The new processing system from Kathrein

The new processing system from Kathrein





Antennen · Electronic

The lightning bolt from Rosenheim

Editorial about Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein

Personally liable partner of KATHREIN-Werke KG

Majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of GRUNDIG AG

Chairman of the federal state office of Bavaria of the ZVEI e.V.

central association of electrical engineering and electronics industry

Vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK)

for Munich and Upper Bavaria

Vice president of the Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V.,

the Bavarian business association

“Wherever the energetic Bavarian appears, it strikes,” noted the Financial

Times Germany on April 29, 2002 in a portrait about Prof. Dr. Anton

Kathrein. This is correct. Exactly 30 years after becoming managing

partner and company owner of the KATHREIN-Werke KG, this is just as

accurate as it was three decades ago. All this time, Prof. Dr. Anton

Kathrein has lead the fate of our KG and meanwhile our group, which

now consists of 51 companies, as personally liable, managing partner

with his personal, successful style of leadership.

The path of success can be seen. In 1972, Kathrein obtained a turnover

of 53 million DM with 1,250 employees.The year 2001 ended with a

turnover of 1.32 billion DM and 3,850 employees.


We hope, that our boss continues to lead us to success.

"Quality leads the way!" With this traditional principle, we will also

overcome the next years as the oldest and worldwide largest antenna

manufacturer under his leadership!

Thank you Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein for the first 30 years of

entrepreneurial high-performance.

Dir. Alois Trepesch

An approachable entrepreneur:

Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein surrounded by director Alois Trepesch (2nd from left)

and the former directors (from left) Dr. Max Lohr, Walter Thurl

and Dr. Hans Eisenmann.

“Quality leads the way” – The Kathrein group of companies also

consistently lives up to this principle internationally in the quality and

environmental management.

The technical surveillance association of Bavaria is currently engaged

in testing twelve companies, which have been joined together in the

so-called certification matrix, according to the quality

standard ISO 9001 and the environmental standard ISO 14001.

The KATHREIN-Werke KG in Rosenheim has already successfully

fulfilled these standards.

This should show our customers and business partners the international

presence of Kathrein with one uniform standard in the area

of quality and environmental management. Naturally, the saving

potentials should be used up and the resulting synergy effect should

be taken advantage of. Through this, a great importance is attached

to the group image.

Hermann Zimmerman, member of the expanded Kathrein management

and quality and environmental representative, pointed out the

meaning of this action at an international conference of quality and

environmental representatives from the Kathrein group in Rosenheim.

Participants from seven European countries, North and South America

and Asia were present at this conference.

All of the 12 companies will undergo the certification by the second

part of this year.

These companies include:

● KATHREIN-Austria ● KATHREIN Mobilcom Nördlingen

● KATHREIN-Burgstädt ● KATHREIN Technology

(Shenzen) Co. Ltd. (China)

● KATHREIN France ● KATHREIN Inc. Scala Division (USA)

● KATEK and ESC in Grassau ● SIRA (Italy)

● KATHREIN Mobilcom Brasil ● Olimpus Ltd. (Brasil)

Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein has been confirmed at the general meeting

in Berlin in the committee of the central association of electrical

engineering and electrical industry (ZVEI), in which he was elected

for the first time in 1998. The ZVEI supports the economic-,

technology-, environment- and company-political interests of the

electrical engineering and electrical industry with a turnover of

160 billion Euro and 850,000 employees nation-wide as the most

important association of the electrical industry in Germany.

The region of Bavaria alone, whose chairman is Prof. Dr. Kathrein,

has 217,000 employees and represents a turnover of

50.9 billion Euro (2001).

The ZVEI committee consists of ten members out of the 28 members

of the ZVEI board. The president is Dietmar Harting, personally liable

managing partner of the Harting KGaA.

TÜV certifies twelve companies

worldwide according to uniform standard

Quality and environmental representatives from 12 international companies

from the Kathrein group met in Rosenheim to exchange ideas.

Prof. Dr. Kathrein is

elected again to the ZVEI committee


Logisticians from various Bavarian companies met during a conference

at the KATHREIN-Werke KG in Rosenheim. The “BayTech,” a company

division from the Bavarian Innovative GmbH, which was initiated by

the Bavarian minister of trade and commerce, invited these Bavarian

companies with the goal to further promote and reinforce the cooperation

between the colleges and academic institutes.

In the framework of a company presentation, Dr. Rüdiger Troschke,

director of logistics at Kathrein, pointed out the necessity of continually

optimising the logistic chain by using the mobile communication base

station antennas as an example. Products with high innovation rates

and life cycles of sometimes less than two years, as well as increasing

demands of the market call for optimal developments and innovative

solutions. Here, the unique project management and also the mass

production in the series demand broadband technological and logistical


The production of satellite receivers at Katek GmbH in Grassau shows

that this logistical measure also pays off economically. Here, the turn

around times are assessed according to costs – for years, the cause of

In the framework of a small ceremony, Kathrein was able to hand

over the 100,000th network termination unit to the Dutch cable

network operator, Casema.These products from the successful EVK

100-series from Kathrein serve as separation between the cable television

network and the in-house coaxial or data network.

Modern cable television networks with bi-directional multimedia

services place high demands on the in-house cabling. High frequency

interference must be reliably kept out, in order to ensure the best

possible function security and reliability of multimedia services,

such as internet access or telephony.

These Kathrein termination units are installed for customers, who use

fast internet services, to guarantee a perfect and reliable function of

the diverse services.The extension of networks for multimedia

services is forced at high speed due to the high customer demands.


BayTech conference at Kathrein

reasonable production costs in comparison to our competitors in the

Far East. Kathrein and Katek invest approximately ten percent of

their annual turnover in research and development.

New Sat catalogue has been published

The new Kathrein catalogue „Satellite and terrestrial antenna

products and systems 2002“ has been published in spring under

the motto „Kathrein – innovative, dynamic, international.“

The catalogue contains thorough information about technical and

high-quality products and systems relating to satellite reception.

The 192 pages consist of well-known and reliable Kathrein units,

along with many new products. The entire Sat product array is

attractively presented and explained. The catalogue is available on

request from all Kathrein sales offices. An electrical version on

CD-ROM as well as printed issues in German and French are

available for all customers and prospective customers. For more

information, refer to the internet under „“

Kathrein hands over the 100,000th network termination unit

In the photo from left: Kathrein product director, Sepp-Dieter

Heitmair, at the certification ceremony with Hans van Rangelrooji

from Siemens Netherlands, the Kathrein representative in the

Netherlands, and Rob Kanters from Casema.

At the beginning of the year, Kathrein was able to successfully carry

out a contract for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for the

nation-wide extension of the Nigerian television network.

The volume of the contract included the delivery of 23 Band III

and 68 UHF antenna systems, which were completely pre-mounted

in plant IV in Rosenheim. The transmitter power of each station

is 10/ 1.0 kW according to the NTA.

