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  • 1. TELE The World’s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine since 1981 DTT IPTV 3DTV satellite IN T E R N AT ION A LB 9318 E 12-012012 Test Report Deviser S20 Test Report Accurate Measurements and Easy to Operate GlobalInvacom Ivan Horrocks makes it Easy to Install a Fibre Optic Satellite System Test Report NetUP Abylay Ospan Surprises the Professionals With an Exceptional Card Test Report Amiko József Zsimán Converts Receiver into a Full Multimedia Center Test Report Horizon John McLoone has a Heart for TV Installers with a New Easy-to-Use Meter 12-01/2012 Test Report Jiuzhou Combo PVR Satellite, Terrestrial & Internet All in One w w w .T E L E - s a t e l l i t e . c o m
  • 2. TELE-satellite International t The World’s Larges zine Dig ital TV Trade Maga since 1981 Alexander Wiese Publisher .com alex@TELE-satellite y HQ in Munich, German Dear Readers,The availability of different signal analyzers is getting be multiple outlets available and let’s not forget thelarger and larger. In this issue we are introducing SmartPhone that would also need to be able to receivethree more of these products and as you’ve seen by TV signals.reading the test reports, these devices continue to offermore and more functions. This makes the setting up And it doesn’t stop there. In this issue of TELE-satelliteof a digital reception system a lot of fun regardless of we are reporting on an entirely new transmission methodwhether it’s a satellite or terrestrial system. called MIS. There are hardly any receivers available for this new method but this technology has potential andWhy is it that there are more and more signal analyzers undoubtedly will be expanded upon. And at some pointavailable? The answer is actually quite simple: the the matching signal analyzers would be needed as well.analyzer market continues to grow and grow and grow. And of course this guarantees that the signal analyzerOf course the next logical question is: why is it growing? market will grow even more. New transmission and reception technologies will follow and the complexitiesThere are some obvious reasons such as the cost/ of the reception systems will also increase.performance of the analyzers. This ratio continues togrow: either the price goes down for the performance As you can see, the original product group that wasyou get or you get more performance for the price you relatively small in size has developed because of allpay. But whatever the case may be, it’s becoming more these technological improvements into a product thatand more attractive for digital TV friends, even those more and more digital TV friends will actually end upwho don’t install such a system very often, to go out using on a regular basis.and buy a signal analyzer. Sincerely,But there’s another reason: the technology is becomingmore sophisticated and complex. “Simple” installations,like those involving only one antenna, one receiver anda single TV, are becoming fewer and fewer. You hardlysee this anymore. Today installations typically involvea combination system where, for example, a terrestrialand satellite system would be installed that also would Alexander Wieseinclude Internet access. On top of this there would Editor-in-Chief TELE-satellite International TELE satellite Address TELE-satellite International, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPE Editor-in-Chief Alexander Wiese, alex@TELE-satellite.com Published by TELE-satellite Medien GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPE Design Németi Barna Attila Advertising www.TELE-satellite.com/ads/ Hardcopy Subscriptions www.TELE-satellite.com/secure/eng/ Printer Blackprint Nyomdaipari Kft, Tenkefürdő utca 3, 1044 Budapest, HUNGARY/EUROPE Copyright © 2012 by TELE-satellite ISSN 1435-7003 TELE-satellite was established in 1981 and today is the oldest, largest and most-read digital tv trade magazine in the world. TELE-satellite is seen by more than 350,000 digital tv professionals around the world and is available both in printed form and online. www.TELE-satellite.com Redaktion TELE-satellite, Postfach 1234, D-85766 München-Ufg Chefredakteur Alexander Wiese (verantwortlich) Anschrift wie Verlag, Verlag TELE-satellite Medien GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, D-85774 Unterföhring, Inhaber: Alexander Wiese, Verleger, Unterföhring Anzeigen Alexander Wiese (verantwortlich), Anschrift wie Verlag
  • 3. EDITORIAL on the Internet Opinion Download editorial in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/editorial.pdf performance for the price you pay. But whatever the case may be, it’s becoming more and more attractive for digital TV friends, even those who don’t install such a system very often, to go out and buy a signal analyzer. Dear Readers, the availability of different But there’s another signal analyzers is getting reason: the technology larger and larger. In this is becoming more issue we are introducing sophisticated and three more of these complex. “Simple” products and as you’ve installations, like those seen by reading the test involving only one reports, these devices antenna, one receiver continue to offer more and a single TV, are this new method but this small in size has and more functions. This becoming fewer and technology has potential developed because of makes the setting up of a fewer. You hardly see and undoubtedly will be all these technological digital reception system this anymore. Today expanded upon. And at improvements into a a lot of fun regardless of installations typically some point the matching product that more and whether it’s a satellite or involve a combination signal analyzers would more digital TV friends terrestrial system. system where, for be needed as well. And will actually end up using example, a terrestrial and of course this guarantees on a regular basis. Why is it that there are satellite system would be that the signal analyzer more and more signal installed that also would market will grow even analyzers available? The include Internet access. more. New transmission Sincerely, answer is actually quite On top of this there and reception simple: the analyzer would be multiple outlets technologies will follow market continues to grow available and let’s not and the complexities of and grow and grow. Of forget the SmartPhone the reception systems will course the next logical that would also need to also increase. question is: why is it be able to receive TV Alexander Wiese growing? signals. As you can see, the Editor-in-Chief original product group TELE-satellite There are some obvious And it doesn’t stop that was relatively International reasons such as the there. In this issue of cost/performance of the TELE-satellite we are analyzers. This ratio reporting on an entirely Download editorial in German continues to grow: either new transmission www.TELE-satellite.com/ the price goes down for method called MIS. the performance you There are hardly any TELE-satellite-1201/ get or you get more receivers available for deu/editorial.pdf 6 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 4. CONTENT Jiuzhou Combo PVR DTS6695 DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T Combo Receiver with PVR Functions......... 18 ...172 DEVISER S20 Satellite Antenna Meter................................ 34 Amiko WLK-100 Wireless Multimedia Keyboard with Trackpad..................... 48 ...184 NetUP Dual DVB-T/C-CI Professional PC Card............ 62 Horizon HD-STM Satellite and Terrestrial Antenna Meter.......... 76 SPAUN SUS 5581/33 NF Satellite Multiswitch Distribution System... 88 ...194 Icecrypt S3500HDCCI HD PVR enabled Satellite Receiver........................ 98 Lexium FastAlign 7100 Pro Satellite Meter.........110 ...220 GlobalInvacom Fibre Optic Installation Materials................124 DEKTEC DTU-215 Gold Edition USB 2.0 digital VHF/ UHF Modulator........136AWARD Winning: Company Report: Feature:Digital Receivers of 21st Century......... 146 Wholesaler and Manufacturer The New Flexible MIS SatelliteAV, USA................................ 194 Transmission Technology.................... 240AWARD Winning:HDTV PC Cards of 21st Century........... 156 Company Overview: Company Report: Best Digital TV Companies Satellite Information WebsiteAWARD Winning: of the World...................................... 206 BSD, Brasil....................................... 246Signal Analyzers of 21st Century......... 162 Company Report: Technical Service:Company Report: Cologne Broadcasting Center, Digital TV Transponder StreamsReceiver and Multiswitch Manufacturer CBC, Germany.................................. 220 around the World............................... 254INPA, Turkey..................................... 172 Feature: DTT of the World............................ 268Company Report: Waterfall Diagrams forWholesaler and Shop 8dtek Satellite Meters........................ 232 Global Readership ofP-SAT, Hungary ................................ 184 TELE-satellite Magazine.................. 27210 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  • 5. ADVERTISER‘S INDEX 8DTEK............................................ China................... 51 JIUZHOU........................................ China..................276 AB-COM.......................................... Slovakia......... 46-47 JONSA............................................ Taiwan...............179 ALUOSAT........................................ China...........155, 161 KARMACOM.................................... Hungary.............. 11 AMIKO............................................ Hungary.............. 11 LEXIUM.......................................... USA....................205 ANDREAWEB.................................. Germany............201 MEGASAT....................................... Germany........ 60-61 APPLIED INSTRUMENTS................ USA................... 239 MFC................................................ USA....................227 AZBOX............................................ Portugal.............275 MICO.............................................. China..................... 2 AZURESHINE.................................. Taiwan...............201 MOTECK......................................... Taiwan...............197 B2C-ELECTRONIC........................... Germany........ 60-61 NABSHOW2012.............................. USA.............. 83, 139 BEIJINGTOPREAL........................... China..................105 NETUP............................................ Russia................179 BOIINGSAT.................................... China..................119 OIPF............................................... Sweden............. 223 BOMARE......................................... Algeria...............131 OPENSAT........................................ Portugal.............275 BSD................................................ Brasil..................235 PANODIC........................................ China..................... 2 BT.................................................. UK......................... 7 PREVAIL......................................... China...............32-33 BYAELECTRONIC............................ Algeria...............219 SAPRO............................................ Czech.................197 CABSAT2012.................................. Dubai.................. 95 SATBEAMS...................................... Belgium..............189 CARDATTACK.................................. Germany............193 SATCATCHER.................................. UK....................... 55 CCBN2012...................................... China..................115 SATELLITEGUYS............................. USA....................249 CES2012......................................... USA....................101 SATFINDER.................................... Germany........... 239 CSTB2012....................................... Russia................187 SBTVD............................................ Brasil..................189 CHINABROADCASTING.................. China..................193 SCATINDIA2012............................. India..................143 CNBROADCASTING........................ China..................193 SCHOTT.......................................... Germany............201 CONVERGENCEINDIA2012............. India..................175 SEN5.............................................. China................... 51 DEVISER........................................ China................... 91 DEKTEC.......................................... Netherlands.......121 SICHUANJIUZHOU......................... China..................276 DIGITALTELEMEDIA....................... China..................276 SICHUANVIDEOELECTRONIC......... China................... 79 DISHPOINTER................................ UK..................... 223 SKYWORTH.................................... China................... 43 DOEBIS.......................................... Germany......... 16-17 SMARTWI....................................... Denmark............. 23 DOEBIS-JAEGER............................. Germany............. 85 SOWELL......................................... China................... 65 FULANELECTRONICS...................... China..................... 5 SPAUN............................................ Germany............. 73 GLOBALINVACOM........................... UK....................... 41 STREAM.......................................... Algeria...............131 GLOBALSAT.................................... China................... 69 SVEC.............................................. China................... 79 GOOSAT......................................... China................... 69 TEHNICB........................................ Romania.............249 HANGZHOUPREVAIL...................... China...............32-33 TENOW........................................... China..................227 HORIZON....................................... UK....................... 27 TEVII............................................. Taiwan...............205 IBC2012......................................... UK......................127 TOPREAL........................................ China..................105 ICECRYPT....................................... UK......................... 4 TOOWAY......................................... Germany............201 ICLASS........................................... Korea.................. 13 TRIMAX.......................................... China..................133 INPAX............................................ Turkey................. 37 TURBOSAT...................................... UK......................... 4 JAEGER.......................................... Germany............. 85 WSINTERNATIONAL....................... USA....................20512 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 6. 08-09/201 1 AB 3DBox Converter Magically transforms every TV program into a fascinating 3D experience 04-05/201 1 Fulan ST7111 Excellently designed operating software with built-in customer service14 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 7. MAGAZINE 08-09/2009 Global Invacom Optical LNB The first worldwide production-ready optical satellite reception and transmission system with excellent results – an investment that already makes sense today 08-09/2010 AZBox Ultra HD Fully Equipped Satellite and Internet HDTV Receiver 10-1 1/201 1 Tenow TBS6984Made for TV addicts who can neverwatch and record enough channels. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 15
  • 8. TEST REPORT Combo Receiver Jiuzhou Combo PVR DTS6695 for Europe18 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 9. • Great for the whole family thanks toInternet access• Smart power supply with external powerunit• Sufficient channel memory• Seamless integration of Internet servicesoffered by TV channels• Easy software update TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/jiuzhou-DTS6695 Direct Contact to Sales Manager www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 19
  • 10. TEST REPORT Combo ReceiverA single box for DVB-S/S2and DVB-T reception Jiuzhou’s combo receiver to do is hook up the exter- of the DTS6695 into a stylish ment may not go down wellDTS6695 is so new it arrived nal power pack that comes 26cm case featuring six but- with all potential buyers weat the TELE-satellite edito- with the box, or you may tons on the front panel for found that the colour mixrial office in a blank white even use any existing de- operation without a remote works quite well.box devoid of any logo or vice as long as it provides control. A CI+ compatibledescription. 12V DC with a minimum of card reader is hidden behind Let’s have a look at the 2.5A. As our test unit came a flap, as well as a USB 2.0 back panel now, which is When we opened the box without a power pack, we interface. A four-digit seg- filled to the brim with allwe were in for another sur- simply chose the latter op- ment display and an LED in- connection options you willprise: Well aware of its in- tion and used one of our ex- dicating the operating mode ever need. Apart from thecreasingly prominent posi- isting units – which worked round off the front panel. standard tuner input andtion as global supplier of just fine. loop-through outputs (fortop-notch receivers, Jiuzhou The receiver’s front panel DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T) youhas made a smart move to- They say that first impres- comes in black, while the will of course find a HDMIwards being compatible with sions go a long way, and Jiu- case itself is silver – even output for excellent videoall sorts of power supplies zhou packs all components though this design state- quality, an electrical S/PDIFand mains sockets – the re-ceiver itself comes withouta power pack at all, whichinstead is supplied as anexternal unit, depending onthe destination country. Asimple 12V power socket ispositioned on the receiver’sback panel, and all you need 12-01/2012 Jiuzhou Combo PVR DTS6695 0.2 Top-notch receiver for the whole family20 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 11. 1output for mind-blowing sur- means that you should startround sound, and a network out with running a chan-interface for linking up to a nel scan. To that end alllocal LAN. Added to that are you need to do is press thea total of eight RCA jacks for MENU button to call up thestereo audio, CVBS and YUV perfectly neat main menu,video, and an S-Video sock- which is easy to navigateet, scart euroconnector and and also pleasing to the eye.RS 232 interface. In caseyou’re wondering about the Working yourself throughmain switch: There is none the individual entries youon the back panel of the first make sure the receiver 2DTS6695, because with an cooperates with your LCDexternal power pack there or plasma TV, before takingis no need for one. The re- the next step and settingmote control that comes up the receiver to work withwith the receiver also leaves your antenna configuration.a positive impression withits easy-to-use layout and 1. Main menu of the DTS6695great ergonomics. 2. Basic settings of the DTS6695 When you turn on the re- 3. Satellite settingsceiver for the first time all 4. Automatic channel search on several satellitesyou will likely see is a ‘No 5. Manual channel search 3channel’ message, which in DVB-T mode 4 5 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 21
  • 12. 6 Obviously the new Jiuzhou supported so that the re- box makes sure users in ceiver will work with stand- many countries can ‘under- ard multi-feed antennas for stand’ its on-screen display, up to four LNBs just as well and the choice of menu lan- as with multi-focus anten- guages goes far beyond the nas for up to 16 LNBs and classics such as English, with motorised antennas French and German. Speak- using either the DiSEqC 1.2 ers of Spanish, Italian, Pol- or 1.3 protocols. Big cheers ish, Russian, Hungarian, from us for such brilliant7 Czech, Dutch and Romanian DiSEqC implementation! will be happy to learn that ‘their’ language is available The channel memory can as well. The selection of lan- hold up to 4000 channel en- guages also goes to show tries and in order to fill it that the DTS6695 is geared up a single touch of a but- towards the European mar- ton takes you to the chan- ket. The list of pre-set coun- nel search menu. On the tries for DVB-T reception left section of the screen underpins that impression there is a list of all avail- as it only includes European able satellites for selection countries. (several entries can select- ed at once), while the right-8 Using the HDMI output hand section shows various the video signal can be pro- search modes and options cessed in 576p, 720p and such as free-to-air chan- 1080i and we cannot praise nels only, radio or TV only, highly enough a dedicated network search mode, and button on the remote to so on. switch between these set- tings on the fly, without hav- Once you have made all ing to go through a menu. relevant settings the green function key activates the Now that the DTS6695 has automatic signal search. We become a perfect match for selected HOTBIRD 13° East our TV, we proceed to the for our test and the Jiuzhou9 next stage and introduce it DTS6695 took slightly more to our reception equipment than eight minutes to scan high up on the roof. Jiuzhou the entire frequency range. ships its new box with a The DVB-T scan was com- list of 64 pre-stored Euro- pleted in less than a minute. pean satellite positions, all of which come with suitably If you need to add indi- current transponder data. vidual channels at a later As far as LOF’s are con- stage you should perform cerned, the Jiuzhou receiver a manual search, which is offers a range of pre-set os- available for both DVB-T and cillator frequencies for the C DVB-S/S2. In satellite mode and Ku bands, as well as a the Jiuzhou box even al-10 manual option for those out- lows manual PID input. The of-the-ordinary settings. modulation type is always detected automatically by All DiSEqC protocols are the receiver. A search on one of the major European 6. Automatic channel search satellite platforms may eas- via satellite ily yield 1000 or even more 7. Channel editing and sorting options channel entries, so organis- 8. Several favourites lists are ing and managing all those available channels is of the essence. 9. LAN configuration Luckily, the channel edi- 10. Web browser – address field tor of the DTS6695 is your22 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  • 14. 21 best friend when it comes to always at your fingertips. bringing some order to your list. It can be used to delete, Speaking of zapping: It move or rename channels, only takes about one sec- or to perform an automatic ond until the selected chan- channel sorting. Thanks to nel appears on screen so several favourites lists you there’s nothing in the way (and all the other members of exploring the wide range of your family with their in- of channel offerings. Thanks dividual favourites list) will to the neat info bar we22 find your favourite channels were always kept up to date in next to no time at all. about current and upcoming events as well. Now that the Jiuzhou re- ceiver is tailored to your The comprehensive range needs and those of your of features of the new Jiu- satellite antenna(s) it’s fi- zhou receiver is rounded nally time to check out how off with an OSD teletext it performs its core task: TV decoder, an audio option and radio reception. To start to switch between different with, we should emphasise audio tracks (if provided by the DTS6695’s video and the channel) and a subtitle audio quality, which is noth- mode. We even discovered23 ing short of brilliant and was a handy little feature of able to impress everybody the channel list which al- in our editorial offices. lows searching for a specific channel by keying in the Every time a new chan- first letter(s) of its name. nel is called up the receiver If you need to change be- shows a smartly designed tween DVB-T and DVB-S/ info bar for a few seconds, S2 reception there is a dedi- which displays the name of cated button on the remote the current and next event. and we found that switch- With the help of the receiv- ing worked flawlessly in any er’s clearly laid out EPG it event. is even possible to use it as24 a seven-day TV guide, as When we mentioned the long as individual channels USB interface on the front transmit the required data. panel earlier on you might have guessed already that Zapping equals fun with the DTS6695 comes with the DTS6695, since chan- PVR capability. The USB nels can be grouped into socket can be used to at- favourites lists and are thus tach an external storage 11. Software upgrades can be performed via satellite or with a USB stick 12. MP3 playback 13. JPEG picture viewer 14. The DTS6695 is able to play back video files with a variety of25 formats 15. Playback of a HD video in H.264 format 16. Playback of a HD video in Divx format 17. Channel list with satellite selection 18. TELE-satellite website as displayed on the LCD TV using the DTS6695 browser 19. Info bar with title of current and next event 20. EPG 21. Interactive multimedia services of Bayerischer Rundfunk 22. Extended EPG 23. Interactive multimedia services of Bayerischer Rundfunk 24. Interactive multimedia services of Sat.1 25. Video on demand via Internet www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 25
  • 15. 26 medium, even though this friends all over the globe are means that the flap on the part of our daily routine, so front panel has to stay open it’s only logical that Jiuzhou while the USB interface is in has made its DTS6695 fully use. We tested all PVR func- Internet-ready. The receiv- tions of the box and could er comes with an Ethernet not fault any of them. But interface on the hardware then again, we would not side, and Internet browser expect anything less from on the software side so that Jiuzhou. users can go online during27 commercial breaks. These days PVR receiv- ers don’t just record and Remember the time when play back events, and the a game of Tetris on a satel- DTS6695 is no exception: lite receiver was considered It can be your MP3 jukebox, cool? These days you go on- your image viewer and your line rather than play games. video player for TS, MPEG Obviously the Jiuzhou box and DivX files, to name just supports all required pro- a few formats. tocols such as DHCP, for example, and therefore be- If you don’t want to stop haves similar to a PC in your at DTH satellite reception, local network.28 you will be interested to find out more about the high One of the reasons for quality and low threshold of supplying the DTS6695 with the satellite tuner used by a network interface is the Jiuzhou. emergence of interactive TV. HbbTV (Hybrid Broad- As you know we like to cast Broadband TV) is the push all tested models to name of a service that is the limit and in this case we already offered in a num- are pleased to state that the ber of European countries DTS6695 passed all tests such as Germany (ARD, with flying colours. It ac- ZDF, Sat1/Pro7, Vox, QVC, cepted and processed weak etc.), France and Spain, to29 signals (C/N values start- name but a few. If a viewer ing from just 5 dB) just as watches an HbbTV channel well as SCPC signals from the receiver will automati- approximately 2 MS/s. The cally detect this feature, es- only thing that is missing tablish an Internet connec- with the Jiuzhou DTS6695 is tion and display a message a blind scan mode. indicating available HbbTV content. The Internet has become a driving force in our life, and If you then want to switch no matter how we view that from the regular channel to development, being online corresponding additional in- is almost a fact of life these formation you simply press30 days. Posting on social net- the red function key in order works, checking mails and to call up comprehensive chatting with family and background content which may range from advanced 26. The DTS6695 can also display current weather EPG and current news and information weather all the way to ex- 27. ARD Mediathek (online content library) tensive content libraries or 28. Teletext on-demand services. In our 29. HDTV channels via DVB-S2 view, one of the most use- are processed flawlessly by the ful features is a content li- DTS6695 brary: Many channels offer 30. Channel list restriction to DVB-T reception their programming for on- 26 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 16. 31 3233 34line viewing on your PC after 31. Channel list restriction to favorite liststhe actual broadcast date. 32. Channel list restriction to individual satellitesUsing HbbTV, receivers like 33, 34. SCPC reception via TURKSAT 42° Eastthe DTS6695 can now ac-cess these offerings direct- via satellite) so that you canly on the TV, so you don’t expect additional featuresneed your PC monitor any every now and then.longer for watching TV. Allyou need for it to work is an What’s even more impor-HbbTV compatible receiver tant, any potential softwarelike the Jiuzhou DTS6695 bugs can easily be solved asand an Internet connection quickly as possible.with a bandwidth of at least2 Mb/s. Of course we triedout the HbbTV feature andfound that it works flawless-ly. We particularly enjoyedvarious content libraries andat the same time stayed upto date with the latest newsand weather reports. The new Jiuzhou DTS6695has left a lasting impressionwith us and proves yet againthat Jiuzhou is one of themost innovative companiesin the satellite business. Itslatest offspring boasts top-quality workmanship andworked flawlessly through-out our test. In addition,the manufacturer neverstops improving the soft-ware (which can be updatedeither with a USB stick or28 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 17. Expert Opinion TECHNICAL DATA Perfect DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T combo receiver Manufacturer Jiuzhou (Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd.) with PVR for the living room. The stable and 7F, Jiuzhou Electric Building, Southern No. 12 Road sophisticated software did not show any sign Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen+ of weakness during our test. What’s more, innovative features such as a web browser Tel. +86-755-26947128 Guangdong 518057, China and access to interactive multimedia services Thomas Haring TELE-satellite Email sales8@d-telemedia.com and online content libraries put this receiver Test Center Austria Model DTS6695 well ahead of the competition. Input frequency / 950-2150 MHz We were not able to activate WiFi reception, even though a Input frequency 177.5 - 226.5 MHz and 474 - 858 MHz– dedicated menu entry pretended that it should work. Symbol rates 2-45 Ms/s ( ) & 2-30 Ms/s ( ) SCPC compatible yes (tested >2 Ms/s) DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 ENERGY EPG yes DIAGRAM C/KU band compatible yes HDTV support yes (up to 1080i in MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264) Apparent Power Input terminal F-type 75 Ohm Modulations QPSK, 8PSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM HDMI yes YUV, CVBS, Stereo Audio yes Active Power S-Video yes RF-Modulator no Mode Apparent Active Factor Ethernet yes Active 5W 1 W 0.2 StandBy 21 W 10 W 0.47 USB 2.0 yes RS232 yes PVR Function yes HbbTV yesFirst 15 minutes: Standby; Second 15 minutes: Active use with Power supply 12V, 2.5Achannel switching and PVR operation www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 29
  • 18. TEST REPORT on the Internet Combo Receiver Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/jiuzhou.pdf Jiuzhou’s combo receiver external power pack that front panel. The receiver’s DTS6695 is so new it arrived comes with the box, or you front panel comes in black, at the TELE-satellite edito- may even use any existing while the case itself is silver rial office in a blank white device as long as it provides – even though this design box devoid of any logo or 12V DC with a minimum of statement may not go down description. 2.5A. As our test unit came well with all potential buy- When we opened the box without a power pack, we ers we found that the colour we were in for another sur- simply chose the latter op- mix works quite well. video, and an S-Video sock- prise: Well aware of its in- tion and used one of our ex- Let’s have a look at the et, scart euroconnector and creasingly prominent posi- isting units – which worked back panel now, which is RS 232 interface. In case tion as global supplier of just fine. filled to the brim with all you’re wondering about the top-notch receivers, Jiuzhou They say that first impres- connection options you will main switch: There is none has made a smart move sions go a long way, and Jiu- ever need. Apart from the on the back panel of the towards being compat- zhou packs all components standard tuner input and DTS6695, because with an ible with all sorts of power of the DTS6695 into a styl- loop-through outputs (for external power pack there supplies and mains sockets ish 26cm case featuring six DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T) you is no need for one. The re- – the receiver itself comes buttons on the front panel will of course find a HDMI mote control that comes without a power pack at all, for operation without a re- output for excellent video with the receiver also leaves which instead is supplied as mote control. A CI+ com- quality, an electrical S/PDIF a positive impression with an external unit, depending patible card reader is hid- output for mind-blowing sur- its easy-to-use layout and on the destination country. den behind a flap, as well as round sound, and a network great ergonomics. A simple 12V power socket a USB 2.0 interface. A four- interface for linking up to a When you turn on the re- is positioned on the receiv- digit segment display and local LAN. Added to that are ceiver for the first time all er’s back panel, and all you an LED indicating the op- a total of eight RCA jacks for you will likely see is a ‘No need to do is hook up the erating mode round off the stereo audio, CVBS and YUV channel’ message, which30 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 19. means that you should start ceiver offers a range of pre- channel entries, so organis- With the help of the re-out with running a chan- set oscillator frequencies ing and managing all those ceiver’s clearly laid out EPGnel scan. To that end all for the C and Ku bands, as channels is of the essence. it is even possible to use ityou need to do is press the well as a manual option for Luckily, the channel edi- as a seven-day TV guide, asMENU button to call up the those out-of-the-ordinary tor of the DTS6695 is your long as individual channelsperfectly neat main menu, settings. best friend when it comes to transmit the required data.which is easy to navigate All DiSEqC protocols are bringing some order to your Zapping equals fun withand also pleasing to the eye. supported so that the re- list. It can be used to delete, the DTS6695, since chan- Working yourself through ceiver will work with stand- move or rename channels, nels can be grouped intothe individual entries you ard multi-feed antennas for or to perform an automatic favourites lists and are thusfirst make sure the receiver up to four LNBs just as well channel sorting. Thanks to always at your fingertips.cooperates with your LCD as with multi-focus anten- several favourites lists you Speaking of zapping: Itor plasma TV, before taking nas for up to 16 LNBs and (and all the other members only takes about one sec-the next step and setting with motorised antennas of your family with their in- ond until the selected chan-up the receiver to work with using either the DiSEqC 1.2 dividual favourites list) will nel appears on screen soyour antenna configuration. or 1.3 protocols. Big cheers find your favourite channels there’s nothing in the way Obviously the new Jiu- from us for such brilliant in next to no time at all. of exploring the wide rangezhou box makes sure users DiSEqC implementation! Now that the Jiuzhou re- of channel offerings. Thanksin many countries can ‘un- The channel memory can ceiver is tailored to your to the neat info bar wederstand’ its on-screen dis- hold up to 4000 channel needs and those of your were always kept up to dateplay, and the choice of menu entries and in order to fill it satellite antenna(s) it’s fi- about current and upcominglanguages goes far beyond up a single touch of a but- nally time to check out how events as well.the classics such as English, ton takes you to the chan- it performs its core task: TV The comprehensive rangeFrench and German. Speak- nel search menu. On the and radio reception. To start of features of the new Jiu-ers of Spanish, Italian, Pol- left section of the screen with, we should emphasise zhou receiver is roundedish, Russian, Hungarian, there is a list of all available the DTS6695’s video and off with an OSD teletextCzech, Dutch and Romanian satellites for selection (sev- audio quality, which is noth- decoder, an audio optionwill be happy to learn that eral entries can selected ing short of brilliant and was to switch between different‘their’ language is available at once), while the right- able to impress everybody audio tracks (if provided byas well. The selection of lan- hand section shows various in our editorial offices. the channel) and a subtitleguages also goes to show search modes and options Every time a new chan- mode. We even discoveredthat the DTS6695 is geared such as free-to-air channels nel is called up the receiver a handy little feature oftowards the European mar- only, radio or TV only, net- shows a smartly designed the channel list which al-ket. The list of pre-set coun- work search mode, and so info bar for a few seconds, lows searching for a specifictries for DVB-T reception on. which displays the name of channel by keying in theunderpins that impression Once you have made all the current and next event. first letter(s) of its name.as it only includes European relevant settings the greencountries. function key activates the Using the HDMI outputthe video signal can be pro- automatic signal search. We selected HOTBIRD 13° East Download this report in Germancessed in 576p, 720p and for our test and the Jiuzhou1080i and we cannot praise DTS6695 took slightly morehighly enough a dedicated than eight minutes to scanbutton on the remote to the entire frequency range.switch between these set- The DVB-T scan was com-tings on the fly, without hav- pleted in less than a minute.ing to go through a menu. If you need to add indi- Now that the DTS6695 has vidual channels at a laterbecome a perfect match for stage you should performour TV, we proceed to the a manual search, which isnext stage and introduce it available for both DVB-T andto our reception equipment DVB-S/S2. In satellite modehigh up on the roof. Jiuzhou the Jiuzhou box even al-ships its new box with a lows manual PID input. Thelist of 64 pre-stored Euro- modulation type is alwayspean satellite positions, all detected automatically byof which come with suit- the receiver. A search on www.TELE-satellite.com/ably current transponder one of the major European TELE-satellite-1201/data. As far as LOF’s are satellite platforms may eas-concerned, the Jiuzhou re- ily yield 1000 or even more deu/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 31
  • 20. TEST REPORT Satellite Meter DEVISER S20 Satellite Meter TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/deviser-S20 Direct Contact to Sales Manager ■ TELE-satellite Technical Expert Jacek Pawlowski uses the Deviser S20 to align a satellite dish.34 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 21. • includes the very usefulsatellite spectrum view• locks both to very high andvery low symbol rates• very easy to operate• very accurate measurementresults• usable both for C and Ku bandsatellites www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 35
  • 22. TEST REPORT Satellite Meter A Well Performing Meter Which Even Looks Great 12-01/2012 Deviser S20 Satellite Meter Ideally suited to fastly install dishes Someone once said: “We buy with our eyes” and that’s true. The designers of Devis- er’s new satellite meter took this advice to their heart and managed to fit their new product into a really great housing. The light blue and gray combination of colors is definitely an eyecatcher. The plastic case of the me- ter is gray but it is wrapped around with a light blue rub- ber envelope. Quite an inter- esting design, but let’s have a look now into its perfor- mance. The meter sits nicely in your hand. Its backlit LCD is quite large and readable even outside. Seven but- tons are clearly labeled and you can operate them with your thumb without touching neighbouring buttons. Signal input connector is located at the bottom of the case while the 12 V DC power socket and mini USB port are lo- cated on the right side of the S20 case. Deviser included two F barrel connectors, so if the first one is torn off, you sim- ply replace it with the sec- ond one. The power supply unit and car charger unit are also in the package. But that is not yet all: you get a detailed hard copy user manual as well as a small CD ROM containing PC software for managing satellites and transponders stored in the S20’s memory. And there’s even more: the S20 comes with a vanity case that you can attach to your belt and a light blue strap if you pre- fer to hang the S20 on your neck or shoulder. Right after power on, S20 enters the signal search mode. There are two bar graph indicators on the screen for signal strength and signal quality, with per- centage values showed next to them. Satellite name,36 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 23. its longitude, transponder sition the cursor on a tran- name, polarization as well sponder and press OK, S20 as the battery status are will measure this transpond- shown. With the left and er. That’s a great advantage right arrow buttons you of this meter. switch the satellite, and with When you managed to set up and down buttons the your dish well enough to transponder. Every satellite produce peaks on the spec- has exactly 6 transponders trum screen, chances are stored in the S20’s memory. you have found your satel- Once the meter locks to the lite but how can you be sure? transponder, you know that Well, you simply return to your antenna is aimed at the the signal search screen that satellite shown at the top of the S20 shows when pow- screen. ered on. You switch satellites In an early stage of the left and right until you find antenna alignment process, the only one at which S20 you do not receive any sig- locks. Even if this is not the nal yet. In such situation, one you wanted to receive, the best idea is to use the you will know the longitude angle calculator embedded of the satellite you have in the S20. When you enter just turned your dish at. In the geographical coordinates this way, you will also know of your antenna location and whether to rotate your an- satellite longitude, it will cal- tenna more to the East or to culate the azimuth, eleva- the West in search of the de- tion and LNB tilt angles. You sired satellite. should apply those angles to Once you are receiving the the dish as accurately as you right satellite, we suggest to can and then switch the S20 switch to the transponder to spectrum view. Now ro- measurement screen, where tate and tilt your dish gently more parameters are shown. until you see signal peaks on Now observe the SNR read- the spectrum. ing when adjusting your dish When in spectrum view, and LNB tilt. Maximize its you can change the span (80, value. And that’s it. Tighten 160, 320 MHz and Full band) the screws carefully to avoid and you can also move the unintentional shift. Your dish cursor to the left and right. is perfectly aligned. But that’s not all. If you po- Antenna alignment with1 2 34 5 67 8 9 38 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 24. 10 11 12 1. Fast Search window 13 14 2. Transponder Measurement window 3. Spectrum View 4. Measuring a transponder selected from the spectrum 5. Setting up the Dish Angle Calculator 6. Angle Calculator helps in dish and LNB alignment 7. Setup menu 8. Battery charge status 9. Satellite list contains up to 16 satellites When installing the PC to look for the missing file on 10. Satellite and transponder lists are editable software we encountered an the Internet, download it and 11. Editing satellite parameters error. The Deviser installer save it in the Windowssys- 12. Selecting a transponder to select its parameters informed us that one DLL file tem32 folder. 13. Transponder parameter edition - screen 1 was missing in our Windows In our test sample, the 14. Transponder parameter edition -screen 2 XP system. To successfully satellite list along with the finish the installation, we had corresponding transponder the S20 from Deviser is real- What’s more, during our ly an easy task. But how ac- tests Deviser released a new curate is the meter? We de- software version (1.06B) cided to compare it with two which now even includes signal analyzers of different DiSEqC settings. First of all, brands. The S20 measure- DiSEqc 1.0 and 1.1 were add- ment results where quite ed in a separate menu item. close to the readings of its The content of this menu competitors. The meter had item is very simple. The first a problem in locking to one line lets you choose which DVB-S2 transponder (TP2 in DiSEqC protocol you need: our graphs) but at the same 1.0 or 1.1. The second line time the other meters where is for choosing the input of completely unable to lock a DiSEqC switch. For DiSEqC to the signals the S20 pro- 1.0 the possibilities are from cessed without any trouble! 1 through 4 and for DiSEqC These were the transpond- 1.1 from 1 through 16. The ers of lower symbol rates third line lets you send the (around 10 Ms/sec and 2.5 command to the switch. You Ms/sec). So, in real life, al- could not invent it any sim- most every meter can have pler. For the majority of re- a problem with locking to ception systems that use a this or that signal. The S20 single DiSEqC 1.0 switch or was quite at par with much DiSEqC 1.1 switch, the fea- more complex and much tures of Deviser’s S20 will be more expensive meters if we absolutely sufficient. compare the ability to lock The software included in and measure different tran- the package is a rather ba- sponders. sic transponder editor. It Of course, everybody is allows you to change satel- aware that the S20 can not lite name and position and play the video in full color to define 6 transponders for or audio of a TV channel or every satellite. The number take more advanced meas- of satellites is limited to 16 urements. But the S20 of- what should be sufficient for fers everything you need to most installers. If you prefer, to set up a dish in a fast and you can also edit the param- easy way. It is usable both in eters directly in the setup Ku-Band and C-band as you menu using the S20 buttons. can freely define values for But of course it is faster and single and dual frequency lo- more convenient to do that cal oscillators (LOFs). on your PC. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 39
