Thomson Broadcast has announced that Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. recently placed an order for its shortwave transmitters for the international broadcasting service of Japan.
According to the release, four 300 kW Thomson TSW 2300D transmitters will be installed at the Yamata transmission facility, with the first coming online in March 2013.
Project integrator HiKE will install the new TSW 2300D transmitters at the Yamata transmitting station, replacing existing transmitters. During the project evaluation phase, Thomson Broadcast worked with HiKE and Yamata station operators to meet the challenging specification, with its exacting service and maintenance targets.
“Thomson Broadcast transmitters were chosen for this important update of the Yamata station because of their energy efficiency and reliability, as well as the flexible approach the company took to meet the customer’s requirements,” said Satoru Nakamura, general manager of Hitachi Kokusai Electric.
The Thomson TSW line of transmitters, which features interfaces for remote and automated operation, extends from 50 kW to 500 kW. The line also supports digital transmission with DRM.