They were packed in specially made transport boxes for shipment;

68 UHF transmitting antennas were distributed in nine sea freight


The UFO ® plus headend in

Gateway Shopping Theatre in

Umhlanga Rocks

Large contract carried out in Nigeria

The UHF antenna systems

were mounted on specially

made racks for secure transportation

to Lagos.

New activities in South Africa

Kathrein has been active in South Africa for over 30 years.

While the core business concentrated on the sales of products for

cable and satellite systems for exclusive apartments and offices, an

active, bi-directional system for the distribution of RF and data

signals could be set up this year for the first time in the shopping

centre,“Getaway Shopping Theatre,” in Umhlanga Rocks near


The system, which is fully equipped with Kathrein technology and

products, supplies more than 400 businesses, several theatres,

21 cinemas as well as numerous restaurants.

The core of the system forms a UFO ® Plus headend, which processes

and distributes digital, analogue and also terrestrial satellite

programmes, information and programmes. A CMTS headend

provides for the bi-directional data transmission via a long RF

distribution network, which is equipped with Kathrein trunk and line

amplifiers (VOS 135 with WFS 165 and VGR 122) as well as the

modem sockets ESM 30.

This synergy from IT and RF technology allows 24 hour high speed

access to the Internet, E-commerce as well as LAN, WAN and VPN

connection and fulfils all the requirements of a modern shopping



Cabletime’s innovative TV distribution system, MediaStar, is at the

heart of an unique AV ‘experience’ within ‘The Designer Outlet

@ The Lowry’ shopping centre in Manchester. This new MediaStar

installation at The Lowry is the first of its kind for Cabletime, as its

technology is being used to make shopping more enjoyable for

people of all ages.

AV systems integrator, Saville Audio Visual, supplied and installed

a network of plasma monitors and holographic screen displays in the

public areas, and a sixteen-monitor videowall alongside the Food

Court, introducing movement, colour and sound as an integral and

exciting part of the new shopping experience.

The MediaStar system links the displays, enabling the AV content to

be networked across the centre simultaneously. The channels include

MTV, Kids TV and news channels, as well as internal commercials

promoting events and offers within the mall itself. There is also

a feed from the adjacent Warner Bros. Cinema showing upcoming

film trailers.


MediaStar makes shopping

come alive in Manchester

MediaStar's video hub technology has the capability to offer a vast

and flexible delivery of video and digital media. The Lowry installation

is networked across existing CAT5-enhanced structured cabling.

The centrally located video source equipment and control system is

housed in a single rack unit, including dual DVD, video and MPEG

players plus terrestrial and satellite TV inputs with easily-operated

access and programming for the network's display devices.These

feeds are processed and combined by

a Kathrein UFO ® plus headend, presenting

the MediaStar system with a

single RF feed.The modular nature of

both the Kathrein and MediaStar products

allow for greater system

flexibility and future expansion by

utilising additional hot-swappable

modulators and user cards.

The system is also being used to

draw shoppers to specific locations.

For example, Marks & Spencer is

located at the end of a corridor and

could be easily missed. A monitor has

been placed outside the store to

attract shoppers with the sounds and

colours of the Fashion channel.

Nick Bradford, Managing Director at

Cabletime, added: “This is an unusual

and imaginative installation, and

an excellent use of MediaStar to

distribute a variety of programme

sources to different screens. We hope

that other shopping malls will be

encouraged to adopt the idea, once

they have seen how successfully it

works at The Lowry.”

Russian institutes inspect quality assurance in Rosenheim

“Our quality assurance system and our environment management

system cover all areas of the company and have been successfully

certified by TÜV-Bavaria according to the international standards,”

Kathrein products

are successfully certified

emphasised Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein in front of a Russian delegation,

which understood these high claims at the antenna manufacturer in

Rosenheim.“In order to be able to sell our products in Russia,”

explained Arthur Kotzenbauer from the product area of mobile communication

antennas,“a control of our antennas and filters as well as

production factories and our quality assurance is required each year.”

This time, two Russian institutes took on the responsibilities:

Dr. Romanov from Soniir Samara Institute for the area of broadcast

antennas, Dr. Nosov from Soniir Samara Institute for the general

quality assurance and Dr. Abline from GSPI Institute for the area of

mobile communication antennas. The inspectors were accompanied

by Dr. Alehin and Ms. Elistratova from the Kathrein representative,

RC&C Ltd. in Moscow. The result: after a two-day certification, the

required documents for exporting Kathrein products to Russia were

newly signed by both sides.

Our picture shows (from left) Arthur Kotzenbauer, Kathrein director,

Alois Trepesch, and Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein together with the Russian


Kathrein develops a large-scale project for state-owned Indian television

The antenna specialist in Rosenheim, Kathrein, was able to recently

make a large-scale order for the delivery of 13 television broadcasting

systems for the state-owned Indian television company,


R.K. Dhar from Doordarshan, together with Jayant Nadkarni from the

Kathrein subsidiary company, KATHREIN-India Pvt. Ltd., will work

out the last details for the outstanding construction and commissioning

of the system with the engineers from Rosenheim during a visit.

Kathrein delivered the first transmitting system to India 25 years ago,

which is still in operation today. Because of the exceptional quality

and durability of his products, the company’s managing owner,

Prof. Dr. Kathrein, could accept an order for nine TV broadcasting

antennas, which are planned for digital television in India in the

framework of a pilot project.

Kathrein proudly stated, „The trust of the Indian television company

shows, that we are on the right path and true to our motto,“Quality

leads the way” in the expansive Asian markets. We must also thank

the excellent advising and service efforts of our Indian subsidiary

company, which has definitely contributed to this success.“

Light is shed on television broadcasting in Gsiesertal/Southern Tyrol

Over 15 years, the citizens of St. Martin in Gsies, a valley of the

Pustertales, fought for their right for broadcasting information, in

particular for the reception of German-speaking programmes. All of

the previous attempts by the Italian broadcasting authorities turned

out to be failures. The local authorities took the problem into their

own hands until the end of last year and ordered a feasibility study

from the Selectra AG, the leading electrical wholesaler and specialists

in Southern Tyrol for antenna technology. With direct support from

experts from the KATHREIN-Werke, a satellite head station was finally

In the picture from left to right: Wolfgang Niedhammer (engineer,

project manager), Mr. Jayant Nadkarni (Kathrein-India Pvt. Ltd.),

Mr. R.K. Dhar (Doordarshan India), Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein,

Christian Sautter (engineer, project manager)

planned. Within only one month, the entire system along with the

digging work was installed and put into operation.

