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TELE-satellite was established
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in 1981 and today is the oldest, ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
largest and most-read digital center and that is the future of the receiver! My choice of tuner for any range and my
tv trade magazine in the �������������������������������������������������
world. TELE-satellite is seen by
more than 250,000 digital tv
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and is available both in printed
form and online. TELE-satellite
is published worldwide in 22
language editions. Alexander Wiese
Editor-in-Chief TELE-satellite
www.TELE-satellite.com
CONTENT

TECHNOMATE TM-7100 HD
Triple Tuner HDTV Receiver ......... 16

8DTEK TSM-8800
Meter for DVB-S and
DVB-T Signal ..................... 26

AZBOX PREMIUM HD PLUS


HDTV Receiver for Full HD .......... 36
QUALITY
SATELLITE

SKYWORTH DVB-S
AND DVB-T
Miniature Scart Receiver
with PVR Function .............. 46

GLOBAL INVACOM
OPTICAL LNB
Fibre Optic LNB for
PFA-Antenna .............. 54
Company Report: Satellite Reception:
Satellite Dealer Quality Satellites, Intelligent Dish Alignment............... 106
HAVA PLATINUM HD San Diego, California .......................86
Satellite TV Via the Internet ........ 60 News:
Company Report: Digital Terrestrial Television............. 118
Satellite Dealer ORSAT,
Sichuan, China ................................90 DTT of the World ........................ 120

Company Report: News:


Feature: EESHOP.NL, Satellite Shop in the HDTV & 3D Programmes................. 122
The New Dolby................................10 Netherlands ....................................92
World Satellites .......................... 124
AWARD Winning: Company Overview:
Satellite Products of 21st Century ......70 Best Satellite Companies Satelliten Informationen:
of the World....................................96 New Satellites ............................... 126
Company Report:
Global Invacom goes Fibre DTT, DXer Report: TELE-satellite Magazine
Althorne (Essex), UK .......................80 The ASTRA Fan, Adapazari, Türkei ... 100 Worldwide .................................. 128

ADVERTISERS
8DTEK ........................................21 HORIZON ...................................51 SATCATCHER ..............................67
ABCOM .......................................14 INFOSAT.....................................87 SATCOM RUSSIA-2010.............. 103
ALUOSAT .................................. 119 GLOBAL INVACOM ......................33 SATELLITE GUYS ...................... 123
ANGA-2010............................... 111 IBC-2010 ....................................57 SEATEL .......................................47
AZBOX...................................... 131 JIUZHOU .................................. 132 SKYWORTH ................................ 7
AZURE SHINE .............................63 MFC .......................................... 109 SMARTWI ...................................29
BETASAT.....................................81 MOTECK......................................67 SPAUN ........................................25
BOIINGSAT ................................55 NAB ............................................95 SVEC ..........................................19
BYA ELECTRONIC........................63 NETUP ...................................... 109 TECHNOMATE ............................. 4
CHANGHONG .............................. 2 PENTHOUSE ...............................13 TEHNICB .................................. 117
COMMUNICASIA-2010................24 PROMAX .....................................43 TEKNIKSAT.................................49
DISHPOINTER .......................... 123 ROGETECH..................................89 TELEMANN .................................39
DOEBIS .................................... 8-9 SAB ............................................61 TRIMAX......................................93
FULAN ELECTRONICS ................. 5 SATBEAMS................................ 117 WEISS ........................................93

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FEATURE The New Dolby

Dolby Digital Plus


Sound Format
Jacek Pawlowski

channel content. Classical MPEG stereo


The race for better and better compression methods
can occupy 160~256 kbps. Dolby Digital
seems to have no end. Once we start to feel comfortable Plus requires only 96 kbps for stereo and
with the terms DVB-S, DVB-T, MPEG-2, we learn that 224 kbps for 5.1 content. This relation-
now DVB-S2, DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC) rule ship is presented in Figure 1.
the world. And now familiar Dolby Digital turns into
something else. In 2005, the newer and better format You do not have to be an expert to

had been standardized both by DVB and ATSC. The new notice that in place of a traditional MPEG
stereo, you can have 5.1 channels in the
format is called Enhanced AC-3 (E-AC-3) or Dolby Digital
same bandwidth if only you use DD+
���������������������������������������������������������� coding.
multiplex has started to transmit its audio exclusively
in Dolby Digital Plus format. This is French TNT HD But does better compression ratio
multiplex R5 with the following HDTV channels: compromise audio quality? By no means!
TF1 HD, France 2 HD, and M6 HD. DD+ codec is based on the original Dolby
Digital codec but it has several improve-
ments aimed at reduction of the pre-
Dolby Digital Plus is a new coding tech- lower cost of transmission or give the noise artifacts before sharp transients,
nology allowing to save at least 33% (and operator extra bandwidth for HD video. maintenance of phase relationships
up to 50%) of the bandwidth used for Typical AC-3 bitrates are: 128~192 kbps between channels, as well as bit allo-
regular Dolby Digital. This leads to either for stereo and 384~448 kbps for 5.1 cation and quantization algorithm. As a
result, when DD+ signal is output from
the set-top-box, its quality is better than
that of classical DD despite the lower
bandwidth required for transmission.

Compatibility
Transmissions in Dolby Digital Plus
require a set-top-box (or “a receiver” as
we call it in TELE-satellite reports) to be
equipped with a DD+ decoder, otherwise
you will hear nothing. French viewers of
TNT HD multiplex R5 must use new DD+
compatible set-top-boxes.

But what about the output? Do you


need to upgrade to the latest A/V
receiver? No, not necessarily. If you have
one which is DD+ compliant, that’s great.
� Fig. 1. Bitrate required for top quality MPEG stereo, Dolby Digital (5.1 channels) You should connect it to the set-top-box
and Dolby Digital Plus (5.1 channels).

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preferably with HDMI 1.3 cable. In such Popularity and Disc is limited to 7.1 channels, generally
setup, you achieve the best possible possible extensions ��� ��� ����������� ��� ����� ������ ���������
signal quality. in the future, while retaining compat-
Dolby Digital Plus has been adopted for
ibility with all Dolby Digital Plus players
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But if you have just Dolby Digital sur- ���� ���������� ��� �������� ������� ���
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round sound decoder, you simply use S/ channels, the total bitrate required in the
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PDIF cable for connecting both devices transmission channel need to go up to
bandwidth in the Internet TV is as impor-
��������������������������������������� 4.7 Mbps. The HDMI output peak bitrate
tant as in all other forms of digital TV.
can reach 6.144 Mbps then.

So far 7.1 A/V receivers are rare, but


this is the future of top class audio. Will
they be used only in Blu-ray Discs or
also in digital TV? It is hard to say today.
Presently, the main reason to introduce
Dolby Digital Plus in digital TV is the need
to save the bandwidth. But who knows,
maybe in a year or two, the premium
movie or music channels will start 7.1
channel transmission?

DD+
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Audio Channels: 1.0 to 13.1 (i.e. from
mono to 13 full range channels and a low
frequency effects channel)
� Fig 2. Connecting DD+ and DD compatible A/V receivers to the set-top-box. �������������������������������

stream is repackaged to DD bitstream The highlights of this format do not �������������������������������������

and output on S/PDIF connector. Its end in better compression ratio and
bitrate is equal to 640 kbps. It means superior sound quality compared to the ���� ����� ���� ��� ���������� ��������������

that you get better sound than standard ��������� ���� ���� ������� ��� ������������ ���� ������� ��� ���������� ��� ������ �� ���

Dolby Digital broadcast audio, which is More than 5.1 channels are possible. �����������������������������������������

limited to 448 kbps. Although Dolby Digital Plus for Blu-ray ���������������������

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TEST REPORT Triple Tuner HDTV Receiver

Technomate TM-7100 HD
A great box, but what’s
the difference? 0.51

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PVR with a big difference. Able to receive and record both �����������������������������
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card slots and space for two CAMs, this box could receive just �������� ����� ���� ������
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about any digital satellite channel you can throw at it. All great, ����������������������������
but what’s the difference? The third tuner is the key: on top of �����������������������������
all this it enables the 7100 to receive DVB-T digital terrestrial �����������������������������
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broadcasts! ������������������������������
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04-05/2010
TECHNOMATE TM-7100 HD
The ultimate machine for multi channel
recordings in digital tv

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menus, but no mention in Available online starting from 2 April 2010
the manual of what use it can It’s best though to do
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easy to follow setup menus needs. a far cry from the old days
Installation give plenty of options for the where we had to go to each
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receiver out of the box, how basic setup is to use a single the channels out there is channels, drink some coffee,
many of us can’t say we just LNB connected to tuner 1, often a tedious process, but wait forever, go to the next
want to get it plugged in and and loop it though to tuner the 7100 has a clever auto satellite, scan for channels,
working as soon as we can? ��� ����� �������� ���������� navigation function to make get caffeine overload, and so
Who really reads all the way and playback options can be it a bit less painful. Once we on for the rest of the day.
�������� ���� ������� ������ had from using a twin LNB have our list of receivable
For us impatient people, the to feed both inputs. Alter- satellites set up with all their Scanning can be restricted
����������������������������� natively, two independent associated DiSEqC and LNB to just free channels if you
contain an Easy Installation dishes could be used on each options, we can head off to aren’t going to be receiving
Guide. Several common con- tuner. Add DiSEqC options to the auto navigation menu, anything that is scrambled, or
������������������������������ all this and you have a very select which ones we want to to just TV channels if you’re
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to radio. Scanning speed is a separate terrestrial scan in
good – a full scan of Astra 2 the installation menu which
takes just under 6.5 minutes gives us the usual choices
��� ���� ���� �������������� �� – scan all UHF channels or a
network scan can be used to single one.
get all the transponder data
and pick up additional ones At my location we have
not already present in the a whole two transponders
Tuner connection options menu receiver’s memory but this to receive so it’s quicker to
nearly trebles the time taken. scan them individually. Or if
There’s a quicker option for you are as lazy as me, input
���������������������������� �����������������������������
everything … blind scan! scan, just like on satellite,
Once just for enthusiasts, to pick up the other. Later
the blind scan can now work in the year when we are
fast enough to be a viable given a third transponder to
alternative to scanning the play with, it would save me
pre-programmed list of even more button pressing!
transponders. Of course, if you don’t have
your local channel numbers
Over the same satellite, to hand, a scan over the
Blind scan in progress ���������������������������� whole UHF spectrum takes
����������������������������� just 2.5 minutes.
a difference over a well-pop-
ulated satellite, and quicker Once scanned into the
than the network scan along receiver, the terrestrial
with the reassurance that channels appear in the chan-
everything you can receive nel list alongside their satel-
is really there. Again, we can lite counterparts. The list can
restrict the search to only ��� �������� ��� �� �������� ����
free channels, and addition- ellite using the SAT key, and
ally set a frequency band to
here the terrestrial chan-
be scanned for those satel-
nels appear as if they were
lites that don’t use the whole
on a satellite of their own –
Terrestrial scan menu spectrum. Auto navigation
simple. The list can also be
is even available here too
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making the blind scan a true
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alternative to the traditional
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method. With blind scan-
around the list isn’t quite the
ning becoming fast enough
most user-friendly experi-
to rival pre-programmed
ence it could be, but it gets
transponders, how long will
easier with experience.
it be until this becomes the
standard way to scan a sat-
ellite?
Everyday use
Dealing with hundreds of
While we’re still setting channels off multiple satel-
up, it’s a good time to look lites makes a favourites list
Terrestrial scan in progress
at the third tuner in the ������������ ���� ���� �����
box. I had been concerned has sixteen sets of favour-
����� ��� ����� ����������� ��� ites to use. The groups come
satellite and terrestrial in ���������� ��� �����������
the same machine might be tion, sports, movies etc.,
reminiscent of the early days but these can be renamed
of digital satellite, when it as required. Pressing the
sometimes felt like we had FAV button while watch-
two almost unconnected ing TV brings up a channel
analogue and digital receiv- ����� �������� ��� ���� ����������
ers in the same box. But ��������������������������������
here the implementation is ting remains and is used by
reassuringly simple. There’s both the channel list and the
Channel list

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EPG until changed again later surely even I couldn’t run out
– just how it should be. of space with that much at
my disposal, although I do
The EPG is clear and easy like a challenge. If I ever
to use. I found using the did achieve that, there’s no
favourites system the best need to panic: the receiver
way to navigate the channels can be set to record to a USB
but we can also view chan- drive and recordings can be
nels by individual satellite as archived there also. EPG
with the channel list – includ-
ing just the terrestrial chan- All three tuners can be
nels. The EPG for satellite recorded at the same time,
channels is as always limited and there’s usually no slow-
to the now and next shows, down in the receiver’s opera-
but for terrestrial a full seven tion while this is happening.
days can be seen. From here I’ve successfully recorded
future shows can be added from all three at once,
into the timer for viewing including an HD channel, and
or recording. After selec- watched an HD recording at
tion here they are available the same time.
in the 32-event timer screen,
accessible from the EPG. There’s sometimes a little Programme info
bit of a jump when a record-
With three tuners to record ing starts, but apart from
from, some serious record- that it’s very smooth. When
ing weaponry is needed. Our recording has used up all
review machine was sup- the available tuner capacity,
plied with an internal 500GB an alternative channel can
hard drive. The manual gives be still viewed from a trans-
clear instructions and pic- ponder already in use. Help-
tures showing how to install fully, the channel list and
or upgrade the internal drive, EPG show channels unavail-
which can go up to an enor- able for this reason in grey
mous 1 terabyte in size . Now – selecting one gives the

Recorded programmes list

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MP3 player Power save option

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help, and the manual is just The sensitive tuner and audio quality are as good as panying machine to expand
a little too basic after the ini- speedy blind scan might we’ve come to expect from the number of hours in a
tial set up pages. But a little also give it a good home in an HD receiver with a dig- day: all this TV, all this hard
experience helps a lot – a the enthusiast’s set-up – the ital sound output. The big- �������������������������������
day or two of experimenting auto navigation makes it gest problem now is harder a device appears I think I’ll
teaches you all you need to great for a little unattended to get around. Technomate need to miss a lot of sleep to
know. feed-hunting. Video and don’t yet make an accom- keep up with it all.

Expert Opinion TECHNICAL


+ DATA
Distributor Technomate Ltd, Unit 11 Nobel Road, Edmonton,
Two satellite tuners, one digital terrestrial tuner,
London, N18 3BH, UK
great connectivity, large hard drive and USB sup-
Tel. +44 20 8884 0545 / + 44 20 8884 0701
port, power saving standby mode
Fax +44 20 8884 0275

- Andy Middleton
Homepage www.technomate.com

Occasional instances of confusion in the TELE-satellite email info@technomate.com


Test Center
recording system, some menus harder than UK Model TM-7100 HD Triple Tuner PVR

necessary to navigate, basic manual Satellites 64

SCPC compatible Yes

ENERGY
USALS Yes

DiSEqC 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3
DIAGRAM
Scart connectors 2

Symbol rates DVB-S: 2000-45000

DVB-S2 10000-30000 (QPSK & 8PSK)


Apparent Power Mode Apparent Active Factor Terrestrial range 170-230 & 470-862Mhz
Normal StandBy 36 W 18 W 0.5
Power Save StandBy 4W 1W 0.25 Carrier modes 2K & 8K hierarchical/non-hierarchical
Reception 55 W 28 W 0.51
PVR 59 W 32 W 0.54 MPEG2 modes MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264

Audio outputs 2 (left & right)


Active Power Video outputs Composite, Component, HDMI, RF modulator

Resolutions 1080i, 720p, 576i, 570p

UHF output Yes

0/12 volt output No

Digital audio output S/PDIF

EPG Yes

C/Ku-band compatible Yes


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Power supply 100-250V AC, 50/60Hz
save option turned on

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Optical Transmitter and Receiver
��Suitable for SAT- and TV applications ��Fibre optical cables have a lower diameter and multiple
��Low signal loss over long distances fibres in a single cable
��Excellent linearity compared to coaxial wiring ��Isolation between transmitter and receiver
��Large bandwidth from 47 … 2200 MHz ��Distribution to up to 32 receivers (nodes) possible

Optical Receiver SORx1310607 NF Optical Transmitter SOTx1310607 NF


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e.g. 3 km e.g. 10 km

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with SPAUN SORx 1310607 NF with SPAUN SORx 1310607 NF

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TEST REPORT DVB Combo Signal Analyzer

8dtek TSM-8800
Digital Signal Analyzer for
DVB-S and DVB-T Signals
Solid Design and Fully
Featured!
Since the beginning of the satellite age there was
always this one problem for the die-hard satellite
hobbyist: the necessary hardware to properly
align his own antenna, that is, a satellite
signal analyzer was always ridiculously
expensive. When the transition to
���������������������������������������
became possible to offer signal
analyzers with professional features
at much lower prices.

0.6

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Since that time, TELE-sat- analyzer can be placed in a to prevent the installer from 04-05/2010
8DTEK TSM -880 0
ellite has regularly presented safe spot in view of the installer accidentally dropping the ana- Easy menu operation
and exc eptionally
these kinds of analyzers as and while the antenna or LNB is lyzer to the ground while trying simple to operate

long as they met our quality being adjusted, the signal ana- to adjust the antenna plus it’s
and functionality requirements. lyzer can be operated using the simply much easier this way to
credit-card sized remote con- control all the functions of the
One such candidate, that trol. For one thing, this helps analyzer using a mini remote
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our demands, is the TSM-8800
from 8dtek. 8dtek from Hong-
kong was founded in 2008 and
specializes in sophisticated,
highly technical solutions. The
TSM-8800 is a perfect example
of that.

When we opened up the


box, it was obvious that 8dtek
did not skimp on quality nor
on any of the included acces-
sories. Absolutely solid and
sturdy; there’s no other way
to describe it. The electronics
were placed in a solid, brushed
aluminum chassis.

