Telecommunications and Space
With a strong new flying start in 2013, confirmed by major deals along 2013 year in Asia and Africa, Thomson Broadcast has started begin 2014 a new DVB-T2 network upgrade project in Saudi Arabia.
In 2013 Thomson Broadcast supported by its new industrial owner Arelis, has won major deals. Beginning the year strongly with a large-scale DTT network extension agreement, Thomson Broadcast has signed major deals along the year in Russia ending the year with a delivery for a new deployment in Africa. 2014 gets again Thomson Broadcast off to a flying start with this DVB-T2 upgrade project in Saudi Arabia.
The initial DVB-T network deployed by Thomson Broadcast from 2008 onwards on 77 sites is planned to switch progressively to DVB-T2 to offer additional services. With a long experience on digital deployments, Thomson Broadcast was one of the first companies worldwide to offer advanced DVB-T2 support in the United Kingdom which allowed major spectrum savings and the capability to deliver HD and 3D services.
“2013 has been a breakthrough year for Thomson Broadcast with the consecration of our Futhura high-power and Elite 100 GreenPower medium- power transmitter range. Our transmission equipment has benefited from the state of the art manufacturing capacity of our French group specialized in military applications combined with Thomson Broadcast outstanding DVB-T2 technology innovation” said Pascal Veillat Charmain of Arelis group. “This upgrade is the result of the long-term relationship we have built with our partner and a proof of our digital leading-edge expertise” added Pascal Veillat.
During Cabsat 2014 exhibition on the French Pavillon booth B5-43, Thomson Broadcast is highlighting its high-power Futhura TV Transmitter series for drastic energy savings and long-term reliability benefiting from latest Thomson innovation. Futhura series offers in a single cabinet up to 11.6 kW. Its leading edge design is constantly being improved to offer unique DVB-T2 advanced features including Peak Average Power Ration – PAPR- for tone reservation and unique Digital Adaptive Pre-correction for automatic real-time linear and non-linear pre-corrections. As a reference in the medium-power TV transmitter market, Elite 100 GreenPower range will be presented and its outstanding benefits demonstrated. Its modular design and easy maintenance procedures allow any network extension under any conditions. For both series, outstanding quality, stability and reliability are guaranteed thanks to in-house manufacturing and unique engineering services.
Thomson Broadcast is also promoting its S7HP medium- and long-wave radio transmission solution. The S7HP is the reference with the largest worldwide installed base. Thomson Broadcast is recognized as the leader offering a unique DRM turnkey system solution.
More information about Thomson Broadcast and its products is available at www.thomson-broadcast.com or by phone at +33 1 34 90 31 00.
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About THOMSON BROADCAST
Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. THOMSON Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television, radio broadcasting, and state-of-the-art products for scientific applications, combined with world-class systems integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, THOMSON Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the innovative GreenPower and broadcast/mobile convergence programs. In 2013 Thomson Broadcast was acquired by Arelis Group, a French industrial group mainly involved in military and professional activities. As part of the Arelis Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters
Information about products from THOMSON Broadcast is available at www.thomson-broadcast.com .
Formed in 2010 from the merger of two French companies, MEUSONIC and SERICAD, ARELIS is a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. A member of GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiales) and of NAE (AeroEspace Normandy), Arelis is also actively supported by French Ministry of defense (MOD) especially through the RAPID program. Arelis acquired funding in June 2012 from ACE Management, a private equity investor acting on behalf of prestigious partners such as EADS, Airbus, Thales, Safran, CEA, and Areva. Having made important technology and manufacturing acquisitions, the Arelis Group now has the resources to achieve its ambitious development goals in the areas of R&D and production in the fields of RF, microwave electronics, energy conversion and testing.
Thomson Broadcast Contact:
Tel:+33 1 34 90 33 83
VIE - French International Internship Program
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Edouard Courtial, Minister of State for Overseas French Affairs, chaired the Awards Ceremony for the 4th "Grand Prix V.I.E" (a French International Internship Program). The ceremony was organised in the UAE and was held at the residence of the French Ambassador.