  • 25. More on This Manufacturer Read TELE-satellite’s Company Report: DEVISER Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, China www.devisertek.com www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/deviser.pdf40 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 26. parameters was suitable forAsia rather than Europe. Forthe purpose of the test, wechanged two satellites to Eu-ropean ones. To do that, weneeded to refer to a tran-sponder list (www.satbeams.com). Not every transponder ofa given satellite is receiv-able in your location dueto various footprints, so besure to only put into the S20transponder list the ones re-ceivable in your area. Actu-ally, Deviser will of coursecustomize the satellite/tran-sponder list once the S20 issold in different parts of theworld. The S20 is a great littlemeter ideally suited to fastlyinstall dishes. Once all sat-ellite and transponders areset in its memory, the built-in spectrum greatly helpsto identify the satellite. Thecalculator makes it easy topre-install the dish into theapproximate direction. It’sgreat design makes the S20a valuable assistant to thedish installer. ■ Satellite Channel Editor TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics Instrument Co., Ltd. Fax +86-22-27645002 E-mail overseasbiz@deviser.com.cn Web page www.devisertek.com Model S20 Function Satellite antenna meter Input Frequency 950~2150 MHz Input Signal Level 30~110 dBµV Symbol Rate 1~45 Ms/sec LCD 128 x 64 pixels LNB max current 400 mA Power Supply 12 V DC 1.2 A Operating Time 4 hours when fully charged Charging Time 5 hours Expert Opinion Very easy operation Quite fast and accurate + Good measurement resolution (0.1 dB for SNR) Locks without any problem to high and low Jacek Pawlowski TELE-satellite symbol rate transponders Test Center Poland Many accessories – The meter shows BER, instead of VBER42 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 27. TEST REPORT on the Internet Satellite Meter Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/deviser.pdf Someone once said: “We touching neighbouring but- to your belt and a light blue buy with our eyes” and tons. Signal input connec- strap if you prefer to hang that’s true. The designers tor is located at the bot- the S20 on your neck or of Deviser’s new satellite tom of the case while the shoulder. meter took this advice to 12 V DC power socket and Right after power on, S20 their heart and managed mini USB port are located enters the signal search to fit their new product into on the right side of the S20 mode. There are two bar a really great housing. The case. graph indicators on the your antenna is aimed at light blue and gray combi- Deviser included two F screen for signal strength the satellite shown at the nation of colors is definitely barrel connectors, so if and signal quality, with top of screen. an eyecatcher. The plastic the first one is torn off, percentage values showed In an early stage of the case of the meter is gray you simply replace it with next to them. Satellite antenna alignment process, but it is wrapped around the second one. The power name, its longitude, tran- you do not receive any sig- with a light blue rubber en- supply unit and car charger sponder name, polariza- nal yet. In such situation, velope. Quite an interest- unit are also in the pack- tion as well as the battery the best idea is to use the ing design, but let’s have age. But that is not yet status are shown. With the angle calculator embed- a look now into its perfor- all: you get a detailed hard left and right arrow but- ded in the S20. When you mance. copy user manual as well as tons you switch the satel- enter the geographical co- The meter sits nicely in a small CD ROM containing lite, and with up and down ordinates of your antenna your hand. Its backlit LCD PC software for managing buttons the transponder. location and satellite lon- is quite large and read- satellites and transponders Every satellite has exactly gitude, it will calculate the able even outside. Seven stored in the S20’s memo- 6 transponders stored in azimuth, elevation and LNB buttons are clearly labeled ry. And there’s even more: the S20’s memory. Once tilt angles. You should ap- and you can operate them the S20 comes with a van- the meter locks to the ply those angles to the dish with your thumb without ity case that you can attach transponder, you know that as accurately as you can44 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 28. and then switch the S20 to S20 measurement results majority of reception sys- satellite list along with thespectrum view. Now rotate where quite close to the tems that use a single DiS- corresponding transponderand tilt your dish gently un- readings of its competitors. EqC 1.0 switch or DiSEqC parameters was suitabletil you see signal peaks on The meter had a problem in 1.1 switch, the features of for Asia rather than Europe.the spectrum. locking to one DVB-S2 tran- Deviser’s S20 will be abso- For the purpose of the test, When in spectrum view, sponder (TP2 in our graphs) lutely sufficient. we changed two satellitesyou can change the span but at the same time the The software included to European ones. To do(80, 160, 320 MHz and Full other meters where com- in the package is a rather that, we needed to refer toband) and you can also pletely unable to lock to basic transponder editor. It a transponder list (www.move the cursor to the left the signals the S20 pro- allows you to change sat- satbeams.com).and right. But that’s not all. cessed without any trouble! ellite name and position Not every transponderIf you position the cursor These were the transpond- and to define 6 transpond- of a given satellite is re-on a transponder and press ers of lower symbol rates ers for every satellite. The ceivable in your locationOK, S20 will measure this (around 10 Ms/sec and 2.5 number of satellites is lim- due to various footprints,transponder. That’s a great Ms/sec). So, in real life, al- ited to 16 what should be so be sure to only put intoadvantage of this meter. most every meter can have sufficient for most install- the S20 transponder list When you managed to a problem with locking to ers. If you prefer, you can the ones receivable in yourset your dish well enough this or that signal. The S20 also edit the parameters area. Actually, Deviser willto produce peaks on the was quite at par with much directly in the setup menu of course customize thespectrum screen, chances more complex and much using the S20 buttons. But satellite/transponder listare you have found your more expensive meters if of course it is faster and once the S20 is sold in dif-satellite but how can you we compare the ability to more convenient to do that ferent parts of the world.be sure? Well, you simply lock and measure different on your PC. The S20 is a great littlereturn to the signal search transponders. When installing the PC meter ideally suited to fast-screen that the S20 shows Of course, everybody is software we encountered ly install dishes. Once allwhen powered on. You aware that the S20 can not an error. The Deviser in- satellite and transpondersswitch satellites left and play the video in full color staller informed us that are set in its memory, theright until you find the only or audio of a TV channel or one DLL file was missing in built-in spectrum greatlyone at which S20 locks. take more advanced meas- our Windows XP system. To helps to identify the satel-Even if this is not the one urements. But the S20 of- successfully finish the in- lite. The calculator makesyou wanted to receive, you fers everything you need stallation, we had to look it easy to pre-install thewill know the longitude of to to set up a dish in a fast for the missing file on the dish into the approximatethe satellite you have just and easy way. It is usable Internet, download it and direction. It’s great designturned your dish at. In this both in Ku-Band and C- save it in the Windowssys- makes the S20 a valuableway, you will also know band as you can freely de- tem32 folder. assistant to the dish in-whether to rotate your an- fine values for single and In our test sample, the staller.tenna more to the East or dual frequency local oscil-to the West in search of the lators (LOFs).desired satellite. Once you are receiv- What’s more, during our tests Deviser released Download this report in Germaning the right satellite, we a new software versionsuggest to switch to the (1.06B) which now eventransponder measurement includes DiSEqC settings.screen, where more pa- First of all, DiSEqc 1.0 andrameters are shown. Now 1.1 were added in a sepa-observe the SNR reading rate menu item. The con-when adjusting your dish tent of this menu item isand LNB tilt. Maximize very simple. The first lineits value. And that’s it. lets you choose which DiS-Tighten the screws care- EqC protocol you need: 1.0fully to avoid unintentional or 1.1. The second line isshift. Your dish is perfectly for choosing the input of aaligned. DiSEqC switch. For DiSEqC Antenna alignment with 1.0 the possibilities arethe S20 from Deviser is from 1 through 4 and forreally an easy task. But DiSEqC 1.1 from 1 throughhow accurate is the meter? 16. The third line lets you www.TELE-satellite.com/We decided to compare it send the command to the TELE-satellite-1201/with two signal analyzers switch. You could not in-of different brands. The vent it any simpler. For the deu/deviser.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 45
  • 29. UPDATE REPORT Multimedia Receiver TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/amiko-WLK-100 Direct Contact to Sales Manager Wir48 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 30. Amiko WLK-100 Two-in-Onereless Keyboard • Converts receiver into a fully-functional Multimedia Center • Integration of the receiver into the local network • Energy efficient power source • Mobile use, such as for camping, due to integration of 3G www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 49
  • 31. UPDATE REPORT Multimedia ReceiverA wireless keyboard withtrack pad for controlof the Amiko Alien anda large software updateThomas Haring We here at TELE-satellitereally love it when a man-ufacturer, after introduc-ing one of their products,continues to listen to thecustomers wishes and sug-gestions and then actuallyimplements them. An example of one ofthese manufacturers isKarmacom from Hungarywhose top receiver modelAlien SHD-8900 we firstintroduced to you in the05-06/2011 issue of TELE-satellite. It‘s a receiver withthe world‘s first dual bootsystem. We were quite im-pressed already with theAlien back then and as thesales figures showed it re-ceived high marks not onlywith TELE-satellite but withend users as well. But Karmacom wasn‘t sat- two-in-one keyboard with But first things first; let‘s ■ The Alien receiver test reportisfied and continued to work track pad and the second start with the wireless two- from the 05-06/2011 issue of TELE-satellite magazine. Theon improving their Amiko is a large software update in-one keyboard that turns new wireless keyboard turnsAlien receiver. All of this (version number 1.2.07) the Alien into an exception- this receiver into a completework has resulted in not one with which Karmacom has al multimedia center. Mutlimedia Center.but two distinct improve- added a large assortment of of the space on the WLK-ments: first is the WLK-100 new features. The actual keyboard itself 100. Despite the relatively takes up about two thirds small size of the buttons, the keyboard is quite easy to use. It‘s laid out in the US American standard and can therefore be used in- ternationally. The right side of the WLK- 100 consists of the track pad, two mouse buttons as well as cross-shaped but- tons. We especially liked the fact that the keyboard 12-01/2012 did not run off of standard Amiko WLK-100 Excellent modification: Converts the batteries; instead it is pow- popular Alien receiver into a fully functional Multimedia Center ered by an internal 3.3V power supply. It is integrat-50 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 32. customers to pay for a fea- ture that they might not have wanted in the first place. Karmacom came up with a far more intelligent solution and included the receiver with the keyboard. But Karmacom wouldn‘t be Karmacom if they simply placed the 2.4 GHz receiver alongside the keyboard in the shipping box! When we saw the WLK-ed into the WLK-100 and ischarged through a microUSB port. You can connectit to any available USB portor you can simply use an in-expensive USB charger thatyou can find in any elec-tronics store. The WLK-100 is back-lit so that it can easily beused in a dark room. Andeven if the backlight is usedregularly, the WLK-100 doesnot put a great load on the saving mode after a certain At this point you mightpower supply; in fact, the amount of inactivity. be asking yourself how thewireless keyboard can be The signal transmission Alien receives the signalsused all day without having to the receiver takes place from the wireless keyboardto worry about recharging in the 2.4 GHz range and - did Karmacom alreadyit. The integrated Standby should therefore not cause include a 2.4 GHz receiverfunction is in large part the any interference with other in the Alien from the fac-reason for this. It automati- devices such as wireless tory? No, they didn‘t, and itcally puts the two-in-one headphones and other simi- wouldn‘t have made sensekeyboard into an energy lar equipment. either; it would have forced52 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 33. 100 for the first time here in To top it all off, the WLK- wasn‘t enough; while work- automatically. After just aour test center, we looked 100 also comes with an ing on adapting the Alien to few minutes and a restart,all over for the signal re- integrated laser pointer the new WLK-100 two-in- the Amiko Alien is onceceiver but had no luck in that can be used, for ex- one wireless keyboard, they again ready to be used.finding it; we thought at ample, during the course also decided to include afirst that Karmacom might of a presentation. And let‘s wide range of new features The first and most im-have forgotten to put it in not forget the fact that the at the same time. portant new feature in thethe box. WLK-100 can also be used update is the integration of with a Windows XP, Vista or But in order to enjoy all of the WLK-100 wireless two- But that was far from the Windows 7 PC or laptop. All these new features, the re- in-one keyboard. The key-truth: The USB receiver is you need to do is to connect ceiver first has to be updat- board itself has a specifiedextremely small and is real- the signal receiver to a free ed to the latest software. range of about 10 meters;ly only just a little bit larger USB port on the PC or lap- This can be done either in our tests it was actuallythan a standard USB plug. top and you‘re ready to go. through a direct Internet quite a bit more. It reallyIt is stored in a small open- connection or, as was the doesn‘t make any sense toing in the side of the key- But in order to take ad- case with us, with a USB use the keyboard to controlboard and therefore can‘t vantage of all the new ca- stick on which the latest the various receiver func-be lost. When the WLK-100 pabilities of the WLK-100, version of the software was tions; for this purpose it‘sis to be used, the USB re- a software update for the copied from the Internet. better to use the Alien‘sceiver is simply taken out receiver was necessary and As soon as the USB stick is exceptional remote con-of its ‚garage‘ and inserted Karmacom included in this plugged in and the Update trol. But later on, when youinto the USB port of the update an assortment of process is accessed from access Karmacom‘s inte-Alien receiver. new features. the menu, the receiver rec- grated Opera web browser, ognizes that new software that’s when the WLK-100 Since the Amiko Alien When we first tested the is available and asks the keyboard first comes intoonly operates with a free Amiko Alien (see TELE- user to confirm the update. play.USB port, effective imme- satellite issue 05-06/2011),diately the software now we were already quite im- Once the update process We appreciated the factsupports the connection of pressed with the stability is started, the user just that Karmacom kept ina USB hub or Y cable so that and functionality of the ex- needs to sit back and re- mind those users that don‘tmultiple USB devices can be isting software in the re- lax since the receiver takes have a WLK-100 keyboardused at the same time. ceiver. But for Karmacom it care of this process fully and must continue to rely www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 53
  • 34. amount of freely available and unrestricted content is continuously on the rise. How nice would it be to be able to watch those down- loaded videos directly on your TV instead of on your PC? Who wants to sit in front of a monitor for hours at a time? Karmacom has heard this wish from all of these users and has inte- grated this capability into the Amiko Alien by provid- ing access to all of the MS Windows network drives. All you need to do is en- able access to the desired hard drive or folder, pro- vide the receiver with the name and IP address of the More on This Manufacturer Windows PC as well as en- Read TELE-satellite’s Company Report: ter in the previously set up AMIKO user name and password. If all the entries are correct, Receiver Manufacturer, Hungary www.amikostb.com then after only a few sec- were able to press every onds the Amiko Alien has desired letter confidently incorporated the hard drive and without any problems. or folder into its operating Even the sensitivity of the system. A total of six net- trackball was just right and work folders or hard drives above all there were no can be accessed; the re- delays. Together with the ceiver assigns them drive WLK-100, the Amiko Alien‘s letters from U to Z. web browser is comparable to that of a PC or laptop. We After some brief difficul- were a little disappointed ties (the integrated Win- that there were consistent dows Firewall had to be problems with displaying convinced that the Amiko web sites that contained Alien was not something Flash animation but it‘s not dangerous), the connec- as bad as it sounds. Flash is tion took place right away. really a technology that is In our tests we were unable www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/amiko.pdf on its way out and will soon to disturb the link even with be replaced by HTML5. high-resolution videos withon the remote control. The bies the manufacturer high- their corresponding highkeyboard is not a require- lights this fact once again The start page of the Op- data rate. We really didn‘tment for the Alien but rath- with a message on the start era web browser definitely expect anything else fromer an option. In those cases page of the web browser. needs to be mentioned Amiko.where the WLK-100 is not as well. In addition to theused, the Alien includes an We actually had quite a Google search field, you‘ll Naturally, the linked hardOSD virtual keyboard. But bit of fun using the WLK- also find direct links to drives can be used not onlyin our case, we couldn‘t 100 to surf the internet di- Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, for playback but also forwait to start playing with rectly on our TV. We even Yahoo and Amazon. Securi- recording so that even ifthe WLK-100! checked a few e-mails and ty is also a very big subject; there is no available exter- also provided some status the integrated browser in nal hard drive, the Amiko‘s The link to the receiver updates on Facebook and the receiver immediately Record function can stilltakes place automatically; Twitter. identifies any web site that be completely used. Inseveral blinks of the back- has an expired certificate this way recordings can beground illumination con- Although our first look and thereby prevents fu- placed directly on a PC sofirmed this to us in just a at the WLK-100 suggested ture Phishing attacks. that they can be cropped,few seconds. The F1 button to us that the keys were edited and burned to a DVDon the WLK-100 can be used rather small and placed For users the Internet is at a later time.to switch back and forth too close to each other, more and more becomingbetween the wireless key- we found that after playing the first source for movies An especially interest-board and the on-screen with it for a while that this and videos and all of this ing and practical featurevirtual keyboard. For new- worry was unfounded. We is completely legal. The is Karmacom‘s support of54 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  • 36. 11 3G modems. At the mo- viewers to follow what is ment this support is limited going on. to models from the com- pany Huawei, but these are The second new feature is so widely distributed that the fully automatic search most users should have no of the IMDb movie data- trouble getting their hands base allowing the display of on one. According to Kar- a wide variety of additional macom, this function is information on the movie still in the Beta stage and that is currently playing.12 when we connected our This includes not only the Huawei E5830 we found names of the actors and out why. The receiver cor- a brief description of the rectly recognized the mo- movie itself, but also where dem although a link to the the movie was made, when UMTS network could not it was made, the length of be established. Since this the movie plus much more. is a beta version, we un- derstood that there might For our test we selected still be some glitches; we a somewhat older movie look forward to the day from 2007 (Bury My Heart when our E5830 will also At Wounded Knee). The work nicely together with IMDb information was im- the Amiko Alien. This fea- mediately accessed by the1. The Amiko Alien‘s 13 ture will let you access the Amiko Alien. This is an out-software can be updated Internet for example, on a standing feature that weeither via the Internet or camping trip, without hav- hope other manufacturersvia a USB stick. Before theupdate process begins, ing to drag along your lap- will integrate into their re-the receiver confirms the top or tablet PC. ceivers. Karmacom, withversion number of the their Amiko receiver series,update. Even the Amiko Alien‘s is quite a few steps ahead2. After a restart and a YouTube function has been of all the others and there‘squick reorganization of given a facelift and can now no doubt that customerssome critical data, thereceiver can immediately store clips on external stor- are quite satisfied with thebe put back into service. age media. You can then products from the Hungar-3. Access to a Windows quickly transfer them to a ian company.shared folder PC or other device and ar-4. 3G Modem settings chive them or pass them on With the WLK-100 two- 14 to others via e-mail or so- in-one keyboard, Karma-5. The reworked networkmenu, now also with a web cial networking. We found com offers a very practicalbrowser this to be an excellent func- improvement to the Amiko6. The Opera web tion that worked perfectly Alien receiver. Thanks tobrowser‘s start page with during our tests. the perfect integrationsearch field and five linksto most-often viewed web into the software, the key-sites Especially noteworthy are board‘s setup is actually7. Despite the wireless the two additional functions fun and greatly simplifiestwo-in-one keyboard, that were added to the me- the use of the receiver‘sthe manufacturer did dia player with this software Internet features. The key-not eliminate the OSD update. First there‘s the on- board itself is highlightedkeyboard. line subtitle search that can by its exceptional work-8. Facebook on the AmikoAlien be accessed with the yellow manship, the comfortable function button during the operation of its buttons9. Access to YouTubevideos. With the push of play back of a movie. and the sensitivity of theone button the current track pad.video is stored on an With the data name andexternal storage device the selection of the de- All in all, it‘s an exception-10. Amazon search for a current Tom Cruise movie in the Amiko sired language, the Alien al expansion of the AmikoAlien‘s web browser automatically searches the Alien that is topped off by11. Our USB hard drive with some test data for the media player was Internet and blends in the a wide-reaching softwarerecognized without any problems. subtitle it has found. This update that includes access12. Internet subtitle search. The Amiko Alien provides completeaccess to the IMDb database feature is not just inter- to network drives, 3G mo-13. A previously enabled Windows folder can easily be linked to the esting for the hearing im- dem support, the recordingAmiko Alien as a logical drive paired; it can also be used of YouTube videos as well as14. Security settings during the enabling of a folder under MS alongside foreign language the additional features inWindows movies to make it easier for the media player. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 57
  • 37. TEST REPORT on the Internet Multimedia Receiver Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/amiko.pdf We here at TELE-satellite satisfied and continued to to use. It‘s laid out in the US really love it when a man- work on improving their American standard and can ufacturer, after introduc- Amiko Alien receiver. All therefore be used interna- ing one of their products, of this work has resulted tionally. continues to listen to the in not one but two dis- The right side of the WLK- customers wishes and sug- tinct improvements: first 100 consists of the track gestions and then actually is the WLK-100 two-in-one pad, two mouse buttons as implements them. keyboard with track pad well as cross-shaped but- even if the backlight is used An example of one of and the second is a large tons. We especially liked the regularly, the WLK-100 does these manufacturers is software update (version fact that the keyboard did not put a great load on the Karmacom from Hungary number 1.2.07) with which not run off of standard bat- power supply; in fact, the whose top receiver model Karmacom has added a teries; instead it is powered wireless keyboard can be Alien SHD-8900 we first large assortment of new by an internal 3.3V power used all day without having introduced to you in the features. supply. It is integrated into to worry about recharging 05-06/2011 issue of TELE- But first things first; let‘s the WLK-100 and is charged it. The integrated Standby satellite. It‘s a receiver with start with the wireless two- through a micro USB port. function is in large part the the world‘s first dual boot in-one keyboard that turns You can connect it to any reason for this. It automati- system. We were quite im- the Alien into an exception- available USB port or you cally puts the two-in-one pressed already with the al multimedia center. can simply use an inexpen- keyboard into an energy Alien back then and as the The actual keyboard itself sive USB charger that you saving mode after a certain sales figures showed it re- takes up about two thirds can find in any electronics amount of inactivity. ceived high marks not only of the space on the WLK- store. The signal transmission with TELE-satellite but with 100. Despite the relatively The WLK-100 is back- to the receiver takes place end users as well. small size of the buttons, lit so that it can easily be in the 2.4 GHz range and But Karmacom wasn‘t the keyboard is quite easy used in a dark room. And should therefore not cause58 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 38. any interference with other during the course of a pres- The first and most im- The link to the receiverdevices such as wireless entation. And let‘s not for- portant new feature in the takes place automatically;headphones and other simi- get the fact that the WLK- update is the integration of several blinks of the back-lar equipment. 100 can also be used with the WLK-100 wireless two- ground illumination con- At this point you might be a Windows XP, Vista or Win- in-one keyboard. The key- firmed this to us in just aasking yourself how the Al- dows 7 PC or laptop. All you board itself has a specified few seconds. The F1 but-ien receives the signals from need to do is to connect the range of about 10 meters; ton on the WLK-100 can bethe wireless keyboard - did signal receiver to a free USB in our tests it was actually used to switch back andKarmacom already include port on the PC or laptop and quite a bit more. It really forth between the wirelessa 2.4 GHz receiver in the you‘re ready to go. doesn‘t make any sense to keyboard and the on-screenAlien from the factory? No, But in order to take ad- use the keyboard to control virtual keyboard. For new-they didn‘t, and it wouldn‘t vantage of all the new ca- the various receiver func- bies the manufacturer high-have made sense either; it pabilities of the WLK-100, tions; for this purpose it‘s lights this fact once againwould have forced custom- a software update for the better to use the Alien‘s with a message on the starters to pay for a feature that receiver was necessary and exceptional remote con- page of the web browser.they might not have wanted Karmacom included in this trol. But later on, when you We actually had quite ain the first place. Karmacom update an assortment of access Karmacom‘s inte- bit of fun using the WLK-100came up with a far more new features. grated Opera web browser, to surf the internet directlyintelligent solution and in- When we first tested the that’s when the WLK-100 on our TV. We even checkedcluded the receiver with the Amiko Alien (see TELE- keyboard first comes into a few e-mails and also pro-keyboard. But Karmacom satellite issue 05-06/2011), play. vided some status updateswouldn‘t be Karmacom if we were already quite im- We appreciated the fact on Facebook and Twitter.they simply placed the 2.4 pressed with the stabil- that Karmacom kept in Although our first look atGHz receiver alongside the ity and functionality of the mind those users that don‘t the WLK-100 suggested tokeyboard in the shipping existing software in the re- have a WLK-100 keyboard us that the keys were ratherbox! ceiver. But for Karmacom it and must continue to rely small and placed too close When we saw the WLK- wasn‘t enough; while work- on the remote control. The to each other, we found that100 for the first time here ing on adapting the Alien to keyboard is not a require- after playing with it for ain our test center, we looked the new WLK-100 two-in- ment for the Alien but rath- while that this worry wasall over for the signal receiv- one wireless keyboard, they er an option. In those cases unfounded. We were ableer but had no luck in finding also decided to include a where the WLK-100 is not to press every desired let-it; we thought at first that wide range of new features used, the Alien includes an ter confidently and withoutKarmacom might have for- at the same time. OSD virtual keyboard. But any problems. Even thegotten to put it in the box. But in order to enjoy all in our case, we couldn‘t wait sensitivity of the trackball But that was far from the of these new features, the to start playing with the was just right and above alltruth: The USB receiver is receiver first has to be up- WLK-100! there were no delays.extremely small and is real- dated to the latest soft-ly only just a little bit larger ware. This can be donethan a standard USB plug. Itis stored in a small opening either through a direct In- ternet connection or, as was Download this report in Germanin the side of the keyboard the case with us, with a USBand therefore can‘t be lost. stick on which the latestWhen the WLK-100 is to be version of the software wasused, the USB receiver is copied from the Internet.simply taken out of its ‚ga- As soon as the USB stick israge‘ and inserted into the plugged in and the UpdateUSB port of the Alien re- process is accessed fromceiver. the menu, the receiver rec- Since the Amiko Alien only ognizes that new softwareoperates with a free USB is available and asks theport, effective immediately user to confirm the update.the software now supports Once the update processthe connection of a USB hub is started, the user justor Y cable so that multiple needs to sit back and re-USB devices can be used at lax since the receiver takesthe same time. care of this process fully au- To top it all off, the WLK- tomatically. After just a few www.TELE-satellite.com/100 also comes with an in- minutes and a restart, the TELE-satellite-1201/tegrated laser pointer that Amiko Alien is once againcan be used, for example, ready to be used. deu/amiko.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 59
  • 39. TEST REPORT Professional PC CardTest of theNetUPDualDVB-T/C-CI• Suitable for setting up professionalIPTV servers• Also ideally suitable for Linux basedmultimedia centers• Designed with longevity in mind withits modern components• Compact design with two DVB-T/Ctuners and two CI slots62 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 40. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/netup-DVB-TC-CI Direct Contact to Sales Managerwww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 63
  • 41. TEST REPORT Professional PC CardA Professional card forprofessional applications 12-01/2012 DVB -T/C-CI Impressive professiona l card for IPTV servers and multimedia centers that is loaded with the latestunder Linux technologies for long-term use The NetUP Dual DVB-T/C- that the card can even be The tuners are Xceive Once Linux has been in-CI is being offered as a pro- recognized by the operating XC5000 Silicon tuners that stalled, the Kernel, the cen-fessional DVB-C and DVB-T system. don’t need any kind of me- tral component of any UnixPCI-e adapter and is being tallic shielding thus making operating system, must beprimarily marketed for use The manufacturer wasn’t them easier to incorporate recompiled so that it canin IPTV servers. When the neglectful in including a onto the circuit board. These then recognize the NetUPadapter arrived at our TELE- written description, it’s just tuners support all the TV card. Since the componentssatellite test labs in an unre- a simple consequence of standards and have excep- on the card are still quitemarkable package, we were the brand new hardware tional sensitivity even with new, current Linux distribu-a little concerned at first components that are used. weaker signals. tions with v2.6 won’t recog-when we opened the pack- The chips are very new and nize it.age and couldn’t find any boast high power in a small For the CI slots an Alteratrace of a user manual or space: A DVB-C or DVB-T FPGA is available. This chip NetUP provides some helpquick start guide; not even signal can be placed on ei- is a programmable proces- as can be seen in Figure 1.a driver CD could be found! ther of the two tuners. There sor and by that we mean However this newly installed are also two CI slots. The in- the software based arrange- Ubuntu Linux won’t take you As it turns out, if you pay ternal components consist ment of the function struc- all the way to the end since,a visit to the manufacturer’s of a Conexant CX23885 that ture. This makes it theoreti- for example, GIT has notweb site you’ll find a brief can handle two MPEG trans- cally possible to modify the yet been installed. Becauseoverview of how to install port streams and works with CI interface to work with of this we went ahead asthis adapter under Linux. It an integrated Sigma-Delta new developments. described in Figure 2. Onceis necessary to recompile ADCs with 4:2 MUX. you have accessed “makethe kernel in a NetUP modi- After the installation of the menuconfig”, three optionsfied kernel version 3.0.0-rc7. There’s also an extreme- hardware in the PC, a Linux need to be activated. ThesePrepared software has to be ly energy efficient STM distribution must then be in- are described on the NetUPput together by the custom- STV0367 ultra compact stalled. For our case we se- website although in our testsers themselves. The card is combination DVB-T/C single lected an up to date Ubuntu there were only slight differ-tested with tzap and czap. chip receiver on board. This Distribution since it can be ences. Figures 3, 4 and 5 comes with 6, 7 or 8 Mhz installed rather quickly and show exactly what needs to It’s obvious that we’re not bandwidth as well as QPSK, not necessarily because of be changed.dealing with a consumer 16 QAM and 64 QAM modu- the popularity of this Linuxproduct here but rather a lations. 16, 32, 64, 128 and distribution with its good The line “export CONCUR-professional product. Linux 256 constellations are sup- support. RENCY_LEVEL=3” worksexperience is required so ported in DVB-C mode. better with a multi-core64 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 42. processor in which two CPU and install an official Kernel. pens, you should first try tocores are used for compila- After a restart GRUB This should make it easier to reinstall up-to-date nVidiation. The rule is: “CONCUR- should allow a boot up in the diagnose any future prob- drivers and then try to re-RENCY_LEVEL=X where X is newly compiled Kernel. If lems. In many cases it’s the compile the Kernel. Afterthe number of the CPU cores any errors should occur, you nVidia graphics card that the first restart, it would beused +1 should first try to compile is the problem. If this hap- a good idea to have a look in /dev/dvb and check to see if both adapter0 and adapter1 are available. 1. We took this path to compile the kernel under Ubuntu 2. Under Device Drivers, 1 Multimedia Support, DVB/ ATSC adapters, Customize DVB Frontends, ST STV0367 2 based (NEW) with <M> must be activated 3. Under Device Drivers, 3 Staging drivers, Altera FPGA firmware download module with <M> must be activated 4. Under Device Drivers, Multimedia Support, Video capture adapters, Altera FPGA based CI module with <M> must be activated 4 5. After compiling the kernel 5 successfully, you should use dmesg to check if the card was correctly recognized and incorporated into the system 6. Two simultaneous channel scans using w_scan; Adapter1 is searching for DVB-T channels while Adapter2 is scanning for DVB-C channels 666 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 43. 7 8 “nano .kde/share/apps/kaf- As a second test you feine/scanfile.dvb“ should start “dmseg” in a shell and check to see if the Since this data is already NetUP card was success- predefined, there’s usu- fully initialized and that its ally nothing that needs to firmware is running. If you be changed. If the desired don’t have any patience, transponder group is never- you can start “w_scan -f t -c theless still not there, it can XX” where XX is the country easily be added since the code, for example, DE for structure of the data is for Germany. With the “-ft” op- the most part self-explana- tion you can start a DVB-T tory. 9 scan. The “-fc” option starts a DVB-C scan. The last step involves starting Kaffeine and set- When both of the scans ting up the recognized DVB have found channels, you adapters. Four devices can breath easy; the most should have been found: difficult hurdles are behind Adapter0/Frontend0 (DVB- you. T), Adapter0/Frontend1 (DVB-C) Adapter1/Fron- Since with Ubuntu’s Soft- tend0 (DVB-T) and Adapt- ware Manager its easy to er1/Frontend1 (DVB-C). select and install “Kaffeine”, Keep in mind that Apapter0 the first tests with this TV corresponds to the “F” con- software have been com- nector next to the CI slot! 10 pleted. This doesn’t need Otherwise you might be any special explanation: you wondering why no channels should set up the transpon- were found… der list in such a way that it contains predefined tran- Once a scan has been sponders from your region. completed, the channels You can enter, for example, that were found have to be the following into a shell: carried over. Now you can 7. Kaffeine found four devices: DVB-T Nr.1, DVB-C 1 Nr.1, DVB-T Nr.2 and DVB-C Nr.2. An individual transponder list can be set up for each device for the channel scan 8. Results of a DVB-T scan in Portugal. Unfortunately, only five channels are being transmitted on a transponder 9. Kaffeine being used as TV software - display of a DVB-T channel 10. More channels are now available after a DVB-C scan 11 11. VLC can also be used as TV software - here we see a channel list of a DVB-C transponderwww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 67
  • 44. 12 comfortably watch TV with anything else available on Kaffeine. This software the market! comes with all of the typical functions you’d expect such And this is exactly where as time shifting or record- the NetUP card shines: in ing. the smallest possible space it provides two independent If you want to get into it DVB-T/C adapters and two a little deeper, simply install CI slots. In this way a mul- VDR. This ultimate TV soft- timedia center with living ware - VDR stands for Video room compatible boxes can Disc Recorder - gives you be created: small size and everything your heart could low energy usage are critical possibly desire in the form of features here. plug-ins. Experienced Linux users can construct them- The installation and con- selves a multimedia center figuration of VDR will not be that would be far better than described here; there are far too many features and13 it would burst out the sides of this test report. Those who are interested should find out more about yaVDR. This involves a completed distribution in which VDR is already preinstalled with all the important plug-ins and, as a bonus, also includes XBMC. Naturally the Kernel most also be recompiled here. The NetUP Dual DVB-T/C- CI is specifically meant for professional applications; it has enhanced the IPTV product palette of this man- ufacturer. In the 10-11/2011 issue of TELE-satellite the NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x was tested and in the 02- 03/2011 issue the NetUp sis- ter card Dual DVB-S2-CI was introduced. These two PCI-e cards, the NetUP Dual DVB-T/C-CI and the NetUP Dual DVB- S2-CI were designed to be installed into IPTV servers. With that in mind, two of14 12. The NetUP card was also incorporated into a VDR system without any problems. The advantage here: while one adapter is responsible for displaying pictures, the second adapter keeps the channel list current in the background 13. A test PC receives four streams in parallel from the IPTV server that is equipped with a NetUP Dual DVB-T/C-CI 14. Example of how VLC can operate as a streaming server68 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 45. these cards can be installed clients in an attempt to sim- as the source and http:// three additional computersin a standard 1U rack. With ulate a network load. We ipt v-addr e s s:por t /s tr eam we opened four VLC windowsa corresponding network wanted to see how difficult must be entered where “ip- with various channels onconnection and software the it would be to set up an IPTV tv-address” is the IP address each of them. A total of 16customer‘s requirements server with NetUP cards. of the server, “port” is the channels were streamed incan be solved at an attrac- port identified in the con- parallel. The feared networktive price. We installed the well- figuration data and “stream” bottleneck never happened. known VideoLAN VLC soft- is the corresponding stream Instead an Asus EeePC A server can be equipped ware on the server and the for each channel. Our ex- turned out to be too slow towith two of these cards clients. This involves an ample data can be seen in play back four MPEG4 chan-thus providing four com- open-source project that Figure 15. nels at the same time. A lookplete transponders to the is available for a variety of at the network load showednetwork. These can then be platforms. The advantage To test this set up we that there were still enor-received by IPTV receivers. of this solution is the ease opened four VLC windows mous reserves available asHotels could then build up in which our needs could and streamed four streams can be seen in Figure 17.an inexpensive bouquet of be implemented. Configu- parallel to each other aschannels out of DVB-T and ration data must be set up you can see in Figure 16. On Our network was a 100DVB-C transponders that for the server. We chose thecould then be made avail- http-protocol since it can be 16able to individual rooms. directly used without anyIdeal is the fact that en- excessive network configu-crypted transponders can ration so that PCs with vari-easily be decrypted with just ous IP addresses can accessone SmartCard and then re- the server; that’s what astreamed further down the Unicast solution is all about:line. This makes it simple a stream is made availableto make encrypted DVB-T/C for each client in the net-channels available in the work.IPTV stream. In the configuration data We thought it would be in- each channel must have ateresting to set up an IPTV row added that identifiesstreaming server in our test what channel is to be madelabs which would then be available on what stream.used to drive a number of The VLC clients have toPCs that would act as IPTV choose network streaming1570 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 46. More on This Manufacturer Read TELE-satellite’s Company Report: NETUP Mbps network; 1000 Mbps they use specialized stream- IPTV Software and Hardware Producer, Russianetworks are not so unusual ing programs for the com-anymore today and when it mand lines. This has theinvolves new construction, advantage of being able toit’s a good idea to use the operate the IPTV serverproper cabling. without a monitor; Secure- Shell (ssh) is used for ac- Real professionals natu- cess instead. An example ofrally don’t even use VLC as just such an IPTV stream-streaming software, instead ing software is MumuDVB.15. A VLC window is running as a server on the IPTV server makingthe streams available. As a test four additional VLC windows arerunning as clients and display four different channels in parallel16. Network load with 16 parallel streamed channels in MPEG-4format17. MumuDVB streams a complete DVB-C transponder; czap keepsan eye on the reception quality at the same time18. Simultaneous presentation of the MumuDVB IPTV stream; a www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1101/eng/netup.pdfreal studio feeling comes over you!1718 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 71
  • 47. for professional applications. It would also play an inter- esting role in the set up of a compact multimedia center because it would take up only one PCI-e slot and yet pro-This software doesn‘t costanything to use and can beloaded as source code or itcan be installed as a com-plete package for most Linux able to stream entire bou- vide two individual adaptersdistributions. Aside from quets with an IPTV server that would support not only via Multicasting, make sure fer additional services such DVB-T and DVB-C, but per-that, Multicast, not Unicast, you use compatible routers as video-on-demand as well haps also Mini-ITX mother-is used to provide the IPTV and switches. To really test as function as a DHCP server boards as well. These comestream to large networks. the limits of the NetUP Dual and Internet gateway. This with one PCI-e slot, if any atIn this case the entire IPTV DVB-T/C-CI, we decided to type of flexibility is rare with all; up until now they weren’tstream is available in the stream a DVB-T transponder broadcasting equipment. a very popular choice to use.network and each client isable to access this stream. at the same time. The card This all changes with the did not even blink when we Traditional installers NetUP card. Throughout ourIn order for this to work, the did this; it functioned per- should set themselves apart entire test in which we putnetwork infrastructure must fectly as you might expect with this IPTV technology the card through its paces,include routers that can han- from a professional product. since it has been more and there were no stability ordle Multicasting. more playing a key role when heat problems. It’s clear that The NetUP Dual DVB-T/C- it comes to community- this card was designed for In order to test an actual CI is a professional card based systems, multi-family long-term use.professional configuration perfectly suited for use in homes and hotels. A singlewith Multicasting, we took IPTV servers. Because of cable can provide IPTV, In- We were very impressedan entire DVB-C transpon- the ability to use two of ternet and VoiP telephone. with the capabilities of theder and streamed it into our these cards in a server, the This card is not only meant NetUP Dual DVB-T/C-CI!network with our own home-made IPTV server with the operator can stream up to two DVB-T and two DVB-CIPTV protocol “RTP”. Thishad a real “broadcasting transponders. Naturally, you Expert Opinionfeeling” to it! We were able could also combine the Net- Two independent tuners UP Dual DVB-T/C-CI with a Each tuner can process DVB-C or DVB-Tto open all 12 channels atthe same time on our PC. NetUP Dual DVB-S2-CI card. The advantage to building + Excellent reception capabilities CI-InterfaceOne thing though, our switchgave us some problems; as your own IPTV server is thatit turns out, it wasn’t really you can customize it to the Vitor Martins Augusto – TELE-satellite needs of your customers. A Only for Linux Test Centercompatible with Multicast- Portugaling. If you really want to be server like this can also of-72 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 48. Compact Headend 8 / 16 x DVB-S(2) into QAMBluBox 8 and BluBox 16• 8 / 16 x DVB-S(2) (QPSK/8PSK) into DVB-C (QAM)• For the reception of 60/120 TV programs SD/HD and 30/60 Radio programs• Compact dimensions and high energy efficiency• LNB control with 14/18 V + 22 kHz or DiSEqC • Configuration via LAN/IP• Complete processing of the transport streams possible• All 8 / 16 output channels can be placed individually in the spectrum• Two individual input ports Optical Transmitter SOTx 1310607 NF SAT-HD-ANALYZER SPAROS SAT HD • Frequency range of 47 ... 2200 MHz • Laser output power: +6 dBm • High quality and bright display (4.3 inch) • Quattro- and QUAD-LNB support • MPEG4-display and measuring • SCR single cable switching commands according to EN 50494 Optical Receiver • DiSEqC control SORx 1310607 NF and SORx 1310607/1 NF • Spectrum analysis • Robust, impact-resistant housing • 4-way / 1-way receiver in a compact housing • Splash-resistant keypad • Remote powerable through one coaxial output
