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  1. 1. B 9318 E1011 TELE satellite II IIIIIIII GLOBAL DIGITAL TV MAGAZINE IIIIIIII II 10-11/2010 Company Report SPAUN Kevin Spaun conquers new territories with economical, energy-efficient power supplies Company Report Test Report SMARTWI SVEC SK60-PWT19 Kurt Olesen jumps to second generation products The Amazing Dish and expands into new markets That Can be Mounted Upside-down Company Report DOEBIS Rainer Werking greatly bolsters product range and starts up new ventures 1/2010 10-1 Test Report It’s so easy: Become Your Own IPTV Programming Provider NetUP NetUP
  2. 2. TELEsatellite Dear Readers,AddressTELE-satellite Magazine This time TELE-satellite gave the Innovations Award to a product that is actually “on thePO Box 1234 other side”. Normally TELE-satellite focuses on receivers and not transmitters. So, why the85766 Munich-Ufg change? Because with IPTV - TV via the Internet - a new era is beginning to unfold! WhyGERMANY/EUROPA UNION is that?Editor-in-Chief Let’s take a closer look at reception technology: it doesn’t matter if it’s satellite reception,Alexander Wiese terrestrial reception or cable reception: therealex@TELE-satellite.com was always two sides to the technology - a transmitter and a receiver. It didn’t matter if thePublished byTELE-satellite Medien GmbH TV signal was sent wirelessly, that is, transmittedAschheimer Weg 19 via satellite or terrestrially, or through a cable85774 Unterfoehring like in a cable TV network, every channel had toGERMANY/EUROPA UNION be transmitted simultaneously and then selected by the tuner in the receiver.Hard Copy Subscriptionwww.TELE-satellite.com/secure/eng/ But this basic principle doesn’t hold true for IPTV: the IPTV transmitter only sends theDesign specific program that the receiver at the otherNémeti Barna Attila end has asked for. There is no tuner anymore!Advertising At first glance this doesn’t sound all that earth-www.TELE-satellite.com/ads/ shattering but after taking a second look you realize that an IPTV receiver is by far muchPrinter less expensive. An IPTV receiver is a receiverLitografia Rosés without a tuner. Some manufacturers even08850 Gavà name these receivers “tuner-less boxes”; theSPAIN/EUROPA UNION remaining components of an IPTV receiver are nearly identical to those that can be found inCopyright every satellite, terrestrial or cable receiver.© 2010 by TELE-satelliteISSN 1435-7003 Receivers without tuners also means something else: no antenna anymore! The viewer was always responsible for the costs to set up a proper antenna whether it was a satellite dish or a terrestrial antenna. With a cable network, the provider was responsible for the costs involved in installing the coax cable all the way into the viewer’s living room. But the provider was later able to recover these costs through the monthly charge the viewer had to pay for the cable service. In other words, the reception costs were always placed in the laps of the viewers. With IPTV these costs have for the most part disappeared. An Internet connection is considered standard today as is the connection to an electric power grid. TELE-satellite never discussed how to supply a receiver with power; it was obvious! And these days it’s also safe to assume that every TV viewer has an Internet connection. No need to worry about things that are obvious. If you can assume that every household has an Internet connection, this means that IPTV has become an inexpensive alternate way to watching TV. And this is also true for programming providers who have to consider this as well. Admittedly, since we are worldwide still in the beginning stages of high-speed Internet access, the reality is that we haven’t come quite far enough yet, but it is clear that development is going in this direction. With IPTV the transmission of a channel as well as the reception of that channel is so inexpensive that anyone could potentially be a programming director. The endless freedom that satellite TV gave to us a few decades ago is now being relived inTELE-satellite was established the IPTV age with the endless freedom now available to programming providers: anyonein 1981 and today is the oldest, can be a programming director and they can transmit as many channels as they want. Nolargest and most-read digital more limitations!tv trade magazine in theworld. TELE-satellite is seen bymore than 350,000 digital tvprofessionals around the worldand is available both in printedform and online.www.TELE-satellite.com Alexander Wiese Editor-in-Chief TELE-satellite
  3. 3. CONTENTNETUP DVB-IP GATEWAY 4XIPTV Gateway for DVB Signals ............. 12 SK60-PWT19 OFFSET DISH OF SVEC Two-way Mountable Offset Dish for Ku Band .................. 24 HORIZON HD-S2 Antenna Alignment Meter ...................... 34 JQB4P - 4.3° QUAD MONOBLOCK LNBF OF JIUZHOU Universal Ku Band Monoblock Quad LNB for 4.3° Spacing ....... 40INNOVATION AWARD:Products Leading into the Future ......10AWARD Winning:Signal Analyzers of 21st Century .......46Company Report:Satellite WholesalerDOEBIS, Germany ..........................54Company Report: Software Report:Wireless Card Reader Producer Satbeams, a Website forSMARTWi, Denmark .........................62 Professionals................................. 102 News: Satellites ...................................... 130Company Report: DXer Report:Power Supply Manufacturer Satellite DXer Pepsi from World Satellites .......................... 132SPAUN, Germany.............................68 Chengdu, China............................. 106 History:Company Report: Museum Report: 20 Years Ago ................................ 134AZBox Satellite Distributor Radiomuseum Ringsted, Denmark ... 