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FORCETECH

Ren Nans globale Expansion mit der neuesten P2P Internet Technologie

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Zhong Changgan zieht in eine neue, wesentlich grere Firmenzentrale

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TIANDITONG

Bang Xian Peng steigt in den globalen Spiegel Markt ein mit vollautomatischen Produktionsanlagen

DEXIN

Sun Yu exportiert professionelle TV Kopfstellen

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ERSTE einer neuen Receiver Generation


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MOI Streaming Box

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Alexander Wiese
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Liebe Leser,
es geschieht nicht oft, dass wir eine neue Receiver Generation vorstellen knnen. Nach vielen Jahren ist es jetzt wieder soweit: die erste reine Streaming Box kommt auf den Markt. Das Besondere daran: man kann an diese Box kein TV-Gert mehr direkt anschliessen, denn die TV-Programme (und natrlich ebenso Radioprogramme) werden nur noch gestreamt. Und damit erffnet dieses Verfahren ein ganz neues Marktsegment, das genau in unsere Zeit pat: die TV-Programme, welche die Streaming Box empfngt, knnen an die eigenen Smartphones und Tablets gestreamt werden und das sind ja genau die Art von TV-Gerten, die von immer mehr Zuschauern genutzt werden. Und dennoch knnen auch normale TV-Gerte die Programme empfangen, wenn diese TV-Gerte an das heimische Netzwerk angeschlossen sind. Damit erfllen Streaming Boxen genau die Anforderungen, die von den Zuschauern heutzutage verlangt werden. Denn heute will man die TV-Programme nicht nur ber stationre TV-Gerte sehen (im Wohnzimmer, in der Kche, im Schlafzimmer) sondern ebenso ber mobile Gerte wie die neuen Smartphones mit ihren groen und hochauflsenden Bildschirmen oder den Tablets, die sich frs TV-Sehen in beliebiger Lage ja geradezu anbieten. Eine interessante Folge dieser neuen Generation von Streaming Boxen ist ihre Auswirkung auf TV-Gerte. Lange Jahre waren wir auch bei der TELE-audiovision im Zweifel, ob nicht langfristig die Digital Receiver in die TV-Gerte integriert werden wrden und es eines Tages keine eigenstndigen Digital Receiver mehr geben wrde. Mit den Streaming Boxen dreht sich das Bild komplett um: was langfristig keine Zukunft hat, das sind TV-Gerte mit eingebauten Receivern. Knftig bentigt man nur noch eine Streaming Box und beliebig viele Monitore, die per Kabel oder kabellos ans heimische Netzwerk angeschlossen sind. Die Streaming Box wird irgendwo zentral installiert und an alle digitalen Empfangswege (Dachantenne, Satellitenspiegel, TV-Kabel, Internet) angeschlossen und das wars. Jeder Bildschirm im heimischen Netzwerk hat dann Zugriff auf die von der Streaming Box empfangenen Programme. Nun sind wir gespannt auf weitere Streaming Boxen. Und auch darauf, wie schnell sich diese neue Receiver Generation durchsetzen wird. Es bleibt spannend im digitalen TV Markt.

Ihr Alexander Wiese Chefredakteur TELE-audiovision International

Address TELE-audiovision International, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPE Editor-in-Chief Alexander Wiese, alex@tavmag.com Published by TELE-audiovision Magazine GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPE Design Nmeti Barna Attila Advertising www.TELE-audiovision.com/ads/ or email to alex@tavmag.com Hard Copy Subscription www.TELE-audiovision.com/subscription/ Hard Copy Subscription by Courier Service Send Order to subscription@tavmag.com Copyright 2013 by TELE-audiovision ISSN 2195-5433
TELE-satellite was established in 1981 and today is the oldest, largest and most-read digital tv trade magazine in the world. TELE-satellite is seen by more than 350,000 digital tv professionals around the world and is available both in printed form and online.

