Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems has announced the delivery and successful commissioning of a new satellite news gathering (SNG) transmission uplink vehicle to Jordanian state broadcaster, Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV).
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems has delivered a new satellite news gathering (SNG) transmission uplink vehicle to Jordanian state broadcaster, Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV).
Throughout this project, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems worked closely with its local partner, Amman-based HEAT for Engineering and Technology.
Designed and built at Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems design and manufacturing centre in Istanbul, the vehicle is a bespoke solution, designed to meet the exact SNG transmission needs of JRTV. Based on the Mercedes Sprinter van, the OB vehicle integrates a PDA 150 Ku Band Drive News antenna and 1:1 400W Ku Band TWTA and MPEG-2/4 HD compression system and a built-in automatic levelling system. Also, the vehicle includes a high-power air-conditioning system, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system and a power generator, ensuring reliable standalone operation even in the most extreme Jordanian climate conditions.
December saw on-site commissioning completed by Hitachi Kokusai Turkey Systemss specialist engineer team at JRTVs Amman-based production headquarters. Despite bad weather conditions throughout the satellite up-link test procedures, JRTV reported that it was completely satisfied with the vehicles performance.
In order to support JRTVs field-based production teams we had a specific set of requirements from this vehicle, explained Omar Hikmat, CEO and founder of HEAT for Engineering and Technology.
Hitachis ability to take a standard Mercedes vehicle and create a totally bespoke solution to our customers needs is impressive. It passed all JRTVs acceptance tests with ease and already it is fully operational.
This vehicle, with its high end build quality, provides broadcasters with an efficient addition to their SNG infrastructure resources, commented Cemal Yilmaz, General Manager of Hitachi.