  • 49. TEST REPORT on the Internet Professional PC Card Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/netup.pdf The NetUP Dual DVB-T/C- customers themselves. The ant CX23885 that can han- CI is being offered as a pro- card is tested with tzap and dle two MPEG transport fessional DVB-C and DVB-T czap. streams and works with PCI-e adapter and is being It’s obvious that we’re not an integrated Sigma-Delta primarily marketed for use dealing with a consumer ADCs with 4:2 MUX. in IPTV servers. When the product here but rather a There’s also an extreme- adapter arrived at our TELE- professional product. Linux ly energy efficient STM satellite test labs in an unre- experience is required so STV0367 ultra compact with weaker signals. For the markable package, we were that the card can even be combination DVB-T/C single CI slots an Altera FPGA is a little concerned at first recognized by the operating chip receiver on board. This available. This chip is a pro- when we opened the pack- system. comes with 6, 7 or 8 Mhz grammable processor and age and couldn’t find any The manufacturer wasn’t bandwidth as well as QPSK, by that we mean the soft- trace of a user manual or neglectful in including a 16 QAM and 64 QAM modu- ware based arrangement quick start guide; not even written description, it’s just lations. 16, 32, 64, 128 and of the function structure. a driver CD could be found! a simple consequence of 256 constellations are sup- This makes it theoretically As it turns out, if you pay the brand new hardware ported in DVB-C mode. possible to modify the CI a visit to the manufacturer’s components that are used. The tuners are Xceive interface to work with new web site you’ll find a brief The chips are very new XC5000 Silicon tuners that developments. overview of how to install and boast high power in a don’t need any kind of me- After the installation of this adapter under Linux. It small space: A DVB-C or tallic shielding thus making the hardware in the PC, a is necessary to recompile DVB-T signal can be placed them easier to incorpo- Linux distribution must then the kernel in a NetUP modi- on either of the two tun- rate onto the circuit board. be installed. For our case fied kernel version 3.0.0- ers. There are also two CI These tuners support all we selected an up to date rc7. Prepared software has slots. The internal compo- the TV standards and have Ubuntu Distribution since to be put together by the nents consist of a Conex- exceptional sensitivity even it can be installed rather74 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 50. quickly and not necessarily dvb and check to see if both wondering why no channels The installation and con-because of the popularity of adapter0 and adapter1 are were found… figuration of VDR will not bethis Linux distribution with available. Once a scan has been described here; there areits good support. As a second test you completed, the channels far too many features and Once Linux has been in- should start “dmseg” in a that were found have to it would burst out the sidesstalled, the Kernel, the cen- shell and check to see if the be carried over. Now you of this test report. Thosetral component of any Unix NetUP card was success- can comfortably watch TV who are interested shouldoperating system, must be fully initialized and that its with Kaffeine. This software find out more about yaVDR.recompiled so that it can firmware is running. If you comes with all of the typical This involves a completedthen recognize the NetUP don’t have any patience, functions you’d expect such distribution in which VDR iscard. Since the components you can start “w_scan -f t -c as time shifting or record- already preinstalled with allon the card are still quite XX” where XX is the country ing. the important plug-ins and,new, current Linux distribu- code, for example, DE for If you want to get into it as a bonus, also includestions with v2.6 won’t recog- Germany. With the “-ft” op- a little deeper, simply install XBMC. Naturally the Kernelnize it. tion you can start a DVB-T VDR. This ultimate TV soft- most also be recompiled NetUP provides some help scan. The “-fc” option starts ware - VDR stands for Video here.as can be seen in Figure 1. a DVB-C scan. When both of Disc Recorder - gives you The NetUP Dual DVB-T/C-However this newly installed the scans have found chan- everything your heart could CI is specifically meant forUbuntu Linux won’t take nels, you can breath easy; possibly desire in the form professional applications;you all the way to the end the most difficult hurdles of plug-ins. Experienced it has enhanced the IPTVsince, for example, GIT has are behind you. Linux users can construct product palette of this man-not yet been installed. Be- Since with Ubuntu’s Soft- themselves a multimedia ufacturer. In the 10-11/2011cause of this we went ahead ware Manager its easy to center that would be far issue of TELE-satellite theas described in Figure 2. select and install “Kaffeine”, better than anything else NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4xOnce you have accessed the first tests with this TV available on the market! was tested and in the 02-“make menuconfig”, three software have been com- And this is exactly where 03/2011 issue the NetUpoptions need to be activat- pleted. This doesn’t need the NetUP card shines: in sister card Dual DVB-S2-CIed. These are described on any special explanation: the smallest possible space was introduced.the NetUP website although you should set up the tran- it provides two independ- These two PCI-e cards,in our tests there were only sponder list in such a way ent DVB-T/C adapters and the NetUP Dual DVB-T/C-CIslight differences. Figures that it contains predefined two CI slots. In this way a and the NetUP Dual DVB-3, 4 and 5 show exactly transponders from your multimedia center with liv- S2-CI were designed to bewhat needs to be changed. region. You can enter, for ing room compatible boxes installed into IPTV servers. The line “export CONCUR- example, the following into can be created: small size With that in mind, two ofRENCY_LEVEL=3” works a shell: “nano .kde/share/ and low energy usage are these cards can be installedbetter with a multi-core apps/kaffeine/scanfile.dvb“ critical features here. in a standard 1U rack.processor in which two CPU Since this data is alreadycores are used for compila- predefined, there’s usu-tion. The rule is: “CONCUR-RENCY_LEVEL=X where X ally nothing that needs to be changed. If the desired Download this report in Germanis the number of the CPU transponder group is never-cores used +1 theless still not there, it can After a restart GRUB easily be added since theshould allow a boot up in structure of the data is forthe newly compiled Kernel. the most part self-explana-If any errors should occur, tory.you should first try to com- The last step involvespile and install an official starting Kaffeine and set-Kernel. This should make ting up the recognized DVBit easier to diagnose any adapters. Four devicesfuture problems. In many should have been found:cases it’s the nVidia graph- Adapter0/Frontend0 (DVB-ics card that is the prob- T), Adapter0/Frontend1lem. If this happens, you (DVB-C) Adapter1/Fron-should first try to reinstall tend0 (DVB-T) and Adapt-up-to-date nVidia drivers er1/Frontend1 (DVB-C).and then try to recompile Keep in mind that Apapter0 www.TELE-satellite.com/the Kernel. After the first corresponds to the “F” con- TELE-satellite-1201/restart, it would be a good nector next to the CI slot!idea to have a look in /dev/ Otherwise you might be deu/netup.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 75
  • 51. TEST REPORT Combo Signal Analyzer Horizon HD-STM76 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 52. • can be used intuitively, manual is not needed• perfect workmanship• optimized for the day-to-day work of an installer• gives all the "Must-Have" informations an installer needs• very accurate readings and fast reaction to signal changes TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/horizon-HD-STM Direct Contact to Sales Manager www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 77
  • 53. TEST REPORT Combo Signal AnalyzerTune Your TV AntennaA Satellite and Terrestrial Meterwith a Very Practical andIntuitive User Interface This new signal analyzer tons: except for the naviga- ing the output of a terrestrial card, the USB port and a DCis bigger than the other Ho- tion arrows and an OK button antenna amplifier. power supply input to be usedrizon meters we have tested in the middle of them, there The Horizon HD-STM is also with the car charger. The SDin TELE-satellite. No wonder, is an ON/OFF button and four equipped with a car lighter card is to be used to log thethe HD-STM can measure “soft” buttons located near type DC charger, a mains measurements results.not only satellite DVB-S/S2 the LCD. Their function de- cord with the proper plug for Horizon provides the Usersignals but also DVB-T and pends on the current menu your region and an USB cable. Manual in an electronic formeven the old analog TV and and is always displayed on As with every other Horizon – a file in PDF format onFM radio signals. The green the screen. The last element meter, you do not need any the included CD-ROM. Wecase color gives this meter a on the front panel is the signal external power supply unit browsed through it and no-somewhat military look, but input connector. Along with but connect the mains cord ticed that it is very detailedfortunately its case is made the meter itself, Horizon pro- directly to the meter. This is and written in a simple styleof ABS plastic, not metal, and vided us with a short piece of very practical as it saves the illustrated with a huge num-a fully machined Aluminum coaxial cable with F connec- hassle with a separate power ber of screen-shots. How-front panel. Its weight is also tors on both ends, then an supply unit, all these items ever, for the purpose of thisquite “civilian”. Definitely, F-to-IEC adapter and finally can be stored in the padded test, we decided not to studyyou will not strain your neck 2 pieces of 10 dB signal at- case supplied. it in detail but start using HD-when working with the HD- tenuators for the 5-1000 MHz When you look at the HD- STM right away. In this way,STM at 2kg. range. The latter ones come STM from the right side you we wanted to check if the The meter sports 10 but- in very handy when measur- will notice: a slot for a SD user interface was intuitive 12-01/2012 Horizon HD-STM Perfect choice for an installer who values a practical instrument.78 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  • 55. and self explanatory. Right the factory preprogrammed delicately tilt it and slightly When we switched the HD-after the welcome screen, transponder settings are not turn it left or right to maxi- STM to the terrestrial mode,you have three menu items: enough for you, you can add mize all the readings which it surprised us by asking inSAT – to measure a satellite your own custom transpond- the HD-STM is presenting. which region of Poland wesignal, TERR – to measure a ers. The possibility to manu- Meter sensitivity and resolu- live and even in the vicinityterrestrial signal and SETUP ally add more transponder tion is exactly as they should of which city. That’s because– to configure the basic set- data when needed, without be. HD-STM measures chan- the test sample Horizon pro-tings of the meter. Pressing turning to a PC but directly nel power with 0.1 dBµV and vided us with had been cus-a soft key (a button near the from within the meter menu, MER and C/N with 0.1 dB res- tomized for Poland. Shouldscreen) you make your selec- is an important asset of the olution. it be bought in some othertion. The very first screen in HD-STM. Simpler meters of- The HD-STM can be used country, it would be custom-satellite mode is already a ten do not allow this option. not only in simple installa- ized with the settings suit-measurement mode. At the If your antenna is not yet tion with a direct connection able for that region. This istop of the screen, you can set to receive a signal, Hori- to an LNB. The meter is com- quite helpful as you do notsee the name of the satel- zon’s HD-STM can help you patible with DiSEqC switches have to memorize the chan-lite and a signal strength too. Simply switch it to spec- and DiSEqC motors. Thanks nel numbers or frequenciesmeasurement result in two trum mode and turn and tilt to that, you can check if yourforms: bar graph and nu- your dish until you see peaks customer has a problem with 1. Main menumerical. With the left and of signals in the spectrum. a DiSEqC device or perhaps 2. Satellite finderright arrows, you change the Span of the shown spectrum everything is OK with the 3. Spectrum view 4. Span increased to 960 MHzsatellite until the HD-STM is is adjustable in the follow- switches and a motor but the 5. Span decreased to 120 MHzable to lock to the signal and ing steps: 60, 120, 240, 480, receiver itself does not gen- 6. Constellation view (DVB-S2)shows its parameters: chan- 960, 1200 MHz. Once you erate the right DiSEqC com- 7. LNB and cable test resultnel power, modulation er- maximized the peaks in the mands. The HD-STM can also 8. DiSEqC switch submenuror ratio (MER) or carrier to spectrum view, you return detect an open circuit and 9. DiSEqC motor submenunoise (C/N), channel bit error to the previously described short circuit in the cable con- 10. SD card managementrate and post-Viterbi bit er- measurement screen and by necting it to the LNB. This is screen switching the satellite name also a helpful function. Oper- 11. Setup menuror rate. You can also select a 12. Selecting a region in Polanddesired satellite from the list you identify to which satellite ating the functions described for terrestrial TVwhich is displayed after you you have just directed your above is quite simple thanks 13. Selecting a city in the regionpress the LIST soft key. dish. If this is not the desired to the very logical menu 14. Analog terrestrial channel For each receivable sat- one, knowing what satellite structure. measurement 15. Digital terrestrial channelellite, HD-STM has at least you are receiving now gives The HD-STM can also show (DVB-T) measurementone transponder stored in you a good hint what to do the constellation diagram for 16. Constellation of a terrestrialits internal memory. In this with your dish: turn it east- both QPSK and 8PSK. Having signalway, when the meter locks wards or westwards. a little experience, you can 17. Setting up power supply for terrestrial antenna amplifiersto the transponder, HD-STM Once your antenna is look- judge how noisy the signal is 18. Logging measurement“knows” the satellite name. If ing at the right satellite, you just by looking at the graphs. results in the memory13 14 1516 17 18 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 81
  • 56. of the DVB-T multiplexes indifferent regions. However,nothing prevents the HD-STM to show the whole spec-trum, channel after channel,if you so require. But that’s not all. It is Ho-rizon’s policy to make vari-ous settings for their metersavailable on their web page.You just download the mostrecent settings dedicated toour region and install them inthe meter’s internal memory.To do this, you just need toinstall a simple software thatis delivered on the includedCD-ROM. Not only terrestrialbut also satellite data is up-dated in this way. The HD-STM can measureboth analog and digital ter-restrial signals. It can evenshow constellation diagramfor DVB-T. Moreover, you canconfigure the meter to pro-vide DC voltage for power-ing mast amplifier. You havea choice of 5, 12 or 18 V DC. The SETUP menu has quitea number of items. Except fortypical settings like: the unitsof channel power (dBµV, dBmor dBmV) or LCD param-eters, you can also choosewhether to measure MER orC/N for digital satellite sig-nals. We prefer MER as thismeasurement is less depend-ent on meter type and brand.Choice of menu language ispresently limited to Englishand French but this is rathernot a big problem as mostusers all over the world arequite familiar with the Englishterms related to measure-ment technique. Your measurement results,no matter satellite or terres-trial, can be stored on a SDcard as well as downloadedto a PC. Horizon provides thenecessary PC software onthe included CD ROM. Thisis applicable not only to thevalues. You can also capturescreens of spectrum or con-stellation displays. Summarizing the user in-terface, we are happy to state82 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 57. More on This Manufacturer Read TELE-satellite’s Company Report: HORIZON Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, UK www.horizonhge.comthat everybody who has just two DVB-S transponders). Inbasic orientation in TV signal terrestrial mode we had onemeasurements will practical- DVB-T carrier and 4 analogly not need the user manual. carriers available in our lo-Perhaps. you may want to re- cation. See the charts in thisfer to the manual when cre- report. HD-STM performedating additional transponder quite well – its readings wereentries or to learn how the very close to the resultslogging process works but shown by the other two me-even in these cases most us- ters. In one case, our refer-ers can do fine without the ence # 2 was unable to lockmanual. The HD-STM firm- to the signal (DVB-S 12615Hware is really very intuitive. 9180 ks/sec from AtlanticOur test would not be com- Bird) and it measured onlyplete if we did not compare channel power but not MER.the Horizon instrument with But HD-STM had no problem www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1111/eng/horizon.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/horizon.pdfanalyzers of other brands. with this signal. Good job! www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0701/eng/horizon.pdfWe selected two quite com- The HD-STM is not a fullyplex and expensive meters as fledged signal analyzer but In this way, HD-STM has eve- Workmanship of the Hori-our references. We checked it has most of the features rything that is really relevant zon HD-STM is perfect andthe difference in satellite and and functions a satellite and for the installer to do the job it is equipped with a high ca-terrestrial measurements. terrestrial reception system fast and easy. Of course, it pacity polymer battery. ItsTwo satellites were the sourc- installers may need. Hori- can not play video and audio satellite and terrestrial per-es of signal: HOTBIRD on 13° zon’s policy with this meter of the channel or tell you the formance leaves nothing toEast (DVB-S2 11278 V tran- clearly was: to include all bit rate of video or audio, but be desired. This is a perfectsponder) and Atlantic Bird 3 “must have” features and to how many installers are ea- choice for an installer whoon 5° West (one DVB-S2 and forget all the “nice to have”. ger to pay for such functions? values a practical instrument. TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Ltd. Fax +44-1279-417025 E-mail sales@horizonhge.com Web page www.horizonhge.com Model HD-STM Function Satellite and terrestrial antenna meter SATELLITE: RF Input range 950 – 2150MHz 40dBµV to 110dBµV LNB Supply Voltages 13V Vertical 18V Horizontal (21V SCR) LNB Short Circuit Protection 750mA maximum current limiter Transponder memory 4000 definitions Modulation supported QPSK, DSS, QPSK, 8PSK Satellite Bands C, Ku and Ka Input dynamic range -70dBm to 0dBm Symbol rate 1Msps – 45Msps TERRESTRIAL: Channel bandwidth Up to 8 MHz Frequency range 49MHz (VHF) to 861MHz (UHF) Input levels -92dBm to -20dBm Analogue measurements Video and Audio levels Expert Opinion Very intuitive user interface Fast reaction to signal change + Good sensitivity and measurement resolution Customized to your country - no useless tran- sponder data to hack through Data logging Jacek Pawlowski TELE-satellite – Test Center Non-compliant with DVB-T2 Poland84 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 58. TEST REPORT on the Internet Combo Signal Analyzer Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/horizon.pdf This new signal analyzer and four “soft” buttons lo- USB cable. As with every is bigger than the other Ho- cated near the LCD. Their other Horizon meter, you rizon meters we have tested function depends on the do not need any external in TELE-satellite. No won- current menu and is always power supply unit but con- der, the HD-STM can meas- displayed on the screen. nect the mains cord di- ure not only satellite DVB- The last element on the rectly to the meter. This is S/S2 signals but also DVB-T front panel is the signal in- very practical as it saves and even the old analog TV put connector. Along with the hassle with a separate ticed that it is very detailed and FM radio signals. The the meter itself, Horizon power supply unit, all these and written in a simple style green case color gives this provided us with a short items can be stored in the illustrated with a huge num- meter a somewhat military piece of coaxial cable with padded case supplied. ber of screen-shots. How- look, but fortunately its F connectors on both ends, When you look at the HD- ever, for the purpose of this case is made of ABS plastic, then an F-to-IEC adapter STM from the right side you test, we decided not to study not metal, and a fully ma- and finally 2 pieces of 10 will notice: a slot for a SD it in detail but start using HD- chined Aluminum front pan- dB signal attenuators for card, the USB port and a STM right away. In this way, el. Its weight is also quite the 5-1000 MHz range. The DC power supply input to be we wanted to check if the “civilian”. Definitely, you will latter ones come in very used with the car charger. user interface was intuitive not strain your neck when handy when measuring the The SD card is to be used and self explanatory. Right working with the HD-STM output of a terrestrial an- to log the measurements after the welcome screen, at 2kg. tenna amplifier. results. you have three menu items: The meter sports 10 but- The Horizon HD-STM is Horizon provides the User SAT – to measure a satellite tons: except for the naviga- also equipped with a car Manual in an electronic form signal, TERR – to measure a tion arrows and an OK but- lighter type DC charger, a – a file in PDF format on terrestrial signal and SETUP ton in the middle of them, mains cord with the proper the included CD-ROM. We – to configure the basic set- there is an ON/OFF button plug for your region and an browsed through it and no- tings of the meter. Pressing86 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 59. a soft key (a button near the screen and by switching the us with had been custom- provide DC voltage for pow-screen) you make your se- satellite name you identify ized for Poland. Should it be ering mast amplifier. Youlection. The very first screen to which satellite you have bought in some other coun- have a choice of 5, 12 or 18in satellite mode is already a just directed your dish. If try, it would be customized V DC.measurement mode. At the this is not the desired one, with the settings suitable The SETUP menu hastop of the screen, you can knowing what satellite you for that region. This is quite quite a number of items.see the name of the satel- are receiving now gives you helpful as you do not have Except for typical settingslite and a signal strength a good hint what to do with to memorize the channel like: the units of channelmeasurement result in two your dish: turn it eastwards numbers or frequencies power (dBµV, dBm or dBmV)forms: bar graph and nu- or westwards. of the DVB-T multiplexes or LCD parameters, youmerical. With the left and Once your antenna is in different regions. How- can also choose whetherright arrows, you change the looking at the right satel- ever, nothing prevents the to measure MER or C/N forsatellite until the HD-STM is lite, you delicately tilt it and HD-STM to show the whole digital satellite signals. Weable to lock to the signal and slightly turn it left or right spectrum, channel after prefer MER as this meas-shows its parameters: chan- to maximize all the read- channel, if you so require. urement is less dependentnel power, modulation er- ings which the HD-STM is But that’s not all. It is Ho- on meter type and brand.ror ratio (MER) or carrier to presenting. Meter sensitiv- rizon’s policy to make vari- Choice of menu language isnoise (C/N), channel bit er- ity and resolution is exactly ous settings for their meters presently limited to Englishror rate and post-Viterbi bit as they should be. HD-STM available on their web page. and French but this is rathererror rate. You can also se- measures channel power You just download the most not a big problem as mostlect a desired satellite from with 0.1 dBµV and MER and recent settings dedicated users all over the world arethe list which is displayed C/N with 0.1 dB resolution. to our region and install quite familiar with the Eng-after you press the LIST soft The HD-STM can be used them in the meter’s inter- lish terms related to meas-key. not only in simple installa- nal memory. To do this, you urement technique. For each receivable sat- tion with a direct connec- just need to install a simple Your measurement re-ellite, HD-STM has at least tion to an LNB. The meter software that is delivered sults, no matter satellite orone transponder stored in is compatible with DiSEqC on the included CD-ROM. terrestrial, can be stored onits internal memory. In this switches and DiSEqC mo- Not only terrestrial but also a SD card as well as down-way, when the meter locks tors. Thanks to that, you satellite data is updated in loaded to a PC. Horizonto the transponder, HD- can check if your customer this way. provides the necessary PCSTM “knows” the satellite has a problem with a DiS- The HD-STM can measure software on the includedname. If the factory pre- EqC device or perhaps both analog and digital ter- CD ROM. This is applicableprogrammed transponder everything is OK with the restrial signals. It can even not only to the values. Yousettings are not enough switches and a motor but show constellation diagram can also capture screens offor you, you can add your the receiver itself does not for DVB-T. Moreover, you spectrum or constellationown custom transponders. generate the right DiSEqC can configure the meter to displays.The possibility to manually commands. The HD-STMadd more transponder data can also detect an openwhen needed, without turn-ing to a PC but directly from circuit and short circuit in the cable connecting it to Download this report in Germanwithin the meter menu, is the LNB. This is also a help-an important asset of the ful function. Operating theHD-STM. Simpler meters functions described aboveoften do not allow this op- is quite simple thanks to thetion. very logical menu structure. If your antenna is not yet The HD-STM can alsoset to receive a signal, Hori- show the constellation dia-zon’s HD-STM can help you gram for both QPSK andtoo. Simply switch it to spec- 8PSK. Having a little expe-trum mode and turn and rience, you can judge howtilt your dish until you see noisy the signal is just bypeaks of signals in the spec- looking at the graphs.trum. Span of the shown When we switched thespectrum is adjustable in HD-STM to the terrestrialthe following steps: 60, 120, mode, it surprised us by240, 480, 960, 1200 MHz. asking in which region ofOnce you maximized the Poland we live and even in www.TELE-satellite.com/peaks in the spectrum view, the vicinity of which city. TELE-satellite-1201/you return to the previously That’s because the testdescribed measurement sample Horizon provided deu/horizon.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 87
  • 60. TEST REPORT Satellite Distribution SystemSPAUNsUNiSEqCSystem• up to 9 satellite receivers can be connected• differently specified wall sockets make iteasy to adjust signal levels for each receiver• systems allows both for serial as treeinstallations• terrestrial signals can be included, makingsystem very economical for terrestrial andsatellite signal distribution in one cable88 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 61. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/spaun-UNiSEqC Direct Contact to Sales Managerwww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 89
  • 62. TEST REPORT Satellite Distribution SystemSPAUN SUS 5581/33 NFA very Easy-to-Install SatelliteTV Signal Distribution 12-01/2012 SPAUN Great solution SUS 55 81/33 NF for savin Satellite TV is so easily for Satellite-Channel-Router of wall sockets dedicated in smaller comm g additional cables unity systemsaccessible today that more and this is a European indus- for the system. The sock-and more often you have try standard for distributing ets were of three differentnot just one receiver in the satellite signals over a sin- types: UNiSocket 310, 314living room but two or more gle coaxial cable - CENELEC and 318.of them located in different EN50494. Let us first describe the the three coax cables. So,rooms of your apartment or SPAUN use their own heart of the system – SCR in the first configuration youhouse. Today’s higher class trademark UNiSEqC to mark multiswitch. SUS 5581/33 can connect 8 independentPVR receivers have usually their products dedicated NF accepts either LNB Quat- receivers and in the secondtwo satellite tuners and to for this solution. We asked tro or LNB Quad signals plus configuration – 9 receivers.take full advantage of this SPAUN to send us samples a signal from a terrestrial You must though keep infeature, you should connect of their UNiSEqC products antenna. You can configure mind that all receivers usedtwo independent coax cables so that we could test them the multiswitch to generate in this system must be com-to them. How many of us and inform our readers what a SCR signal either on one patible with SCR technology.were so clever 10 years ago they should expect when ap- output or on three outputs. If SCR is not clearly statedor earlier to foresee the need plying them. If you choose one output, in the receiver specification,for that many cables? As usually, SPAUN had you use only one coaxial ca- check if EN 50494 stand- To solve this kind of prob- been very responsive and ble on which you can hook up ard is mentioned or a termlems as well as to keep the we received their products as many as eight UNiSock- “unicable” (another trade-cabling as simple as pos- very soon. It was the SUS ets. The system with three mark for a SCR solution).sible, a solution called SCR 5581/33 NF cascadable SCR outputs lets you connect up If you can put your handscan be used. SCR stands Multiswitch and a number to three sockets on each of on the receiver in question,90 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 63. enter its installation menu as possible. Of course the NF. Like all other SPAUN you are not limited to eitherand check if you can set its last but one receiver should multiswitches, also this unit 1x8 or 3x3 configurations.LNB to “SCR” “UNiSEqC” or work on 1284 MHz and so is perfectly finished off and For example, if you split the“Unicable” type. The menu on. The very first one should its labels could not be more single output to two lines,should also offer you the operate on 1980 MHz. self-explanatory. You can you can get the configura-possibility to program the If a three cable installation see it for yourselves in the tion 2x4. You only need toSCR frequencies or to detect makes more sense in your pictures presented alongside remember that the splitterthem automatically. particular location, the fol- this report. must support the IF frequen- During the system con- lowing frequencies are avail- The SCR multiswitch is cy range (950-2150 MHz)figuration, we need to assign able: 1068, 1284 and 1400 cascadable what means and have a DC pass. This isa unique SCR frequency to MHz on output no. 1, 1516, that you can connect anoth- clearly explained in the usereach receiver. Two receiv- 1632 and 1748 MHz on out- er SUS 5581/33 NF to the guide.ers can not operate on the put no. 2 and 1864, 1980 trunk outputs and increase An important thing yousame frequency. When using and 2096 MHz on output the number of the receivers should remember is that theSUS 5581/33 NF in one out- no. 3. Of course, the laws of in the installation. Of course, input signal from Quad orput configuration, the avail- physics do not change when each receiver (or receiver Quattro type LNB should beable frequencies are: 1068, you use this configuration, tuner) will be fully independ- rather high (65~90 dBµV).1284, 1400, 1516, 1632, so use output no. 3 for the ent and capable of receiving This is not a problem if you1748, 1864 and 1980 MHz. shortest cable and output any channel from the satel- are going to receive a strongThe best idea is to assign no. 1 for the longest cable. lite your antenna, equipped European satellite like AS-the lowest frequency (1068 And, as explained above, the witha Quad or Quattro LNB, TRA 1 on 19.2° and youMHz) to the receiver which further is the receiver from is aimed at. While one multi- have enough room to installis the last one on the cable the SCR multiswitch the switch should be a sufficient 90 cm dish, but if this is aand thus must overcome the lower should be its operating solution for a family house, weaker satellite, you shouldhighest cable attenuation. frequency. you may need to cascade a think of either a bigger dishCable attenuation increases All these frequencies are few multiswitches to serve a (what is always advisable forwith frequency, so to make not only listed in the well multistory building. a “collective” reception) or“life easier” for the last re- written and detailed user Speaking of the distribu- an additional amplifier be-ceiver, we should keep its guide but also on the top tion system configuration, tween LNB and SCR multi-operating frequency as low cover of the SUS 5581/33 it is worth mentioning that switch input. ■ Exemplary installation diagram with SPAUN components (from the brochure available on www.spaun.com).92 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 64. A valuable feature of 2150 MHz). We can say thatthe SUS 5581/33 NF is its the sockets were 0.5 dB bet- 1versatility in powering it ter than specified.up. SPAUN supplies a wall When we took the meas-mount power supply unit urements of the tap loss, thebut if this is not practical in average results were still inyour installation, you can the specifications: 11.96 dBpower the multiswitch via for 310, 15.85 dB for 314its terrestrial trunkline. By and 17.98 dB for 318. butthe way, the included pow- slightly higher than typicaler supply unit have a con- value.venient plug adapters what We built a test distributioncombined with its high in- system then. A high outputput voltage range (100-240, power quad LNB was drivingV 50/60 Hz) makes it truly our SUS 5581/33 NF. Later,worldwide. There are also 5 we switched to a Quattropieces of 75 ohm termina- LNB and everything workedtors included in the package. equally good. The SCR mul-You attach them to the trunk tiswitch was configured foroutputs if they are not used one output. We connectedfor cascading. a quite long cable (over 30 Although the UNiSockets meters) to its output. The 2are much simpler products first UNiSocket 318 was con-than the SCR multiswitch, nected to the cable end andtheir performance also after this socket we connect-counts in the whole system. ed the other seven ones:We got tree socket types. 2 x 318, 3 x 314 and 2 xAlthough they look identical 310. Between the socketsexcept for the type number we connected cables of vari-printed on them, they dif- ous lengths: from 30 cm tofer in the insertion and tap 6 meters. The whole systemlosses. UNiSocket 310 has from the SCR multiswitchthe lowest tap loss – only 10 to the last socket measureddB, but its insertion loss is about 50-55 meters.the highest from the three A cable of such length at-models – 3 dB. You’d bet- tenuates the signal by aboutter choose this model for the 15 dB and usually does notmost distant socket from the pose a problem for a normalSCR switch. Model 318 has satellite reception in whichthe highest tap loss – 18 dB an LNB is routed directly tobut the lowest insertion loss a receiver. However, in our– only 1.5 dB. This model case, every socket installed 3should be considered for the on the cable added its at-sockets located close to the tenuation (insertion loss).SCR multiswitch. UNiSocket The SCR multiswitch has314 is an interim model with automatic gain control thatmoderate tap loss – 14 dB regulates its output signal toand insertion loss – 2 dB. about 90 dBµV output if onlyAll those parameters are the the input signal from thetypical values and according Quad or Quattro LNB is into the product specifications, the range 65-90 dBµV. Theyou should be ready to ac- above table presents thecept +/- 2 dB tolerance of signal levels we achieved atthe tap loss for every model. each of the sockets. We started our tests with We were quite anxiousmeasuring the sockets. The when we connected ourresults were very satisfac- receiver. Would it be abletory for the insertion loss – to lock to the signal? Weall three models had lower used a modern Icecryptaverage loss than specified. STC6000 HDPVR. The re-Model 310 had the average ceiver was locking to the 1. SPAROS Signal Analyzer detected correctly all eight SCR frequencies when connected to SUS 558133 NF SCRinsertion loss 2.49 dB, mod- signal and showing channel Multiswitch.el 314 – 1.99 dB and model video without any problem, 2. The lowest SCR frequency (1068 MHz) activated – measured318 – 1.66 dB. The loss vari- no matter to which socket directly at the output of SUS 558133 NF SCR Multiswitch. 3. All but one SCR frequencies activated on the outputation was small in the whole we connected it and which number 2 of SUS 558133 NF SCR Multiswitch in the singleIF frequency range (950- SCR frequency we chose. Its cable mode. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 93
  • 65. cal receiver to the single ca- The UNiSEqC system, once ble system built with SPAUN configured, works reliably components and operated without any maintenance. it in such a way to make it After a power shortage, the send various DiSEqC com- receivers boot and send mands (1.0, 1.1 and 1.2). commands to the SCR multi- We were changing reception switch to activate “their” fre- system configuration in the quencies. Everything starts receiver menu and then zap- to work again. ping channels. We are sure that this is And indeed, in line with the simplest and cheapest SPAUN’s promise, nothing solution to make an existing could disturb the operation installation suitable for twin of UniSEqC compatible re- tuner receivers with only one ceivers. They continued to cable entering every room. deliver undistorted video The system is also attractive and audio. We know, how- for new installation as the ever, that not every SCR complexity of cabling is sig- system offered on the mar- nificantly reduced. You can ket has so advanced rout- easily combine classical mul- ers as SPAUN. So the SPAUN tiswitches and the UNiSEqC UNiSEqC offers the addi- system. Several wiring ex- tional advantage of being amples are provided in the foolproof against users con- user guide. The only precon- necting regular receivers or dition is: you must use SCR badly configured receivers compatible receivers. Fortu- - SPAUN’s system simply ig- nately, more and more new nores these commands and receivers are equipped with keeps working perfectly. this feature.signal strength was at 90% another 100 meters of co-and signal quality at 80%. axial cable and have in totalNot bad, not bad at all, ifyou take into account that over 150 meters! And mind that with a single amplifier Expert Opinionthe signal was attenuated by you boost the signal for all Very good workmanship of the SUS 5581/33a long cable and the sockets. eight receivers! NF and the UNiSockets. However, in real life, you When we switched the SUS Simple installation and trouble free operation.do not always have the most 5581/33 NF to 3x3 mode, its SCR switch cascadable not only with identi-modern receivers well pre-pared for the SCR system. output signal is regulated to about 80 dBµV. We checked + cal products but also with classical multi- switches. Jacek Pawlowski TELE-satelliteTherefore, we decided to output no. 3 in the similar Possibility to power the switch via the terres- Test Center trial trunkline. Polandcheck how an old receiver setup. This output generateswould perform. We took a 5 the highest frequencies and Low insertion loss of the UNiSocketsyears old receiver with SCR thus is most sensitive to ca-feature. At that time it was ble losses. Total cable length – Nonequite a novelty. We were full was about 45 meters and weof doubts if it will be able to used G18, G14 and G10. Sig-lock to the signal when con- nal level measured at their TECHNICAL DATAnected to the last socket outputs was respectively: Manufacturer SPAUN electronic GmbH & Co. KG, Germanybut to our surprise, it had 52.7, 54.2 and 56.5 dBµVno problem at all, neither at and of course our receivers Web www.spaun.comthe lowest frequency (1068 had absolutely no problem in E-mail contact@spaun.comMHz) nor at the highest locking to the signal. Phone +49 (0)7731 - 8673-0(1980 MHz). But this was not the end Fax +49 (0)7731 - 8673-17 But what you should do of our test. SPAUN claims Model SUS 5581/33 NFif your cable installation is in their user guide that ”By Function SCR Multiswitch compatible with EN50494longer than that in our test internal electronics of the Inputs 4 satellite (LNB Quattro or Quad)+ 1 terrestrialsetup (about 55 meters)? device, the use of special Tap outputs 1 or 3 (switchable: 1x8 or 3x3)The solution is quite simple. protection sockets (with Trunk outputs 5Use an inline satellite signal shut-down on reception of Through loss 1~2.5 dB for IF and <4 dB for terrestrial signalamplifier. When we connect- non-standard DiSEqC com- Terrestrial tap loss 13~15 dBed the SPAUN SVN 231 F am- mands to EN 50494) is notplifier, it boosted the signal necessary.” Such statement SAT input signal 65~90 dBµVby 30 dB. Signal level meas- is nothing but a challenge for SAT tap output 90 dBµV for 1 x 8 output 82 dBµV for 3 x 3 outputsured at the last G10 socket a dedicated tester.at 1980 MHz rose from 50.2 So, apart from the EN LNB remote current 500 mAdBµV to 80.6 dBµV. With 50494 compatible receiv- Power consumption <7Wsuch amplifier you can add ers, we connected a classi- Ambient temperature -20~+50° C94 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 66. TEST REPORT on the Internet Satellite Distribution System Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/spaun.pdf Satellite TV is so easily EN50494. SPAUN use their antenna. You can configure accessible today that more own trademark UNiSEqC to the multiswitch to generate and more often you have mark their products dedicat- a SCR signal either on one not just one receiver in the ed for this solution. We asked output or on three outputs. living room but two or more SPAUN to send us samples If you choose one output, of them located in different of their UNiSEqC products you use only one coaxial rooms of your apartment or so that we could test them cable on which you can house. Today’s higher class and inform our readers what hook up as many as eight PVR receivers have usually they should expect when ap- UNiSockets. The system can put your hands on the two satellite tuners and to plying them. with three outputs lets you receiver in question, enter its take full advantage of this As usually, SPAUN had connect up to three sockets installation menu and check feature, you should connect been very responsive and on each of the three coax if you can set its LNB to two independent coax cables we received their products cables. So, in the first con- “SCR” “UNiSEqC” or “Unica- to them. How many of us very soon. It was the SUS figuration you can connect ble” type. The menu should were so clever 10 years ago 5581/33 NF cascadable SCR 8 independent receivers and also offer you the possibility or earlier to foresee the need Multiswitch and a number in the second configuration to program the SCR frequen- for that many cables? of wall sockets dedicated – 9 receivers. cies or to detect them auto- To solve this kind of prob- for the system. The sock- You must though keep in matically. lems as well as to keep the ets were of three different mind that all receivers used During the system con- cabling as simple as pos- types: UNiSocket 310, 314 in this system must be com- figuration, we need to assign sible, a solution called SCR and 318. patible with SCR technology. a unique SCR frequency to can be used. SCR stands Let us first describe the If SCR is not clearly stated each receiver. Two receiv- for Satellite-Channel-Router heart of the system – SCR in the receiver specification, ers can not operate on the and this is a European indus- multiswitch. SUS 5581/33 check if EN 50494 standard same frequency. When using try standard for distributing NF accepts either LNB Quat- is mentioned or a term “uni- SUS 5581/33 NF in one out- satellite signals over a sin- tro or LNB Quad signals plus cable” (another trademark put configuration, the avail- gle coaxial cable - CENELEC a signal from a terrestrial for a SCR solution). If you able frequencies are: 1068,96 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 67. 1284, 1400, 1516, 1632, switch should be a sufficient except for the type number that the sockets were 0.5 dB1748, 1864 and 1980 MHz. solution for a family house, printed on them, they dif- better than specified. WhenThe best idea is to assign you may need to cascade a fer in the insertion and tap we took the measurementsthe lowest frequency (1068 few multiswitches to serve a losses. UNiSocket 310 has of the tap loss, the averageMHz) to the receiver which multistory building. the lowest tap loss – only results were still in the speci-is the last one on the cable Speaking of the distribu- 10 dB, but its insertion loss fications: 11.96 dB for 310,and thus must overcome the tion system configuration, it is the highest from the three 15.85 dB for 314 and 17.98highest cable attenuation. is worth mentioning that you models – 3 dB. You’d better dB for 318. but slightly high-Cable attenuation increases are not limited to either 1x8 choose this model for the er than typical value.with frequency, so to make or 3x3 configurations. For ex- most distant socket from the We built a test distribution“life easier” for the last re- ample, if you split the single SCR switch. Model 318 has system then. A high outputceiver, we should keep its output to two lines, you can the highest tap loss – 18 dB power quad LNB was drivingoperating frequency as low get the configuration 2x4. but the lowest insertion loss our SUS 5581/33 NF. Later,as possible. Of course the You only need to remember – only 1.5 dB. This model we switched to a Quattrolast but one receiver should that the splitter must sup- should be considered for the LNB and everything workedwork on 1284 MHz and so port the IF frequency range sockets located close to the equally good. The SCR mul-on. The very first one should (950-2150 MHz) and have a SCR multiswitch. UNiSocket tiswitch was configured foroperate on 1980 MHz. DC pass. This is clearly ex- 314 is an interim model with one output. We connected If a three cable installation plained in the user guide. moderate tap loss – 14 dB a quite long cable (over 30makes more sense in your An important thing you and insertion loss – 2 dB. meters) to its output. Theparticular location, the fol- should remember is that the All those parameters are the first UNiSocket 318 was con-lowing frequencies are avail- input signal from Quad or typical values and according nected to the cable end andable: 1068, 1284 and 1400 Quattro type LNB should be to the product specifications, after this socket we con-MHz on output no. 1, 1516, rather high (65~90 dBµV). you should be ready to ac- nected the other seven ones:1632 and 1748 MHz on out- This is not a problem if you cept +/- 2 dB tolerance of 2 x 318, 3 x 314 and 2 xput no. 2 and 1864, 1980 are going to receive a strong the tap loss for every model. 310. Between the socketsand 2096 MHz on output European satellite like AS- We started our tests with we connected cables of vari-no. 3. Of course, the laws of TRA 1 on 19.2° and you have measuring the sockets. The ous lengths: from 30 cm tophysics do not change when enough room to install 90 cm results were very satisfac- 6 meters. The whole systemyou use this configuration, dish, but if this is a weaker tory for the insertion loss – from the SCR multiswitchso use output no. 3 for the satellite, you should think of all three models had lower to the last socket measuredshortest cable and output no. either a bigger dish (what is average loss than specified. about 50-55 meters.1 for the longest cable. And, always advisable for a “col- Model 310 had the aver- A cable of such length at-as explained above, the fur- lective” reception) or an ad- age insertion loss 2.49 dB, tenuates the signal by aboutther is the receiver from the ditional amplifier between model 314 – 1.99 dB and 15 dB and usually does notSCR multiswitch the lower LNB and SCR multiswitch model 318 – 1.66 dB. The pose a problem for a normalshould be its operating fre- input. loss variation was small in satellite reception in whichquency. A valuable feature of the the whole IF frequency range an LNB is routed directly to All these frequencies are SUS 5581/33 NF is its ver- (950-2150 MHz). We can say a receiver.not only listed in the well satility in powering it up.written and detailed user SPAUN supplies a wall mountguide but also on the top power supply unit but if thiscover of the SUS 5581/33 is not practical in your instal- Download this report in GermanNF. Like all other SPAUN lation, you can power themultiswitches, also this unit multiswitch via its terres-is perfectly finished off and trial trunkline. By the way,its labels could not be more the included power supplyself-explanatory. You can see unit have a convenient plugit for yourselves in the pic- adapters what combinedtures presented alongside with its high input voltagethis report. range (100-240, V 50/60 Hz) The SCR multiswitch is makes it truly worldwide.cascadable what means that There are also 5 pieces ofyou can connect another 75 ohm terminators includedSUS 5581/33 NF to the trunk in the package. You attachoutputs and increase the them to the trunk outputs ifnumber of the receivers in they are not used for cascad-the installation. Of course, ing.each receiver (or receiver Although the UNiSocketstuner) will be fully independ- are much simpler productsent and capable of receiving than the SCR multiswitch, www.TELE-satellite.com/any channel from the satel- their performance alsolite your antenna, equipped counts in the whole system. TELE-satellite-1201/witha Quad or Quattro LNB, We got tree socket types.is aimed at. While one multi- Although they look identical deu/spaun.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 97