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CONTENT TBS Streaming Box MOI DVB-S2 compatible Twin Tuner Streaming Box.................... 18

DEVISER........... 166

Tiviar + DVB-S2, DVB-T2, DVB-C Triple Tuner PVR Receiver............. 34

MKTech HD Scart stick DVB-S2 Satellite Receiver............. 52

TIANDITONG.... 208 FORCETECH... 186 SPAUN SUS 21 F SCR Multiswitch, One Cable Solution for Satellite and Terrestrial Signals..................... 68 HUMAX Gold LNB Series by sky vision Low Noise LNBs............... 76

DEVISER S30 STRAP Arm Strap for the Handheld Satellite Meter........ 86

BOXEE by D-link Internet Streaming Box........ 90 DEXIN.............. 194 Global Readership of TELE-audiovision Magazine............... 12 AWARD Winning: Digital Receivers of 21st Century......... 104 AWARD Winning: Signal Analyzers of 21st Century......... 114 AWARD Winning: IPTV/WebTV Receivers of 21st Century.............................. 120 Feature: The New HEVC/H.265 Standard........... 126 Feature: Self-made IPTV - Part 2...................... 130 Vitors Workshop: Satellite Reception in the Ka-Band - Update........................ 138 8

Vitors Workshop: AZBox Ultra HD Recovery................... 144 Digital Technology: New Developments............................ 160 Company Report: Signal Analyzer Manufacturer DEVISER, China................................ 166 Company Report: IPTV Solution Provider FORCETECH, China............................ 186 Company Report: Digital TV Head-end Manufacturer DEXIN, China.................................... 194 Company Report: Antenna Manufacturer TIANDITONG, China........................... 208

Global Company Directory: The Decision Makers in Worldwide Digital TV Industry.......... 228 TELE-audiovision History: TELE-audiovision in 1983................. 240 TELE-audiovision History: TELE-audiovision in 1993................. 242 TELE-audiovision History: TELE-audiovision in 2003................. 244 News: Ultra High Definition HDTV.... 248 WebTV Providers Around the World........................... 250 DTT of the World............................ 252 Satellites of the World................. 254

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ADVERTISERS INDEX ALUOSAT................................. China................ 113, 125, ASIATVRO............................... China........................223 AZBOX..................................... Portugal....................259 AZURESHINE........................... Taiwan....................... 55 B-MAGA................................... Japan........................175 BSD......................................... Brazil........................227 CES2014.................................. USA...........................137 CHANGHONG........................... China........................... 9 CHINABROADCASTING........... China........................211 CHINASATELLITE2013............ China........................169 CONVERGENCEINDIA2014...... India.........................159 COSMOSAT.............................. Argentina................... 97 DEVISER................................. China.................. 73, 203 DEKTEC................................... Netherlands..............101 DEXIN..................................... China......................... 81 DIGITALTELEMEDIA................ China........................260 DISHPOINTER......................... UK.............................211 DISHTUNING........................... India.........................227 DVBCN.................................... China........................215 EMP..............................................Czech..........................205 ETRI............................................Korea..........................181 FORCETECH............................. China......................... 23 FTATV...................................... Argentina..................215 GLOBALINVACOM.................... UK.............................. 75 HISILICON.............................. China........................... 4 HORIZON................................ UK.............................. 47 IBC2013.................................. UK.............................141 ICECRYPT................................ UK.............................. 89 IFA2013.................................. Germany...................205 ITU2013.................................. Switzerlan................173 JIUZHOU................................. China........................260 JONSA..................................... Taiwan....................... 25 KWS........................................ Germany.................... 93 LIANXING............................... China......................... 49 MFC......................................... USA...........................197 MICO....................................... China........................... 2 MKTECH.................................. China......................... 71 NABSHOW2014....................... USA...........................157 OPENSAT................................. Portugal....................259 PANODIC................................. China........................... 2 PERFECTVISION..................... USA............................ 65 ROGETECH.............................. China......................... 41 SATBEAMS............................... Belgium....................217 SATELLITEGUYS...................... USA.......................... 223 SAT-LINK................................ China......................... 31 SATSON................................... Belgium..................... 59 SCATINDIA2013...................... India.........................151 SICHUANJIUZHOU.................. China........................260 SKYWORTH............................. China......................... 11 SOWELL.................................. China......................... 37 SPAUN....................................... Germany...191, 197, 203,217 SPAUN ELECTRONIC..................Germany.......................63 SKYVISION.................................Germany.....................189 TEKNIKSAT............................. Turkey.......................191 TENOW.................................... China........................189 TIVIAR.................................... South Korea................. 5 TOPSIGNAL............................. China......................... 21 TSINGHWA.............................. China......................... 85 TURBOSAT............................... UK.............................. 89 VSAT2013................................ UK.............................147

