SPINNER plays a major role in most large DTV rollouts worldwide and is accustomed to meeting the challenges of large-scale and nationwide deployments, often supplying hundreds of systems to the same operator at very short notice. The company has the ability to flexibly and continuously produce more than 1000 complex multichannel combining and switching systems a year. SPINNER’s recent successes include supplying the mask filters for the world’s first functioning commercial ATSC 3.0 network, which went on air in December 2016. Since ATSC 3.0 is OFDM-based, SPINNER – one of the world’s leading suppliers of OFDM-based broadcasting RF systems – was the obvious choice.
The SPINNER type 1.14L is a robust, easy-to-use rotary joint for single-mode and multimode fibers. Its main advantage over conventional rotary joints is an L-shaped (90°) fiber exit on the stator, which makes it highly space-saving. This globally unique design is ideal for use in camera systems, e.g. in drones, in conjunction with small, compact slip rings.
SPINNER has revolutionized the final testing process for mobile communication components with its EasyDock testing adaptors. Major manufacturers are using them with great success, reaping benefits in the form of substantial time and cost savings.
Many small to large In-Building projects can be very quickly and easily implemented with a SPINNER multiband combining system. These prefabricated standard systems are available in different versions with a variety of input and output combinations. All that’s left to be done is connect them between base stations and antennas. These SPINNER systems let you save on installation while minimizing technical risks and subsequent costs.
As the number of wind turbines in use grows, two things are becoming more and more important to their manufacturers and owners: highly efficient power generation and very cost-effective operation, also at greater outputs. On the one hand, it is essential to ensure highly reliable high-speed data transfer between the rotor blades and the control electronics in the nacelle so the system can responsible nimbly to changing environmental conditions. On the other, operators insist on capturing very detailed data for monitoring and controlling the overall installation. SPINNER offers two reliable solutions for data transmission in rotating systems: contactless capacitive and fiber-optic joints.
The new website of the SPINNER Group has just gone live. It features a new design that is clearer, more contemporary, and user-friendlier. The website has also been optimized for use across all devices: smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Content now automatically adapts to the user’s screen resolution, so that everything can be viewed on any device without any loss of functionality or quality. SPINNER is thus responding to the accelerating trend toward mobile Internet use.
As early as January 2015, SPINNER supplied all of the components for the world’s first in-building project based on 4.3-10. And now, less than two years after this premiere, the largest producers of base stations and antennas have already introduced new 4.3-10-based products to the market. 4.3-10 is thus advancing by leaps and bounds and is now poised to become the dominant connector system in the mobile communications market even earlier than expected.
SPINNER has introduced a new low PIM DC break. Besides dramatically reduced intermodulation, it also boasts a wide frequency range. This new broadband DC break with outstanding intermodulation values can be used universally across all common radio frequency bands. The inner and outer conductors are also separate, which permits the break’s use in projects involving high-voltage cables, for example when building tunnels or railway lines.
The SPINNER MultiFit™ and SPINNER Cut And Fit (CAF®) monobloc connectors have been a big hit with installers. Their easy handling, fast, reliable installation, and excellent technical values put them in a class of their own.
In our last newsletter we presented the SPINNER Antenna Monitoring System (click here), which is engineered to detect flaws in broadcasting transmission infrastructure and alert you to potential problems before any damage can occur.