The problem was technically solved by setting up two Kathrein

parabolic antennas, each with the a diameter of 1.20 m, – one

aligned to Astra and the other to Eutelsat.The signals are processed

in a UFO ® plus head station and fed into a three kilometre long cable

network, which was specially laid for this purpose. Eighty households,

which means approximately 250 people, are connected to this

network and can receive 18 more TV programmes.


In the framework of a delegation trip through Bavaria, Dino

Malacopol, Romanian permanent secretary in the ministry for

communication and information technology, and Mihaela Simion,

economic secretary of the Romanian embassy in Bonn, received

informations about a fully equipped testing van for transmitting

antennas as well as the position definition in mobile communications

from managing owner, Prof. Dr. Kathrein.

Measuring instruments for diagram measurements belong to the

technical equipment „made in Rosenheim,“ and digital roadmaps,

a directional display per compass as well as a rotating 10 meter mast

on the vehicle and an extendable 30 meter mast on the respective

trailer belong to the GPS-position definition.

The vehicle is used for setting up the nationwide telecommunication

infrastructure by the Romanian Kathrein subsidiary company at

KATHREIN Romania in Timisoara.

In the picture (from left): Kathrein international representative,

Rudolf Körtvelyessy, Kathrein product manager in the automotive

field, Christian Olfs, Prof. Dr. Anton Kathrein, economist Mihaela

Simion and permanent secretary Dino Malacopol.

This year’s „Communic and Broadcast Asia 2002“ evolved around

new technologies. Kathrein could not complain about a lack of

interest at the largest and most important international specialist

exhibition for broadcasting, television and mobile communications

in Asia.

Despite the tense situation in economical developments, many

well-known broadcasting stations are continuously looking for

solutions to help them remain competitive. The introduction of new

UMTS systems, which have already been put into operation in Japan


Testing van

for Romania is presented

Kathrein is successful in Singapore

with NTT Documo and in Korea with KTF, has a particularly

favourable effect due to low energy consumption of the transmitting


Modern generations of cell phones with transmission of animated

pictures (MMS) and integrated cameras already receive a lot of

attention in Asia. Here, the Soccer World Cup shows a lasting effect.

Interesting projects for the engineers and technicians in Malaysia,

Indonesia and India were initiated at the exhibition in Singapore.

Kathrein was able to already market 80,000 antennas as provider of

the largest UMTS antenna product array. A further technical novelty

is the high transmission rate of data in the UMTS network.

This application will also be introduced in Germany and Europe

with great success and allow true mobility for the internet and the

e-mail service. Along with many other visitors, the chargé d’affaires

of the Germany embassy in Singapore, Hasso Buchrucker (left),

also visited the Kathrein exhibition stand.

„Our successes thus far are great prerequisites for the upcoming

tasks, which we must use, not only to maintain our position in the

markets but to also significantly strengthen it,“ emphasised Prof.

Anton Kathrein in the framework of an international representative

conference of the Kathrein group of companies in Rosenheim.

Representatives from over 50 companies, 33 countries and all

continents arrived at the parent company.

The goal is to obtain 50 percent of the world market share in

the area of mobile communication antennas

„Leading market research institutes currently give us a world market

share of 40% in the field of mobile communication base station

antennas, and we believe, we must succeed to increase this share to

50%,“ predicted the company owner. The main prerequisites have

been made by appropriate investments, suitable global strategies and

worldwide production capacities, which are quickly produced.

Despite the heavy price pressure in the international competition,

Kathrein is also successful with dropping prices, because the high

quality standard of Kathrein products, the technical “know-how” of

our employees and the personal contact with the customers are very

important for being awarded a contract. This also applies to the area

180 UMTS antennas used in the Korean soccer stadium

International representative

conference at Kathrein

of professional transmitting and receiving antennas as well as to the

complete mobile communication market.

The Kathrein group has planned for the current calendar year

a turnover of 820 million Euro with around 3,900 employees.

Prof. Dr. Kathrein stated with applause from the conference

members, „And that we will do together!“

Kathrein products at the Soccer World Cup 2002

The Soccer World Cup in Korea and Japan is not only a highlight in

the world of sports. High standards have also been placed and made

on the telecommunication sector. Modern UMTS antennas from

Kathrein are exclusively providing perfect cellular phone connections

in all ten Korean World Cup stadiums. The new system was presented

and started by the Korean president in the framework of the opening

ceremony in the stadium from Seoul.

The order was successfully concluded on-site via the Kathrein subsidiary

company, Kathrein Asia in Seoul. In the preliminary stages of

the installation of the first UMTS system in Korea and simultaneously

also in South East Asia, the Korean mobile communication operator

KTI set an example for the successful development of this new mobile

communication standard.

The latest generation of Kathrein UMTS antennas underwent practical

tests under very specific requirements in field tests and laboratory measurements in Korea with the help from engineers from the

Kathrein parent company in Rosenheim and was the only antenna

which was successfully tested and selected. Local Korean as well

as international competitors could not live up to the development

standard of the antennas from Rosenheim.

Meanwhile, 180 of these UMTS antennas worth more than 150,000

Euro are built. Already 1,500 owners of cellular phone use the

special UMTS services, which

includes the sending of animated

pictures via the cellular.

After the successful start of this

first part of the first UMTS

system, the installation of the

entire Korean capital city,

Seoul, is planned after the

Soccer World Cup.


With the new processing system, UFO ® DIGIplus, Kathrein offers a

technically up-to-date headend for processing terrestrial and Sat TV

as well as radio programmes.

This system allows the highest flexibility in the smallest dimensions.

The pre-mounted basic module carriers for wall mounting and 19“

installation simplify the product selection for the installer, because

only the basic module carrier and the required channel units must

be ordered.

The following system components are available:

● Basic module carriers – UFG 712 for wall mounting

– UFG 708/19” for 19” installation

● FM range amplifier UFO 710 and

FM 4-way converter UFO 711

● Multi-range amplifier UFO 720 (2 x UHF and B III and FM)

● Twin TV converters UFO 721 – 725

● Twin Sat TV channel units UFO 741-745

● Decoder interface UFZ 740

● Sat audio channel unit UFO 715

● DVB transcoders QPSK-PAL UFO 773/UFO 775

● DVB transmodulators QPSK-QAM UFO 784/UFO 785

● NIT-module UFZ 780

● Twin DVB transmodulators QPSK-QAM (UFO 794/UFO 795)

All parameters of the individual modules are programmed via the

keyboard of the basic module carrier’s integrated control unit.

The menu guide is represented via the two-digit display, and the

control unit is connected with the modules via I2C bus lines.

The integrated switched-mode power unit produces all the required

supple voltages. The power to the individual modules is supplied via

a contact bar. The LNB supply is delivered via any of the four input

splitter inputs.