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Suriname 133 Mali 131 Trinidad and Tobago 129 Tanzania 128 Uzbekistan 128 Netherlands Antilles 117 Maldives 112 Brunei 109 Malawi 106 Armenia 101 Mauritania 98 Botswana 94 New Caledonia 90 Madagascar 88 Niger 88 Namibia 84 Zambia 77 Angola 69 Rwanda 69 Guatemala 68 Martinique 66 Haiti 65 French Polynesia 65 Guyana 63 Kyrgyzstan 61 Mozambique 61 Burkina Faso 60 Congo 56 Runion 55 Benin 54 Djibouti 53 Honduras 53 Cape Verde 49 Gambia 49 Jamaica 49 Macau 49 French Guiana 47 Guadeloupe 46 Togo 43 Cambodia 42 Seychelles 42 Cuba 40 Tajikistan 40 Nepal 39 Gabon 36 Comoros 36 Turkmenistan 35 Nicaragua 34 Greenland 33 El Salvador 33 Monaco 30 Dominica 27 Bermuda 25 Palau 25 Mongolia 23 Fiji 19 Bahamas 17 Laos 17 Burundi 16 Timor-Leste 15 Somalia 14 Congo Republic 13 Belize 12 Guinea 12 Saint Vincent and Grenadines 11 Anguilla 10 Guernsey 10 Papua New Guinea 10 British Virgin Islands 10 Isle of Man 9 Jersey 9 Andorra 8 Turks and Caicos Islands 8 Central African Republic 7 Curaao 7 Eritrea 7 Swaziland 7

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Global Invacom Optical LNB The first worldwide optical satellite reception and transmission system

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TENOW TBS6984 Made for TV addicts who can never watch and record enough channels.

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AZBox ME Todays absolute best Linux Receiver

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MAGAZINE

TBS Streaming Box MOI Offers a double-shot of innovation for the future of TV with its channel streaming and separation of hardware and software

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JIUZHOU DTP2100 Cutting-edge receiver thanks to Android operating system

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TEST REPORT

Satelliten-TV Streaming Box

TBS Streaming Box MOI

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2 einmalige Features: neues Konzept, die Software und Hardware zu trennen neues Koncept, die TV Signale zu streamen benutzt Drittanbieter Software benutzt die Xbox Mediacenter Software zum Anschlu ans TV-Gert

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TEST REPORT

Satelliten-TV Streaming Box

Ein Satellitenreceiver mit ganz neuem Ansatz


Auf den ersten Blick wirkt die schwarze Metallbox MOI von Tenow eher unscheinbar und so gar nicht wie ein Satellitenreceiver. An der Frontseite befinden sich insgesamt 3 LEDs, zwei davon sind jeweils einem der beiden Tuner zugeordnet und signalisieren durch ihr Leuchten einen Lock, die dritte LED dient zur Statusanzeige. Gleich daneben entdeckt man zwei CI Slots zur Aufnahme aller gngigen Module fr den Pay TV Empfang. Ein Display oder Tasten zur Steuerung der Box sucht man vergebens und auch an der Rckseite prangen lediglich die beiden Tunereingnge, ein USB 2.0 Anschluss, ein Micro SD Kartenleser, eine RS232 Schnittstelle sowie eine LAN Buchse. Weit und breit nichts zu sehen von HDMI, Scart oder Cinch Ausgngen! Wie soll man mit dieser Ausstattung fernsehen knnen? Das Geheimnis der Streaming Box Moi liegt in ihrem Namen: das Streaming ist wrtlich zu nehmen! Es handelt sich um einen Receiver, der Bild und Ton nicht direkt an einen Fernseher ausgibt, sondern via Netzwerk als Stream zum Empfang auf dem PC, Laptop oder einem mobilen Endgert (Tablet, Smartphone etc.) zur Verfgung stellt. Damit beschreitet Tenow vllig neue Wege, die sich vom klassischen Satellitenreceiver deutlich unterscheiden. Tenow trennt die Hardware von der Software, die bei gewhnlichen Satellitenreceivern eine Einheit bilden. Dem Kunden mit einer MOI Box wird von Tenow die Hardware zur Verfgung gestellt, eben die MOI Bix, whrend man sich soft-

TBS Streaming Box MOI Bietet mit Programmstreaming und Trennung von Hard- und Software ein doppelt innovatives Konzept fr die TV-Zukunft

