News Production & Post

DSNG truck repaired by Hiltron

13 February 2012

Hiltron has announced the completion of a digital satellite newsgathering truck repair for German public-service television and radio broadcaster Saarländischer Rundfunk. It is centred on the replacement of the microwave system used to feed the DSNG antenna mounted on the truck roof. "We are seeing growing demand for this type of service as television networks expand their outside broadcast activity from locations such as concert theatres and sports stadiums," stated Hiltron‘s Managing Director Michael Schiestl. "As a result, we have extended the range of repair and maintenance services we offer to DSNG vehicle operators. This now encompasses every element of the satellite uplink and downlink chain from the SDI interface right through to the antenna control system, the satellite locator, the dish itself and of course the head end equipment at the opposite end of the link. Our Backnang headquarters has a large engineering maintenance bay designed for exactly this type of work, including a five-metre high entrance doorway and an even higher internal ceiling." Hiltron’s primary role is the provision of turnkey systems including design, manufacturing, supply, installation, commissioning, training and support. The company offers complete solutions for fixed and mobile microwave broadcast links; DVB MPEG DSNG systems; L Band and IF Band fibre optic systems; DVB-T encoding and multiplexing headends; ATM/SDH/PDH/IP transport networks; DVB-S/S2 satellite uplinks for TV, radio and data transmission; VSAT systems, TVRO systems for cable headends or terrestrial retransmission; and IPTV headend antenna systems.

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