dB Broadcast launches Hawkeye monitoring receiver9 August 2013
dB Broadcast has introduced a new DVB-T2 broadcast monitoring receiver to its Hawkeye range. The modular IQDBT 105 will be on show for the first time at IBC in September.
The IQDBT 105 is a development from the MERlin and Hawkeye B105 receiver modules, and is compatible with the Snell IQ range of enclosures and with the Snell RollCall control and monitoring system. The modular format allows high packing densities with up to eight receiver modules in a 3RU frame.
Tom Swan, Sales and Marketing director at dB Broadcast, said: “This is a natural development for our range as we take our leading monitoring and acquisition module and make it compatible with the popular Snell IQ Modular range.”
The IQBT 105 unit includes an SNMP interface allowing for integration with Network Management Systems for monitoring and control. It monitors key RF signal performance parameters such as Modulation Error Ratio (MER) to give early indication of signal degradation, and Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) to determine the status of error correction.
Programmable user templates can be used to compare RF modulation parameters with the ideal signal. Transport stream ASI parameters are monitored including PAT conformance and PID presence against a user defined list of expected PIDs.
10.A28 and Snell stand 8.B70