Guides, control rod and cable are included in the scope of

delivery of the Sat modules (for terrestrial modules, cables

are not included)



UFO ® DIGIplus – The new

processing system from Kathrein

The basic module carrier UFG 712 with mounted power supply

unit, control unit, input splitter, output combiner and output


Completely pre-mounted 19” chassis with 8 channel units, power

supply unit, control unit, input splitter and output combiner

The UFO ® DIGIplus complies with all of the requirements of the

EN 50083-1, EN 50083-2/A1 and EN 60065 and carries the CE and

Class A symbol.

The Kathrein engineers worked closely together with the developers

from GRUNDIG AG during the development of this new system.

The synergy effect between Kathrein and GRUNDIG became useful

for the first time in a technically up-to-date new development.

We would like to briefly introduce to you the individual system

components in the following.

The basic module carrier is equipped with 12 module positions,

power supply unit, control unit, input splitter, output combiner and

output amplifier.

The housing is made of galvanized sheet steel and the lockable front

cover is detachable. The simple control software updating is possible

via a RS 232 interface.

Basic module carrier UFG 708/19”

Technical data

Basic module carrier UFG 712

The basic module carrier is equipped with 8 module positions, power

supply unit, control unit, input splitter and output combiner.

The basic module carrier is made of galvanized sheet steel.

The simple control software updating is also possible via a RS 232


Type UFG 712 UFG 708/19“

Order no. 20610016 20610039

Positions for single or twin modules 12 8

Adjacent channel compatible ● ●

Input data

Input frequency range MHz 47–862, 950–2150

Input splitter Sat 4 x 9-way 2 x 9-way

Splitting loss Sat dB 16

Remote feeding for LNB supply V/mA 18/1000

Output data

Output frequency range MHz 47–862

Output level dBµV PAL 105* PAL 80


FM 95* FM 70

Test output dB – 20 –

Adjustment range each output dB – 20

Power supply unit

Mains voltage V/Hz 195–260/50/60

Max. power draw W 180

Secondary voltage/current V/mA 5/12000 – 12/6000 – 18/1000

24/300 – 33/300 – 45/400


Admissible ambient temperature °C –20 to +50 –5 to +45

Dimensions (W x H x D) mm 715 x 385 x 295 450 x 347 x 240

Packing/Weight pc./kg 1/19.5 1/14.5

* At 60 dB CTB/CSO


The twin Sat TV channel units UFO 741/UFO 743/UFO 744/UFO 745 are designed for reception

of two analogue satellite programmes in PAL with analogue audio subcarriers.

The twin modules have one Sat input and one output. A second Sat input can be retrofitted,

if necessary.

Connection of an external decoder is possible via decoder interface UFZ 740.

A data line decoder for automatic (see below) recognition and switching of mono, dual sound

or stereo transmissions is integrated in the modules.

By soldering internal chip bridges, the video signal can be blacked-out for transmission of radio

programmes on a TV channel (e.g. in hotel systems).


Decoder interface UFZ 740

Twin Sat TV channel units UFO 741/

UFO 743/UFO 744/UFO 745

With the decoder interface UFZ 740, the twin Sat TV channel units

UFO 741/743/744 and 745 can be optionally retrofitted for

connecting an external decoder or feeding in video signals.

The retrofitting can be easily carried out by the specialist dealer.

Sat audio channel unit UFO 715

The Sat audio channel unit UFO 715 is designed for processing two Sat radio programmes into standard FM

stereo radio signals.

The twin module has two Sat inputs and one output as well as an audio input socket (Cinch) for external

LF signals for use as FM modulator for two programmes. Moreover, the UFO 715 has RDS transmitter

recognition for displaying transmitter name on RDS capable FM receivers.

The transmitter names are converted for ADR signals according to standards or can be manually entered in.

DVB transcoder

UFO 773/UFO 775

The DVB transcoders QPSK-PAL UFO 773/UFO 775 are designed for processing a DVB Sat TV or radio

programme from one transponder. They convert a QPSK-modulated Sat IF signal into an analogue PAL TV

programme in standards B/G.

For reception of radio programmes, an external FM modulator and internal changes in the unit are required.

The videotext signals are generated in the transcoder and inserted in the blanking interval of the output signal.

The transcoders are equipped with a Common Interface (CI) for insertion of a Conditional Access (CA) module for

encrypted programmes. Software download is possible via the RS 232 interface on the front panel, if necessary.

For controlling switching matrices, the 14/18 V and 0/22 kHz can be switched to the input.

NIT-module UFZ 780

With the NIT-module UFZ 780, the DVB transmodulators QPSK-QAM

UFO 784 and UFO 785 can be optionally retrofitted for matching the NIT

(Network Information table) to the cable system.

The retrofitting can be easily carried out by the specialist dealer.

DVB transmodulators


The DVB transmodulators QPSK-QAM UFO 784/785 are used for

processing DVB Sat programmes from one transponder. They convert

a QPSK-modulated Sat IF signal into a QAM-modulated output


The transparent transmodulators are adjacent channel compatible

and designed for 4, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 QAM.

A possibly required NIT matching (Cable-NIT) is carried out via the

NIT-module UFZ 780, which can be retrofitted (see below).

Twin DVB transmodulators QPSK-QAM UFO 794/UFO 795

The twin DVB transmodulators QPSK-QAM UFO 794/UFO 795

convert a QPSK-modulated Sat IF signal into a QAM-modulated

output signal.

The twin modules have two Sat inputs and one output for processing

DVB Sat programmes from two transponders.

The transmodulators are adjacent channel compatible and designed

for 4, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 QAM.


Block diagram of amplifier module

Refer to the Kathrein brochure,

“UFO ® DIGIplus – the new signal

processing system,” for more

information and technical data.


FM range amplifier UFO 710

The FM amplifier UFO 710 is used for broadband reception of FM range.

Six individually tuneable traps for attenuating strong FM transmitters are integrated

in the module.

With the FM 4-way converter UFO 711, up

to four FM programmes can be selectively


The four-way module has one input and one

output. The input and output channels can

be controlled via the control unit of the

respective basic module carrier UFG 712

or UFG 708/19“.

The conversion occurs via the IF of 10.7 MHz,

and any conversion combination is possible.

The frequency plan on the input is 25 kHz

and on the output 50 kHz.

Multi-range amplifier UFO 720

FM 4-way converter UFO 711

The multi-range amplifier UFO 720 is designed for reception of terrestrial

TV and radio programmes. Each individual TV programme is selectively

amplified, and an individual level matching is carried out.

The amplifier module is equipped with two UHF inputs, one VHF input,

FM input and one output as well as channel filter for nine UHF channels,

two VHF channels and the FM range.











With the twin converters UFO 721/ UFO 723/ UFO 724/ UFO 725, two terrestrial

TV programmes (TV standard: B/G) can be converted.

The twin modules are equipped with two inputs and one output.

The input and output channels can be set via the control unit of the respective basic

module carrier.

By conversion via the IF, a high selection is achieved, and any conversion combination

is possible.

