Hiltron, a German satellite communications equipment manufacturer and system integrator, has commenced three new digital video broadcast terrestrial head-end installations in Uzbekistan. "Each head-end consists of a 2.4 metre satellite antenna feeding several receiver/decoders," explained Hiltron Managing Director Michael Schiestl (pictured). "Also being integrated are network adapters to receive national television programmes arriving from the Tashkent headquarters of Uzbek Telecom via a chain of terrestrial microwave links. Local sources will then be encoded and multiplexed with the national programmes into a single transport stream for DVB-T transmission. We are equipping each transmission site with two multiplexers and up to four MPEG-4 encoders. The equipment will be controlled from a network management system which we will be integrating into a turnkey installation." The first of the three head-end systems is on schedule to ship in mid November for mid-December completion. The other two will follow in the spring of 2013. This latest contract follows Hiltron's successful completion of approximately half the digital head-ends in Uzbekistan and is being progressed in co-operation with Rohde & Schwarz.www.hiltron.de
Hiltron, a German satellite communications equipment manufacturer and system integrator, has commenced three new digital video broadcast terrestrial head-end installations in Uzbekistan.