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Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. operates as a technology-development and manufacturing company in the United States. The company delivers television (TV) signal encoding, transcoding, digital transport, and broadband product solutions for a range of applications. The company offers analog video headend products, including integrated receiver/decoders, modulators, demodulators, channel combiners, and processors for use by system operators for signal acquisition, processing, and manipulation to create an analog channel lineup for further transmission. It also provides digital video headend products comprising high definition (HD) and standard definition MPEG-2 and H.264 encoders and multiplexers, as well as quadrature phase shift key to quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) transcoders, digital QAM up-converters, and multiplexers; and digital 8VSB/QAM HDTV processors for the delivery of HDTV programming; and agile QAM modulators. The company offers its digital video headend products for use by system operators for the acquisition, processing, and manipulation of digital video signals. In addition, it provides hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) distribution products comprising broadband amplifiers, directional taps, splitters, and wall outlets for coax distribution and fiber optic transmitters, receivers, and couplers. The company offers its HFC distribution products to transport signals from the headend to homes, apartment units, hotel rooms, offices, or other terminal location along a fiber optic, coax, or HFC distribution network. It serves TV broadcasters, cable system operators, and lodging/hospitality video and high-speed Internet system operators, as well as institutional system operators or contractors, including serve schools, universities, hospitals, prisons, corporations, sports stadiums, and airports. The company sells its products through sales force and stocking distributors. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

163 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/31/14
Founded in 1950

blonder tongue laboratories (BDR) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $419.0K
President, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary...
Total Annual Compensation: $328.0K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $208.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

blonder tongue laboratories (BDR) Key Developments

Blonder Tongue to Launch New Scalable Transcoder-Encoder Platform

Blonder Tongue has announced that it will launch a new Scalable Transcoder-Encoder Platform, or STEP. The STEP offers broadcasters a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective approach to video-over-IP distribution. Blonder Tongue's STEP is capable of performing high-quality HD/SD MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding; HD/SD MPEG-2 to H.264 and H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoding; HD to SD downscaling; and creating adaptive bit rate live profiles supporting popular HTTP streaming protocols such as HLS, HDS, and IIS, making it the ideal solution for operators to deliver multiscreen video and migrate to a next-generation video network architecture. Available as a 1RU, 2RU, or 3RU integrated system, STEP helps broadcasters meet the latest video requirements and transition to a modern video network architecture by carrying out a variety of scalable video processing tasks. The flexible platform supports multiple video quality encoding bit rates, multiple audio formats, and text scrolling. In addition, STEP is compatible with any industry media server or digital rights management software, and can be easily integrated into CDN providers, offering users a tailored solution based on customer needs. At the heart of STEP are three separate components: a splitter block capable of splitting incoming ASI- or IP-based MPEG-2-TS streams and rerouting them, or the individual programs, into a multiprogram transport stream (MPTS); a media processing engine that provides comprehensive video and audio processing functions required for applications such as decoding, encoding, transcoding, and format conversion as well as AES scrambling and logo insertion; and a mux functionality that can pass through and/or merge single program transport streams (SPTS) into an MPTS. STEP's low-latency MPEG-2/H.264 encoder utilizes multicore video encoding technology to perform real-time transmission of content at low bit rates over broadband IP networks. The encoder also supports on-screen text scrolling for a variety of applications including advertising, company logos, symbols, and stock tickers. In addition, the STEP solution supports various input options including analog baseband, VSB, and clear QAM programs, as well as a PIP output and Pro-MPEG CoP3 forward error correction.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. Elects James H. Williams as Director

On February 6, 2015, the Board of Directors of Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. approved an increase in the size of the Board from seven directors to eight directors. On the same date, the Board also elected James H. Williams as a director of the Company to fill the vacancy on the Board created by this increase in the size of the Board. Mr. Williams will join the Board as a Class III director.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC, and Santander Bank, N.A. Enters into Seventh Amendment to Revolving Credit, Term Loan and Security Agreement

On January 21, 2015, Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc., R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC, and Santander Bank, N.A. entered into a seventh amendment to revolving credit, term loan and security agreement to amend that certain revolving credit, term loan and security agreement dated August 6, 2008, as amended by the previous six amendments. The seventh amendment, among other things, extended by one year the termination date of the loan agreement from February 1, 2015 to February 1, 2016; continued the installment payments of principal under the term loan at the same monthly payment of $18,125 per month for the additional year until the final payment of unpaid principal and interest is due on February 1, 2016; increased the interest rates applicable to the revolver and the term loan by one quarter of 1% (0.25%); and reset and modified the minimum EBITDA covenant to address the term being extended by one year. The seventh amendment also contains other customary representations, covenants, terms and conditions. The company paid a $15,000 amendment fee to Santander in connection with the seventh amendment.


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