The digitalisation of information technology holds vast advantages

above all for the end user. The DVB standardised digital transmission

methods alone allow optimal distribution via satellite, broadband

cable or terrestrial transmitting network, granting individual access

to digital TV, radio and data services.

The entrance into digital terrestrial television will be put into action

already in Berlin in the fall of 2002.

Kathrein has included in its product range numerous units, such as

feed systems, matrices, head ends and receivers, which are already

designed for digital signal transmission.

The Kathrein engineers are currently working on a modern, technical

solution of a DVB-T receiver which will receive digital transmitted

terrestrial signals.This can be connected to a receiving system, just

as a conventional receiver.

However, in conjunction with an indoor antenna, the receiver also

supplies high-quality reception of local, terrestrial TV programmes

in a room, where a permanently installed antenna socket is not


The new DVB-T receiver UFD 570/S will be available at qualified

specialist stores as of October 2002.

Twin TV converters UFO 721/

UFO 723/UFO 724/UFO 725

DVB-T receiver UFD 570/S


● 1,000 programme memory position

● Electronic programme guide (EPG) over several days

and brief description of programmes

● 14 timers, the timer programming is also possible via the EPG

● Software updating for operating software and programme lists

via serial interface RS 232

● On screen display in eight languages (G, E, F, ITA, SP, T, PL, D)

● 4-digit LED display, 7 segments

● Videotext generation (representation via television set)

● 4:3 and 16:9 format recognition (output optional)

● FBAS,YC (S-VHS) and RGB signal output via the Scart socket

can be programmed

● Manual entry of PID data is possible

● Data and time are settable via DVB data stream

● Programme search

● 2 Scart sockets

● Audio output via Cinch socket

● Radio key

● Antenna level display

● Volume control and muting

● Mains switch with mains separation

● Infrared remote control


The digital DVB-C set-top box, UFD 562, from Kathrein allows the

reception of digitally transmitted radio and TV programmes in cable

television networks.

Technical data

Type UFD 562

Order no. 20210021


Modulation Complies with DVB-C standard

Format modulation 16-, 32-, 64-, 128-, 256-QAM

Symbol rate 1.8-7.3 MSymb/Sec.

Video definition CCIR 601 (720 x 576)

Input data rate 2–45 MSymb/Sec.

Video decoding Complies with MPEG 2 standard,

ISO/IEC 13818-2,

MPEG 1 compatible ISO/IEC 11172-2

Video bit rate 1.5-15 MB/Sec.


Audio decoding MPEG 1/2, Layer 1 and 2, ISO/IEC 13818-3

Audio bit rate 32/44, 1/48 kHz

Transmission bandwidth 0.04-20 kHz

RF input

Input frequency range 47-862 MHz

Impedance 75 Ω

Adaptation ≥ 10 dB

Loop-through attenuation < 4 dB


Scart According to EN 50049-1

TV-Scart 1 Scart (75 W), Audio settable via remote

control,Y/C, RGB, FBAS

VCR-Scart (bi-directional) 1 Scart (75 Ω),Y/C, RGB, FBAS

Audio (Hi-fi) 2 RCA/Cinch (left and right)

S/JPDIF (IEC 958) RCA/Cinch

(Level settable via remote control)

Data interface

Serial data interface RS 232 C, max. 115.2 kb/Sec., 9 Pin Sub-D)

Power supply

Mains voltage 230 V ± 10 %; 50 Hz

Power consumption in operation < 30 W

Power consumption in standby < 5 W

Ambient conditions

Temperature range 5– 65 °C


UFD 562 – The digital

set-top box for cable systems

Along with the reception of unencrypted programmes, the set-top box

with its two plug-in positions for Common Interface modules also

allows the reception of encrypted programmes and is compatible with

future encryption methods by exchanging the Common Interface


The UFD 562 processes input signals with constellation

degrees of 16 QAM to 256 QAM and symbol rates of

1.8 to 7.3 MSymb/sec. In combination with the head

station technique from Kathrein (UFO ® DIGIplus), this

allows an extremely economical method of programme

packaging in the frequency multiplex without the use of

a baseband multiplexer.

The UFD 562 is equipped with two Scart sockets for

direct connection of a TV set and video recorder,

a loop-through output for the analogue programme

package and also audio outputs for connection of an

external audio system as well as a serial interface (RS

232) for the software update.

All functions of the UFD 562 can be controlled with the

remote control via an user-friendly display menu.

With a 4-digit, 7-segment display, the most important

functions of the box are displayed on the front panel.

Furthermore, almost all of the settings can also be

directly set via the control area on the front panel.

Both digital Kathrein satellite receivers UFD 505 and UFD 515

are now available at qualified specialist stores in silver under the

names, UFD 505/S (20210015) and UFD 515/S (20210016).

The features and technical data correspond with the units

UFD 505 and UFD 515 in black housing.

With the VGF/VGO 8041 and the VGP, Kathrein extends its

compact amplifier platform with two new units.

The VGF 8041 achieves a gain of 41 dB, an extremely low

noise figure of typically 4.5 dB and offers a very high output

level at the lowest inherent distortions thanks to the latest

GaAs technology. The amplifier allows economical network

extensions to 862 MHz even for large span lengths between

the amplifier points. In the past, additional amplifiers had to

be installed for this purpose.

Thanks to modern housing technology with optimal direct

heat dissipation from the power stages, the amplifiers

provide the highest reliability and service life.

The VGF 8041 has a plug-in position for a monitoring

transponder (KOM or HMS) as well as a plug-in position for

a return path amplifier with diplex-filter (30 or 60 MHz).

With appropriate accessories, cable mounting or mast

mounting is possible. A locally fed version, the VGO 8041,

is also available.

UFD 505 and UFD 515 in silver

VGF/VGO 8041 – Compact amplifiers

Technical data

Type VGF 8041 VGO 8041

Remote fed Mains fed

Order no. 24410024 24410026

Forward path

Frequency range MHz 47–862/8–862

Nominal gain dB 41

Impedance W 75

Return loss at 40 MHz dB ≥ 18 –1.5/Okt.

Adjustment range of amplificat. dB 0–17

Adjustment range of equalisat. dB 0–15

(seperate plug-in module)

Typ. output level 1 )

for 60 db signal-to noise ratio


flat, CSO 4 )/CTB dBµV 120/113

10 dB slope CSO 4 )/CTB dBµV 116/114

Typ. noise figure 2 ) dB 4.0/4.5/5.5

Return path 3 )

Frequency range MHz 5–30/5–65

Nominal gain dB 23

Return loss dB ≥ 20

Impedance W 75

General Interfering radiation

according to EN 50083-2 dBpW < 20

Supply voltage V~ 28-90 230

Power draw W 20–23

Max. remote feed current A 6 –

Dimensions (B x H x T) mm 218 x 172 x 142

Weight kg 3.0

1) Measurement conditions: CENELEC channel plan, 42 channels, output level: 110 dBµV, calculated values

2) Equalisation and attenuation = 0 dB, zero card on loop-through input for 450/606/862 MHz, typical values

3) With return path module VGR 30 or VGR 31

4) For channel 2 (47-54 MHz) 3 dB less


TheVGP 8038 offers two innovations in place of variable attenuators

or attenuation plug-in cards with a universal pilot control and

electrical regulating units and still maintains its compact dimensions.

