January 10, 2008

Units provide the Ku-band uplink for Mobile TV Group

imageVertexRSI's reliable 2.4-meter SM-LT antennas are being used to provide the Ku-band uplink for the new Big Ten network. The antennas are part of the uplink systems included in three, large tractor-trailer mobile studios. The mobile units, including the uplinks, were manufactured by Colorado Studios and are owned and operated by Mobile TV Group.

The VertexRSI 2.4 lightweight antennas are capable providing worldwide transmit and receive operation in C, X, Ku and Ka-band. The mobile antennas feature carbon fiber composite reflectors and back beams mounted on a cable-driven, elevation-over azimuth positioning system. The result is a low-weight antenna with superior stiffness and high performance under wind loading conditions.

Philip Garvin, President of Colorado Studios and General Manager of Mobile TV Group said, "The VertexRSI 2.4 meter antennas have been a great addition to our mobile broadcast capability. They're lighter in weight than comparable units, reliable, and install and fit nicely over the tractor section of the mobile unit. All of the antennas' electronic equipment can be installed in the 'sleeper' area of the tractor as well, saving us space in the trailer for studio work. The VertexRSI 2.4-meter antennas do a terrific job for uplinking high definition video in Ku-band."

Jeff Porter, General Manager, VertexRSI Antenna Products, said, "The unique shape and the accurate reflector surface of our 2.4-meter SM-LT antennas provide exceptionally low sidelobe and cross-polarization performance well within INTELSAT and EUTELSAT requirements making them ideally suited for remote broadcast applications. In addition, our interchangeable feeds are palletized for quick, easy removal and replacement; allowing users to effectively change frequency bands in the field within minutes if needed, further enhancing their utility."

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