The analyzer itself sits nicely


in your hand and is protected
from falls and other environ-
mental concerns. The manu-
facturer also surrounded the
analyzer in a rubber jacket with
openings for connectors on the
underside as well as the upper
and lower edges. This rubber
jacket prevents the analyzer
from slipping on almost any
surface. Because of its rela-
tively heavy weight, it sits sol-
idly in place and thus makes it
all the more easier to use.

The front panel sports a 3.5-


inch LCD display. It’s very easy
to read and produces very little
glare even with direct sun-
light. Six LEDs are located just
below the display and indicate
the current operational mode
of the analyzer. At one glance
you can identify the current
polarization level as well as the
current band (high or low) and
whether or not the analyzer
has locked on to a signal.

8dtek incorporated an infra-


red receiver right in the middle
of the row of LEDs. Wait a
minute… an infrared receiver
for a signal analyzer? Actually,
it’s not a bad idea! The signal

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TELE-satellite World www.TELE-satellite.com/...
Download this report in other languages from the Internet:
Arabic ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ara/8dtek.pdf
Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/bid/8dtek.pdf
Bulgarian ��������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/bul/8dtek.pdf
control. And should you ever ���� ������ ���� ���� ���� ��� ���� Czech ����� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ces/8dtek.pdf
German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/deu/8dtek.pdf
need both hands for whatever a serial connector, something English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng/8dtek.pdf
Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/esp/8dtek.pdf
reason, the remote control ����������������������������� Farsi � ���� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/far/8dtek.pdf
French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/fra/8dtek.pdf
can be easily slipped into your ����������������������� Hebrew ����� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/heb/8dtek.pdf
Greek �������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/hel/8dtek.pdf
pocket. Croatian �������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/hrv/8dtek.pdf
Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ita/8dtek.pdf
The wide assortment of Hungarian ������ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/mag/8dtek.pdf
The signal analyzer itself accessories includes a match- Mandarin �� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/man/8dtek.pdf
Dutch Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ned/8dtek.pdf
comes with 15 function but- ing plug-in power supply, a car Polish ������ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/pol/8dtek.pdf
Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/por/8dtek.pdf
tons, a cross-shaped button as ������������������������������� Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rom/8dtek.pdf
Russian ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rus/8dtek.pdf
well as a set of buttons labeled useful carrying case that also Swedish ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/sve/8dtek.pdf
Turkish ������ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/tur/8dtek.pdf
0 to 9. All of these buttons helps to protect the unit plus a
Available online starting from 2 April 2010
except for the two on/off but- key chain with integrated com-
tons can also be found on the pass. As you can see, 8dtek
remote control making it pos- really thought of everything battery lets you use the ana- ����� ����� �� ��������� ���� ����
sible to completely control the that an installer might need to lyzer continuously for four point of view it certainly ranks
TSM-8800 from a distance. set up a satellite antenna. hours when fully charged. This as one of the best we have ever
should be enough to set up and seen.
The TSM-8800 also comes A printed user manual was align even the most compli-
with every possible connector not included in our test ana-
you could ever need. In addi- lyzer; it was provided by the
cated motorized antenna with-
������������
out having to worry about the
After turning on the analyzer
tion to the satellite IF input and ������������������������������ battery dying.
���� ���� ����� ������ ���� ����
the integrated speaker, you will English, German, French and
8800 immediately jumps to the
���� ���� ���� �������� ���� ���� Spanish. A printed manual will To put it all together, it’s safe
Main Menu. There is no Instal-
inputs on the underside of the though be provided with regu- to say that 8dtek has not only
lation Assistant and it’s not
unit. lar shipments. developed one of the highest
even necessary. The submenu
quality signal analyzers that we
“System” lets you take care of
����������� ��� �� ��� ���� ��� Up until now, we haven’t have ever had
all the necessary analyzer set-
done through the USB inter- seen a signal analyzer with the oppor-
tings.
face and the included USB/ such easy-to-follow on-screen tunity to
serial adapter. This will let you graphics and with functions test
���� ����� ������ ��� ��� �������
not only upload new operat- so good and easy to use that but
������������������������������
ing software but also let you anyone that has some idea of
�����������������������������
edit the various settings and what’s going on can use this
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�������������������������������� analyzer without having to
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The only drawback is that the refer to a user manual. Our
�������������������������
interface cable comes with a compliments to the software
You can also select where
USB connector on one end to programmers.
the analyzer will be used;
link with the analyzer while The integrated lithium-ion

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8dtek Logo The TSM-88008 Main Menu The System Settings menu lets you match the
analyzer to your personal requirements

Various LOF values are preprogrammed Zoom View makes it easier to read the value The preprogrammed satellite list comes with
61 entries

�������������������������������������������� Real Time and Multi Functional DVB-S NIT Mode Spectrum lets you identify the
that are not already in the preprogrammed list Spectrum satellite clearly

USALS Settings

DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 (USALS) Thanks to the PC editor, transponder and satellite data
are supported can easily be edited

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here you can choose from er’s many different settings probably scratching their
England, France, Spain, capabilities. heads right now consider-
Italy or Germany. Additional ing that we’re using a three-
countries and languages Since we are dealing with meter antenna but here in
are being worked on and a Combi unit, the TSM-8800 Austria an antenna this size
will be made available with comes with two different is absolutely necessary
a future software update. operational modes: DVB-S for the stable reception
and DVB-T. We decided to of ASTRA 2D since we’re
An audible signal tone start our tests in DVB-S already quite a distance
can also be activated here mode; we’ll get to DVB-T a outside of this satellite’s
and the analyzer can be set little later. footprint.
to automatically shut off
after a user-settable time ����� Regardless of how big
period. After determining that or small the antenna actu-
this analyzer is really easy ���������������������������������
The OSD also comes to use and self-explanatory, ����������������������������
with a timeout feature we decided to jump right lite parameters, that is, azi-
that is user-settable. And into the deep end of the muth and elevation.
of course, if it’s neces- pool and align our three-
sary, the analyzer can be meter antenna located in Normally, you’d have to
easily returned to its fac- Vienna, Austria to ASTRA ����������������������������
tory settings thus giving 2D. ����� ������������ ��� ���� ���
us an overall very positive online using a number of
impression of this analyz- Our British readers are different Internet sites, but

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All DVB-T channels can be searched Multi Channel Search for DVB-T lets you view 8 Active frequencies can easily be recognized in
channels Signal Quality simultaneously the spectrum analyzer display

none of this is necessary with This makes working with the to activate and test them. Of An acoustical signal output is
the TSM-8800. The analyzer analyzer fun and with the push course, if you want to, you can available so that you can adjust
comes with its own Angle Cal- of just one button the azimuth enter the required frequency the antenna without having to
culation submenu that takes and elevation data needed to manually which then auto- look at the analyzer.
care of this work for you. To adjust the antenna have been matically becomes part of the
perform this calculation prop- calculated for you. transponder list for the current For our setup, we quickly
erly, you need to know the satellite. Additional parameters adjusted the antenna to the
exact geographical position of As soon as these values such as low or high band as correct angle and then began
the antenna as well as what have been transferred to well as the LNB supply voltage moving the dish in the direc-
satellite you want to align to. the antenna, the analyzer which determines the polar- tion of ASTRA 2D at 28.2° east.
is switched over to DVB-S ization can be handled via the With such a large antenna, the
The geographical coordi- mode and the desired satel- corresponding menu entries, signal level would naturally be
nates can easily be found via lite is selected. The TSM-8800 via the function buttons on relatively high and in no time at
the Internet, for example, assumes that it will be a Ku- the analyzer or via the remote all the LOCK LED on the ana-
through Google Maps, Google band satellite using a universal control. At the bottom of the lyzer indicated a signal had
Earth or Wikipedia. GPS navi- LNB. If this is not the case, the screen are a pair if bar graphs been found.
gation devices will also give you necessary parameters can be that show the current signal
your local coordinates. edited in the Scan menu. strength and signal quality. In Zoom mode we roughly
aligned the antenna to ASTRA
Once the local latitude and A number of LOF frequencies With the help of one of the 2 but we already knew that the
longitude have been entered, for the Ku-band and C-band are function buttons you can switch signals from the other ASTRA 2
the next step involves select- already preprogrammed but if to a rough measurement of the satellites would be quite strong
ing the desired satellite. Now needed the user can enter LOF antenna on an expanded dis- using a three-meter antenna
�������������������������������� values manually for those older play that shows noise offset, and that receiving the signals
to see the preprogrammed LNBs with unusual LOFs. signal quality and signal level from the ASTRA 2D bird would
satellite list stored in the ana- optically in bar graph form and be the cream of the crop.
lyzer and it is quite a list. 61 For every stored satellite also numerically. Additionally,
satellites with up-to-date tran- entry there are multiple pre- there are also numerical values So we switched over to
sponder data are stored in programmed transponder for VBER, CBER, the C/N as normal scan mode and modi-
memory. entries available making it easy well as the channel power. ���� ���� �������������� ����

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quency to one from ASTRA 2D. If you don’t need to use Blind This makes it easy to identify The spectrum analyzer can
With the aid of the zoomed-in Scan, 8dtek incorporated a an antenna that is not properly also highlight the peak that
view, we began adjusting the very fast transponder scan that aligned or one with a mast that was reached by a particu-
antenna again. The goal was to looks at the currently selected isn’t perfectly vertical letting lar signal; it displays a small
achieve the highest signal qual- transponder. you correct the problem with symbol to indicate how high
ity while keeping the CBER to a very little effort. the most recent signal peak
minimum. It is also possible to per- was. This feature lets you use
form an NIT transponder scan To round it all off, the TSM- the spectrum analyzer as a way
������� ��� ���� �������������� so that other transponders 8800 comes with a very clever ����������������������������������
signal level display and the belonging to the same provider channel list editor that lets you assembly.
nearly instantaneous measure- can be found as well. easily move, rename or delete
ment response of the analyzer, any of the channels in the list. The TSM-8800 can display
we were able to do this easily The satellite scan looks at all The channel list can therefore the entire frequency spectrum
and without any problems. the preprogrammed transpon- always be kept in an organized ��������������������������������
Once the antenna was properly ders for the selected satellite. fashion. For the installer, the section and then use a cursor
aligned we knew that we were But since there are only a few TSM-8800 couldn’t be better; to mark each signal peak so
pointing to ASTRA 2 but it would transponders stored for each he can store the most popular that it can be directly read in to
also be very practical to be able satellite, this scan is not nearly satellite positions and chan- the analyzer.
to display the received signals as complete compared to a nels so that they can easily be
on the analyzer’s monitor. standard satellite receiver. shown to a customer. It’s becoming clear that the
TSM-8800 would not only be
With the TSM-8800 this When dealing with more Another very practical fea- a useful tool for installers but
isn’t a problem at all, a vari- complex or motorized system ture is the integrated spectrum it would also be very interest-
ety of scan modes are avail- installations, it is especially analyzer. It has the advantage ing for DXers and feedhunters.
able including TP scan, TP-NIT, critical that the signal analyzer of not only graphically display- With just one look an experi-
satellite scan and Blind Scan at used be able to communicate ing the entire frequency spec- enced feed hunter would be
8 MHz intervals and also at 12 with every possible DiSEqC trum but it also makes it easy able to recognize which feed
MHz intervals. Yes, believe it or component. The TSM-8800 can to align the antenna to a spe- frequencies are currently active
not, this signal analyzer comes handle this without any prob- ����� ���������� ��� ��� ����� ���� �� and with the push of just one
with a Blind Scan mode that lems; it comes integrated with certain transponder. button the desired transpon-
even worked perfectly in our DiSEqC 1.0 for up to four satel- ����� ������ ��� ���������� ����
tests! lites, DiSEqC 1.1 for up to 16 If you regularly install satel- lowed by a full-screen display
satellites as well as DiSEqC 1.2 lite systems, it won’t take long of the feed on the analyzer.
It scans the 950 to 2150 MHz and 1.3 (USALS) for motorized for you to look at the spectrum
frequency range in steps of systems. image of a satellite and be able As soon as an active tran-
either 8 or 12 MHz. It does take to tell which satellite it is. But if �������� ���� ����� �����������
time to complete a scan (in Aligning a USALS motorized you haven’t quite mastered the the new 8dtek analyzer imme-
our test a scan in 8 MHz steps system with the 8dtek analyzer spectrum images just yet, the diately blends in additional
on ASTRA 2 took 11 minutes) is actually fun. After entering in TSM-8800 can identify the sat- information such as noise
���� ��� ����� ����������� ���� ���� your local geographical position ellite you’re currently pointed offset, C/N, various signal qual-
including some unknown tran- the antenna can be moved to to using the NIT data from a ity values as well as the orbital
sponders. every desired satellite position. valid transponder. position of the current satellite.

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To document all the work Another amazing bonus
that has been done, the spec- feature is that TSM-8800 can ENERGY
trum image on the analyzer can indicate MPEG4 SD and HD DIAGRAM
be stored and later recalled if channels, although it is not
needed. able to display those channels
yet. Apparent Power

DVB-T Mode Apparent Active Factor


Finally, we wanted to check Battery Loading 45 W 27 W 0.6
The signal scanning and pro-
out the three RCA jacks on the
cessing with DVB-T is similar
underside of the analyzer a
to DVB-S although the recep-
little more closely.
tion parameters for DVB-T are
Active Power
less plus DVB-T uses a dif-
While the A/V jacks displayed
ferent frequency range. The
video that was helpful to us for
desired DVB-T frequency can
this test report, the end user
be entered manually or it can
would probably not use them
selected from the prepro-
all too much since even with
grammed list.
the remote control, the ana-
lyzer is not a comfortable DVB Expert Opinion
The TSM-8800 can also
receiver. +
supply the necessary power
The TSM-8800 is a handy and reliable analyzer
�������������������������������� for digital DVB-S and DVB-T signals. It is con-
On the other hand, the video
directly through the coax cable trolled by a very logical and user-friendly con-
input is very practical; it can be
the parameters of which can structed on-screen display and is shipped from
used for example while install-
be edited in the channel scan the factory with very up-to-date preprogrammed
Thomas Haring
ing larger, motorized antennas
menu. As soon as a signal is data. TELE-satellite
Test Center
that are moved using 36-volt Thanks to the many different settings capabili-
found, the display shows the Austria
actuators. The video from the ties and features, it is easy to adjust any antenna
signal quality and signal level
required positioner can be system.
bar graphs just like in DVB-S
attached here. You can also ���� ��������� ��������� ����� ������ ��� ����� ��� ���� ������� ����
mode.
use this input to display any quencies and is perfect for DXers and feedhunters. The assort-
other CVBS signal on the ana- ment of accessories as well as the excellent user manual clearly
A channel scan can be per-
lyzer. show that the manufacturer always keeps the customer in mind.
�����������������������������
der or it can be done on the
Thanks to the integrated
-
entire frequency spectrum. The interface to a PC should be via USB
interface to a PC, the analyzer’s
Naturally DVB-T mode also
software can easily be updated
comes with a zoom view with
expanded signal bar graphs as
and since 8dtek is constantly TECHNICAL
working on improving their DATA
well as the display of S/N and
products, they would consis- Distributor 8dtek Technology, Hongkong
BER in numerical form.
tently use this function in order
to add more features to their Email sales@8dtek.com
The analyzer also provides
products. Website www.8dtek.com
information on the FEC and
Model TSM-8800
modulation mode that is being
The transponder and satellite Function DVB Signal Meter with tv monitor for
used. A very practical feature
lists can also be edited on a PC DVB-S and DVB-T
is the ability to show the signal
and in our tests this turned out Display 3.5“ LCD color display
levels from up to eight different
to be no problem at all using an Frequency range 950~2150 MHz (DVB-S) and UHF/VHF (DVB-T)
frequencies at the same time.
MS Windows PC. Unfortunately Level range -65 dBm ~ -25 dBm (DVB-S) and -78 ~ -20 dBm (DVB-T)
This makes it easy to adjust
you need a serial interface for
the antenna so that the high- LNB power supply 13/18V, max. 500 mA
this to work, something you
est possible signal level can be Symbol rate 2~45 Ms/s
������������������������������
reached on all of the frequen- DiSEqC Yes (1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 (USALS))
laptops.
cies; it’s an especially impor- Spectral Inversion Auto conversion
tant feature when dealing with Video format 720x576 (PAL), 720x480 (NTSC) & SECAM
Overall though we were quite
multiple frequencies from dif-
Supply voltage 13.3V
thrilled with the TSM-8800. We
ferent broadcasters using one
can’t wait to see what tech- Supply voltage charger 90-240V
antenna.
nological advances will come Li-oN battery 2200 mA

but one thing about digital TV Supplied items Protective case, user guide, mains charging unit,
And just like in DVB-S mode,
reception and its accessories is car charger, PC connection cable, A/V cable
�������������������������������
very clear: the competition will Dimension 10.2 x 18 x 3.4 cm
and viewed on the analyzer’s
�������������������������������� Net weight 0.72kg
screen.

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TEST REPORT ���������������������������

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True HDTV
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a amount of heat, a
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AZBOX PREMIUM HD PLUS
Excellent video quality
with full Internet access

So with the AzBox Premium


HD Plus Opensat has done
something which is so simple
and yet so smart that you

36 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 04-05/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com


Internet browser

At last a receiver that doesn‘t


have to be almost completely
disassembled simply to add a
hard disk. That‘s what we call
smart design.

Added to that is a very styl-


ish front panel that will blend
into any living room environ-
ment. It‘s only the buttons on
the upper side that take some
time to be comfortable with,
and depending on where and
how the box is positioned they
might even be a bit hard to
reach.

