Ready for Repack with SPINNER Broadcasting Systems
SPINNER, one of the world’s leading suppliers of RF broadcasting systems, will appear at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 24–27. Visitors to the show can find SPINNER at booth C1336 in the Central Hall. NAB Show is the world’s largest platform for vendors driving the media and entertainment industries. This year more than 1,700 companies are expected to exhibit on total space of nearly a million square feet.
Specialist for Nationwide Rollouts
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.
ATSC 3.0 Up and Running
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.
Expert in Channel Combining
SFNs are common in OFDM-based broadcast systems such as ISDB-T and DVB-T/T2 throughout the world. The most cost effective way to implement SFNs is probably by using channel combiners to condition and pool the signals from several transmitters to feed broadband antennas on shared towers. SPINNER has unparalleled experience in the implementation of channel combining and switching systems for SFNs, many thousands of our systems are a key element in the effective and reliable transmission systems around the globe.
Highlighted SPINNER Products at the 2017 NAB Show
All-in-One 20 kW RF System
Suitable both for meeting temporary RF requirements during repack and for permanent installation, this 20 kW RF rack comes complete with a retunable mask filter, a three-port patch panel, a test load, and an AMS antenna monitoring system – all in one compact, easily transportable package with a footprint of less than seven square feet.
Full Line of Coaxial Switches for N+1 Systems
SPINNER supplies coax switches in sizes including N, 7-16, 1 5/8”, 3 1/8”, 4 1/16”, 4 1/2” and 6 1/8” with unrivalled power handling, switching speed and reliability. All of the broadcast switches support both genuine interlock and position signaling.
AMS – Antenna Monitoring System
This unique antenna monitoring system developed by SPINNER checks the condition of antennas to detect problems, even minor ones, and nip them in the bud before they can turn into major headaches. It watches over the entire antenna system from the feeder input all the way to the last dipole on the tower. AMS helps to reduce maintenance costs, prevent serious damage and safeguard investments. A live demonstration will highlight the system’s benefits.
Rotary Joints for 4K/8K Video Transmission
SPINNER’s ultra-compact slip-ring/fiber-optic combinations with small dimensions enable interference-free video data transmission in 4K and 8K quality even with fast-moving images. They are ideal for low-profile applications, since they ensure the critical minimum fiber bending radius and unit length. Manufacturers of leading-edge cable-suspended camera systems rely on them.