  • 68. TEST REPORT Miniature HDTV Satellite Receiver Icecrypt S3500HDCCI TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/icecrypt-S3500HDCCI Direct Contact to Sales Manager98 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 69. • extremely tiny but fully equipped Linux receiver• includes a sophisticated blindscan mode• less than 1 second for FTA channel zapping• can be upgraded with lots of useful applications• uses a very powerful chipset www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 99
  • 70. TEST REPORT Miniature HDTV Satellite Receiver 12-01/2012 Icecrypt S3500HDCCI Extremely small and extremely powerful 0.4 Ferrari Engine in a Mini Morris You could easily pass by You might be a little bit sur- nicely in hand though its rub- power up asks you to se-and do not pay any atten- prised that there is neither a ber keyboard is rather typical lect the OSD language. Thetion to this unpretentious SCART connector nor three for not so expensive models. choice is pretty wide: Eng-small box. Actually it is that color RCA outputs with CVBS But this is not the end of lish, French, German, Dutch,small that you could put two video and stereo audio but the surprises. When you con- Greek, Spanish, Arabic.S3500HDCCI receivers side closer examination reveals nect the S3500HDCCCI to Italian, Portuguese, Turk-by side on a single page of that there is a mini jack con- your TV set and see its full ish, Russian, Polish, Czech,this TELE-satellite magazine. nector between HDMI and color on-screen graphics and Swedish, Suomi, Danish,Placing it near a 50 inch flat S/PDIF ports. Having suit- when you experience the Norwegian, Slovenian, Slo-panel TV creates an amusing able A/V cable (mini jack to speed of operation you can vak, Macedonian, Romanian,impression. It is like putting 3xRCA) you can easily route not believe that it all comes Serbian, Hungarian and Thai.a mouse near an elephant. analog video and audio to from this tiny box. And that‘s The next installation step isHowever, the possibilities of your old TV-set or VHS re- not all. It is a Linux based re- the selection of local timethis “mouse” are astonishing! corder if you still have one. ceiver! It means a possibility zone and turning on or off Its front panel is very as- Additionally, there are: 12 V to install many interesting pl- light saving time.cetic – just three buttons and DC power input connector, ugins and add-ons available When you are through witha single status LED shining RS-232C port and a connec- on the Internet for this kind these basic settings, S3500H-either in red or green. How- tor for an optional infra red of receivers. S3500HDCCCI DCCI takes you to the ser-ever, as soon as you look receiver if you want to hide is like a top class receiver vice search menu. Before theat the rear panel you start the S3500HDCCCI but still without some not-so-neces- search, you have to selectthinking that perhaps your be able to control it with its sary features. But the power the right satellite and checkvery first impression is quite remote control. Of course, a of its processor, capacity of the configuration of your an-wrong. PCMCIA connector for plug type power supply unit internal memory or Inter- tenna system. The IcecryptCA modules, card reader slot, is also included. net related functions are the box is compatible with allUSB for external memory or A look at the remote con- same as in top class receiv- DiSEqC protocols (1.0, 1.1hard disk, Ethernet for con- trol units leaves no doubt ers. Even blindscan channel and 1.2). We checked duringnection to the Internet, HDMI - S3500HDCCI is equipped search is available! Can you our test the operation withand optical S/PDIF ports are with PVR functions and even believe it? 1x4 and 1x8 switches as wellnot necessarily the things some trick modes normally OK, but let’s start from as a DiSEqC motor. Every-you expect to find in a simple associated with much bigger the beginning. This Icecrypt thing worked perfectly. Yousmall box. receivers. The remote sits receiver right after the first can use any type of LNB with100 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 71. 1 the receiver: single, univer- turned off. The S3500HDCCI sal or unicable. Of course, all found 894 TV services and LOFs are supported. 221 radio services. When we There are no fewer but five turned the Network option channel search modes: Au- on, the channel search time tomatic, Manual, Advanced, increased to 6 minutes and Fast and Blindscan. Auto- 20 seconds but the box was matic scan is a most common able to find 21 additional TV search mode based on the services. The scan ended up factory preprogrammed sat- with 915 TV and 221 radio2 ellite and transponder data. channels. There are 162 satellites avail- After testing the Automatic able from all over the world! search mode, we did the re- In the unlikely event that the set to factory defaults and satellite you are looking for is started the Blindscan. We not on the list, you can add set the receiver to scan the it manually as there are four whole band and both polari- user defined positions added zations. We were prepared at the bottom of the list. The for quite a long wait but to Manual search mode let you our great surprise, S3500H- choose a specific transpond- DCCI was through after er to search. The Advanced merely 10 minutes and 15 mode is similar to Manual but seconds. It announced it had3 you can define audio, video found 918 TV and 221 radio PIDs and detect in this way channels. The results are im- normally hidden channels. pressive. Icecrypt box did a The Fast mode is a search really good job! dedicated for a particular We searched a number of satellite provider. Presently other satellites using our DiS- S3500HDCCI has two pos- EqC motorized dish as well sibilities here: Canal Digitaal as DiSEqC switches: 1x4 and and TV Vlaanderen. 1x8. Everything worked per- The most exciting mode is fectly. Occasionally, S3500H- naturally the blindscan. The DCCI halted during a channel receiver scans the frequency search and we had to restart band and tries to detect tran- the scan. However, this did4 sponders without referring to not cause any loss of previ- any preprogrammed tran- ously stored channels. sponders data. In this way, it Channel zapping is fast and can discover also the brand pleasant in S3500HDCCI: less new transponders that did than one second for the FTA not operate when the manu- channels and a little longer facturer was releasing the for the scrambled channels firmware and created satel- what is natural as descram- lite and transponder data bling takes extra time. An for S3500HDCCI . There is information box that appears no need to scan always the right after a channel change entire band in both polari- is clearly designed and apart zations. The receiver allows from the typical data, it can5 you to specify narrower fre- show you something extra. If quency range and choose po- set so in the Display menu, larization. the information box shows The Automatic search of you not only the title and ASTRA satellite on 19.2° East start and end times of the took 3 minutes and 45 sec- present event but also the ti- onds with the network option tle and start and end times of the following event. It might 1. Configuration menu 2. Installation menu at first sound as a negligi- 3. Storage Manager ble improvement but after a 4. Service List Manager very short time of using it, 5. Recording Options you feel so comfortable with102 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 72. 6 this feature that you do not With the arrow buttons you ever want to switch back to navigate among the screen- traditional an information shots deciding which channel box with only present event you want to see live. shown. Other satellite receiv- An interesting solution – ers offer you a possibility to not so popular in other re- see the future event after ceivers - is regarding chan- pressing right arrow. But if nels from a single satellite you love channel zapping, like one of the favorite lists. the Icecrypt solution saves For example, you can have7 you time and increases the the favorite lists: Drama, pleasure of playing with your Sports, News, but also As- receiver. tra 19.2° E and Hotbird 13° Another improvement is E. Thank to this, you do not the ability to set the audio need to have an extra button volume as normal, increased on the remote called SAT or or decreased for every chan- something like that. We like nel independently. Every sat- this approach and recom- ellite fan will appreciate this mend the other manufactur- feature. Thanks to that you ers to adopt this idea. can zap channels more com- EPG works in two modes: fortably without any fear that grid mode and list mode. The suddenly you will wake up grid mode is a table in which8 the whole house by entering a channel name is shown in a channel with unnaturally the first column while the high audio level. Once you channel events are shown pinpoint such channel, you as rectangles in the same set its audio to be 30% down line, to the right of the chan- and every next time you nel name. The length of the visit the channel its audio rectangle is proportional to is somewhat muted. It also the event duration. The list works the other way - if you mode shows the event titles find a channel with too low of the present channel listed audio, you can set it individu- one below the other. While ally to be played 30% louder. the grid mode is more con- The pleasure of operat- venient when making deci-9 ing the S3500HDCCI is ad- sions what to watch on which ditionally increased due to channel right now or in the trick modes it offers: picture near future, the list mode in picture and mosaic pic- is quicker when you want to ture. Picture in picture lets find a favorite event in the you easily choose a channel more distant future. EPG to monitor in an inset, in- S3500HDCCI allows you not terchange the main and the only to mark an event for monitored channel or show automatic recording but also them in equal size side by to set a reminder. If you do side. And everything with so, three minutes before the just a single button press. start of the chosen event, The mosaic shows you 12 you will see a message tell-10 frozen screenshots of 12 dif- ing you that in three minutes ferent channels (assuming your receiver will tune to the there are 12 or more on the other channel to present you current transponder) and one the event. channel active in the middle. All channel edition func- tions that you may ever need 6. Info box can be set to show present and following events are there. You can delete, 7. A/V Output Settings move, or copy a channel to 8. Dish Settings one of many favorite lists 9. Network Settings and so on. And also here you 10. We installed the free have a feeling that the user JpgViewer plugin downloaded from the Internet interface has been thought www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 103
  • 73. 11 over profoundly. There are receiver will work on every no unnecessary button model so some experiment- presses required. If you want ing may be necessary. Among to move or delete a bigger the most exciting possibilities number of channels, it does is the web browser. We in- not take you that long as in stalled a viewer for JPG files. the other receiver models. That’s because on our TV- Excellent job! set, the S3500HDCCI tended Not only during channel to display 4:3 JPG photos edition but also in normal stretched unnaturally to a12 viewing, when you invoke 16:9 aspect ratio. To get cor- the channel list with the OK rect proportions, we had to button, you have plenty of degrade video resolution to possibilities to sort channels 576p. The plugin solved the and search for specific chan- problem for high video reso- nel or provider names. At the lutions. All our photos are beginning, it may look a little shown correctly now. That’s bit confusing – that many op- a small example how useful a tions you have. Fortunately, plugin can be. Where to find everything is so logical that plugins? The most conveni- you master handling your re- ent way is to start with the ceiver in a short time. And Internet forums dedicated to because the S3500HDCCI is Icecrypt receivers and then13 exceptionally fast, running explore the forums for other even more complex functions Linux based receivers. As we that require a lot of naviga- noted, some plugins original- tion over menu structure is ly developed and tested for as immediate as simple func- the other receiver brands will tions in other receivers. also work when installed on Speaking about the menu, S3500HDCCI. as soon as you enter it, you Many plugins require con- realize how configurable your nection to Internet. Achiev- S3500HDCCI is. The list of ing this with the S3500HDC- things is very long – you can CI is simple: you only need get a good feeling on what a router supporting DHCP. you can do with this receiver Everything goes automati-14 by looking at the screenshots cally. However, if you wish, we did for you. Even such you can configure your con- small things like the timeout nection manually. But this is of the volume adjustment not all. The receiver can con- bar graph can be adjusted. nect with a Wi-Fi network via Satellite fans will be delight- an external USB device. It is ed having that many possi- somewhat slower than a ca- bilities at their fingertips. ble connection but if you do And as we are at the cus- not have a PC network avail- tomization, we would like to able in your living room – remind you that the Icecrypt that can be the only option. receiver is Linux based. This Consult the user manual for means that you are able to compatible USB devices.15 install plugins and add-ons Icecrypt box has a USB developed for this and similar port as well as all required receivers. Not every plugin buttons on its remote con- developed for Linux based trol, so it must be ready for 11. Free TV+ lets you choose PVR operation. And indeed, from YouTube and Earth Touch not only regular recording services and time-shift functions are 12. Searching Queen clips on YouTube provided. You can record as 13. Service List many as three channels at 14. Searching specific service the same time while watch- on the list ing two others (using PIP 15. Satellites are regarded as a kind of a favorite list function for example). Of 104 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 74. 16 2017 2118 course, one can take full ad- simpler and cheaper chipset? vantage of such great per- And as you already know, it formance having not one but worked as fast as in its big- two tuners. If you think you ger brother. Evidently, the might be needing concur- chipset is not any simpler rent recording and watching and cheaper. That’s why we channels from different tran- titled our report as we did. sponders, you should think of You take a seat in a small another Icecrypt model – the Mini Morris, press the pedal two tuner STC6000HD PVR and you get flattened by ac- that we presented recently in celeration produced by its TELE-satellite 10-11/2011. engine. Evidently, this is not Actually, when we turned what you expect from a small19 on the small S3500HDCCI, and apparently lower perfor- we had the impression of mance product. S3500HDCCI a déjà vu. The OSD looked by no means can be named pretty much the same as in low performance. On the STC6000HD PVR. OK, we contrary, this is the top class said to ourselves, that’s a product stripped from the reasonable approach to re- second tuner, VFD display use thousands of lines of and a few interfaces that did software code for the next not fit on a small rear panel. product. But will this soft- But the speed and power are ware work fast enough in this unchanged. small box, presumably with Even the remote controls 106 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 75. 22 23are interchangeable between 16. EPG – grid mode Expert Opinionthe two models. For some 17. PIP mode works perfect for HD channels Extremely powerful and fast HD PVR receiverpeople who would love to 18. Mosaic View matching the top class models.have not one but more Ice- 19. Simple Service List Almost endless configuration options but stillcrypt receivers in their A/Vcabinet this may be a prob- 20. Selecting soundtrack + very user friendly. 1080p video output. 21. Picture viewerlem. But for a vast majority 22. A recorded file is about to be All DiSEqC protocols Jacek Pawlowskiof users, this problem is only played Very good video and audio quality TELE-satellite Test Centertheoretical. 23. Radio channel Small power consumption and extremely eco- Poland friendly power saving mode All the reception tests we venient to connect an exter-did proved that S3500HDCCI nal USB HDD and keep there It can halt occasionally during channel scans and you have tohas a very sensitive tuner all your multimedia files. – restart the scan then.and can deal with very weak Before we end this report,signals as well as signals with we would like to mentionsmall and high symbol rates. one important feature of the TECHNICALSometimes when you switch box. This is the power sav- DATA Manufacturer Icecrypt, Great Britainto a low symbol rate channel, ing mode. Normally, when Fax 01795 427 666like 2000 kbps, you have to this mode is not activated, E-mail info@icecrypt.comwait longer before you can the receiver consumes about Web page www.icecrypt.comwatch it. It is not one second 10 Watts in normal opera- Model S3500HDCCIbut 3-4 seconds before the tion and 5 Watts in standby. Function HD PVR enabled satellite receiverreceiver locks to the signal. Switching from standby to Input Signal Standards / , MPEG2 and MPEG4This happens also in other operate takes only 4 sec- Input Frequency 950 ~ 2150 MHzreceiver brands as most of onds. But when you acti- Symbol Rates 2-67.5 Ms/sec for andthe receivers are optimized vate in the menu the option 2-52.5 Ms/sec forfor higher symbol rates. called “Power saving”, the DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 Except for a small prob- power consumed in standby Audio AC-3 Dolby Digital and MPEG 1 Layer 1,2 and 3lem with the aspect ratio of drops almost to zero (well Video From 480i through 1080pphotographs when watched below 1 Watt). The receiver Number of Channels Stored 10.000in high resolution settings, consumes almost no electric Power Supply AC 100 ~ 240 V 50/60 Hzwe did not encounter any energy. Naturally, it has to Power Consumption 12 V/2A plug adapter: 24 W max (10W in our tests)problems when dealing with take longer to wake up from Dimensions 220 x 35 x 145 mmmultimedia. MP3 files as well such a deep standby. Andas AVI and MPG files were this is 35 seconds. It is up to ENERGYplayed back correctly, not to the user, but we think that DIAGRAMmention of course the play- many of them will choose toback of recordings done with be eco-friendly and turn this Mode Apparent Active Factor Active 25 W 10 W 0.4the receiver. It is very con- option on. Apparent Power StandBy 13 W 5 W 0.38 Deep StandBy 0W 0W 1 Apparent Power Active Power Active Power First 10 minutes: operate mode, next 5 minutes: standby mode (power saving ON), last 5 minutes: standby mode (power saving OFF). www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 107
  • 76. TEST REPORT on the Internet Miniature HDTV Satellite Receiver Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/icecrypt.pdf You could easily pass by reader slot, USB for external for an optional infra red re- and do not pay any atten- memory or hard disk, Eth- ceiver if you want to hide tion to this unpretentious ernet for connection to the the S3500HDCCCI but still small box. Actually it is that Internet, HDMI and optical be able to control it with its small that you could put two S/PDIF ports are not neces- remote control. Of course, a S3500HDCCI receivers side sarily the things you expect plug type power supply unit by side on a single page of to find in a simple small box. is also included. this TELE-satellite maga- You might be a little bit A look at the remote con- you can not believe that zine. Placing it near a 50 surprised that there is nei- trol units leaves no doubt it all comes from this tiny inch flat panel TV creates ther a SCART connector - S3500HDCCI is equipped box. And that‘s not all. It an amusing impression. It nor three color RCA outputs with PVR functions and is a Linux based receiver! is like putting a mouse near with CVBS video and stereo even some trick modes It means a possibility to an elephant. However, the audio but closer examina- normally associated with install many interesting pl- possibilities of this “mouse” tion reveals that there is much bigger receivers. The ugins and add-ons available are astonishing! a mini jack connector be- remote sits nicely in hand on the Internet for this kind Its front panel is very as- tween HDMI and S/PDIF though its rubber keyboard of receivers. S3500HDCCCI cetic – just three buttons ports. Having suitable A/V is rather typical for not so is like a top class receiver and a single status LED shin- cable (mini jack to 3xRCA) expensive models. without some not-so-neces- ing either in red or green. you can easily route analog But this is not the end of sary features. But the pow- However, as soon as you video and audio to your old the surprises. When you er of its processor, capac- look at the rear panel you TV-set or VHS recorder if connect the S3500HDCCCI ity of internal memory or start thinking that perhaps you still have one. Addi- to your TV set and see its Internet related functions your very first impression is tionally, there are: 12 V DC full color on-screen graph- are the same as in top class quite wrong. PCMCIA con- power input connector, RS- ics and when you experi- receivers. Even blindscan nector for CA modules, card 232C port and a connector ence the speed of operation channel search is available!108 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 77. Can you believe it? The Advanced mode is simi- had found 918 TV and 221 at first sound as a negligi- OK, but let’s start from lar to Manual but you can radio channels. The results ble improvement but after athe beginning. This Ice- define audio, video PIDs and are impressive. Icecrypt very short time of using it,crypt receiver right after detect in this way normally box did a really good job! you feel so comfortable withthe first power up asks you hidden channels. The Fast We searched a number this feature that you do notto select the OSD language. mode is a search dedicated of other satellites using our ever want to switch back toThe choice is pretty wide: for a particular satellite pro- DiSEqC motorized dish as traditional an informationEnglish, French, German, vider. Presently S3500H- well as DiSEqC switches: box with only present eventDutch, Greek, Spanish, Ar- DCCI has two possibilities 1x4 and 1x8. Everything shown. Other satellite re-abic. Italian, Portuguese, here: Canal Digitaal and TV worked perfectly. Occasion- ceivers offer you a possibil-Turkish, Russian, Polish, Vlaanderen. ally, S3500HDCCI halted ity to see the future eventCzech, Swedish, Suomi, The most exciting mode is during a channel search after pressing right arrow.Danish, Norwegian, Slove- naturally the blindscan. The and we had to restart the But if you love channel zap-nian, Slovak, Macedonian, receiver scans the frequen- scan. However, this did not ping, the Icecrypt solutionRomanian, Serbian, Hun- cy band and tries to detect cause any loss of previously saves you time and increas-garian and Thai. The next transponders without refer- stored channels. es the pleasure of playinginstallation step is the se- ring to any preprogrammed Channel zapping is fast with your receiver.lection of local time zone transponders data. In this and pleasant in S3500H- Another improvement isand turning on or off light way, it can discover also DCCI: less than one second the ability to set the au-saving time. the brand new transpond- for the FTA channels and a dio volume as normal, in- When you are through ers that did not operate little longer for the scram- creased or decreased forwith these basic settings, when the manufacturer was bled channels what is natu- every channel indepen-S3500HDCCI takes you to releasing the firmware and ral as descrambling takes dently. Every satellite fanthe service search menu. created satellite and tran- extra time. An information will appreciate this feature.Before the search, you have sponder data for S3500H- box that appears right after Thanks to that you can zapto select the right satellite DCCI . There is no need a channel change is clearly channels more comfort-and check the configura- to scan always the entire designed and apart from ably without any fear thattion of your antenna sys- band in both polarizations. the typical data, it can show suddenly you will wake uptem. The Icecrypt box is The receiver allows you to you something extra. If set the whole house by enter-compatible with all DiSEqC specify narrower frequency so in the Display menu, the ing a channel with unnatu-protocols (1.0, 1.1 and 1.2). range and choose polariza- information box shows you rally high audio level. OnceWe checked during our test tion. not only the title and start you pinpoint such channel,the operation with 1x4 and The Automatic search of and end times of the pre- you set its audio to be 30%1x8 switches as well as a ASTRA satellite on 19.2° sent event but also the title down and every next timeDiSEqC motor. Everything East took 3 minutes and and start and end times of you visit the channel its au-worked perfectly. You can 45 seconds with the net- the following event. It might dio is somewhat muted.use any type of LNB with work option turned off. Thethe receiver: single, univer- S3500HDCCI found 894sal or unicable. Of course,all LOFs are supported. TV services and 221 radio services. When we turned Download this report in German There are no fewer but the Network option on, thefive channel search modes: channel search time in-Automatic, Manual, Ad- creased to 6 minutes andvanced, Fast and Blinds- 20 seconds but the box wascan. Automatic scan is a able to find 21 additional TVmost common search mode services. The scan ended upbased on the factory pre- with 915 TV and 221 radioprogrammed satellite and channels.transponder data. There After testing the Auto-are 162 satellites available matic search mode, we didfrom all over the world! In the reset to factory defaultsthe unlikely event that the and started the Blindscan.satellite you are looking for We set the receiver to scanis not on the list, you can the whole band and bothadd it manually as there polarizations. We were pre-are four user defined posi- pared for quite a long waittions added at the bottom of but to our great surprise, www.TELE-satellite.com/the list. The Manual search S3500HDCCI was through TELE-satellite-1201/mode let you choose a spe- after merely 10 minutes andcific transponder to search. 15 seconds. It announced it deu/icecrypt.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 109
  • 78. TEST REPORT Satellite MeterLexiumFastAlign 7100Pro DigitalSatelliteMeter Professional Te ch nolog y110 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 79. LEXIUM • DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 compatible • Fully programmable • AutoFind and QuickSweep technologies • USB Interface TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/lexium-FastAlign7100 Direct Contact to Sales Managerwww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 111
  • 80. TEST REPORT Satellite MeterLexium’sNew Satellite MeterPowerhouse WS International is a com- Lexium product line has had Naturally, we were very in- each surrounded individu-pany that was founded back quite a bit of success over the terested in finding out more ally by Styrofoam to providein April of 2001. They are a past several years and WS In- about this new meter. WS In- the ultimate protection. Evenglobal wholesale distributor ternational is always working ternational was kind enough the eight Ni-HM 2700 mAhof FTA satellite receivers and to add new and better prod- to send us a sample so that rechargeable batteries arerelated satellite equipment ucts to their product line. we could take a closer look at in their own Styrofoam com-(LNBs, satellite meters, an- In keeping with that phi- the new FastAlign 7100 Pro partment. The package in-tennas, motors, etc.). They losophy, WS International and find out exactly what it cludes the FastAlign 7100have offices in Marietta, Geor- has recently introduced a has to offer. Pro signal meter as well asgia (outside of Atlanta) and new digital satellite meter to The Lexium FastAlign 7100 a 16 VDC power supply, thePacoima, California (near Los their line of Lexium products. Pro comes packaged in a eight rechargeable batteries,Angeles) and distribute their The new FastAlign 7100 Pro bright blue colored box. When a blue colored carrying case,products around the world. professional satellite meter you open the box it’s easy to a handy shoulder strap andWS International markets boasts the latest technology see that great care was taken a 34-page English languagetheir satellite receivers and in the industry and is high- in protecting the signal meter user manual. 240V AC char-satellite meters under their lighted by the new AutoFind in the package. The meter as gers in addition to spare AAown Lexium brand name. The and QuickSweep features. well as the accessories are rechargeable batteries and112 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 81. LEXIUM ■ TELE-satellite author Ron Roessel using the FastAlign 7100 Pro Digital Satellite Meter to adjust his BUD after hurricane Irene passed through his location. The FastAligns features made this an easy and fast task. 12-01/2012LEXIUM FastAlign 7100 Pro Excellent Dish Installation Tool www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 113
  • 82. spare 110V AC chargers are find the 16 VDC input jack as meter for the first time. The “Charged Stop”. This is a veryavailable for purchase from well as a USB interface. meter weighs in at about 1 Lb interesting feature that let’sWS International or their local Before doing anything else, 7 oz (645g) with the batter- you keep an eye on the prog-distributor in Europe & Africa. the rechargeable batteries ies installed. When the power ress of a charging cycle. The signal meter itself can need to be installed into the supply is plugged in to the Now that the meter is fullyeasily be held in one hand and 7100 Pro signal meter. The signal meter, not only does charged, we can start puttingis 149x97x60mm in size. It battery compartment is lo- the status LED illuminate red, it through its paces. Turn-comes in a black housing and cated on top of the meter but progress of the charge is ing the meter on is a simplesports a 23x97mm LCD dis- and is accessed by opening also shown on the LCD dis- matter of holding down the F4play on the front panel. A set the top cover. All eight re- play. There’s a timer to indi- function button for about twoof four blue-colored function chargeable batteries supplied cate how long the meter has seconds. The very first screenbuttons along with a single with the meter need to be in- been charging and there’s to appear asks you to decidestatus LED can also be found stalled. The inside of the bat- also an indicator to show the whether or not you want theon the front panel. There’s tery compartment is clearly voltage level of the batteries. backlight for the LCD displayalso a small speaker on the marked to help prevent the When we plugged in the pow- turned on. Simply push theleft side of the front panel. On batteries from being installed er supply, the timer started at F1 button for “Day” (back-the rear panel you’ll find the incorrectly. The manufac- 00:00 and the voltage level light off) or the F2 button forLNB “F” input connector along turer recommends charging was at 10.5V. Although the “Night” (backlight on). If youwith a looped-through output the batteries for at least five manufacturer recommended don’t make a choice within tenconnector. There you’ll also hours before using the signal an initial charge time of five seconds, the meter automati- hours, we let the signal me- cally turns itself off. ter charge overnight. At the There are four menus built end of the charging cycle, into the meter: Additional the LED turned off and the Functions, Manual Search, display showed the message Auto Search and Motor 1.2.■ Keeping track of the charging cycle The left and right arrow but- tons (F2 and F3) can be used to move between the differ- ent menus. The “OK” button ■ The satellite meter is fully recharged, the LED turned off and the display showed the message “Charged Stop”.114 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 83. (F1) is then used to select the meter. The FastAlign 7100 Pro the popular satellites in Eu- Editor menu inside the Addi-desired menu that you want comes preloaded from the rope, Asia, Middle East and tional Functions menu. Onceto work with. factory with only 27 satellites Africa. you are in the Editor menu, We decided to start with that include many of the more If the satellite you want to you can among other thingsthe Additional Functions popular American satellites as align your antenna to is not change the satellite name,menu. From this menu you well as a few Asian satellites. in the list, you simply need to edit transponder data, selectcan choose to edit the pa- However, soon regionalized edit one of the existing entries the correct LNB LOF frequen-rameters of the satellites lists will be available from the using the front panel function cy (OFF, Universal, 10750,stored in the meter’s memory manufacturer’s website www. buttons to add the satellite 5150, 5750, 10600, 9750 andor modify the settings of the LEXIUM-DVB.com covering you need. This is done in the 11300), set up any necessary DiSEqC protocols (1.0 and 1.1 can be set up here; there‘s a separate menu section for setting up DiSEqC 1.2), enter in the orbital position of the satellite as well as turn the Auto Search feature on or off. The USB port on the back of the meter lets you link the me- ter with a laptop or a PC. This link will allow you to perform these editing functions on your laptop or PC with loader software available from the manufacturer at www.LEXI- UM-DVB.com or www.wsidigi- tal.com. The software allows116 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 84. 1 entries with the American sat- exactly which way to turn the ellites that we needed. Since antenna to find the target sat- we wanted to find GALAXY 17, ellite. There were no guessing we programmed this satellite games involved. as well as the two surrounding The Lexium meter’s Quick 2 satellites GALAXY 28 at 89W Sweep technology allows the and GALAXY 25 at 93W. meter to react to satellite sig- Now that the Lexium meter nals very quickly. There is no has the correct satellite infor- lag time from when the satel- mation, it was time to realign lite signal reaches your dish 3 our C-band dish. We turned antenna to when it is displayed the satellite meter on and on the meter. This allows you selected DAY mode since the to move your dish at a faster sun was shining brightly out- rate across the satellite arc side and we therefore didn’t without having to worry about 4 need any backlighting on the overshooting the target satel- LCD display. We then used to lite. The quick response of the left/right arrow buttons (F2/ meter will prevent you from F3) to find the Auto Search missing the satellite you want screen and pressed the OK to receive. button (F1) to start the Auto But we weren’t finished. Our1. While searching for GALAXY 17, the meter first found GALAXY28. We continued moving the antenna until… Search. The FastAlign 7100 test center also has a smaller2. …the meter locked onto the GALAXY 17 satellite at 89W Pro was now actively search- 90cm Ku-band antenna point-3. Confirmation that our 90cm antenna was still pointed to ing for satellite signals. ed to GALAXY 19 at 97W thatGALAXY at 97W. The C-band dish was slow- fortunately wasn’t affected4. The Lexium FastAlign 7100 Pro satellite meter helped us findGALAXY 3C in no time at all. ly rotated on its mast while by Hurricane Irene. Never- keeping an eye on the satel- theless, we wanted to “make lite meter. It didn’t take long sure” that everything was stillthe user to change and/or up- paces. The worst hit antenna for the meter to lock onto a OK with this antenna. First ofdate all parameters including was our 3.0-meter C-band signal; the green “signal lock” all, we used the Lexium meterDiSEqC port settings, LO fre- mesh dish. The strong winds LED on the front panel illumi- to confirm that this was thequencies, transponder names, created such a great amount nated and it instantly identi- case. The green “signal lock”and parameters. of torque that the entire an- fied the satellite as GALAXY LED popped on and the meter The AutoFind technology tenna assembly spun around 28. Since we wanted to align showed that indeed our 90cmthat is built into the FastAlign on top of the mast. So much to GALAXY 17, we knew that antenna was still pointed to7100 Pro satellite meter is an for the mounting bolts that we had to rotate the antenna GALAXY 19 and that Hurricaneautomatic satellite recognition were supposed to keep the just a little more to the right Irene’s wrath did not bother ittechnology that recognizes antenna in place. This seemed (west) in order to find GAL- at all. But we wanted to go athe satellite that your antenna like a good place to start. AXY 17. And, sure enough, a step further and see how longis pointing to and then dis- Once the dish was placed few seconds later the green it would take for us to find theplays the name of that satel- back into a position that was “signal lock” LED on the front GALAXY 3C satellite at 95W.lite on the meter’s LCD display close to what it was before panel illuminated once again Both satellites were alreadyfrom the preprogrammed list the storm, we connected the and the Lexium meter report- preprogrammed in the me-of satellites stored in the me- Lexium FastAlign 7100 Pro to ed that we had found GALAXY ter so we had to do nothingter’s memory. Directly above the C-band LNB. The C-band 17. As mentioned before, the more than connect the meterthe name of the satellite is antenna was pointed to GAL- display shows not only the to the LNB and start mov-also a signal quality bar graph AXY 17 at 91W before Irene satellite name but also a sig- ing the dish. The mountingthat can be used to fine tune greeted us so the goal was nal quality bar graph mak- screws were loosened on thethe antenna for best possible to realign the antenna to that ing it a snap to fine tune the antenna and the realignmentsignal. satellite. But before we tried antenna. After adjusting the began. The dish was moved The timing of this test re- to find GALAXY 17 with the antenna for the best possible slowly east and within just aport couldn’t have been Lexium meter, we first had signal, all the mounting hard- few seconds the Lexium me-any better. Hurricane Irene to program this satellite as ware was retightened and in ter chimed in letting us knowpassed through our test cen- well as a few of the surround- just a few minutes our C-band we had found GALAXY 3C. Itter here on Long Island, New ing satellites into the satellite antenna was back in service. really doesn’t get any easierYork just a few days ago. She meter since these were not The Lexium FastAlign 7100 than that.brought with her quite a bit of preprogrammed in the meter. Pro satellite meter not only The Lexium meter’s userwind that resulted in many of As mentioned before, some identified the correct satel- manual specifies that the me-our dish antennas being blown of the preprogrammed satel- lite by name, it also told us if ter can be used for about fourout of alignment. This proved lites stored in memory were we were on a different satel- hours on fully charged batter-to be the perfect opportunity Asian satellites so we decided lite by also identifying it by ies. In our tests we were ableto put the meter through its to reprogram some of these name. We therefore knew to use the 7100 Pro for the en- www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 117