Bang in the middle of the


front panel a very easy to
read VF display is located just
below three LEDs which indi-
cate the current operating
mode. To the left there are
cross-shaped buttons for navi-
������� ����� ������� ���� ������� gating in menus and lists and
���� ������� ������������ ��� ���� together with the previously
a little less background hum- upper side of the casing, and mentioned buttons on the
ming, especially with a major secondly, four buttons are upper side they allow oper-
heat source being separated located not on the front panel ating the receiver when the
really ask yourself why other from the main unit. But this is but on the front part of the remote control is misplaced or
manufacturers have not come a truly minor nuisance rather upper side. – heaven forbid! – the batter-
up with it before. Nonethe- than something which might ies have run empty.
less, Opensat has equipped potentially reduce your view- �����������������������������
the AzBox Premium HD Plus ing pleasure. screws becomes clear very ���������������������������
with a small fan to be on the quickly: Unscrew them and left section of the front panel
safe side. While doing a great Looking at the AzBox for the you see a slot for integrating two CI slots can take in all
job it would help if it created ����� ����� ����� ���� ������� ����� any 3.5-inch S-ATA hard disk. standard modules. There is

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also a built-in card reader as of-the-art components, an


well as a USB interface for impression that is reinforced
hooking up external storage with every touch of a button.
media. Unfortunately, our test unit
arrived without a printed
Turning the receiver around manual, but this was readily
the back panel leaves noth- available for downloading from
ing to be desired either. Apart the Opensat website.
from the two sets of must-

AzBox Premium HD Plus channel list


have satellite IF inputs and Installation
loop-through outputs there is �����������������������������
HDMI, 6 RCS jacks for YUV, time and it will welcome you
CVBS and analog audio, scart, with the installation menu on
network interface, USB, opti- your TV screen. Here you start
cal digital audio out and even out with setting your personal
a socket for attaching a 0/12 V preferences, beginning with
switch. DXers will love this last your preferred language.
feature, particularly as many
manufacturers have done The AzBox Premium HD
away with it completely. Plus is a truly international
fellow with Portuguese,
A mechanical power switch Dutch, Czech, Russian, Span-
rounds off an already perfect ish, Polish, Serbian, Hungar-
�����������������
���������������� ian, Greek, Bulgarian, Italian,
Slovakian and Turkish being
The AzBox Premium HD Plus available next to regulars such
comes with an ergonomically as English, French or German.
shaped remote control that Similarly, audio language
might overwhelm users with and subtitle language can be
���� ���� �������� ��� ����� ������� chosen so that the receiver
But once you get the knack of automatically selects your
it and have become familiar preferred tongue if provided.
with the enormous range of
features this box offers, you‘ll The internal clock of the
slowly fall in love with your receiver can either be set
remote and wouldn‘t trade it manually or using data sent
Channel list editing
for anything in the world. It via satellite. A number of dif-
does come with a universal ferent display formats are
mode so that you‘ll be able available, which goes to prove
to control your TV set with that Opensat has looked at
the same unit, making room every aspect down to the very
for more useful items on the last detail.
coffee table.
We were particularly inter-
Both the receiver itself and ested in the networking capa-
the remote control boast a bilities of the AzBox Premium
high level of workmanship and HD Plus, as this receiver
it clearly shows that Opensat comes with a competent web
has decided to use only state- browser, RSS reader and You-
EPG Modus 1

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Tube player. For adding the From the installation menu
box to an existing network we proceed to the ‘TV chan-
you can always use the good nel’ sub menu for adjust-
old RJ45 socket, but you ing the receiver to our local
might leave out all the cabling antenna and distribution
and go for WLAN, which is equipment. The test unit
supported thanks to the built- we received came with two
in WiFi module. During setup DVB-S2 tuners, but according
EPG Modus 2 the box will detect all available to Opensat DVB-C and DVB-T
WLAN base stations and will will also be available shortly.
hook up to the desired net-
work once the correct pass- What’s best, any combina-
word is entered. tion of tuners can be paired
or easily exchanged to suit
It goes without saying individual needs. With two
that DHCP assignment of all satellite tuners three differ-
required network parameters ent modes can be selected:
is supported, but you may Twin, Loop Through and
always go manual and enter Separated. With Twin the
all details yourself. The WEP software assumes that two
and WPA2 protocols make identical signal inputs are led
File viewer sure your data stay where to the two IF sockets. Loop
they belong and are only Through means that only one
yours to see. signal input is available which
is led to IF 1 and then looped
In contrast to a number through to IF 2.
of competing network-ready
receivers the AzBox Premium Using the Separated mode
HD Plus cannot only access two cables from two differ-
content supplied on the local ent sources can used, so that
network or the Internet, but tuner 1 is fed signals from a
can be set up to become a DiSEqC setup for several sat-
fully-featured server for all ellite, for example, while tuner
other networked devices. You 2 gets signals from a single
may want to turn it into an FTP LNB permanently aligned
GOGO channel list download via Internet
�������� ���� ������� ��� ������� towards a different satellite.
server, and the receiver is The pre-stored satellite list
even able to handle dynamic includes data from a total
DNS so that it becomes possi- of 182 European, Asian and
ble to access it from anywhere American satellites, which
in the world over the Internet. means virtually all of you
System settings also include a ������� ��� ����� ��� ���� �������
feature to format all storage birds.
media in order to make room
for new recordings, if need be. We truly loved that fact
that many satellites are not
The AzBox Premium HD only separated according to
Plus is a master of video C band and Ku band, but also
Info bar
output options. Next to com- according to footprint. EUTEL-
posite and component video SAT W2 at 16° East, for exam-
various HDMI resolutions can ple, shows up twice – once
be selected, ranging from with parameters of transpon-
576i all the way up to 1080p ders that can be received in
(full high-def), which is an Europe, and the second time
�������������������������������� with all African transponders.
ellite receiver. We should also Thumbs up from us for this
mention the fact that audio extremely helpful approach.
options are just as versatile, If only other manufacturers
with PCM or RAW being avail- would also go to such lengths
able next to Dolby Digital, for when compiling their satellite
example. and transponder lists!
Extended info bar

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If you have more than one If you own a motorised
LNB to address there’s the antenna you will have been
DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.1 protocols waiting to hear that not only
for using up to 16 LNBs as well DiSEqC 1.2 but also DiSEqC
as various SCR settings. A 1.3 (USALS) is implemented,
wide range of LOFs for the C or so that this receiver will be a
Ku bands comes pre-stored, brilliant match for each and
but there’s always the option any DiSEqC motor. So now
LNB settings of manually selecting any out- that all parameters and satel-
of-the-ordinary parameters. lite entries have been matched
������������������������������� with local requirements it’s
AzBox Premium HD Plus is not time to search for channels.
perfectly happy with. To that end the AzBox offers
four different search modes.

In any mode you can select


one or more satellites which
are then scanned for TV, radio,
FTA or encrypted channels.
We tested the box for a com-
plete search on HOTBIRD 13°
Main menu
East, which only took slightly
����� ����� ���� �������� ���� ��
total of 1288 TV channels and
426 radio channels.

Transponder search works


just the same way, with the
only difference being tran-
sponders rather than satellites
that are selected for a search.
Thanks to the comprehensive
and well-designed transpon-
der databank this really is fun!

Manual channel search


Pros will mostly go for the
extended search, which pro-
vides access to a whole bunch
of search criteria, with PID
search being one of them.
There are signal strength
and signal quality bars on the
upper section of the screen
to clearly show right away
whether or not transmissions
are available on any selected
transponder.

MP3 playback
Feed hunters and DXers
listen up now! The AzBox
Premium HD Plus has a blind
scan feature built in as well.
All you need to do is enter the
start and end frequencies,
polarisation and step size and
let the receiver scan the full
range within for any active
transponders, regardless of
pre-stored lists. Using a blind
scan search you really can be
sure of adding all available
Picture viewer

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transponders to the internal ���� ��������� ��������� ���
memory. ���� ����� �������� ��� ���� ������
��������� ���� ��� ������� ������
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�� ������� ���������� ������ ���� ���� ����� ������ �� ����� ��� ����
time, and for the same satel- �����������������������������
lite as before (HOTBIRD 13° ���� ������������ ��� ���������
������������������������������ ������������������������������
YouTube player On the other hand, we ended ���� ������ ���������� ������
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stored transponder list in a ��������������������������������
most hassle-free way. �����������������������������
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1080p upscaler does a won- that can be used to expand and turn on your TV to watch. turer‘s software development
derful job. Zapping between the feature range of the digi- The following formats are department. It‘s only logical
channels is fast, with slightly tal receiver. The sky‘s the recognised and played back: that Opensat has taken the
less than a second even when limit for resourceful software XVID (SD and HD), DIVX, continuous merging of satel-
switching from an SD to a HD developers and the best thing MPEG1 and MPEG2, MPEG4.2:, lite receiver and Internet one
channel. about the AzBox is its direct WMV9 and H.264 in all its dif- step further and ships its new
download from the Internet. ferent varieties. �������� �������� ����� �� ����
Not that we had doubted it, This does away with the need petent Internet browser. If
but as always we also tested for looking around for plug- Prefer music to movies? The ���� ������� ���� ��������� ����
SCPC reception with low data ���� ��� ���� ��������� ����� ���� AzBox is the box for you too, like on TV you don‘t have to
rates and as expected this new then transferring them to the as it can play back MPEG Audio fall back on some more or less
Opensat receiver delivered receiver for installation. MP1,2,3 and MPA, as well as useful built-in games to kill
������������������������������ AAC, M4A, WAV, WMA, FLACC time, but may rather access
rate of just over 2500 ks/s. With a simple touch of ����������������������������� a news site on the Internet,
Weak signals from NILESAT 7° button on the remote control a thing of the past. look for tomorrow‘s weather
West came in nicely too, even you choose any plug-in you‘d or even check your mail.
though their C/N was close to like to add and that‘s about it. Internet
the tuner‘s threshold level. Judging from past develop- Opensat has equipped all We found the Internet
ments we can expect some aspects of software updating browser to be working very
Multimedia great stuff from the AzBox and channel list editing with well in our test. It takes some
While the AzBox is not on online community. Internet features in its new time to get used to navigating
equal footing with a standard AzBox. No more over-the-air with a remote control rather
PC, it is nonetheless strong With ever more Internet loading of new software for than a mouse or touchpad,
������������ ��� �������� ������� bandwidth becoming avail- hours – top-notch receivers but once you internalise this
as its built-in multimedia and able to more and more users, like the AzBox Premium HD new concept it doesn‘t pose
Internet features make for videos can be downloaded just Plus have a radically differ- any problem and quickly turns
welcome distraction during as easily as music and pic- ent approach: FTP downloads into fun.
commercial breaks. tures these days. While this is from the Internet.
a great thing it‘s not much fun In an increasingly net-
With the integrated YouTube watching a blockbuster movie ������ ����� �� ����� ������� worked world more and more
player you can easily access on a PC or laptop display. The und time saving for users this people expect to be fed with
this popular video portal any- AzBox enters centre stage allows manufacturers to react instant news on topics that
time you wish. The fact that once again as it is capable of to any problems more quickly suit their interest. A virtu-
a lot of content is available in playing back almost every- and provide software updates ally endless number of RSS
high-def already is an added thing you throw at it through for any glitches that might feeds meets that demand and
bonus for the YouTube play- its two USB interfaces. become apparent during Opensat decided to add an
er‘s full-screen presentation every day use. RSS reader to its new AzBox
mode. So all you have to do is save as well. It can be used to con-
�� ���� ��� ��� ��������� �������� True enthusiasts may even veniently display the latest
The AzBox belongs to the medium using your PC, hook try several software versions news items provided through
group of receivers with a up the external hard disk or for beta tests to provide valu- �� ������������ ���� ��� ����
dedicated plug-in interface memory stick to the AzBox able feedback to the manufac- lists.

44 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 04-05/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com


DIAGRAM

Mode Apparent Active Factor


������� ���� ���� ����
Reception 42 W 22 W 0.52

Just imagine – from now as there is no need any longer


on you cannot only watch the to route transfers via your PC Apparent Power

morning news on your favou- �����


rite channel before leaving
for work, you also get all the To sum up, the AzBox Pre-
latest information in all your mium HD Plus truly impressed Active Power

areas of internet served up us in any possible way. It is a ENERGY


right to your TV screen, before true leap forward in home mul-
you have even turned on your timedia and opens a window to
PC! the future of satellite receiv-
ers. Despite the enormous
�������������������������������������������������������������������������
Last, but by no means least, range of features Opensat has receiver powers up, followed by 14 minutes of active use including switch-
the AzBox Premium HD Plus made a point of designing a ing channels, recording, playing back, etc.
comes with its own FTP client user interface with an eye on
which can be used to load data usability. Never did it cause TECHNICAL
DATA
directly to the receiver‘s hard confusion and all capabili-
Manufacturer� ��������������������������������
disk from any FTP server in ties of this new receiver were � ���������������������������������
the world. This is particularly ������������������������������ Fax� ����������������
������ ���� ������������� ������ time. E-Mail� ��������������
Model� ���������������������

Expert Opinion Function�



����������������������������������
��������������������������������������
+ Channel Memory� �����
����������������������������������������������
Symbolrate� ������������
right to the brim with interesting features. At the
SCPC Compatible yes
same time the manufacturer has not forgot what
DiSEqC� �������������������������
the box was designed for: satellite reception.
USALS yes
Despite its impressive list of functions the
Thomas Haring HDMI Output yes
AzBox Premium HD Plus is still easy to use and ��������������
����������� Scart Connector� �
thus suitable for the whole family. �������
Audio/Video Outputs� ������
������ ������ ������� ��� �� ����� ����� ��� ����������
Component Video Output yes
receivers and we can only hope that content providers will offer
that resolution via satellite sometime soon. S-Video Output� ��

With its AzBox Opensat has designed a great package deal UHF Modulator� ��

offering TV reception, multimedia and Internet. 0/12 Volt Connector yes


Digital Audio Output yes

- EPG yes
Every once in a while some minor software flaws became C/Ku-Band compatible yes
evident. The EPG, for instance, caused the system to freeze PVR-Function yes
occasionally. We have learned from the manufacturer, how- USB 2.0 Connector yes
ever, that they are working hard on perfecting the software Ethernet yes
so that we can assume these problems will be a thing of the E-SATA� ��
past soon. Dimensions� �������������
Weight� ��������������������

www.TELE-satellite.com — 04-05/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 45


TEST REPORT Miniature Scart Receiver

Skyworth DVB-S and DVB-T


Scart Receiver
with PVR Function 0.41

Small but Beautiful! 0.5

Who hasn‘t seen this before? Flat screen TV, DVD player, The engineers at Skyworth
have also been thinking about
game console and stereo system - they all want to have this for some time and have
their own spot in your wall unit or TV cabinet but it‘s already developed a DVB-S and DVB-T
����������������������������������������������������������� receiver that isn‘t much bigger
than a deck of cards. The
is next to impossible. Wouldn‘t it nice if you could make receivers utilize an integrated
one or two devices disappear yet still be able to keep their Scart connector and therefore
functions? can be plugged directly into
the back of a TV into a cor-
responding connector. In this
way you don’t use any valu-
able space in the cabinet and
also manage to avoid adding
any more cables.

While the manufacturer


opted for a white cabinet for
the DVB-T model, the DVB-S
model comes in black. The
DVB-S model comes with
an F-type input connector
whereas the DVB-T model
���� ������ ����� �� ���������
style RF connector. Unlike
the DVB-T model, the DVB-S
model does not come with a
looped-through signal output.

As small as these receivers


are, it‘s obvious that there‘s
no room for a built-in power
supply. Instead the manu-
facturer includes a 12-volt
external power supply in both
receiver packages.