110SMART INNOVATIONS, Netherlands....78 History: DTT of the World ........................ 120 10 Years Ago ................................ 138Company Overview:Best Digital TV Companies News: TELE-satellite Magazineof the World....................................86 HDTV & 3D Programmes ................. 122 Worldwide .................................. 144 ADVERTISERS 8DTEK ........................................59 DOEBIS .................................... 8-9 SEATEL .......................................79 ABC-BIZNIS ...............................57 EEBC 2010 ..................................85 SKYWORTH ................................. 7 AB IPBOX .............................. 22-23 FULAN ELECTRONICS .................. 5 SMARTWI ................................... 41 ALUOSAT .................................. 103 GLOBALINVACOM .......................25 SOWELL......................................39 AZBOX ...................................... 147 GLOBALSAT ................................61 SPAUN ........................................17 AZURE SHINE ........................... 125 GOLDENMEDIA ...........................43 SVEC ..........................................15 BOIINGSAT ................................67 HORIZON ...................................65 TECHNOMATE .............................. 4 BOXSAM .....................................35 INFOSAT................................... 109 TEHNICB .................................. 117 BYA ELECTRONIC...................... 131 JIUZHOU ............................. 77, 148 TELEMANN .................................29 CABSAT 2011 ............................ 105 MFC .......................................... 113 MOTECK.................................... 129 TELETEK .....................................99 CCBN 2011 ............................... 123 CEBIT EURASIA 2010 ............... 125 NABSHOW 2011 ....................... 115 TENOW .......................................71 CES 2011 .................................. 127 NETUP ...................................... 122 TEVII ....................................... 117 CHANGHONG ............................... 2 PREVAIL ................................ 32-33 TOPREAL ....................................83 CNBROADCASTING................... 131 SATBEAMS ................................ 130 TOOWAY ................................... 129 CONVERGENCE INDIA 2011...... 143 SATCATCHER ..............................75 TRIMAX .................................... 126 CSTB 2011 ................................ 111 SATELLITE GUYS ...................... 124 WEISS ...................................... 113 DISHPOINTER .......................... 128 SATELLITE SUPERSTORE ............81 YINHE ........................................196 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  4. 4. 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 10-1 1/2010 NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x Perfect ease of use, combined with reliable technology – ideal for IPTV providers.10 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  5. 5. MAGAZINE 08-09/2010 AZBox Ultra HD Fully Equipped Satellite and Internet HDTV Receiver 04-05/2010 TECHNOMATE TM-7100 HD The ultimate machine for multi channel recordings in digital tvwww.TELE-satellite.com — 10-1 1/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 11
  6. 6. TEST REPORT IPTV GatewayNetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x 0.98Now You Can Bean Armchair TV Director Too!Up until a few years ago TV via Internet or Ethernetwas beyond our imagination. Today, however, high-capacity fibre-optic cables and the continuing rollout 10-1 1/2010of broadband connections right to the living room NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x Perfect ease of use, combined withhave become a reality. IPTV is one option out of many reliable technology – ideal for IPTV providers.and these days competes against satellite and cable On the front panel you findtelevision. Have you ever thought about how content is a two-line LCD display indicat-actually distributed via IPTV? ing the current mode of oper- ation and providing valuableTo answer that question we looked at the DVB-IP help during initial installationgateway offered by NetUP, which is the ideal system for of the network interfaces.small systems like at hotels or hospitals, but also for Speaking of which, thereprivate users or anyone else, who wants to distribute TV are a total of six such inter- faces, all of which can be setcontent on the Internet. up individually. Above theseThe NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x is a professional product, connections there are 10 LEDs and to the right five but-which means all technology is packed into a 19-inch tons allow direct control of thehousing. On addition, all important connection interfaces unit. Apart from the network interfaces mentioned aboveare located both on the front and rear panels, which there are two USB ports foris another clear indication that the gateway is not for hooking up external storage media and an RS-232 port forpresentation next to the TV, but should rather be installed putting out status informationin a dedicated server cabinet or professional 19-inch rack. to an external console.12 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  7. 