Broadcast business SIS LIVE has supplied a Tr-uPod uplink system to Sky News Arabia. The Tr-uPod is an exceptionally flexible, compact satellite uplink system with tool-less assembly, available fully automated or with simple manual operation. The robust, high stability tripod system can be set up within minutes and in automated mode, using SIS LIVE’s in-house differential antenna control system, will find any satellite in an instant.
Tr-uPod can also be used with SIS LIVE’s control software and interface. This is available either as a two-button system with a small display integrated onto the antenna base or using a plugin laptop. The automated operation offers absolute simplicity with maximum operability, which allows unskilled operators to utilise and transmit to multiple satellites. “We saw SIS LIVE’s market leading satellite products at the IBC conference in Amsterdam and were extremely impressed with the technical capabilities, robust build and competitive pricing of the Tr-uPod flyaway system,” said Lew Dias, launch design specialist, Sky News Arabia. “These features, combined with the creditable reputation and extensive experience of SIS LIVE, made it the system of choice to meet our demanding requirements.” Sky News Arabia is a free-to-air Arabic-language news channel that will launch to viewers across the Middle East and North Africa in spring. Based in Abu Dhabi, Sky News Arabia will operate under the Sky News brand, providing comprehensive coverage of the regional and international news agenda through a 24-hour channel offering rolling news and current affairs programming, as well as a video-rich website and mobile applications. www.sislive.tv