F.T.A. Communication Technologies - Inverto Digital Labs


Staff number : 10-49

Description of activities

  • Pan-European distribution of consumer and professional broadcast reception equipment for advanced digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasting systems.
  • Technology development, system engineering, marketing and distribution.

Products and services

FTA develops and markets advanced professional and consumer broadcast reception equipment:

  • Set Top Boxes (STB) and advanced PVR (Personal Video Recorder)
  • Low Noise Blocks (LNBs) and advanced single cable solutions
  • Smart MDU solutions
  • Digital TV broadcast equipment (Encoders, IRDs, Multiplexers)
  • OEM (original equipment manufacturer) services
  • STB, PVR and LNB designs
  • Complete product design
  • Hardware design
  • Software design
  • Linux Operating System - CE-HTML middleware

Customer references

FTA serves major industry players and cooperates with forefront technology partners:

  • Sky (IT)
  • ST Microelectronics (FR)
  • Thomson (FR)
  • Grundig (DE)
  • DBS-Yes (IL)
  • NTV+ (RU)
  • Canal+ (FR)
  • Philips (FR)
  • Eutelsat (FR)

Trading area


International locations


Additional information

FTA Communication Technologies developed activities in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region.

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

R&D investments (in % or by thousands of euros) : 10% of turnover in 2009

Industrial property

  • Patent applications filed per year: 1
  • Licence(s) on the company's/research centre's technologies granted to third parties
  • Use of external technology under a licensing agreement or acquisition

Technological/technical capabilities

  • Embedded real time multi tasking system engineering
  • Satcom system engineering
  • MPEG & DVB broadcast systems;
  • Digital video compression
  • Advanced video streaming and recording system design
  • Hardware and software design;
  • Metadata and intelligent content management
  • Control, navigation and display software (EPG)
  • Conditional access (CA)
  • Copy protection
  • Rights management software
  • RF design and simulation for LNB
  • Satellite Antenna design
  • Middleware for connected TV


  • DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) stream generators
  • DVB-S/S2 (QPSK, 8PSK), DVB-T (COFDM), RF modulator
  • Satellite distribution equipment
  • Transport-stream generators
  • Dish antenna farm
  • RF (Radio frequency) test equipment

Business sector(s)

  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Electronics, micro- and nanosystems


F.T.A. Communication Technologies - Inverto Digital Labs
18 Duchscherstrooss; L-6868; Wecker; LUXEMBOURG
Phone: +352 26 43 67 1
Fax: +352 26 43 13 68
Email: info@inverto.tv
Site: http://www.inverto.tv

R&D Contact

Mr ABRAHAM Thierry
Chief Technological Officer
Phone: +352 26 43 67 1
Email: thierry.abraham@inverto.tv

R&D Contact

Mr ROELENS Frederic
SW director
Phone: +352 26 43 67 1
Email: frederic.roelens@inverto.tv

  • Updated 29-06-2015