At NAB 2005, following the launch of its End to End Mobile TV Solution, Thales is pleased to announce the addition of the support of QUALCOMM 's FLO technology. Thales Mobile TV global solution is based on leading edge and already widely adopted systems including:
* The SmartCast Mobility Video Head end platform
* The SmartVision Mobility Video Service platform
* Broadcasting Transmitters Affinity / Optimum / Ultimate for delivery in various bands
Thales showcased mobile TV during the show with comprehensive live demos establishing compatibility with most of mobile TV standards and receiving terminals as well as Broadcasting frequency bands (VHF/UHF/L- band).
Thales and QUALCOMM entered into a co-development program to combine Thales' digital exciter and signal correction experience with QUALCOMM's FLO modulation technology to create a FLO compatible exciter. The ULTIMATE transmitter with embedded FLO exciter will provide an extremely reliable solution for distribution of high quality streaming video and audio content to consumer's handheld devices.
About FLO technology
The FLO technology was designed specifically for a mobile multimedia environment and exhibits performance characteristics suited ideally for use on cellular handsets. It uses the latest advances in coding and interleaving to achieve the highest-quality reception at all times, both for real-time content streaming and other data services. FLO technology will ensure robust mobile performance and high capacity without compromising power consumption. The technology also reduces the network cost of delivering multimedia content by dramatically decreasing the number of transmitters needed to be deployed. In addition, FLO technology-based multimedia multicasting will complement wireless operators' cellular network data and voice services, delivering content to the same cellular handsets used on these 3G networks.