  • 85. tire duration of our tests with- In this way, you can continue satellite just as quickly as in satellites makes antenna in-out having to recharge the to work and not have to worry Auto Search mode. And let’s stallations quick and painless;batteries. Of course, if you about the meter dying in the not forget DiSEqC 1.2 mode. the installer will know exactlyplan on using the signal meter middle of an alignment. In this mode the meter can which way to move a dish ifto drive a DiSEqC 1.2 motor, Other niceties include a be used to drive any DiSEqC the meter names a satelliteyou can expect the operation- user-settable timer that will 1.2 compatible antenna mo- other than the target satellite.al time of your meter to be shut the meter off after a tor and will allow you to easily The FastAlign 7100 Prosomewhat less because of the certain amount of inactivity. align a motor driven antenna. takes a lot of the guessworkextra load created by an an- It’s a nice feature that helps Overall, we were quite out of satellite antenna instal-tenna motor. Since these are save your batteries in case impressed by the capabili- lations. What more could youAA rechargeable batteries, you should forget to turn the ties of the Lexium FastAlign ask for?you can always carry around meter off after a job. The Lex- 7100 Pro satellite meter. It Customers interested ina spare set of conventional ium meter can also be used in performed as advertised by this product can contact WSAA batteries just in case the Manual Search mode. In this identifying satellites by name International via www.wsi-rechargeable ones die and mode the meter will only iden- as the antenna was swept digital.com to request contactthere’s no opportunity to re- tify the selected satellite but across the satellite arc. This information for local distribu-charge them in between jobs. it will lock onto the desired automatic identification of tors in their region.Using the LexiumFastAlign 7100 Pro in EuropeThomas Haring TRA 19.2° east or HOTBIRD 13.0° east, although there are some less popular sat- ellites in the list. These in- clude HELLAS SAT at 39° east, EXPRESS AM22 at 53° east, BONUM1 at 56° east, INTELSAT 904 at 60° east as well as ABS1 at 75°. 1 Before we began to add some other more standard European satellite posi- tions, we first wanted to test the capabilities of the FastAlign 7100 Pro with the existing data. The ABS1 satellite at 75° east is fairly weak and more difficult to receive in Europe 2 would be a good idea to and the FEC of 7/8 (seven of send our test sample to the the eight data bits are infor- TELE-satellite test center in mation bits with only one bit Austria so that its function- an error correction bit) that ality can also be checked nearly every transponder1. The FastAlign 7100 Pro The way the Lexium out in Europe. has presents quite a chal-mastered the reception of theABS satellite at 75° east; other FastAlign 7100 Pro is deliv- lenge. Quite a few othersignal analyzers were not up to ered from the factory, it’s The preprogrammed sat- signal analyzers “overlook”the task. clear that it’s focus is on ellite and transponder list this satellite during antenna2. The analyzer also had notrouble with the HELLASSAT bird North America. But since in the Lexium signal me- alignment since the tunerat 39° east, one of the 27 satellite Lexium is planning to market ter does not include any more often than not can’tpositions preprogrammed in theoriginal version of the FastAlign this product in other regions of the popular DTH satel- read and process the weak-7100 Pro. of the world, we thought it lites in Europe such as AS- er, error-prone signal fast118 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 86. enough. Before you know it,you’ve turned the antennapast the ABS1 satellite at75° east. But that’s not the casewith the Lexium FastAlign7100 Pro! We started slowlyturning our antenna from60° east and after only a fewseconds the green LED onthe front panel of the Lexi-um meter lit up announcingthat we had found the ABS1bird at 75° east! The Lexiumalso had no trouble lockingon to the EXPRESS AM22 at53° east; it recognized thissatellite instantly and fullyautomatically. But we weren’t finished;the meter now had to proveitself on the popular DTHsatellites ASTRA 19.2°east, HOTBIRD 13° east aswell as ASTRA2 28.2° east.Since these satellites werenot preprogrammed intothe meter by the manufac-turer (the European versionof the FastAlign 7100 Prowould undoubtedly includethese satellites), we hadto manually program theminto the Lexium. This taskwas actually accomplishedquickly and easily thanks an indispensable aid for Eu- We here in the TELE-sat- 7100 Pro and we can’t waitto its simple and logical ropean users. We were now ellite test center in Austria to see the European versionoperation; the four front- able to quickly align our actually enjoyed checking of this signal meter.panel function buttons also multi-focus antenna pre- out the Lexium FastAlignhelped. cisely and effortlessly to the ASTRA 19.2° east, ASTRA2 In just about two minutes 28.2° east and HOTBIRD TECHNICAL DATAthe Lexium meter became 13° east satellites. Distributor (North America) WS International, Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California, USA Home Page www.wsidigital.com or www.LEXIUM-DVB.com Expert Opinion e-mail sales@wsidigital.com Product FastAlign 7100 Pro Digital Satellite Meter The Lexium FastAlign 7100 Pro satellite meter Frequency Range 950 to 2150 MHz is an excellent dish antenna installation tool. It’s a handheld device that instantly identifies Signal Level -65dBm to -25dBm the name of a satellite that the antenna is poin- DiSEqC Compatible yes, 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2+ ting to and also displays a signal quality bar graph for quick and easy antenna fine tuning LNB Supply 13/18V, 500mA max Ron Roessel LNB Switch Control 22 KHz adjustments. It runs for hours on a single TELE-satellite Test Center Demodulator QPSK charge and can be used day or night thanks to USA Signal Input “F” type with looped-through output its backlit display. USB Interface yes It has room for only 27 preprogrammed satellites. If you want Power Source Eight 1.2VDC 2700mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries– to enter a new satellite, you must edit an existing satellite memory location. There’s also no car charger included in the Battery Charger Dimensions 120V/60Hz input; 16VDC/750mA output 149x97x60mm package. Weight 0.645Kg (1 Lb 7 Oz)120 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 87. TEST REPORT on the Internet Satellite Meter Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/lexium.pdf WS International is a In keeping with that phi- easy to see that great care company that was founded losophy, WS International was taken in protecting the back in April of 2001. They has recently introduced a signal meter in the pack- are a global wholesale dis- new digital satellite meter age. The meter as well as tributor of FTA satellite re- to their line of Lexium prod- the accessories are each ceivers and related satellite ucts. The new FastAlign surrounded individually by equipment (LNBs, satellite 7100 Pro professional satel- Styrofoam to provide the meters, antennas, motors, lite meter boasts the latest ultimate protection. Even International or their local etc.). They have offices in technology in the industry the eight Ni-HM 2700 mAh distributor in Europe & Af- Marietta, Georgia (outside and is highlighted by the rechargeable batteries are rica. of Atlanta) and Pacoima, new AutoFind and Quick- in their own Styrofoam The signal meter it- California (near Los An- Sweep features. Naturally, compartment. The package self can easily be held in geles) and distribute their we were very interested in includes the FastAlign 7100 one hand and is 149x97x- products around the world. finding out more about this Pro signal meter as well as 60mm in size. It comes in WS International markets new meter. WS Interna- a 16 VDC power supply, the a black housing and sports their satellite receivers and tional was kind enough to eight rechargeable batter- a 23x97mm LCD display on satellite meters under their send us a sample so that we ies, a blue colored carry- the front panel. A set of four own Lexium brand name. could take a closer look at ing case, a handy shoulder blue-colored function but- The Lexium product line has the new FastAlign 7100 Pro strap and a 34-page Eng- tons along with a single sta- had quite a bit of success and find out exactly what it lish language user manual. tus LED can also be found over the past several years has to offer. 240V AC chargers in addi- on the front panel. There’s and WS International is al- The Lexium FastAlign tion to spare AA recharge- also a small speaker on the ways working to add new 7100 Pro comes packaged able batteries and spare left side of the front panel. and better products to their in a bright blue colored box. 110V AC chargers are avail- On the rear panel you’ll find product line. When you open the box it’s able for purchase from WS the LNB “F” input connector122 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 88. LEXIUMalong with a looped-through down the F4 function button data, select the correct LNB ing to and then displays theoutput connector. There for about two seconds. The LOF frequency (OFF, Uni- name of that satellite on theyou’ll also find the 16 VDC very first screen to appear versal, 10750, 5150, 5750, meter’s LCD display frominput jack as well as a USB asks you to decide whether 10600, 9750 and 11300), the preprogrammed listinterface. or not you want the back- set up any necessary DiS- of satellites stored in the Before doing anything light for the LCD display EqC protocols (1.0 and 1.1 meter’s memory. Directlyelse, the rechargeable bat- turned on. Simply push the can be set up here; there‘s above the name of the sat-teries need to be installed F1 button for “Day” (back- a separate menu section for ellite is also a signal qualityinto the 7100 Pro signal me- light off) or the F2 button for setting up DiSEqC 1.2), en- bar graph that can be usedter. The battery compart- “Night” (backlight on). If you ter in the orbital position of to fine tune the antenna forment is located on top of don’t make a choice within the satellite as well as turn best possible signal.the meter and is accessed ten seconds, the meter au- the Auto Search feature on The timing of this testby opening the top cover. tomatically turns itself off. or off. report couldn’t have beenAll eight rechargeable bat- There are four menus The USB port on the back any better. Hurricane Ireneteries supplied with the me- built into the meter: Ad- of the meter lets you link passed through our testter need to be installed. The ditional Functions, Manual the meter with a laptop or a center here on Long Island,inside of the battery com- Search, Auto Search and PC. This link will allow you to New York just a few dayspartment is clearly marked Motor 1.2. The left and right perform these editing func- ago. She brought with herto help prevent the batter- arrow buttons (F2 and F3) tions on your laptop or PC quite a bit of wind that re-ies from being installed in- can be used to move be- with loader software avail- sulted in many of our dishcorrectly. The manufacturer tween the different menus. able from the manufacturer antennas being blown outrecommends charging the The “OK” button (F1) is then at www.LEXIUM-DVB.com of alignment. This proved tobatteries for at least five used to select the desired or www.wsidigital.com. The be the perfect opportunityhours before using the sig- menu that you want to work software allows the user to put the meter throughnal meter for the first time. with. to change and/or update its paces. The worst hitThe meter weighs in at about We decided to start with all parameters including antenna was our 3.0-me-1 Lb 7 oz (645g) with the the Additional Functions DiSEqC port settings, LO ter C-band mesh dish. Thebatteries installed. When menu. From this menu you frequencies, transponder strong winds created such athe power supply is plugged can choose to edit the pa- names, and parameters. great amount of torque thatin to the signal meter, not rameters of the satellites The AutoFind technol- the entire antenna assem-only does the status LED il- stored in the meter’s mem- ogy that is built into the bly spun around on top ofluminate red, but progress ory or modify the settings FastAlign 7100 Pro satellite the mast. So much for theof the charge is also shown of the meter. The FastAlign meter is an automatic satel- mounting bolts that wereon the LCD display. There’s 7100 Pro comes preloaded lite recognition technology supposed to keep the an-a timer to indicate how long from the factory with only that recognizes the satellite tenna in place. This seemedthe meter has been charg- 27 satellites that include that your antenna is point- like a good place to start.ing and there’s also an in- many of the more populardicator to show the voltage American satellites as welllevel of the batteries. Whenwe plugged in the power as a few Asian satellites. However, soon regionalized Download this report in Germansupply, the timer started at lists will be available from00:00 and the voltage level the manufacturer’s web-was at 10.5V. Although the site www.LEXIUM-DVB.commanufacturer recommend- covering the popular satel-ed an initial charge time of lites in Europe, Asia, Middlefive hours, we let the sig- East and Africa.nal meter charge overnight. If the satellite you wantAt the end of the charging to align your antenna tocycle, the LED turned off is not in the list, you sim-and the display showed the ply need to edit one of themessage “Charged Stop”. existing entries using theThis is a very interesting front panel function but-feature that let’s you keep tons to add the satellitean eye on the progress of a you need. This is done incharging cycle. the Editor menu inside the Now that the meter is fully Additional Functions menu.charged, we can start put- Once you are in the Editor www.TELE-satellite.com/ting it through its paces. menu, you can among other TELE-satellite-1201/Turning the meter on is a things change the satel-simple matter of holding lite name, edit transponder deu/lexium.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 123
  • 89. TEST REPORT Fibre Optic Installation Materials TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/globalinvacom-FibreOptic Direct Contact to Sales Manager124 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 90. Global Invacom: InstallationAccessories for Optical LNBs www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 125
  • 91. TEST REPORT Fibre Optic Installation MaterialsOptical Installation – all that is required for coax cables, optical signal distri-the Easy Way bution places much higher demands on installers. But before we go into greater detail let’s first look at the technical background of an optical LNB and its advan- In 2008 TELE-satellite ran receivers with an optical sig- installers are already mak- tages: A conventional LNBan exclusive report on fibre nal input will come to mar- ing use of GlobalInvacom receives satellite signalsoptic LNBs made by Glo- ket. Until then, a converter technology. which are reflected from thebalInvacom (TELE-satellite will have to be used to trans- antenna’s focal point, then04-05/2008). In the mean- form optical signals back to In order to assist those – converts those signals intotime this new technology has electrical signals for com- and also less experienced a lower frequency range andturned into a serious alterna- patibility with conventional amateur users – GlobalIn- transmits the converted sig-tive to traditional satellite re- receivers. vacom has launched some nal right to the receiver viaception systems using coax very useful installation ac- a coax cable. Since the fre-cables. Even more, fibre op- Yet, the benefits of fibre cessories that will add even quency range a coax cabletic distribution technology optic technology are too more shine to its optical can carry is quite limitedwill eventually become the huge to ignore even today, product line-up. After all, in bandwidth (ranging onlynew standard, once the first so that many professional most installers and private from 950 MHz to 2150 MHz), ■ The FibreROD consist of 6 flexible rods (of varying flex), 2 x FC/PC adaptor and 1 x wire pulling sock. They are designed to assist the installer with pre and un-terminated fibre cable routing. two ‘tricks’ have to be used in order to transmit the en- tire frequency spectrum of a satellite over a single signal line. One of those ‘tricks’ is users lack appropriate tools signal polarization, which to professionally work with can be either horizontal or optical technology. While a vertical. Based on the con- few F-plugs and some in- trol voltage sent from the re- sulation aids (a sharpened ceiver via the coax cable to knife will do just as nicely) is the LNB, either vertical (13 V126 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 92. control voltage) or horizontal ceiver 1 requests a horizon- actual fact a somewhat lim- signed for direct connection(18 V control voltage) signals tal high band signal from the ited affair. Signal distribution of receivers, and the Quatroare transmitted. The sec- LNB, while at the same time with multi-switches via coax model for feeding an exist-ond ‘trick’ can be achieved receiver 2 requires a vertical cables is subject to consid- ing multi-switch distributionwith the help of a 22 kHz low band signal? In a first- erable signal attenuation. system, as it provides eachcontrol signal which is used come, first-serve scenario While this generally has only reception level through ato switch between low band receiver 2 would have to do negligible effects in smaller dedicated output.and high band frequencies. with the range receiver 1 has set-ups of up to 10 outputs,For a typical direct-to-home requested, if all that is avail- it can pose serious problems So what’s the big deal? Nosatellite the low band ranges able is a single line to the if that number increases to big deal at all: A single 3 mmfrom 10.7 GHz to 11.75 GHz, LNB. This would by an abso- 30, 40 or even more. fibre optic cable is enoughwhile the high band covers lute no-go in everyday use to distribute the entire fre-11.8 GHz to 12.75 GHz. If the so that other routes have to Now this is where the opti- quency range of a satel-receiver-generated 22 kHz be chosen for unlimited re- cal LNB from GlobalInvacom lite to any number (and thiscontrol signal is detected by ception by all users in a mul- comes into play. A stacker time we really mean it!) ofthe LNB it transmits the high ti-user system. that is built into the LNB receivers, with no need forband frequencies through distributes all four recep- a 22 kHz signal for switch-the coax cable to the receiv- The method of choice so tion levels (vertical low and ing between the low ander, and if no 22 kHz signal is far has been to use LNBs high bands, horizontal low high bands. The beam ofsent, the low band frequen- with up to four outputs, each and high bands) on different light travelling through fibrecies arrive at the box. of which can offer any band frequency ranges between 1 optic cables carries all fre- and polarisation requested GHz and 5 GHz. After that, quencies at the same time, In summary, it becomes by up to four separate re- the RF signal is converted so that each receiver withinquite obvious that a coax ca- ceivers. If the number of into a digital signal which is the distribution network isble is only able to take care receivers hooked up to an then transmitted by laser via absolutely independent in itsof one scenario at a time antenna exceeds that num- a fibre optic cable. On the re- selection of channels.(vertical or horizontal low ber, multi-switches need to ceiving end of the line a GTUband, vertical or horizontal be installed which receive all (gateway termination unit) Even if you need to pro-high band). For simple re- four reception bands/levels converter box receives the vide satellite television toception setups with only a via separate coax cables and digital signal and re-converts entire apartment buildingssingle user these restrictions then distribute the signals it into a conventional satellite or estates GlobalInvacomdo not matter at all. Things to any number of receivers, signal that will be accepted has the perfect solution: Aonly get messy as soon as with each user having full ac- by all satellite receivers. single fibre optic cable isseveral receivers use a sin- cess to all channels. Unfor- led from the LNB to a cen-gle coax line for receiving tunately, what we just called The GTUs are available tral distribution point wheresatellite television. What ‘any number of receivers’ in as Quatro or Quad models, the initial light beam is splithappens if, for example, re- the previous sentence is in with the Quad versions de- into several new light beams, ■ GlobalInvacom provide a number of fibre connectors and attenuators that assist with the installation of a fibre system. There are Barrel Connectors and Adapters designed to aid a trouble free install and attenuators of varying values used when the optical signals are too strong (type, male to female). ■ 1m FC/PC Pre-Terminated PatchCord128 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 93. ■ The Fibre X400 Microscopeis designed to assist with atrouble free fibre installation.A high powered lens and whiteLED, for cable illumination,allows the user to identifyscratches and contaminationquickly and easily avoidingcostly time wasting.which are transmitted to in- The potential of this new nology, and with the newly Even though signal attenu-dividual levels of a build- optical distribution technol- launched installation ac- ation does not play a role ining, for example. There the ogy is clear to see for eve- cessories the company will most fibre optic distributionlight beams are split once ryone. Not only does it take make installation and main- systems, it may still requiremore until each apartment an awful lot of effort and tenance even easier. attention in large-scale pro-receives a dedicated beam. trouble off any professional jects with a very complexEven within each apartment installer’s shoulder, it also Connecting plugs, distribution layout. If youit’s possible to hook up as offers new possibilities to terminating plugs need attenuation of signalsmany receivers as you like, private users. What’s more, and attenuators transmitted via fibre opticsince each beam of light a fibre optic cable is capable Compared with coax ca- cables GlobalInvacom offerscarries the satellite’s entire of transmitting much more bles it takes a lot more ef- intermediate plugs with fibrefrequency spectrum at any than the entire frequency fort to attach plugs to a fibre optic connection for signalgiven time. spectrum of a satellite. Ter- optic cable and in most cases attenuations of 5 dB or 10 restrial TV and radio can be it makes sense to obtain pre- dB at the termination point. Contrary to coax-based fed into the system without assembled cables which aredistribution it is perfectly much ado and if you want available from GlobalInva- In addition, GlobalInva-feasible with GlobalInva- do provide high-speed Inter- com in various lengths. com’s product range alsocom’s optical technology net access throughout your features terminating plugsto use a twin-tuner PVR in home or set up a network If you need to connect two that are attached either to athe living room, a receiver connection between various or more of these pre-assem- presently unused signal out-in your child’s room and a devices then you can use the bled cables there are easy- put in an optical distributionbox in the master bedroom same fibre optic cable for to-use connecting plugs network or directly to an un-at the same time, without those purposes as well. which will create almost any used fibre optic cable whichany restriction or interfer- desired cable length. After is correctly terminated thisence whatsoever. Try the It’s no wonder then that all, it’s in anybody’s interest way.same with coax cables and GlobalInvacom was able to to buy only the exact cableyou’d need four separate convince the professional length that is required in or- GI Microscopelines from the multi-switch satellite world in a breeze der to avoid valuable surplus Fibre X400to your apartment alone. with its optical LNB tech- material. A microscope for optical www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 129
  • 94. tribution network is fully up Cleaning material and running. As mentioned just before, dust and dirt can kill even We put the X400 to the the most state-of-the-art fi- test and found that it does a bre optic connection, so ab- wonderful job. It does show solute cleanliness is a must even the smallest deficiency when setting up an optical and when we had a look at distribution system. It’s the the fibre optic cable we in- cabling between satellite stalled some three years ago antenna and converter box for our first optical LNB test near the receiver that re- report, we were surprised quires most attention, as it that a signal can make it frequently runs through an from the LNB to our receiver attic, terrace, backyard or at all – considering the sad cable duct and therefore is state of the plug surface. most prone to collecting un- wanted dirt and dust parti- What the X400 actually cles. revealed was a connecting plug covered all over with GlobalInvacom’s product dirt and dust, giving us a range includes a number desperately needed wake- of cleaning aids to combat up call to do some thorough unwanted contamination:signal distribution? What anteed if they are kept to- cleaning every once in a One of them is an easy-to-the heck is that for, you may tally free from dust, dirt and while. Speaking of which, use cleaning pen filled withask yourself. As a matter of even minor damage. GlobalInvacom has the per- a cleaning agent. Togetherfact, fibre optic cables are fect aid for keeping your op- with specially developedperfectly protected from With the Fibre X400 mi- tical network neat and tidy: cleaning wipes it constitutesoutside damage and dirt croscope GlobalInvacom the perfect cleaning systemthanks to sturdy metal and has come up with just the for fibre optic connections.plastic mantling. But what right installation aid to makeabout plugs? They are the sure small scratches and al- This is how it works: A 2weakest link of the chain most invisible damage can cm patch of the cleaningand flawless signal trans- be spotted before they may wipe is moistened with themission can only be guar- cause failures once the dis- cleaning pen. Next, the fibre optic plug is slowly moved in a 90 degree angle from the moistened patch of the wipe to a dry area. This proce- dure is repeated until the Fi- bre X400 microscope shows a spotlessly clean surface. When cleaning the connec- tion it is paramount to use any patch on the wipe one time only to make sure pre- viously removed dust is not transferred back to the fibre optic surface again. Another helpful product is a set of foam swabs for cleaning connections and contact points. These swabs ■ When installing a fibre system it is imperative that the end- face of every fibre cable is spotless. The FibreCLEANING Kit comprises of Wipes, a cleaning fluid pen and a pot of swabs which provide the complete cleaning solution.130 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 95. come with a lintless top partand are a very handy clean-ing aid during the installationprocess. Our editorial teamtried out those swabs andwas able to achieve spotlessconnections and optimumsignal transmission condi-tions in next to no time. Cable feeding aids When I saw GlobalInva-com’s cable pipes and vari-ous cable feeding aids for thefirst time my initial thoughtwas that I had gone to sev-enth heaven. When we first apart too easily, while at the of trouble. Hidden behind a test lab we found that theinstalled a fibre optic sys- same time offering sufficient small protective hood is a red light is easily identifiabletem in our test lab some four strength to push away small connection for a fibre op- even in direct sunlight. Inyears ago that was a rather obstacles when feeding a ca- tic cable. At the touch of a dark cable ducts and on thetroubling affair and required ble through pipes or cable button on the top side of the attic it is bright enough notconsiderable time and effort. ducts. Two adapter plugs for 1.5V battery-powered device to be missed anyway.I can more than vaguely re- connecting the fibre optic ca- it emits a clearly visible lightmember that we used all ble to the plastic stick round beam in the 650 nm range Conclusionsorts of DIY tools and equip- off the cable feeding aids on that can travel a distance We at TELE-satellite had ament in order to squeeze ca- offer from GlobalInvacom. of up to 10 km. Now all you great time testing the newbles and plugs into narrow have to do is check all cables installation materials frompipes and ducts. Fibre Fault and, in particular, all con- GlobalInvacom. We believe Locator nection pieces for this red they are one more step in Thanks to GlobalInvacom Picture this: All the cabling light beam until you identify the right direction and willthose troubles have be- is done, the installation of an the problem. If no outside further boost optical tech-come a thing of the past, if optical distribution system damage is visible the fibre nology for DTH satellite re-the company’s wonderful is completed, and it turns optic cable can be removed ception. With the recentlytools are used. We’re talk- out a flawed connection or from any connecting plug launched installation anding about a set of six plastic damaged cable prevents you and checked for the light. If cleaning tools GlobalInva-sticks that come in three dif- from bringing all your efforts it’s not there, the previously com now offers a completeferent diameters. Depending to fruition. If you find your- checked cable must be the package for professional in-on the depth and diameter of self in such a situation and culprit. When tested for ac- stallers and ambitious pri-the wall outlet two or more have to find the proverbial curacy and usefulness in our vate users alike.sticks can be combined, with needle in a haystack, youthe optical plug being at- can either go mad or use TECHNICALtached to one end. Thanks professional equipment. DATAto its robust metal end piece Manufacturer Global Invacom Ltd, Winterdale Manor, Southminster Road, Althorne, Essex CM3 6BX, United Kingdomplugs can easily be screwed GlobalInvacom offers just Products Fibre Optic Installation Materialsonto the stick(s) and, in ad- that with its Fibre Fault Lo- Phone +44-1621-743 440dition, are perfectly protect- cator. What looks like an Fax +44-1621-743 676ed from dust and dirt. The oversize pen at first glance Email sales@globalinvacom.complastic used for the sticks is turns out to be a godsend Web www.globalinvacom.comflexible enough not to break that swiftly can take you out ■The GI FibreMDU Visible Light Source is designed to assist the installer during installation in finding faults within the optical cable, after fitting connectors. It does this by beaming a low powered red laser light through the fibre cable to show where there may be leakage or damaged areas.132 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 96. TEST REPORT on the Internet Fibre Optic Installation Materials Download this report in English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/globalinvacom.pdf In 2008 TELE-satellite ran installers are already mak- optical LNB and its advan- an exclusive report on fibre ing use of GlobalInvacom tages: A conventional LNB optic LNBs made by Glo- technology. receives satellite signals balInvacom (TELE-satellite In order to assist those – which are reflected from the 04-05/2008). In the mean- and also less experienced antenna’s focal point, then time this new technology amateur users – GlobalIn- converts those signals into has turned into a serious vacom has launched some a lower frequency range alternative to traditional very useful installation ac- and transmits the convert- ther vertical (13 V control satellite reception systems cessories that will add even ed signal right to the receiv- voltage) or horizontal (18 using coax cables. Even more shine to its optical er via a coax cable. Since V control voltage) signals more, fibre optic distribu- product line-up. After all, the frequency range a coax are transmitted. The sec- tion technology will eventu- most installers and private cable can carry is quite lim- ond ‘trick’ can be achieved ally become the new stand- users lack appropriate tools ited in bandwidth (ranging with the help of a 22 kHz ard, once the first receivers to professionally work with only from 950 MHz to 2150 control signal which is used with an optical signal input optical technology. While a MHz), two ‘tricks’ have to to switch between low band will come to market. Until few F-plugs and some in- be used in order to trans- and high band frequencies. then, a converter will have sulation aids (a sharpened mit the entire frequency For a typical direct-to-home to be used to transform op- knife will do just as nicely) is spectrum of a satellite over satellite the low band rang- tical signals back to electri- all that is required for coax a single signal line. One of es from 10.7 GHz to 11.75 cal signals for compatibility cables, optical signal distri- those ‘tricks’ is signal polar- GHz, while the high band with conventional receivers. bution places much higher ization, which can be either covers 11.8 GHz to 12.75 Yet, the benefits of fibre demands on installers. But horizontal or vertical. Based GHz. If the receiver-gener- optic technology are too before we go into greater on the control voltage sent ated 22 kHz control signal huge to ignore even today, detail let’s first look at the from the receiver via the is detected by the LNB it so that many professional technical background of an coax cable to the LNB, ei- transmits the high band fre-134 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 97. quencies through the coax bution with multi-switches Even if you need to pro- lines from the multi-switchcable to the receiver, and if via coax cables is subject to vide satellite television to to your apartment alone.no 22 kHz signal is sent, the considerable signal attenu- entire apartment buildings The potential of this newlow band frequencies arrive ation. While this generally or estates GlobalInvacom optical distribution technol-at the box. has only negligible effects has the perfect solution: A ogy is clear to see for eve- In summary, it becomes in smaller set-ups of up to single fibre optic cable is led ryone. Not only does it takequite obvious that a coax 10 outputs, it can pose seri- from the LNB to a central an awful lot of effort andcable is only able to take ous problems if that number distribution point where the trouble off any professionalcare of one scenario at a increases to 30, 40 or even initial light beam is split into installer’s shoulder, it alsotime (vertical or horizontal more. several new light beams, offers new possibilities tolow band, vertical or hori- Now this is where the which are transmitted to private users. What’s more,zontal high band). For sim- optical LNB from GlobalIn- individual levels of a build- a fibre optic cable is capableple reception setups with vacom comes into play. A ing, for example. There the of transmitting much moreonly a single user these stacker that is built into the light beams are split once than the entire frequencyrestrictions do not mat- LNB distributes all four re- more until each apartment spectrum of a satellite. Ter-ter at all. Things only get ception levels (vertical low receives a dedicated beam. restrial TV and radio can bemessy as soon as several and high bands, horizon- Even within each apartment fed into the system withoutreceivers use a single coax tal low and high bands) on it’s possible to hook up as much ado and if you wantline for receiving satellite different frequency ranges many receivers as you like, do provide high-speed In-television. What happens between 1 GHz and 5 GHz. since each beam of light ternet access throughoutif, for example, receiver 1 After that, the RF signal is carries the satellite’s entire your home or set up a net-requests a horizontal high converted into a digital sig- frequency spectrum at any work connection betweenband signal from the LNB, nal which is then transmit- given time. various devices then youwhile at the same time re- ted by laser via a fibre optic Contrary to coax-based can use the same fibre opticceiver 2 requires a vertical cable. On the receiving end distribution it is perfectly cable for those purposes aslow band signal? In a first- of the line a GTU (gateway feasible with GlobalInva- well.come, first-serve scenario termination unit) converter com’s optical technology It’s no wonder then thatreceiver 2 would have to do box receives the digital sig- to use a twin-tuner PVR in GlobalInvacom was able towith the range receiver 1 nal and re-converts it into a the living room, a receiver convince the professionalhas requested, if all that is conventional satellite signal in your child’s room and a satellite world in a breezeavailable is a single line to that will be accepted by all box in the master bedroom with its optical LNB tech-the LNB. This would by an satellite receivers. at the same time, without nology, and with the newlyabsolute no-go in everyday The GTUs are available any restriction or interfer- launched installation ac-use so that other routes as Quatro or Quad models, ence whatsoever. Try the cessories the company willhave to be chosen for un- with the Quad versions de- same with coax cables and make installation and main-limited reception by all us- signed for direct connection you’d need four separate tenance even easier.ers in a multi-user system. of receivers, and the Quatro The method of choice so model for feeding an exist-far has been to use LNBswith up to four outputs, ing multi-switch distribution system, as it provides each Download this report in Germaneach of which can offer reception level through aany band and polarisation dedicated output.requested by up to four So what’s the big deal? Noseparate receivers. If the big deal at all: A single 3 mmnumber of receivers hooked fibre optic cable is enoughup to an antenna exceeds to distribute the entire fre-that number, multi-switches quency range of a satelliteneed to be installed which to any number (and thisreceive all four reception time we really mean it!) ofbands/levels via separate receivers, with no need forcoax cables and then dis- a 22 kHz signal for switch-tribute the signals to any ing between the low andnumber of receivers, with high bands. The beam ofeach user having full access light travelling through fibreto all channels. Unfortu- optic cables carries all fre-nately, what we just called quencies at the same time,‘any number of receivers’ so that each receiver within www.TELE-satellite.com/in the previous sentence is the distribution network is TELE-satellite-1201/in actual fact a somewhat absolutely independent inlimited affair. Signal distri- its selection of channels. deu/globalinvacom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 135
  • 98. TEST REPORT Digital TV ModulatorDekTecDTU-215Gold Edition136 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 99. • Professional modulator for nearly every digitalmodulation standard• Ideal for use as a test signal modulator, for example,for receiver manufacturers• Capable of modulating transponder streams as well astest signals• Fully compatible with all HD standards• Plug&Play for Windows PC TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/dektec-DTU-215 Direct Contact to Sales Manager www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 137
  • 100. TEST REPORT Digital TV ModulatorThe Gold Modulator lation manual included by the manufacturer regard- ing the integration of theOne Modulator for required drivers in the op- erating system (Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 andEvery Terrestrial Digital Windows 7 are supported). This all functioned very eas- ily with a double-click on the installation assistant. TheTV Standard Stream Player Software, the modulator’s actual control center, was just as quickly installed and set up only after we found it hidden behind a DTC-300 labelled Digital TV has a number of facturer. DekTec, a com- The little modulator box folder on the included USBdifferent standards. Most of pany located in Holland, has doesn’t place too much of a stick.the terrestrial receivers that developed a multi-standard demand on the PC: an Intelwe have introduced to you modulator just for this type Pentium III processor with Once all of the softwarehere in the pages of TELE- of application. It’s ideally 1 GB of memory is enough needs were taken care of,satellite receive signals in suited to test terrestrial for almost all of the modula- we connected the modula-the DVB standard, for ex- receivers in different TV tor’s functions; in the case tor to our PC via the USB 2.0ample, DVB-T (most often standards and to take these of DVB-T2, a more powerful port. Windows instantly rec-used for TV transmissions in digital TV signals and make processor would be needed, ognized the new hardwarestandard definition) and the them available in the VHF/ for example, an Intel Core 2 and set it up in just a fewnewer DVB-T2 (mostly used UHF range. Duo. seconds.for high resolution signals).For those receivers used All of the DekTec’s modu- All of the required drivers Before we can start test-with cable TV networks, it’s lator hardware is enclosed and the necessary software ing this modulator, a fewmostly DVB-C while receiv- in an unremarkable, silver- are supplied by DekTec on basic settings have to beers in the ISDB-T standard gray aluminum box that is a USB stick. This USB stick taken care of first. This in-are used in South America. 123 x 62 x 22mm in size. It not only contains the soft- cludes the modulation mode comes with a single USB 2.0 ware for the DTU-215, but as well as the desired output TELE-satellite test report- connector as well as the RF it also has DekTec’s en- frequency. The modulationsers can be found all over the signal output on both ends tire software palette. This are listed in Table 1.world and therefore have of the box. means the user has todirect access to their corre- search through all the files The user can select ansponding signal standards. If you’re all scratching on the USB stick to find the output frequency betweenBut the same can’t be said your heads now trying to matching software for the 47 and 1000 MHZ in thefor receiver manufacturers: a figure out where the in- DTU-215. VHF and UHF bands withreceiver production line sim- put signal comes from and a bandwidth from 2.7 to 8ply can’t be moved from one how the box gets its power, Overall, the workmanship MHz. The modulators sig-location to another for the DekTec has found a rather and packaging of the modu- nal output level for QAM ispurpose of receiving live TV interesting solution: the lator left us with a very good between -46 and -15 dBm;signals in other standards. DekTec DTU-215 is designed impression; clearly, this is a with OFDM it lies between to be used with any stan- high-end product for use by -49 and -18 dBm. The mod- Obviously, it would be far dard PC and thus gets its professionals. ulator draws roughly 500mAbetter to bring the neces- power from thePC via the at 5V; this can be obtainedsary signals to the manu- USB 2.0 interface. We referred to the instal- from a USB 2.0 interface so138 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 101. 1 23 4that an external power sup- modulation mode (for ex- worldwide satellite opera- To record such a streamply is not necessary. ample, MPEG-2 or MPEG- tors are more likely to deal you can use a standard 4). The more complete the with correct streams than DVB-S/S2 card for a PC (you All of the popular trans- stream is, the better the are smaller national opera- can find suitable cards inport streams can be used. result at the modulator’s RF tors). this issue of TELE-satelliteSince the box modulates output. on the overview pages ofthe stream 1:1 and passes it In addition to a complete the award winning HDTV PCon to the attached receiver, How do you recognize a PMT, you should look for card).raw MPEG, AVI or even DivX complete stream and where numerous other featurescontent is not suitable. The do you get it from? You of the individual channels This PC card communi-DTU-215 does not modify should direct yourself to a in the stream of the tran- cates with the PC throughthe stream, rather, it pass- stream from a satellite op- sponder such as EPG, Sub- the PCI-e port so that therees it along with all its infor- erator that is known for its title, teletext, multiple audio won’t be any problems re-mation in the preselected proper streams (Tip: larger tracks or even encryption. cording large data rates like140 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 102. 5 67 8those from a DVB-S2 tran- sented with three large text 1. The DekTec DTU-215 modulates a DVB-T signal from an original transponder stream via satellitesponder with multiple HD fields that contain informa- 2. Signal measurement without artificially introducedchannels. tion on the transponder errors stream, which channels it 3. Signal measurement with artificially introduced Streams stored in this contains, the PIDs that are errors through the modulatormanner find their way 1:1 in in use and the data rate that 4. The signal curve in the spectrum with high output levelthe Stream Player Software was used to send it. 5. The signal curve in the spectrum with low outputwhich are then completely signalread and modulated into the Since the DekTec DTU- 6. Signal measurement with artificially introduceddesired output data stream. 215 cannot receive a live in- errors through the modulator put signal and instead relies 7. Through the introduction of data containing errors, the display on our analyzer was significantly distorted In the software’s main on a stream that is already 8. Clean image without any modulator introduced errorwindow the user is pre- available, the Stream Player bits Norm SD HD Main Usage Areas Transmission Receiver DVB-T yes no Europe, Parts of Asia and Africa, Australia Terrestrial STB DVB-T2 yes yes Parts of Europe and Africa Terrestrial STB DVB-H yes no Parts of Europe and Asia Terrestrial Smartphone* DVB-C yes yes Europe Cable STB DVB-C2 yes yes Parts of Europe Cable STB QAM yes no Europe Cable, MVDS STB ISDB-TB yes yes South America Terrestrial STB ATSC yes yes North America Terrestrial STB DMB-TH yes yes China Terrestrial STB CMMB yes no China Terrestrial Smartphone*Table 1: The most important modulation standards supported by the DTU-215 Gold Edition(*Note: If you are connecting to a SmartPhone without an antenna input jack, an external transmitter would be necessary) www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 141
  • 103. 1 42 53 6Software can play it back Software can simulate the The DTU-215 also lets 1. The Stream Player’s main windowin an endless line; even loss of data packets, bit er- you adjust the signal level 2. Detailed information can be displayed for every PID in theindividual portions of the rors as well as entire byte between -46 and -15 dBm transponder streamstream can be replayed. errors in amounts and fre- with QAM and between -49 3. Frequency selection in ISDB-T quencies that are user-se- and -18 dBm with OFDM. Mode As a professional unit, lectable. By looking at the screen- 4. Using the Channel Simulatorthe DTU-215 can also mod- shots that came with this function an AWGN signal can be created; even the transmission ofify the transport stream in This is an outstanding test report, you can clearly the signal can be simulated overways that a user with nor- feature in that it allows you see how the signal curve multiple stationsmal TV reception would to thoroughly test the input changes in the spectrum of 5. Through a total of six stationsnever want: it can artifi- sensitivity and error cor- our signal analyzer. the signal can be individually adjusted for attenuation and delaycially introduce errors. In rection capability of a re- 6. Various additional options inthis way the Stream Player ceiver. Even the simulation of a DVB-T/H mode142 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 104. 7 8 7. Individual portions of the data stream can easily be marked for playback 8. The modulator can introduce missing data packets into the output data stream 9. The modulator can introduce bit errors into the output data stream 10. The modulator can introduce byte errors into the output data stream9 1011 12 11. In Loop mode you can customize the time information in the data stream 12. In addition to a transponder stream, a test signal can also be generated, if desired, in any of the supported modulation standards 13. Customizing the output level 14. Information on the hardware in use 15. Even modulation of HD content is possible without any13 problems 16. Detailed information on an HD channel 17. Thanks to Plug&Play, the DTU-215 is easily recognized in the Windows Device Manager 1514complex signal distributionand transmission system ispossible with the DTU-215.You can use the box to in-troduce signal attenuation(in dB) at multiple transmis-sion points as well as trans-mission delays (in µs). You can even generate144 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 105. 16 17a test signal in any of the It became interesting DTU-215 SP nor are some the DekTec drivers.modulation standards as though when we tried to of the modulations (ISDB-T,well as an AWGN (Additive take an HDTV transpon- CMMB, DTMB). This would seem to be aWhite Gaussian Noise) sig- der with a total of three HD good time to point out thatnal. If you introduce this channels and modulate it in If you have sufficient pro- DekTec offers not only Win-AWGN signal to the actual DVB-T2. It was easy to see gramming experience, you dows drivers but Linux driv-signal and manipulate its that the USB 2.0 port was can develop your own soft- ers as well although theamplitude according to a at the limits of its capabili- ware with the help of the matching modulator controlGauss curve, you can model ties. But if you reduce the C++ API available for down- software is not yet availablewhat would happen to the number of HD channels in load from the manufacturer for Linux; the user must de-original signal if it should get the transport stream, it can that would access the at- velop it themselves usingdisturbed by white noise. be processed without any tached hardware through the C++ API. problems. During our tests we werequite surprised at the high The DekTec DTU-215 is TECHNICALefficiency of the modula- available from the manufac- DATAtor and the relatively small turer in two versions: While Manufacturer DekTec Digital Video B.V., Van Riebeeckweg 43A,load it placed on the PC. the DTU-215 Gold Edition 1212 EH Hilversum, The NetherlandsWe were able to modulate can handle every possible Email sales info@dektec.coma transport stream with five modulation including future Internet www.dektec.comTV channels and multiple versions and can simulate Model DTU-215 Gold Editionradio channels along with a complex signal distribu- Function USB 2.0 digital VHF/UHF Modulatorall of the additional services tion network plus generate Frequency range 47 . . 1000 MHz (+/- 1ppm)and display them on a TV an AWGN signal, these op- Bandwidth 2.7 .. 8 MHzvia DVB-T. tions are not available in the Modulations ATSC VSB, ADTB-T/DTMB, CMMB, DVB-C, DVB-C2 DVB-T/DVB-H, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, QAM Expert Opinion MER (OFDM) RF Connector > 42dB 75 Ohm (F) The DekTec DTU-215 is a professional signal Return loss 15dB (47 .. 862 MHz) modulator for nearly every digital modula- Level (QAM) -46 .. -15dBm (+/-2 dB) tion standard via satellite, terrestrial or cable. Level (OFDM) -49 .. -18dBm (+/-2 dB)+ Thanks to the multifaceted Stream Player Software, it makes an exceptional test instru- Amplitude Step Size 0.5dB Adjacent Channel -54dB (QAM), -52dB (OFDM) ment and can also be used for demonstration Thomas Haring TELE-satellite Phase Noise < -95dBc @ 10kHz purposes. Test Center Austria Spectral Purity > 50dB ( 47 .. 1000MHz) No information is provided on which of the many drivers USB Port USB 2.0– stored on the included USB stick are actually for use with Power (through USB 2.0) 5V, 500mA the modulator Dimensions 123 x 62 x 22 mm www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 145
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  • 111. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 Manufacturer AB-COM Website www.abcomeu.com TELE-satellite Function HDTV Linux Receiver with single tuner and USB for PVR Magazine Business /LAN ●/● Channel Memory 10000 DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 S-Video/HDMI Scart/Digital Audio —/● ●/● Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/05/abipbox Direct Contact to Sales Manager 1 04-05/201 HD AB IPBox 55 eiver for Ideal Linux rec dget those on a bu0.5 Manufacturer Fulan Website www.fulansoft.com TELE-satellite Magazine Digital HDTV Receiver with Function Dual-Boot and Spark online-plattform Business /LAN ●/● Channel Memory unlimited Voucher DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 S-Video/HDMI —/● Scart/Digital Audio —/● www.TELE-satellite.info/11/05/fulan Direct Contact to Sales Manager 1 04-05/201 11 Fulan ST 71 ting software signed opera Excellently de in customer service with built- 0.55 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 151
