Hirschmann Multimedia supplies Video Overlay to Kabelnoord for Fiber to the Home project throughout the province of Friesland.

Weesp, March 2019

The first connection in a rural area in the province of Friesland will be completed in the spring of 2019. This connection will provide access to digital TV signals along with fast internet and phone lines. Kabelnoord selected Hirschmann Multimedia as its partner for the supply of the materials for the Video Overlay in the Access Network, which makes it possible to guarantee high-quality digital TV signals for the whole province. The project will take approximately two years from start to finish and will be delivered on a region-by-region basis. In the rural areas that are to be newly connected, approximately 20,000 residences will be connected to the fibre-optic network in addition to the existing 30,000 connections in northeast Friesland that can already access Kabelnoord's services. In this way, Kabelnoord will provide network coverage for residents in rural areas in the province of Friesland. Hirschmann is delivering Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs), redundant switches, and the corresponding passive products as a complete solution for this part of the network.


Hirschmann celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019

Mr Dick Kroon, director of Hirschmann Multimedia, the 50-year old technological knowledge-based company, is delighted with this decision in the company's anniversary year. ‘It is another project to be proud of as it reflects our knowledge and capabilities as a producer and supplier. It is very satisfying to be a part of a project that supplies television and radio signals to an entire province.’


Kabelnoord: Hirschmann is a conscious choice

Anton van der Hoek, Kabelnoord’s chief technology officer (CTO), says, ‘We were pleased to award this project to Hirschmann Multimedia, as their products and employees are highly esteemed and have been for many years. They have been a partner that brought quality and innovative products to the table from the very beginnings of cable television. Kabelnoord makes considered choices in which we select partners and products with proven track records. It was an easy decision for us, as we were already partners. Thanks to the EDFAs, redundant switches, and passive products they brought with them, the company was able to go above and beyond to demonstrate that it was qualified and had convincing references. They even included us in that process. We trust that this project will proceed smoothly and successfully.’

Optical Access products, such as Hirschmann's Torch series EDFAs, ROS series redundant switches, and the splitters that come with them were specially designed for this market and stand out because of their extremely low energy consumption, and very limited height and installation depth. Other characteristics include pragmatic aspects such as all controls, connections, and functionalities being located on the front of the equipment. This makes it ideal for locations that offer limited space, or locations such as street cabinets and mini Points of Presence (PoPs). The design and the low energy consumption also contribute to very good reliability and a long useable life.



About Hirschmann Multimedia

It is our business to develop and manufacture products for a future-proof network based on proven technologies. Hirschmann Multimedia takes the next steps in innovation, product development and production efficiency. As a result, our product portfolio is the most innovative of today’s technical needs and standards.



About Kabelnoord
Kabelnoord, provides a mix of DVB-C and fibre-based services to almost 30,000 customers in Friesland and will shortly undertake a major expansion of its footprint in the region having secured a contract to provide FTTH to a further 20,000 homes.


In addition, Kabelnoord will deploy its services to an adjacent broadband network operator in Groningen where 15,000 homes will be able to benefit from its services



Note to the editors:

For more information, please contact Hirschmann Multimedia:

Ellen Kok, marketing & communication manager ekok@hirschmann.nl

Telephone number: +31 (0)294-462532 www.hirschmann-multimedia.com

Images: Torch, article numbers 695004896 and 695004897.