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Going Wireless in 2021 - InBroadcast Feature

InBroadcast Feature - Volume 11 - Issue 2 - February 2021

This feature looks at how the move to IP and the ongoing transition to 5G is affecting wireless video transmission

Andrew Bond, Sales and Marketing Director, discusses how the ground segment has adapted to the requirements of the Broadcast industry.

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Over on the satcoms/ground segment of the RF Market, Andrew Bond, Sales and Marketing director of ETL Systems says the importance of reliability has and will remain the most important aspect for broadcasters where RF distribution is involved. As technology has evolved, requirements for smaller and compact RF equipment that link to wireless cameras have also become increasingly important.

“ETL’s RF equipment has a long-standing relationship with leading broadcasters and sports events around the world. Our RF matrices have been used globally linking wireless cameras at Wimbledon, Le Mans, Formula 1, The Open, Roland-Garros French Open, to name but a few and are preferred due to flexible, scalable and reliable nature as new camera signals are added to make unique programming”.
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“For example, our Enigma 32x32 RF Matrix is a popular choice with Broadcasters time and again. The Enigma’s design of single input and output RF cards provides a flexible system which can be built to any size and expanded or decreased later. With continuous on-board monitoring and reporting to detect any possible errors, as well as its hot-swap active components, means that it is highly reliable throughout broadcasting. The Enigma Switch Matrix is capable not only of handling high bandwidth and distribution channels, but is a simple ‘plug and go’ solution, providing a much-needed quick and easy set up in Outside Broadcast Trucks or SNG vans.”

Further pressure for equipment manufacturers to provide high capacity, high reliability RF equipment in a compact shelf has provided our RF engineers with a challenge.

 “We have also recently designed and launched a multifunctional chassis called Genus, which futureproofs investments in mobile teleports of all sizes, covering ground segment equipment requirements for both GEO and LEO networks. It Is high density, allowing for our wide range of RF modules including Hawk switch matrices, Falcon frequency converters, Swift redundancy switches, StingRay RF over Fibre, and Alto amplifiers. Having a common platform has allowed us to offer cost effective solutions for a range of RF functions”


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