Friday, March 28, 2014

Thomson Broadcast reaches agreement with Continental Electronics Corporation

Thomson Broadcast, a worldwide leader in television and radio transmission solutions serving civil and defense broadcast markets announced after a strong 2013 year of growth and a great 2014 beginning, has reached an agreement  with Continental Electronics Corporation to offer Continental’s short-wave transmitters to select Thomson Broadcast customers.
After a successful 2013 year with key deals signed in Israel and Russia and a new 2014 off to a flying start, Thomson Broadcast continues to grow and now expands its reach through an agreement with Continental Electronics Corporation. This teaming of capabilities adds complementary short-wave radio transmitter portfolio to Thomson’s broad transmission solutions.
“Continental Electronics reputation of designing and manufacturing short-wave custom RF solutions builds great synergy with our outstanding expertise in medium- and long-wave turnkey radio transmission solutions.” said Pascal Veillat the President of Thomson Broadcast.
Michael Rosso, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Continental Electronics echoes Veillat’s enthusiasm.  “Thomson will now be able to continue to offer short-wave transmission solutions in markets where they traditionally had a much stronger presence. This will truly provide an added benefit to both our companies.”
Thomson Broadcast will exhibit at NAB 2014 show on booth SU 7111, South hall (upper) on the French Pavillon. Thomson Broadcast is highlighting its high-power Futhura TV Transmitter series for drastic energy savings and long-term reliability benefiting from latest Thomson innovation. Futhura series offers in a single cabinet up to 11.6 kW rms. Its leading edge design is constantly being improved to offer unique advanced features including Peak Average Power Ration – PAPR- for tone reservation and unique Digital Adaptive Pre-correction for automatic real-time linear and non-linear pre-corrections. As a reference in the medium-power TV transmitter market, Elite 100 GreenPower range will be presented and its outstanding benefits demonstrated. Its modular design and easy maintenance procedures allow any network extension under any conditions. For both series, outstanding quality, stability and reliability are guaranteed thanks to in-house manufacturing and unique engineering services.
These innovative solutions will be demonstrated alongside the company’s leading range of medium- and long- wave radio transmitter S7HP. The S7HP is the reference with the largest worldwide installed base. Thomson Broadcast is recognized as the leader offering a unique DRM turnkey system solution.
More information about Thomson Broadcast and its products is available at or by phone at +33 1 34 90 31 00.
Founded in 1946, Dallas-based Continental Electronics is a global leader in broadcast transmitter equipment. It is the foremost supplier of advanced high-power RF transmission technology and the world’s most experienced designer and builder of the highest power RF equipment, providing a full range of products for scientific, military, and broadcast applications. Continental Electronics’ products are used in more than 100 countries around the world.
For more information about Continental Electronics, visit the company’s website at  or call +1-214-381-7161 or USA toll free 1-800-733-5011.
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 2013 Thomson Broadcast was acquired by Arelis Group, a French industrial group mainly involved in military and professional activities. As part of the Arelis Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters
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Formed in 2010 from the merger of two French companies, MEUSONIC and SERICAD, ARELIS is a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. A member of GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiales), Arelis is also actively supported by French Ministry of defense (MOD) especially through the RAPID program. Arelis acquired funding in June 2012 from ACE Management, a private equity investor acting on behalf of prestigious partners such as EADS, Airbus, Thales, Safran, CEA, and Areva. Having made important technology and manufacturing acquisitions, the Arelis Group has the resources to achieve its ambitious development goals in the areas of R&D and production in the fields of RF, microwave electronics, energy conversion and testing.

(Press Release)

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