Vendors see the end of a long RF repack process ahead with FCC deadlines being met, sometimes assisted by Special Temporary Authorities and interim transmission facilities. RF vendors are now looking to other revenue opportunities as the repack slows down. (Dielectric photo)
Dielectric will introduce a new dual RF switch controller to the market that simplifies local and remote control of transmission systems in early January, with its public debut scheduled for the 2020 NAB Show. The new DRFSC device integrates SNMP and secure web-based capabilities to streamline the management of waveguide and coaxial transfer switch activation […]
Vislink Technologies, a global provider of live video production, signed a further three-year contract with Dorna Sports under which Vislink remains official RF systems supplier for video communications, including onboard systems, for MotoGP, the premier motorcycle racing circuit in the world. The MotoGP racing series showcases many of the fastest riders and innovative motorcycle technology […]
Evertz Microsystems, a provider of media and entertainment technology solutions, will launch its RF Probe platform at next week’s NAB Show. The RF Probe is an advanced high performance, real-time RF and Transport Stream (TS) monitoring solution giving RF operators new advanced capabilities for monitoring their RF facilities. Evertz’ RF Probe gives RF operators the […]
By most accounts, transmitter manufacturers and suppliers of antennas and RF components are doing a good job so far of keeping up with the rapid spike in demand caused by the repack. But weather problems are causing major problems for tower crews and delaying a growing number of projects. And repack insiders fear a more significant backup this summer and fall.
Alteros, the Audio-Technica wireless microphone technology spinoff launched in 2016, has just finished its first year of operations and sales, roughly contemporaneous with the first year under the FCC’s RF-spectrum reallocation. That made it a good time — just ahead of the NAB Show next week — to sit down with Alteros President-CTO Jackie Green to ask what she is seeing as the smoke around the RF reallocation clears.
Manufacturers of transmitters, antennas, transmission line, filters and other RF components are already busy with repack orders but say the additional funding included in the government’s recent spending bill should greatly ease the process, particularly for mid-to-small-market stations that have been slow to invest due to fears about compensation. Above, a Dielectric APT panel antenna. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing transmitters, antennas and other RF gear or here to download it as a PDF.
For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is transmitters, antennas and other RF gear (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of […]
DTC Domo Broadcast and VideoSys Broadcast teamed up to provide Arena TV with the first ultra-low delay wireless 4K camera transmitter system to be used for a live broadcast. On Dec. 2, 2017, Arena TV deployed Domo Broadcast’s AEON 4K transmitter (AEON-TX) coupled with a camera control and fiber system designed and provided by […]
The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.
U.K.-based Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a multi-location production equipment provider, today named Ben Hawker senior supervisor of RF and special cameras. Hawker comes to Presteigne from Broadcast RF, where he was a senior RF engineer for major international news and sporting events including the London Summer Olympics, Royal wedding, Brazil World Cup, multiple London and Singapore […]
ETL Systems | Booth SU7823 | Website: http://www.etlsystems.com/ ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, will showcase its range of broadcast solutions, including the 64×64 Hurricane matrix router and the 128×128 Harrier 10U matrix – which will make its NAB debut. Both technologies provide similar benefits including the ability to customize the router with input modules that match […]
Dielectric | Booth C2613 | Website: http://www.dielectric.com/ Dielectric, a provider of purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, will exhibit its, now-shipping TFU-WB UHF antenna to simplify transitions associated with the Spectrum Repack — along with a message for broadcasters that accentuates why now is the time to purchase and prepare. The TFU-WB […]
The FCC-mandated TV spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0 will be the biggest trends in RF developments at the 2017 NAB Show. However, that simple statement glosses over the complexities involved in making both a reality. This year’s convention will mark the first major industrywide opportunity broadcasters and RF vendors have had to dive into the nitty-gritty of making these major changes a reality. Photo: RFS. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of RF consultants, vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Triveni Digital | Booth N2031 | Website: www.TriveniDigital.com At the 2017 NAB Show, Triveni Digital will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in digital TV content delivery and service quality assurance platforms, including products supporting metadata generation, transport stream analysis, monitoring and advanced troubleshooting, as well as innovative broadcast applications. Key Highlights ATSC 3.0 Starter Kit — […]
Wisycom | Stand 8.D78 | Website: www.wisycom.com Wisycom, designer and builder of RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, is showcasing its newest, state-of-the-art true diversity IEM receiver, the MPR50-IEM. This addition to Wisycom’s wide range of products was specially designed for professional in-ear monitoring applications. Based off Wisycom’s popular MPR30-IEM, the new MPR50-IEM contains […]