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Hiltron Completes Fully Integrated TVRO Platform Control System for Nilesat Posted: 08/04/2020
Hiltron Completes Fully Integrated TVRO Platform Control System for Nilesat

Hiltron Communications announces the completion of a custom-designed turnkey TVRO satellite platform for Nilesat, one of the largest Middle East telecommunication networks. The new installation is a fully L-band-over-fibre integrated downlink which covers all mediator satellites in the range from 30° west to 100° east, operating in C and Ku bands simultaneously.

"Located at our ground station in Giza, the new downlink gives us the reliability and flexibility we needed for backing up our existing fixed TVRO antennas," says Nilesat Head of Ground Segment Engineer Osama Tantawy. "Incoming signals from all antennas on the new platform, 32 feeds in total, are connected to the master control room via fibre-optic links. Hiltron has produced and integrated a complete solution including its HMCS monitoring and control software. The company worked closely with us from initial design right through to factory acceptance test, onsite installation, commissioning and training. The project was completed successfully and on time thanks to the experience and teamwork of everyone involved."

 

 

 

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Mo-Sys Transforms Remote Production and Virtual Studios Posted: 11/03/2020
Mo-Sys Transforms Remote Production and Virtual Studios

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and camera remote systems, can now remotely operate cameras on the other side of the world, without perceived delay, with the launch of TimeCam.

TimeCam represents a triple benefit to production companies. First, there is the saving in cost and environmental impact in sending camera operators to site. Second, it means that the most in-demand operators can be much more productive, providing excellent coverage at a live event each day rather than losing time through travel. Third, it means that you can add cameras to your coverage without adding headcount: for instance, a downhill ski race might have eight cameras along the course, with one operator controlling cameras 1, 3, 5 and 7 and a second controlling 2, 4, 6 and 8.

“’Traditional’ remote production puts the control back at base, but still needs camera operators to travel to the location,” explained Mo-Sys CEO Michael Geissler. “By compensating for latency in transmission and compression/decoding, TimeCam means that operators too can stay at base and be much more productive by operating on several events, when normally they could only be on one.”

As well as unveiling TimeCam, Mo-Sys will also demonstrate its flagship virtual studio technology StarTracker, which uses a constellation of dots on the studio ceiling as a camera tracking system. This is now extensively used by many prestige broadcasters to provide the tracking for augmented reality studios and is increasingly being built-in to studio cameras.

Whereas most virtual studios use a proprietary graphics system which in turn uses the Unreal gaming engine from Epic Games, StarTracker Studio (in a 19” rack) now features the plug-in Mo-Sys VP which we like to call Unreal Unleashed, a direct interface between the camera tracking and the UE4 render engine. Through the plug-in, control is direct, and no other software layer is wrapped around the Unreal Engine allowing full access to the latest UE4 features.

“Both TimeCam and StarTracker with Unreal Unleashed are transformative technologies, capable of bringing new creativity and productivity to the broadcast and movie worlds, allowing sophisticated productions around the globe,” Geissler said.

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Hiltron Reports Strong Sales of HCS-4 Satellite System Controller Posted: 23/01/2020
Hiltron Reports Strong Sales of HCS-4 Satellite System Controller

Hiltron Communications reports strong demand for its HCS-4 satcom system controller which has been integrated into various projects for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.

An innovative recent implementation has been for one of the Middle East's largest telecommunication service-providers. This includes a switching and control system for Swedish Microwave optical low noise block downconverters. The HCS-4 powers and monitors the downconverters, checking for faults such as channel interrupts. If an interrupt is detected, the HCS-4 automatically switches to a backup signal source. Three downconverters are connected via optical fibre in a two-active-plus-one-backup configuration.

"The Middle East system follows on from the recent completion of a large project for a leading European satellite network operator," says Hiltron Managing Director Antonio Monteverde. "This included the integration of a 12U rack of monitoring equipment at 50 separate locations around the world, each with an HCS-4 as the control interface. Every system was pre-assembled and fully tested at our Backnang headquarters prior to on site integration."

 

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Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System Posted: 23/10/2019
Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System

Hiltron Communications announces the conclusion of a major systems integration project for a leading European satellite network operator. The new systems have been delivered to 50 sites around the world where they are being used for continuous quality of service monitoring of high-throughput satellites.

 
Hiltron has supplied each of the 50 sites with a compact 12U rack populated with the monitoring equipment. The systems delivered are located at monitoring sites across North America, South and Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
 
Each system includes a Hiltron HCS-4 satellite communication controller which is designed to form the central control element for a wide range of satcom applications. These include switchover between devices such as downconverters, high power amplifiers, waveguides, MPEG digital video broadcast encoders and integrated receiver/decoders.
 
The HCS-4 can also be used to control and monitor optical-fibre transceivers and antenna heaters. Other features include an N-1 redundancy switch and BUC/HPA controller, an LNB supply, a 2-1 LNB redundancy switch controller, plus a GPS-synchronised fully redundant low-noise 10 MHz reference generator.
 