  • 112. AWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st Century Manufacturer AB-COM Website www.abcomeu.com TELE-satellite Magazine Twin Multimedia Function Receiver Business /LAN ●/● Channel Memory 10000 DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 S-Video/HDMI Scart/Digital Audio —/● ●/● Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/01/abipbox Direct Contact to Sales Manager 1 12-01/201 00 HD AB IPBox 99 Media l Satellite and Very Powerfu dless Features En Receiver with 0.72 Manufacturer Jaeger / Doebis Website www.doebis.de TELE-satellite Magazine Digital HDTV Receiver Function with Smart Card reader for HD+ Business /LAN ●/— Channel Memory 5000 Voucher DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.2 S-Video/HDMI —/● Scart/Digital Audio ●/● www.TELE-satellite.info/11/01/jaeger Direct Contact to Sales Manager 1 12-01/201 + 2011 Jaeger HD TV ly Fr iendly HD Excellent Fami ized for the HD+ Receiver optim dard in Germany Stan Transmission 0.62152 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 113. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 Manufacturer AZBox Website www.azbox.com TELE-satellite Magazine Digital HDTV Receiver with and Tuners Function and various Multimedia Business & Internet Features /LAN ●/● Channel Memory 15000 DiSEqC S-Video/HDMI Scart/Digital Audio 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 —/● ●/● Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/01/azbox Direct Contact to Sales Manager 1 12-01/201 mium HD Az Box Pre er for watching Perfect rec eiv ls available all TV ch anne ca in South Ameri Manufacturer Jiuzhou Website www.jiuzhou.com.cn TELE-satellite Magazine Function Digital PVR Receiver /LAN —/— Channel Memory PVR 1000 ● Business Voucher S-Video/HDMI —/● Scart/Digital Audio ●/● www.TELE-satellite.info/10/07/jiuzhou 06-07/2010 Direct Contact to Sales Manager T6720 Jiuzhou DT er HDTV rec eiv Future- proof th features TV loaded wi for ter restrial g picture quality and outstandin0.58 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 153
  • 114. AWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st Century 这些是获得最高奖的产品 Manufacturer AZBox Website www.azbox.com TELE-satellite HDTV receiver with Function various Multimedia & Internet Features Magazine /LAN Channel Memory ●/● 15000 Business Voucher DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 S-Video/HDMI —/● Scart/Digital Audio ●/● www.TELE-satellite.info/10/05/azbox Direct Contact to Sales Manager 04-05/2010 mium HD Plus Az Box Pre eo quality Excellent vid et ac cess with full Intern 0.52 Manufacturer AB-COM Website www.abcomeu.com TELE-satellite Magazine Digital Linux-based HDTV Function PVR Receiver Business /LAN ●/● Channel Memory 10000 DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 S-Video/HDMI Scart/Digital Audio —/● ●/● Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/09/09/abcom Direct Contact to Sales Manager 08-09/2009 HD AB IPBox 91 ers and e both for DX A smar t choic age reg ular family us 0.61154 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 115. HDTV PC cards OF 这些是获得最高奖的产品156 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 116. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/netup Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer NetUP Website www.netup.tv Function Dual / - CI Professional PC Card Channel Memory unlimited Channel Bandwidth 6,7,8 MHz FFT mode 2K, 8K Operating System Linux 12-01/2012 DVB-T/C-CI Impressive professional card for IPTV servers and multimedia centers that is loaded with the latest technologies for long-term usewww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 157
  • 117. AWARD WINNING HDTV PC cards of 21st Century TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/11/tenow www.TELE-satellite.info/11/11/tenow Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer Tenow International Manufacturer Tenow International Website www.tbsdtv.com Website www.tbsdtv.com PCI-E card with 4 tuners compatible with Windows Function PCI-E professional card with Blindscan function Function and Linux operating systems Channel Memory unlimited Channel Memory unlimited Satellite Memory unlimited Satellite Memory unlimited Symbol Rates 0.2-45 Ms/sec (QPSK), 0.2-45 Ms/sec (8PSK) Symbol Rates 1-45 Ms/sec (QPSK), 2-36 Ms/sec (8PSK) DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.x DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.x 10-1 1/201 1 Tenow TBS6925 Has every reception feature you could possibly ask for, plus blind 10-1 1/201 1 scan. The card of choice for true Tenow TBS6984 die-hard professionals venturing Made for TV addicts who can never to the extreme edges of watch and record enough channels. satellite reception.158 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 118. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/11/tenow www.TELE-satellite.info/11/07/tevii Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales ManagerManufacturer Tenow International Manufacturer TeVii TechnologyWebsite www.tbsdtv.com Website www.tevii.comFunction / PCI-E card with 2 Tuners PCI-E card for TV & Radio reception on the PC in SDTV and Function HDTV with two separate TunersChannel Memory unlimited Channel Memory unlimitedChannel Bandwidth 6,7,8 MHz Satellite Memory 178 preprogrammed - added by user: unlimitedFFT mode 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K Symbol Rates 2-45 Ms/secCenter IF Frequency 3 ~ 5 MHz DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 10-1 1/201 1 06-07/201 1 Tenow TBS6280 TeVii S480 TWIN TUNER PC CARD Fit for the future thanks to impeccable Perfectly suited to upgrade a PC with DVB-T/T2 implementation. 2 x HDTV reception plus PVR www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 159
  • 119. AWARD WINNING HDTV PC cards of 21st Century 这些是获得最高奖的产品 TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/03/netup www.TELE-satellite.info/09/09/tevii Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer NetUP Manufacturer TeVii Technology Website www.netup.tv Website www.tevii.com Function Two Tuners PCIe card Function PCI-E card for TV reception on the PC in SDTV and HDTV Channel Memory unlimited Channel Memory unlimited Satellite Memory — Satellite Memory 177 Symbol Rates 1 to 47 Ms/sec (QPSK), 1 to 31.5 Ms/sec (8PSK) Symbol Rates 2-45 Ms/sec DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 08-09/2009 02-03/2010 TeVii DVB-S/S2 PCI-E CarD S470 NetUP Dual DVB-S2-CI An elegant solution for normal The best PC card we ever tested and HDTV reception on a PC160 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 120. 这些是获得最高奖的产品162 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 121. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/horizon Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Website www.horizonhge.com Function Satellite and terrestrial antenna meter Frequency Range 45~861 MHz (terrestrial) and 950~2150 MHz (satellite) Video Output — Built-in Monitor LCD display 12-01/2012 Horizon HD-STM Perfect choice for an installer who values a practical instrument.www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 163
  • 122. AWARD WINNING Signal Analyzers of 21st Century TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/lexium www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/deviser Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer WS International Manufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics Instrument Website www.lexium-dvb.com Website www.devisertek.com Function Digital Satellite Meter with AutoFind and QuickSweep features Function Satellite Antenna Meter Frequency Range 950~2150 MHz Frequency Range 950~2150 MHz Video Output — Video Output — Built-in Monitor LCD display Built-in Monitor LCD display 12-01/2012 Deviser S20 Satellite Meter Ideally suited to fastly install dishes 12-01/2012 LEXIUM FastAlign 7100 Pro Excellent Dish Installation Tool164 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 123. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/09/8dtek www.TELE-satellite.info/11/07/8dtek Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales ManagerManufacturer 8dtek Technology Manufacturer 8dtek TechnologyWebsite www.8dtek.com Website www.8dtek.comFunction Satellite Meter for Antenna Alignment Function Satellite Meter for Antenna AlignmentFrequency Range L-Band (950-2150 MHz), DVB-S/S2 and analog signal Frequency Range L-Band (950-2150 MHz), DVB-S/S2 and analog signalVideo Output A/V (composite + mono) Video Output CompositeBuilt-in Monitor Color graphic 16:9 LCD Built-in Monitor Color graphic LCD 08-09/201 1 06-07/201 1 8dtek DSM Desired 8dtek DSM Gifted A HDTV signal meter and receiver all in Very useful small tv meter with one with plenty of professional features high-end features www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 165
  • 124. AWARD WINNING Signal Analyzers of 21st Century TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/07/satcatcher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/11/horizon Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer SatCatcher Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Website www.satcatcher.com Website www.horizonhge.com Signal meter for digital signals in DVB-S, DVB-T and DAB. Function Antenna Alignment Meter Function Analogue signals in FM radio. Frequency Range 950~2150 MHz Frequency Range 46~870 MHz Video Output — Video Output Composite Built-in Monitor LCD display Built-in Monitor 120 x 64 3.5“ LCD color display 06-07/201 1 SatCatcher Digipro ST Combo Combo Signal Analyzer with Huge Memory for Satellite and Terrestrial Channels 10-1 1/2010 Horizon HD-S2 Extremely easy to use with an amazing list of features for the pros166 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 125. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/09/spaun www.TELE-satellite.info/10/09/horizon Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales ManagerManufacturer SPAUN Electronic Manufacturer Horizon Global ElectronicsWebsite www.spaun.de Website www.horizonhge.comFunction TV Signal Analyzer with WiFi Receiver Digital and analog terrestrial TV meter Function with spectrum analyzer and USB data outputFrequency Range 45~865 MHz (terrestrial) and 950~2150 MHz (satellite) Frequency Range 49~861 MHzVideo Output RCA Composite Video Output —Built-in Monitor 7 inch 16:9 color LCD display Built-in Monitor LCD display 08-09/2010 08-09/2010 SPAROS 609 WIFI OPTION Horizon HD-TM USB PLUS Converts the signal analyzer to a Small, economic and fast universally usable tool terrestrial signal meter www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 167
  • 126. AWARD WINNING Signal Analyzers of 21st Century TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/07/satcatcher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/07/horizon Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer SatCatcher Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Website www.satcatcher.com Website www.horizonhge.com Signal Meter for DVB-T, analogue TV, digital DAB radio, Function DVB-C and analog cable TV meter Function analogue FM radio Frequency Range 51~858 MHz Frequency Range 46~870 MHz Video Output — Video Output — Built-in Monitor LCD display Built-in Monitor 120x64 3.5“ LCD color display 06-07/2010 06-07/2010 Satcatcher Digipro T Max Horizon HD-CM Cable Meter Easy to use signal meter that doesn’t stop Small, lightweight and easy to use at DVB-T. Everything you want from a anywhere in the world signal meter168 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 127. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/05/8dtek www.TELE-satellite.info/10/03/trimax Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales ManagerManufacturer 8dtek Technology Manufacturer Trimax TechnologyWebsite www.8dtek.com Website www.trimaxtec.comFunction DVB Signal Meter with tv monitor for DVB-S and DVB-T Function Satellite Meter with TV and SpectrumFrequency Range 950~2150 MHz (satellite) and UHF/VHF (terrestrial) Frequency Range 930~2150 MHzVideo In/Output RCA/RCA Video Output RCA CompositeBuilt-in Monitor 3.5“ LCD color display Built-in Monitor 3.5“ LCD color display 04-05/2010 02-03/2010 8dtek TSM-8800 Trimax SM-3500 Easy menu operation and exceptionally simple to operate 0.6 A well-balanced digital meter with spectrum display and TV mode www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 169
  • 128. AWARD WINNING Signal Analyzers of 21st Century TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/10/01/horizon www.TELE-satellite.info/10/01/gi Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales Manager Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Manufacturer Global Invacom Website www.horizonhge.com Website www.globalinvacom.com Function Handheld Satellite Meter for fast and easy Dish Alignment Function Signal Analyzer with an Optical Input Frequency Range 950~2150 MHz Frequency Range 950(160)~2150 MHz Video Output — Optical Range +10 to -25 dBm Built-in Monitor 128x64 Pixel LCD Video Output — Built-in Monitor Eight-digit LCD display 12-01/2010 12-01/2010 Horizon NanoSat Global Invacom OptiScan Ideal for the speedy alignment of Future-proof satellite signal analyzer satellite antennas for optical and coaxial LNBs170 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 129. 这些是获得最高奖的产品 TELE-satellite TELE-satellite Magazine Magazine Business Business Voucher Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/09/11/satcatcher www.TELE-satellite.info/09/11/horizon Direct Contact to Sales Manager Direct Contact to Sales ManagerManufacturer SatCatcher Manufacturer Horizon Global ElectronicsWebsite www.satcatcher.com Website www.horizonhge.comFunction Fully-fledged Signal Meter with TV display Function Satellite Meter optimized for Ka-BandFrequency Range 930~2150 MHz Frequency Range 950~2150 MHzVideo Output RCA Composite Video Output —Built-in Monitor 120x64 3.5“ LCD color display Built-in Monitor LCD display 10-1 1/2009 10-1 1/2009SatCatcher DigiPro Excel-TV MK3 Horizon HD-TC8 Easy and self-explanatory – a device for Ideal multirange signal analyzer laymen and pros alike for the Ka and Ku-bands, optimized for Turbo Coded Data Transmissions www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 171
  • 130. COMPANY REPORT Receiver and Multiswitch Manufacturer INPA, TurkeyINPAon the PathtoGlobalization• Their own receiver brand INPAX• Receivers in all the criticalreception standards• Their own production of receiversand multiswitches• Strong presence in the MiddleEast and Africa• Focused on market drivenproduct features172 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 131. ■ INPA’s administration is located in this building on the Kemeralti Street near Taksim Place in the Karaköy suburb. The production of the INPAX brand name of products is located outside of Istanbul. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/inpa Direct Contact to Sales Managerwww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 173
  • 132. COMPANY REPORT Receiver and Multiswitch Manufacturer INPA, TurkeyFrom Multiswitchesto Digital ReceiversINPA Conquers the ë IstanbulGlobal Market withTheir Own Brand Name Two brothers founded INPA in 2001. international market, the two brothers but France and Germany were also ini-Ugur Kaki is the older brother and over- simply added an “X” to the end of the tial export markets for INPA. It all be-sees their worldwide expansion from company name; and just like that, the came really interesting in 2007 whenthe INPA office in Shenzhen, China. His brand name INPAX was born. the first “homemade” satellite receiveryounger brother Nurullah Kaki keeps was introduced. “It was the X-2007 FTAtrack of business in the local Turkish “Back in 2001 we started by importing of which we managed to sell 40,000market from the company’s headquar- multiswitches from China”, remembers pieces in the first year.” This box foundters in Istanbul. There, in Istanbul’s Nurullah Kaki from the company’s early great appeal in the Middle Eastern coun-Karaköy quarter, known throughout the days that he and his brother plus three tries.country as the central location where employees put a lot of work into. “Wecompanies manufacture technical prod- were a wholesaler for these multiswitch- In the meantime, INPA developed 14ucts, we met up with Nurullah Kaki. es and sold these products to dealers in different receiver models for satellite Turkey.” Sales in their first year weren’t reception and another eight models for In INPA’s super modern office, he ex- bad for a newly founded company: “It terrestrial reception. “In 2011 produc-plains to us the origination of the name was around US$ 500,000.” tion increased to 400,000 and for 2012INPA: “It’s a form of an abbreviation of we are expecting a further increase tothe Turkish term ‘International Pazar- LNBs and splitters came later on and about 550,000 units”, predicts Nurullahlama’, which essentially means interna- in 2006 the young company attempted Kaki.tional marketing.” When he was asked expansion abroad. At first it was thewhat brand name should be used for the neighboring countries such as Greece Just like with every other receiver ■ Nurullah Kaki is Ugur Kaki’s younger brother. They are both owner/operators of INPA Electronik with their own INPAX brand name. Nurullah Kaki is here in his modern office showing us the test report of the INPAX X-9100 receiver that appeared in the 06-07/2011 issue of TELE-satellite.174 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 133. manufacturer, there’s also a noticeable move at INPA in the direction of HD: “In 2011 only 30% of our receivers were for DVB-S2 but for 2012 this ratio will increase to 50%”, he is certain. This in- creased ratio has already found its way to their terrestrial receivers: “For 2011 half of our production is already geared towards DVB-T2 for HD reception while the other half is still for DVB-T (SD re- ception).” Another trend is just as easily rec- ognizable: “In 2011 our terrestrial re- ceivers only made up about 15% of our total production but for 2012 this will increase to about 25%.” One reason for this is that INPA recently began produc- ing ISDB-T receivers for the Latin Amer- ican terrestrial market. This begs the question, what is the geographical dis- ■ A small selection of the wide variety of INPAX brand name products: the company began with multiswitches but today it’s digital TV receivers that are the main product. Even satellite dishes are available but only as a spin-off product. The company is also big in LNBs “In 2011 we sold roughly 600,000 LNBs, mostly the single LNB version.”176 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 134. tribution of their customers? “Roughly25% of our production is delivered do-mestically here in Turkey; the remain-ing 75% is exported.” A large portion oftheir shipments go to Iran and Iraq fol-lowed by countries like Greece, but ata decreasing rate because of the finan-cial crisis. Another portion goes to theremaining European countries. “About15% of our sales find their way to coun-tries in Africa like Morocco and Algeria inNorth Africa as well as to Ghana, Gabonand Mauritius.” Success has not been limited to digitalreceivers; it has also found it’s way toINPA’s new multiswitch sector. “In 2011we sold roughly 40,000 multiswitches”,explains Nurullah Kaki as he looks at IN-PA’s sales statistics. “30% of them stayhere in Turkey while another 30% go toSyria and other Near Eastern countriessuch as Iran and Iraq but also Tunisia.”The fact that INPA has quite a presencein a country like Syria has to do withthe local government wanting to putan end to the prolific growth of satellitedishes there and pressuring apartmentbuilding owners to install community re-ception systems. It’s also an excellentreason for local installers to install INPAmultiswitches. In connection with this, we found outanother interesting fact: “We also offerHeadend components.” INPA can boastof a number of prestigious installations:“Our Headend systems are used in theHilton Hotel Istanbul, the Crowne PlazaHotels in Istanbul and Ankara, in theRadisson and Holiday Inn hotels in Is-tanbul as well as the Medicana Hospitalin Istanbul.” But that’s not all: “We evenhave an INPAX Headend installed in thePresident of Azerbaijan’s private house!”INPA has already sold 70 of these costlyHeadend systems. The company started with three em-ployees in their founding year 2001;INPA now has 25 employees: “Our salesteam consists of four employees, ourtechnical department has three engi-neers, plus there are two employees inthe warehouse and in logistics, anothertwo in administration as well as 15 atour production facility outside of Istan-bul.” In 2009 INPA moved into the of-fices on Kemeralti Street but the movethere was a short one: “Before that wehad our offices right here directly acrossthe street”, grins Nurullah Kaki.■ Headend components are a high-endproduct from INPA www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 177
  • 135. The company’s sales have grownenormously: “In 2011 we reachedUS$10 million in sales and for 2012 weexpect an increase to US$12 million.”He can explain this optimism with newproducts: “In addition to the ISDB-T re-ceiver that will be available on the mar-ket, we will soon be starting with otherDVB-T2 models with additional features.We are planning on 3D receivers in 2012as well as the start of a satellite finder.”Even the multiswitch product line will beenhanced with an economy version. With all of these measures and newproducts, INPA is looking to consistentlyincrease sales as well as better servethe international market. “We want tobecome a globally recognized brandname”, says Nurullah Kaki. INPA is already international and hasthe necessary products available. Fromhere he can only go up. ■ This DVB-S receiver was the start of success for the company as a receiver manufacturer in 2007 for the brand name INPAX. The box sold very quickly and found many takers especially in the Middle East.■ An international brand name likeINPAX needs patent protection. All oftheir own products are patented. Herewe can see the documents of some oftheir products.178 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 136. 1 1. INPA receptionist Eda Eso greets visitors and answers the telephone. 2. Repairs are handled by Technical Customer Support employee Serdar Isk. 2 3. A look in the warehouse. Logistics Manager Ferdi Sen keeps everything organized and makes sure that the customer gets the right receiver.180 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 137. INPA Company Details Receiver and Multiswitch Manufacturer, Turkey www.inpax.com.tr Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 25 .................................. 50 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0................................ 10 ...................20 Mio €uro Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brand INPAX Main Products Manufacture ofSatellite Receiver, Multiswitch, Headend, Wholesale of LNB, Dishes, Cable www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/inpa.pdf3 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 181
  • 138. ■ View of the Bosporus from the roof ofthe INPA building. This lively city is agreat vacation spot. Of course, you couldalso build up a large global company likeINPA.182 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 139. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 183
  • 140. COMPANY REPORT Wholesaler and Shop P-SAT, HungaryHow P-SATWins NewCustomers■ Since November 2010 wholesaler and retailer P-SAT Kft has been leasingthis 330 square meter building in northern Budapest; the 150 square meterwarehouse in the background also belongs to P-SAT. The company alsooperates a very popular Internet digital TV community as well as a web shopunder the name SAT.HU. The company has six employees.184 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 141. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/p-sat-hu Direct Contact to Sales Manager• Has its own customermagazine• Created supermarket stylestore• Planning start of ownbranded TV services• Operates one of themost well-known webcommunities in Hungarywww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 185
  • 142. COMPANY REPORT Wholesaler and Shop P-SAT, HungaryActive and fullof ideas: ë BudapestA successful climb Anyone, whether it’s a manufacturer to this problem is P-SAT in Hun-or a dealer, who has something to sell gary. The founder and operator ofhas the same problem: how do you this company, Tibor Posta, gave uswin new customers? What good is the some insight into how he solved thebest product if no one knows about it? problem of winning new customers. erecting TV antennas”, he remembers,What use are all those sensational of- “This was at the same time when Hun-fers if no one is aware of them? How But first we wanted to learn more gary started their second TV chan-do you make your potential customers about Posta’s Company P-SAT. Obvi- nel via UHF.” His first customer wasnotice your products? Every success- ously, the “P” in P-SAT stands for his his parents. And then it happened asful manufacturer and every success- name Posta. “The company P-SAT Kft it usually does: friends and relativesful dealer managed to find their own was founded in 2002”, explains Tibor would call and Tibor Posta ended upsolution. A wholesaler that came up Posta. Before that time he was an an- with more and more work to do. Backwith an especially interesting solution tenna installer. “In 1991 I started out then he lived in eastern Hungary and■ Tibor Posta is founder and majority owner of P-SAT. Anything andeverything an antenna installer would need, including fiber optic LNBsfrom GlobalInvacom, can be found in his shop.186 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 143. ■ Receptionist Lilla Nagy greets everyone in a friendly mannerone day he realized that the anten- veals regarding the ownership stake in tinued. His solution? Publish his ownnas and cable plus whatever else he P-SAT. customer magazine. “That started inneeded could be acquired less expen- 2009: the first three issues were pub-sively at wholesalers in Budapest. The Parallel to all of these activities, Ti- lished for our professional customersbreakthrough came when he began bor Posta also took command of the under the name sat.hu”, he remem-reselling these cheaper components to Internet: “In 1996 I started my web- bers. “As I was preparing the fourthantenna installers where he lived. site and in 1999 a web shop was added issue, the idea came to me to change to it. In 2000 I started sat.hu”, com- the target group of my magazine from In 2002 he decided to immerse him- ments Tibor Posta. The latter is today dealers to end-users.” And so, in Octo-self completely in this new job as a one of the most well-known digital TV ber of 2010 the first issue of „Tévésrőldealer and founded P-SAT as a Limited web communities in Hungary. This Egyszerűen Magazin“ (Simple TV Re-company (Kft in Hungarian). Since he takes us to the subject of marketing ception Magazine) appeared. It con-purchased his antenna components as and the winning of customers. To be- sisted of 32 pages that explained inbefore from wholesalers in Budapest, come known, Tibor Posta from the be- layman’s terms the technology behindhe opened a small office there in 2003: ginning on has relied on the media. “I TV reception. The magazine is put to-“It was only 20 square meters in size”, write quite a few articles myself”, he gether professionally and naturallysays Tibor Posta, “and had a secre- says, “and especially in the beginning has product write-ups from only thosetary.” I sent many articles to local newspa- manufacturers that are part of P-SAT’s pers.” That’s how his small company program. But then, of course, the next logical became bigger and bigger: “At somestep came: why buy your components point there was a local satellite maga- “We print 5000 issues and ship thefrom other wholesalers when you can zine in which I regularly placed ads. magazine to end-users as well as to ourbuy them directly from the manufac- I even put ads in Hungarian TV pro- roughly 200 professional customers,turers? P-SAT converted into a whole- gramming magazines.” that is, small dealers and installers.”saler that ultimately became so strong The magazine is free for end-users;that Tibor Posta brought two addi- So far so good, but times had dealers pay a small fee to cover sometional partners into his company that changed. “That Hungarian satellite of the expenses. “In return, they canare also involved in the satellite field magazine doesn’t exist anymore and put their own stamp on the back; thisin Hungary. “The two partners have a there is no longer any source of spe- brings customers directly to them”, he49% stake in the company; with 51% cialized information for the local mar- adds. But that’s not all: “In 2011 weshare I hold the majority stake”, he re- ket outside of the Internet”, he con- began offering our website as a fran-188 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 144. chise.” This means that dealers andinstallers can use their own websitesto link directly to P-SAT’s web shop.Ten of their largest dealer customershave already done that; Tibor Posta isconvinced another 15 will soon be onboard after which 25 of the top dealerswill be linked to the sat.hu web shop.“If an end-user finds something inter-esting in the magazine, he can order itonline through each of our dealer part-ners and it always ends up in our webshop.” Tibor Posta would like to publish twoor three issues of his magazine eachyear and hopes that this will further in-crease his exposure and thereby bringin even more new customers for hisdigital TV products. Naturally the costsof publishing your own magazine haveto be put up against the hoped-for suc-cess but as Tibor Posta puts it, “Howelse are we supposed to reach the endusers with useful digital TV receptioninformation?” It’s a bold move to start your owncustomer magazine. In a small countrysuch as Hungary (roughly 10 millioninhabitants) in which local trade maga-zines already face difficulties because 1190 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 145. 21. Multi LNB reception is standard at P-SAT. For every make of 2. Contrary to nearly every other specialized store, Tibor Postadish that P-SAT sells, they have a matching Multi LNB mount. A specifically chose the supermarket type system in which themetal shop under contract to P-SAT manufactures the mounts for customers can freely look around and touch any product theyall the different dish variants. “Reception of ASTRA at 19.2 east, might be interested in. All of the products are, like in the realHOTBIRD at 13 east, EUTELSAT at 9 east and AMOS at 4 west arethe most popular here in Hungary”, says Tibor Posta as he holds TESCO supermarket located diagonally across the street, nicelya multi LNB mount up to the camera. The advantage of such a organized and labeled with little cards that also show the price.prefabricated solution is that the customer or installer only needs “We’ve already had customers walk in and find a product that theyto swap out the original mount for the multi LNB mount, align the had no idea we even carried. Yet these products have always beenantenna to the satellite in the dish’s focal point and there you have in our price lists!” That is the small but significant difference: giveit, all the other satellites are correctly aligned automatically. Theelevation is also displayed on the mount. Multi satellite reception the customers an opportunity to look at and touch the productshas never been easier! themselves and the decision to buy anything becomes that much easier than first looking it up in a catalog or a product list that they might not have even known existed in the first place. But Tibor Posta is aware of the drawbacks of having such an open supermarket type of store: “We naturally have cameras installed everywhere.” He then adds, “Roughly 25% of our customers are end users; the remainder are professional dealers and installers.” www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 191
  • 146. the number of readers are simply too low, the start of your own customer 1 magazine is an interesting alternative. “10% of our profits go to marketing”, explains Tibor Posta, “and it just so happens that our magazine is part of that marketing.” He’s not only active in local market- ing; he actually has some far reaching plans and ideas: “Content is missing here in Hungary. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to starting a TV channel.” P-SAT could possibly start its own P-TV channel via IPTV or satellite as early as 2012. “I’m currently in negotiations with a number of TV rights owners”, reveals Tibor Posta. He has managed to go from nothing to an ever-increas- ingly successful company thanks to his non-stop diligence. One thing is for sure, Tibor Posta is never short of ideas! 21. Should there be a problem with areceiver, Technical Manager Mátyás Nagyquickly takes care of the repairs.2. Warehouse Manager Csanád Postakeeps everything organized in thewarehouse. Yes, before you ask, he isowner Tibor Posta’s son.192 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 147. COMPANY REPORT Wholesaler and Manufacturer SatelliteAV, USA"My Hobby isMy Occupation" TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/satellite-av Direct Contact to Sales Manager194 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 148. • Optimized complete product assortment plus service • Own receiver line for semi- professional applications • First provider of OTA-SSU FTA receivers in the USA • Offers the smallest LNB in the world • Develops first Android hybrid satellite and IPTV receiver for North America ■ SatelliteAV along with their partner company PowerON can be found in a section of Roseville’s enormous industrial park near Sacramento, California in the USA. You can see the tip of a C-band dish mounted on the roof. There are 10 different C and Ku band antennas installed on the roof ranging in size from 45cm to 3m covering the entire arc from 58W to 166E.www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 195
  • 149. COMPANY REPORT Wholesaler and Manufacturer SatelliteAV, USASuccess with YourHobby – Plus aLittle Luck ë Sacramento ■ Brian Gohl is Founder and President of SatelliteAV. The company distributes the GLORYSTAR system and as a wholesaler manufactures and distributes the GEOSATpro brand name.196 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 150. The best career you could possibly■ Megan Paradise is the Call Center have is one in which you turn your hob-Team Leader. She coordinates theincoming telephone calls from by into your occupation and you’re ac-customers with her seven employees. tually excited to go to work every day.“We also all have a technicalbackground and can therefore answer Or, as Brian Gohl puts it, “On the week-any technical questions”, says Megan end I can’t wait for the start of workParadise pointing out that these Monday morning.”employees are all highly qualified. Brian Gohl took his hobby – the play- ing around and experimenting with sat- ellite components – and turned it into the successful company SatelliteAV. But the path to this success was not exactly a straight line, in fact the ini- tial spark was actually a catastrophe: “I was struck by a bolt of lightning that put me in the hospital for three months and since then I’ve had a pacemaker”, explains Brian Gohl coolly regarding his worst experience. Brian Gohl started his career with a company that offered data transmis- sions via satellite. That was 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the technology behind this was still in its infant stages. Back then only large companies could afford satellite transmissions. Brian Gohl was responsible for the send and receive sections. One day a technician called in sick and Brian Gohl was asked to swap out an amplifier at a reception station. At that very moment, as he un- screwed the component, a lightning bolt ■ The driving force of the■ Bonnie Marroquin coordinates struck the station sending him several operation is Office Managerthe cooperation with broadcasters Janine Mullinix. She concernsand assigns each of them their own meters across the floor. He went to the herself with the smooth flow oftelephone number. She explains, “At hospital and had a pacemaker implant- the office.the moment we operate 85 toll-freenumbers and receive on average 200 ed. Unfortunately, this meant he couldtelephone calls every day.” no longer work at his job since the pow- As the demand for his satellite instal- erful transmissions from satellite sta- lation work continued to increase a de- tions could disrupt his pacemaker. cision had to be made between TV pro- duction and satellites. The love of the Brian Gohl changed jobs but stayed satellite hobby won out and in 2001 he close to the technology: he became a founded Satellite AV. “In the first sev- cameraman and worked for several eral years I sold and installed more than years in TV production. His first satellite 300 complete systems a year”, says Bri- TV system he had already installed by an Gohl as he looks back at the begin- his father back in 1983. In 1989 he felt ning. the time was right and moved to Oregon and for the first time had enough space The leap from a one-man operation to to erect his own satellite system: “It was a real company came at an Easter fam- a three-meter C-band dish that I ex- ily reunion. One of his relatives, Brent panded to include the Ku-band in 1992”, Kelley, operated the company PowerON remembers Brian Gohl. As fate would (www.poweron.com) with an interesting have it, his mother came to him one day business concept: They purchase used with a problem. At that time she lived electronics (mostly higher valued PCs, in Washington State but in a valley far laptops, monitors and Smartphones) away from everything. She was so far refurbish them and then resell them away that she couldn’t receive any TV either directly or through middlemen. signals. Brian Gohl installed a 1.8-meter Some devices such as Smartphones satellite antenna so that she could re- are disassembled and usable compo- ceive 3ABN, a Christian oriented chan- nents such as the flash memory and the nel. His mother was so thrilled that she screen are picked out of the pieces. At told the story all over town. That’s how that Easter meeting the idea to combine Brian Gohl began installing more satel- the expertise of PowerON with Brian lite systems on the weekends. Gohl’s satellite firm was discussed.198 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 151. Sure enough, Brian Gohl packed his things and moved to Sacramento in northern California. Satellite AV took over a portion of the PowerON ware- house and offices with new partner, Brent Kelley as CEO and a short time later brought on Kevin Hardy, CFO. PowerON had something that Satel- liteAV was missing: enormous technical expertise and an expansive Call Center infrastructure. Now SatelliteAV entered a new busi- ness sector: the company began of- fering satellite reception systems for Christian channels under the name GLORYSTAR. The reality is that all of the different Christian channel opera- tors don’t want to or are unable to de- vote staffing and resources to support the distribution, installation and techni- cal support of FTA systems, but on the other hand are dependent on their fu- ture customers successfully setting up and then maintaining a satellite recep- tion system. Brian Gohl explains the procedure like this: “The Christian channels advertise using every possible local media outlet. These ads direct potential customers to call a specific telephone number to order a satellite system so that these people can watch their TV channel.” Since GLORYSTAR offers this service to nearly every Christian TV provider, all of these telephone calls, regardless of what number is actually dialed by the end-users, end up in SatelliteAV’s Call Center. “Depending on the program- ming operator, our employees answer using that providers name”, explains Brian Gohl. At this point Brian Gohl’s hobby activ- ities come fully into play: the customers that want to receive these TV channels get not just a typical satellite receiver system that you can buy almost any- where, but rather a special system specifically designed for Christian TV channels. “We offer a special satellite receiver that can be operated in two different modes”, explains Brian Gohl, “either in normal mode like any other receiver or you activate the GLORYSTAR programming. In this second mode, the menu is greatly simplified since the Christian channels and transponders are already preprogrammed. The cus- tomer really can’t do anything wrong.” ■ Nothing functions without bookkeeping. Senior Accountant Hope Lothrop organizes all of the invoices and keeps an eye out on all company expenditures.www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 199
  • 152. The GEOSATpro receiver was the first the religious oriented channels that STAR. “Today we have 15 employeesFTA product in the USA to introduce au- don’t encrypt their programming. The that work for GLORYSTAR as well as twotomatic receiver programming via sat- third group of freely receivable chan- employees in Mexico”, comments Brianellite. All GEOSATpro receivers are kept nels would be feed transmissions al- Gohl.up-to-date via two satellite streams: though this is more for satellite enthu-one stream is used to keep the firmware siasts who have a motorized antenna as How successful is GLORYSTAR in theupdated while the second stream keeps well as some necessary patience. As a sales of their satellite systems? “In 2005the channel programming current. satellite enthusiast himself, Brian Gohl we sold roughly 5,500 complete sys-“When we started with this system in is in the process of developing some- tems. That number increased to 10,0002006, we coordinated with 18 channels thing for that segment, but more on in 2011 and for 2012 we’re expecting afrom 10 different Christian providers. In that later. further increase of 15%”, reveals Brian2011 it’s grown to 67 channels from 45 Gohl and then continues, “SatelliteAV,providers”, explains Brian Gohl. In just a few years Brian Gohl, with as a manufacturer and wholesaler, his GLORYSTAR system and the know- sold an additional 1000 complete sys- SatelliteAV’s success is actually great- how and organizational expertise of tems, 5000 receivers and 20,000 LNBFser if you analyze the situation in the USA his partner PowerON, has won over a through their reseller network in 2005.a little closer. For satellite viewers in very important group of FTA viewers in Those numbers remained relativelyNorth America there are only three ar- North America. “We are working with constant over the years and for 2012eas where they can watch free TV: the a partner in Canada and in Mexico our we’re expecting an increase.”first would be foreign language chan- branch office there is run by Jonathannels for all the different ethnic groups. McCallie”, comments Brian Gohl on the Let’s turn away from GLORYSTAR’sFor English-language viewers that is ir- activities of these groups. Jonathan Mc- activities and have a look at what whole-relevant; all that remains for them are Callie came up with the name GLORY- saler and manufacturer SatelliteAV has to offer: “In 2005 we founded a new brandname, GEOSATpro, under which we offer C-band, Ku-band and C/Ku- band LNBs, installation kits and satellite dishes ranging in size from 90cm to 2.4 meters.” In 2007 SatelliteAV expanded its receiver production. “In 2007 we in- troduced the first PVR SD receiver to the North American market that in 2009 was expanded to include automatic pro- gramming via satellite. This was also a first for the North American market”, reports Brian Gohl proudly on his com- pany’s innovations. Other innovative creations from Brian Gohl, the satellite enthusiast that con- sistently works on new ideas, include a mast insert with built-in bubble level, a Ku-band LNB bracket for two LNBs off- set by 4° that is so flexible that it can be used anywhere in the USA plus an es- pecially interesting highlight: “We offer the world’s smallest LNB!” explains Bri- an Gohl referring to the 40mm narrow LNB that is the same size as the LNB bracket thus allowing two of these LNBs to be mounted right next to each other. “They are not only extremely small, but also extremely sensitive across the en- tire frequency spectrum”, comments Brian Gohl. With this LNB he has locked himself into a small but nice market segment. “These LNBs are ideally matched to our 90cm dish; the built-in feed of the LNB ■ Customer reported problems can be dealt with here as can the testing of new software versions. Technical Manager Eugene Zaikin is seen here testing the correct function of a receiver.200 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 153. SATELLITEAV Company Details Wholesaler and Manufacturer, USA www.satelliteav.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 10 .................................. 20 1 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5 ..................... 5 Mio U$D Production Certificates DVB Production Categories was specifically designed without the own brands GEOSATpro, GLORYSTAR Main Products traditional external scalars and thereby Complete Satellite Systems GLORYSTAR, accessories, LNBs, optimally illuminates our dish.” 19“ satellite receivers www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1109/eng/satelliteav.pdf Brian Gohl’s love for detail and his self-proclamation as a satellite enthu- siast has brought about another prod- uct series: semi-professional satellite receivers for 19-inch racks. They can each receive only one channel that is not only very stable but with audio and video outputs that professionals de- mand such as symmetrical audio jacks. His heart for the third group of freely receivable channels, the feed hunters that we mentioned earlier, will be happy with Brian Gohl’s latest development for his line of rack mounted receivers: “Our newest rack model will come with not only an ASI output but also a USB port for PVR and an HDMI output. Above all, we also offer MPEG 4:2:2 with this rack model for feed reception as well as Blind Scan and an extremely wide range of symbolrates from less than 1.0 Ms/ sec all the way up to 45.000 Ms/sec.” Brian Gohl saved the best for last: “This rack model will sell for less than US$ 500.00.” Yet, Brian Gohl still hasn’t reached his creative limit: “We are currently in the process of developing an Android based hybrid box that will be set up for HDTV reception via satellite and IPTV.” Brian Gohl believes that Internet TV is the future for the long term and he is very enthusiastic about the Android operating system. “There are so many applications already available for this operating system and because of this it will be the leader.” The fact that An- droid has not prevailed as of yet lies up 4 until now, according to Brian, with the slow processor speeds. “With new chips202 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 154. 2 3 and the new Android 2.3 version there’s no longer anything standing in the way of their use in receivers”, Brian Gohl is convinced. Brian Gohl started off with a small company but turned it into a large firm with a wide assortment of services. With his new product creativity he’s able to look into the future and expand his op- eration to customers outside of North America. SatelliteAV is on the road to becoming a global player. 1. Satellites Receivers as far as the eye can see: palette after palette in SatelliteAV’s large warehouse. 2. This is how a dish with all of its mounting hardware is packed. “I need roughly 1:30 minutes to pack a dish with all of its components”, explains Armando Rocozco. 1200 of these complete systems are currently being shipped every month. 3. Brian Gohl thought of everything when he put together the dish antenna package. In addition to the necessary parts that come with each package, such as prefabricated coax cable, you’ll also find things like a compass and grounding clips. He even thought of including a sealing kit for the cable connections. Also included is a customized printout of azimuth and elevation values (left side of picture) based on the customer’s zip code or postal code. 4. Armando Aorozco works in the warehouse and is also responsible for packaging the dish antennas; all of the dish components are delivered to SatelliteAV separately. “It’s more cost effective than having the manufacturer in Asia package them completely and ship them”, says SatelliteAV Founder Brian Gohl. 5. Shipping Manager Rupi Khangura keeps an eye on things in the warehouse. He not only oversees and organizes shipping within the USA but also incoming shipments from 5 production facilities in Asia. “One palette contains 138 90cm dishes”, he says. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 203