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wareseitig bereits existierender opensource Projekte aus dem Internet bedient, die aber natrlich bereits fixfertig vorinstalliert sind. Fr Tenow hat dieses Vorgehen den groen Vorteil, dass man sich rein auf die Entwicklung von passender Hardware, bisher schon ein Spezialgebiet des Unternehmens, konzentrieren kann, whrend die Software durch das opensource Konzept von jedermann weiterentwickelt werden kann und vor allem von starken Internetcommunities mit vielen engagierten Mitgliedern enorm profitiert. Hardwareseitig hat Tenow der Streaming Box MOI einiges an Leistung spendiert. Es kommt ein Cortex TM-A8 Prozessor mit 1 GHz Taktfrequenz zum Einsatz, whrend 512 MB DDR2 Arbeitsspeicher und 256 MB SLC NAND Flash fr die notwendigen Zwischenspeicherungsmglichkeiten sorgen. Betriebssystemseitig setzt man, wie sollte es anders sein, auf Linux. Die beiden verbauten Tuner untersttzen DVB-S2 in den Modulationen QPSK bzw. 8PSK und sind somit bestens fr den HDTV Empfang via Satellit gerstet. Auf dieses Hardwaregerst baut die von TBS bereits vorinstallierte Software auf. Konkret handelt es sich dabei

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einerseits um ein simples, hauseigenes Webinterface, mit dessen Hilfe die Konfiguration der Netzwerkschnittstelle sowie von Datum und Uhrzeit vorgenommen wird, whrend andererseits im Hintergrund die im Internet frei verfgbare Software TVHeadend ihren Dienst versieht. Erst dank deren Hilfe wird die Streaming Box Moi berhaupt zum DVB-S2 Receiver.

Ab Werk liefert Tenow die Box mit einer bereits voreingestellten IP Adresse aus. Sobald man diese IP Adresse in einem beliebigen Webbrowser eingegeben hat, nachdem die Box zuvor mit dem heimischen Netzwerk verbunden wurde, ffnet sich der auf der Box installierte Webserver und ermglicht dem Benutzer die IP Daten auf Wunsch zu verndern. Wahlweise kann die

Box via DHCP vom Router eine IP Adresse zugewiesen bekommen oder man whlt die gewnschte Adresse selbst. Wir empfehlen letzteres, denn so ist die sptere Konfiguration und Einrichtung der Box etwas einfacher. Sobald die Streaming Box Moi ber eine aktive Internetverbindung verfgt aktualisiert sie auch Datum und Uhrzeit automatisch. Die weitere Einrichtung und Konfiguration der Box

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sprechenden Link bzw. gibt man die IP Adresse der Box und den Port 9981 im Browser ein und schon wird der Anwender zum TVHeadend weitergeleitet. Bereits auf den ersten Blick wird klar, dass sich diese Software an ambitionierte Anwender richtet, bietet sie doch etliche detailreiche Einstellungsmglichkeiten und eine dementsprechend vielfltige Menstruktur. Gesteuert wird TVHeadend vollstndig ber das Webinterface und besticht dabei mit einem vllig neuen, eigenstndigen Bedienkonzept, das, wenn man es erstmal verinnerlicht
1. Webinterface der Streaming Box Moi zum Einstellen von IP Adresse und Datum/Uhrzeit 2. Die IP Adresse kann manuell gewhlt oder via DHCP zugewiesen werden 3. Zeiteinstellungen 4. Das Webinterface der TVHeadend Software 5. Die beiden DVB-S2 Tuner knnen vllig eigenstndig konfiguriert werden 6. Die vorprogrammierte Satellitenbzw. Transponderliste lsst einige wichtige Eintrge vermissen 7. DiSEqC und LOF Einstellungen 8. Der EPG Grabber liest die EPG Daten aller abgespeicherten Sender ein, so dass diese jederzeit ohne Verzgerung bereit stehen 9. Auch nicht DVB konforme EPG Varianten wie z.B. von Sky oder Freeview UK werden untersttzt 10. Die DVR Konfiguration kann individuell angepasst werden, unter anderem auch der Aufnahmepfad 11. Timeshift steht ebenfalls zur Verfgung

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12. Die TVHeadend Software stammt nicht von Tenow und wird durch Spenden finanziert 13. Die vollstndige Kanalliste der TVHeadend Software 14. Benutzerverwaltung mit individueller Rechtevergabe 15. Die DiSEqC Protokolle 1.0 und 1.1 werden untersttzt 16. Die Liste aller gespeicherten Transponder ermglicht das komfortable Suchen von Sendern 17. Hier zeigt die TVHeadend Software alle gefundenen Kanle an, erst wenn sie mit der Option

