NEC Deutschland has been selected by Swiss TV broadcasting system operator Swisscom Broadcast AG (SBC) to establish a DVB-H broadcasting network. The mobile TV network is scheduled to commence operation in four major Swiss cities in time for the European football championship 2008.
SBC, a full subsidiary of Swisscom AG, holds the DVB-H license for the operation of mobile TV in Switzerland. SBC will make the transmitters available to mobile communications providers so that they can develop mobile TV services. Initially, the broadcasting service will be launched in the Swiss cities of Zurich, Bern, Geneva and Basle in time for the European football championship 2008. NEC will be supplying 19 transmitters that are required for the project.
One of key features in DTL-10, NEC’s digital broadcasting transmitter, is the Adaptive Digital Corrector (ADC), which adjusts and keeps best performance automatically to provide viewers with constant high image quality on their mobile phones. The failsafe and compact DTL-10 systems are available from 30W output power up to 1500W and they come with an air cooling system.In addition, NEC is providing PASOLINK NEO point-to-point wireless access systems for the IP transmission of Mobile TV contents. Pasolink systems enable the transmission of large volumes of data via point-to-point wireless connections.
The SBC contract is the second order for DVB-H broadcasting network in Europe after Digita Oy in Finland.
NEC contributes to establish digital broadcasting network in the global market by promoting the transmitters which can broadcast both DVB-H and DVB-T.