There‘s also no doubt that


the infrared signal from the
included remote control would

04-05/2010
SKYWORTH DVB-S & DVB-T
SCART-RECEIVER
Innovative Miniature Receiver
with Numerous Features

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Main menu Matching the receiver to the TV Setup menu

Editing the satellite settings Excellent SCPC reception at only 1.331 Ms/sec Three different scan modes are available

Channel scan DVB-S Channel List DiSEqC options are clearly displayed

Transponder Editor The electronic programming guide Options and Info on external storage media

All channel list editing options are presented in DiSEqC motorized systems are also supported Reception of circular polarized channels on
an easy-to-understand menu EUTELSATW4 at 36° east

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tical feature especially when channel scan. The automatic ����� ������ ������ ������� ���� would automatically switch
a DiSEqC motorized system ������������������������������ user programming informa- ����� ��� ���� ���������� �����
is being used. The standard entire frequency spectrum ��������������������������������� lighted channel in the list.
��������������������������������� ��������������������������������
�������� ���� ������ ����� ������ In manual mode, the user can The EPG display was nicely The channel list can be set
six minutes to process all the enter the frequency manually. ���������� ��� ��������� up to your personal tastes
transponders on the HOTBIRD ��������� ��� ������ ����� ����� ����������������������������
satellite at 13° east. Everyday Use ����� ��� ����� ����� ���� ������ ��� ���� ��� ������ ��� �� ����������
After the channel scan on EPG data were shown. As it list, or with the push of one
In BlindScan mode 14 min- ����� ���������� ��� ����������� ��� ������� ���� ������ ����� ��� button can be repositioned
utes was needed but the extra a push of the OK button exit’s �������������������������������� in the list, deleted, renamed
time allowed 1299 TV and 455 the main menu at which point ����������������������������� or blended out. You can also
radio channels to be found. ���� ��������� ��������� ��� ���� nel information you want. sort the entire channel list
Compared to the 1223 TV �������������������������� �������������� ���� ����� ����
and 414 radio channels found ������ ����� ���������� ����� �������������������������������
during the standard scan, it‘s An Info bar at the bottom ����� �� ���� ���������� ��� ����� code. And of course all of this
������������������������ of the screen displays infor- external storage media can is also true for all the stored
mation on the current and be connected, they naturally radio channels. The DVB-S
��������������������������� upcoming program as long as �������������������������������� model performed quite well in
stand transponder editor, ������������������������������� up recordings directly from our SCPC test on a test tran-
many of the entries in the pre- �������������� �������������������������������� sponder with a symbol rate of
programmed list can be modi- set up recordings on a daily, 1.331 Ms/sec.
����� �������� ����� �� ������� As expected, a second push ������������������������
����� ���� ����������� ��������� of the Info button displays There were also no prob-
ders that can be accessed more detailed programming Pushing the OK button lems with the reception of
�������������������������������� information on the currently brings up the channel list; this ������� ������������� ����� ���
there was no way to enter running program. With a third list is also displayed in a nicely the circular polarized Russian
PID‘s in manually and thus no push of the Info button the organized fashion. If desired, ��������� ��� ��������� ��� ���
���� ��� �������� ��������� ����� ��������� ���������� �������� the channel list can be limited 36° east.
incorrect or incomplete NIT �� �������� ��� ���������� ������ ���������������������������������
data. eters such as frequency, ites. We were also impressed with
symbol rate or PIDs. the tuner in the DVB-T model;
DVB-T Receiver While scrolling through the ��� ��������� ������������������
The DVB-T model comes Pushing the Guide button channel list we found it a little ���������� ����� ������ ������ ��
with an automatic and manual opens up the electronic pro- ��������� ����� ���� ���������� ����������������������

Automatic DVB-T channel scan Editing the DVB-T Channel List Detailed information on a DVB-T channel

Music Player, picture viewer and video player Previously recorded programs Practical picture viewer
are available

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Multimedia Today we expect that almost To round it all off, both of design requirements for
every PVR compatible receiver these mini-receivers also simple set-top boxes stan-
and PVR
is capable of functioning as come with an integrated video dard” as required by the
Thanks to the USB interface an music or a picture viewer. game, a calendar and a calcu- Commission Regulation (EC)
on both receivers it is possible Skyworth is no exception and lator. No. 107/2009 of 4th Febru-
to connect external storage included both of these func- ary 2009. Recently Skyworth
media and thereby activate tions in both of their receivers. Just as practical is the ability introduced another of these
the PVR function in both units. to upload new software via a miniature sticker receiv-
Thereafter it‘s easy to record Thanks to the small size USB stick or a USB hard drive; ers supporting this stan-
or playback programs. of both of these receivers, you just need to download it dard. Both DVB-T and DVB-S
there are other possibilities ����� ����� ���� ��������������� models also support the “Auto
A Time Shift function is also such as when using a USB website. StandBy” software function,
provided so that a telephone stick: both receivers are which is required by the above
call can no longer interfere not only perfect for camp- Finally a note to our energy standard. It means the box
with your evening program- ing trips where they could be diagram: the power con- switches to StandBy when no
ming schedule. Unfortunately used as a PVR receiver or a sumption of the DVB-T model customer control signal has
it‘s not possible to watch a music player, but you could already achieves the “eco- been received in last 3 hours.
previously recorded program also take your receiver and
while another one is being USB stick when you visit Expert Opinion
recorded nor can you watch friends or relatives to show +
a live program while another them your latest vacation Both receivers are compatible for daily use and
is being recorded even if the pictures on their TV. All are very family friendly. Thanks to their extremely
live channel is on the same you have to do is plug the small size they virtually disappear behind your
TV but still manage to provide all the necessary
transponder or on the same receiver into a spare Scart
features and control everything via a nicely orga-
frequency. jack and you‘re ready to go. Thomas Haring
nized OSD. TELE-satellite
Test Center
The problem-free software also left us with a Austria

ENERGY DVB-S very positive impression.

DIAGRAM
-
Mode Apparent Active Factor While recording a program, it is not possible to watch a
StandBy 5W 2W 0.4 live program or playback a previously recorded program at
Reception 12 W 5W 0.41
the same time.

Apparent Power
TECHNICAL
DATA
Manufacturer Skyworth, 13-16/F, Block A, SKYWORTH BUILDING,
Gaoxing Ave 1.S, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518057, China
Active Power
Email Sales@skyworth.com

Internet www.skyworthdigital.com

Tel +86-0755-26010018

Fax +86-0755-26010028

Model Mini Box for DVB-T: DVBTM0001


����������������������������������������������������� Mini Box for DVB-S: DVBSM0001
intensive PVR use Function Miniature SCART Receiver with PVR Function

ENERGY DVB-T Channel Memory

Symbolrate
4000

1.3-45 Ms/sec
DIAGRAM
DiSEqC 1.0, 1.2, 1.3 (USALS)
Mode Apparent Active Factor USALS yes
StandBy 4.5 W 1 W 0.2
Reception 9W 4.5 W 0.5 22 kHz yes
Apparent Power
HDMI Output no

SCART 1

Color PAL and NTSC

Video Output CVBS

Active Power RGB Output yes

S-Video yes

HDMI no

Audio Output yes

RS232 yes

UHF-Modulator no

Power 12 V
�������������������������������������������������������������������
15 minutes standby. Dimensions 84.6 x 53.5 x 25.2mm

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PRODUCT REVIEW Fibre Optic LNB for Prime Focus Antennas

Optical LNB
First, let’s refresh our memories on how
a standard LNB (Low Noise Block Con-
verter) works: the LNB receives the sat-

with a Flange
ellite signals that have been focused to it
by the satellite dish and converts them to
a lower frequency range so that they can

Now for Really Large


be carried by a coaxial cable to the receiv-
er’s tuner. Since this converted frequency
range is limited to 950 to 2150 MHz, two

Antennas!
things must be done in order to receive the
entire satellite frequency spectrum.

Thomas Haring First there’s the polarization of the signal.


It could be linear (horizontal or vertical) or
circular (left circular or right circular). We
will be discussing linear polarization here
��������������������������������������������������� although most of it is also valid for circular
���������������������������������������������������� polarization.

��������������������������������������������������������� A control voltage of 13V or 18V is car-


���������������������������������������������������������� ried through the coax cable to the LNB to
������������������������������������������������������� select which polarization to receive (13V
for vertical and 18V for horizontal). Sec-
����������������������������������������������������������� ondly, there’s a 22 KHz control signal, also
��������� carried via the coax cable to, for example,

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KHz signal from the receiver, up to eight individual outputs;
Available online starting from 2 April 2010
the LNB switches to high band each output supplied the nec-
and sends that frequency essary polarization/band for
range to the receiver. If the each attached receiver. If binations and converts them ����� ��� ��� ��� ������ ���� �����
LNB doesn’t see that control more than eight outputs were to different frequency ranges optic cable from the LNB to a
signal, the low band signal is needed, that’s when mul- between 1 and 5 GHz. The RF central distribution point. It
sent instead. tiswitches were used. Four signal is then converted to a ���������������������������������
independent cables from an digital signal and then, using optic cables and routed to each
One thing is clear, only one LNB would be connected to a ����������������������������������� ��������������������������������
of the four possibilities (ver- multiswitch which would then ����� ���� ���� ���� �� ����� ������ From there it is split again so
tical or horizontal low band distribute all four polarization/ cable. that each apartment on each
or vertical or horizontal high bands to as many users as ����� ��� ��������� ����� ���� ����
band) can be carried over the needed. A GTU (Gateway Terminal �������������������
coaxial cable at any one time. Unit) converter box connected
Unfortunately, “as many as ��� ���� ������ ���� ��� ���� ����� From here the end user
For a single reception needed” isn’t entirely true. optic cable reconverts the dig- can not only connect just one
system with only one end user Using coax cable and distribut- ital signal into one that can be receiver, but he could, for
this is not a problem at all. But ing the signal via multiple mul- recognized by a standard sat- example, easily connect a Twin
if more than one user want to tiswitches leads to something ellite receiver. These GTUs are Tuner PVR in the living room,
receive satellite signals inde- you really can’t ignore: signal available in Twin, Quattro or another receiver in the kids
pendently at the same time attenuation. The signal attenu- Quad models. room and yet another box in
from one antenna, that’s when ation when dealing with 8 or the bedroom.
������������������������������� 10 connections is essentially While the Twin and Quattro
face. negligible but if 20, 30 or 40 versions (two versus four out- If a standard coaxial cable
connections are needed, then puts) are connected directly to distribution system were used,
If one person is watching a it becomes a real problem. a satellite receiver, the Quad then each apartment would
vertical low band TV channel, version delivers each of the need to be supplied with four
all the other users would be This is where the optical LNB four polarization/band com- cables from the multiswitch.
limited to watching a chan- comes in. A built-in stacker in binations to the Quad’s four As you can see, there is enor-
nel from the same polariza- the LNB takes the four differ- outputs and is used with an mous potential with this new
tion/band assuming of course ent polarization/band com- existing multiswitch distribu- technology. It greatly simpli-
tion system. ������������������������������
installing larger satellite recep-
����� ������ ����� ���� ����� tion systems; there’s even
optic cable can be used to carry new possibilities for individual
the entire frequency spectrum users.
of a satellite. One single 3mm
�������������������������������� Up until now, Global Inva-
LNB is all that’s needed. Since com only offered an optical
this light beam carries the LNB model with an integrated
entire frequency spectrum of feed for offset antennas. We
a satellite, it’s possible to con- already put this model through
nect as many receivers as you a number of tests and were
need and operate them inde- very happy with the results.
pendently from each other.
But this model comes with a
Even if, for example, entire limitation: this LNB can only be
apartment buildings need to used with offset antennas and
be supplied with satellite sig- that means the size of the dish
nals, Global Invacom’s new won’t be any larger than about
LNB brings with it never before 1.8 meters. Thanks to ever
thought of possibilities. All you more powerful satellites, this

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�������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������

������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������

������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������

���������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������

BADR 26° East signal measurement with an ����������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������


������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������

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antenna size is typically more ���������� ������� ��� ����� ���� position we moved the antenna it was 80 meters from the
than enough for normal sat- coax cable that was already in to nor how many receivers we antenna to our signal ana-
ellite reception, but not when place to supply power to the connected to the GTU at the lyzer).
you want to supply several ������������������������������ same time; reception results
hundred apartments. cable from the LNB to our test were very good and remained Compared to coax cable, it
center. Thanks to prefabri- constant across the entire fre- ������������������������������
In such a case reception cated cable lengths of 10, 30 ��������������� ����� ��� ������� �������� �����
must be perfect even in the and 50 meters and the ease in when dealing with very weak
strongest rain storm and this connecting these cables, this The varying signal attenua- signals could make the differ-
is only possible when there is task was taken care of rather tion you would see in lengthy ence between reception suc-
������������������������������� ���������� coax cable because of the dif- cess or failure. Distances of
This means using large diam- ������������������������������� several kilometers could be
eter antennas; profession- Compared to coax cable that �������������������������������� �������� �������� ���� �������
als typically use prime focus ������ ���� ����� ���������� ��� ������ ������������������������������� cant signal attenuation. Global
antennas for this purpose. ����� ������ ������ ������ ��� ��� fore get lossless signal trans- Invacom has already tested
����� ������� ���� �������� ������ mission from the LNB to the ����������������������������������
By the time you read this, the cable itself; the outer jacket converter box. This is a perfect �������������������������������
Global Invacom will have of the cable is metallic letting solution for smaller or larger optic cable at roughly 1.25€/m,
����������� ��� ���� ������������ you bend and twist the cable cable TV service providers who a two-output converter box for
designed for use with prime ��� �������� ����� ���� ������� ideally want the best possible about 25-30€, a four-output
focus antennas: an LNB with tors on either end of the cable signal to reach their head end box for 60-70€ and a GTU con-
�� ����� ������� ������ ����� where you have to pay special stations. verter for 200€) compared to
given the opportunity to test attention to cleanliness. Global expensive multiswitches.
a sample LNB; it looks almost Invacom can supply a special ���� ������ �������� ����������
identical to the offset version comes with all of the other Global Invacom has com-
cleaning cloth that can be used
������� ����� �������� ��� ����� advantages that the offset plemented their optical LNB
to prepare the connector ends
assembly. version has; all four signal assortment with the introduc-
before being attached to the
levels can be transported at ����� ��� ���� ������ ����� �����
LNB or the converter box.
The feed is permanently the same time by one cable. new technology can now be
mounted to the antenna so Because of this lack of attenu- used on antennas larger than
On the receiving end, we
that the LNB merely needs to ation, the signal can be split as 1.8 meters making the opti-
�������� ���������� ���� �����
be attached via the eight holes many times as necessary. Each cal LNB more attractive to the
optic cable from the LNB to a
on the front side using the four and every output receives the professional market.
four-output GTU converter box
screws included in the pack- maximum signal level and can
which was used to connect to
age. A matching washer is of operate completely independ- Eventually you will see new
a signal analyzer as well as
course included. ently from all of the others. receivers on the market that
a positioner box that would
��������������������������������
move the antenna.
Since no power can be sup- ���� ���� ����� ���� ����� ������ directly without the need of a
cables for extremely long converter box. Not only would
�������������������������������� ��� �������� �������� ���� ����
lengths without having to this eliminate the need of an
optic cable, the manufacturer ������ ������� ���������� ����
worry about any signal loss. extra component, but you
included an external power position of the antenna; initial
It can be routed through any would then have nearly loss-
supply that is connected to the �������� ����� ������������ ���
existing conduit or duct and less signal transmission and
LNB via an “F” connector. In were expecting the results to
thanks to its negligible signal limitless signal distribution
����� ���� ����� ��������� ��� ���� be better than with a standard
loss is ideal for use over very from the LNB all the way to the
the coax cable from an exist- LNB but the differences were
long distances (in our case receiver.
ing satellite system to supply clearly recognizable.
power to the LNB without
having to run a new dedicated
Signal Measurements:
��� ������� ����� ����� ���� �����
Optical Flange LNB:
power line. cal LNB was more sensitive
Satellite Transponder Level MER
����� ���� ���� ��� ������ ����
BADR 26° East 11919 H 67.4 dBµV 9.6 dB
A rubber grommet for with coaxial output, there HISPASAT 30° West 12458 V 76.4 dBµV 13.1 dB
weather protection as well as was no appreciable signal loss NSS7 20° West 12735 H 72.8 dBµV 12.1 dB
a female-to-female “F” con- ������ ���� ��� ������� ��� ����� ABS1 75° East 12640 V 68.0 dBµV 8.7 dB
������������������������������� optic cable between the LNB
LNB package. and the receiver. This could Coaxial Flange LNB:
be seen on our signal analyzer Satellite Transponder Level MER
Installation with its higher signal level and BADR 26° East 11919 H 54.4 dBµV 6.5 dB
��� �������� �������� ���� ������������������������������ HISPASAT 30° West 12458 V 59.6 dBµV 12.7 dB

������ ���� ��� �� ������������ NSS7 20° West 12735 H 53.3 dBµV 10.6 dB

IRTE antenna and routed the �������������������������������� ABS1 75° East 12640 V 52.0 dBµV 7.4 dB

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TEST REPORT Satellite TV via Internet

Hava Platinum HD
TV
Via the Internet
Thomas Haring

High speed Internet access in nearly every � Selecting the desired Hava Box
household? That was unheard of just a few years
ago but today it‘s standard. In addition to fast web
��������������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������������������
�������������������������������������������������
���������������������������������������������������
�����������������������������������������������������
���������������������������������������������������
������������������������������������
������������������������������������������ � Recorder settings
��������������������������������������������������
�����������������������������������������������������
�����������������������������������������������������
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�������������������������������������������������
�������������������������������������������������

Time Shift is also available �

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� The data transmission rate is user settable

� Virtual Remote Control


„It‘s actually quite simple“, says Jim, Box to transmit this programming to the
„With my company I offer two different recipient.“
��������������� ������ ������ ���� ������ ���-
tomers that want to receive channels Thanks to a very practical remote
that I can receive for them using my maintenance function Jim can set up,
antennas here in Taiwan. By using mul- control and maintain all of the boxes sold
� Various Hava Box settings
tiple large C-band and Ku-band antennas by him around the world. The customer
I can cover a large number of satellites receives a completely installed prod-
and programming providers for these uct and can from this point on receive
customers. This helps save the added all of his favorite channels from home
cost of installing an antenna at the cus- anywhere in the world. Of course a high
tomers location. He simply turns his PC speed Internet connection would be
or laptop on and can then tune into the needed.
channels he wants to watch; they are
received by us here and then transmit- Naturally, we wanted to see this for
ted to him via the Internet. We also ourselves and test it! Jim gave us access
serve quite a few customers in coun- to his network and off we went: we
tries like China where there are a lot of were able to receive Japanese, Asian
restrictions when it comes to installing and American channels here in Europe.
satellite antennas; this type of TV recep- ������������� ���� ����� ������������ ����-
tion makes for a viable alternative.“ age, DSTV Multichoice Africa in C-Band, � Video settings
Australia Network and Comcast HD from as large as a typical satellite receiver
The second option is for those custom- the USA. Yes, you read correctly, even �����������������������������������������
ers that want to receive TV programming high-resolution content can be received LED‘s on the front panel indicate the
but which cannot be received by Jim‘s via the Internet using the Hava Platinum box‘s current operational mode. The rear
own antennas. „In this case“, explains HD Box. panel sports A/V connectors for CVBS,
Jim, „we offer these customers the Hava S-Video and component signals plus con-
Platinum HD Box that they would then nections for linking to a local network
take to family or friends back home. Everyday Use or the Internet and a connection for an
The family or friends would receive the The Platinum HD Box made by the IR transmitter to control the external
desired programming and use the Hava American manufacturer Hava is about receiver.