7. Four satellite IF inputsstrike us when looking at therear panel. They are requiredto receive the signals for fur-ther processing. As we’re talking about aprofessional device here itgoes without saying that eachtuner input is equipped with adedicated Common Interfaceslot. This means a maximumof four CI modules can beused in connection with thisgateway, which also comeswith a mechanical powerswitch. ■ Diagram of an IPTV network All components boastextraordinary build quality, of a standard vacuum cleaner. a network connections has to be selected in the PC’s webwith the integrated power Watching TV next to the gate- be established. browser. As soon as the firstsupply unit alone letting most way is virtually impossible IP address is assigned to thecompetitors turn pale by com- – but as mentioned previ- To this end one of the six gateway, all you need to doparison. The modulator comes ously, the gateway should be available network interfaces is enter this address in yourwith 2 GB of flash memory located in a dedicated server is connected either directly browser’s address line toand a 1 TB hard disk. room anyway, where the fans with a PC or with a router, access the built-in web server. can buzz away happily. and is assigned an IP address. Professional use in most The five buttons on the front You need to enter correctcases means permanent use, The manufacturer ships this panel come into play here, as user name and password,so a sufficient number of system with a full range of well as the LCD display. which is set to standard valuesinternal fans is paramount to mounting accessories so that by default. We strongly rec-breathe in a steady stream of the housing can be fitted into In theory, you can set IP ommend setting an individ-fresh air. Without these, many any standard 19-inch rack or addresses for all three net- ual user name and passwordsensitive components would server cabinet. The manual work interfaces directly to make sure the gateway isrisk overheating, which ulti- that comes with the gate- on the unit; for the sake protected from unauthorisedmately would result in failure. way has a very user-friendly of simplicity we do recom- access. design and should answer mend to start with one port Here too, it is more than any question that might ever and deal with the remaining The web interface isevident that this gateway is arise. five through the web inter- extremely easy to use andnot designed for use in the face that becomes available resembles MS Windows – soliving room, as the fans create Before being able to access once the first port is hooked it will be familiar to most. Innoise that easily equals that the gateway for the first time up. This way all settings can the main menu there are five www.TELE-satellite.com — 10-1 1/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 13
  8. 8. TELE-satelliteother languageswww.TELE-satellite.com/... Download this report in World from the Internet: specifications, however, the we have come to expect from Arabic ‫ﺍﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/ara/netup.pdf Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/bid/netup.pdf NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x receivers for use at home – Bulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/bul/netup.pdf will also be able to receive such as automatic search, Czech Česky www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/ces/netup.pdf German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/deu/netup.pdf DVB-T, DVB-C and analog sig- extensive DiSEqC options, English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/netup.pdf Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/esp/netup.pdf nals, with reception modules blind scan and other techni- Farsi ‫ﻓﺎﺭﺳ ﻲ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/far/netup.pdf French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/fra/netup.pdf being exchanged similar to cal gadgets – are not avail- Hebrew ‫עברית‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/heb/netup.pdf Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/mag/netup.pdf Plug&Play hardware compo- able, as this is professional Mandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/man/netup.pdf Dutch Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/ned/netup.pdf nents. equipment focussing on an Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/pol/netup.pdf altogether different scope of Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/por/netup.pdf Romanian Română www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/rom/netup.pdf The manufacturer is cur- application. Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/rus/netup.pdf Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/tur/netup.pdf rently working feverishly on Available online starting from 1 October 2010 implementing this feature, With the NetUP DVB-IP 1items (Files, IPTV, SystemAdministration, SystemConfiguration and SystemStatus), with configurationand administration drawingmost attention, of course. 2 With the help of this inte-grated web interface all sixnetwork ports can be man-aged separately, and usage 3data for each of the ports canbe retrieved as well. In case you’re wonder-ing why a total of six Eth-ernet ports are available,when a single one should do,the answer is quite simple: 4With several Ethernet portsit is possible to distributechannels on various differ-ent levels, which means thatone level might supply chan-nels that are not available onanother distribution level. Thus it is possible to createup to six different chan-nel packages, which are allreceived and processed bythe same gateway, but canbe made up of completelydifferent channels and whichcan be distributed, marketedor sold individually. In addi-tion, each network adaptorcan be assigned different IPaddresses so that severallevels are available within thesame network architecture.Finally, there is also the ques-tion of bandwidth as high- four DVB-S2 tuners, which because right now only satel- ■ 1. Main menu of the web serverdefinition content may call for means we were able to lite tuners are available. 