Among the people recognised and awarded by the Minister for their commitment in favour of the VIE Program, were four young French people and two companies (TOTAL MARKETING and BNP PARIBAS). This year, this competition has evolved to allow the companies to participate. The first objective was to increase the companies’ awareness of this program and secondly, to reward the most interesting initiatives.
Thanks to the support of all the French team of the Export, the ceremony was a great success. Nearly half of the 160 young French professionals attended the event, as well as several French businessmen. This event was a great opportunity to network on a professional level where participants could exchange and promote ideas regarding the VIE program.
Wines, Spirits, Beverages
Held deep in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon, France’s leading organic winegrowing region, MILLESIME BIO is a business crossroads putting the spotlight on dialogue and exchanges through a host of conferences and self-serve sampling corners. From now on, the trade fair will be exclusively open to certified organic wines (converted wines are no longer accepted). From January 23rd to 25th, over 600 exhibitors hailing from fifteen countries or so and about 3,200 visitors will be expected in Montpellier. This kind of success confirms the growing passion for organic products.
Strictly reserved for exhibitors certified as organic and coming from all countries and wine-producing regions, and exclusively open to professional buyers, MILLESIME BIO aims at gathering producers from the world over to taste and sample quality wines made from organic farming. Created in 1993 by a handful of winegrowers in Languedoc-Roussillon, MILLESIME BIO brings together every year the world’s leading wine buyers: wholesalers, brokers, wine merchants, sommeliers, catering establishments, importers etc.
The trade fair is the scene of a host of events intended to foster discovery, dialogue and conviviality: self-serve sampling corners, the awarding of diplomas for the “Millésime Bio Challenge" contest, as well as conferences about organic wine and world markets. The “Winegrowers Gala”, featuring an organic cocktail enjoyed to music, and the tasting of wines that received awards at the contest, is also a highlight that illustrates the conviviality found throughout the trade fair.
Last year’s MILLESIME BIO had gathered 560 exhibitors and 3,200 professional visitors, 21.5% of which were foreign.
The "Millésime Bio Challenge" contest: a showcase for excellence
A worldwide competition intended to give exposure to the quality of wines made from organic farming, it has been held yearly since 2008 to reward the best organic wines. This year, the jury made of wine professionals will be tasting close to 800 samples. The diplomas will be officially awarded during the January 24th winegrower’s cocktail, where a bar will be especially arranged to help all present taste the winning wines.
Key figures from the French organic wines market:
With over 50,000 hectares under organic production mode in France in 2010 against 39,000 hectares in 2009, organic vine growing rose by 28%. The amount of winegrowing farms was up 30% from 3,024 in 2009 to 3,945 in 2010. 3 French regions are among the front runners: Languedoc-Roussillon (16,462 hectares, up 30% over one year), followed by the Provence-Côte d’Azur Region (11,209 hectares, up 25% over one year) and Aquitaine (7,715 hectares, up 41% over one year). On a global scale, France makes a good showing, coming third after Spain and Italy.
For more information: www.millesime-bio.com
The international digital security and smart technologies event will be held from November 15 to 17, 2011 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte.
Never have the words "Business, Innovation, Discovery" more aptly described the CARTES & IDentification Trade Show smart technology, payment and contactless — to be held in Paris from 15 to 17 November 2011. At this real hub of innovation, an expected 20,000 visitors and 1,300 delegates will be the very first to discover all the latest international smart technologies and identification market news from the 450 companies present at the benchmark event. For this 2011 edition, Turkey will be in the spotlight.
With each edition of its 26-year history, CARTES has established itself increasingly as the sector’s business event of choice, where international suppliers can meet decision makers in the areas of payment, security, telecoms, electronics and information technology, administration and distribution. Ever more international, with 142 countries participating, CARTES is the reflection of a very dynamic market.
At the heart of innovation in payments
With the deployment of contactless technology, the advent of NFC terminals for payment by mobile, the growing need for secure electronic transactions and innovative financial services, the payment card industry will be at the forefront of the development and sharing of new technology solutions in 2011. Contactless payment will be the subject of a round table discussion organised during the trade show’s launch presentation, to be held on 26th May at 9:00 at the Hotel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme.
