Thomson showcasing new, old products at Cable Show

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 8:20am
Traci Patterson

Thomson has announced a series of new conversion, adapter and access products, and the company is exhibiting a number of its network headend and access solutions at The Cable Show.

Thomson has announced a new digital-to-analog (DTA) converter, as well as its DCI9220 set-top box (STB).

The high-definition (HD)-capable receiver includes an implementation of the open tru2way platform for multimedia and interactive television (iTV) over cable. The DCI9220 also supports multistream CableCards and has been specifically tailored for the U.S. market, with tru2way applications developed in association with Vidiom Systems and Zodiac Interactive.

The company has also introduced a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem, the DCM475, and a new embedded multimedia terminal adaptor (EMTA), the DHG575, which supports data speeds as high as 320 Mbps downstream and 120 Mbps upstream.

Additionally, Thomson has unveiled its DHG537, a four-port DOCSIS 2.0 EMTA designed to support SOHO and small-business applications.

“This is an exciting time for the cable industry, with an accelerated move to an all-digital platform over open standards,” said Pascal Portelli, VP for Thomson’s North American cable business in the systems division. “No one has more experience in delivering high-speed data and multimedia solutions than Thomson, and no one can offer a more comprehensive product line and solutions that meet every conceivable cable operator needs as they seek to deliver the ultimate experience to consumers, all the way from advanced compression at the headend to attractive and innovative terminals at the consumer premises.”

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