"Map selected" markiert werden, landen sie auch wirklich in der Kanalliste 18. EPG bersicht direkt im Webinterface der TVHeadend Software 19. Statusanzeige: Tuner 1 hat derzeit keinen Lock, Tuner 2 empfngt ein Signal des HOTBIRD 13 Ost 20. Das Xbox Mediacenter bernimmt die Steuerung der TVHeadend Software und wird so zur Schnittstelle zwischen Streaming Box Moi und dem Anwender

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hat, durchaus einige Vorteile bietet. Bevor die Software berhaupt ihre Arbeit aufnehmen kann, mssen in den Grundeinstellungen die passenden Parameter fr den Satellitenempfang definiert werden. Da die Streaming Box Moi ber zwei separate Tuner verfgt, geschieht dies fr jeden der beiden Tuner vllig eigenstndig. In diesem Zusammenhang haben wir einen Loop Ausgang von zumindest Tuner 1 vermisst, so dass die Box nur mit zwei eigenstndigen Signalleitungen betrieben werden kann und ein Loop Through von Tuner 1 zu Tuner 2 nicht mglich ist. Eine Satellitenliste, die leider nicht sehr aktuell ist und auch so manchen wichtigen Eintrag wie z.B. die BADR Satelliten auf 26 Ost vermissen lsst, dient dazu, der Streaming Box MOI mitzuteilen, welche Orbitalpositionen mit dem Equipment vor Ort berhaupt empfangen werden knnen. Laut Hersteller werden die DiSEqC Protokolle 1.0 und 1.1untersttzt, Motorsteuerung ist keine vorgesehen. Auch die Konfiguration der LNB Parameter wie z.B. der LOF gestaltete sich schwierig, war aber letzten Endes doch mglich, so dass z.B. auch C-Band Signale empfangen werden konnten. Sobald der Transponderliste der TVHeadend Software neue Eintrge hinzugefgt werden beginnt die Software einen automatischen Kanalsuchlauf. Dieser versieht seine Arbeit im Hintergrund, so dass der zweite Tuner der Box zum gleichzeitigen TVEmpfang oder fr eine Aufnahme verwendet werden kann. Hier ist die Streaming Box MOI einem gewhnlichen Satellitenreceiver schon mal deutlich berlegen. Da der Suchlauf im Hintergrund durchgefhrt wird ist auch dessen Dauer nicht wirklich relevant und so strt es wohl kaum, dass unser Testscan auf dem HOTBIRD 13 Ost ber 15 Minuten bentigte. Hat die TVHeadend Software erstmal alle Kanle eines Satelliten eingelesen, so sind diese noch nicht automatisch Teil der Kanalliste. Diese wird erst dann mit Eintrgen befllt, wenn der Anwender die gewnschten Sender markiert und aktiv der Kanalliste hinzugefgt hat. Dieses Konzept bietet den groen Vorteil, dass wirklich nur jene Sender in der Kanalliste landen, die man auch wirklich empfangen mchte, gleichzeitig aber trotzdem alle verfgbaren Sender bereits eingelesen sind und auf
21. Die Steuerung der TVHeadend Software via Xbox Mediacenter wird durch ein Add-on realisiert 22. Zur Verbindung der beiden Programme gengt es, im Xbox Mediacenter die IP Adresse der Streaming Box Moi einzutragen, der Rest geschieht vollautomatisch 23. EPG des Xbox Mediacenter. Die dafr notwendigen Daten stammen von der TVHeadend Software 24. Nachdem das TVHeadend Add-on aktiviert wurde erscheint der Hauptmenpunkt Live TV im Xbox Mediacenter 25. Die Kanalliste des Xbox Mediacenter 26. Timereintrge knnen entweder via EPG oder manuell erstellt werden 27. Das Programm wird nach dem Kanalwechsel immer in einem verkleinerten Fenster dargestellt, ein Tastendruck gengt und die Kanalliste wird ausgeblendet und macht dem TV-Programm Platz 28. EPG Daten werden, sofern verfgbar, auch direkt in der Kanalliste angezeigt 29. Was luft gerade auf den verschiedenen Sendern in der Kanalliste? 30. PVR Aufnahmen werden direkt im Streaming Center MOI gespeichert und stehen auf allen Endgerten zum Abruf bereit 31. Das Hauptmen kann ber das laufende Programm eingeblendet werden 32. Eine Infobox im rechten unteren Bereich versorgt den Anwender stets mit Informationen und Statusmeldungen 33. Das Xbox Mediacenter kann den PC oder Laptop auf Wunsch direkt herunterfahren oder in den Standby schalten 34. Auch HD Programme werden via Netzwerk zwischen Streaming Center Moi und Xbox Mediacenter bertragen 35. Die Bildqualitt ist, wie bei HD zu erwarten, einfach hervorragend