2. The manual is stored right in the gateway as PDFdistribution on more than one receive, process and distrib-connection. ute satellite signals. Each of the four DVB-S2 3. Four tuners are available for indi- tuners can be set up and con- vidual configuration Our test device came with Depending on customer figured individually. Features 4. Setting reception parameters14 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  9. 9. 1Gateway 4x it is possible to setindividual LOF parameters foreach tuner, as well as definingsimple DiSEqC 1.0 configura-tion and activating the 22 kHz 2signal. In addition you needto key in the required trans-ponder frequency, symbol rateused and polarisation – com-plete with the correspondingpower supply for the LNB. As soon as the gateway 3has detected an active trans-ponder based on the suppliedparameters, five green blocks(for signal, carrier, FEC, syncand lock) appear. If there arereception problems, one ormore blocks is/are colouredred, giving an indication ofwhere the problem lies. Channel selection comesnext. Once the tuner hasidentified and locked a signal,a dedicated menu item is 4used to display the completetransponder content. Eachdetected channel (no matterwhether TV or radio) is shownwith all its technical specifica-tions (audio and video PID). If more than one PID isprovided (in case of multipleaudio tracks, for example) youcan define which PID is to bedistributed. It is then neces- 5 ■ 1. All found channels are listed and can be individually configured 6 2. Several multicast addresses and Ethernet ports can be defined for each channel 3. DVB-S2 transponders? No pro- blem! 7 4. Thanks to four CI slots encrypted channels can also be received and processed. CI data is displayed right in the settings menu 5. The current configuration can be saved onto an external storage medium 6. Software updates are managed through the web interface – talk about convenience! 7. All six Ethernet ports can be confi- gured individually16 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  10. 10. Highlights 2010 www.spaun.com Quality made in GermanyThe new -Class• Excellent selection: Terr./SAT > 40 dB and SAT/Terr. > 45 dB• Energy saving switch-mode power supply• High output levels between 102 and 108 dBµV years warrantyOptical Transmitter SPAROS 611 CA HD• Frequency range of 47 ... 2200 MHz • HD-Display (MPEG4 H.264)• Laser output power: +6 dBm • Integrated Multidecryption CA-ModuleOptical Receiver • Return path measurement• 4-way / 1-way in a compact housing • Constellationdiagram for all• Remote power through one coax output possible DVB standards SPAUN electronic GmbH & Co. KG Byk-Gulden-Str. 22 · 78224 Singen Phone: +49 (0)7731 - 8673-0 · Fax: +49 (0)7731 - 8673-17 Email: contact@spaun.com · www.spaun.com
  11. 11. 1sary to assign a multicast IPaddress, a port and one ofthe six Ethernet interfacesto each selected channel. Itis also perfectly possible thata channel can be assigned tomore than one Ethernet inter-faces and multicasts or ports,in order to distribute it onseveral levels. It goes without saying thatthe NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x 2is able to handle EPG data ofreceived channels, which isforwarded to the middlewarefor further processing andthis way provided to the IPTVset-top boxes. In our test setup we choseto send signals from fourdifferent satellites to thegateway. In detail, the sig-nals came from the following 3transponders: BBC on ASTRA28.8° East, MBC on NILESATat 7° West, ORF on ASTRA19.2° East and a fourth trans-ponder on TURKSAT at 42°East. Even when pushing 4the tuners to the limit with arather weak signal from ABS1at 75° East all four of themwere able to put out flawlessvideo and audio. We simplycould not ask for more! Altogether we arrived at an ■ 1. Precise statistical data is collec- ted for each Ethernet portimpressive 32 TV channels able to zap up and down a list meant we had to devise a testwhich were bundled into a of 32 channels in next to no that would give the gateway 2. Network routingmulticast using the IP address time at all. Of course there’s the hardest time imaginable. 3. A MySQL server as well as a time224.200.200.201. We also no point in setting up such What about transmitting Brit- server are also availablecould have left the port with an IPTV network for a single ish TV to a colleague in Thai- 4. Lots of VOD content can be stored1234, for example, and distrib- client receiver, which is why land via IPTV? on the built-in 1 TB hard diskuted the individual channels we expanded our installa-using separate IP addresses tion to include various PCs in Off we went and started offers uploading speeds insuch as 224.200.200.202, our editorial office for IPTV with setting up a VPN con- excess of 20 MBit/s. Anything224.200.200.203 and so on. access. nection using two Netgear less would not be sufficient VPN routers at each end for high-resolution content. At At the receiving end we The VLC player software before turning on the IPTV any rate, our Thai buddy wasused an AzBox Ultra HD (see (available at www.videolan. gateway. Only seconds had overwhelmed by the audiotest report in previous TELE- org for various operating sys- passed before our colleague and video quality as well assatellite issue 08-09/2010), tems) has turned out to be a contacted us on Skype to let zapping speed of the IPTVwhich currently is one of only handy solution for IPTV recep- us know that our attempt was package we sent to him.very few receivers capable tion on the PC, and no matter successful.of processing IPTV alongside how hard we tried, there Thanks to DVB-S2 sup-DVB-S2. Setting up the AzBox was no way we could ever For what it‘s worth, we do port the gateway is not onlyfor receiving the channels of make the gateway falter. As have to mention at this stage capable of receiving and dis-our very own IPTV network a matter of fact, there wasn’t that we have very fast Inter- tributing SDTV but also HDTVwas a breeze and we were even the slightest hiccup. This net access at our office, which MPEG4/H.264. We detected18 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  12. 