The universal pilot control is achieved by a broad tuning range of the

pilot frequency and by the possibility to be able to slightly variegate

the factory tuning of the pilot frequency on-site.

A PAL, NTSC, QAM signal or a CW (sinus) carrier can be optionally

used as a pilot signal.

This means for the operator a significant reduction of the logistic

costs, because the frequently required variety of types for pilot

control modules is no longer necessary.

Also, the VGP 8038 is equipped with a plug-in position for the

monitoring transponder (KOM or HMS) as well as a plug-in position

for the return path amplifier with diplex-filter (30 or 60 MHz).

In addition, it has electrical regulating units for attenuation at

the input, attenuation interstage and equalisation interstage.

Cable or mast mounting is possible with the appropriate accessories.

Technical data

Type VGP 8038

Remote fed

Order no. 24410021

Forward path

Frequency range MHz 47-862/85-862

Nominal gain dB 38

Impedance Ω 75

Return loss to 40 MHz dB ≥ 18 –1.5/Okt.

Adjustment range of attenuation input dB 0-10

Adjustement range of attenuation interstage dB 0-5

Adjustment range of equalisation at input dB 0-4

Typ. output level 1 ) for 60 dB signal-to-noise ratio

CENELEC plan flat, CSO 4 )/CTB dBµV 120/115

10 dB slope CSO 4 )/CTB dBµV 116/113

Typ. noise figure 2 ) dB 6,5

Pilot control

Frequency range MHz 420-670

Return path 3 )

Frequency range MHz 5-30/5-65


Interfering radiation accord. to EN 50083-2 dBpW < 20

Voltage supply V~ 28-90

Power draw W 20-23

Max. remote feed current A 6

Dimensions (W x H x D) mm 218 x 172 x 142

Weight kg 3.0

1) Measurement conditions: CENELEC channel plan, 42 channels, output level:

110 dBµV, calculated values

2) Equalisation and attenuation = 0 dB, zero card on loop-through input for

450/606/862 MHz, typical values

3) With return path module VGR 30 or VGR 31

4) For channel 2 (47-54 MHz) 3 dB less


VGP 8038 –

Regulated compact amplifier

All compact amplifiers from Kathrein can be monitored with the

compact HMS transponder TVM 840 and the Kathrein KOM (Kathrein

Operating Maintenance) system as well as with other systems, which

comply with the HMS standard.

Return path module

Type VGR 00 VGR 30 VGR 31

Order no. 232144 232194 232195

Frequency range forward path MHz 47-862 47-862 85-862

Frequency range return path MHz - 5-30 5-65

Gain dB - 25 25

Typ. noise figure dB - 5.5 5.5

Monitoring transponder

Type TVM 801/V TVM 840/V

Order no. 26210005 26210015

Protocol Kathrein proprietor HMS

Element Management KOM (Kathrein Operating KOM (Kathrein Operating

System (EMS) and Maintenace) and Maintenace) or

other, HMS compliant,


The EVK 205 L from Kathrein is an active network termination unit

for interactive HFC networks, which has been designed for indoor use

and allows the installation of up to five further modem sockets.

During power failure, the voltage supply is passively passed through

an output (Lifeline function).

The frequency ranges are 5-65 MHz for the return path and 85-862

MHz for the forward path. In the forward path, the EVK 205 L has

different amplifications and slopes for adapting to different cable

lengths. In the return path, the gain is typically 1 dB on all outputs.

The output levels are > 84 dBµV (at 60 dB CSO) for the forward

path and > 105 dB dBµV (at 60 dB IM2 and IM3) for the return


With a variable attenuator in the forward path, the EVK 205 L can

be adjusted to different level ratios. All RF connections are found on

the bottom of the unit and are executed in F standard. The voltage

supply is delivered via an external power supply unit. The power

consumption is less than 5 watts.

Future multimedia applications will set very high demands on the

transmission bandwidth and the reliability of an access network.

Along with telecommunication and internet applications, video and

audio oriented applications as well as graphically intensive network

games, in particular, lead to an increasing bandwidth demand per

subscriber. This very high bandwidth demand can only be fulfilled

in the medium term with one fibre to the home (FttH) networkarchitecture.

The EVOD 100 is an optical network termination unit for FttH

networks. It consists of an optical receiver for electrical conversion

of analogue optically modulated signals of the forward path as well

as an Ethernet transceiver according to the 100 Base-S or

100 Base-F standard.

On the subscriber side, it has a F-output for coaxial cabling within

the apartment as well as a 100 Base-T Ethernet interface for

connection of a data network. The housing is suitable for installation

within the apartment or a distribution box.

EVK 205 L – Network termination

unit for interactive HFC networks

Technical data

Type EVK 205 L

Order no. 25810002

Transmission range Return Forward path

MHz 5-65 85-862

Gain IO z IO1 Mains operation dB 0 0

IO z IO1 Passive bypass1 ) dB – 1 – 1

IO z IO2 Cable equaliser dB 2 2-7

IO z IO3 Cable equaliser dB 2 2–5

IO z IO4 Cable equaliser dB 1 1-3

IO z IO5 dB 1 1

Decoupling IO1–IO5 z I0 dB ≥ 25

IO z IO2 dB ≥ 30

IO1–IO4 yz IO2–IO5 dB ≥ 30 ≥ 30

Noise figure IO z IO2

IO2 z IO

dB ≤ 5

Max. operating IO z IO2 60-dB-CSO dBµV – ≥ 84

level 2 ) 60-dB-CTB dBµV – ≥ 87

Max. admissible 60-dB-IM2 dBµV Typ. 105

output level 3 ) 60-dB-IM2 dBµV Typ. 105

Input level density 55-dB-spacing dBµV/Hz Typ. - 3 –

CINR 4 ) IO2zIO dynamic range dB 19 –

Nominal impedance Ω 75

RF connections IO z IO5 F-socket

Admissible input rated voltage V~ 230

Primary rated voltage Ω < 5

Dimensions (W x H x D) mm 155 x 85 x 32

1) Without power supply (Lifeline)

2) 42 channels, CENELEC plan, EN 50083-3

3) 60 dB IM 3 (EN 50083-5), 60 dB IM 2 (EN 50083-3)

4) CINR at 55 dB spacing (EN 50083-3/A1, sect. 4.7)

EVOD 100 – Optical network

termination unit for FttH networks


Technical data

Type EVOD 100

Order no. 25810003

Optical receiver

Optical wavelengths nm 1300-1600

Optical return loss dB ≥ 30

Optical input power dBm � = 1310 nm -7 to -4

dBm � = 1550 nm -7,5 to –4,5

Response A/W � = 1310 nm ≥ 0,8

A/W � = 1550 nm ≥ 0,85

Equivalent pA/√Hz Max. gain ≤ 7

input noise current

Optical transceiver

Optical wavelengths nm Transmitter 1 )/receiver 1270-1380

Optical output power dBm avg. Transmitter –16

Optical input power dBm avg. Receiver –33.5

Distribution length km Multimode fibre ≤ 2

of optical network

Technical data

Type DCM 400

Order no. 26210025

Receiver (Downstream)

Operating frequency range MHz 108–862

Modulation QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, 256

Bit rate 41, 712/55, 616 Mbit/Sec.

