Hitachi Comark and Enensys Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership for ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 solutions integrates Enensys Technologies and products into Comark TV transmission systems.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has signed a partnership agreement with Enensys for ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 technology and products.

Enensys Technologies was founded in 2004. The company designs and manufactures innovative professional hardware and software solutions enabling efficient video delivery over broadcast and telecoms networks.

The Broadcast Networks division of Enensys Networks develops equipment for digital Terrestrial TV, Targeted Content Insertion and Switches and IP Transport. Products are designed for us in the distribution network between encoding/multiplexing and transmission, facilitating signal distribution over a wide variety of networks. Focused on innovation, the company has acquired 22 patents to protect its intellectual property.

Comark will focus on the North American broadcast DTV market for ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 solutions. Comark has unprecedented market experience in MPEG encoding systems and designs. Comark Digital Services (CDS) was originally formed back in 1997 during the transition from analog to DTV, delivering a multitude of solutions to DTV customers.Earlier this year CDS was re-launched to assist customers with navigating the FCC repack and migrating to ATSC 3.0.CDS currently operates a full laboratory for equipment testing, integration, and customer demonstrations.

CDS provides market-leading solutions with the best-of-breed technology and system expertise to help customers jump into the exciting possibilities offered by ATSC 3.0.ENENSYS products are key components of these solutions. CDS is one of the largest ATSC 3.0 system integrator in the US, having previously demonstrated an end-to-end ATSC 3.0 solution at NAB2018.CDS has also delivered systems to key ATSC 3.0 trials in the US, all of which included Enensys products.

“This agreement formalizes a long-standing relationship between Enensys and Comark. Enensys complements our current product portfolio with key technologies for both ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 systems,” says Dick Fiore, President and CEO of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark. “The Enensys IP Guard, ATSCscheduler, and ATSCaster products provide our customers with a future-proof upgrade path for Next Gen Broadcast Television deployments.”

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