  • 155. Innovative Products from SatelliteAV 1. A Brian Gohl invention: an antenna mount with fully adjustable mast leveling on all axis plus built-in spirit level. “If the bubble is directly in the middle, the mast is perfectly vertical”, comments Brian Gohl regarding his invention that is flexible up to 30° in every direction. The antenna mount can therefore be installed on uneven or slightly angled surfaces. 2. The smallest LNBF in the world! At 40mm they are the same size as the mounting bracket and can therefore be mounted right next to each other as can be seen here in a Brian Gohl designed mount for two satellites with a 4° offset (installed on a 90cm dish). The multi- satellite rotating LNBF clamp is designed in such a way that LNBFs can be independently positioned as much as necessary in order to optimize each LNBF for the antennas focal point for each satellite. The LNBFs to the left are narrow but normal in length while the LNBF to the upper right is shorter and thus the smallest consumer Ku band LNBF in the world. A universal version of this LNBF is currently sold in several European Markets and is available for OEM production. 3. Although normally very hard to get, at SatelliteAV they are part of the standard 1 product line: Ku-band LNBs for prime focus dishes. They would be used, for example, with an existing C-band dish that is being converted to Ku-band use. Normal Ku-band LNBs are designed for offset dishes and are therefore not meant for prime focus antennas. 4. Semi-professional 19-inch rack mounted satellite receivers are supplied by SatelliteAV under the brand name GEOSATpro. They come with audio and video outputs desired by professionals but are far less expensive than professional rack mounted receivers. 2 3 4204 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 156. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World DISHPOINTER H GLOBALINVACOM H DO HORIZON H MEGA TURBOSAT H SP SATBE HUBER+SUH MFC H AZBOX H H PR H SATELLITE AV H WS INTERNATIONAL H APPLIED INSTRUMENTS BYA HBEST DIGITAL TVCOMPANIES on planetEARTH206 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 157. H NETUP H SMARTWIOEBIS H H GOLDENMEDIA ASAT HPAUN H H SAPROEAMS H H AB-COM H ABC BIZNISHNER H H AMIKO H IPONTROMAX H INPA H DEVISER H BOMARE SVEC H H PREVAIL KAIFA H H ALUOSAT SKYWORTH H H GLOBALSAT SOWELL H H JIUZHOU H TENOW H AZURESHINE BOIINGSAT H H TRIMAX H MOTECK H TEVII – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 207
  • 158. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World ABC BIZNIS AB-COM Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Slovakia Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Slovakia www.abcomeu.com www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/abcbiznis.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1111/eng/abcom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/abipbox.pdf ALUOSAT Satellite Consultant, China www.aluosat.com www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/eng/aluosat.pdf APPLIED INSTRUMENTS Company Details Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, USA www.appliedin.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 25....................................50 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0................................ 10.................... 20 Mio U$D Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brand Main Products Cable TV Signal Analyzers, Satellite TV Analyzers, Noise Signal Generators, Noise Power Ratio Test Instrument www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1111/eng/applied.pdf208 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 159. AZBOX AZURESHINE Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Portugal www.azbox.com Professional Dish Manufacturer, Taiwan www.azureshine.com.tw www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/azureshine.pdfBOIINGSAT Company DetailsLNB Manufacturer, China www.boiingsat.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0.............................. 500................................1000 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................. 12.5.................... 25 Mio US$ Production Certificates RoHS in preparation Main Products LNBs for Ku and C bands, Ka band in preparation. Variants in Single, Twin, Quad, Quattro and Octo.www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1105/eng/boiingsat.pdfBOMARE Company DetailsTV and Receiver Manufacturer, Algeria www.bomarecompany.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 75..................................150 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................. 12.5....................25 Mio €uro Production Certificates RoHS, DVB Production Categories OEM, ODM Main Products LCD and Plasma TV-Sets with integrated DVB-Tuner, Satellite Receiver for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T, Home Theatre Systemswww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1103/eng/bomare.pdf – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 209
  • 160. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World BYA Company Details Dish and Receiver Manufacturer, Algeria Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 75..................................150 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0.................................. 5....................10 Mio €uro Production Certificates RoHS, DVB Production Categories OEM, ODM Main Products Satellite Dishes with Full and Perforated Metal (60, 105 and 120cm), TV-Sets with CRT, LCD (32 and 40 inch) or Plasma (42 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/bya.pdf and 50 inch), Satellite Receiver for DVB-S/S2 DEVISER Company Details Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, China www.devisertek.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0.............................. 250..................................500 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................. 12.5.................... 25 Mio US$ Production Certificates RoHS, CE, UL, ISO 10012, ISO 90001 Production Categories OEM, own brand Main Products Signal Analyzers for Cable, Terrestrial, Telecommunications, Fiber Optic and Satellite, Spektrum Analyzers, Vector Network www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/deviser.pdf Analyzers, Broadcasting Measurement Instruments, QAM Meters DISHPOINTER DOEBIS Software Programming, UK www.dishpointer.com Satellite Wholesaler, Germany www.doebis.de www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/dishpointer.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/doebis.pdf210 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 161. GLOBALINVACOM Fibre Optic Products, UK www.globalinvacom.comwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/globalinvacom.pdfwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng/globalinvacom.pdfwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/globalinvacom.pdfGLOBALSAT Company DetailsReceiver Mass Manufacturer, China www.globalsatdvb.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0.............................. 125..................................250 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0................................ 75.................. 150 Mio US$ Production Certificates RoHS, FCC, UL, CE, DVB, ISO Main Products Receiver for HDTV and SDTV in DVB-S/S2, DVB-T, DVB-C, ISDB- T, HD+, CI+ and HbbTV, Multimedia Receiver, IPTV Boxes, Media Playerwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1103/eng/globalsat.pdfGOLDEN MEDIAManufacturer and Distributor, Germanywww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/goldenmedia.pdf – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 211
  • 162. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World HORIZON Company Details Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, UK www.horizonhge.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 50..................................100 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5......................5 Mio GB£ Production Certificates RoHS Production Categories own brand and OEM Main Products Satellite, Terrestrial and Cable Signal Analyzers and Meters www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1111/eng/horizon.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/horizon.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0701/eng/horizon.pdf HUBER+SUHNER Company Details Fibre Optic Cables and Distribution, Switzerland www.hubersuhner.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0............................ 2500 ...............................5000 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0.............................. 500................. 1000 Mio SFr Production Certificates ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IRIS, RoHS, REACH Production Categories own brand CLIK! Main Products Connectivity solutions for Radio Frequency, Low Frequency and Fiber Optic applications. Fibre optic distribution systems for www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1111/eng/huber+suhner.pdf professional and home use. INPA Company Details Receiver and Multiswitch Manufacturer, Turkey www.inpax.com.tr Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 25....................................50 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0................................ 10....................20 Mio €uro Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brand INPAX Main Products Manufacture of Satellite Receiver, Multiswitch, Headend, Wholesale of LNB, Dishes, Cable www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1201/eng/inpa.pdf212 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 163. IPONT JIUZHOU 3D Software Solutions Receiver Manufacturer, China www.jiuzhou.com.cn www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/jiuzhou.pdfwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/ipont.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/jiuzhou.pdfKAIFA Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Chinawww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/kaifa.pdfMEGASAT Company DetailsWholesaler and Manufacturer, Germany www.b2c-electronic.de Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 12....................................25 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0.................................. 5....................10 Mio €uro Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brand MEGASAT Main Products Satellite Receiver for DVB-S/S2, LNB with normal size and extremely small size, dishes, multiswitches, Mobile Satellitewww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1109/eng/megasat.pdf Systems with automatized two axis motors (CampingSat) – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 213
  • 164. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World MFC MOTECK Satellite Filter Manufacturer, USA www.microwavefilter.com Antenna Motor Manufacturer, Taiwan www.moteck.com www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/mfc.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/moteck.pdf NETUP IPTV Software and Hardware Producer, Russia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1101/eng/netup.pdf PREVAIL Company Details Fiber Optic and CATV Manufacturer, China www.prevail-catv.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0.............................. 250..................................500 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................. 12.5....................25 Mio €uro Production Certificates RoHS Production Categories OEM Main Products Fiber Optic Nodes and Systems, Optical Receivers and Transmitters, CATV Equipment, Bi-directional Network www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1105/eng/prevail.pdf Transmission Equipment, Head-Ends, Splitters, Taps214 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 165. PROMAX Accessory Manufacturer, Spain www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/promax.pdfSAPRO Company DetailsManufacturer and Wholesaler, Czech Republic www.sapro.cz Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 12....................................25 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5......................5 Mio €uro Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brands Di-Way, Di-Box, SatElita, Dreamsky, HD-Box Main Products Satellite Receivers for economic range, mid range and high range, Wholesaler for LNBs, dishes, accessorieswww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1109/eng/sapro.pdfSATBEAMS Software Programming, Belgium www.satbeams.comwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/satbeams.pdf – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 215
  • 166. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World SATELLITEAV Company Details Wholesaler and Manufacturer, USA Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 10....................................20 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5...................... 5 Mio U$D Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brands GEOSATpro, GLORYSTAR Main Products Complete Satellite Systems GLORYSTAR, accessories, LNBs, 19“ satellite receivers www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1109/eng/satelliteav.pdf SKYWORTH Company Details OEM Receiver Manufacturer, China www.skyworth.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0............................ 1250................................2500 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0........................... 1.250.................. 250 Mio US$ Production Certificates RoHS, CE, REACH, DVB Main Products Receiver for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T, ISDB-T with single, twin and combo tuner, Receiver Sticks for USB, SCART in DVB-S and HDMI in DVB-S2 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1103/eng/skyworth.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/skyworth.pdf SOWELL Company Details OEM Receiver Manufacturer, China www.sowell-tech.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 50..................................100 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0................................ 25.................... 50 Mio US$ Production Certificates DVB Main Products Receiver for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C and ISDB-T, Receivers with 3D graphics www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1103/eng/sowell.pdf216 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 167. SPAUN POWER SPAUN Power Supply Manufacturer, Germany www.spaun.com High Quality Accessory Manufacturer, Germany www.spaun.comwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/spaun.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/spaun.pdfSMARTWI SVEC Wireless Card Reader Producer, Denmark www.smartwi.net Professional Dish Manufacturer, China www.svec.com.cnwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/smartwi.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/svec.pdfwww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0709/eng/smartwi.pdfTENOW Company DetailsPC Card Manufacturer, China www.tenower.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 12....................................25 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 1.5......................3 Mio €uro Production Certificates RoHS, DVB Main Products PC-Cards for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C with single, dual and quad tuner, CAM Box for DVB-S2, USB-Stick for DVB-S/S2, DVB-C and ISDB-Twww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1103/eng/tenow.pdf – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 217
  • 168. COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World TEVII Company Details PC Card & Receiver Manufacturer, Taiwan www.tevii.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 25....................................50 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5...................... 5 Mio US$ Production Certificates RoHS Production Categories OEM, ODM Main Products PC Cards for DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T/MPEG-4, Boxes for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/MPEG-4, PC Sticks for DVB-S/S2 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1101/eng/tevii.pdf TRIMAX Company Details Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, China www.trimaxtec.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 25....................................50 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0.................................. 1...................... 2 Mio US$ Production Certificates RoHS, FCC, DVB Main Products Signal Analyzer with built-in Monitor for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T and DVB-C www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1103/eng/trimax.pdf TURBOSAT Company Details Wholesaler and Manufacturer, UK www.turbosat.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 12....................................25 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5......................5 Mio GB£ Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brand ICECRYPT Main Products Satellite Receiver for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, LNB, SmartCards www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1111/eng/turbosat.pdf218 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com – Operator Market Qualified
  • 169. WS INTERNATIONAL Company DetailsWholesaler and Manufacturer, USA www.wsidigital.com Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees ▼ ▼ 0................................ 10....................................20 Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates) ▼ 0............................... 2.5...................... 5 Mio U$D Production Certificates DVB Production Categories own brands LEXIUM Main Products Receiver for DVB-S, dishes 75cm up to 4.5m, LNB and LNB holders for KU and C band, DiSEqC switches, signal analyzerswww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1109/eng/wsinternational.pdf – Operator Market Qualified www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 219
  • 170. COMPANY REPORT Uplink Provider TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/CologneBroadcastingCenter Direct Contact to Sales Manager220 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 171. Zero Tape – Full HD • all programming content stored as files • huge file-based electronic archive • global content distribution • production and international playout■ This is what 4.6 m look like. of live coverage of German BundesligaWe’re talking about the diameterof one of CBC’s uplink antennas soccer matchesin the new Cologne BroadcastingCenter. • fully equipped for HDTV www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 221
  • 172. COMPANY REPORT Uplink ProviderThe new Cologne ë CologneBroadcastingCenter in Germany CBC has recently launched one the most modern broadcastingcenters worldwide. It goes without saying that such a major pro-ject was not put into operation over night, but rather was a step-by-step process spanning several months. “In mid-2010 the firstproduction units were able to move to the new center,” we learnfrom Achim Pauly, head of Communication & Marketing at CBC. Today, all companies and networks of German media enter-prise RTL Deutschland operate from the new CBC, which is lo-cated in premises directly on the banks of the Rhine river. Whatformerly used to be exhibition halls has turned into a top-notchand one of the leading media and broadcasting centers in theworld, even though you’d be hard pressed to notice that rightaway, with historic facades meticulously preserved. Within the RTL media group CBC is in charge of production,post-production, technology, IT and content distribution. CBC■ Achim Pauly is the head of Communication & Marketing at CBC. Herehe is seen right at the heart of CBC, overlooking the inner courtyard ofthe former exhibition halls on the Rhine river.222 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 173. The New IPTV Standard• OIPF provides the IPTV market with open end-2-end IPTV specifications• OIPF includes most IPTV stakeholders• OIPF stimulates a go-to-market drive from the IPTV industryOpen IPTV Forum Tel: +33 4 92 94 43 83650, Route des Lucioles Fax: +33 4 92 38 52 90F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS Cedex Email: contact@oipf.tvFrance Website: www.oipf.tv
  • 174. ■ If you look between the two huge antennas you are able to catch a glimpse of Cologne Cathedral, the city’s unmistakable landmark sight. Media journalist Luo Shigang from Shenzhen (China) is up on the roof and puts the sheer size of the antennas into perspective.■ All signals from RTL mediagroup are beamed to thesatellites from this spot.These uplink antennas arelocated at CBC in Cologneright on the banks of theRhine river.224 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 175. was responsible for planning and imple- CBC is also the broadcasting center of II are offering their channels in HDTVmenting all structures and processes of choice for a number of content provid- at this point,” says Klinke. Naturally,the new broadcasting center in relation ers outside the RTL media group, such each network or channel decides inde-to production, broadcasting and IT, and as Channel 21, for example, whose pro- pendently whether or not to offer HDTV.now runs the operations. gram is also distributed via CBC. “We even have experience with 3D pro- RTL media group is a leading media Not only is CBC in charge of the tech- ductions,” Wilfried Klinke hastens tocorporation whose portfolio consists of nical aspects of broadcasting and play- add, providing further proof of CBC’sfully-owned free TV channels RTL Tel- out, but has turned into an full-service technical capabilities.evision, VOX and n-tv, as well as share- provider. According to Fayad, “the new Originally, CBC was an offspring ofholdings in RTL II and SUPER RTL and broadcasting center features four fully- the technical department of the VOXpay TV channels RTL Crime, Passion fledged studios, a range of sets for TV channel, which in its early days wasand RTL Living. productions, as well as in excess of 70 positioned as in infotainment channel Mido Fayad heads the broadcasting post-production units. We also produce within the RTL media group and thusdepartment and has some in-depth in- German Bundesliga live coverage for was equipped with state-of-the-art pro-formation: “Here in Cologne our broad- distribution outside Germany. On behalf duction and broadcasting equipmentcasting engineers and technicians look of Sportcast we offer complete match right from the start. CBC employeesafter the RTL, VOX and Super RTL net- coverage and produce highlight seg- Wilfried Klinke and Mido Fayad haveworks for Germany, Austria and Swit- ments in foreign languages.” CBC is live been with the business from those earlyzerland, as well as the special interest on air on all 34 match days of the year days. When the VOX technical depart-channels RTL Crime, RTL Living and and distributes Bundesliga broadcasts ment became CBC in 1994 they werePassion. In addition, we distribute the to more than 180 countries around the two specialists among 50. These daysn-tv news channel from here. Our sec- globe. CBC has a staff of 500, 40 of which areond location in Munich/Grünwald takes Project manager Wilfried Klinke steps in charge of broadcasting, which at CBCcare of RTL II for Germany, Austria and in to add that all technology used is fully is called distribution. A much largerSwitzerland.” HDTV compatible. “RTL, VOX and RTL share of employees is needed for con- tribution, which basically means con- tent production. One of the high points at CBC is its electronic archive. “All broadcasts of RTL media group channels are saved in file format,” Mido Fayad explains while leading us to a high-security area of the building which houses the so-called ‘Contentbank’, a term CBC uses for its enormous file-based archiving system. 9 petabyte of storage capacity are re- quired to hold more than 160,000 hours of content. Burnt onto CDs and stapled one on top of the other you would end up with a 16 km high pile of CDs; and that’s without jewel cases! Looking at this impressive electronic archive a question that comes to mind is availability of stored content from www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 225
  • 176. the early days of RTL channels. “We did have digital recordings”, explains pro- ject manager Wilfried Klinke, “but back then they were stored on video tapes. Those tapes had been archived in an area covering more than 2,000 square meters and using complex air-condi- tioning systems. In the course of sev- eral months we converted that data into files and fed them into our electronic archive.” Achim Pauly adds that “at CBC we have a totally tape-less workflow, with all processes being file-based.” CBC has extended its tape-less work- flow even beyond its own premises by setting up a network linking major Ger- man cities, London and New York for exchanging content contributions. This network is based on a fibre-optic back- bone and can be used to hook up studi- os live on air via video-over-IP. For live coverage from places with no local stu- dios CBC runs a fleet of SNG vehicles. Susanne Jumpelt, head of Broadcast- ing Sales & Marketing, has all the de- tails: “Our SNG vehicles are located in Berlin, Munich and Moscow, as well as two in Colgone. This strategic position- ing allows quick access to almost all places in Germany and Europe.” If you look up to the roof of the multi- storey car park next to the CBC prem- ises an impressive antenna farm soars high into the sky. Of a total of 37 anten- nas a whopping five feature diameters of 4.6 m and are all used for signal up- 1 link. Mido Fayad, head of the broadcast- ing department, explains that “four of these giants are in permanent use, with three antennas pointing to ASTRA 19.2E and one to EUTELSAT 9E. The fifth 4.6 m antenna serves as back-up.” So what happens if a heavy down- pour moves through Cologne and reli- able signal uplink may be compromised due to the weather? Will all channels of RTL media group go blank for satellite viewers? “No way, because the weather is under constant observation here at CBC and as soon as a thunderstorm approaches we immediately switch the uplink from Cologne to our outlet in Grünwald near Munich. Their antennas take over all uplink tasks within a mat- ter of split seconds. 1. Project manager Wilfried Klinke in the antenna operating room. He reveals that he’s been a loyal TELE-satellite reader from day one in 1981. 2. One of the workstations in the main switching room. This is where satellite antennas are controlled using CBC’s 2 in-house PilotSat software.226 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  • 178. ■ 13 broadcast playouts in Cologne and the Network Operation Center. 60 distribution channels are monitored and controlled in this NOC. [Photo: CBC/Dirk Schwarz]www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 229
  • 179. 11. Maicel Pancke is one of the Viewers will hardly notice anything months are particularly prone to fre-broadcasting engineers in the NOC. other than possibly some interference quent thunderstorms which result in for tenths of a second, during which numerous uplink shifts between Munich2. Susanne Jumpelt (centre) is the headof Broadcasting Sales & Marketing. satellite receivers need to re-sync. This and Cologne. “We have noticed in re-Apart from Teleport services she offers way we are able to achieve extremely cent years that severe weather eventsCBC’s SNG vehicles on the market,whose transmissions are then received high reliability and 99.999% signal are increasing,” Mido Fayad notes.and distributed via the main switching uplink to the satellite.” The summer Yet, broadcasting reliability does notroom. 2230 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 180. stop there. Four diesel generators with an output of 2.5 MW each can take over power supply at CBC in case a power failure in the public grid occurs. “Our emergency power supply is designed to provide enough energy to keep all technical installations up and running,” emphasises Wilfried Klinke. “And it can run endlessly, provided the tanks keep getting topped up with diesel fuel.” Even though to date this contingency plan never had to be activated it just goes to show how diligently CBC makes sure nothing can stop the production and distribution of content. Only the latest technology is good enough for CBC – everything runs with- out tape and this is an ideal base for exploiting alternative distribution chan- nels (such as IPTV, video-on-demand or mobile applications) as well. Even 3D is not out of the question for CBC, since all technical components do not only sup- port full HD but are also 3D compatible. The future has already arrived at CBC. 3. This is what the CBC ‘Contentbank’ looks like. Behind a glass panel there are rows of stapled data carriers. Mido Fayad, head of the broadcasting department, and his colleagues look after this huge content archive. 4. Meet Jürgen Lieder: He manages the main switching room and what he loves most is to coordinate the global playout of German Bundesliga soccer matches. Here he can be seen preparing the broadcasts of the 3 upcoming match day. 4www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 231
  • 181. FEATURE Upgrade for 8dtek Satellite MetersWaterfallDiagrams for8dtek SatelliteMeters232 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 182. • Detection of weak signals • Identification of all active satellites • Allows for highly precise antenna alignment • Long-term measurements for reliable feed detection • Ideal upgrade for 8dtek satellite meters TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/8dtek-waterfall Direct Contact to Sales Managerwww.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 233
  • 183. FEATURE Upgrade for 8dtek Satellite MetersUnconventional thinkingturns 8dtek satellitemeters into genuinelyprofessional tools – withoutcosting a penny!Vitor Martins Augusto Satellite meters and satellite finders months a number of new satellite me- diagram is drawn up line by line fromare used to professionally align satellite ters with spectrum analyzer have been top to bottom, with each line describingantennas and to identify flaws in an ex- launched. These analyzers are de- a full spectrum. Actually, this is how theisting setup. True satellite enthusiasts, signed to display the current signal sit- name was derived: Like in a waterfall,however, also have additional purposes uation – but what do you do if you need information flows from top to bottom.for meters: Satellite DXers are per- to monitor a specific signal for a certainmanently on the hunt for weak or rare length of time? This may be necessary We wanted to provide proof that asignals, while feed hunters are on the when you rotate a motorised antenna, waterfall diagram can actually work forlookout for undocumented transmis- for manually aligning an antenna or for satellite meters as well and to that endsions (feeds). performing a long-term measurement. we used three different 8dtek satel- lite meters: Xtra-S, Gifted and Desired Both target groups prefer satellite In ham radio circles a so-called wa- (please refer to TELE-satellite issuesmeters with spectrum analyzers, be- terfall diagram is used for exactly those 06-07/2011 and 08-09/2011 for testcause with the help of a satellite spec- purposes: It shows the spectrum over a reports about these devices). They aretrum it becomes possible to spot a sat- period of time using the three parame- absolute exceptions in their price seg-ellite long before a satellite receiver is ters of frequency, signal level and time. ment as all of them offer a functionalcapable of locking a signal. In addition, This would actually require a three-di- spectrum analyzer.a spectrum display helps to identify and mensional diagram, something that cananalyze transponders. It is even possi- only be achieved with great effort. In It’s rather striking to discover that theble to find out whether new transpond- order to display all required information manufacturer decided to focus on ei-ers have become active at short notice, without having to do 3D calculations, ther speed or display resolution: Whilewhich in many cases hints at new feeds. one parameter (signal level in our case) the 8dtek Xtra-S boasts a real-timeReal-time spectrums are the display of is colour-coded. spectrum display – albeit at low resolu-choice for those satellite enthusiasts, tion – the Gifted and Desired modelsas they have a refresh rate of way less So in a waterfall diagram the x-ax- impress with high-resolution displays atthan one second. is refers to frequency and the y-axis the cost of display build-up time. shows time as well as – in a gradual col- Hence it’s no surprise that in recent our scheme – signal level. A waterfall All three models feature a video out-■ Image 1: The three satellite meters Desired, Xtra-S and Gifted frommanufacturer 8dtek were at our disposal for experimenting. 1234 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 184. 2 put which creates a composite video signal of the spectrum display. We took advantage of that option to save the video signal on our PC with the help of a video card, and to extract spectrum measurements using image processing software in order to further work with the data. All you need for this is a so-called3 video grabber, which is an adapter that digitises the analog video signal and creates a file for further software pro- cessing. In theory, any TV card or USB adapter should do – USB adapters are frequently available in a bundle with video editors to digitise VHS tapes. You may even want to look for the ‘EasyCap’ adapter on eBay, which we were able to obtain from Hong Kong for about EUR 5.00 including postage (see image 2). For our experiment we proceeded with programming software that con- verts, analyses and extracts the spec- trum using a video grabber, so that data can be displayed as a waterfall4 diagram. TELE-satellite readers can download the software free of charge (www.TELE-satellite.com/waterfall-for- 8dtek.zip) so that users of any of the three 8dtek meters can add waterfall capability to their devices. Waterfall diagrams can be hugely useful: After a short adjustment period we discovered a number of scenarios in which waterfalls diagrams can be put to fruitful use. Have a look at image 3, for example, to find out how our motorised antenna moves from HIPASAT 30.0W to INTELSAT12 45.0E. The waterfall dia- gram shows all passed satellites, which is an easy way of checking whether all5 positions are already stored in the sat- ellite receiver. Image 4 shows a rather different ap- plication for a waterfall diagram. In this scenario the antenna alignment (HIS- PASAT 30.0W in our case) is optimised. While a conventional spectrum display can be used to perfectly align an an- tenna using the peak level feature, a waterfall diagram can achieve the same result with much less hassle. Seen from top to bottom the weak red colours show somewhat mediocre reception quality of HISPASAT. When the antenna is moved slightly towards the East the signal becomes weaker, which is why the antenna is then ro- tated in the opposite direction with the signal becoming stronger, reaching its peak level and decreasing again. All236 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 185. 6 of the waterfall diagram corresponds to a spectrum measurement after ten minutes each. This allows documenting the entire frequency range of a satellite over a period of 24 hours. The individu- al colours indicate any signal deviation across the entire spectrum. Looking at the Xtra-S, Gifted and De- sired satellite meters by manufacturer 8dtek from many different perspectives our respect and admiration for those neat devices was growing all the time. It’s hard to believe how many featuresthis is shown with a time element and models cannot be used for creating wa- and functions can be packed into suchsince it is always possible to compare terfall diagrams to document antenna small meters. Battery life also neverany current value with preceding val- alignment and rotation. For long-term failed to impress: Three to four hoursues finding the perfect alignment be- measurement, on the other hand, they Image 2: This EasyCAP video grabber wascomes child’s play. In the lower image are perfect. Such measurements are bought on eBay for approximately 5 EUR.segment you can easily see for yourself primarily performed to find out if or Image 3: The waterfall diagram showshow strong the signal is with perfect why a signal has occasional errors. changes during rotation of a motorisedantenna alignment. antenna from 30.0W to 45.0E. All satellites between these two stop positions are Image 6 presents the result of a clearly indicated. For real-time measurement the 8dtek long-term measurement focusing on Image 4: Fine-tuning of the antennaXtra-S turned out to be a perfect com- two transponders on HISPASAT. No er- alignment towards HISPASAT 30.0W.panion. The spectrum builds up very rors can be seen on this measurement, Image 5: Long-term measurement ofquickly on this meter, which is a huge since only a period of one minute was ASTRA 19.2E using the Desired satellite meter. This is where the device’s high-benefit. Unfortunately, however, the analysed. With our software it is of resolution display comes to the fore.display resolution is rather low, as can course possible to vastly extend that Image 6: Long-term monitoring of twobe seen on images 3 and 4. 8dtek went period – all you need to do is select a transponders.for higher resolutions with their Gifted time between one second and ten min- Image 7: Set-up with small motorised antenna. Due to lack of DiSEqC 1.2and Desired models, although at re- utes instead of real-time. If you select support of the Xtra-S it was rotated usingduced speed. This is why those two ten minutes, for example, every line the button on the motor itself. 7 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 237
  • 186. of continuous use was the rule rather age 8). In the window that pops up you video grabbers may not be set up for than the exception. choose your TV card or the video grab- PAL by default, but for NTSC or SECAM ber. Please bear in mind that many lap- instead – in such cases you need to Have we raised your interest? Simply top computers will also list the built-in run the software that comes with your go to www.TELE-satellite.com/water- camera here. video grabber and change to PAL video fall-for-8dtek.zip to download our soft- mode. Finally, you select your 8dtek ware from the TELE-satellite server. Of Next, you select the video format model (image 10) and press START to course you also need an 8dtek satellite (image 9). Depending on the TV card initiate the waterfall diagram. Due to meter as well as a TV card or USB video or video grabber various options may implementation of the video function grabber. be available; the only thing you need to you need to press STOP if you want to make sure is to select 720x576 pixels copy the image using PRTSC. Once the software is set up you first (full PAL resolution). The software does need to select your video source (im- not support any other resolution! Some Happy experimenting!8 910 Image 8: Selecting video source. Image 9: Selecting video format. Image 10: Selecting 8dtek model. Image 11: Second test set-up, this time using a netbook and the Desired. Long-term measurement tests were carried out with this equipment.11 238 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 187. FEATURE Satellite ReceptionThe NewFlexible MISTransmissionTechnology• The receiver chooses the optimal receptionmode• Programming providers can optimizetransmission costs• Picture quality based on usable signal• From "Broad"-Cast it becomes "Individual"-Cast240 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 188. ■ In the 10-11/2011 issueof TELE-satellite weintroduced a number ofnew PC cards from Tenowincluding the professionalTBS6925 card. Thiscard is also capable ofreceiving MIS satellitetransmissions. TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/tenow-TBS6925 Direct Contact to Sales Manager www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 241
  • 189. FEATURE Satellite ReceptionDVB-S2 MIS Receptionwith VCM/ACMThomas Haring With the change from DVB-S to DVB- EIRP Modulation / Error Amount of ResultingS2, a more efficient method was cre- Data Rate Zone (dBW) Correction Bandwidth Bandwidthated that permits more channels to be 53 16-ASP 2/3 ~ 35 MB/s 1 20% ~ 7 Mbpscarried over one and the same tran- 52 8-PSK 3/4 ~ 30 MB/s 2 20% ~ 6 Mbpssponder. This increase in efficiency is 51 8-PSK 2/3 ~ 26 MB/s 3 20% ~ 5 Mbpsdue in large part to the significant im- 50 QPSK 8/9 ~ 23 MB/s 4 20% ~ 4.5 Mbpsprovement in error correction so thatfewer error correction bits need to 49 QPSK 4/5 ~ 21 MB/s 5 + further 20% ~ 4.2 Mbpsbe transmitted. From a mathematical Total: ~ 27 Mbpspoint of view the increase in efficiency ■ Thanks to VCM technology, multiple transponder streams with differentcompared to DVB-S is roughly 30%, a parameters can be made available on a single transpondervalue that in reality isn‘t quite reached,but it is definitely showing potential. ly efficient modulation process could more reliable modulation that would be used so that a relatively high data be used, it just wouldn‘t be HD or 3D. There are a variety of ways that pro- rate could be achieved. At the same It’s important to note that no returngramming can be transmitted. With time, the lower the signal level along channel from the receiver is necessaryDVB-S and for the moment also with the edge of the footprint, the better with VCM while ACM is geared moreDVB-S2, it‘s mostly CCM (Constant the error correction and more reliable towards studio transmissions (feeds)Coding and Modulation) that is used. modulation that could be used. since here the reception quality of theIn this process the programming or- return channel has to be taken intoganizer selects a fixed error correction This all takes place within one tran- consideration and the modulation andand modulation process with which sponder, that is, one and the same error correction are matched from theevery receiver within a satellite‘s foot- transponder transmits through VCM transmitting end.print can receive a usable signal with different modulation and error correc-a reasonable amount of effort. If the tion processes! We‘re referring in this This transmission technology is soprogramming organizer wants to also case here to MIS (Multi Input Streams). new that VCM or ACM transpondersbe able to reach as many viewers as With MIS a satellite receiver can re- cannot be received by most DVB-S2possible at the edge of a satellite‘s ceive multiple transponder streams receivers. Once more PayTV providersfootprint, he chooses an all around from one transponder that are trans- have switched over to this new VCMcorrection process so that these users mitted completely independent from method or have begun some intensivecan also obtain an acceptable signal. each other with differing modulations testing, we can assume that more andIf the provider is looking to reach only and error correction. The idea behind more receivers will support this clev-those viewers in the heart of the foot- all of this is that depending on the re- er system that optimizes a satellite‘sprint, he‘d choose a less costly error ception location, not every transpon- bandwidth use. There‘s already an ex-correction. der stream from a transponder can be citing opportunity to receive this new received. The end user can only re- transmission technology: the PC card The operator has to make some deci- ceive signals that are strong enough manufacturer Tenow has already in-sions. But how? It would be much more at his location. This means that the tegrated this technology in its profes-efficient and the operator could avoid receiver would automatically measure sional PC card TBS6925. An initial testhaving to make these technical deci- the signal and use these values to de- report on the TBS6925 was presentedsions if the signal was transmitted in termine which transponder streams it in the 10-11/2011 edition of TELE-exactly the same way that it would be could process and use. satellite. Now we can actually take aneeded by the receiver. closer look at the MIS capabilities of A VCM target area could look some- this PC card. This is precisely the strategy behind thing like this: in the heart of the sat-VCM (Variable Coding and Modulation) ellite‘s footprint the available TV chan- If you try to look for ACM/VCM tran-as well as ACM (Adaptive Coding and nels would be receivable in HD or 3D sponders in your favorite Internet sat-Modulation): the entire bandwidth of a while on the outer edge of the footprint ellite list, you won‘t have much luck.transponder is split into multiple seg- these channels would only be available Most providers of this kind of informa-ments and through the use of vari- in SD; all of this would occur over one tion have not included this data in theirous modulations and error correction single transponder. The TV viewers in lists simply because there‘s hardly anyprocesses, these bandwidth segments the center of the footprint would prof- reception hardware available that canwould be filled with different program- it from the higher data transmission receive these transponders. So theming content corresponding to the rates while the viewers on the foot- first you would do is to search for ACM/available bandwidth. For receivers in print‘s edge could still receive the sig- VCM transponder using blindscan toolsthe heart of the satellite‘s footprint, a nal with smaller antennas thanks to the such as CrazyScan and TBS Blind-very small error correction and high- more complex error correction and the scan - you may check this forum for242 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 190. Frequency Symbol Rate more background information: http:// Items Satellite Mode (MHz) (KSps) w w w.tb s dt v.c om/f or um/view topic . 1 Astra 1G 31.5E 11914 H 27500 8PSK/VCM php?f=25&t=447 2 Astra 1G 31.5E 11875H 29999 32APSK CCM 3 Astra 1G 31.5E 11895V 29999 32APSK CCM Once you know transponders avail- 4 Astra 1G 31.5E 11973V 29999 32APSK CCM able with your reception setup, you 5 Astra 1G 31.5E 12051V 29999 32APSK CCM have to start the TBS6925 TS recorder. 6 Astra 1G 31.5E 12109H 29999 32APSK CCM This program, that we also introduced 7 Astra 1G 31.5E 12187H 29999 16APSK CCM to you in the 10-11/2011 issue of TELE- 8 Astra 1G 31.5E 12262H 3000 32APSK CCM satellite, can be used as an aid in se- 9 Astra 1G 31.5E 12284V 29999 16APSK CCM lecting the desired transport streams. 10 Astra 1G 31.5E 12363V 29999 32APSK CCM After entering the parameters of the 11 Astra2 28.2E 12708 H 5000 ACM MIS transponder (frequency, polariza- 12 Badr/Eurobird 26E 11566 H 5625 ACM tion and symbol rate), you then simply 13 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 10964 H 1000 16APSK need to click on the „Lock TP“ button 14 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 11413 V 18500 ACM-FEC 8/9 after which the software reads the de- 15 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 11327 V 22075 16APSK ACM/VCM sired transponder. 16 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 11308V 5623 16APSK ACM 17 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 11186H 2000 QPSK ACM In the lower most lines of Tools, one 18 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 12647V 1283 QPSK ACM or more numbers appear in the field 19 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 11628V 5000 QPSK ACM „Input Stream Identify“ that highlight the available transponder streams in 20 Eutelsat W6 21.6E 11509V 1644 8PSK ACM the transponder. Here you simply make 21 Eutelsat W3 7E 11548 H 7200 32APSK-FEC 3/4 ACM/VCM a choice and click on one of the entries. 22 Eurobird 4A 4E 11458 V 7570 You can now stop the TBS6925 TS re- 23 Amos 2 Middle East  4W 11746 H 27500 16APSK-CCM corder and start any of the popular 24 Amos 2 Middle East  4W 12053 H 27500 16APSK-CCM TBS6925 compatible TV viewers. For 25 Amos 2 Middle East  4W 12168 H 27500 16APSK-CCM our tests we opted to use DVBViewer. 26 Atlantic Bird 1 12.5W 12528 H 1250 32APSK-CCM Simply start a scan on the frequency 27 Atlantic Bird 1 12.5W 12712 V 1863 32APSK-CCM of the MIS transponder, the software 28 Atlantic Bird 1 12.5W 12718 H 36513 ACM will then read in the available channels 29 Telestar12 15W 10996 H 5307 32APSK-FEC 3/4  ACM/VCM and store them. With that you‘ve read 30 Telstar12 15W 11495 H 5750 16APSK in the first of multiple transponder 31 Telstar12 15W 11497 V 5595 32APSK streams on that transponder. Now you 32 NSS 7 22W 11571 H 5108 32APSK-ACM/VCM would repeat these steps as often as 33 NSS 7 22 W 11574 H 5108 8PSK-FEC 3/4-ACM/VCM necessary until all the streams in the 34 NSS 7 22 W 10968 H 1033 8PSK-FEC 3/4-ACM/VCM „Input Stream Identify“ field have been 35 NSS 7 22 W 11654 H 3671 32APSK-FEC 3/4-ACM/VCM selected and read in. You‘ll be amazed! 36 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 10889 H 29999 16APSK-ACM/VCM With each newly selected stream the 37 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 11789 V 3750 8PSK – FEC 2/3 – ACM/VCM TV software will recognize an entirely 38 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 11800 V 5236 16APSK – FEC 2/3 -ACM/VCM new set of channels, all on the same 39 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 11853 V 8947 8PSK – FEC 2/3 – ACM/VCM frequency! 40 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 11909 V 7199 8PSK – FEC 3/5 – CCM 41 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 11924 V 5667 32APSK – FEC 3/4 – ACM/VCM For our tests we used the 12718 MHz 42 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 12013 V 30000 QPSK – FEC ?/? – ACM/VCM transponder on ATLANTIC BIRD 1 at 43 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 12151 V 3700 QPSK – FEC5/6 – ACM/VCM 12.5° west on which are four fully in- 44 Hispasat 1C/1D/1E 30W 12591 H 30000 ACM/VCM? dependent transponder streams that 45 Telstar 11N 37.5W 11019 V 8229 32APSK each carry their own set of program- 46 Telstar 11N 37.5W 11065 V 2060 ? ming. The bandwidth is enough for 47 Telstar 11N 37.5 W 11499 H 2316 16APSK-ACM/CCM 11 channels in SD resolution or up to 48 Telstar 11N 37.5W 11507 H 2640 ACM three in HD or 3D. Naturally, all of the 49 Telstar 11N 37.5 W 11646 H 3846 8PSK-ACM/VCM typical features, such as EPG or lan- 50 Telstar 11N 37.5 W 12349 H 2316 16APSK-ACM/CCM guage selection, are available with MIS 51 Telstar 11N 37.5 W 12496 H 3846 8PSK-ACM/CCM reception. The only difference with CCM is the number of available tran- 52 Telstar 11N 37.5W 12549 H 1034 32APSK sponder streams per transponder. 53 Intelsat 14 45W 11523 H 9800 ACM 54 Intelsat 805 55.5W 4162 H 7200 8PSK – FEC 3/5 – ACM/VCM The abbreviation MIS is something 55 AMC 6 72W 11628 H 15166 16APSK – FEC 4/5 – ACM/VCM we‘ll all have to start getting used to 56 AMC 6 72W 11644 H 10425 QPSK – FEC: 3/4 – ACM/VCM seeing more often. Gradually, more 57 AMC 6 72W 11674 H 11500 8PSK – FEC: 3/4 – ACM/VCM and more programming providers will 58 AMC 2 79W 11792 V 1000 32APSK begin taking advantage of this new 59 Galaxy 28 89.0W 11760 H 30000 8APSK/ACM/VCM technology and once this happens the 60 SES-1 101W 3996 V 15120 2/3 FEC VCM need for compatible satellite receivers 61 Galaxy 13 127W 11720 H 20330 32APSK will naturally grow.■ Currently active MIS Satellite Transponders www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 243
