The SPINNER AMS (Antenna Monitoring System) is engineered to detect arcing and water ingress in broadcast transmission systems at an early stage and alert you to problems before major damage can occur. It helps you stay on air!
Radio and television broadcasters rely on their systems to deliver content to subscribers. Though the infrastructure is robust, it is not failure-free. The SPINNER AMS monitors the entire antenna system, including patch panels, feeder cables and dipoles. New, recently patented measurement methods reliably detect even minimal arcing and compromised insulation in antennas of any height.
The insulation of cables and dipole antennas can become brittle and crack from prolonged exposure to UV radiation. Feeder cables can be damaged by strong winds, ice or corrosion. Problems can also result from improper installation or RF overloads.
In the long term, problems can cause the site to be off-air through degraded RF-components or even lead to fire, completely disabling the broadcast system. Operators therefore need a system that reliably detects and pinpoints problems before they can lead to more serious damage.
The SPINNER AMS not only warns you about faults, but also locates them for a fast repair, saving both time and money.
This explainer video shows you how the SPINNER AMS works:
SPINNER AMS explainer video (duration: 1:35 minutes)
The power monitoring add on remotely and locally monitors the power level and return losses on up to four RF channels.
Different thresholds for warnings and alarms can be individually set.
The SPINNER AMS monitors the entire antenna system, including patch panels, feeder cables and dipoles. New, recently patented measurement methods reliably detect even minimal arcing and compromised insulation in antennas of any height.
All events are continuously recorded and can be checked from anywhere via a user-friendly web interface. If arcing is detected, the AMS triggers an alarm locally on LED lamps and remotely via an SNMP interface. The transmitter can be optionally connected via an interlock interface that cuts off or reduces the power to protect equipment.
Off-air time isn't just a technical issue. The financial cost of repairs and claims brought by content providers can also be huge. By helping you avoid these pitfalls, the AMS gives you enormous value for money.
Save costs with SPINNER AMS
Distance to Fault Detection
All SPINNER AMS system components are engineered for indoor installation and can be integrated simple and fast, even in already existing broadcast sites.
SPINNER offers two different mounting forms for the frequency bands FM (Band 2), VHF (Band 3) and UHF (Band 4 & 5):
The SPINNER AMS, AMS U-Links and AMS Rigid Line Sections
To ensure fast and easy installation and minimally invasive changes to existing systems, we have integrated the AMS detector in U-links for mounting on any SPINNER patch panel.
AMS U-links are available in the following sizes: 1 5/8”, 29-68, 43-98 and 52-120.
To give you greater flexibility for installing the Antenna Monitoring System anywhere, SPINNER has developed rigid AMS line sections for insertion in any rigid line.
AMS line sections are available in sizes ranging from 1 5/8” EIA to 9 3/16” EIA.
SPINNER GmbHMr Yuri Silva DurcoErzgiessereistr. 3380335 MunichGermany
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