12. no fault when playing back the operating mode last used. In most cases, however, here again we can say withHDTV content via IPTV. In Voltages from 90 to 240 VAC the DVB-IP gateway will be conviction that the manu-addition, the gateway auto- and 47 to 63 Hz can be han- used as an integral compo- facturer does not offer half-matically detects and adjusts dled by the power supply unit, nent in a much more com- hearted solutions: Both theto technical parameters such which allows for global use of plex IPTV network. To this DVB-IP Gateway 4x and theas modulation and error cor- the gateway. When running end the gateway is connected IPTV Combine 4x with built-rection, which is a feature we the NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x to middleware which creates in middleware are based oncannot praise highly enough. draws approximately 100 W a provider-specific graphic exactly the same hardware. of power. OSD and presents channels So if a client already oper- The overall impeccable processed by the gateway in ates the DVB-IP Gateway 4ximpression of the NetUP While the NetUP DVB-IP an easy-to-use and visually and needs to upgrade hisDVB-IP gateway is further Gateway 4x is one component pleasing design. Operators system to IPTV Combine 4xcomplemented by a number of many that make up a fully- may even add VOD (video with built-in middleware andof routing options, the inte- fledged IPTV network, it can on demand), billing or other VOD services all he needsgrated 1 TB hard disk as of course also be used for its customer-specific features, to do is purchase extendedwell as a very user-friendly own sake, just like we did in which make such an IPTV software to magically unlocksoftware update feature. All our test setup. It is respon- network a perfect system for all Combine 4x features with-it requires is to download sible for processing and con- hotels, hospitals, apartment out having to change a singlethe latest firmware from the verting a DVB signal into an buildings or similar fields of hardware component.manufacturer’s website and IPTV compatible format and application.then transfer it to the NetUP thus serves as an interface This upgrade option isDVB-IP Gateway 4x via the between DVB input signal and We should add at this stage also one of the reasons whynetwork using FTP. It imme- IPTV network. that NetUP does not only every DVB-IP Gateway 4x isdiately appears in the update offer its gateway as a single shipped with an enormousmenu, complete with exact Client receivers, on the component, but also com- 1 TB hard disk in the firstversion number, and can be other hand, simply switch plete IPTV systems by way of place. Its full capacity isloaded and installed with a between channels and pack- turnkey solutions. These may only required once the gate-simple click. ages using different IP include corresponding mid- way has turned into an IPTV addresses and ports. With dleware and VOD, apart from Combine 4x with VOD, when All six Ethernet ports are this approach in mind the the gateway at the core of the the hard disk is filled with10/100/1000 Mbit LAN com- gateway might act as a con- network. content for users to watchpatible, which means they venient backbone for supply- whenever they feel like it. Wesupport the current maximum ing signals to several monitors The IPTV Combine 4x is believe you can gather fromthat is technically feasible. within a building, and – natu- one of these systems, and what you have read so farThe gateway itself is capable rally – for distributing sat-of simultaneously processing ellite, cable or terrestrialup to four transponders with signals via a network or thean overall bandwidth of up to Internet. Speaking of which,240 MB/s. With its dimension it yet remains to be seenof 430x44x411 it exactly fits whether we will be allowedinto a standard 19-inch rack to disconnect our test gate-or a server cabinet, and its way, as our Thai colleagueweight is a whopping 11.5 kg seems to have become a BBC(mainly due to its high-end addict in the meantime. He ispower supply unit). As you strongly opposed to us endingwould expect from profes- this test, as the BBC channelssional equipment, the gateway he can receive at the momentautomatically reboots after are not available otherwise in AzBox HD Ultra channel list consisting of both DVB-S and IPTV channelspower failure and returns to Thailand.20 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  13. 