Harris Delivers Digital Transmitters to VDL

First sale of DAB/DMB transmitters in France
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Equipment manufacturer Harris announced the sale of nine DMB 670 T-DMB/DAB digital transmitters to French equipment maker VDL.

VDL, a maker of head-end equipment and a digital broadcaster, tested the Harris transmitters to make sure they worked with VDL’s network equipment. The transmitters are expected to be part of new digital radio broadcast operations in Paris and Nice.

Harris Broadcast Communications Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa operations Richard Scott said, “This is the first sale of our DAB/DMB transmitters in France, and we are pleased to have been chosen to support VDL during such a challenging and exciting time for digital radio in the country.”

VDL does not own radio stations but rather provides digital radio broadcast transmission services for station clients.


Delivering Signals to the DAB Transmitter

In early 1999, CHUM radio was granted DAB licenses for its two stations, CFUN(AM) and CHQM(FM), in Vancouver. The two signals had to be delivered from the studios in Vancouver to the CBC transmitter site on Mount Seymour in North Vancouver.