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  • 1. Celebrating 21 yearsSatellite Antenna Systems Satellite Communications Solutions Support Broadcast IP Networks RF & Microwave Components Timing, Test & Measurement Making Waves...
  • 2. Over the past 21 years Systems Products Accessories sematron.com Sematron has been building a substantial reputation as a supplier of RF, Microwave and Digital Technology. Broadcaster Flyaway Connectors We have been designing, supplying and implementing solutions globally for the Telecoms & Enterprise, Defence & Avionics, New Media & Broadcast and Mobile & With over 20 years experience Wireless sectors. in the satellite communications industry, Holkirk are at the QD series CF series In Satellite Communications, forefront of lightweight satellite With flyaway, drive-away and fixed QC-75 we are the largest supplier of contribution links, the Broadcaster is a 0.90M Quick Deploy 1.0M Compact auto uplink system design. antenna pointing flyaway equipment for ground stations complete range of antenna based solutions RF Quick connector (C, X, Ku and Ka-bands) designed for high speed satellite uplinking and the largest UK distributor for Their advanced product design by news crews and agencies worldwide. Timing, Test and Measurement methods and processes equipment based in the UK. make them amongst the most Antenna Control Unit compact, lightweight and user Netcaster friendly satellite uplink systems available in the world today. Holkirk manufacture systems SF series TP series for use by DSNG operators, 1.0M Quick Deploy, 1.2/ 1.5M Flyaway governments, international point assist antenna antenna The ACU100 is a robust 3-axis jog controller media organisations, oil and gas designed for use with Holkirk RM, VM, TP and fixed series of satellite antennas. industries, medical applications and the disaster recovery sector. Splitters The Netcaster is a range of high quality antenna systems that are designed to operate in IP broadcast, disaster recovery, Roof Mount remote office application, e-learning and extreme exploration applications. MediaCatcher Splitters cover up to 30GHz with configurations from 2 to 16 way. Sand Spectrum Shoes Analsyer VM series RM series 1.2M Vsat Drive- 1.2M/ 1.5M Roof- away antenna mount antenna The MediaCatcher range gives you the flexibility to build a complete receive station system from just the antenna up to a full Reflectors professional TVRO solution. The tripod base Low cost handheld extension pads spectrum analyser. (sand shoes) have been designed to give high stability for wind loading applications.Sematron customers around the world 4, 6 & 7 Piece 1.0 & 1.2M carbon reflectors T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 3
  • 3. Systems Systemssematron.com sematron.com Broadcaster Netcaster The Broadcaster is a range of antenna systems designed for and operated by news agencies worldwide. The Netcaster is a range of antenna systems designed to operate in IP broadcast, disaster recovery, The simple approach and modular construction allows for copious solutions based around our already remote office application, e-learning and extreme exploration applications. field proven Flyaway, Drive-away and Fixed antenna systems. The simple approach and modular construction allows for copious solutions based around our already field proven Flyaway, Drive-away and Fixed antenna systems but with value in mind. The Netcaster is offered with low power BUC’s only and reduced complex waveguide assembly. Broadcaster Flyaway Broadcaster Drive-away Netcaster Flyaway Netcaster Quick-Deploy For applications where you need to be ready to cover a news story For fast response application where the news story is local then the For applications where you need to be ready to cover a news story The QD-Netcaster is a high quality, fast deploy satellite antenna anywhere in the world, the IATA compliant TP-Broadcaster flyaway RM-Broadcaster drive-away system is preferable. With 1.2M and anywhere in the world, the IATA compliant TP-Netcaster flyaway system. Utilising a no tool approach, the QD range is simple to system is a proven solution for you. With 1.0M, 1.2M and 1.5M 1.5M reflector sizes and the capacity for either single thread or 1:1 system is proven the solution for you. With 1.0M, 1.2M and 1.5M assemble and easy to point to the desired satellite. The complete reflector sizes and with up to 400W