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Case Studies

Delivering Live Coverage from Wimbledon

Wimbledon

This years live coverage from the All England Lawn Tennis Club was produced by a new in-house host broadcaster for the first time – Wimbledon Broadcasting Services (WBS).

Infra-Com and ETL Systems Rejuvenate Swisscom’s Network

swisscom

Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom company who relies on satellite for some of this connectivity. They have a growing satellite network, which has presented a challenge in the form of varying formats, signals and performances from different networks. Swisscom worked with ETL to deliver custom build active splitters with added amplification and LNB powering.

ETL Systems Equipping Solhard Technology for the Romanian Army

Military antenna

ETL worked closely with Solhard Technology to provide RF Component solutions for the Romanian Army. The project awarded to Solhard involved the delivery of multiple VSAT terminals and a framework agreement spanning three years.

Solhard contacted ETL to initially provide Splitters and Combiners to handle the satellite feeds. However quickly realised the vast range of RF distribution products ETL offered and how many of them could overcome Solhard's problems.

Customised solution helps Arqiva expand the UK DAB network

Arqiva

UK Based communications infrastructure & media services company Arquiva, provide much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communication in the UK. They chose ETL Systems specialist RF technology for their UK DAB expansion project, as they had worked successfully together in the past. 

ETL's task was to design a compact product to meet Arquiva's requirements, including line powered amplification, surge protection with seamless integration alongside Arquiva's satellite receivers.

Viasat select ETL to design a custom build solution for NBNs satellite network infrastructure

Viasat

ViaSat Inc. a US-based communications company that delivers secure communications to consumers, enterprises and governments. ViaSat was contracted by Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) to upgrade existing fixed line phone and internet network infrastructure.

In order to overcome the complexity of the project, ETL was tasked with developing a custom made solution that would simplify the entire coupler network. 

ETL improve satellite communications for Speedcast in Singapore

Speedcast

In 2016, Speedcast acquired a new teleport in Singapore with plans to transform it in to a media and broadcast hub in the region, offering a one stop shop for both TV channel companies and content providers through a variety of mediums. Speedcast recognised that it's teleport occasional usage capability needed to be improved, in order to support the uplink and downlink requirements to provide seamless point-to-point satellite links to major live events taking place in Asia.

VSAT system upgrade for an air traffic control provider in Africa

ND Satcom

ND SatCom is a leading global systems integrator of satellite based broadband VSAT modems, as well as providing solutions for Government and defense communication networks and ground station solutions. They required an upgrade of their existing VSAT system for an Air Traffic Control (ATC) provider in Africa. During the migration phase, the old systems needed to be fully functional and connected with the ability to switch between the old and new systems at any time.

NOAA select Enigma Matrix Switch for GOES-R series uplink and downlink signals

NOAA

NOAA is a leading international agency that works on scientific and environmental matters. Its mission is "to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts and provide information to conserve and protect. The satellite observations made by NOAA allow important life-saving decisions to be made, making NOAA a critical agency for information. ETL were chosen to provide a custom build 48x96 Intermediate Frequency Distribution Systems (IFDS) which is now playing a vital role in every aspect of the NOAA satellite mission.

The Qatar Foundation expands feeds to access more TV content

Qater Foundation

The Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organisation which was founded for education, science and community development purposes. For the Qatar Foundation a quality and stable satellite infrastructure was needed to receive integrated entertainment and educational content for all Arab children and families.

The Qatar foundation selected ETL Systems equipment to expand and give further access to TV content gtom Aljazeera Children's Channel. ETL's L-band Vortex Matrix was used in the project following the RF engineering advice and support during the design process  of a new teleport.

NEP Australia chose Enigma Matrix to provide switching for RF camera coverage at the Presidents Cup

NEP

NEP Australia is the largest and most experienced outside broadcast and studio facilities company in Australia. NEP provide broadcasting infrastructure for major sport and studio productions across the country and internationally. For the 2015 Presidents Cup golf tournament NEP facilitated four days of PGA Outside Broadcast action from Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, on behalf of the host broadcaster, NBC Sports Group. The tournament was televised to a potential worldwide audience of 1 billion viewers.

 

AMP Visual TV select ETL's RF solutions for live coverage at Le Mans and FIFA Confederations Cup

AMP Visual TV

AMP Visual TV is a French production company which specialise in production for live television programs. It covers RF activities in the domain of athletics, cycling, sailing and motor sports with their extensive European fleets of Outside Broadcast (OB) vans & forty studios in the Paris region. The company is globally renowned for its sports coverage using their assortment of mobile resources including RF motorcycles and helicopter kits. With numerous sporting events happening within Europe AMP Visual TV required several solutions to improve their RF activities.

ETL Systems enhance race-day coverage for Australian Turf Club at Royal Randwick Racecourse

Royal Randwick
Photos: Australian Turf Club

Australian Turf Club (ATC) is responsible for all four metropolitan racecourses in Sydney, Australia, including the longest standing racing venue Randwick Racecourse located in Sydney's Eastern suburbs. With events broadcast live internally within the venue and across Australia, high quality, fast transmission is essential. Unfortunately the old copper cabling solutions that had serviced the venue for years, were decreasing in efficiency, appearance, and had become outdated at the venue.

RF Components selected for Timeline TV's first uplink vehicle

Timeline TV Production Truck

Timeline Television is a leading provider of broadcast technology, managed services and system integration, and provides services to the biggest brands in the television market - including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & BT Sport. Timeline Television decided to build its first uplink vehicle, designated "RF1", a 6 camera UHD production truck that is also able to operate as a comms vehicle with 4 talkback channels. Timeline Television needed to build an RF tray to handle the routing of various L-Band signals around the transmission paths and ultimately selected ETL Systems because of the exper

SIS Live select Enigma Matrix Switch to handle live broadcast feeds at new UK teleport

SIS Live

The SIS brand incorporates SIS Betting, one of the world's leading suppliers of content, programming, facilities and technology to the betting industries, and SIS LIVE, Europe's largest satellite uplink supplier, which provides broadcast connectivity solutions via satellite and media fibre. In July 2012, SIS announced it would develop a brand new teleport at MediaCityUK, Salford. ETL had already provided products for the Milton Keynes base and was again brought in by SIS to provide its