Under a $1.6 million contract, BarcoNet will supply digital TV headends and cable components to Norway-based BKK Broadband.
The advanced digital/analog headend will supply more than 100 digital and 15 analog TV channels, 15 FM radio channels, an interactive information channel and Text TV.
BarcoNet says it's in charge of the project, from signal source to set-top box. The deal calls for the company to supply components for the hybrid fiber/coaxial cable transmission from the headend to all the nodes, with 150 nodes in the first phase.
The headend will replace SMATV systems, or small intrabuilding cable networks, BarcoNet says. Each of the SMATV networks will connect to the centralized headend through a fiber optic backbone designed to deliver Internet access and cable TV.
The company adds that the project and its installation will use staff from BarcoNet Denmark, Belgium, France, as well as companies from Bergen and Oslo. Project management will fall under the auspices of BarcoNet Nordic, and fiber optic equipment will come from Germany-based WISI.
BKK is a subsidiary of Bergen-based Bergens Komunale Kraftverk, a power company.