Thomson To Receive Second Technical Emmy® Award For Test & Measurement Technology

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is among the winners of the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for Science, Engineering & Technology for Television, organized during CES by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)..

Marking the 20th Emmy Award that Thomson has received, the 59th Technology Emmy Awards will be presented tonight at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Thomson‘s technology, including its Granite MPEG Monitoring equipment, has been awarded an Emmy Award in the category of “Monitoring for Compliance Standards for ATSC & DVB Transport Streams.” This year‘s Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were among the most competitive ever, with a 75 percent increase in the number of entries.

This Emmy Award results from the on-going success of the Granite MPEG Monitoring range of equipment and continued R&D effort to support forthcoming standards and formats such as H.264 and transport over IP. This is the second Technology Emmy for Thomson‘s test and measurement products, the other being for its real-time MPEG Analyzer, which was awarded in 1999.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: Science, Engineering & Technology for Broadcast Television, which includes broadcast, cable, and satellite distribution, and secondly, Science, Engineering and Technology for Broadband and Personal Television, encompassing interactive television, gaming technology, as well as the Internet, cell phones, private networks, and personal media players.

“We‘re honored that Thomson has once again been recognized for all the hard work and dedication that our engineering teams devote to developing technologies, products, and systems that our customers need to be successful,” said Jacques Dunogué, Senior Executive Vice President of the Systems Division within Thomson.

With a proven track record in broadcast, now including 20 Emmy and multiple industry awards, Thomson offers a robust product portfolio that touches more high-quality content than any other; product and systems expertise that has yielded hundreds of patents and a number of industry standards; and worldwide software engineering expertise and customer support teams that are second to none.