Audemat Tests DVB-SH

Audemat to develop DVB-SH test and measurement equipment and mobile metering for Alcatel-Lucent

February 4, 2008

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BORDEAUX-MÉRIGNAC, France -- Audemat ( announced in advance of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain that they have received in collaboration with Teamcast an R&D contract from Alcatel-Lucent to develop a unit that combines Test and Measurement capabilities and Mobile Metering for DVB-SH. Audemat will showcase a NAVIGATOR DVB-SH prototype unit in Barcelona.

"The NAVIGATOR DVB-SH is the first mobile test and measurement equipment DVB-SH-by-Alcatel approved on the market" States Jean-Baptiste Roux VP of Sales. "It is capable of measuring and determining the reception quality of a mobile DVB-H and DVB-SH TV signal". This unit will be developed in partnership with Teamcast and UDCAST, two DVB specialists, part of the Alcatel DVB-SH work group. Audemat will use its expertise in mobile Test and Measurement systems to develop a laboratory type equipment that remains rugged and user friendly. This unit will target TELCO operators or manufacturers like Alcatel (France), Orange (France), ICO (USA) or Broadcasters such as RAI (Italy) or SFR (France) that are working on pilot projects for mobile TV broadcasting in DVB-SH. Several DVB-SH deployments are happening around the world at this time.

"The NAVIGATOR DVB-SH is the first unit of its kind which combines laboratory grade equipment for transmitter installation and validation of the transmitter's settings; and mobile test equipment to measure the quality of reception" state Nicolas Boulay VP R&D.

A production version of the unit will be exhibited at NAB2008 in Las Vegas, USA. "This product will be very important for the US market with the coming introduction of DVB-SH by ICO and other operators" States Christophe Poulain, VP of Sales for Audemat-Aztec Inc.

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