Cable bandwidth MHz 8

Input impedance Ω 75

Input level dBµV 45–75

Error correction Reed Solomon/Trellis,

Acc. to Euro DOCSIS 1.1

Transmitter (Upstream)

Operating frequency range MHz 5-65

Modulation QPSK/16 QAM

Symbol rate MSymb/Sec. 0.16 – 0.32 – 0.64 – 1.28 – 2.56

Cable bandwidth MHz 0.2 – 0.4 – 0.8 – 1.6 – 3.2

Output level dBµV 70-120 (QPSK), 70-117 (16-QAM)

Secondary radiation Acc. to EuroDOCSIS 1.1

Error correction Acc. to EuroDOCSIS 1.1

Network properties

Application protocol SNMP, TFTP, DHCP, TOD

Network management SNMP-Agent

Securtiy Embedded baseline privacy

Addressing Max. 16 Mac addresses per modem

Embedded MTA PacketCable compliant


To PC IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T, USB 1.1

Telephone connection RJ 11 (2 times) for A/B line

To CATV network F-socket

LEDs Power, Cable, PC, Data,Test


Dimensions (W x H x D) mm 155 x 70 x 185

Ambient temperature range °C 0–40

Humidity % 10-90, non-condensing

Emission EN 55022, Class B

Immunity EN 55024

Safety EN 60950


EVOD 100 – Optical network

termination unit for FttH networks

TVR output MHz Transmission range 47-862

Output level,TVR dBµV At Popt (nominal) 78 ± 1

and OMI = 4,5 %

Return loss 2 ) dB 80-862 MHz ≥ 16.5

– 1.5/Oct.

Max. output level dBµV 60-dB-CSO 3 ) ≥ 84

dBµV 60-dB-CTB ≥ 87

Nominal impedance Ω 75

Input AC voltage V ≈ Uprim 230

Max. power loss W Primary 11

Dimensions (W x H x D) mm 150 x 139 x 33


Optical input SC/APC

TVR F female

Rx (100 Base-F) MT-RJ

Tx (100 Base-F) MT-RJ

100 Base-T RJ-45

1) Typical average frequency of the transmitters: 1308 nm

2) Return loss according to EN 50083-3

3) 42 channels, CENELEC channel plan according to EN 50083-3

New cable modem for data and VolP

■ DCM 400

The DCM 400 is a new VolP (Voice over Internet Protocol) cable

modem from Kathrein. It conforms with the EuroDOCSIS 1.1

standard, and the integrated MTA complies with the PacketCable

standard. The DCM 400 can therefore be used in combination with

each telephony solution, which complies with the PacketCable


Along with an Ethernet and USB interface, the modem has two a/b

interfaces for connecting analogue end units for telephony and fax

applications (POTS).

The encryption of the data flow ensures safety from interception.

The voltage supply of the DCM 400 is delivered via an external

power supply unit. The VolP cable modem can also be optionally

equipped with a battery backup, which means that telephone conversations

are possible even after a power failure.

Upgrading occurs by software downloading via the HFC network.

The VolP cable modem is designed for in-house use and can be used

as a table unit or mounted on the wall.

■ DCM 40

The DCM 40 from Kathrein is a data-only cable modem and

complies with the European EuroDOCSIS 1.1 standard with a

frequency range of 5–65 MHz for the return path and 112–862 MHz

for the forward path as well as a channel bandwidth of 8 MHz.

It has a Ethernet and USB interface. The voltage supply is delivered

via an external power supply unit. The power draw during operation

is less than 9 watts.

The encryption of the data flow ensures safety from interception.

Upgrading occurs by software downloading via the HFC network.

A USB and Ethernet connection cable is included in the scope

of delivery of the modem.

New cable modem

for data and VolP

■ DCM 30

Another data only cable modem from Kathrein is the DCM 30, which

complies with the North American DOCSIS standard with a frequency

range of 5–42 MHz for the return path and 88–860 MHz for the

forward path as well as a cable bandwidth of 6 MHz.

Other than this, the unit is identical to the EuroDOCSIS variant

DCM 40.

Technical data

Type DCM 40

Order no. 26210024

Receiver (Downstream)

Operating frequency range MHz 108–862

Modulation QAM 64, 256

Bit rate 41, 712/55, 616 Mbit/Sec.

Cable bandwidth MHz 8

Input impedance Ω 75

Input level dBµV 45–75

Error correction Reed Solomon/Trellis,

Acc. to Euro DOCSIS 1.1

Sender (Upstream)

Operating frequency range MHz 5–65

Modulation QPSK/16 QAM

Symbol rate MSymb/Sec. 0.16 – 0.32 – 0.64 – 1.28 – 2.56

Cable bandwidth MHz 0.2 – 0.4 – 0.8 – 1.6 – 3.2

Output level dBµV 70-120 (QPSK), 70-117 (16-QAM)

Secondary radiation Acc. to EuroDOCSIS 1.1

Error correction Acc. to EuroDOCSIS 1.1

Network properties

Application protocols SNMP, TFTP, DHCP, TOD

Network management SNMP-Agent

Security Embedded baseline privacy

Addressing Max. 16 Mac addresses per modem

Embedded MTA PacketCable compliant


To PC IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T, USB 1.1

To CATV network F-socket

LEDs Power, Cable, PC, Data,Test

Electrical data

Power supply 230 V/AC/

At the ANGA Cable exhibition in Cologne, Kathrein introduced for the

first time its DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex) return

path transmitter for the known ORA 820 compact receiver platform.

With the help of this technology, up to 16 optical wavelengths per

glass fibre can be transmitted. Due to the multiple usage of the

fibres, the number of required glass fibres in the modern, strongly

segmented HFC networks is significantly reduced. Kathrein introduces

this technology into the area of compact receivers with the return

path transmitter series OSR 60E-W20 to OSR 60E-W16.