13. that we were truly impressed NetUP uses very low thresh- ENERGYwith the DVB-IP Gateway 4x old tuners which deliver a DIAGRAMduring our test. Extraordi- stable signal even under farnary build quality and perfect from perfect reception condi-ease-use are among its key tions. Apparent Powercharacteristics. Thanks to a total of six Eth- Active Power While you have a com- ernet ports output signals canprehensive and well written be freely configured and dis-manual at hand at all times, it tributed on different levels.would probably even be pos- An additional highlight is Mode Apparent Active Factor Active 100 W 98 W 0.98sible to set up and run the hidden behind the convenientsystem without it. Naturally, update feature that can easilytechnical details and useful turn the gateway into an IPTVhints can only be found in the Combine 4x with built-in mid-written documentation. dleware and VOD. Expert Opinion + Glossary: Excellent build quality DVB-IP Gateway Easy to use Converts DVB signals received via satellite, cable or antenna Low threshold tuner Versatile network optionsso that they can be distributed via an IPTV network. SDTV and HDTV reception Thomas Haring TELE-satellite DVB-S2 compatible Test Center Middleware Austria Upgrade option to IPTV Combine 4x standard Takes care of displaying content in a visually pleasing way.Creates on-screen menus for IPTV receivers and thus provides -a graphic interface for end users. Fan noise VOD TECHNICAL Allows permanent access to stored multimedia content. DATAUsers are able to start, pause and stop playback at any time, Manufacturer NetUP, Olof Palme Street 1, Floor 7 resp. Postbox 87, 119311 Moscow, Russiawithout being restricted to scheduled times. Fax +7 499 143 5521 E-Mail info@netup.tv Model DVB-IP Gateway 4x Function IPTV Gateway for DVB Signals Tuners 4 Max. simultaneous Transponders 4 Max. bandwidth 240 MB/s DiSEqC 1.0 Ethernet ports 6 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 MB/s CI Slots 4 USB Connector yes (2) RS232 yes Dimensions 430x44x411mm Power 90 ~ 264 Volt, 47 ~ 63 Hz MBC4 via IPTV on the AzBox Ultra HD Weight 11.5kg Consumption ~ 100W www.TELE-satellite.com — 10-1 1/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 21
  14. 14. TEST REPORT Satellite Dish SK60-PWT19 Offset Dish of SVEC 10-1 1/2010 SK6 0-PWT19 OFFSET DISH OF SVEC Two -way mountable dish with exc ellent performanc e Those who live at low and medium latitudes tend to think that an offset dish has always its LNB support arm below the reflector. But is this really a must to install a dish Turn Your in such a way? What about putting the arm above the dish? Antenna Well, there is no law forbidding that Upside but due to practical reasons, this mostly Down makes sense for rather low elevation satellites (below 30°). This practical reason is keeping the reflector as vertical as possible to prevent rain, snow and dirt to gather in it. ■ The SVEC dish mounted „upside- down“: SVEC‘s unique mast mount allows the dish to be mounted in reverse. This is suggested for areas closer to the pole regions, this means in areas where the elevation for the desired satellite ranges from 0 to 40 degrees. Another use is in certain circumstances, f.i. on a crowded balcony, putting the arm above the reflector might be the solution when mounting the arm below reflector would not fit.24 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  15. 15. An offset dish receivessatellite signals not per-pendicularly coming to itsreflector surface but at anangle of about 25°. Thismeans that to receive a sat-ellite at the elevation of 25°,the reflector is positionedvertically. If the elevation islower, the reflector must betilted toward the earth whatmay look as if something iswrong with our dish. Whynot to turn it upside downand position the LNB supportarm above the reflector?That’s exactly what SVEChave done with their SK60-PWT19 60 cm offset dish forKu-Band! SVEC shipped us a neatlypacked carton box with twosets of SK60-PWT19. Eve-rything was in perfect con-dition. We were happy tonotice that this dish comeswith assembly drawingsand a bill of materials whatis very helpful in assemblyprocess. Every part of thekit was very well finishedoff and matched all otherparts without any problem.Assembly was nothing butfun. If you have already avertical pole to mount thedish, all you need to use is a10 mm spanner and Phillipsscrewdriver. Due to the fact that bothazimuth and elevation angleadjustments depend on twoscrews each, it is reallyeasy to rotate and tilt thedish smoothly. The SK60-PWT19 will not slip down thepole even if you loose the 2screws of the pole brackettoo much. There is anotherlong screw crossing the toppart of the pole bracket andthe dish will rest on thisscrew. That screw is the axisof the elevation adjustment■ TELE-satellite test editor JacekPawlowski is measuring theperformance of the SVEC 60cm dishSK60-PWT1926 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  16. 16. TELE-satellite World www.TELE-satellite.com/...Download this report in other languages from the Internet:Arabic ‫ﺍﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/ara/svec.pdfIndonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/bid/svec.pdfBulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/bul/svec.pdfCzech Česky www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/ces/svec.pdfGerman Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/deu/svec.pdfEnglish English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/svec.pdfSpanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/esp/svec.pdfFarsi ‫ﻓﺎﺭﺳ ﻲ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/far/svec.pdfFrench Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/fra/svec.pdfHebrew ‫עברית‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/heb/svec.pdfHungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/mag/svec.pdfMandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/man/svec.pdfDutch Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/ned/svec.pdfPolish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/pol/svec.pdfPortuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/por/svec.pdfRomanian Română www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/rom/svec.pdfRussian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/rus/svec.pdfTurkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/tur/svec.pdf Available online starting from 1 October 2010 www.TELE-satellite.com — 10-1 1/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 27
