Profile: Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc (BDR.A)
9 Dec 2016
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (Blonder Tongue), incorporated on November 17, 1988, along with its subsidiary, R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC (RLD), is a technology-development and manufacturing company. The Company delivers a range of products and services to the cable entertainment and media industry. Its products are deployed in a list of locations, including lodging/hospitality, multi-dwelling units/apartments, broadcast studios/networks, universities/schools, healthcare/hospitals, fitness centers, government facilities/offices, prisons, airports, sports stadiums/arenas, entertainment venues/casinos, retail stores and small-medium businesses. The customers it serves include business entities installing private video and data networks, which include cable television operators, telco or satellite providers, integrators, architects, engineers or the next generation of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) streaming video providers. Blonder Tongue's products are divided into three categories: Digital Video Headend, Analog Video Headend and Hybrid-Fiber Coax (HFC) Distribution.
Digital Video Headend Products
The Company's Digital Video Headend products (including encoders) are used by a system operator for acquisition, processing, compression, encoding and management of digital video. The headend is the center of a digital television system. The Company offers a line of high definition (HD) and secure digital (SD), The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)-2 and MPEG-4/H.264 encoders. Other lines of digital products provided by Blonder Tongue and RLD include EdgeQAM devices and satellite quadrature phase shift Key (QPSK) to quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) transcoders. It also provides digital QAM multiplexers, which take multiple inputs and deliver a single multiplexed QAM output. Its ATSC/QAM-IP Transcoder series of products (AQT8) allow the user to create a customized line up from off-air and/or cable feeds for coax IP distribution.
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 this category are pre-fabricated headends to accommodate legacy analog television systems, modulators, demodulators and processors.
HFC Distribution Products
The HFC Distribution products are used to transport signals from the headend to their 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 this category are broadband amplifiers, directional taps, splitters and wall outlets for coax distribution and fiber optic transmitters, receivers (nodes) and couplers. In cable television systems, the HFC distribution products are either mounted on exterior utility poles or encased in pedestals, vaults or other security devices.
The Company's other products include Test instruments, which are used for measuring both digital and analog cable television (CATV) and broadcast television signals, as well as capture, analyze and generate MPEG Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) transport streams; Contract Manufacturing Services, which provides manufacturing, research and development and product support services for other companies' products; Reception products, which are used for receiving off-air broadcast television and satellite transmissions prior to head end processing, and Technical Services, which include hands-on training, system design engineering, on-site field support and system verification testing. It also offers miscellaneous products and services, which is for filling customers' needs for satellite distribution, repair and parts.
Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc
1 Jake Brown Rd
PO Box 1000
OLD BRIDGE NJ 08857-1000