SIDSA Enables Live DVB-H Mobile TV Coverage of CSTB Show in Moscow

SIDSA will be the only company to bring live DVB-H Mobile TV signals to one of the most important trade shows in Russia, the CSTB, that will take place in Moscow, 4th to 7th February. SIDSA will use transmitters from its partner MIER Communications and will showcase the services in Samsung mobile TV phones. SIDSA has a strong presence in Russia, with a commercial office in Moscow, and providing the technology to one of the first DVB-H pre-commercial networks worldwide in the city of Yekaterinburg.

“We expect for 2008 a lot of movement in the Russian market regarding Mobile TV,” said Mr. García de Paredes, SIDSA’s European Sales Manager, “our headend solution is the most compact and cost-effective in the market ring and probably the most interoperable and well proven, this is placing us in an excellent position to compete for new deployments.”

SIDSA is taking advantage of its know-how and the strong partnerships with leading companies to provide its customers with complete Mobile TV solutions: user management, headend, service protection and purchase, network planning, network management and monitoring, transmitters, gap fillers and recently, the new micro-gap fillers for indoor usage.

The company will also show its solutions for Digital Terrestrial TV: H264.AVC Headend, Interactive Services and the KeyFly 2.0 CAS, the most secure and cost-effective Conditional Access system for open horizontal markets such as the DTT case.

SIDSA will also be exhibiting at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress 2008 (in Hall 2, booth J41, and Spanish Pavillion, 2º Floor, stand CY14) that will take place in Barcelona from February 11th.

SIDSA is an audiovisual technology provider with activity areas in semiconductors, conditional access, digital headends and overall project management. SIDSA headquarters are in Madrid (Spain), but currently has offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow and San Francisco. In 2006 SIDSA received an investment from the Spanish private equity and venture capital groups: Inova Capital and Baring Group, which has speeded up its international expansion and growth. SIDSA’s digital TV headend portfolio includes contribution and distribution network solutions, broadcast-to-IPTV EtherTV gateways and terrestrial and mobile digital TV platforms, POLARplus, where the company has developed the most compact but fully featured headend product line in the market place. SIDSA complements the headend line with KeyFly 2.0, a smartcard-less conditional access system, specifically designed to offer the maximum level of security and flexibility in horizontal pay-TV markets, such as DTT. SIDSA also offers ultra-secure, state-of-the-art CAMs (conditional access modules) for third party smartcard-based CA. Within the semiconductors portfolio, SIDSA is introducing Enter e1, its new cutting edge DVB-H demodulator and application processor chipset, which is commercialized as different reference designs (hardware and software) targeted at mobile devices, consumer electronics, professional reception and micro gap-fillers markets. SIDSA also offers Intellectual Property for DVB-H and DVB-SH demodulators to the semiconductor industry. SIDSA’s key differentiation is the valuable know-how of understanding complete end-to-end Digital TV Systems. This fact allows the company to produce valuable products that perfectly fit the necessities of the operators and also help to provide more advanced overall project management services.