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Indosiar orders six Thomson Inductive Output Tubes
Thomson Broadcast has announced that Indosiar, one of Indonesia's leading broadcasters, has ordered six of its Inductive Output Tube (IOT) high-power transmission systems for its national television network. These replace Indosiar's existing Thomson transmitters after 17 years of continuous operation, and will be deployed in Bandung, Makassar, Denpasar, Medan, Semarang and Yogyakarta during 2011 and 2012.
Established in 1994, Jakarta-based Indosiar is available as a free-to-air or subscription channel throughout Malaysia and in other Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
Thomson is supplying traditional IOT amplifiers based on the DCX Millennium series. The 80kW transmitters for Indosiar will operate in common mode analog PAL B/G using Thomson's Siriana analog exciters with digital signal processing (DSP). The Thomson Siriana DSP automatically computes the RF signal correction necessary for the transmitter system.