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Wunsch rasch zur Verfgung stehen. Auch das Bearbeiten und Verndern der Kanalliste wird ber das praktische Webinterface zur Freude, mit nur wenigen Mausklicks knnen einzelne Sender hinzugefgt, gelscht, verschoben oder umbenannt werden. Besonders hervorheben mchten wir auch praktische Funktionen wie z.B. den automatischen EPG Download, bei dem die Software zu Zeiten, in denen keine aktive Aufnahme stattfindet und auch der Anwender die Streaming Box MOI nicht verwendet, die EPG Daten aller Sender in der Kanalliste einliest, so dass diese dann spter sofort und ohne Verzgerung im alltglichen Einsatz zur Verfgung stehen. Gut gefallen hat uns auch, dass die TVHeadend Software IPTV Inhalte empfangen kann, im Test hat das mit einem lokalen UPD Stream ganz hervorragend geklappt. Erwhnen mchten wir noch die komplexe Nutzerverwaltung, so dass einzelne Sender und Funktionen problemlos fr einen oder mehrere Benutzer aktiviert bzw. deaktiviert werden knnen, sowie die PVR Features, die neben den klassischen Funktionen auch Vorlauf- und Nachlaufzeit sowie die Programmierung neuer Aufnahmen anhand der EPG Daten mit praktischer Suche nach Schlagworten beinhalten. Aber nun zum eigentlichen Highlight der Streaming Box MOI. Wie empfngt man den Stream? Tenow empfiehlt dafr das Xbox Mediacenter, eine unter den Bestimmungen der GPL (General Public Licence) verfgbare
36. OSD Teletext Decoder 37. Videoeinstellungen direkt im Xbox Mediacenter 38. Wiedergabe einer zuvor aufgezeichneten HD Sendung 39. Bearbeiten eines Timereintrags 40. Die Kanalliste kann entweder ber das Webinteface der TVHeadend Software oder direkt im Xbox Mediacenter bearbeitet werden

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Signal anderer, gewhnlicher Satellitenreceiver zu unterscheiden. Praktischerweise lsst sich das Xbox Mediacenter sowohl via Tastatur und Maus als auch ber Fernbedienung steuern. Insgesamt hat das Xbox Mediacenter in Zusammenarbeit mit der Streaming Box MOI einen sehr guten Eindruck bei uns hinterlassen und im Test jede Menge Spa gemacht. Ein kleiner Wehrmutstropfen bleibt jedoch: Der Einsatz des Xbox Mediacenter auf iOS Gerten oder Apple TV ist nur mit Hilfe eines Jailbreaks, also einer tiefgreifenden Modifikation des Betriebssystems, mglich, da Apple die dafr notwendigen Apps nicht offiziell in den App Store aufnimmt. Etwas leichter haben es hier die Besitzer eines Android Smartphones oder Tablets, dort lsst sich das Xbox Mediacenter zwar auch nicht aus dem Google Play Store

laden, dafr aber wenigstens ohne Eingriffe in das Betriebssystem des mobilen Endgerts manuell installieren. Wer brigens am PC oder Mac nicht auf das Xbox Mediacenter zurckgreifen mchte, der kann die einzelnen Programmstreams auch via VLC Mediaplayer (Download unter www.videolan.org) empfangen.Da dabei jedoch jeglicher Komfort verloren geht - jeder Senderwechsel muss zuerst via TVHeadend Webinterface aktiviert werden - wird diese Mglichkeit in der Praxis wohl eher die Ausnahme bleiben. Aufgrund der offenen Softwarearchitektur der Streaming Box MOI bleibt es dem Anwender selbst berlassen, ob und wann er die einzelnen Softwarekomponenten aktualisiert. Um es aber gerade Einsteigern einfacher zu machen bietet Tenow auf seiner Website in regelm-

