Profile: Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc (BDR.A)
11 Feb 2016
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., incorporated on November 17, 1988, is a technology-development and manufacturing company. The Company together with its wholly owned subsidiary, R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC, offers products and services to the cable entertainment and media industry. The Company offers television signal encoding, transcoding, digital transport and broadband product solutions throughout the United States and Canada. The Company's products have been deployed in a list of locations, including lodging and hospitality; multi-dwelling units and apartments; broadcast studios and networks; education universities and schools; healthcare hospitals and fitness centers; government facilities and offices; prisons; airports; sports stadiums and arenas; entertainment venues and casinos; retail stores, and small-medium businesses.
Three categories account for the majority of the Company's revenue: Digital Video Headend products, Analog Video Headend products and HFC Distribution products. The customers of the Company include business entities installing private video and data networks in the environments, cable television operators, telecom or satellite providers, integrators, architects, engineers or the next generation of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) streaming video providers.
Digital Video Headend Products
The Company's Digital Video Headend products are used by a system operator for acquisition, processing, compression, encoding and management of digital video. The Company's Digital Video Headend products include high definition (HD) and SD, MPEG-2 and H.264 encoders, EdgeQAM devices and Satellite Quadrature Phase Shift Key to quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) transcoders.
Analog Video Headend Products
The Analog Video Headend products are used by a system operator for signal acquisition, processing and manipulation to create an analog channel lineup for further transmission. Among the products offered by the Company in the Analog Video Headend products category are pre-fabricated head ends to accommodate legacy analog TV systems, modulators, demodulators and processors.
HFC Distribution Products
The HFC Distribution products are used to transport signals from the head end to their ultimate destination in a home, apartment unit, hotel room, office or other terminal location along a fiber optic, coax or HFC distribution network. Among the products offered by the Company in HFC Distribution products category are broadband amplifiers, directional taps, splitters and wall outlets for coax distribution and fiber optic transmitters, receivers (nodes) and couplers.
The Company's other products include: Test instruments, which are used for measuring both digital and analog CATV and broadcast TV signals, as well as capture, analyze and generate MPEG ASI transport streams; Reception products, which allows for receiving off-air broadcast television and satellite transmissions prior to head end processing; Technical Services, which includes hands-on training, system design engineering, on-site field support and complete system verification testing, and Miscellaneous products and services, for filling customers' needs for satellite distribution, repair and parts. It also provides Contract Manufacturing Services, providing manufacturing, research and development and product support services for other companies' products.
Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc
1 Jake Brown Rd
PO Box 1000
OLD BRIDGE NJ 08857-1000