was founded in 1959
Leonardo Bartelletti (President & CEO) for designing and
manufacturing of professional television equipment.
has pioneered Digital Video Processing since 1977, while
studies about video compression were started in the 80ís,
and Leonardo Bartelletti is member of UNINFO (ISO Italian
MPEG body) since 1989.
BLT's main work has been designing and producing
Digital Disk Recorders, since 1994, with 4:2:2 compression
up to 50Mbit/sec data rate (I frame only like), with simultaneous
playback while recording, for a variety of applications:
live programs, sport events, news, time delay, spot play-out,
During the 'first' more than fifity years of the company
history, the developed and manufactured product list is very long:
Starting with B&W cameras and monitors,
to color video mixers, digital Slow-Scan compression system
for video transmission over dial-up telephone lines, broadcast
TBC re-synchronisers, DVE digital effects generators and
libraries; Video DUPLEXER, spatial compression system for
transmission, with contribution quality, of two TV channels
on a single TV analog Link (terrestrial or satellite), in
component format (Y,B-Y,R-Y)... only to mention some of the BLT milestone developments.
During the years, BLT co-operated with many italian
and international companies in the television industry:
Philips, Thomson CSF, Bell&Howell, JVC Professional
Product, FOR-A, Sony, Elsag, Magneti Marelli, SIP/Telecom-Italia,
RAI TV, Fininvest/Mediaset.
BLT is a member of ISO/UNINFO, IEEE, IABM, sustaining member
of SMPTE and a full member of the Pro-MPEG Forum, to maintain
a collaborative dialog with key customers and equipment
manufacturers to achieve the goal of equipment interoperability.
BLT Italia srl (this is the full company name) is
a limited company, totally owned by the Bartelletti family
and Leonardo Bartelletti is the President and CEO
BLT Italia srl
via Rosselli, 91
i-55043 Lido di Camaiore (LU) Italy