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� A Comcast TV channel displayed by the Hava PC- � Recorded content can be burned to a DVD
Player

Installation and setting up the box is ��������� ��� ���� ������� ����� ������ ����� access it through this program. Setting
child‘s play; just connect the cables and between his data center and the Inter- up the connection through the PC Player
make sure that an Internet connection is net. is handled very quickly and mostly for
available in the local network. The inside one simple reason: unlike other stream-
of the box consists of a ViXS Xcode 2105 For our tests Jim set up a 2.5 Mb/s ing solutions, the end user just needs to
Chip that with its help and variable bit upload speed in his data center while know the name and password of the box
rate and frame rate matching, you can we installed the PC player on out test to be used. The end user doesn‘t have to
achieve optimal streaming results. PC. This is the software needed at the worry about any of the technical param-
receiving end so that the stream can be eters such as IP address, ports or set-
But what is most critical for picture received from the HD Box on any MS ����� ��� �������� ������� ������ ���� ���� ���
quality is the upload speed. While many Windows PC. operated via Hava‘s own central server.
companies offer a mere 400 kb/s, Jim
explains to us that for him it has to be a The hardware requirements for this This means that when the box with
minimum of 1 Mb/s. software are not all that large: a mini- the name XYZ is turned on, it creates a
mum 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium processor as connection with the Hava server which
In that way you can achieve a trans- well as 512 MB of memory for Windows then assigns an IP address (xxx.xxx.
mission quality so good that the user XP or 1 GB for Windows Vista are needed. xxx.xxx) to the XYZ box at which point
sitting in front of a PC or laptop for- In addition, Windows MCE (Media Center the box is ready to be used. The end
gets that he‘s not watching TV from an Edition) is also supported. Together with user simply needs to enter the name of
antenna, not via satellite, not via cable, the Windows Media Center it is pos- the box in the PC player software. The
but instead via the Internet. sible to use this to receive the stream. software then acquires the IP address
Once the software has been installed, from the Hava server and sets up a
Depending on his customer‘s require- a new tuner appears in the Windows direct connection.
ments, Jim offers connection speeds of Media Center that allows you to directly
up to 10 Mb/s; his experience however Thanks to this ingenious idea of using
suggests that 2.5 Mb/s is the ideal com- their own server for every Hava box
promise. These high upload speeds for around the world, setting up a connec-
several hundred customers are made tion is easy and can be accomplished in
just a few seconds even for beginners.

Shortly after entering all the necessary


data and then pressing the „Connect“
button, we were watching Australian TV
in our test center. Despite the fact that
the incoming content was in SD quality,
we were quite surprised with the trans-
mission quality of the Hava box.

We quickly connected our test PC with


our 50-inch plasma TV in our test center
and discovered that even with this larger
screen the picture quality was still very
good. Now we could understand why
Jim mentioned to us early on that he
has numerous customers that use large
� Kanalwechsel über Mobiltelefon projectors to display programming on a

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� The receiver can be completely controlled thanks to � Comcast‘s virtual remote control
the virtual remote control
all stood there with our mouths open. We jokingly suggested to Jim that it
wall and are still happy with the picture
We really didn’t think that TV signals would be extremely practical to be able
quality.
could be carried via the Internet in this to receive the stream from the Hava
quality. Naturally, the signal couldn‘t be Platinum HD Box on a mobile telephone.
The Hava PC Player itself is a very
compared with a Blu-Ray player but it This would make it possible to enjoy your
simply structured program that comes
still made quite an impression on us on favorite TV programs away from home or
with all necessary features. What stands
our 50-inch plasma TV; it was hard to in your car.
out is the virtual remote control. It can
believe that we were looking at a TV pic-
control the receiver, whose signal is
ture streaming from the Internet. Jim had an answer for this right away:
transmitted via the Hava Platinum HD
he provided us with a link to the Apple
Box, through the Internet as if you were
When Jim switched over to the Com- iTunes store where Hava already has
holding the remote control in your own
cast signal, the image of the virtual an App in place that lets you do exactly
hand.
remote control also changed so that we that! For just a few dollars it gives you
were now looking at the remote control access to the stream of any desired Hava
It functioned surprisingly well in our
of the Comcast receiver with which we Box and also, as we quickly found out
tests allowing us to surf between Japa-
were able to control all of its functions. in a short test, in top-notch quality. In
nese, Taiwanese and Australian TV chan-
Despite the incoming high-resolution addition to the Apple iPhone, the player
nels. Additional features such as EPG,
signal, the load placed on our some- is also available for other platforms such
language selection, etc., were all avail-
what older PC was minimal allowing us as Nokia and Windows Mobile.
able and could be activated and con-
to receive the signal perfectly synchro-
trolled via the Internet. Because of the
nized and without any interference. We Now it was time to turn things around
coding of the transmitted stream, there
enjoyed watching an NFL football game and convert our test center into a broad-
is a slight delay when sending commands
live in our test center in HD quality. casting station. We quickly connected
from the virtual remote control, but it‘s
not very dramatic and after a short while
you‘ll get used to it.

Thanks to the integrated Time Shift


function, the currently running program
can be paused and then restarted at a
later time. At the same time, interesting
scenes can easily be replayed. But best
of all, the integrated recording function
lets you store the incoming stream on
the hard drive of your PC or laptop; even
timer entries can be set up! The soft-
ware displays the stored recordings in an
easy-to-read list and if desired the clips
can be burned directly to a DVD.

Even though we were already enthu-


siastic with the Hava Platinum Box, Jim
promised us that there was still more to
come. He then sent us the signal from
the American provider Comcast and that
in HD no less! Once the stream appeared
in our test center a few seconds later, we � Receiver settings can also be taken care via the Internet

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the Hava Platinum HD Box to our LAN helpful here and can quickly provide the
and attached the component signals necessary IR codes in those cases when
from a satellite receiver. a receiver isn‘t in the list.

The Hava Box can process signals in It turns out that the Hava Box can not
PAL and NTSC and can handle HDTV res- only stream via the Internet but also in
olutions of 1080, 720 and 480. At the a local network. Of course we wanted
moment these are limited to NTSC; for to also take a closer look at this func-
PAL only the 576 resolution is available. tion. While our colleague in New York was
Hava is feverishly working on a new busy watching German TV, we used a
model that will also be able to handle laptop with WLAN to distribute the signal
high resolution content in PAL. locally. We were able to do that without
any interference or video dropouts! Up
This means that for our tests we have ����������������������������������������
to limit ourselves to SD programming. the Hava Box at the same time.
Nevertheless, we were ready to get
started and our man in our distant New Because of the large bandwidth the
York test center was very happy with the connection via the Internet is limited
idea of watching German TV. We started to only one user but locally a higher
the receiver, activated the Hava Box and data rate can be used compared to the
sent an e-mail to our colleague in New Internet. This leads to other possibili-
York with all the necessary access data ties for the Hava Box such as transmit-
that we previously set up in our box using ting a security camera signal to multiple
��������������������������������������� PC‘s in the same building or also via the
nection was created in just a few sec- Internet. Thanks to the Time Shift and
onds and not long after that we received Recording functions, these signals can
the enthusiastic reply from New York: a be recorded and archived.
top-quality signal is being received!
With this concept, Jim has been able
It‘s not surprising, our high-speed to convince larger companies such as
Internet connection permitted trans- casinos that they can easily record and
mission speeds of nearly 4 Mbit/s; this archive their security camera signals
is similar to satellite data transmission using one or more Hava Boxes.
speeds. The receiver that we used was
unfortunately not in the lengthy prepro- Jim has used this technology to greatly
grammed list but Jim suggested that it expand his business and for that we con-
was not a problem at all. Hava is very gratulate him!

� German TV via an Internet stream in a bar in Taiwan

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� Multiple PC‘s operate in addition to the Hava Boxes

� A portion of the antennas


on Jim‘s roof in Taiwan

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Jim‘s processing center with a portion of his operational Hava Boxes �

� C-band as well as Ku-


band can be received

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Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/hel/opensat.pdf
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Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/ita/opensat.pdf
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Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/por/opensat.pdf
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Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/rus/opensat.pdf
00CRCI PVR Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/sve/opensat.pdf
OPENSAT 30 eiver with excel- Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/tur/opensat.pdf
PV R rec
Fully-fledged ty that is easy
to use
lent build quali

0.53

Manufacturer Jiuzhou
Website www.jiuzhou.com.cn TELE-satellite World www.TELE-satellite.com/...
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Function
for SDTV/HDTV Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/bid/jiuzhou.pdf
DVB-S2/LAN ●/— Bulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/bul/jiuzhou.pdf
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Channel Memory 5000 German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/deu/jiuzhou.pdf
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DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/esp/jiuzhou.pdf
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S-Video/HDMI —/● French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/fra/jiuzhou.pdf
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S6 60 0
JIUZHOU DT e Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/sve/jiuzhou.pdf
llia nt ble nd of ease of us Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/tur/jiuzhou.pdf
A bri ctions
and great fun

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Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rom/8dtek.pdf Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/rom/trimax.pdf
Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rus/8dtek.pdf Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/rus/trimax.pdf
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Manufacturer 8dtek Technology Manufacturer Trimax Technology

Website www.8dtek.com Website www.trimaxtec.com

Function DVB Signal Meter with tv monitor for DVB-S and DVB-T Function Satellite Meter with TV and Spectrum

Frequency Range 950~2150 MHz (satellite) and UHF/VHF (terrestrial) Frequency Range 930~2150 MHz

Video Output — Video Output RCA Composite

Built-in Monitor 3.5“ LCD color display Built-in Monitor 3.5“ LCD color display

04-05/2010 0.6 TRIMAX SM-3500


02-03/2010
8DTEK TSM-8800
Easy menu operation and exceptionally A well-balanced digital meter with
simple to operate spectrum display and TV mode

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Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/hel/nanosat.pdf Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/hel/optiscan.pdf
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Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/rom/nanosat.pdf Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/rom/optiscan.pdf
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Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/sve/nanosat.pdf Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/sve/optiscan.pdf
Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/tur/nanosat.pdf Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/tur/optiscan.pdf

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
Ideal for the speedy alignment of GLOBAL INVACOM OPTISCAN
satellite antennas Future-proof satellite signal analyzer
for optical and coaxial LNBs

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Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/bid/satcatcher.pdf Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/bid/horizon.pdf
Bulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/bul/satcatcher.pdf Bulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/bul/horizon.pdf
Czech Česky www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/ces/satcatcher.pdf Czech Česky www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/ces/horizon.pdf
German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/deu/satcatcher.pdf German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/deu/horizon.pdf
English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/satcatcher.pdf English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/horizon.pdf
Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/esp/satcatcher.pdf Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/esp/horizon.pdf
Farsi ‫ﻓﺎﺭﺳﻲ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/far/satcatcher.pdf Farsi ‫ﻓﺎﺭﺳﻲ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/far/horizon.pdf
French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/fra/satcatcher.pdf French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/fra/horizon.pdf
Hebrew ‫עברית‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/heb/satcatcher.pdf Hebrew ‫עברית‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/heb/horizon.pdf
Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/hel/satcatcher.pdf Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/hel/horizon.pdf
Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/hrv/satcatcher.pdf Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/hrv/horizon.pdf
Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/ita/satcatcher.pdf Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/ita/horizon.pdf
Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/mag/satcatcher.pdf Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/mag/horizon.pdf
Mandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/man/satcatcher.pdf Mandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/man/horizon.pdf
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Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/pol/satcatcher.pdf Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/pol/horizon.pdf
Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/por/satcatcher.pdf Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/por/horizon.pdf
Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/rom/satcatcher.pdf Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/rom/horizon.pdf
Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/rus/satcatcher.pdf Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/rus/horizon.pdf
Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/sve/satcatcher.pdf Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/sve/horizon.pdf
Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/tur/satcatcher.pdf Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/tur/horizon.pdf

Manufacturer SatCatcher Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics

Website www.satcatcher.com Website www.horizonhge.com

Function Fully-fledged Signal Meter with TV display Function Satellite Meter optimized for Ka-Band

Frequency Range 930~2150 MHz Frequency Range 950~2150 MHz

Video Output RCA Composite Video Output —

Built-in Monitor 120x64 3.5“ LCD color display Built-in Monitor LCD display

10-11/2009 10-11/2009
SATCATCHER 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

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French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/fra/spaun.pdf French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/fra/satcatcher.pdf
Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/hel/spaun.pdf Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/hel/satcatcher.pdf
Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/hrv/spaun.pdf Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/hrv/satcatcher.pdf
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Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/mag/spaun.pdf Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/mag/satcatcher.pdf
Mandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/man/spaun.pdf Mandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/man/satcatcher.pdf
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Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/pol/spaun.pdf Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/pol/satcatcher.pdf
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Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/rom/spaun.pdf Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/rom/satcatcher.pdf
Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/rus/spaun.pdf Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/rus/satcatcher.pdf
Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/sve/spaun.pdf Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/sve/satcatcher.pdf
Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/tur/spaun.pdf Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/tur/satcatcher.pdf

Manufacturer SPAUN Electronic Manufacturer SatCatcher


Website www.spaun.de Website www.satcatcher.com
Function TV Signal Analyzer Function Small signal meter with TV display
Frequency Range 45~865 MHz (terrestrial) and 950~2150 MHz (satellite) Frequency Range 930~2150 MHz
Video Output RCA Composite Video Output —
Built-in Monitor 7 inch 16:9 color LCD display Built-in Monitor 3.5“ LCD color display

08-09/2009 08-09/2008
SPAUN SPAROS 609 SATCATCHER DIGIPRO EXCEL-TV 0.56
Extremely versatile and easy-to-use Easy to use, extremely accurate
state of the art TV signal analyzer and with a brilliant display

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COMPANY REPORT ���������������������������������������

Global Invacom goes


Fibre DTT
Alexander Wiese

The British company Global Invacom is best known to


TELE-satellite readers as the inventor and manufacturer
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issues 04-05/2008 and 08-09/2009). With an optical
system distances are no longer a factor since the
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Available online starting from 2 April 2010

� Global Invacom has two locations in London: here we see


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� Ivan Horrocks, Global Invacom’s Director of
Sales and Marketing, is showing us the new
F-IRS LNB (Fibre Integrated Reception System):
the new LNB utilizes a coaxial N output instead
of an optical output. This output supplies the
0.95 to 5.45 GHz frequency range to a 1.5-meter
long coax cable which connects to the F-IRS
ODU32 (Outdoor Unit). Global Invacom opted
to use N-type connectors on this coax cable.
“These connectors are perfect for use with this
high frequency range and above all are excel-
lent watertight connectors”, explains Ivan Hor-
rocks the reason why standard “F” connectors
weren’t used.

That was yesterday! Today one single


optical cable is enough to transport both
satellite and terrestrial signals. Global
Invacom has expanded their system to
include DTT signals as well. Ivan Hor-
rocks, Director Sales and Marketing,
explains to us how this works: “We took
the satellite signal carried in the opti-
cal cable and combined it with the DTT
signal; now both signal formats can be
carried on one optical cable.”

For this purpose, Global Invacom


developed a new system that will be
marketed under the nickname “Whole-
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we want to take a quick look again at
how Global Invacom’s optical system
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� David Fugeman, Sales and Marketing Director, is seen takes the four satellite frequency
here showing us the new F-IRS GTU converter box: it ranges, that is, the upper and lower
is installed by the end-user who would then connect a
maximum of four satellite receivers as well as one DTT bands in both horizontal and vertical
receiver. “We’ve integrated two new features”, explains polarizations, and “stacks” them on top
David Fugeman, “one LED indicates if there’s an optical of each other so that all four bands are
signal, the second LED shows if power is connected.”
carried over the optical cable in one fre-
quency range. Each of these four bands
covers 1000 MHz and if you place them
one on top of the other you get a band-
width of 4000 MHz.

So much for the satellite range. How


do you include the DTT range? Very
simple: Convert the Digital Terrestrial
Transmissions using another laser at a
different frequency then combine the
two together.

In order to do that, Global Invacom


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into it so that the optical cable can
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include terrestrial signals, Global Inva-
com could have added a second con-
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antenna along with the necessary elec-
tronics. “This would have been theoreti-
cally possible”, says Ivan Horrocks, “but
it really doesn’t make any sense since
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and bulky. Not to mention it would have
created problems for installers in that

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a second cable attached to the LNB “Sales in large numbers actually began cal signal back into a satellite receiver
would’ve had to be used.” back in July 2009. By the end of the �������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������� was 6 to 1: for every six converters
The solution is to route the converted ���������������������������������������� there was one LNB shipped”, comments
0.95 - 5.45 GHz satellite signal via a roughly 2.5 million Euros. For 2010 we David Fugeman, “We can see now that
high frequency coaxial cable - Global are expecting an increase for the entire this ratio will change dramatically: by
Invacom selected a standard 1.5- year to 8 million Euros.” the end of 2010, we expect it to be 15
meter long cable for this purpose - to a converters for each LNB.”
newly designed outdoor unit: the F-IRS Ivan Horrocks adds that most of the
ODU32. LNB systems were sold and placed into The explanation for this came from
service in Europe and The Middle East. Ivan Horrocks: “In the early stages,
On this weather-proof box that can be He estimates that in these two regions installers were testing the system and
installed directly on the antenna mast or 60% of all the previously sold systems purchased only one converter and one
on the mounting wall, all of the cables are in use. LNB. As the technicians became more
are connected: the coax cable from the and more familiar with this system,
optical LNB, the cable from the terres- At the moment, this system only smaller reception systems started to
trial antenna (via a digital processor) comes with a universal LNB for offset ��� ������ ����� ���� �������� ���� ���������
and the 12-volt power line. antennas. This may explain why this In 2010 when many of our customers
system is not as popular yet in other have gotten to know the optical system
The F-IRS ODU32 provides two optical regions. But this is about to change. By much better, they will expand their
outputs that when using it’s maximum the time this issue of TELE-satellite is installations to include larger commu-
split capacity each ODU output can be published, the optical system will also nity-oriented systems.” The larger a
connected to a maximum of 32 F-IRS ����� ����� �� ���������� �������� �� ���� community’s system is, the more F-IRS
GTU converters. Four satellite receivers liminary report on this system can be
as well as a DTT receiver can be con- found in this issue of TELE-satellite.
nected to each of the (Quad) converters
so that this system can supply a total This new system will give Global Inva-
of 256 satellite receivers and 64 DTT com access to the professional large
receivers. community service providers that are
more likely to use prime-focus anten-
But the engineers at Global Invacom nas for their systems rather than offset
didn’t stop there: they developed an antennas. Further down the line Global
active four-way splitter that can be con- Invacom considers plans for C-band
nected to the LNB coaxial cable output
so that this coaxial cable signal with its
stacked frequency bands can then be
connected to four ODUs instead of just
one. This quadruples the number of pos-
sible connections; in other words, now
a maximum of a whopping 1024 satel-
lite receivers and 256 DTT receivers
can be connected to a single F-IRS LNB
+ one terrestrial antenna. If you need
to be able to supply a large number of
homes or if you have to cover very long
distances, you can now carry both TV
modes, satellite and DTT, in this optical
� Samantha
Bransgrove,
system. Marketing and Com-
munication at Global
Invacom, is seen here
Global Invacom plans to introduce this ���������������������������
new system in 2010 at ANGA in Cologne. F-IRS ODU32 prototypes. The
coaxial cable from the F-IRS LNB
If you can’t make it to this trade show, is plugged in here along with the
you’ll have another opportunity in Sin- cable from the terrestrial antenna;
gapore at CommunicAsia as well as the two optical outputs supply the
combined satellite TV and DTT signals.
in Amsterdam at the IBC. Or you can
simply wait until we put this system to
the test and report on it in one of our LNBs and also LNBs with non-standard
upcoming issues of TELE-satellite. oscillator frequencies (such as for Aus-
tralia). “Our engineers are working on
After so many new things have come ���� ��� ������ ������������ �������� �����
out of Global Invacom, we had a chat Horrocks, “but at the moment we don’t
with Sales and Marketing Director David know when they’ll become available.”
Fugeman. We asked him how this optical
system got its start. Interesting is the sales ratio of opti-
cal LNBs versus the necessary F-IRS
David thought back for a moment: GTU converters that transform the opti-

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GTU converters that would be needed; buy optical cables and splitters from a
the satellite dish however, just like with specialized provider, you can expect to
smaller reception systems, only needs pay more! “Above all though we provide
the one LNB. a guarantee that our cables will work
perfectly with our system”, comments
Global Invacom, with their self-devel- David Fugeman.
���������������������������������������
tion technology, has opened up their own It’s an excellent marketing strategy; if
brand new market. In this way Global you can offer a complete product group
Invacom has not just limited themselves and that at inexpensive prices, it won’t
to their own LNB and converter products take long for you to become a market
but also is a supplier of the necessary leader!
accessories such as optical cables and
splitters. Ivan Horrocks makes an inter-
esting point: “Since we see ourselves � In the end-user‘s premises these convert-
ers are installed: at top the Quad version for
offering an optical cable service for direct connection of 4 satellite receivers and 1
our customers, we are able to pass on DTT receiver. At bottom the Quattro version to
connect f.i. to a multiswitch system, in order
our low purchase prices to our custom- to supply the signal to more than 4 satellite
ers.” To put it simply, this means if you receivers.

