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Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System

Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System

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

Hiltron has supplied each of the 50 sites with a compact 12U rack populated with the monitoring equipment. The systems delivered are located at monitoring sites across North America, South and Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Each system includes a Hiltron HCS-4 satellite communication controller which is designed to form the central control element for a wide range of satcom applications. These include switchover between devices such as downconverters, high power amplifiers, waveguides, MPEG digital video broadcast encoders and integrated receiver/decoders.

The HCS-4 can also be used to control and monitor optical-fibre transceivers and antenna heaters. Other features include an N-1 redundancy switch and BUC/HPA controller, an LNB supply, a 2-1 LNB redundancy switch controller, plus a GPS-synchronised fully redundant low-noise 10 MHz reference generator.

Hiltron's HCS-4 satellite communication controller is available as a 2U high 19 inch rack mount unit with main and backup power supplies plus 13 slots for active modules. Also available are two chassis mountable frames accommodating up to 6 or up to 14 active modules.

All three versions can be powered from 24 volts DC and are operated via an intuitive HTML-based graphic interface. Modules are hot-pluggable to allow easy exchange. Any new or replaced module is automatically sensed and its address registered. All units in the family have SNMP remote control, hot-swappable dual redundant power supply and an internal data bus.

Founded in 1979, Hiltron Communications (www.hiltron.de) is a world leading satcom equipment manufacturer and system integrator operating from modern purpose-built headquarters based in Backnang near Stuttgart. Hiltron's ISO 9001 certified on-site facilities include a purpose-designed integration area for ground systems, large antenna solutions and SNG vehicles. Hiltron also has its own research and development department and satellite antenna test plant. Customers can rely on Hiltron's experience in designing system solutions using the company's own and various multivendor products. Hiltron offers a wide range of customer-focused services covering every aspect of the modern satellite communication business.

Contact for further information:

Hiltron Communications
Antonio Monteverde
Tel: +49 (0)7191 343 570
Email: antonio.monteverde@hiltron.de

Address:

Hiltron Communications
Emil-Rathenau-Str. 1
71522 Backnang
Germany
Tel: +49 (0)7191 343 570
Fax: +49 (0)7191 3435 750
Web: www.hiltron.de

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Kurt Howell Joins NTP Technology as Sales Director for North America

Kurt Howell Joins NTP Technology as Sales Director for North America


Kurt Howell, NTP Technology Sales Director for North America.

In a strategic and focused effort to support broadcast audio sales in the US, NTP Technology is teaming up with industry veteran Kurt Howell. He joins the company as Sales Director for North America and will work in close co-operation with NTP’s current distribution.

“This appointment builds on the recent success of the Penta audio conversion and routing product range for broadcast applications in the North American market," says NTP Technology Sales Director Mikael Vest. "Kurt is a highly respected industry veteran who knows the pro-audio and broadcast business inside out. I am convinced that he will significantly strengthen our presence towards our customers and sales channel partners. He has a particularly strong understanding of IP audio networking, including Dante. With an increasing number of broadcasters, production studios and post facilities exploring AoIP, Kurt's appointment is a perfect match.”

"I am very pleased to be advancing into this new position working for NTP Technology and its Penta products," Kurt Howell adds. "NTP Technology with its DAD brand is globally recognised both for its pristine audio conversion quality and the MTRX audio interface developed for Avid. My key priority will be to build on the success of the DAD brand and the Penta audio conversion and routing product line to assist North American broadcasters in their move towards IP audio."

"We will be promoting the modular flexibility and proven reliability of the NTP Penta conversion and audio-routing platform. Integrating Dante with existing formats such as SDI, AES and MADI is the key to a successful transition to AoIP. The Penta platform is the perfect vehicle for making this happen smoothly and efficiently."

Kurt Howell is located in Florida. He began his career as a musician with in the 1980 before moving into pro-audio sales as a Digidesign product specialist, progressing into sales consultancy with Vintage King Pro Audio in Nashville. He joins NTP Technology from Focusrite Pro where he was National Sales Manager for the US and Canada.

NTP Technology (www.ntp.dk) produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering, editing and post production studios. DAD - Digital Audio Denmark (www.digitalaudio.dk), a brand owned by NTP Technology, is renowned worldwide for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog audio converters delivering outstanding sonic performance. Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of the Dan Technologies Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.

CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Mikael Vest, NTP Technology A/S

Tel: +45 4596 8880 | mikael.vest@ntp.dk

Kurt Howell, NTP Technology A/S

Tel: +1 813 422 1289 | kurt.howell@ntp.dk

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Vantec/Danmon’s New Studio2Go Portable 4K-UHD Production System Makes Mobile Video Production and Live Streaming Easier than Ever

Vantec/Danmon's New Studio2Go Portable 4K-UHD Production System Makes Mobile Video Production and Live Streaming Easier than Ever

Vantec/Danmon's new Studio2Go Portable is an ultra-compact 4K-UHD video production system which allows professional-quality television content to be created, recorded and live-streamed from any desired location.

"Studio2Go Portable is compact enough to transport as carry-on luggage," says Vantec/Danmon CEO Alexandre Roriz. "It is so easy to use that a single operator can be ready to shoot a multi-camera production within minutes of arriving on site."

Available in a wide range of configurations, Studio2Go at its simplest can source from two wirelessly connected smartphones. Fully configured, it can handle up to 32 full studio-quality cameras. A multiview display screen shows each connected video source plus the main video output. Incoming video can be selected within Studio2Go's integral vision mixer. Incoming audio from multiple microphone or line sources can also be mixed or selected.

Captured video and audio content can be recorded within Studio2Go for later playout, streamed live, or both. Operators have access to a wide range of creative tools including image editing, colour-layering, border and shadow generation, titling and rolling text generation. Additional production features include colour correction, pan-tilt-zoom camera control, multichannel video recording, live picture-in-picture and 4K-to-HD virtual camera cropping.

Frame-accurate live switching and colour compositing can be performed via a keyboard and an optional control panel with a sliding transition fader.

Studio2Go is a fully professional system providing tally light integration, broadcast quality video output, frame-accurate media playback, real-time format conversion, live ad insertion, NDI protocol support and multi-network bonding. It can be operated locally or under full browser-based IP remote control.

Vantec/Danmon offers Studio2Go in a various models ranging from a basic Ethernet-interfaced portable version to the fully-populated Rack Pro with 16 SDI in/out. All versions operate from standard electric mains.

Studio2Go will be demonstrated on the Danmon Group stand, 8.B51, at IBC2019, Amsterdam, September 13th-17th.

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