The company has just completed development of a 50W version of Spot, the low-power transmitter it first launched as a 3W model at IBC last year. The advantage of the Spot transmitter over its analogue counterparts is that while analogue repeaters simply boost an existing signal, Spot can correct errors in the signal, leading to an improved picture.
As well as improving the coverage of DTT by filling the gaps between larger, higher-power transmitters, low-power transmitters can also be used for pilot networks and evaluation. They are also suitable for temporary broadcasts such as special cultural or sporting events.
Spot can also be connected to a local remultiplexer, which then enables the insertion of local programming.