  17. 17. mechanism. In some cases, this might be a disadvantage because the dish must sit on the top of the pole. So if you plan to use the same pole for a satellite antenna and a ter- restrial antenna, you might have to think it over. Usually, the satellite dish is mounted below and the terrestrial yagi antenna above to mini- mize the impact of wind on the pole. The assembly drawings that accompanied the dish showed two ways of assem- bly: the regular way with the LNB arm below the reflec- tor (elevation range 30-90°) and the reversed way with the arm above the reflector (elevation range 0-40°). You can see both variants in the photographs. The “upside down” mount looks a little bit weird, but everything works OK assuming that your satel- lite elevation is in the range 0-40°. It is still more reasonable to use the traditional way for the satellites between 30-40° because the reflector is more vertical – so there is lower risk of collecting rain, snow or dust in it. However, if you like triggering curiosity among your neighbours, the reverse mount can be your choice. SVEC gives you more than a complete dish. There is an additional bended pole along with the foot that you can use to attach the whole assembly either to the wall, or to the roof. Interesting thing is: it does not need to be a ver- tical or horizontal surface. You have smooth adjust- ment from 0 through 90° so you can use anything what is solid enough to become a base of the antenna. In our test we used one of our existing vertical poles.28 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  18. 18. We first measured a compet- stronger signal by about 1itor’s 60 cm offset dish and dBµV and the same signal TECHNICAL DATAthen put the SK60-PWT19 on quality as from the competi- Manufacturer Sichuan Video Electronic Co., Ltd.the pole. The graphs tell the tor’s product. Our conclusion Web page www.svec.com.cnwhole story. The SVEC dish – everything is perfect with Email svec@china.comperformed very well indeed. antenna geometry of this Fax +86-028-87838898We managed to achieve SVEC dish. Model SK60-PWT19 Expert Opinion Description Dimensions Offset Dish for Ku-Band 60 x 66 cm + Offset angle 25.36° Very good workmanship Ku-band Gain @ 12.5GHz 35.3dB Wide elevation range: 0~90° F/D ratio 0.58 Smooth and easy adjustment of elevation and Focus length 32.4 cm azimuth Rigid design Mounting type Pole and wall mount Jacek Pawlowski Excellent geometry = high gain TELE-satellite Material Steel Test Center Additional bended pole in the set for wall/roof Poland Finish Polyester powder coating with light gray color assembly Elevation alignment 0~40° and 30~90° Resistance to wind 60 m/sec - Designed to be mounted on the top of the pole which limits its versatility a bit ■ This is how the SVEC 60cm dish arrives with the customer: all parts can easily be assembled30 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  19. 19. SK60-PWT19OffsetDishby SVEC Far Field Testing ReportFar Field Testing in the Microwave Room at 11.0 GHz ■ and beam width: 3.05. The graph shows a first side lobe with -30.0 dB. SVEC’s offset dish is indeed a high gain model.Salt-spray Testing Report This report shows that SVEC’s dish surface stays ■ unharmed even after 700 hours (1 month) of continuous salt spray. This is an excellent result and makes the SVEC dishes stand out from competitor’s products. SVEC’s coating secures an outstanding longelivity of these dishes. www.TELE-satellite.com — 10-1 1/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 31
  20. 20. TEST REPORT DVB-S2 Signal MeterHorizon HD-S2Satellite Signal MeterAs Easy to Useas Its Older Brother HOR IZON HD- S2 Extremely easy to use 10-1 1/2010 with an amazing list of features for the prosThe HD-S2 is the successor of the HDSM USB PLUS - the Another “layer of defense” against hostile environmentsatellite signal meter TELE-satellite presented in issue is the nylon carry case. It10-11/2007. At that time the meter was not compatible to DVB- has a practical pocket on itsS2. But now of course it is! But this is not the only improvement side and a quick start guide on the inner surface of theHorizon have introduced in their new meter. We will address the flap. Velcro openings allownovelties later in the report but first we would like to emphasize you to connect cables withoutthat the most important characteristics of this meter - its ease removing the meter from the bag. Neck strap of adjustableof use, has been preserved. We could repeat the title of the length lets you free both ofreport in which we were describing its predecessor: “even a your hands to handle a satel-total dummy can use it”. It still holds true! lite dish. As with all other Horizon at maximum load. This is pos- of two F connectors, LCD Usagemeters, when the HD-S2 is sible thanks to the modern screen with backlight and a If you are familiar with anydelivered, its internal bat- Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) bat- four button keypad. There is a other type of Horizon meterstery needs to be charged for tery. The battery is acces- plastic cover that is attached – a satellite, cable or terres-about 8 hours. Power supply sible through a flap door on to the front panel. The meter trial one, you really do notis built-in so you only need to the underside of the meter, is well protected from rain need much time to figurelink up the included mains lead so it is possible to replace it drops when used in the field. out how to operate their newto charge the internal battery. in the future or disconnect it if The output F-connector which HD-S2. The up arrow takesYou can also use the DC car you think you will not use the probably will not be used you to the setup menu andcharger lead to top-up the HD-S2 for some time. very often is protected with a the down arrow to the regu-charge. When fully charged, it rubber cap. Rain has no chance lar operation. Up/down but-serves for more than 8 hours The front panel consists to get inside the instrument. tons are used to navigate the34 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  21. 