All return path transmitters are suitable for signal transmission in the

frequency range from 5 to 400 MHz and distinguish themselves with

their high transmitter power of 9 dBm. The used wavelength-raster

fully complies with the requirements of the ITU (International

Telecommunication Union) and is suitable for transmission of up

to 16 optical wavelengths per fibre. Broadband signal feeding

(5-400 MHz) is possible via the separate broadband input.

With the winding box for both known coaxial cable types, LCD 90

and LCD 95, Kathrein offers its customers a new and handy packing

unit with 250 m cable length along with the disposable spool

(100 m) and the disposable cylinder (500 m).

In conjunction with the winding mechanism, the meter markings on

the PVC outer cover make it easier for the specialist installer to sell

shorter cable lengths in the shops. The light weight of ca. 11 kg

makes the box easily transportable by only one person for use at

construction sites and allows an easy, non-twisting wind-up of the

cable. The impedance is 75 Ω for both cable types; the inner

conductors are made of 1.33 Ø copper, and the insulation is made

of physical foam Cell-PE (Ø : 4.8 mm). The difference between the

two is simply the outer conductor construction. The LCD 95 complies

with the requirements of the Class A with a screening factor

of > 90 dB.


New DWDM technology

in the compact receiver platform

CATV 862 MHz amplifier points

Kathrein has further developed its CATV modular system technology

and sets the standards with regards to cascading capabilities of

amplifier points once again. Existing CATV networks can be quickly

and economically retrofitted using the CATV modular technology,

and with the system technology from Kathrein, cascades with up to

20 coaxial amplifier points (CATV 450) can be set up in 862 MHz

coaxial cascades.

The „long“ 862 MHz coaxial cascade is possible by the conversion of

an innovative concept for the A/B-line amplifier module,TVB 812 K,

with the highest dynamic range, lowest possible residual noise and

lowest hum in the frequency response. The range of signals for the

subscriber can be extended with this system technology to provide

a large number of digital and interactive channels.

The migration to a proper network segmentation can be achieved at

any time by extending the coaxial amplifier point to an optimal

transceiver module.

New cable box for LCD 90 and LCD 95

Kathrein was the only German exhibitor at this year’s Informatica in Havana

with the main topics relating to information technology, information means

and networks for data transmission.The German ambassador in Cuba,

Dr. Bernd Wulffen, who paid a visit at the largest communications exhibition

in South America, was impressed with the supply of high-tech products from

Rosenheim. Wulffen was extremely excited, that a company like Kathrein

realised the chances in the Cuban market, which reflects in a market share

of near 100%.

Above all, the know-how, high product quality as well as professional order

management convinced the state customer in Cuba, Copextel, to hand over

the entire national supply of antennas to the hands of the antenna

specialists in Rosenheim.

In regards to the strong efforts of Cuba (with a population of 12 million,

115,000 m2 area) to continue pushing the tourism in the country, it is

necessary to make a suitable infrastructure for the entire telecommunication.

All important tourist centres should be supplied with antennas by the end


NAB 2002

exhibition in Las Vegas

New products in the area of digital, terrestrial television set the

activities at the world-wide largest specialist exhibition of the

American association of broadcasting companies, which Kathrein has

repeatedly participated in together with the subsidiary companies,

Kathrein Inc. Scala Division and SIRA, Milan.

The NAB 2002 has proven to be an important platform for presenting

innovations in the area of transmitting and receiving antenna

technology to specialists and thus emphasising the competence as

a system and full provider.

In the North American region, the Kathrein group of companies

manufactures and sells predominately high-tech products for television

and radio equipment, along with components and antennas for

radio networks and communication systems from Medford, Oregon.

This opens the doors to the markets in Indonesia, India, Nigeria and

Taiwan from America. Contracts have already been signed and sealed

for radio, transmitting and antenna systems in this new market.

TELEXPO 2002 exhibition in Sao Paulo

The Kathrein subsidiary company, KATHREIN Mobilcom Brazil, presented the

newest products from the area of mobile communications in the framework

of a Bavarian shared exhibition stand at this year’s TELEXPO exhibition in Sao

Paulo. The international specialised audience was highly interested in the latest

antenna technology from the parent company in Rosenheim, as well as the

innovative antenna products from the area of indoor distribution.

After the introduction of the GSM standard in Brazil, telephoning will also be

possible with European GSM cellular phones in Brazil as of 2003. Kathrein

is well positioned for this emerging mobile communication network with the

product array. The network operators and system providers in Brazil, like

Ericsson and Nokia, are already for the most part supplied with antennas by

local production from Sao Paulo.

The market leadership with over 40 percent of the market shares in the mobile

communication sector in Brazil also proves to be an important springboard for

the South American region.


of 2002, in order to be able to easily transmit telephone

conversations between Cuba and Europe according to the

European GSM.


At this year’s ANGA Cable in Cologne, the most important specialist

exhibition for cable, satellite and multimedia of the Association of

Private Cable Network Operators, Kathrein presented its new products

from the areas of satellite receiving technology and broadband


The ANGA Cable has developed in the past years in to the most

important specialist exhibition in the area of cable, satellite and

multimedia due to the continuously increasing exhibitors and visitors.

In 2002, Dieter Heitmair, Kathrein product director for broadband

communication systems, quoted a clearly increasing interest of

visitors in comparison to the previous years. The accompanying

specialist presentations and discussions made a growing international

orientation of the exhibition visible.

The main topics included analogue and digital satellite receiving

systems, set-top boxes, modems, possibilities for retrofitting CATV

ANGA Cable

exhibition in Cologne

cable networks and the conversion of in-house

networks into multimedia compatible transmitting


At the Kathrein exhibiting stand, the synergy effect

between Kathrein and Grundig was reflected for

the first time in the exhibition area. Grundig,

which Prof. Dr. Kathrein owns 89% of its shares

and has the option for the remaining 11%, and

Kathrein shared the stand area. Each company

presented a separate company-specific presentation,

while sharing the interior for service and

meeting purposes.

Many informative and interesting conversations

about the future of the cable networks in Germany

and the potential in the competition with other

networks could be held with cable network

operators and specialist technicians.

Because of this positive result, Kathrein will also participate at this

exhibtion in the upcoming year.

Numerous visitors visited the Kathrein stand, along with the FDP

party leader, Dr. Guido Westerwelle see left in the picture above and

the technical director of the Bavarian Radio Broadcasting, director

Herbert Tillmann, who were informed about new technical products

by Prof. Dr. Kathrein.


This customer journal is

published by:


Advertising department

Anton-Kathrein-Straße 1-3

D-83004 Rosenheim

Articles in this journal – except

those copyrighted – may be

reprinted free of charge, provided

that the the source is indicated.

Two copies of the reprint are to

be sent to the above address.

9986-475/5/0602/Ho/Wy · Subject to technical modifications.

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