HPA capacity, the compact size redundant HPA’s mounted in the antenna fairing (up to 400W) the reflector sizes and with up to 6W BUC capacity, the compact size system is contained with two easily managed carry cases for robust and high EIRP makes the TP-Broadcaster suitable for both SD/HS RM-Broadcaster fits neatly onto most commercial vehicles. and high EIRP makes the TP-Netcaster suitable for both high data and safe transportation. applications. rate applications. • Lightweight IATA compliant • Very simply and reliable integration • Lightweight IATA compliant (under 23kg) • Wide fixed base for better load distribution • Site survey • Ultra fast no tools assembly • Ultra fast no tools assembly • Field replaceable spare units • Installation and commission • Fully motorised operation • Fully motorised operation • Project management Broadcaster Fixed Broadcaster Baseband Netcaster Drive-Away Netcaster Fixed The SEMSAT-Broadcaster product line utilises industry leading The Broadcaster range is offered with integrated baseband For fast response application – the VM-Netcaster drive-away system The SEMSAT-Netcaster product line utilises industry leading components for a full turnkey broadcast solution for shipment 24/7 equipment including encoder/modulator, HPA and spectrum is preferable. With a 1.2M reflector size and the capacity for up to components for a full turnkey Vsat solution for shipment 24/7 world- worldwide. The system comes with antenna, HPA, encoder and all analyser. The Broadcaster baseband is split into two separate flight 8W BUC directly mounted on the feed arm. wide. The system comes with antenna, HPA, encoder and all the the interconnections (waveguide, L-band and controller). cases allow for IATA compliant transit weights. interconnections (waveguide, L-band and controller) The SEMSAT is • Very simply and reliable integration offered in C, X. Ku, DBS and Ka-bands with antenna sizes from 1.2M The SEMSAT is offered in C, X, Ku, DBS and Ka-bands with antenna TP-Broadcaster TX – MPEG2 SD 4:2:0 encoder, DVB-S modulator • Integrated antenna control unit to 3.8M sizes from 1.2M to 3.8M Antenna Control Unit (ACU), TWT amplifier controller • Field replaceable spare units • Integrated electronics • Site survey TP-Broadcaster RX – IRD, audio visual monitoring spectrum • Modem agnostic • Installation and commission analyser • No tool assembly • Project management • IATA compliant • Robust and rugged • 5M cross-site 4 T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 5
  • 4. Systems Productssematron.com sematron.com MediaCatcher The MediaCatcher range gives you the flexibility to build a complete receive station system from just the antenna up to a full professional TVRO solution. The MediaCatcher is a professional TVRO system comprising of receive antenna, LNB, cross-site cables, IRD and all the services required to install and operate the solution. Sematron offers a complete turnkey portfolio for TVRO antenna systems in C and Ku, bands. The services include site survey, installation and commissioning for data or broadcast applications. MediaCatcher Antennas MediaCatcher – Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) Our Vsat antenna’s provide the best quality in the market due to Broadcasters’ requirements for differing equipment configurations the sophisticated, precision SMC compression molding process and the many and varied ways in which receivers are used are technology . driving the need for a flexible receiver platform. The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver has been designed to precisely meet Certifcations & Approvals these requirements. • Intelsat • MPEG-2 / 4 and SD / HD decoding • AsiaSat • HD, SD SDI or ASI outputs • Eutelsat • 2x balanced analog / digital audio outputs • The MediaCatcher can be offered in C, X, Ku and Ka-bands with • Common interface support optional mounting solutions • BISS Mode 1 and E support • Receive only (M) 1.8 / 2.4 / 3.4 / 3.7 / 4.5 • Wall Mount (for 1.2M and 1.8M only) • Non-Penetrating Mount • King-Post Mount • Single Axis Polar Mount • 3 Axis Jog Controller Mount • Inclined Orbit Racking MediaCatcher L-Band Architecture MediaCatcher System Design Quick Deploy Antenna (QD90) 0.90M The QD90 is a high quality, fast deploy satellite antenna system. Utilising a no tool approach, the QD range is simple to assemble and easy to point to the desired satellite. The complete system is contained with two easily managed carry cases for robust and safe transportation. • Mobile IP broadband delivery • Disaster recovery • eLearning Up to 8 IRDs can be connected via passive splitters or an active In addition to equipment supply we are pleased to offer design splitter with dual redundant power supplies and LNB powering. services and project management. Our highly skilled team are available to help with the system design, site survey and consultation to ensure your project is delivered to your satisfaction and within budget and time scales. 6 T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 7
