SPINNER @ NAB 2018: Solutions for Repack
At SPINNER we take pride in being one of the world’s leading suppliers of RF broadcasting systems. We play a major role in DTV-rollouts all over the world and know the challenges of large-scale and nationwide deployments. Our production capacity is extremely high and able to build over 1000 complex multichannel combining and switching systems per year. Over the last 70 years, we have built up the experience, portfolio and infrastructure it takes to deliver.
Transmitter power levels in the USA are among the highest in the world. SPINNER now supplies many of its signature products in sizes up to 9 3/16”, including the patented Antenna Monitoring System (AMS) and our Direct Access Units. New additions to our portfolio include a complete line of 75Ω adapters from N to 6 1/8”, 7 3/16” and 8 3/16”.
Our switches already have the highest power handling of any coaxial switch we could find on the market (e.g. 6 1/8” 69kW @ 600MHz) and our range of Smart Loads has been extended up to 55kW.
HIGHLIGHTS ON DISPLAY:
AMS – Antenna Monitoring System
SPINNER has developed an Antenna Monitoring System that checks the condition of antennas to detect even minor damage, so it can be fixed before major problems occur. This unique technology watches over the entire antenna system, from the feeder input all the way to the last dipole on top of the tower. AMS helps reduce maintenance costs, prevent damage and safeguard your investment. A live demonstration at our booth will show you the benefits of the SPINNER AMS.
Direct Access Units
These nifty devices are permanently installed indoors or outdoors in feeder lines and allow easy galvanic access for measurements up towards the antenna and down towards the transmitter. Our Direct Access Units have a negligible impact on the signal and save time and money during phasing and regular maintenance measurements.
SPINNER has a complete line of coaxical switches including N, 7-16, 1 5/8”, 3 1/8”, 4 1/16”, 4 ½” and 6 1/8” with unrivalled power handling, switching speed and reliability. All our broadcast switches come with real interlock signaling as well as position signaling. Our high power 4 1/16” and 6 1/8” switches are now also available for a supply voltage of 115VAC as well as 230VAC. Most types in stock and ready to go.
Our energy efficient SmartLoads might make you wonder how you got by in the past with dummy loads. SPINNER SmartLoads feature full interlock support and internal health monitoring combined with temperature-controlled cooling circuits. Available versions include internal and external heat exchangers and powers levels up to 55 kW.