EUROSTAR partners with Quantum and RRD for mobile digital television solution at CABSAT 2007

Published March 7th, 2007 - 07:39 GMT

EUROSTAR, the global satellite industry leader, has announced its collaboration with top international providers Quantum and RRD at the 13th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcast and Communications Exhibition (CABSAT) 2007 being held from March 6-8 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC). The joint venture will allow EUROSTAR to provide an integrated end-to-end digital mobile television solution, which combines the expertise of Quantum for handheld television and the technological capability of leading Italian manufacturer RRD for the DVB-H head-end and play-out systems. The end result is a total solution for the broadcast and mobile media industry, which is currently being showcased at CABSAT 2007.

EUROSTAR's stand at CABSAT will feature a live DVB-H set-up including the DVB-H platform from RRD and Quantum’s full range of handheld television dubbed QTM1000 Pocket-TV, previously unveiled at the 3GSM Congress in Barcelona, Spain and its QTM1000-Nav, the world’s first mobile TV portable media player boasting GPS navigation system and Middle East maps. EUROSTAR have also announced that consumers can avail of the '“DVB-H Trial Set-up in 60 Days”, a trial package that will allow an integrated DVB-H solution with reasonable investment.

“We are showcasing in a real environment the first engineered DVB-H system capable of simulcrypting three different conditional access and on customer request the capability of merging with a Nokia solution. We are offering the end-to-end solution regardless of which vendor the customer would select for the content protection or platform,” said Raju T. Jethwani during the press conference. “Our showcase and trial package is testament to the dedication of Quantum, RRD and EUROSTAR to bring digital television to the Middle East and enable consumers to enjoy home theater wherever they go.”

“EUROSTAR and Quantum have had a long lasting business relationship since the early days of digital TV, and we share a vision for a sustainable, responsible and ethical business combined with the sense of respect and loyalty,” said Stefano Martini, CEO of Quantum.

EUROSTAR will also display at its stand E4-1 located in Hall 4 at the DIEC other models of handheld devices led by the QTM100, the precursor of the QTM1000, and its latest range of satellite receivers including the Arabic-enabled version of its Home Media Center, HDTV MPEG4 CI Receiver, DVB-T Automobile Receiver and the High speed USB enabled receiver.

“It is extremely advantageous for RRD to extend to the Middle East with EUROSTAR after the strong and successful partnership already in place with Quantum for the European and U.S.A. Mobile TV emerging markets,” added Franco Ferri, Chief Operating Officer of RRD. “This is the first step for delivering to the Middle East our DVB-H proven networking and platform solutions.”

EUROSTAR ensured its stronghold in the market with a recent posting of AED 500 million in sales revenue for its Cable and Satellite/Projects/Products Division. The satellite leader also announced that recent sales figures of its satellite receivers have crossed the 1 million mark.

“We are delighted to be participating in this year’s CABSAT which has been a powerful platform in the global launching of our products. EUROSTAR is committed to bringing cutting-edge technologies enjoyed by the rest of the world to the Middle East, keeping in mind the distinct needs and demands of the region. With the prestige and credibility of CABSAT, we are able to reach influential decision-makers as well as a large number of our users,” concluded Jethwani.

EUROSTAR is a diversified group with core business interests in Digital Satellite Receiving Systems & Pay TV. The group has ventured into Consumer Electronics, IT Distribution, telecommunications, Real Estate, Central System Projects.  The well-diversified Group has a global network spans over 50 countries worldwide. EUROSTAR has distribution and technical tie-ups with world-renowned corporations including Thomson, Samsung, Sharp, MTI and SCM, to name a few.


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