FTA Communication Technologies

Core business

FTA Communication Technologies SARL is a global leading developer and supplier of satellite broadcast reception and streaming solutions for the worldwide DTH market with expertise in antenna systems, Low Noise Block converters (LNBs), satellite TV distribution, hybrid broadcast/IP reception and multi-screen video streaming solutions. FTA leverages on its strong R&D team that have pioneered many of the industry innovations and standards such as multi-satellite LNBs, Ka+Ku, Unicable (SatCR and dCSS), SAT>IP and hybrid STBs. Marketed under its Inverto brand, FTA’s products are and are reputed for their innovative design and quality. Its unique skills and experience in the entire chain for satellite TV reception and distribution enables it to conceive its products with the intimate understanding of the services they are used for and develop its products with a truly holistic view for the benefit of its customers and users.

Products and services

  • LNBs: A supplier of choice for leading DTH operators across the world; the broadest product range in the industry covering Universal or Unicable (dCSS) solutions for C band, Ku and Ka bands for single or multiple satellite reception
  • Satellite Dish Antennas: A comprehensive range of satellite dishes designed and engineered to meet the strictest performance and durability standards
  • Set-top Boxes: Advanced hybrid designs for retail and operators across Europe for Satellite, Terrestrial, Cable or IPTV/OTT service providers
  • SAT>IP Server/Client devices: The first SES-certified SAT>IP Server in the world
  • Video transcoding and secure streaming solutions for IPTV or cloud-based OTT services as well as for hospitality, homeland security and medical applications
  • Multiswitches: Most optimized and field proven designs of Unicable (dCSS) cascadable switches
  • Accessories and Coax cables; RF splitters, combiners, power inserters and amplifiers for satellite TV distribution

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Technical means

  • Embedded software development
  • High Speed mixed signal PCB design
  • Systems and Hardware Engineering
  • Industrial and CAD design
  • Product industrialisation methodology
  • RF Test lab
  • Technical service lab

Main customers

  • SES, Eutelsat, OSN, Tata Sky, SBB, Multichoice, Polsat

Major space projects

  • Unicable (EN50494/EN50607 aka SatCR and dCSS) LNBs and Multiswitches
  • uHeadend – cost-optimized satellite reception, transcoding and streaming solution for IPTV, OTT and hospitality applications.
  • Feedless LNB

Heritage

  • Duo- Triple- and Quad-satellite reception LNBs (SES)
  • Multi-element LNB (ESA)
  • Welcome (ESA)
  • airScreen – a complete SAT>IP ecosystem (SES)
  • IP LNB (SES)
  • Co-locate Ka/Ku Twin LNB (Eutelsat)
  • Volksbox Web Edition+, a hybrid STB for HD+ SmartTV and RePlay services (HD+)
  • SVC-VCM Satellite Receiver (ESA)

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FTA Communication Technologies

CEO

Eli Bloch

Creation date

1999

Organisation type

SME

Employees

Total: 55
Space: 55

Turnover 2015

Total: €22.6 M

R&D internal investments 2015

€2.2 M

Qualifications, approvals

  • Nagravision CAS
  • Microsoft PlayReady DRM
  • Motorola Securemedia DRM
  • SES SAT>IP Certification
  • CE, UL, FCC, SASO

Address

FTA Communication Technologies S.à r.l.
18 Duchscherstroos
L-6868 Wecker
Luxembourg
Website

Contact

Yannick-Olivier Laperche
Tel: +352 26 43 67 1
Email 

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