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Timeline to launch second 4K UHD RF uplink truck

RF2 will incorporate "the very best 4K technology from manufacturers across the industry"

Timeline Television is launching a second 4K UHD RF uplink truck.

Due to “growing demand”, a second 4K RF uplink truck will be launched in Q2 2018 to enable Timeline to support clients’ growing 4K requirements.

RF1, Timeline’s first 4K uplink truck, launched in December 2016 and completed over 80 outside broadcasts in its first year, including three months in Mallorca for ITV’s Love Island.

The truck, designated RF2, is the latest addition to Timeline’s 4K fleet, and will be designed and built by the company itself, incorporating what it claims to be “the very best 4K technology from manufacturers across the industry”.

The five-tonne purpose-built 4K RF uplink truck provides a dual chain 1.8m Advent Newswift antenna, capable of delivering multiple UHD and HD uplinks.

RF2 also has a 1m Cobham Explorer 8100 KA antenna for remote data services and video over IP. The auto-deploying and tracking KA Band antenna enables connectivity to be achieved in a matter of minutes, designed to ensure that bidirectional communication can be established and guaranteed.

According to Timeline, RF2 has been designed to be flexible and completely customisable to clients’ needs, with potential uses ranging from a complete OB unit to a communications hub, or a newsgathering uplink truck.