Audemat Group Buys Nortek, Targets TV Over Mobile Phones

Audemat Group, a maker of RF monitoring equipment based in France, is moving further into digital TV with the purchase of Nortek a French company that makes pro TV gear including receivers and demodulators for broadcast, measurement and control of analog and digital TV.

"TV on mobile phones won't wait for us," stated Audemat CEO Bruno Rost.

Dominique Poissonnier and Jean-Luc Guiraud, former Nortek managing directors, become part of the Audemat board.

Also, Audemat group is opening an office in Beijing.

The Chinese office will be headed by Xuan Luo; the company said she will offer sales assistance to existing clients, distributors and integrators of Audemat products. Company officials believe the move also will help it get a better handle on Chinese technical requirements for new technologies for digital TV.

"Soon Audemat brochures, Web site, software will be available in Chinese," the company said. "Technical support and sales logistics will continue from France with the language assistance of Mrs. Xuan Luo."

The company plans to hire a local technician for support and assistance.

Its local dealer network remains in place.

(Radio World)