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Thomson Lands Comcast Deal for D-A Adapters

Thomson has made a deal with Comcast to supply the cable giant with digital-to-analog (DTA) adapters. Financial and specific product details were not released.

The DTA adapter is a one-way device that allows cable operators to deliver digital-quality video and audio to its customers who have analog equipment. Cable providers must continue to provide analog and standard-definition signals to their customers following the digital transition on Feb. 17, 2009, and the adapter will allow them to do so.

“Thomson is pleased to enter the U.S. cable video market and expand our relationship with Comcast by becoming a supplier of DTA adapters,” said Frederic Kurkjian, vice president video premises systems for Thomson’s systems division. “The experience on this project will be invaluable for us as the world prepares to follow suit and migrate from analog to digital.”