See Telecom to move into new building

After about 25 years in our Braine-l’Alleud facility it was time for us to move to a more appropriate and up-to-date building. Although we are still very much focused on radio frequency products our business has evolved as well as our business model. We are much more focused on developing Innovative Customer Solution than on manufacturing products.

The new building is designed to stimulate innovation and attract young and talented people. People are at the center of our management practices and thus at the center of this new building. A NWOW concept was followed during all the design phase.

With our new “SEE Smart®” business line, aiming to incorporate the latest digital communications technologies into confined areas such as road tunnels, railway tunnels, metros, offshore plants and mines, we expect to grow fast in Europe but also outside Europe. This evolution will require to constantly train our employees and partners. It is why our building has many meeting rooms of all sizes, our SEE telecom Academy and fully equipped with the latest digital technologies.

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SEE announces geolocation in its radio systems for confined areas with SYNTONY’s technology

Innovation is at the heart of SEE Telecom’s technology and business approach. Therefore, we constantly monitor market developments and listen to customers’ needs.

As part of the deployment of its SEE Smart® concept, a radically new and global architecture to distribute all types of critical communications in confined environments, SEE Telecom is now offering satellite geolocation solutions to its customers.

“We are convinced the Geolocation will dramatically increase the safety in all confined infrastructure, especially tunnels and metros. This global offer will accelerate the rollout of the SEE Smart® concept for the benefits of our customers.”, said Christophe Lebrun, CEO of SEE Telecom.

In a world first, SEE TELECOM combines its expertise in radio coverage with SYNTONY’s geolocation technology in a unique system topology based on a single radiant infrastructure for critical radiocommunication and GNSS satellite signal (GPS, GALILEO or BEIDOU) to enhance the maintenance service level and monitoring capabilities.

Thanks to the GNSS signal delivered being compatible with all receivers on the market, all public or professional applications requiring geolocation will work everywhere, including tunnels, mines, underground stations and parkings or any other confined area, where this was totally impossible without SYNTONY’s solution.

This new architecture will offer a best-in-class solution for the installation, configuration and operations. Thus, the monitoring, upgrades and scalability will be much easier and affordable.

“This announcement confirms the perfect integration of our solutions with the existing professional radio and public telecommunications systems, as experienced in subways since 2016.”, expressed Joël Korsakissok, CEO of SYNTONY.

Radiocommunication system for Al-Nasr oil field

SEE TELECOM and ABB signed a contract in June 2018 for the optical radio communication distribution system to be installed in the offshore project The Nasr / Al-Nasr oil field, which is located approximately 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi City in UAE.

The field is operated by the ADMA (Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co); its capacity allows to add 300,000 barrels to Abu Dhabi’s overall oil production daily.

To ensure the internal and external communication and security, the fully integrated telecommunication system is designed to allow coverage of:

  • 1 UHF one-way pager carrier
  • 1 UHF 1, 2 or 4 carriers TETRA network

SEE Telecom and ABB will be responsible for the complete management of the radio coverage. All the installations are taking place while the platforms are in operation.

Telenet upgrades its network in cooperation with SEE Telecom and Vector Technologies

Telenet is upgrading its Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) network with VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES’ optical nodes (BOOSTRAL). This Belgian operator is ready to move towards the highest broadband speeds, which will allow it to provide a diverse mix of services. The optical nodes delivered by VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES are compliant with the DOCSIS 3.1® specification. Relative to the previous version, DOCSIS 3.1 enables up to a 50% increase in capacity and speed: downstream bandwidths up to 10 Gbit /s and upstream throughput up to 1–2 Gbit /s.

“Transforming towards the highest broadband speeds and providing improved end-user service is a key strategic assumption for Telenet. We follow our customers in their evolution along convergence and connectivity to deliver gigabit services anywhere and anytime”, explained Bart Acke, Director Access & Capacity, Telenet. “To meet the increasing demand for capacity, we need a reliable business partner with an individual approach. The implementation of VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES’ 1.2 GHz solutions will bring significant value to our network upgrade in terms of quality and maintenance. We hope to continue to roll out new services with the help of VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES shortly”.