  • 5. Productssematron.com sematron.com 1.0M Compact Manual 1.0M Compact Auto Pointing Flyaway (SF100) Flyaway (CF100) Scimitar – Ultra lightweight and powerful flyaway system. The CF100 is the world class truly multi-band compact flyaway Constructed from carbon fibre and aluminium alloys, the complete with outstanding operation in X and Ku-bands. With integrated uplink antenna is packed into two IATA compliant flight cases. antenna, RF BUC and auto acquire ACU, all within a single lightweight and robust carbon fibre housing. • Mobile IP broadband delivery • Disaster recovery • DSNG • Secure communications • Disaster recovery • Secure communication 8 T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 9
  • 6. Productssematron.com sematron.com 1.2M / 1.5M 1.2M/ 1.5M Drive-away antenna Flyaway (TP120/TP150) (RM120 / RM150) The TP series of antenna systems have been designed for The RMseries is an exceptional DSNG antenna designed for news agencies worldwide. Manufactured from carbon fibre today’s modern News Gathering professionals. The range and aluminium alloy technology, the complete system has been includes either 3 axis jog control or full auto-pointing facility designed to perform in the harshest environment were fast including inclined orbit tracking functionality. deployments are essential. • DSNG • DSNG • Disaster recovery • Oil & Gas / Mining • Secure communications • Secure commutations 1.2M Vsat Drive-away antenna (VM120) The VM120 is a high quality Vsat antenna system, ideally suited for IP broadcast and disaster recovery applications. The VM120 can be supplied with a range of LNB and BUC’s. All interconnecting control cables are supplied as part of the system so it is very easy to self install. • Mobile IP broadband delivery • Disaster recovery • Secure communication 10 T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 11
  • 7. Productssematron.com sematron.com Reflectors Sematron offers a range of stand-alone antenna system reflectors H6PF -HP1.0M Prime Focus H6S 1.2M Off-Set Reflector H8S 1.5M Off-Set Reflector Inter-locking ultra compact 1.0M 6 piece Strong and robust 1.2M 6 piece carbon Strong and robust 1.5M 8 piece carbon carbon reflector. No tool assembly. Can be reflector. No tool assembly. Can be supplied reflector. No tool assembly. Can be supplied supplied with feed arm and feed set. with feed arm and feed set – single case with feed arm and feed set – two cases under 23kg under 23kg H7RD 1.0M Off-Set Reflector H4PF 1.2M Prime Focus Reflector HS15 1.5M Off-Set Reflector Inter-locking ultra compact 1.0M diameter. Off-set reflector 7 piece carbon reflector. No Ultra lightweight 4 segment entre fed Strong and robust 1.5M single piece carbon tool assembly. Can be supplied with feed reflector complete with quick release stays. reflector. arm and feed set – single case under 23kg Carbon fibre manufacture Accessories Installation & Commissioning Both the Broadcaster and Netcaster range of antennas have been designed for easy installation we also offer an installation and commissioning service. You can simply drive your own truck into our workshop and we will fit your new antenna and fully commission the system. Options: Sand Shoes Spectrum Analyser QC-75 RF Quick Connector ACU100 Antenna Control Unit (C, X, Ku and Ka-bands) • Survey The tripod base extension The PSA-T series spectrum The ACU100 is a robust 3-axis pads (sand-shoes) have analysers represent an entirely With a simple twist of the wrist jog controller designed for • New installation been designed to give the TP new type of instrument. any waveguide joint is either use with Holkirk RM, VM, TP series of antennas ultra high They utilise the power of a securely made or speedily and fixed series of satellite stability for high wind loading handheld