IDentification: Issues increasing on a world scale
The introduction of electronic identity cards in several European countries1, the projects around digital identity and the fight against cybercrime are promoting the development of identification technologies. The IDentification sector is an opportunity to highlight the latest innovations in biometrics and authentication solutions, with significant potential applications.
The great potential of M2M
New business opportunities will again be represented at the trade show this year with applications in M2M and the Internet of Things. Although millions of machines already communicate with each other, M2M technology is merely at the beginning of its enormous potential for growth. The use of home automation, smart meters and the management of health records, require greater protection of private data, control of their integrity, strong authentication with secure data and "over-the-air" applications.
Turkey in the spotlight
With a leading European market in ATMs, up 40% over the last 5 years in terms of cards produced, and the dynamic introduction of new contactless solutions and loyalty programs, Turkey offers numerous opportunities for development. Delegations of Top Buyers, a specific focus at the conference and new partners will showcase this exciting market.Turkey has indeed already proven its ability to innovate in the field of smart cards — a growing rapidly sector in the country. With a population of 77.8 million, including 63 million mobile phone users, Turkey represents a great potential for the payment industry. The adoption of contactless technology is growing in urban areas and looks set to progress still further as banks compete to conquer the growing urban youth segment.
CARTES & IDentification 2011, also means...
The Conference: cutting-edge presentations
A real concentration of information and expertise, the three-day Conference brings together 1,300 delegates to discuss the latest technical developments, marketing and strategic issues and hear feedback on concrete case studies. Based on themes related to cards and also identification, the 140 presentations on NFC and contactless, card security, debit and credit cards, manufacturing of cards, identification, M2M applications, etc. are the best way to assess the market and an indispensable addition to a tour of the stands. Over the years the Conference has become the forum of choice for communication between leading industrialists in the sector and international decisionmakers.
The World Card Summit: leaders in the sector speak out
The trade show’s opening presentation will play host to the leading CEOs in the sector. They will share their vision of the market and their views on the future of their industry, while Eurosmart will exclusively announce its latest figures. This presentation, the highlight of the Conference, attracted more than 400 people last year.
The SESAMES Awards
Established as undisputed badges of innovation, global benchmarks for smart card and identification manufacturers, the SESAMES Awards represent a real promotional springboard and afford the winners a reputation and credibility guaranteeing their project’s success. Selected by a panel of experts, the Awards will be presented to the best projects in various categories: Hardware, Software, ID/ID Cards, Computer Security, Transportation, Banking/Business/Fidelity, Mobility, Trusted Internet/Authentication, etransactions and finally Production & Tests. This competition is open to all innovative projects from the relevant sectors and continues to attract increasing numbers of candidates. In 2010, 395 projects were submitted, with 10 winners.
The Steering Committee
The Steering Committee of CARTES & IDentification is composed of leading companies in the industry of digital security card and identification: Ask, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID, Infineon, Ingenico, Morpho, NXP, Oberthur Technologies, ST Microelectronics, Visa.
Make a note now in your diaries:
-- The launch conference of CARTES & IDentification: May 26, 2011 at 9 a.m. at Hotel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme.
-- CARTES & IDentification Trade Show: 15, 16 and 17 November 2011, Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte.
On the occasion of his visit to the United Arab Emirates, French Minister of State for Foreign Trade Pierre Lellouche chaired the third VIE award ceremony organized by the French Export Team in the United Arab Emirates.
Electricity, Renewable energy, Nuclear
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE UAE has participated as a supporter of the H2O Water awards on 25th November 2010.
The inaugural H2O Water Awards successfully concluded on 25th November, 2010 at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. H20 Water Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of organizations and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s water industry.
The H20 Water Awards were organised by CPI Industry, a leading B2B publishing and events company, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The awards night, hosted by Malcolm Taylor, Senior Presenter at Dubai Eye, saw the region’s water industry turn out in strength to support the region’s first ever water industry awards. “I am sure these awards will become one of the most valuable (in the region) going forward,” noted Taylor in his comments. Out of nearly 40 shortlisted nominations across seven categories, the winners and runner-ups were as follows.
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.