VDL acquire the majority share of VAD (Video Audio Design GmbH.) based in Dresden, Germany. The acquisition adds RF monitoring technologies to VDL’s product range and transmission network supervision.
VDL introduce 2 new tools TITAN and CORDIS dedicated for integrated monitoring and supervision of FM and digital networks.
VDL acquire the complete broadcast product range of Somerdata Ltd. (Wells, Somerset, UK) with monitoring equipment and opens a new International Sales & Marketing office in the UK.
VDL establishes the first transmissions in France TPEG and BIFS services on an SFN.
VDL subsidiary, SDM System, begins trial of a new Transport Information System in trams and trolleybuses in Lyon.
VDL establishes the first SFN in France to broadcast with T-DMB services.
VDL establishes the first T-DMB network in France to broadcast mobile television and radio.
VDL offer 2 complete ranges of encoders and multiplexers. One dedicated to DAB Digital Radio (the DAB line), the other one to T-DMB (the DMB line).
VDL establishes a digital radio (DAB) network in Paris.
VDL introduce D-VAUDAX, the first multiplexer that includes broadcast data management, as an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for digital networks providers worldwide.
VDL develop a system for control and remote maintenance of a broadband data network.
VDL merges with BY DIRECT and develops its own DAB multiplexer.
VDL builds a professional offer in the field of computer networks and microwave links.
VDL is established as one of the three French digital network providers for radio.
Development of a fully automatic and digital automation program for radio.
Creation of the first web site for a commercial radio in France.
Development of an automation program for radio stations, with complete parameter control.
BY DIRECT establishes an in-house engineering department.
BY DIRECT is established to meet the requirements of the new French commercial radio stations, as the access to the FM band becomes free.