Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, has licensed its FLO™ modulator software to ProTelevision Technologies (ProTV). The agreement allows ProTV to develop and sell FLO-compliant modulators, providing greater choice in FLO transmitters and test equipment available to the mobile broadcast industry. The FLO modulators are expected to work with any transmitters (low, medium and high power) and will be available in three form factors: a PCB EuroCard and two chassis versions, with and without front controls.
“This agreement accelerates the global expansion of MediaFLO™ technology and increases the number of network infrastructure solutions available to the mobile TV community,” said Neville Meijers, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies. “By licensing our technology to ProTV and other FLO Forum members, we demonstrate our commitment to providing an open mobile broadcast platform that offers choice and flexibility.”
“ProTV (formerly Philips TV Test Equipment) has more than four decades of broadcast network experience across numerous customers and countries,” said Anders Kjempff, director of sales and marketing at ProTelevison. “Combining this domain expertise with a superior mobile broadcast technology such as MediaFLO will provide transmitter and test equipment companies the highest quality products for their mobile TV infrastructure decisions.”
ProTV will demonstrate its FLO modulators for the first time at NAB 2009, April 20-23, at booth #C2322. Qualcomm will also demonstrate the latest capabilities of its MediaFLO broadcast mobile TV platform and value-added services, including interactive applications, at booth # C2146.
MediaFLO is a broadcast mobile TV platform for the delivery of high-quality entertainment and information, including streaming video and audio, clipcasting media, IP datacasting and interactive services. MediaFLO is an open, globally recognized technology standardized by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and recommended by ITU-R for the broadcasting of multimedia and data applications. Invented for mobility, MediaFLO is designed to increase capacity and coverage, as well as reduce costs for multimedia content delivery to mobile devices. More information about MediaFLO is available at www.mediaflo.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design, implement and expand the market for MediaFLO technology, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 2008, and most recent Form 10-Q.