Harris Corporation Helps Bring HD Radio Broadcasting to Thailand
Corporation announced that Fatima Broadcasting International of Thailand has
begun multicasting using Harris HD Radio transmitters — becoming one of the
first HD Radio broadcast services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Fatima Broadcasting International won the rights to a broadcast over a
country-wide sub-carrier service for 85 FM stations from the Public Relations
Department of Thailand’s government. The broadcaster opted to use the in-band,
on channel (IBOC) implementation of the HD Radio™ broadcasting standard to
broadcast supplementary services alongside the main channel program service —
known as multicasting in the HD Radio™ standard.
now broadcasts the secondary program services alongside the government’s main
channel FM programming.
delivered two HD Radio transmitters to Loxley, a Harris representative in
more than 25 years. Loxley handled installation, technical training and
post-sales service for the two-region project. The company installed a Z8HD+
transmitter to service the
region and a ZX2000 transmitter for the Chaingmai area.
Harris transmitter installations have allowed us to launch a reliable HD Radio™
service in two distinct regions of Thailand, offering a superior technical
platform with plenty of bandwidth to take advantage of the multicast
capabilities in the HD Radio™ standard,” said Sangchai Apichatthanapath,
Ph.D, president and CEO of Fatima Broadcasting International Co., Ltd.
“The reliability of the transmitters, along with excellent audio quality,
offers obvious benefits over the older FM sub-carrier service.”