computer to provide released under the most trying antennas. • Retro-Fit (remove old antenna and replace with Broadcaster) applications. Giving a wide a level of performance that was conditions, even with gloved load contact area and ample previously impossible for an hands and low visibility. • Support Contracts locations for additional ballast instrument of this small size and the sand shoe needs no tools low cost. Each QC set comes complete to assemble and dis-assemble. with sealing caps on lanyards The very open design of the The PSA1301T and PSA2701T to keep your system free locking mechanism makes offer every engineer the from dust or moisture ingress cleaning dust and sand very opportunity to own a spectrum during transit or packaging and simple indeed. analyser regardless of their lanyards to ensure the caps are particular speciality. never misplaced and are always to hand when needed. 12 T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 13
  • 8. Warranty Out of warranty supportsematron.com sematron.com System Repair – Back to Base (UK) System Repair – On-site support (ROW) Bronze Standard warranty • Initial Inspection and report • Initial Inspection and report 12 months – return to factory • Parts • Parts Office hours telephone support • Labour • Labour engineering@sematron.com support • Test and Commission • Test and Commission BrOnze extended @5% Of cOntract value per a year (48 mOnths) • Travel and Subsistence A limited warranty will be offered on the work carried out A limited warranty will be offered on the work carried out Silver (12 months) Annual Antenna Health Check – Back to Base (UK) Working hours /on site support • On site support – technician to travel to site and conduct repair • Visual inspection • Office hours telephone support (uK 9.00am – 5.00pm) • Check on mechanical parts for excessive wear • engineering@sematron.com support • Extended Silver Support (48 months) • Re-grease bearings • Check condition of cables • Check antenna alignment Gold (12 months) • Check AZ EL and POL movement • Report 24/7 / on site / loan service / Guarantee TAT • On site support – technician to travel to site and conduct repair • Loan equipment Annual Antenna Health Check – on site + Travel & subsistence (assuming correct tools and access) • 24/7 hot line • Office hours telephone support (uK 9.00am – 5.00pm) • engineering@sematron.com support • Guarantee TAT Support Services • Extended Gold Support (48 months ) Satellite data base download Vehicle antenna replacement Warranty Terms & Conditions Loan Equipment • Holkirk Communications Ltd equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. • Holkirk Communications Ltd shall repair or replace defective equipment, at no charge, or at its option, refund the purchase price, if the • QD90 with 3W BUC equipment is returned to Holkirk Communications Ltd not more than twelve (12) months after shipment. • Removal or reinstallation of equipment and its transportation shall not be at cost of Holkirk Communications Ltd except Holkirk • TP120 (no HPA) Communications Ltd shall return repaired or replaced equipment freight prepaid. • RM120 (no HPA) • Warranty shall not apply to equipment which has been repaired or altered in any way so as to affect its stability or durability, or which has been subject to misuse, negligence or accident. • CF100 (4/8W BUC) • Warranty does not cover equipment which has been impaired by severe weather conditions such as excessive wind, ice, storms, Ex-Works UK (shipping can be arranged at cost +10%) lightning, or other natural occurrences over which Holkirk Communications Ltd has no control, and Warranty shall not apply to equipment which has been operated or installed other than in accordance with the instructions furnished by Holkirk Communications Ltd. • Claimants under Warranty shall present their claims along with the defective equipment to Holkirk Communications Ltd immediately upon failure. Non-compliance with any part of this claim procedure may invalidate warranty in whole or in part. 14 T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com T +44 1256 812 222 F +44 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.com 15
  • 9. Celebrating 21 years Making Waves...Sematron UK Ltd.Sandpiper House, Aviary Court, Wade Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8GXT +44 (0) 1256 812 222 F +44 (0) 1256 812 666 E sales@sematron.comsematron.com