Azerbaijan starts producing decoders for digital television
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 17 / Trend , G.Veliyev /
KUR computer equipment production factory intends to begin production of decoders for digital television, director general of KUR LLC, Rizvan Osmanov told Trend . The company currently conducts technical studies for the establishment of production. According to Osmanov, the factory has presented several options of the finished product for testing.
"Production of decoders due to facilities of the factory will significantly reduce their costs, and make them more accessible to the general population. The production of these products is expected to start in 2010. The device will maintain the standard of DVB-T. Depending on the model of production, the cost of the product will not exceed $50," said Osmanov.
Today the decoders for reception of signals of digital television are available on the domestic market, which costs from 40 to 100 manat.
The development of digital broadcasting in Azerbaijan is one of the priorities assigned to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, which intends to distribute digital broadcasting throughout the Republic in the near future. The transition to digital TV in Azerbaijan envisages replacing the analog signal to digital, with the preservation of the existing standards. Full transition to digital broadcasting is expected by 2012.
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