  • 191. DVB-S2 MIS ReceptionThomas HaringThree of the four transponderstreams transmitted by ATLANTIC BIRD 1. MIScompatible receivers or PC cards will choose the streams best suited in thecircumstance, depending on the signal level at the reception site. In this example,viewers in the center of beam with the maximum level of signal quality can watchLA7s 3D test transmissions, whilst viewers in fringe areas of beam with a lessgood signal level can only view the HD channels and viewers outside beam willonly get channels in SD. MIS compatible satellite receivers will choose the streamaccording to the signal level available. Special softwares as the TBS6925 TSRecorder from Tenow allows the viewer to choose individually the desired stream. 352.5°E Network Name TIMB4 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ATLANTIC BIRD 1 12.718H Remark MIS PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 18 0x0012 EIT - 39.17 0.17 N/A 761 0x02F9 PMT - 15.04 0.07 LA7 test 3D 757 0x02F5 H.264 Video - 9232.66 41.14 LA7 HD 104 0x0068 AAC Audio - 26.64 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 756 0x02F4 PMT - 15.04 0.07 LA7 HD 762 0x02FA H.264 Video - 9232.39 41.14 LA7 test 3D 102 0x0066 AAC Audio - 26.64 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.04 0.07 N/A 101 0x0065 H.264 Video - 1801.87 8.03 LA7 test MOSAICO 105 0x0069 AAC Audio - 26.55 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.51 0.01 N/A 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 1158.70 5.16 N/A 103 0x0067 AAC Audio - 26.55 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 17 0x0011 SDT - 1.58 0.01 N/A 763 0x02FB MPEG Audio - 394.77 1.76 LA7 test 3D 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.13 0.07 N/A 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.28 0.00 N/A 758 0x02F6 MPEG Audio - 394.68 1.76 LA7 HD 771 0x0303 PMT - 15.04 0.07 LA7 test MOSAICO 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.09 0.00 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 92 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11101.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 925 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11101.ts 352.5°E Network Name TIMB2 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ATLANTIC BIRD 1 12.718H Remark MIS PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 791 0x0317 MPEG Audio - 198.71 0.89 RTL 102.5 TV 490 0x01EA PMT - 15.05 0.07 RTL 102.5 757 0x02F5 H.264 Video - 8717.97 38.86 LA7 HD 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 193.95 0.86 N/A 290 0x0122 PMT - 15.05 0.07 RTL 102.5 TV 770 0x0302 H.264 Video - 4112.51 18.33 LA7D HD 651 0x028B MPEG Audio - 135.94 0.61 Padre Pio TV 269 0x010D PMT - 15.05 0.07 ROVI 766 0x02FE H.264 Video - 3089.98 13.77 MTV HD 7094 0x1BB6 Data - 35.05 0.16 ROVI 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.05 0.07 N/A 790 0x0316 MPEG2 Video - 2567.23 11.44 RTL 102.5 TV 7041 0x1B81 Data - 23.86 0.11 ROVI 7040 0x1B80 Data - 4.65 0.02 ROVI 650 0x028A MPEG2 Video - 1465.59 6.53 Padre Pio TV 33 0x0021 PMT - 15.15 0.07 MTV MUSIC HD 17 0x0011 SDT - 2.97 0.01 N/A 772 0x0304 AC3 Audio - 423.75 1.89 LA7D HD 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.15 0.07 N/A 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.48 0.01 N/A 759 0x02F7 AC3 Audio - 423.75 1.89 LA7 HD 769 0x0301 PMT - 15.05 0.07 LA7D HD 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.30 0.00 N/A 768 0x0300 AC3 Audio - 423.65 1.89 MTV HD 765 0x02FD PMT - 15.05 0.07 MTV HD 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.20 0.00 N/A 18 0x0012 EIT - 259.40 1.16 N/A 756 0x02F4 PMT - 15.05 0.07 LA7 HD 792 0x0318 MPEG Audio - 200.78 0.90 RTL 102.5 549 0x0225 PMT - 15.05 0.07 Padre Pio TV TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 92 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11102.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 926 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11102.ts 352.5°E Network Name TIMB3 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ATLANTIC BIRD 1 12.718H Remark MIS PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 1458 0x05B2 MPEG Audio - 132.51 0.59 frisbee 1512 0x05E8 PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7 News On Demand 6112 0x17E0 MPEG2 Video - 5023.91 22.39 LA7 982 0x03D6 MPEG Audio - 132.51 0.59 K2 1461 0x05B5 PMT - 15.08 0.07 frisbee 6122 0x17EA MPEG2 Video - 2874.71 12.81 LA7D 990 0x03DE MHP - 94.15 0.42 CUBOVISION 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.08 0.07 N/A 6132 0x17F4 MPEG2 Video - 2567.58 11.44 MTV MUSIC 6111 0x17DF PMT - 30.16 0.13 LA7 6151 0x1807 PMT - 15.00 0.07 LA7D 6117 0x17E5 MPEG2 Video - 2465.31 10.99 MTV 6160 0x1810 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV 6150 0x1806 PMT - 15.00 0.07 LA7 1457 0x05B1 MPEG2 Video - 2362.96 10.53 frisbee 6157 0x180D PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7ondemand 1511 0x05E7 PMT - 15.00 0.07 K2 981 0x03D5 MPEG2 Video - 2362.88 10.53 K2 6152 0x1808 PMT - 15.08 0.07 LA7D 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.00 0.07 N/A 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 1262.97 5.63 N/A 6141 0x17FD PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV MUSIC 590 0x024E Private Sections - 6.09 0.03 N/A 2039 0x07F7 MPEG2 Video - 433.78 1.93 La7ondemand 6131 0x17F3 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV MUSIC 7080 0x1BA8 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A 6133 0x17F5 MPEG Audio - 394.71 1.76 MTV MUSIC 6116 0x17E4 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV 7010 0x1B62 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A 6118 0x17E6 MPEG Audio - 394.71 1.76 MTV 6106 0x17DA PMT - 15.08 0.07 CUBOVISION 7000 0x1B58 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A 6113 0x17E1 MPEG Audio - 263.61 1.17 LA7 1551 0x060F PMT - 15.08 0.07 PIU‘ SERVIZI 577 0x0241 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A 18 0x0012 EIT - 259.63 1.16 N/A 1546 0x060A PMT - 15.08 0.07 PORTALE SERVIZI TELECOM 400 0x0190 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A 7011 0x1B63 MHP - 244.39 1.09 LA7 1541 0x0605 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV MUSIC On Demand 17 0x0011 SDT - 4.45 0.02 N/A 6120 0x17E8 Teletext - 188.37 0.84 MTV 1536 0x0600 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV+ On Demand 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.42 0.01 N/A 6115 0x17E3 Teletext - 150.71 0.67 LA7 1531 0x05FB PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7 Servizi On Demand 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.63 0.00 N/A 7001 0x1B59 MHP - 144.31 0.64 LA7 1526 0x05F6 PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7D On Demand 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.23 0.00 N/A 7081 0x1BA9 MHP - 144.23 0.64 LA7 1521 0x05F1 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV On Demand 6123 0x17EB MPEG Audio - 132.51 0.59 LA7D 1516 0x05EC PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV News On Demand TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 92 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11103.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 926 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11103.ts244 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 192. 1 23 541. To identify MIS (Multiple Input Stream) transmissions, youenter in the reception parameters in the TBS Recorder program.This program is included with the Tenow TBS6925 PC card. TheInput Stream Identifiers recognized by the software are listed inthe lower-most drop-down menu.2. The channels that were found can be viewed in a TV Viewer 3,4. The TBS6925 can receive the channels that were found.such as DVBViewer; for example, LA7 on ATLANTIC BIRD 1 at 5. The Tenow software‘s scan function finds the corresponding12.5° west. channels. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 245
  • 193. COMPANY REPORT Satellite Information Website BSD, Brasil Benni‘s BSD TELE-satellite Magazine Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/12/01/portal-bsd Direct Contact to Sales Manager246 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 194. • Operates Brazil’s largest digital TV website• Engaged in the further education of digital TVantenna installers• Planning his own IPTV channel all about digitaltechnology• Living his dream with his own worldwide radiostation www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 247
  • 195. COMPANY REPORT Satellite Information Website BSD, BrasilAlways ActiveWhen it Hasto Do withDigital TV ë Jundiaí (São Paulo) ■ Marcus Bernardini, aka Benni, in his garden. In the background is his 5.0- meter antenna as well as his 1.5-meter dish. Benni is the operator of the www. portalbsd.com.br website that focuses on satellite interests in Brazil.248 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 196. What does a radio announcer do when his hobby is digital technology? Exactly, he creates a digital TV web- site, starts his own radio channel and is seriously thinking about starting his own IPTV channel all about digital tech- nology. At least these are the areas in which Marcus Bernardini (you can just call him ‘Benni’) is very active. It turns out that his website www.portalbsd. com.br is the largest source of informa- tion for satellite enthusiasts in Brazil and because of this we decided to find out more about it. ■ Benni installed antennas on this tower for the reception of terrestrial channels. The offset ‘Benni’ lives in the city of Jundiai antenna provides him wireless which is located 58 km out of the capi- Internet. tal São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. But250 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 197. there’s more to his home than just the able”, admits Benni. He worked for ter diameter dish that I used to receivesatellite dishes on the outside; he also many years as an announcer at the lo- popular Brazilian TV channels.” Thehas an entire room in his house that is a cal radio station; he produced jungles changeover from plain TV viewer to TVfully functional audio studio. From here and read off ads on the air. He earned hobbyist came when he read a reporthe operates his own Internet radio sta- good money and founded his own pro- covering digitalization and at the sametion that can be heard around the world duction company with some partners. time stumbled on a group of satelliteat www.radiobsd.com.br and is also In 2010, however, he burned himself enthusiasts that called themselvestransmitted via satellite on via some out and decided to turn his live around. “Brasilsat Digital” and is still active to-brasilian cable networks. Since he was He handed over control of his company day as an Internet discussion group.a radio announcer for many years, he is to his partners and only occasionally “I learned quite a lot from them andquite familiar with jingles and announc- jumps in as a spokesman. As he sees became very fascinated with satelliteing so that his program comes across it, his main job now is to promote his reception.” Benni realized that, “backas being very professional. website www.portalbsd.com.br. then there were no websites that gave you information on satellites, TV chan- But his radio station is just a hobby “In the year 2000 I became really nels and reception equipment for Bra-for him. “I love this music and with my interested in satellite reception”, re- zil.”own radio station I have fulfilled my members Benni. “Back then I alreadydream. But it’s not financially profit- had a satellite system with a 2.85-me- That led to the start of his own web- site. “In the meantime we have grown dramatically. There are 15,000 mem- bers in our forum; our information da- tabases are constantly being kept up to date by roughly 10 helping hands.” An important component of his website is the answers provided to technical questions. “Our members answer tech- nical questions quickly and as detailed as possible”, says Benni referring to the users of his website. Over the years Benni has built up some good contacts with Brazilian sat- ellite dealers. “Many of these companies have banner ads with us and this gives us the means to continue to expand our website.” Benni has a dream to start his own IPTV channel that would deal with the subject of digital technology. “We have already produced the first set of videos, for example, marking the oc- casion of digital TV trade shows here in Sao Paulo.” If you visit the website www.portalbsd.com.br you can view the videos. “Our work places great em- phasis on providing digital technology information to installers and we are planning a ‘Distance Learning’ series. The most important elements of digital TV technology would be presented in short videos.” Benni has a lot of plans. His activi- ties always revolve around the subject of digital TV. He gets closer to his goal with every passing day: “This will be the headquarters for audio and video technology information.” It’s an ambi- tious goal and Benni is always a step closer to it with the help of his friends. ■ Benni in his control room. From here he runs his BSD website “Brasil Sat Digital” with his direct collaborators Danilo (Webmaster), Valdecir, Crispim, André, Gilson and Richard. More than 10 indirect collaborators update daily the technical data. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 251
  • 198. ■ Benni can be seen here in his element.He is an announcer by trade and hasbeen operating his own 24-hour Internetradio station BSD from his home since2008. It can be heard around the world atwww.radiobsd.com.br252 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 199. www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 253
  • 200. TRANSPONDER STREAMS TELE-satellite Technical Service °E 9. 2 35 London London New York Porto Porto Sao PauloDIGITAL TVTransponder Streamsaround theWORLD254 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 201. 5 H OR )T 1 °W RD AT M AD 0. 8 T BI A KS KO APE( HO ST R TU R TE L PAL °E A °E °E 13 °E 42 8 3° E 19 10 11 Amsterdam Munich Munich Vienna Vienna Eilat Doha Shenzhen www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 255
  • 202. 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- 921.74 4.75 N/A 112 0x0070 PMT - 15.08 0.08 NTDTV 4114 0x1012 EIT - 2.73 0.01 N/A 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 780.78 4.02 N/A 96 0x0060 PMT - 15.08 0.08 SinoVSN 4113 0x1011 EIT - 2.73 0.01 N/A 52 0x0034 AC3 Audio - 197.63 1.02 WMBC DT 64 0x0040 PMT - 15.08 0.08 MBN 4115 0x1013 EIT - 2.54 0.01 N/A 84 0x0054 AC3 Audio - 103.54 0.53 CGN-TV 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.08 0.08 N/A 8186 0x1FFA ? - 1.56 0.01 N/A 164 0x00A4 AC3 Audio - 103.50 0.53 WDNJ 144 0x0090 PMT - 15.04 0.08 KCBN 4623 0x120F ETT - 0.20 0.00 N/A 148 0x0094 AC3 Audio - 103.50 0.53 KCBN 128 0x0080 PMT - 15.04 0.08 Azteca TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 89 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/ATSC/US/NewYork-Ch63-1110.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 729 MB www.transponderstream.com/ATSC/US/NewYork-Ch63-1110.ts DVB-Ccable PTPortugal PT Network Name Cabo Porto Recording Vitor Martins Augusto Transmitter Porto Channel 48 PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 6288 0x1890 MPEG2 Video - 1766.40 4.64 Rússia 24 6289 0x1891 MPEG Audio - 131.63 0.35 Rússia 24 6256 0x1870 MPEG2 Video - 3772.57 9.91 BNT World 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 1509.76 3.97 N/A 6241 0x1861 MPEG Audio - 131.63 0.35 RTR-Planeta 6176 0x1820 MPEG2 Video - 3304.36 8.68 Deutsche Welle 817 0x0331 PMT - 297.58 0.78 _Service 4 6209 0x1841 MPEG Audio - 131.63 0.35 Phoenix CNE 6192 0x1830 MPEG2 Video - 3283.63 8.63 Inter+ 7563 0x1D8B MPEG Audio - 263.44 0.69 Aljazeera 6305 0x18A1 MPEG Audio - 101.98 0.27 Eurosport 2 6304 0x18A0 MPEG2 Video - 3203.01 8.42 Eurosport 2 6177 0x1821 MPEG Audio - 203.87 0.54 Deutsche Welle 6225 0x1851 MPEG Audio - 73.24 0.19 Phoenix Infonews 7562 0x1D8A MPEG2 Video - 3151.46 8.28 Aljazeera 18 0x0012 EIT - 198.70 0.52 N/A 17 0x0011 SDT - 55.15 0.14 N/A 6352 0x18D0 MPEG2 Video - 3000.76 7.89 RAI News 6257 0x1871 MPEG Audio - 198.66 0.52 BNT World 0 0x0000 PAT - 37.52 0.10 N/A 6208 0x1840 MPEG2 Video - 2823.47 7.42 Phoenix CNE 33 0x0021 Private Sections - 198.07 0.52 N/A 1 0x0001 CAT - 24.74 0.07 N/A 6240 0x1860 MPEG2 Video - 2621.93 6.89 RTR-Planeta 6353 0x18D1 MPEG Audio - 196.90 0.52 RAI News 16 0x0010 NIT - 21.59 0.06 N/A 6160 0x1810 MPEG2 Video - 2537.14 6.67 Cubavisión Internacional 6161 0x1811 MPEG Audio - 138.06 0.36 Cubavisión Internacional 20 0x0014 TOT - 2.70 0.01 N/A 6272 0x1880 MPEG2 Video - 2325.39 6.11 TVR International 6193 0x1831 MPEG Audio - 138.02 0.36 Inter+ 6224 0x1850 MPEG2 Video - 2078.96 5.46 Phoenix Infonews 6273 0x1881 MPEG Audio - 132.39 0.35 TVR International TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 1 Min, File Size: 286 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-C/PT/Porto-Ch48-1109.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 1425 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-C/PT/Porto-Ch48-1109.ts256 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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PT Network Name Cabo Porto Recording Vitor Martins Augusto Transmitter Porto Channel 54 Remark Nagravision 3PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 8144 0x1FD0 Private Sections - 200.03 0.53 N/A 6760 0x1A68 Data - 100.02 0.26 Canal de Teste5184 0x1440 MPEG2 Video $ 5827.72 15.32 TVI 8096 0x1FA0 Private Sections - 200.01 0.53 N/A 119 0x0077 ECM/EMM - 92.30 0.24 N/A7968 0x1F20 MPEG2 Video $ 4930.85 12.97 SIC Notícias 5185 0x1441 MPEG Audio $ 198.53 0.52 TVI 17 0x0011 SDT - 56.40 0.15 N/A5168 0x1430 MPEG2 Video $ 3740.60 9.84 SIC 5233 0x1471 MPEG Audio $ 198.51 0.52 Canal Panda 217 0x00D9 ? - 56.30 0.15 N/A7210 0x1C2A MPEG2 Video $ 3603.73 9.48 RTP Informação 5169 0x1431 MPEG Audio $ 198.51 0.52 SIC 0 0x0000 PAT - 37.51 0.10 N/A5152 0x1420 MPEG2 Video $ 3562.78 9.37 RTP 2 5153 0x1421 MPEG Audio $ 198.51 0.52 RTP 2 1 0x0001 CAT - 24.70 0.06 N/A8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 3027.04 7.96 N/A 5137 0x1411 MPEG Audio $ 198.51 0.52 RTP 1 16 0x0010 NIT - 21.76 0.06 N/A5136 0x1410 MPEG2 Video $ 2988.99 7.86 RTP 1 7969 0x1F21 MPEG Audio $ 198.48 0.52 SIC Notícias 1193 0x04A9 ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 Panda Biggs5232 0x1470 MPEG2 Video $ 2266.82 5.96 Canal Panda 7649 0x1DE1 MPEG Audio $ 198.48 0.52 Panda Biggs 1166 0x048E ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 RTP Informação7648 0x1DE0 MPEG2 Video $ 2087.22 5.49 Panda Biggs 7211 0x1C2B MPEG Audio $ 198.48 0.52 RTP Informação 1017 0x03F9 ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 SIC Notícias18 0x0012 EIT - 696.07 1.83 N/A 33 0x0021 Private Sections - 198.18 0.52 N/A 1006 0x03EE ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 Canal Panda6743 0x1A57 ? - 350.08 0.92 N/A 5280 0x14A0 MPEG2 Video - 195.96 0.52 Canal de Teste 1003 0x03EB ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 TVI6772 0x1A74 Data - 300.07 0.79 DSMCC - IPPV 5138 0x1412 Teletext - 188.10 0.49 RTP 1 1002 0x03EA ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 SIC817 0x0331 PMT - 297.25 0.78 Canal de Teste 6776 0x1A78 Data - 170.04 0.45 DSMCC - RADIOS 1001 0x03E9 ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 RTP 25186 0x1442 Teletext - 263.26 0.69 TVI 8162 0x1FE2 Private Sections - 150.02 0.39 N/A 1000 0x03E8 ECM/EMM - 15.05 0.04 RTP 15170 0x1432 Teletext - 225.63 0.59 SIC 8128 0x1FC0 Private Sections - 150.02 0.39 N/A 216 0x00D8 ? - 8.38 0.02 N/A8160 0x1FE0 Private Sections - 200.03 0.53 N/A 8176 0x1FF0 Private Sections - 100.02 0.26 N/A 20 0x0014 TOT - 2.74 0.01 N/ATELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 1 Min, File Size: 273 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-C/PT/Porto-Ch54-1109.tsTransponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients OnlyDuration: 5 Min, File Size: 1401 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-C/PT/Porto-Ch54-1109.tsDVB-Ssatellite19°EASTRA 19°E Network Name ASTRA1 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ASTRA 11.023H Remark 3D side-by-sidePID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 2062 0x080E MPEG Audio - 138.13 0.41 Radio Beograd 34 0x0022 PMT - 18.85 0.06 3D Tile Format8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 13188.42 38.98 N/A 2052 0x0804 MPEG Audio - 137.98 0.41 RTS SAT 32 0x0020 PMT - 18.85 0.06 ASTRA 3D demo33 0x0021 H.264 Video - 8188.04 24.20 ASTRA 3D demo 641 0x0281 MPEG Audio - 131.63 0.39 AB Channel 5220 0x1464 PMT - 18.77 0.06 AB Channel2091 0x082B MPEG2 Video - 6173.50 18.25 ASTRA Caption 1701 0x06A5 PCR - 42.72 0.13 N/A 1 0x0001 CAT - 3.77 0.01 N/A2051 0x0803 MPEG2 Video - 3547.00 10.48 RTS SAT 1301 0x0515 PCR - 42.72 0.13 N/A 0 0x0000 PAT - 3.77 0.01 N/A640 0x0280 MPEG2 Video - 1430.39 4.23 AB Channel 2060 0x080C PMT - 18.85 0.06 Radio Beograd 16 0x0010 NIT - 2.00 0.01 N/A36 0x0024 Private Data - 459.99 1.36 ASTRA 3D demo 2050 0x0802 PMT - 18.85 0.06 RTS SAT 17 0x0011 SDT - 1.77 0.01 N/A642 0x0282 Teletext - 225.71 0.67 AB Channel 1112 0x0458 PMT - 18.85 0.06 ASTRA Caption 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.15 0.00 N/ATELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 30 Sec, File Size: 130 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/019/ASTRA-11023H-1110.tsTransponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients OnlyDuration: 5 Min, File Size: 1272 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/019/ASTRA-11023H-1110.ts108°E TELKOM 1 108°E Network Name Tandberg Recording Vincent Witjhun Transmitter TELKOM 1 4.084HPID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 0 0x0000 PAT - 3,76 0,05 N/A 17 0x0011 SDT - 0,81 0,01 N/A33 0x0021 MPEG2 Video - 7324,15 94,76 Trans TV 1 32 0x0020 PMT - 3,62 0,05 TV 1 Trans 1 0x0001 CAT - 0,81 0,01 N/A36 0x0024 MPEG Audio - 394,26 5,10 Trans TV 1 18 0x0012 EIT - 1,61 0,02 N/A 16 0x0010 NIT - 0,13 0,00 N/ATELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 30 Sec, File Size: 10 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/108/TELKOM-4084H-1109.ts 108°E Network Name DSNG Codec Recording Vincent Witjhun Transmitter TELKOM 1 4.097HPID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 8190 0x1FFE PCR - 38,23 0,95 N/A 17 0x0011 SDT - 7,55 0,19 N/A308 0x0134 MPEG2 Video - 3423,84 84,72 JTV-REK 32 0x0020 PMT - 7,55 0,19 JTV-REK 16 0x0010 NIT - 7,55 0,19 N/A257 0x0101 MPEG Audio - 263,16 6,51 JTV-REK 20 0x0014 TOT - 7,55 0,19 N/A 1 0x0001 CAT - 7,55 0,19 N/A256 0x0100 MPEG Audio - 263,16 6,51 JTV-REK 18 0x0012 EIT - 7,55 0,19 N/A 0 0x0000 PAT - 7,55 0,19 N/ATELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 30 Sec, File Size: 15 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/108/TELKOM-4097H-1109.ts www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 257
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TRANSPONDER STREAMS TELE-satellite Technical Service 113°EPALAPA D 113°E Network Name ASIALINK Recording Vincent Witjhun Transmitter PALAPA D 3.785H PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 8190 0x1FFE PCR - 39.46 0.53 N/A 17 0x0011 SDT - 0.83 0.01 N/A 308 0x0134 MPEG2 Video - 6810.44 92.07 ASIALINK 32 0x0020 PMT - 3.74 0.05 ASIALINK 1 0x0001 CAT - 0.83 0.01 N/A 256 0x0100 MPEG Audio - 272.61 3.69 ASIALINK 0 0x0000 PAT - 3.74 0.05 N/A 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.28 0.00 N/A 257 0x0101 MPEG Audio - 263.47 3.56 ASIALINK 18 0x0012 EIT - 1.66 0.02 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 10 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/113/PALAPA-3785H-1109.ts 113°E Network Name Indosat 01 Recording Vincent Witjhun Transmitter PALAPA D 4.080H PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 1803 0x070B MPEG Audio - 262.54 0.79 Ch 18 107 0x006B PMT - 13.25 0.04 CH7 513 0x0201 MPEG2 Video - 6136.76 18.47 MetroTV 666 0x029A MPEG Audio - 262.54 0.79 POP FM 106 0x006A PMT - 13.25 0.04 CH6 516 0x0204 MPEG2 Video - 2688.50 8.09 NHK 665 0x0299 MPEG Audio - 262.54 0.79 BBC 104 0x0068 PMT - 13.25 0.04 Spacetoon 519 0x0207 H.264 Video - 2557.16 7.69 CH10 658 0x0292 MPEG Audio - 262.54 0.79 CH11 103 0x0067 PMT - 13.25 0.04 CH3 512 0x0200 MPEG2 Video - 2412.66 7.26 CH3 655 0x028F MPEG Audio - 262.54 0.79 CH6 102 0x0066 PMT - 13.25 0.04 MetroTV 515 0x0203 MPEG2 Video - 2305.19 6.94 Spacetoon 1804 0x070C MPEG Audio - 131.67 0.40 Rodja 2900 0x0B54 PMT - 13.20 0.04 Radio 19 514 0x0202 MPEG2 Video - 2098.78 6.32 Lejel 2001 0x07D1 MPEG Audio - 66.18 0.20 Reda Crossa 2800 0x0AF0 PMT - 13.20 0.04 Rodja 2102 0x0836 MPEG2 Video - 2083.89 6.27 CH 20 1904 0x0770 MPEG Audio - 66.18 0.20 Radio 19 2100 0x0834 PMT - 13.20 0.04 CH 20 1902 0x076E MPEG2 Video - 2057.68 6.19 Ch 19 8190 0x1FFE PCR - 44.28 0.13 N/A 2000 0x07D0 PMT - 13.20 0.04 Reda Crossa 1802 0x070A MPEG2 Video - 2053.75 6.18 Ch 18 202 0x00CA PCR - 39.65 0.12 N/A 1900 0x076C PMT - 13.20 0.04 Ch 19 518 0x0206 MPEG2 Video - 1760.92 5.30 CH7 2101 0x0835 PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 1800 0x0708 PMT - 13.20 0.04 Ch 18 517 0x0205 MPEG2 Video - 1557.64 4.69 CH6 1901 0x076D PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 117 0x0075 PMT - 13.20 0.04 POP FM 520 0x0208 H.264 Video - 511.41 1.54 CH11 211 0x00D3 PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 116 0x0074 PMT - 13.20 0.04 BBC 664 0x0298 MPEG Audio - 262.63 0.79 MTA FM 210 0x00D2 PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 115 0x0073 PMT - 13.20 0.04 68H 1903 0x076F MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 Ch 19 207 0x00CF PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 114 0x0072 PMT - 13.20 0.04 MTA FM 657 0x0291 MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 CH10 206 0x00CE PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 111 0x006F PMT - 13.20 0.04 CH11 656 0x0290 MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 CH7 205 0x00CD PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 110 0x006E PMT - 13.20 0.04 CH10 654 0x028E MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 NHK 204 0x00CC PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 105 0x0069 PMT - 13.20 0.04 NHK 653 0x028D MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 Spacetoon 203 0x00CB PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 101 0x0065 PMT - 13.20 0.04 Lejel 652 0x028C MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 Lejel 201 0x00C9 PCR - 39.60 0.12 N/A 17 0x0011 SDT - 4.54 0.01 N/A 651 0x028B MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 MetroTV 1801 0x0709 PCR - 39.55 0.12 N/A 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.19 0.00 N/A 650 0x028A MPEG Audio - 262.59 0.79 CH3 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.03 0.05 N/A 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.05 0.00 N/A 2103 0x0837 MPEG Audio - 262.54 0.79 CH 20 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.03 0.05 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 1 Min, File Size: 133 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/113/PALAPA-4080H-1110.ts 352.5°E ATLANTIC BIRD 1 352.5°E Network Name TIMB4 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ATLANTIC BIRD 1 12.718H Remark MIS PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 18 0x0012 EIT - 39.17 0.17 N/A 761 0x02F9 PMT - 15.04 0.07 LA7 test 3D 757 0x02F5 H.264 Video - 9232.66 41.14 LA7 HD 104 0x0068 AAC Audio - 26.64 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 756 0x02F4 PMT - 15.04 0.07 LA7 HD 762 0x02FA H.264 Video - 9232.39 41.14 LA7 test 3D 102 0x0066 AAC Audio - 26.64 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.04 0.07 N/A 101 0x0065 H.264 Video - 1801.87 8.03 LA7 test MOSAICO 105 0x0069 AAC Audio - 26.55 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.51 0.01 N/A 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 1158.70 5.16 N/A 103 0x0067 AAC Audio - 26.55 0.12 LA7 test MOSAICO 17 0x0011 SDT - 1.58 0.01 N/A 763 0x02FB MPEG Audio - 394.77 1.76 LA7 test 3D 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.13 0.07 N/A 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.28 0.00 N/A 758 0x02F6 MPEG Audio - 394.68 1.76 LA7 HD 771 0x0303 PMT - 15.04 0.07 LA7 test MOSAICO 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.09 0.00 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 92 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11101.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 925 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11101.ts 352.5°E Network Name TIMB2 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ATLANTIC BIRD 1 12.718H Remark MIS PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 791 0x0317 MPEG Audio - 198.71 0.89 RTL 102.5 TV 490 0x01EA PMT - 15.05 0.07 RTL 102.5 757 0x02F5 H.264 Video - 8717.97 38.86 LA7 HD 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 193.95 0.86 N/A 290 0x0122 PMT - 15.05 0.07 RTL 102.5 TV 770 0x0302 H.264 Video - 4112.51 18.33 LA7D HD 651 0x028B MPEG Audio - 135.94 0.61 Padre Pio TV 269 0x010D PMT - 15.05 0.07 ROVI 766 0x02FE H.264 Video - 3089.98 13.77 MTV HD 7094 0x1BB6 Data - 35.05 0.16 ROVI 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.05 0.07 N/A 790 0x0316 MPEG2 Video - 2567.23 11.44 RTL 102.5 TV 7041 0x1B81 Data - 23.86 0.11 ROVI 7040 0x1B80 Data - 4.65 0.02 ROVI 650 0x028A MPEG2 Video - 1465.59 6.53 Padre Pio TV 33 0x0021 PMT - 15.15 0.07 MTV MUSIC HD 17 0x0011 SDT - 2.97 0.01 N/A 772 0x0304 AC3 Audio - 423.75 1.89 LA7D HD 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.15 0.07 N/A 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.48 0.01 N/A 759 0x02F7 AC3 Audio - 423.75 1.89 LA7 HD 769 0x0301 PMT - 15.05 0.07 LA7D HD 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.30 0.00 N/A 768 0x0300 AC3 Audio - 423.65 1.89 MTV HD 765 0x02FD PMT - 15.05 0.07 MTV HD 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.20 0.00 N/A 18 0x0012 EIT - 259.40 1.16 N/A 756 0x02F4 PMT - 15.05 0.07 LA7 HD 792 0x0318 MPEG Audio - 200.78 0.90 RTL 102.5 549 0x0225 PMT - 15.05 0.07 Padre Pio TV TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 92 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11102.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 926 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11102.ts258 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  • 205. 352.5°E Network Name TIMB3 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter ATLANTIC BIRD 1 12.718H Remark MISPID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 1458 0x05B2 MPEG Audio - 132.51 0.59 frisbee 1512 0x05E8 PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7 News On Demand6112 0x17E0 MPEG2 Video - 5023.91 22.39 LA7 982 0x03D6 MPEG Audio - 132.51 0.59 K2 1461 0x05B5 PMT - 15.08 0.07 frisbee6122 0x17EA MPEG2 Video - 2874.71 12.81 LA7D 990 0x03DE MHP - 94.15 0.42 CUBOVISION 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.08 0.07 N/A6132 0x17F4 MPEG2 Video - 2567.58 11.44 MTV MUSIC 6111 0x17DF PMT - 30.16 0.13 LA7 6151 0x1807 PMT - 15.00 0.07 LA7D6117 0x17E5 MPEG2 Video - 2465.31 10.99 MTV 6160 0x1810 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV 6150 0x1806 PMT - 15.00 0.07 LA71457 0x05B1 MPEG2 Video - 2362.96 10.53 frisbee 6157 0x180D PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7ondemand 1511 0x05E7 PMT - 15.00 0.07 K2981 0x03D5 MPEG2 Video - 2362.88 10.53 K2 6152 0x1808 PMT - 15.08 0.07 LA7D 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.00 0.07 N/A8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 1262.97 5.63 N/A 6141 0x17FD PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV MUSIC 590 0x024E Private Sections - 6.09 0.03 N/A2039 0x07F7 MPEG2 Video - 433.78 1.93 La7ondemand 6131 0x17F3 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV MUSIC 7080 0x1BA8 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A6133 0x17F5 MPEG Audio - 394.71 1.76 MTV MUSIC 6116 0x17E4 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV 7010 0x1B62 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A6118 0x17E6 MPEG Audio - 394.71 1.76 MTV 6106 0x17DA PMT - 15.08 0.07 CUBOVISION 7000 0x1B58 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A6113 0x17E1 MPEG Audio - 263.61 1.17 LA7 1551 0x060F PMT - 15.08 0.07 PIU‘ SERVIZI 577 0x0241 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A18 0x0012 EIT - 259.63 1.16 N/A 1546 0x060A PMT - 15.08 0.07 PORTALE SERVIZI TELECOM 400 0x0190 Private Sections - 6.02 0.03 N/A7011 0x1B63 MHP - 244.39 1.09 LA7 1541 0x0605 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV MUSIC On Demand 17 0x0011 SDT - 4.45 0.02 N/A6120 0x17E8 Teletext - 188.37 0.84 MTV 1536 0x0600 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV+ On Demand 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.42 0.01 N/A6115 0x17E3 Teletext - 150.71 0.67 LA7 1531 0x05FB PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7 Servizi On Demand 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.63 0.00 N/A7001 0x1B59 MHP - 144.31 0.64 LA7 1526 0x05F6 PMT - 15.08 0.07 La7D On Demand 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.23 0.00 N/A7081 0x1BA9 MHP - 144.23 0.64 LA7 1521 0x05F1 PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV On Demand6123 0x17EB MPEG Audio - 132.51 0.59 LA7D 1516 0x05EC PMT - 15.08 0.07 MTV News On DemandTELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 30 Sec, File Size: 92 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11103.tsTransponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients OnlyDuration: 5 Min, File Size: 926 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S/352/ATLANTICBIRD-12718H-11103.tsDVB-S2satellite13°EHOTBIRD 13°E Network Name EUTELSAT 13 EAST Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter HOTBIRD 10.971H Remark HD testsPID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 547 0x0223 Teletext - 263.18 0.46 TSR2 HD 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.03 0.03 N/A532 0x0214 H.264 Video $ 10500.60 18.26 TSR1 HD 517 0x0205 Teletext - 263.18 0.46 SF zwei HD 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.03 0.03 N/A542 0x021E H.264 Video $ 10500.55 18.26 TSR2 HD 543 0x021F MPEG Audio $ 198.50 0.35 TSR2 HD 541 0x021D PMT - 13.61 0.02 TSR2 HD512 0x0200 H.264 Video $ 10500.55 18.26 SF zwei HD 514 0x0202 MPEG Audio $ 198.50 0.35 SF zwei HD 531 0x0213 PMT - 13.61 0.02 TSR1 HD502 0x01F6 H.264 Video $ 10500.55 18.26 SF 1 HD 544 0x0220 MPEG Audio $ 198.45 0.35 TSR2 HD 511 0x01FF PMT - 13.61 0.02 SF zwei HD8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 9526.50 16.57 N/A 534 0x0216 MPEG Audio $ 198.45 0.35 TSR1 HD 501 0x01F5 PMT - 13.61 0.02 SF 1 HD18 0x0012 EIT - 1060.37 1.84 N/A 533 0x0215 MPEG Audio $ 198.45 0.35 TSR1 HD 17 0x0011 SDT - 7.61 0.01 N/A535 0x0217 AC3 Audio $ 460.64 0.80 TSR1 HD 513 0x0201 MPEG Audio $ 198.45 0.35 SF zwei HD 739 0x02E3 ECM/EMM - 7.56 0.01 SF 1 HD515 0x0203 AC3 Audio $ 460.64 0.80 SF zwei HD 504 0x01F8 MPEG Audio $ 198.45 0.35 SF 1 HD 729 0x02D9 ECM/EMM - 7.56 0.01 SF 1 HD505 0x01F9 AC3 Audio $ 460.64 0.80 SF 1 HD 503 0x01F7 MPEG Audio $ 198.45 0.35 SF 1 HD 719 0x02CF ECM/EMM - 7.56 0.01 SF 1 HD545 0x0221 AC3 Audio $ 460.59 0.80 TSR2 HD 602 0x025A ECM/EMM - 99.74 0.17 N/A 16 0x0010 NIT - 4.58 0.01 N/A537 0x0219 Teletext - 263.23 0.46 TSR1 HD 604 0x025C ECM/EMM - 99.70 0.17 N/A 20 0x0014 TOT - 1.46 0.00 N/A507 0x01FB Teletext - 263.23 0.46 SF 1 HD 603 0x025B ECM/EMM - 99.70 0.17 N/ATELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 30 Sec, File Size: 228 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S2/013/HOTBIRD-10971H-1110.tsTransponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients OnlyDuration: 5 Min, File Size: 2163 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S2/013/HOTBIRD-10971H-1110.ts43°ETURKSAT 43°E Network Name TURKSAT Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter TURKSAT 12.015H Remark 3D red/cyanPID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 210 0x00D2 SSU - 248.64 0.59 SUNNY DATA 1 0x0001 CAT - 15.07 0.04 N/A8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 25053.62 59.27 N/A 277 0x0115 SSU - 224.13 0.53 EAST BEAM S&W UPDATE 0 0x0000 PAT - 15.07 0.04 N/A145 0x0091 MPEG2 Video - 4123.12 9.75 TMB TV 136 0x0088 MPEG Audio - 209.06 0.49 BENGUTURK TV 777 0x0309 PMT - 15.03 0.04 SUNNY DATA135 0x0087 MPEG2 Video - 3639.89 8.61 BENGUTURK TV 116 0x0074 MPEG Audio - 198.75 0.47 TURKSAT TANITIM 290 0x0122 PMT - 15.03 0.04 ICT OAD 1175 0x00AF MPEG2 Video - 2871.66 6.79 3D TEST 297 0x0129 SSU - 130.94 0.31 ICT OAD 1 280 0x0118 PMT - 15.03 0.04 SKYTECH DATA155 0x009B MPEG2 Video - 2677.05 6.33 KARADENIZTURK 287 0x011F Private PES - 128.10 0.30 SKYTECH DATA 270 0x010E PMT - 15.03 0.04 EAST BEAM S&W UPDATE115 0x0073 MPEG2 Video - 1464.90 3.47 TURKSAT TANITIM 18 0x0012 EIT - 30.15 0.07 N/A 150 0x0096 PMT - 15.03 0.04 KARADENIZTURK118 0x0076 Teletext - 301.28 0.71 TURKSAT TANITIM 170 0x00AA PMT - 15.07 0.04 3D TEST 110 0x006E PMT - 15.03 0.04 TURKSAT TANITIM176 0x00B0 MPEG Audio - 263.38 0.62 3D TEST 140 0x008C PMT - 15.07 0.04 TMB TV 17 0x0011 SDT - 3.08 0.01 N/A156 0x009C MPEG Audio - 262.56 0.62 KARADENIZTURK 130 0x0082 PMT - 15.07 0.04 BENGUTURK TV 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.34 0.00 N/A146 0x0092 MPEG Audio - 262.51 0.62 TMB TV 120 0x0078 PMT - 15.07 0.04 BASKENT AB TV 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.05 0.00 N/ATELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners OnlyDuration: 30 Sec, File Size: 165 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S2/043/TURKSAT-12015H-1109.tsTransponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients OnlyDuration: 5 Min, File Size: 1588 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S2/043/TURKSAT-12015H-1109.ts www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2012 — TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 259
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TRANSPONDER STREAMS TELE-satellite Technical Service 359°E THOR 5 359°E Network Name Telenor Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter THOR 5 11.785H Remark 3D tests encrypted PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 610 0x0262 DVB Subtitles - 15.49 0.02 Nat Geo HD 75 0x004B ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo Wild HD 516 0x0204 H.264 Video $ 13846.91 20.65 TV 2 3D 612 0x0264 DVB Subtitles - 15.24 0.02 Nat Geo HD 261 0x0105 PMT - 14.99 0.02 TV 2 3D 515 0x0203 H.264 Video $ 12305.98 18.35 ESPN America HD 272 0x0110 PMT - 15.12 0.02 MTV Live HD 184 0x00B8 ECM/EMM - 14.99 0.02 Nat Geo HD 512 0x0200 H.264 Video $ 12038.82 17.95 Nat Geo HD 271 0x010F PMT - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo Wild HD 174 0x00AE ECM/EMM - 14.99 0.02 Nat Geo HD 513 0x0201 H.264 Video $ 11995.69 17.89 Nat Geo Wild HD 270 0x010E PMT - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo HD 102 0x0066 ECM/EMM - 14.99 0.02 MTV Live HD 514 0x0202 H.264 Video $ 9947.94 14.83 MTV Live HD 260 0x0104 PMT - 15.12 0.02 MTV Live HD 100 0x0064 ECM/EMM - 14.99 0.02 Nat Geo HD 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 3428.83 5.11 N/A 259 0x0103 PMT - 15.12 0.02 ESPN America HD 1 0x0001 CAT - 14.99 0.02 N/A 641 0x0281 AC3 Audio $ 462.09 0.69 Nat Geo HD 258 0x0102 PMT - 15.12 0.02 ESPN America HD 0 0x0000 PAT - 14.99 0.02 N/A 48 0x0030 ECM/EMM - 413.14 0.62 N/A 257 0x0101 PMT - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo Wild HD 611 0x0263 DVB Subtitles - 13.63 0.02 Nat Geo HD 18 0x0012 EIT - 401.25 0.60 N/A 256 0x0100 PMT - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo HD 16 0x0010 NIT - 12.89 0.02 N/A 657 0x0291 AC3 Audio - 400.75 0.60 TV 2 3D 104 0x0068 ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 TV 2 3D 95 0x005F ECM/EMM - 5.08 0.01 Nat Geo Wild HD 648 0x0288 AC3 Audio $ 400.75 0.60 MTV Live HD 103 0x0067 ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 ESPN America HD 94 0x005E ECM/EMM - 5.08 0.01 Nat Geo HD 656 0x0290 MPEG Audio $ 267.17 0.40 TV 2 3D 101 0x0065 ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo Wild HD 97 0x0061 ECM/EMM - 4.96 0.01 ESPN America HD 652 0x028C MPEG Audio $ 263.20 0.39 ESPN America HD 96 0x0060 ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 ESPN America HD 616 0x0268 DVB Subtitles - 2.97 0.00 Nat Geo Wild HD 644 0x0284 MPEG Audio $ 229.99 0.34 Nat Geo Wild HD 87 0x0057 ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 ESPN America HD 615 0x0267 DVB Subtitles - 2.97 0.00 Nat Geo Wild HD 640 0x0280 MPEG Audio $ 201.12 0.30 Nat Geo HD 85 0x0055 ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 Nat Geo Wild HD 614 0x0266 DVB Subtitles - 2.97 0.00 Nat Geo Wild HD 17 0x0011 SDT - 25.03 0.04 N/A 77 0x004D ECM/EMM - 15.12 0.02 ESPN America HD 20 0x0014 TOT - 2.97 0.00 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 264 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-S2/359/THOR5-11785H-1110.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 2515 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-S2/359/THOR5-11785H-1110.ts DVB-Tterrestrial ATAustria AT Network Name ORS DVB-T WN Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter Vienna Channel 24 PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 1015 0x03F7 Teletext - 300.82 2.01 ORF1 103 0x0067 PMT - 18.82 0.13 ORF2 N 1020 0x03FC MPEG2 Video - 4736.71 31.72 ORF2 W 1041 0x0411 MPEG Audio - 175.56 1.18 ATV 102 0x0066 PMT - 18.82 0.13 ORF2 W 1010 0x03F2 MPEG2 Video - 3687.03 24.69 ORF1 1021 0x03FD MPEG Audio - 175.51 1.18 ORF2 W 101 0x0065 PMT - 18.82 0.13 ORF1 1040 0x0410 MPEG2 Video - 2891.25 19.36 ATV 1011 0x03F3 MPEG Audio - 175.51 1.18 ORF1 1 0x0001 CAT - 3.76 0.03 N/A 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 898.46 6.02 N/A 18 0x0012 EIT - 167.95 1.12 N/A 0 0x0000 PAT - 3.76 0.03 N/A 1013 0x03F5 AC3 Audio - 460.59 3.08 ORF1 1014 0x03F6 Private PES - 37.65 0.25 ORF1 17 0x0011 SDT - 2.85 0.02 N/A 1023 0x03FF AC3 Audio - 460.45 3.08 ORF2 W 1046 0x0416 Private PES - 37.60 0.25 ATV 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.47 0.02 N/A 1025 0x0401 Teletext - 300.87 2.01 ORF2 W 1024 0x0400 Private PES - 37.60 0.25 ORF2 W 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.19 0.00 N/A 1045 0x0415 Teletext - 300.82 2.01 ATV 104 0x0068 PMT - 18.82 0.13 ATV 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.10 0.00 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 56 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-T/AT/Vienna-Ch24-1109.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 561 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-T/AT/Vienna-Ch24-1109.ts AT Network Name ORS DVB-T T2 Recording Thomas Haring Transmitter Vienna Channel 34 Remark Radio PID Hex PID Stream Type Encrypted kbps % Service Name 1066 0x042A MPEG Audio - 175.78 1.06 ServusTV 153 0x0099 PMT - 18.88 0.11 ServusTV 1060 0x0424 MPEG2 Video - 3262.60 19.64 ORF Sport Plus 1051 0x041B MPEG Audio - 175.69 1.06 PULS 4 152 0x0098 PMT - 18.88 0.11 ORF Sport Plus 1064 0x0428 MPEG2 Video - 3196.39 19.24 ServusTV 1061 0x0425 MPEG Audio - 175.61 1.06 ORF Sport Plus 151 0x0097 PMT - 18.88 0.11 3SAT 1055 0x041F MPEG2 Video - 3188.06 19.19 3SAT 1057 0x0421 MPEG Audio - 175.61 1.06 3SAT 150 0x0096 PMT - 18.88 0.11 PULS 4 1050 0x041A MPEG2 Video - 3079.65 18.54 PULS 4 1056 0x0420 MPEG Audio - 175.53 1.06 3SAT 111 0x006F PMT - 18.88 0.11 Radio Maria 8191 0x1FFF Null Packets - 1477.70 8.90 N/A 1111 0x0457 MPEG Audio - 138.02 0.83 Radio Maria 0 0x0000 PAT - 3.71 0.02 N/A 1052 0x041C Teletext - 301.26 1.81 PULS 4 18 0x0012 EIT - 132.66 0.80 N/A 21 0x0015 Network Sync - 2.80 0.02 N/A 1058 0x0422 Teletext - 301.18 1.81 3SAT 1069 0x042D Private PES - 37.68 0.23 ORF Sport Plus 17 0x0011 SDT - 1.98 0.01 N/A 1068 0x042C Teletext - 263.67 1.59 ServusTV 1059 0x0423 Private PES - 37.68 0.23 3SAT 16 0x0010 NIT - 0.25 0.00 N/A 1067 0x042B MPEG Audio - 175.78 1.06 ServusTV 1169 0x0491 Private PES - 37.60 0.23 ServusTV 20 0x0014 TOT - 0.16 0.00 N/A TELE-satellite Technical Service File Download for TELE-satellite Cooperation Partners Only Duration: 30 Sec, File Size: 61 MB ts.TELE-satellite.com/DVB-T/AT/Vienna-Ch34-1109.ts Transponderstream Technical Service File Download for Clients Only Duration: 5 Min, File Size: 624 MB www.transponderstream.com/DVB-T/AT/Vienna-Ch34-1109.ts260 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 12-01/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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