Thursday, September 28, 2006

Digital Vendors | SkyCross Expands T-DMB, DVB-H, S-DMB Products

Digital Broadcasters Vendor News has learned that Florida - based, SkyCross, is expanding its mobile video antenna product family for digital terrestrial networks including T-DMB and Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H) and provides continuing support of the expanding rollout of Satellite - Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB)particularly in South Korea.

SkyCross looks to participate in the introduction of T-DMB and DVB-H in the Peoples Republic of China.

This product expansion comes on the heels of a recent mobile video collaboration with 'Intel' to further develop mobile video applications together with selected voice and data initiatives.

So what is in the extended product line?

SkyCross says it includes external, retractable, detachable, as well as internal, terrestrial antenna designs. In addition to these stand- alone mobile video antennas, SkyCross also offers multi-mode internal antennas that couple CDMA and/or GSM with mobile video capabilities.

The mobile video terrestrial frequency bands operate as low as 180 MHz on some networks. This is considerably lower than voice standards, which start at the 850 MHz band. The low frequency specifications for terrestrial mobile video physically demand a larger antenna.

SkyCross says it is able to engineer these antennas smaller than the competition with equivalent performance and has developed fully embedded solutions even at the lowest frequency bands.

The SkyCross product family extension supports the mobile video standards in a variety of applications including handsets, PC cards, notebook computers, and UMCPs (Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers).

SkyCross is flexible in the engineering of its antennas, accommodating the allotted space and other components in these various devices. The results are high quality antennas that meet the demands of manufacturers and enable excellent reception of the digital broadcast video signals. These are two important factors in the continued growth and market acceptance of this emerging market.

Dr. Chris Morton, CEO of SkyCross said his company continues to exhibit technology leadership in the mobile video arena with all relevant next - generation technology, network architectures and devices with antennas that offer superior performance in the smallest possible size.

Digital vendor, SkyCross is a leading developer and manufacturer of next-generation RF and antenna technology for mobile and fixed wireless telecommunications and mobile computing markets - all in the digital environment - [Digital Broadcasters Vendor News Asia].

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