� The complete Outdoor installation kit with the new FIRS LNB and the standard cable exactly 1.5 meters in length with „N“ connectors on both ends to
provide an optimal connection between the F-IRS LNB and the F-IRS ODU32. Longer cable lengths are not recommended since the signal attenuation in
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� Schematic diagram of Global Invacom’s new system: in the top picture the satellite signal together with
the terrestrial signal is distributed via 32+4 4way optical splitters and two 2way splitters to provide a total
of 64 optical outputs. An F-IRS GTU converter box can be connected to each of these outputs allowing
each end user to connect up to four satellite receivers and one DTT receiver. In this way a maximum of
256 satellite receivers and 64 DTT receivers can be supplied. If that’s not enough, you would then split the
converted satellite signal so that four distribution systems could be connected thereby allowing a total of
1024 satellite receivers and 256 DTT receivers to be put into service.

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Dealer Quality Satellites, San Diego, California

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Sean Falvey is the manager and he


SATELLITE icView receivers are our best sellers”, are sold domestically in the USA and
has been involved with satellite TV since says Sean, “They make up roughly 60% of that half of them here in California”,
1994: back then his father acquired a of our sales.” According to Sean, Viewsat explains Sean as he peeks at his cus-
DishTV system. But he became only receivers account for about 30% of their tomer list, “7% are shipped to Canada
really active when a family member sales with the remaining 10% made up and 3% go to Mexico.”
started a satellite business. of all the other brands.
In addition to receivers, QUALITY SAT-
Sean, who originally studied electron- And what about HD? Sean thought ELLITES also sells dish antennas and
ics, saw this as an interesting future for about it for a moment and then com- other necessary components. Sean runs
him and thus started his own business ments, “In 2007 only 1% of the receivers his business with two employees: “one
��� ������ ��� ���� ����� ����� ��� ����� ����� we sold were HD models, in 2008 it was employee works in the stockroom and in
receivers. In 2008 sales jumped to 4% and 2009 it was 10%.” shipping while the other is at the tele-
7000 receivers and then 10000 boxes in phone”, explains Sean. But don’t be sur-
2009. In 2010 he expects sales of 14000 Sean is expecting a sharp increase to �������������������������������������������
receivers. QUALITY SATELLITES sells all 30% in 2010. And where do his custom- lead to the need for more employees at
of the popular receiver brands but “Son- ers come from? “Most of our receivers QUALITY SATELLITES.

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Wholesaler ORSAT, Sichuan, China

ORSAT in Chengdu
If you live in Chengdu, the capital of the
southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, and are
looking for a satellite receiver there‘s only one place to
go: the Huangmiao electronics market. Several thousand
electronics dealers and shops gather there for business.
And if you need large quantities of satellite equipment,
Huangmiao electronics market is your place too, because
that‘s also where wholesale dealers set up camp. One of
them is Chengdu ORSAT Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

� Li Xiaorong is the boss of ORSAT – here


she welcomes us in front of the company
signboard.

The Huangmiao electronics market is STAR which broadcasts 46 FTA chan-


made up of an endless maze of build- nels. „40% of sales are made up of the
ings. Most of them used to be apart- ������ ������ ������ ���� ��� ���� ��������
ments which have been converted into ������������ ���� ���� ���� ������ ������� ���
�������� ����������� ���� ������ ���� Xiaorong reveals some business details.
after the other. While shops are located
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houses use up most of the upper sto- ����� ����������� ��������� ��� ����� ���
reys. ���������� ��������� �� ���� �������� �����
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We enter one of the countless build- ���������������������������������������
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though the building is equipped with an explains and adds „we sell this set
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ing packages up and down. Li Xiaorong ��������������� ��� ������� ����� ������
�������������������������������������� also have on offer larger dishes? „You
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company‘ s boss who is away on busi- One of the typical blocks of buildings at the �
ness today. Li Xiaorong tells us about Huangmiao electronics market. Apartments
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what ORSAT has on offer: „We mainly �������������������������������������������������
sell complete sets which include a ��������������������������������������������������
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bet,“ company techni-
cian Chen Guo smiles.
„Pick your model from our
range – after all, around
35% of our customers ask
for larger dishes, which have
diameters of 60, 100 or 120
cm.“

Finally, we‘d like to know what


type of customers decide on
ORSAT as their preferred busi-
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Quanhong answers that 80% of cus-
tomers are companies and profes-
sionals and 20% are private end users.
ORSAT has a workforce of 15 employ-
ees. The company owner and his wife,
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take care of administration. 11 installers
work on-site to deliver and install systems
at the clients‘ premises or apartments. A
total of 300 to 400 sets are sold by ORSAT
on a monthly basis.

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Shop in the Netherlands

Not far from downtown Amsterdam you’ll


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eeshop.nl’s store in central Amsterdam. Anto- ����� ��� ����� ������� ��������
nio can communicate with his customers in a ������������������������������
number of languages: naturally Dutch, but also ���������������������������������
English, Spanish, German, Italian and his native ������� ��� ������ ������ ������
language Macedonian (Serbian and Croatian). ����� �������� ������ ����� ���� ���
GSO in Dutch means Community Systems.

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weekends, alongside his regu- his decision back then to make ������������� �������� ����� What does the HDTV situation
lar job as a Cable Installation his hobby his business. itself ideally located geographi- look like? We wanted to know:
Supervisor with the local cable cally: the three ASTRA positions “In 2008 40% of sales were
provider UPC. ������������������������������� 19.2, 23.5 and 28.2 east, that for HD receivers and in 2009 it
quite good: “I sold between 500 are actually optimized for Great reached 90%”, reveals Antonio.
Back then he bought his sat- and 600 systems”, remembers Britain, can be received equally
ellite components from eeshop, Antonio. Since then, his best as well in The Netherlands as He only sells quality products,
founded by someone named year was 2007 where he sold can the HOTBIRD satellite at “30% of the receivers I sell
Eddie in 1978 as a dealer in TV nearly 1000 systems. 13 east. And since most of the ���� ����� ���������� ��� ���������
components. Dutch people grow up learning about his customers prefer-
We wanted to know what his English as a second language, ences. “Lately, the sale and
������������������������������� best selling products are and they also enjoy watching British installation of larger community
ellite antennas in Amsterdam. were surprised to learn that TV channels. distribution systems has picked
But as time wore on, Eddie was almost half of his sales are up”, comments Antonio, “This
slowly loosing the drive to con- for the Multytenne from Tech- As you would expect, 90% of should become a large part of
tinue running his business. As niSat, a small 45cm multifeed eeshop.nl’s customers are from the business in the future.”
one of his regular customers, antenna. “Another 40% of sales Holland. The rest are expa-
Antonio naturally could sense are for the 64/78cm Multifeed triates from every corner of We wish him great success in
this and realized that this was Antenna from Triax with the Europe that buy antennas from the future!
his chance of a lifetime: “I took remaining 5% being single sat- him to receive their favorite
over Eddie’s business in 2004”, ellite dishes.” programs from home.
explained Antonio still smiling at

Antonio Gorgievski is the sole proprietor of eeshop.


nl and a regular reader of TELE-satellite: “I use
TELE-satellite to get acquainted with everything
new in the satellite scene”, he says. The Discovery
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and the receiver models he has available are in the
display case.

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COMPANY OVERVIEW Best Satellite Companies of the World

BEST SATELLITE
COMPANIES of the
WORLD
HORIZON �
GLOBAL INVACOM � ��SMARTWI
TECHNISAT � DOEBIS � ��DVBSHOP
SMART � NANOXX � ��ABC BIZNIS
EURO1080 � ANGA � ��ABCOM
FORTECSTAR � GT-SAT � SPAUN � ��
VIEWSAT � MFC � MAXCOMM � DISHOINTER � ANTECH SVEC � ��SMIT ��
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JIUZHOU �
SEATEL � ALUO-SAT � ��AZURE SHINE
CABSAT � SKYWORTH � ��MOTECK
KAIFA � ��MTI
INFOSAT �

COMMUNIC ASIA �
SUBUR SEMESTA �

SAMMEG SATELLITE �

ABC BIZNIS ABCOM ALUO SAT


Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Slovakia Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Slovakia Satellite Consultant, China

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/abcbiznis.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/eng/abcom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/eng/aluosat.pdf

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ANGA AZURE SHINE DISHPOINTER
Cable and Satellite Exhibition, Germany Satellite Dish Manufacturer, Taiwan Satellite Dish Alignment Software, Germany

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/anga.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/azureshine.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/dishpointer.pdf

ANTECH CABSAT DOEBIS


Uplink Station Manufacturer, Italy Satellite Exhibition, Dubai Satellite Wholesaler, Germany

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/eng/antech.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0703/eng/cabsat.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0711/eng/doebis.pdf

ARION CHANGHONG DVBSHOP


High Quality Receiver Manufacturer, Korea Receiver and TV Manufacturer, China PC Card Wholesaler and Retailer, Germany

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/arion.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/changhong.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/dvbshop.pdf

AZBOX COMMUNIC ASIA EURO1080


Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Portugal Satellite Trade Show, Singapore HDTV Broadcaster, Belgium

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/eng/azbox.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/communicasia.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/euro1080.pdf

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COMPANY OVERVIEW Best Satellite Companies of the World

FORTEC STAR INFOSAT MFC


Receiver Manufacturer, Canada Satellite Dish Manufacturer, Thailand Satellite Filter Manufacturer, USA

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/fortecstar.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0907/eng/infosat.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/mfc.pdf

GLOBAL INVACOM JIUZHOU MOTECK


LNB and Accessory Manufacturer, UK Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, China Antenna Motor Manufacturer, Taiwan

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng/globalinvacom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/moteck.pdf

GT-SAT INTERNATIONAL KAIFA MTI


LNB Distributor, Luxembourg Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, China LNB Manufacturer, Taiwan

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0805/eng/gtsat.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/kaifa.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/mti.pdf

HORIZON MAX COMMUNICATION PROMAX


Manufacturer of Measuring Instruments, UK Satellite Wholesaler, Germany Digital Powerhouse, Spain

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/horizon.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/maxcommunication.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/promax.pdf

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SAMMEG SATELLITE SMARTWI SUBUR SEMESTA
Satellite Wholesaler, South Africa Wireless Card Reader Producer, Denmark Satellite Dish Manufacturer, Indonesia

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/sammeg.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/smartwi.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0805/eng/venus.pdf

SEA TEL SMIT SVEC


Maritime 3-Axis Dish Manufacturer, USA CAM Producer, China Professional Dish Manufacturer, China

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/seatel.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0703/eng/smit.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/svec.pdf

SKYWORTH SONICVIEW TECHNISAT


Receiver Manufacturer, China Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, USA TV Manufacturer, Germany

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/skyworth.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/sonicview.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0709/eng/technisat.pdf

SMART SPAUN VIEWSAT


Receiver Manufacturer, Germany High Quality Accessory Manufacturer, Germany Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, USA

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/eng/smart.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/spaun.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/viewsat.pdf

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DXer REPORT Giant Dish for One Satellite

The ASTRA Fan


Cahit Nuri Or lives in the city of Adapazari, roughly 150 Km east of Istanbul. He loves
music and collects CD’s and LP’s. But watching and listening to live music channels is
what he loves to do most of all. Unfortunately, he lives in an area that is
not all that ideal for such a hobby: he can’t receive all that many
music channels. But wait…what about satellites? Most of
the music channels can be found on ASTRA
at 19.2 east and most of them are
in exceptional quality.

� Cahit installed his monster dish in his garden

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If you look at the footprint for the ASTRA analog satellite receiver along with a Gar-
satellite, it would seem that Cahit won’t diner 0.8 dB LNB.”
have much luck receiving this satellite in
Turkey. But then again… He couldn’t receive ASTRA with this set
up so he upgraded his system a year later:“I
������ ��������� ��� ���� ��� ������� ��� ����� bought a 3-meter antenna.“ Finally, he was
satellite dish in 1990. It had a diameter able to receive three TV channels from
of 1.5 meters. I used a Drake ESR 3240 E ASTRA but “only at night”, comments Cahit,

� Cahit Nuri Or
from Turkey on
the platform of his
enormous 5.2-meter
dish. With it he can
receive ASTRA 1 at
19.2 east in Turkey

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� A look at the dish
from behind. Cahit
regularly inspects the
installation.

“and the signals broke up often or were


below the noise threshold.”

In 1992 Cahit had enough with experi-


mentation: he decided to buy a 5.2-
meter solid aluminum dish, with no
segments. The best of the best. The
antenna weighed in at half a ton!

How would you install such a mon-


ster dish and where would
you put it? Cahit
explains, “We
constructed a
70x70cm con-
crete mast that
was four meters
high with an
iron platform at
the top.” Five
tons of cement,
sand and iron
rods were used in
the construction. Cahit
calculated what all of this cost
him: “The dish itself cost roughly
11,000 Euros, shipping by truck
was 700 Euros, construc-
tion of the concrete
mast came to about
2750 Euros and renting
the crane to lift the dish in place was
The World of Satellite DXers another 150 Euros.” This makes the total
Backlist: DXer reports in previous issues of TELE-satellite 14,600 Euros just for the reception of
Satheesan, India: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/indiadxer.pdf
Yahya, Saudi Arabia: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/enigma-arabic.pdf
one satellite.
Roy Carman, London, UK: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/londondxer.pdf
Sat Handyman, Beijing, China: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/beijingdxer.pdf
Diego Sanchez, Tenerife, Spain: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0907/eng/tenerifedxer.pdf It turns out though that it was all worth
Applesat, Beijing, China: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0907/eng/dxer.pdf
Diego Sanchez, Tenerife, Spain: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/eng/dxer.pdf it. Cahit explains: “Now I could receive
Feedhunter Rini, Amsterdam, NL: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/dxer.pdf
Satheesan + Siddharth, India: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/indiadxer.pdf ���� ������� ��� ���������� ����� ������
Note: Replace eng with corresponding language code - see page 127
3sat, Pro7 and Eurosport.” Cahit was
still using that Drake receiver because it
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in the meantime he swapped for a 0.5
Arabic ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ara/astrainturkey.pdf ���������
Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/bid/astrainturkey.pdf
Bulgarian ��������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/bul/astrainturkey.pdf
Czech ����� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ces/astrainturkey.pdf
German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/deu/astrainturkey.pdf The next big step came in the year
English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng/astrainturkey.pdf
Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/esp/astrainturkey.pdf 2000. Cahit once again swapped his
Farsi � ���� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/far/astrainturkey.pdf
French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/fra/astrainturkey.pdf ���� ���� �� ���� ��� ������ ����� ��������
Hebrew ����� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/heb/astrainturkey.pdf
Greek �������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/hel/astrainturkey.pdf
���� ��������� ��� ��������� ��� �����
Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/hrv/astrainturkey.pdf IP receiver. This receiver could receive
Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ita/astrainturkey.pdf
Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/mag/astrainturkey.pdf digital signals as well as analog ones.
Mandarin �� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/man/astrainturkey.pdf
Dutch Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ned/astrainturkey.pdf Unfortunately, this receiver bit the dust
Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/pol/astrainturkey.pdf
Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/por/astrainturkey.pdf a few years later. He replaced it with a
Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rom/astrainturkey.pdf
Russian ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rus/astrainturkey.pdf ���������������������������������������
Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/sve/astrainturkey.pdf
Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/tur/astrainturkey.pdf
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Available online starting from 2 April 2010 east!” He explains further: “With my old

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1.5-meter antenna I can receive 645 TV � Cahit in his music
channels from ASTRA 2 at 28.2 east and room. He used
information from
with my 5.2-meter dish I can receive 1125 TELE-satellite to set
TV channels from ASTRA 1 at 19.2 east.” up his receiver.

