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QCommunications Identifies Drones as the Future of Delivery on NAB Show Express On-Demand Line-up Posted: 13/05/2020
QCommunications Identifies Drones as the Future of Delivery on NAB Show Express On-Demand Line-up

QCommunications (QComm), a leading engineering project management and installation vendor specializing in The Spectrum Act (REPACK project), is talking about the present and potential use of drones as a delivery mechanism in a presentation included in NAB Show Express’s “Future of Delivery” on-demand line-up. The session is available as of May 13th and will remain accessible to attendees for an extended time period leading into the 2021 NAB season. It can also be accessed on YouTube by clicking here.

The presentation, which uses an unconventional format to capture the viewer’s attention, focuses on the use of Drones as a safe and effective method to gather data from even the highest towers and deliver accurate information to broadcasters regarding coverage verification, burnout, leak detection, structural integrity and tower load.

Tags: QCommunications | QComm | QForce | REPACK | LPTV | NAB Show Express | Drones
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QCommunications Takes Flight with the Launch of its Airborne Division Manned by Company and rsquo;s QForce Posted: 06/05/2020
QCommunications Takes Flight with the Launch of its Airborne Division Manned by Company and rsquo;s QForce

QCommunications (QComm), a leading engineering project management and installation vendor specializing in The Spectrum Act (REPACK project), has announced the launch of its Airborne Division. The Airborne Division, established to answer the growing demand for safe and accurate signal verification and to maximize product optimizations, will use state-of-the-art, custom made sUAS’s (drones) with proprietary RF software as an added benefit and verification tool to serve and support the broadcast industry.

Leveraging a partnership with SixArms, an innovative company based in Australia that produces efficient, accurate and cost-effective measurement solutions via cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicle technologies, The Airborne Division utilizes proven signal verification and coverage mapping technology to capture the characterizations of antenna systems. This system allows measurements of Horizontal Radiation Patterns (HRP), Vertical Radiation Patterns (VRP), Effective Radiated Patterns (ERP), polarization discriminations and many other specific modulation parameters while providing overall uncertainties in the order of 1-2dB. QComm’s Airborne Division will be one of just two SixArm certified “operators” within the United States.

Tags: QCommunications | QComm | QForce | REPACK | LPTV
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QComm Demystifies $150 million LPTV Repack Question Posted: 21/02/2020
QComm Demystifies $150 million LPTV Repack Question

QCommunications is a leading engineering, project management and installation vendor specializing in The Spectrum Act (REPACK project). According to Tony zumMallen, QComm President, data analytics support a higher allocation than expected.

“As of February 17, 2020, ~95% or $142M could be attributed to 825 Eligible and Non-Determined stations,” expained zumMallen. “If the trend holds this would be a much higher than expected allocation and a sigh of relief for hundreds of LPTV and translator licencees.”

“So many LPTV broadcasters are inexperienced in the complexity of the application procedure required to determine their eligibility for reimbursement,” zumMallen continued. “At QComm, we not only assist with the entire REPACK process – from needs assessment to transmitter installation to coverage verification - we help broadcasters navigate the paper path and meet all the requirements for reimbursement. We’ve already helped process many millions of dollars and 95% of our LPTV clients have been deemed eligible. And one of the best parts is that our REPACK services are covered for reimbursement, so there is little risk to the broadcaster!”

The Spectrum Act, or REPACK as it is more familiarly known, was designed to re-align the use of broadcast airwaves to suit rapidly evolving consumer demands due to the emergence of divergent entertainment and communications platforms, such as mobile data and the Internet. The shift to new territory allocations and channel assignments has resulted in the need for stations to upgrade, change or redistribute transmission equipment causing significant expenditures that the FCC is relieving with the appropriation of reimbursement funds available to broadcasters that comply with the FCC’s requirements. As part of its service offerings, QComm will assist the customer through the entire process, ensuring they meet eligibility guidelines to receive reimbursements, which could be 100%.

Tags: QCommunications | QComm | REPACK | LPTV | Tony zumMallen | TV REPACK
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