Toshiba completed delivery the major order for digital terrestrial TV transmission systems for the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Korea’s public service broadcaster.
The order, for 36 digital terrestrial TV transmission systems to be installed in 12 Korean cities, includes 72 units of digital TV transmitters, and support transmission of three channels in each city.
Each of the 36 systems integrates two transmitters from Toshiba’s new TDU7000 Series of liquid-cooled digital transmitters. The systems have 1kW (54 units) or 2kW (18 units). They are currently being installed, with completion scheduled in middle of June. Once all the systems come on line, KBS will have completed nationwide infrastructure bringing digital broadcasting services to Korea’s main cities.
TDU7000 Series, Toshiba’s new digital terrestrial TV transmitters, supports all three of the world’s digital TV broadcasting standards: ATSC, DVB-T and ISDB-T. The TDU7000 Series provides terrestrial broadcasting stations delivering medium- to large-scale digital broadcasts with an optimal transmitting environment at a reasonable cost. The system also supports a liquid cooling system with either purified water or antifreeze liquid, and an air cooling system with built-in fan to stimulate indoor circulation.