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he can receive all the channels he wants in
������������������

� One of the footprints from ASTRA 1 at 19.2


east. Reception in Turkey is not possible unless
of course you use a monster dish like the one
Cahit has.

� Cahit in his shack: as


you can see, the satellite
receivers and audio
components are nicely
organized. He explains:
“All the walls have been
soundproofed.” He laid
out a grand total of nearly
30,000 Euros for the
technical equipment in
his house.

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Installation
of a
5.2-meter � The antenna was delivered by truck

dish in 1992

� The crane is being prepared � The mounting frame is being prepared

� The small 1.5-meter dish in the


foreground is used by Cahit to
� The crane lifts the dish in place � Finished! The dish is mounted receive ASTRA 2 at 28.2 east

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SATELLITE RECEPTION Mechanical Satellite Finder

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Arabic ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ara�������������
Indonesian
Bulgarian
Indonesia
���������
www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/bid�������������
www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/bul������������� � Larger dishes are
Czech ����� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ces������������� more interesting.
German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/deu������������� Mohammad Ghorbani
English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng������������� shows how the
Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/esp�������������
Farsi � ���� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/far�������������
intelligent satellite
French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/fra������������� �������������������
Hebrew ����� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/heb������������� ����������������������
Greek �������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/hel������������� meter dish antenna.
Croatian �������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/hrv�������������
Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ita�������������
Hungarian ������ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/mag�������������
Mandarin �� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/man�������������
Dutch Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/ned�������������
Polish ������ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/pol�������������
Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/por�������������
Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rom�������������
Russian ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/rus�������������
Swedish ������� www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/sve�������������
Turkish ������ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/tur�������������
Available online starting from 2 April 2010

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Intelligent
Dish
Alignment
Ameneh has come up with a very interesting satellite
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Ameneh explains to us how it works: ��������� ��� ����� ������������� ������-


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Now it gets interesting; Ameneh ��������������������������������
explains what happens next: “Now
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concept. Only recently, TELE-satellite
reported on an iPhone application from
dishpointer: it provides a list in the
iPhone display of where all the satel-
lites can be found but this information
doesn’t take the installer, the one who
actually has to set up the antenna, all
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a dish, the azimuth and elevation data
is what’s really important. This is where
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for an antenna.

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well. Ameneh explains, “If you want to
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pass exactly to north until the needle no
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Cable
Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite

Exhibition and Congress


4 - 6 May 2010
Cologne / Germany

www.angacable.com

more than 350 exhibitor registrations

13,600 visitors in 2009

22,000 sqm exhibition space

1,400 congress attendees in 2009

Kindly supported by
Cable
Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite

ANGA Cable Show is Europe’s leading Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite. Exhibition and congress
topics include Broadband, HDTV, IPTV and Next Generation Networks.

Exhibition Congress

± Trade show for Cable, Broadband and Satellite ± 19 expert panels on Broadband, NGN, HDTV & IPTV

± more than 350 exhibitors from 30 countries ± German/English simultaneous translation

± 13,600 visitors, 42 % international (2009) ± 1,400 congress attendees from 38 countries (2009)

± 22,000 sqm exhibition space ± Registration: www.angacable.com or by fax

± Entrance fee: 20.– Euros (19 % VAT included) Congress fees: (19 % VAT included)

± Registration: www.angacable.com ± Congress with ANGA Cable Night . . . . . 240.– Euros


± Congress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180.– Euros
± Congress (technology panels) . . . . . . . . . 90.– Euros

Visitors Alf Henryk Wulf, Chairman of the Board,


Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG:
14,000
“At no other broadband trade fair in Europe is there such a
12,000
high concentration of decision makers and trade visitors of the
10,000
cable and media industry. For Alcatel-Lucent it is a perfect plat-
8,000 form to showcase our competence as a system integrator.“
6,000

4,000

2,000
Vesa Veijalainen, Marketing Director, Teleste Corporation:
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 “ANGA Cable is the main European Cable event for Teleste.
Connecting the industry in Europe, ANGA Cable maintains to-
Exhibitors pical focus and is fun to work at and visit. This year once again
ANGA Cable exceeded our expectations.“
400

350

300

250
Yves Padrines, NDS France Vice President,
Business Development & General Manager NDS GmbH:
200
“ANGA Cable has become a fix event in NDS‘ international
150
trade show calendar since many years. There is simply no com-
100
parable industry event in Western Europe, bringing together
the sectors of cable, satellite and broadband in this compact
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
and relevant way as ANGA Cable continues to do.”
English Panels With German simultaneous translation

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 Wednesday, 5 May 2010

2.45 - 4.00 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B 1.00 - 2.15 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B
Deployment of EuroDOCSIS 3.0 – Migration from HFC to Next-Gen Fibre 2)
Reports from the Field 1) Presenter: Dr. Roger Blakeway, President, SCTE Europe
Presenter: Peter Percosan, Chief Technology Officer, Cable Europe Labs Modern Concepts for Fibre Based Next Generation HFC Networks
EuroDOCSIS 3.0 on the Certification Wave – Services and Benefits (Pros and Cons)
Wim de Ketelaere, CTO, Excentis Dr. Tim Gyselings, Research Manager Fixed Access Bell Labs,
Alcatel-Lucent
Challenges in Channel Bonding – Lessons Learnt
Marc Sumner, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Future Optical Node Architectures
Casa Systems Maciej Muzalewski, Business Development Director, VECTOR sp. z.o.o

Advanced Physical Layer in Down and Upstream Implementation Plans & Strategies
N. N. Rui Castro, Director Operations, ZON Multimédia

Quality Parameters for Passive Components in HFC Networks


Rick Haube, Vice President Marketing, PPC 4.15 - 5.30 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B
CI Plus – More than Conditional Access only?
Presenter: Dr. Ralf Heublein, Managing Director,
Mediapool Content Services GmbH
Wednesday, 5 May 2010 Putting the “Plus” in CI Plus: Cloud-Based Solutions that enhance
Interactivity on Networks Next-Generation iDTVs and existing STB
10.00 - 11.30 a. m. | Broadband Summit Room A Ronald Brockmann, Managing Director Europe, ActiveVideo Networks
Cable, Fibre and LTE – Addressable Advertising & Delivery Technologies:
Who will win the Broadband Battle? Additional Revenue Potential for TV Operators
Presenter: Julian Clover, Editorial Director, Broadband TV News Philippe Stransky, Chief Architect, Nagravision SA
Keynote: Manuel Kohnstamm, Managing Director Public Policy Intergration of CI Plus in Cable Platforms
& Communications, Liberty Global and President, Cable Europe Christoph Schaaf, Director New Technologies, Kabel Deutschland GmbH

Niels Breining
CEO, YouSee A/S
Joe Cozzolino
Senior Vice President, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola Inc. Thursday, 6 May 2010
Nick Fielibert
CTO Cable, Digital Media and IPTV Business Service Provider 10.00 - 11.15 a. m. | Technology Panel Room B
European Markets, Cisco Systems Fibre – Handling the Increasing Capacity
Naveed Kashif Presenter: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Hansjörg Pätz, Managing Director,
Vice President Digital Media & Advertising, Alcatel-Lucent VIVICON GmbH
Manuel Kohnstamm HFC Network – What’s the next Step?
Managing Director Public Policy & Communications, Liberty Global Boris Brun, Senior Manager of Cable Solutions and Strategy,
and President, Cable Europe Harmonic, Inc.
Christopher J. Lammers RFPON (RFoG and PON) – Enabling Cable’s ‘All IP’ Future?
Executive Vice President & COO, Cable Labs Luis Yu, Senior Product Manager, Aurora Networks
Harald Rösch Content Monitoring – The Key to Measuring Quality
CEO, Kabel Baden-Württemberg GmbH & Co. KG and Ensuring Subscriber Satisfaction
Dan Donnelly, SVP Global Sales & Marketing, Mixed Signals Inc.

11.30 a. m. - 12.45 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B


Evening Event | Rheinterrassen Field Report – Video over DOCSIS
Presenter: Gerhard Greiner, Managing Director, Infonova GmbH
4 May 2010 6.00 p. m. | ANGA Cable Night
reservation in advance DOCSIS 3.0 – The Way to IP Video for Cable Operators
Heinrich E. Haase, Sales Business Development Manager,
Cisco Systems
V-DOC, first Trial, first Results
Istvan Maradi, CTO, Magyar Telekom
Multi Services Gateway – New Routes to the Consumer
Jörg Parczen, Key Account Manager IPTV & IP-Systeme,
Kathrein-Werke KG

2.30 - 3.45 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B


Triple Play Services directly to the Customer
Presenter: Carsten Engelke, Director Technology,
ANGA Association of German Cable Operators

Advanced RS-DVR Monetization through Integrated Advertising


Jobst Mühlbach, VP On Demand Solutions EMEA, ARRIS
Residential Gateways – Delivering the Multi Service Digital Home
Eran Rom, CEO, Jungo Ltd.
MoCA: The Standard for Home Entertainment and Connectivity?
In cooperation with: 1) 2)
Tom Lookabaugh, CTO, Entropic Communications
German Panels With English simultaneous translation

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 Tuesday, 4 May 2010

10.00 - 10.30 a. m. | Opening Room A 1.00 - 2.15 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B


Welcome Addresses Digital Headends enhancing Network Performance
Thomas Braun Presenter: Richard Pohl, Managing Director, RFC Radio-Fernseh-
President, ANGA Association of German Cable Operators und Computertechnik GmbH

Hans-Joachim Otto MdB Optical Satellite Reception Systems: Ready to Go!


Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics Joachim Knör, Vice President Commercial Development,
and Technology Networks & Distributors, ASTRA Deutschland GmbH
Ultra flexible Platform for Applications in CATV Headends
Ralf Schmitz, Chief Technology Officer,
10.30 - 12.00 a. m. | Strategy Summit Room A ASTRO Strobel Kommunikationssysteme GmbH
Cable, Satellite and IPTV: Multiplexing System for Digital Data Streams
Competing Digital Platforms in Multimedia Applications
Presenter: Frank Thomsen, Editor-in-chief, stern.de Dr. Piero Kirchner, Managing Director Technology,
Blankom Antennentechnik GmbH
Dr. Andreas Bereczky
IP based Signal Processing in CATV Headends
Director Production, ZDF
Frank Fuhrmann, Techninal Sales Support / Project Manager
Thomas Braun International, GSS Grundig SAT Systems GmbH
President, ANGA Association of German Cable Operators
Dr. Marcus Englert
Executive Board New Media and Diversification, ProSiebenSat.1 Group 2.45 - 4.00 p. m. | Strategy Panel Room A
Lutz Freitag Switch-Off, Simulcast and HD –
President, GdW Where is the High Road to Digitization?
Dr. Adrian v. Hammerstein Presenter: Werner Lauff, Management Consultant and Publicist
Chief Executive Officer, Kabel Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Christoph Clément
Werner Hanf General Counsel / Member of the Managing Board, Kabel Deutschland
Chief Executive Officer, NetCologne GmbH GmbH
Christian P. Illek Prof. Dr. Carl-Eugen Eberle
Group Executive Management T-Home, General Counsel, ZDF
Marketing, Deutsche Telekom AG
Dr. Hans Hege
Ferdinand Kayser Director, State Media Authority Berlin-Brandenburg /
President and CEO, SES ASTRA S.A. Chairman of Regulatory Affairs Commission (ZAK)
Dr. Herbert Leifker Dr. Tobias Schmid
Chief Commercial Officer, Unitymedia Group Head of Department Media Politics, Media Group RTL Germany
Martina Rutenbeck
Managing Director, Eutelsat visAvision GmbH
4.15 - 5.30 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B
HDTV – Best Practice from the Market Partners
1.00 - 2.15 p. m. | Strategy Panel Room A Presenter: Dr. Norbert Thöry, Managing Director,
Broadband Politics: Cable & Media Consult
Internet for Everybody – and via every Pipe? Best Practice from ZDF to introduce HDTV Services
Presenter: Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, General Manager and Director, Thomas Urban, Manager Modernization Broadcast Infrastructure,
WIK Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikations- ZDF
dienste GmbH
Infrastructure Upgrade for HDTV
Jürgen Grützner Reinhard Sauer, General Manager Tele Columbus Service & Technik
Managing Director, VATM e.V. GmbH, Tele Columbus

Dr. Iris Henseler-Unger HD+, A Model for an open Platform in horizontal Environment
Vice President, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Alexander Sacher, Vice President Receiver Technology,
Telecommunication, Post and Railway ASTRA Platform Services GmbH

Martin Herkommer
Head of Press and Public Relations, Kabel Baden-Württemberg
GmbH & Co. KG
DI Thomas Hintze
Chief Executive Officer, UPC Austria GmbH
Dr. Isabel Tilly
Regulation Strategy and Law, Vodafone D2 GmbH
German Panels With English simultaneous translation

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 Thursday, 6 May 2010

1.00 - 2.15 p. m. | Strategy Panel Room A 10.00 - 11.15 a. m. | Strategy Panel Room A
Copyright and Licensing Law for Digital TV and IPTV Pay TV: Seeking New Subscriptions –
Presenter: Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director, Where is the Growth Potential?
ANGA Association of German Cable Operators Presenter: Dr. Dorothea von Wichert-Nick, Principal, Solon Management
Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Tobias Frevert
Attorney, Partner, Noerr LLP Hannes Heyelmann
Dr. Eric Heitzer Managing Director, Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland GmbH
Member of the Managing Board, HanseNet Alice Mirjam Laux
Michael Krause Head of Pay TV und Business Development, SevenSenses GmbH
Legal Department, WDR Ingo Schuchert
Simin Lange Managing Director, Deutsche Netzmarketing GmbH
Head of Distribution, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Wolfram Winter
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spoerr Senior Vice President Distribution Development, Sky Deutschland AG
Partner, Hengeler Mueller Rechtsanwälte Klaus Wolf
Head of Department Product Management TV & Content,
Kabel Baden-Württemberg GmbH & Co. KG
2.45 - 4.00 p. m. | Strategy Panel Room A
Cable TV and IPTV: Hybrid Devices, Encryption
11.30 a. m. - 12.45 p. m. | Strategy Panel Room A
and Interoperability 1)
Presenter: Jürgen Sewczyk, JS Consult / Member of the Board, HD, 3D and VoD – Platform Concepts in Competition
Deutsche TV-Plattform e.V. Presenter: Dr. Klaus Goldhammer, Managing Director,
Goldmedia GmbH Media Consulting & Research
Volker Blume
Technical Product Manager Television, Philips GmbH Nicole Agudo Berbel
Director Affiliate Sales and Business Development,
Lorenz Glatz
Discovery Networks Deutschland
Chief Technology Officer, Kabel Deutschland GmbH
Wolfgang Elsäßer
Yves Padrines
Managing Director, ASTRA Deutschland GmbH
NDS France Vice President, Business Development & General Manager
NDS GmbH Dr. Herbert Leifker
Chief Commercial Officer, Unitymedia Group
Andre Prahl
Member of the Managing Board, CBC GmbH / Head of Programme Dietmar Schickel
Distribution, Media Group RTL Germany Chief Commercial Officer, Tele Columbus Gruppe
Gerhard Schaas Guido Schwarzfeld
Chairman, Deutsche TV-Plattform e.V. / Member of the Bord, Head of Department Broadband Communications, NetCologne GmbH
Loewe AG
Herbert Tillmann
Director Production and Engineering, Bayerischer Rundfunk
1.00 - 2.15 p. m. | Strategy Panel Room A
Housing Industry and B2B: How does Cable
manage to remain the ideal Pipe?
2.45 - 4.00 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B Presenter: Dr. Claus Wedemeier, Head of Division Multimedia and IT,
Fibre to the Home – The Way to the Rollout Statistics and Research, GdW
Presenter: Hans-Georg Grosse-Boes, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Andreas Coupette
ADC Krone Managing Director, Marienfeld MultiMedia GmbH
Coax and Twisted Pair – Decision for FTTH Solutions Jürgen Magull
Bernd Thielk, Managing Director, willy.tel Head of Business Region Hamburg, EWE TEL GmbH
The continuous Way from HFC to FTTx Markus Stoll
Thomas Eibeck, Managing Director, Primacom Managing Director, Versatel Telekabel GmbH
Kabel BW – Best Practise in the FTTB Field Trail Theo Weirich
Daniel Chemnitz, Head of Design & Optimisation, Managing Director, wilhelm.tel GmbH
Kabel Baden-Württemberg GmbH & Co. KG

2.30 - 3.45 p. m. | Technology Panel Room B


Craft: Preparing CATV Networks for
Multimedia Applications
Presenter: Jürgen R. Grobbin, Managing Director, Idee Medien Ltd.

Equipotential Bonding for Cable Networks


Prof. Dieter Schwarzenau, Science Manager, dibkom
Practical Measurement Equipment for Multimedia Services
Helmut Schenk, Managing Director, KWS-Electronic
The Planning und Documentation of CATV Networks
Andreas Wilharm, Technical Officer, ANGA Comptence Center

In cooperation with: 1)
Information

Location Opening hours

± Tuesday, 4 May 2010: 9.00 a. m. - 6.00 p. m.


- Koelnmesse, Hall 10 and Congress Center East
± Wednesday, 5 May 2010: 9.00 a. m. - 6.00 p. m.
Deutz-Mülheimer Strasse · 50679 Cologne · Germany
± Thursday, 6 May 2010: 9.00 a. m. - 4.00 p. m.

