An official release informs that Scopus’ digital broadcast platforms
are being used to expand the existing nationwide terrestrial transmission
system and will be used throughout the country for the re-distribution
of TV signals from digital to analogue.
During the first half of the year, Scopus will supply over 1,000
professional Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRD-2800) to Doordarshan
for operation at hundreds of reception sites throughout the country.
Doordarshan’s first order with Scopus and its strategic partner
in India, Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), a major manufacturer of
professional and strategic electronic equipment under the Indian
ministry of defence production, was in March 2002. Scopus and BEL
are again working together to supply and integrate this new contract
for Scopus’ professional IRDs.
The release states that Scopus’ digital platforms include special
features to meet Doordarshan’s technical specifications. These include
the integration of audio/video monitoring at the front panel and
multiple satellite reception inputs. Doordarshan’s new platforms
will be used for redistribution of television programmes on the
nationwide terrestrial transmission network.
Scopus' sales director Arie Vered was quoted as saying, "Doordarshan’s
second contract with Scopus represents a milestone in our growth
and shows that our strategic focus on India is correct. Scopus is
proud that meeting their specific technical needs as well as their
stringent delivery schedule was what set us apart from the competition.
We are moving forward with our plans in India to provide top quality,
The release informs that Scopus Network Technologies provides MPEG-2
and DVB video distribution architecture that enable professional
broadcasters to make a quick and smooth transition to the digital
age. Based on over 20 years of extensive research and expertise
in digital compression algorithm development, Scopus’ solutions
provide superior flexibility at the highest quality and cost-performance.