21. menu and left/right ones toselect option/value for a givenmenu item. There are twelve menu itemsin the Setup Menu: Backlight(on/off), Clicking (on/off),Brightness (0...15), Contrast(0...50), Sleep (1...30 min-utes or always on), Language(English, French, Indonesian,Spanish, Italian, German,Dutch, Polish, Swedish,Danish, Norwegian, Croatian),RF power units (dBµV/dBm/dBmV), LNB voltage (zero or13/18V), Defaults, Azimuth(Mag/True), Firmware versionand a list of European Cities. Cities” indicates which lookup When everything is set with the down arrow button. The last item requires some region is loaded. Choosing accordingly to our prefer- After the welcome screen,explanation. The Horizon a city close by to your loca- ences, we can leave the Setup the meter displays the signalHD-S2 can calculate the satel- tion speeds up the process. Menu by switching the meter search screen. At the top,lite dish elevation and azimuth Depending on your choice the off. Now we can connect the there is a satellite name andany given satellite. In order to dish azimuth will be calculated LNB output to the INPUT con- below a signal strength baruse it, you have to select your related either to geographical nector on the HD-S2 front and channel power value inlocation. The menu option “Eur or magnetic pole. panel and switch the meter on dBµV (or the other units set in the Setup Menu). With left/ right arrows, you can change the satellite and once the sat- ellite you are interested in is displayed, it is time to start turning round the dish. While sweeping the dish, you do not have to look at the HD-S2 display because it generates beeps. They change in pitch and repetition rates depending on signal strength. It is very easy to detect the right position of the dish just by listening. As soon as the meter locks to the received signal, the padlock symbol on the screen is displayed as locked and an additional bar is shown. It presents Modulation Error Ratio (MER). Its value in dB is shown just below the bar. MER is measured with 0.1 dB resolution which is more than enough to precisely align the dish. However, Horizon did36 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 10-1 1/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  22. 22. frequency, symbol rate, mod- ulation, FEC, IQ swap and presence of pilots (DVB-S2). The HD-S2’s default list of our test sample contains 20 transponders from the 13 most popular European sat- ellites. The units shipped to other regions of course will show the respective popu- lar satellites. Horizon’s web page www.horizonhge.com contains a download subpage for the HD-S2, from where in future these country specific lists can be downloaded. However, if you are notone step more. After press- not enough, we can leave the 22 kHz signal presence. In happy with their list, you caning the arrow down button, we signal search screen (with the low signal level conditions, we as well generate your owncan see a magnified (zoomed) up arrow button), and select should use the neighboring list. There are four DVB-S anddisplay of signal strength and the Spectrum item in the main menu item: Spectrum with a another four DVB-S2 customMER. The readings are even menu. The Horizon HD-S2 magnifying glass symbol. transponders the user canmore sensitive to changes in will then show us a part of program himself. They areantenna position than before. the spectrum with the chan- Another interesting menu accessible in the Custom- nel under test in the screen item we can visit is the Con- ize menu item. You define Another arrow down press center. Above the spectrum a stellation. As you can expect, here all necessary param-and we can see Bit Error number of parameters is pre- it displays signal constella- eters: LOF frequency, 22 kHzRate (BER) for DVB-S signal sented in an alternating way: tion diagram (QPSK, 8PSK or signal, transponder frequency,or Derived Bit Error Rate center frequency, frequency APSK – depending on signal). symbol rate, FEC (can be left(DER) for DVB-S2. If this is span, LNB polarization and Additionally, LCD reads signal Unknown = Auto), LNB volt- age, IQ swap and pilots (for DVB-S2 only; can be left as Auto). An important feature of the meter is its ability to send DiSEqC commands. The HD-S2 is compatible with DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.1. In separate menu items, you can select one of the 2 satellites, one of the 4 satellites or one of the 16 sat-■ Horizon‘s HD-S2 internal memory content viewed with the Log Reader application after running Log All function ellites. Moreover, the Horizonwith a HOTBIRD 13E satellite signal HD-S2 can send appropriate commands to drive dual horn systems in which you select not only one of the two satel- lites but also the sub-band and polarization. Unfortunately, you can not use HD-S2 to con- trol DiSEqC motors. If you think that’s everything the HD-S2 can do for you, you are wrong. For example, it has special menu items specially for testing the Internet-via- Satellite service Astra2Con- nect which searches for the■ The HD-S2 log can be exported to a csv file and then imported to any spreadsheet editor transponders dedicated for www.TELE-satellite.com — 10-1 1/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 37

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