Map

How to get there Hall plan

± From Cologne/Bonn Airport: You can reach the fair grounds in


Café Press Center
approx. 15 minutes either by tram line S 13 (to station “Köln Messe/
Deutz”) or by taxi. Restaurant

± From Cologne Central Station: Tram No 18 (Direction ”Bonn Hbf“) to


stop “Poststrasse”, change into No 4 (Direction “Schlebusch”) or No 3
(Direction “Thielenbruch”) to stop “Koelnmesse”.
Exhibition Office

Escalators

± By Car: Follow the green signs “Koelnmesse” to Entrance East/


Hall 10.
± By Public Transport: Tram No 3 or No 4 to stop ”Koelnmesse”.
Exhibition
Hall 10

Contact /Organizer

ANGA Services GmbH


Nibelungenweg 2 · 50996 Köln · Germany
Tel. +49 221 / 99 80 81-0 · Fax +49 221 / 99 80 81-99
info@angacable.de · www.angacable.com Room A Room B
ANGA Services GmbH is a subsidiary of ANGA Association of German
Cable Operators e.V.
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COMMERCIAL BROADCASTERS ��������������������������������������������
WANT SECOND MULTIPLEX COLOMBIA LAUNCHES DTT BROADCASTS �����������������������������������������
Commercial broadcasters, TVN, Polsat, TV4 �������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������������
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������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� tic free TV channels, Asia Television (ATV) and
of frequencies reserved for them for the purpose �������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������
����������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������
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share it with public broadcaster TVP, but an �������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������
���������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������
����������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������� INDIA
the public broadcaster, to transmit three of its
�������������������������������������������������� MEXICO DD, AIR TO COMPLETE DIGITAL
�������������������������������������������������� TRANSITION IN 2007
��������������������������������������������� AZTECA RECEIVES APPROVAL �����������������������������������������������������
the UKE and the KRRiTV, the process of switch- FOR HI-TV DTT PLATFORM of Doordarshan, All India Radio and cable services
�������������������������������������������� TV Azteca has received approval from national ����������������������������������������������
����������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������

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Ministry is also seriously considering a mobile
TV policy. If the proposal is cleared by Cabinet, AFRICA country had joined the rest of the world in making
a landmark decision to migrate terrestrial TV from
an auction process is expected to be initiated for analogue to digital broadcasting by June 2015. He
spectrum allocation for mobile TV service provid- GHANA said it was necessary to coordinate the migration
ers. Each successful bidder would be entitled to processes before 2015, as per regional and global
8 MHz of spectrum or frequency bandwidth. GHANA SETS 2012 TARGET FOR plans, because any broadcaster transmitting in
DIGITAL SWITCHOVER analogue that could be found to be interfering after
JAPAN Ghana has set a 2012 deadline to complete the 2015 would be shut down without any hesitation.
switch from analogue to digital broadcasting serv-
JAPAN ADOPTS ISDB-TMM FOR ices ahead of an international deadline of 17 June SOUTH AFRICA
MULTIMEDIA BROADCASTING 2015. A 24-man National Migration Technical Com-
ISDB-TMM has been adopted in Japan as one of mittee to ensure that Ghana achieves the target has SALES OF DIGITAL BOXES TO
the standards for nationwide mobile multimedia been set up in Accra with a mandate to make policy START IN FIRST QUARTER
broadcasting, due to be deployed after 24 July 2011. recommendations to situate the transition from The set-top boxes that South Africans will need for
ISDB-TMM technology is said to be highly compat- analogue to digital broadcasting. The Government watching television when local broadcasting goes
ible with ISDB-T, which is the standard for the is to adopt a phased analogue switch-off process digital, will only be available at stores throughout the
Japanese DTT broadcasting that was deployed in starting with all regional capitals in December 2012. ����������������������������������������������������
2003. Nationwide broadcasting is scheduled to use from analogue to digital terrestrial TV is scheduled
207.5-222MHz, while VHF band 90-108MHz will be KENYA to be completed by the end of 2011. The Govern-
used for regional broadcasting. Also adopted for ment has budgeted R2.45 billion for this change-
nationwide broadcasting is MediaFLO while ISDB- KENYA STARTS DIGITAL TV MIGRATION over and this includes subsidies for the supply of
TSB has been chosen for regional broadcasting. Kenya has begun migrating to the DVB-T digital TV STBs to qualifying analogue television set owners.
standard ahead of the June 2012 deadline. Accord- Government sources state that the retail price of
THE PHILLIPINES ing to the Communication Commission of Kenya STBs is estimated at around R700, but the prices
(CCK), no more television broadcasting licences will are likely to fall as consumer take-up increases.
DTT DEADLINE PUSHED BACK be issued until the country migrates fully to digital ��������������������������������������������������-
TO 2015 IN PHILLIPINES technology. The liberalisation of Kenya's media lion of the poorest households who receive a 70%
The Commission on Information and Communi- industry has seen a growth in the number of broad- subsidy of the retail price, excluding installation.
cations Technology (CICT) plans to push back caster but the industry regulator has been unable
the deadline for the switchover from analogue to to meet the demand of frequencies. One analogue TUNISIA
digital broadcasting to 2015 pending the selec- frequency is able to accommodate 10 - 12 channels
tion of a platform. The government is studying two in Mpeg4 format on the digital platform. To run on TUNISIAN TV TO SWITCH TO
options to be used for the digital TV technology – the digital platform, broadcasters will be required DIGITAL FROM MARCH 2010
Japan’s ISDB-T and Europe’s DVB-T. The National to pay a monthly fee of KSh300,000 to Signet. With the arrival of DTT, analogue TV will
Telecommunications Commission, the agency gradually disappear from Tunisia’s television
closely working with CICT for the selection of the LESOTHO landscape as March 2010. 90% of Tunisia’s
digital TV platform, said Japan had offered a low territory will be covered by DTT by 2010 which
cost set top box (US$ 12) that is cheaper than the LESOTHO PLANS TO MIGRATE FROM is slowly but surely gaining momentum through-
European standard (US$ 13-14). The government ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL TV out the country. The establishment of DTT will
has no plans to give subsidies on the set-top boxes. Lesotho Communications, Science and Technol- cover all of the country by 2014. DTT will start
ogy Minister, Mothejoa Metsing, has said that his with a package of some 8 to 12 channels.

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NEWS HDTV & 3D Programmes

������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������
only a taster ahead of BSkyB's dedicated channel ���������������������������������������������������
launch in April. Initially, the service will concentrate ����������������������������������������������
Edited by on sports and be available only in pubs and clubs.
��������������������������������������������������� ECHOSTAR VIP-TV DELIVERS
Branislav Pekic due to launch later this year on the Sky HD channel. HD CHANNELS TO BTC
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VIRGIN MEDIA ADDS EUROSPORT
EUROPE
video transport service to BTC Broadband, a
HD, DISCOVERY HD provider of whole home telecommunications
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WORLD CUP TESTING GROUND FOR 3G �������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa will be the �������������������������������������������
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������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������
streams into the fs|cdn IPTV middleware solu-
�������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������
tion from Conklin-Intracom. EchoStar's ViP-TV
president of Eutelsat. The event will run June ����������������������������������������������
transport service offers a suite of IPTV services
������������������������������������������������ �����������������������������������������������
his words, is the cost of 3D ready TV sets, which that includes approximately 300 popular, broadcast-
subscribers can currently receive the follow-
cost some €2000. Berretta anticipated that new ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������
devices will appear on the market that will allow for ������������������������������������
����������������������������������������������� FOX TO LAUNCH FOOTBALL CHANNEL IN HD
�������������������������������������������������� FREEVIEW PREPARES HD SERVICE ������������������������������������������
�������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������
in March, initially with only three channels — BBC ���������������������������������������������
DENMARK ��������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������������������ �����������������������������������������
TV3+HD LAUNCHES ON VIASAT To receive the HD channels, viewers only need to �������������������������������������
������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������
Danish free-TV channel TV3+, has launched ciation Cup and the Italian Serie A.
on Viasat's pay-TV platform in Denmark. The
channel is available for Viasat's satellite TV NORTH AMERICA COMCAST TO TERMINATE 40
customers with an HD subscription and will also CHANNELS IN ANALOGUE
be distributed by third-party IPTV and cable CANADA ���������������������������������������������
networks. Major sports events to be shown on �������������������������������������������������
the channel include the Danish national football SHAW DIRECT ADDS V IN HD �������������������������������������������������
��������������������������������������� Shaw Direct customers now have even more �����������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������� Subscribers to Comcast's extended basic cable tier
GERMANY �������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������
WDR AIRS SPORTS IN HDTV Direct customers and is the tenth new HD channel nals. Customers who want to watch those channels
������������������������������������������� added by Shaw Direct in the last year. V HD builds ���������������������������������������������������������
�������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������ adapters on each additional set. Comcast will pro-
��������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������
�������������������������������������������� FREEHD RECEIVES GREEN
������������������������������������������ LIGHT FOR LAUNCH
�������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ASIA & PACIFIC
���������������������������������������������
HANSENET LAUNCHES HD CHANNELS ������������������������������������������������ ORBIT SHOWTIME NETWORK
�������������������������������������������������� Canada to offer around 100 local TV channels in LAUNCHES HDTV
��������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������
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������������������������������������������ Canada will be required to operate like other local ���������������������������������������
�������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������
offered at no additional cost. Customers will need AUSTRALIA
�������������������������������������������������� UNITED STATES
������������������������������������������������������ ABC TO USE HDTV SLOT
subscription, or which can be purchased for €99.90. DISCOVERY, ESPN TO LAUNCH FOR NEWS CHANNEL
3D CHANNELS ���������������������������������������������
NETHERLANDS Two new dedicated 3D television channels are ���������������������������������������������
���������������������������������������������������� broadcaster admits it is not the best way to
CANALDIGITAAL EXPANDS HDTV CAPACITY ������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������������ Sony and Imax for a joint-venture network in 2011. has one HD channel and three SD channels.
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same content as its main channel, ABC1, but
used for the further extension of the HDTV line-up �������������������������������������������������
����������������������������������������������������
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�������������������������������������������������� be able to receive the channel from day one.
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�����������������������������������������������
���������������������������������������������������� TWO THIRDS OF AMERICANS JAPAN
������������������������������������������������ OWN HDTV SETS
�������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� JUPITER LAUNCHES FIRST 3D TV SERVICE
��������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� Cable operator Jupiter Telecommunications
������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������
UNITED KINGDOM to purchase one within the next two years. This to company sources. The 3D services will be
�������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������
BSKYB INTRODUCES 3D TO UK �������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������� The Sky Perfectv DTH platform is also report-
������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������

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INTELSAT 10-02 - Europe, Middle East, North India���359.2 East (000.8 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 10-02 - Europe, Africa, South East Asia ���359.2 East (000.8 West)
THOR 3, 5 - Europe���359.2 East (000.8 West)
AMOS 2, 3 - Europe, Middle East���356.0 East (004.0 West)
ATLANTIC BIRD 3 - Europe���355.0 East (005.0 West)
C-Band: ATLANTIC BIRD 3 - Africa, Europe, Middle America���355.0 East (005.0 West)
NILESAT 101, 102, ATLANTIC BIRD 4A - Middle East���353.0 East (007.0 West)
TELECOM 2D - France���352.0 East (008.0 West)
ATLANTIC BIRD 2 - Europe, America, Middle East���352.0 East (008.0 West)
EXPRESS AM44 - Middle East���349.0 East (011.0 West)
C-Band: EXPRESS AM44 - Europe, North Africa, Middle East���349.0 East (011.0 West)
ATLANTIC BIRD 1 - Europe, America���347.5 East (012.5 West)
TELSTAR 12 - Europe, South Africa, Am.���345.0 East (015.0 West)
INTELSAT 901 - Europe, Middle East���342.0 East (018.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 901 - Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean Region���342.0 East (018.0 West)
NSS 7 - Europe, MIddle East, Africa, America���338.0 East (022.0 West)
C-Band: NSS 7 - Europe, Africa, America���338.0 East (022.0 West)
INTELSAT 905 - Europe���335.5 East (024.5 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 905 - Europe, Africa, America���335.5 East (024.5 West)
INTELSAT 907 - Europe���332.5 East (027.5 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 907 - Europe, Africa, America���332.5 East (027.5 West)
HISPASAT 1C, 1D - Europe, America���330.0 East (030.0 West)
INTELSAT 801 - Europe���328.5 East (031.5 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 801 - Europe, Africa, America���328.5 East (031.5 West)
INTELSAT 903 - Europe���325.5 East (034.5 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 903 - Europe���325.5 East (034.5 West)
TELSTAR 11N - Europe, Africa���322.5 East (037.5 West)

Satellites
C-Band: NSS 10 - Europe, Africa, America ���322.5 East (037.5 West)
NSS 806 - Europe���319.5 East (040.5 West)
C-Band: NSS 806 - America, Europe���319.5 East (040.5 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 3R - Europe, North America���317.0 East (043.0 West)
INTELSAT 11 - Brazil���317.0 East (043.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 11 - Brazil���315.0 East (043.0 West)
INTELSAT 14 - Europe, North Africa, South America���315.0 East (045.0 West)

World
C-Band: INTELSAT 14 - America���315.0 East (045.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 705 - North America���310.0 East (050.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 705 - America, Atlantic Ocean Region���310.0 East (050.0 West)
INTELSAT 1R - America���315.0 East (050.0 West)

of the
INTELSAT 707 - America���307.0 East (053.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 707 - America, Africa���307.0 East (053.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 805 - America���304.5 East (055.5 West)
INTELSAT 9 - Mexico, Brazil, Europe���302.0 East (058.0 West)
C-Band: INTELSAT 9 - America���302.0 East (058.0 West)
AMAZONAS 1 - Brazil, South America���299.0 East (061.0 West)
C-Band: AMAZONAS 1 - America���299.0 East (061.0 West)
ECHOSTAR 3, 12 - Conus���298.5 East (061.5 West)
TELSTAR 14 - Brazil, Mercosul���297.0 East (063.0 West)
STARONE C1 - Brazil���295.0 East (065.0 West)
C-Band: STARONE C1 - South America���295.0 East (065.0 West)
STARONE C2 - Brazil���290.0 East (070.0 West)
C-Band: STARONE C2 - South America���290.0 East (070.0 West)
NAHUEL 1 - America���288.0 East (072.0 West)
AMC 6 - North America���288.0 East (072.0 West)
C-Band: AMC 6 - North America���288.0 East (072.0 West)
DIRECTV 1R, NIMIQ 5 - Conus���287.5 East (072.5 West)
HORIZONS 2 - North America���286.0 East (074.0 West)
C-Band: BRASILSAT B3 - Brazil���285.0 East (075.0 West)
ECHOSTAR 4, 8 - America, Mexico���283.0 East (077.0 West)
SIMON BOLIVAR - South America���282.0 East (078.0 West)
C-Band: SIMON BOLIVAR - South America���282.0 East (078.0 West)
AMC 5 - North America���281.0 East (079.0 West)
NIMIQ 4 - Canada���278.0 East (082.0 West)
AMC 9 - North America���277.0 East (083.0 West)
C-Band: BRASILSAT B4 - Brazil���276.0 East (084.0 West)
AMC 16 - North America���275.0 East (085.0 West)
AMC 3 - North America���273.0 East (087.0 West)
C-Band: AMC 3 - North America���273.0 East (087.0 West)
GALAXY 28 - America���271.0 East (089.0 West)
C-Band: GALAXY 28 - America���271.0 East (089.0 West)
NIMIQ 1 - Canada���269.0 East (091.0 West)
GALAXY 17 - North America���269.0 East (091.0 West)
C-Band: GALAXY 17 - North America���269.0 East (091.0 West)
GALAXY 25 - North America���266.9 East (093.1 West)
GALAXY 3C - North America���265.0 East (095.0 West)
C-Band: GALAXY 3C - North America���265.0 East (095.0 West)
GALAXY 19 - North America���263.0 East (097.0 West)
C-Band: GALAXY 19 - North America���263.0 East (097.0 West)
GALAXY 16 - North America���261.0 East (099.0 West)
C-Band: GALAXY 16 - North America���261.0 East (099.0 West)
DIRECTV 11 - America���260.8 East (99.2 West)
AMC 4 - North And Central America���259.0 East (101.0 West)
C-Band: AMC 4 - North America���259.0 East (101.0 West)
DIRECTV 4S, 8 - America���259.0 East (101.0 West)
AMC 1 - North America���257.0 East (103.0 West)
C-Band: AMC 1 - North America���257.0 East (103.0 West)
AMC 15 - North America���255.0 East (105.0 West)
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RASCOM QAF 1R
RASCOM, Regional African Satellite
Communication Organization has launched
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to be launched soon
QAF 1, in 2007. New RASCOM QAF 1R satellite
will replace it on its 2.8° East orbital position.
Although RASCOM QAF 1 was supposed to have
an operational life of 15 years, its lifespan has
been drastically shortened due to a helium leak
that forced the operator to use the main part
Edited by of its propellant reserves in order to bring it to
Aleksandar Medic its orbital position. Just like its predecessor,
RASCOM QAF 1R is based on the Thales
Spacebus 4000 B3 platform. This satellite
INTELSAT 17 with multiple spot beams will be launched
This Space Systems/ using Ariane 5 vehicle from the Kourou Space
Loral satellite based on Centre in French Guyana. This 12 Ku-band and
its very popular 1300 8 C-band transponders satellite will ensure
platform will replace adequate continuity of direct television and
INTELSAT 702, located Internet access services. RASCOM QAF 1R will
at 66° East. INTELSAT have a launch mass of 3.2 tons and provide 6.4
17 will carry 28 linear kW of power during its 15 years of service.
and circular polarization
C-band and 46 linear
polarization Ku-band
(36 MHz equivalent)
transponders. This
satellite’s Ku-band
transponders will serve
customers in Europe,
Middle East, Africa
and Russia, while its
C-band transponders
will cover Asia, Africa,
Europe and the Middle
East. The satellite will
be launched on the Sea
Launch platform and it
will have an operational
life of 15 years.

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