“We are delighted to become a Telenet partner and are excited about our first large-scale project in Belgium. Multiple System Operators are dependent on optimizing current systems and finding innovative ways to reduce operational costs while maintaining network quality and accelerating network transformation at reasonable investment levels. VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES combines field-proven experience in DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrades and recognized expertise in the area of fixed access networks. Together with Telenet, we have defined a technological development path that is tailored to their business strategy. As a result, the limitations of yesterday’s services will transform into the cable network of the future”, said Mateusz Sulikowski, Chief Commercial Officer at VECTOR TECHNOLOGIES.

The project is supported by Belgian technology partner SEE Telecom, which has vast experience in the RF and optical business. Cooperation between both vendors has resulted in delivering a quick response to the current challenges that Telenet faces.

Tunnel Oriente in Colombia

SEE Telecom contributed during the month of August to open the tunnel Oriente in Medellin, Colombia, with a length of 8.2 km is now the longest tunnel in South America.

Work inaugurated by Colombian President Ivan Duque.

Medellin, as a fast-growing city needs more developed infrastructure to keep pace with the times. For that purpose SEE Telecom provided the hardware infrastructure for the transmission of emergency communications in the tunnel by proposing and using a solution including our best know-how and engineering in the field of emergency communication in confined spaces.

SEE Telecom and Koning & Hartman are developing a specific repeater for the C2000 network

The C2000 network is the national public safety communication network. In building complexes, where users of the C2000 network are located, it is crucial that communication works 24/7. The lack of the required indoor coverage can lead to undesirable and sometimes dangerous situations.

C2000 sets very specific connection requirements for C2000 equipment for the so-called Special Coverage Locations (SCL). Because a standard TETRA repeater does not meet these specific requirements, Koning & Hartman, in close cooperation with SEE Telecom, has developed a C2000 repeater that does meet this requirement.

This C2000 repeater is very cost efficient and equipped with all technical specifications that you can expect from a repeater. The repeater has been developed for locations where the C2000 range needs to be increased. This powerful solution ensures that the C2000 signal is supplied without any problems to the antenna system installed in the building. The repeater is also fully controllable from a distance, for example from the Remote Service Center of Koning & Hartman.

Radio Coverage of Line T2 Tramway of Nice (France)

The Metropole of Nice (France) inaugurated on 28 June 2019 the extension of its tramway network with 2 new lines:
– the West-East line (T2) connecting the port to the airport and the administrative center
– the North-South line (T3) connecting the airport to Saint-Isidore

In line T2, an underground section consisting of 3285 m of tunnels and 5 stations, and an underground car park require radio coverage.

SEE TELECOM provided the engineering, design, installation and commissioning of the radio coverage system, including:
– the French national public safety network INPT (Firefighters, Police and Ambulances)
– the NXDN network of the Municipal Police of Nice
– the TETRA network of the tramway operator

Complex engineering and coverage tests have been successful in public areas (underground stations, tunnels, stairways), technical rooms, technical galleries, operating rooms and the interiors of tramway trains.

To control the system, a supervision was installed in the operating center of the tramway.

SEE Telecom at CCW2019 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

SEE Telecom, a global leader in radio coverage solutions in confined areas such as road tunnels, rail tunnels, metros and buildings, was present at CCW Kuala Lumpur 2019 from 18 to 20 June 2019.

SEE Telecom during this event took the opportunity to present the various possibilities of radio coverage at the forefront of technology before the launch of its new design and approach to the coverage in confined areas from the tunnel to the oil platform through the wind farms.

SEE Telecom’s Award 2018 at Polytech Mons

The SEE TELECOM Award honores each year the best graduation work of Masters’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Specialist Focus on Multimedia and Telecommunications, of Polytech Mons (Mons University, Belgium).

The SEE TELECOM Award 2018 has been discerned to Mrs Charlotte Bostyn by Mr Christophe Lebrun, CEO of SEE TELECOM, on September 15th, 2018, during the graduation ceremony.

SEE TELECOM wishes a long and profitable career to Charlotte.