Hiltron's HCS-4 satellite communication controller is available as a 2U high 19 inch rack mount unit with main and backup power supplies plus 13 slots for active modules. Also available are two chassis mountable frames accommodating up to 6 or up to 14 active modules.
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Hiltron Announces HMAM-PM Polar Mount Motorised RXO Satellite Antenna Posted: 05/09/2019
Hiltron Announces HMAM-PM Polar Mount Motorised RXO Satellite Antenna
Hiltron Communications announces a new addition to its HMAM family of motorised antenna pedestals. The HMAM-PM is a polar mount system which comes as a complete package with a 1.8 or 2.4 metre diameter offset satellite dish antenna. Designed as a cost optimised and quickly installable solution for professional receive-only downlinks, it is intended for use in satellite monitoring, programme acquisition, SNG downlinks or automated backup at cable headends and teleports.
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Hiltron Announces HRMU Redundancy and Monitoring Unit for Satellite Communication Antenna Control Posted: 17/10/2018
Hiltron Announces HRMU Redundancy and Monitoring Unit for Satellite Communication Antenna Control
Hiltron Communications announces a new addition to its satellite communications product range with the introduction of the Hiltron Redundancy and Monitoring Unit (HRMU).
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Hiltron Experiences Strong Demand for HCS-4 Universal Satcom Controller Posted: 18/12/2017
Hiltron Experiences Strong Demand for HCS-4 Universal Satcom Controller
Hiltron Communications, one of Europe's leading satellite equipment manufacturers and system integrators, reports strong demand for its latest-generation HCS-4 satellite communications controller. More than 70 units have been sold for antenna control applications since the HCS-4 was introduced in September 2015. An additional 10 customised systems incorporating the HCS-4 have been delivered since July 2017.
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Hiltron to Debut Super-HMAM 4.9m Motorised Antenna Mount at IBC2017 Posted: 27/07/2017
Hiltron to Debut Super-HMAM 4.9m Motorised Antenna Mount at IBC2017

Hiltron Communications has chosen IBC2017 as the venue for the introduction of the Super-HMAM large-capacity motorised antenna mount. Based on the highly successful HMAM three-axis motorised antenna mount, Super-HMAM is designed and built to accept much larger reflectors.

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Osprey Video and Streamovations Join Forces on End-to-End Multilingual Streaming Solution Posted: 25/01/2017
Osprey Video and Streamovations Join Forces on End-to-End Multilingual Streaming Solution
Osprey Video has formed a partnership with Belgium-based multilingual streaming company Streamovations. The partnership allows the two companies' customers to stream events in multiple languages through a single turnkey system based on Streamovations' software that's certified to work with Osprey Video's hardware.
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TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Partons Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon Posted: 24/01/2017
TNDV Provides Turnkey Production Services for Dolly Partons Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon

Nashville-based mobile production specialist TNDV recently gave back to its community on a project that hit close to home, delivering turnkey production services for country music superstar Dolly Partons Smoky Mountains Rise telethon to aid families affected by the Great Smoky Mountain wildfires that began in late November. Working within an extraordinarily short timeline, TNDV provided production and uplink trucks, equipment, crews and expertise while managing all key video, audio and lighting elements for the live television event. 

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Hiltron Reports Sustained Strong Demand for Satcom Systems Posted: 21/11/2016
Hiltron Reports Sustained Strong Demand for Satcom Systems

Hiltron Communications, a leading specialist in satellite and wireless communication, reports another successful year in terms of new product development, product sales and systems integration for worldwide broadcast and telecommunications markets.

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Libirel Chooses Hiltron HMAM for RTE Satellite Link Posted: 20/10/2016
Libirel Chooses Hiltron HMAM for RTE Satellite Link

Hiltron GmbH announces the completion of a satellite downlink system for Ireland' s national public service broadcaster, Raidi Teilifs ireann (RTE). The new resource consists of a 3.7 metre antenna, an HMAM motorised antenna mount and HACU controller. It will be used as a Ku band link receiving video and audio data from multiple sources.

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GatesAir Completes Phase Two Rollout of DVB-T2 Digital TV Network in Kuwait Posted: 24/08/2016
GatesAir Completes Phase Two Rollout of DVB-T2 Digital TV Network in Kuwait

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has completed the second phase of a three-phase national DVB-T2 digital TV network rollout across the Middle East nation of Kuwait. Now covering approximately 80 percent of the country, the transition from analog to DVB-T2 digital TV as powered by GatesAir transmitters will provide richer, higher quality programming and media services to the people of Kuwait.

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Hiltron SORBAS Satcom Product Series to Make European Exhibition Debut Posted: 18/08/2016
Hiltron SORBAS Satcom Product Series to Make European Exhibition Debut

Hiltron's SORBAS family of products makes its European exhibition debut at IBC2016.

 
"SORBAS is designed to form the heart of customised satellite communication systems, comments Hiltron GmbH Managing Director Jan Molter. "Conceptually, it brings together as one product series a range of devices we have developed in our twin roles of manufacturer and provider of completed customised systems.
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Hiltron Completes Latvia Teleport Satellite Expansion Ahead of Rio Games Posted: 21/07/2016
Hiltron Completes Latvia Teleport Satellite Expansion Ahead of Rio Games

Hiltron announces the completion of a satellite communication project at a major teleport in Latvia. A combined endeavour with Danmon Group Sweden, the project includes a five-channel satellite link which will carry television content to Europe from the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Central to the contract is the provision and integration of 3.6 metre satellite dish on an HMAM motorised mount plus a Hiltron HACU antenna control unit and an HDCU-E ice-sensing and dish heating system.

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