the casing, the CAM displays key information such as smartcard statements or entitlement presence at each stage of the CAM lifecycle (at first installation or during full operation). All information is designed to be easily interpreted by technical assistance on site for appropriate analysis of technical issues in the shortest time, thereby reducing operating costs and improving effectiveness.

The FRANSAT PRO solution based on the new NEOTION CAM technology will be available to FRANSAT partners and distributors from September 2015.