igen Abstnden ein aktualisiertes Softwarepackage an, mit dessen Hilfe alle beteiligten Softwarekomponenten automatisch auf den neuesten Stand gebracht werden. Das Update selbst wird dabei ber eine Micro SD Karte vorgenommen, auf die der Anwender einfach zwei aus dem Internet von der Tenow Website geladene Dateien kopiert. Nach dem Einschieben der Karte in den Kartenleser und einem Neustart des Streamingcenter MOI luft die Aktualisierung vollautomatisch ab. Fr Profis besteht aber natrlich jederzeit die Mglichkeit, ber ein Terminalprogramm und die serielle Schnittstelle

den Vorgang zu berwachen und sich die dazugehrigen Statusmeldungen anzeigen zu lassen. ber die serielle Schnittstelle ist es brigens auch mglich, direkt auf das Linux Betriebssystem der Box Einfluss zu nehmen. Fr uns von der TELEaudiovision war dieser Test aus zwei Grnden besonders spannend: zum einen die innovative Idee, die Programme zu streamen und zum anderen die mindestens genauso innovative Idee, Hardware und Software komplett voneinander zu trennen. Wir sind gespannt, wie die Endverbraucher auf dieses innovative Doppel-Konzept reagieren werden.

41. Favoritengruppen lassen sich ganz einfach im Xbox Mediacenter erstellen 42. IPTV Streams via UPD Protokoll lassen sich in das TVHeadend einbinden 43. Wiedergabe eines lokalen IPTV Teststreams bei uns in der Redaktion 44. ber die serielle Schnittstelle kann direkt auf das Linux Betriebssystem der Box zugegriffen werden 45. Whrend ein Softwareupdate ausgefhrt wird, gibt die Box via serieller Schnittstelle entsprechende Statusmeldungen aus

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TBS Tenow International Ltd. sales@tbsdtv.com www.tbsdtv.com TBS Streaming Box MOI compatible Twin Tuner Streamingbox 950 - 2150 MHz 1 - 45 Ms/s 1.0, 1.1

TBS Tenow MOI Satellite-TV Streaming Box

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Contact Internet Model Function Input frequency Input symbol rate DiSEqC

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HDMI no Digital Audio out no USB 2.0 yes Micro SD Slot yes CI Slot yes (2x) Card Reader no

+ Durch die Trennung von Hardware und Software kann sich


Tenow mit der Hardware ganz auf die Strken des eigenen Hauses konzentrieren, whrend die Software von vielen engagierten Privatpersonen weiterentwickelt und vorangetrieben werden kann.

Stereo Audio, CVBS no Ethernet yes RS232 yes 0/12V no EPG yes HDTV yes PVR yes WebTV yes Compatible reception units Dimensions Power Supply PC with Windows/Linux, Mac OS X, Apple TV iOS smartphone/tablet, Android smartphone/tablet 19 x 12.5 x 3 cm 12V DC (85-265 VAC 50/60 Hz)

Die auf der Streaming Box MOI installierte Software zeigt an


der einen oder anderen Stelle noch Probleme im Zusammenspiel mit der Hardware. In Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass Hardware und Software vllig getrennt voneinander entwickelt wurden, ist das aber verstndlich und wird sich im Laufe der Zeit mit zunehmender Popularitt der Streaming Box MOI kontinuierlich verbessern.

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More about this company


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Apparent Active Factor 15.5 W 8.5 W 0.54 14.5 W 7.5 W 0.51

Energy: Die ersten 15 Minuten aktiver Betrieb, die zweiten 15 Minuten Standby.

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Triple Tuner PVR

Tiviar +

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full integration into media network compatible with all digital TV norms capable of recording three events simultaneously can be used with motorised satellite dishes excellent blind scan mode for satellite TV

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Triple Tuner PVR

A triple TV tuner PVR that will set your heart on fire


They say that you should never judge a book by its cover, but we also know from experience that good looks ignite a desire to find out more. The same is true for receivers and the first impression they create. When the new + from Tiviar arrived at our test lab we were immediately struck by its stylish packaging, and when we opened the box and took out the receiver the look on our faces only seemed to suggest one word: WOW! Tiviar ships its latest receiver model complete with a remote control, HDMI cable, power cord, loop cable for connecting the two DVBS2 tuners as well as a USB dongle. The one thing that is missing is a comprehensive manual, but a concise quick start guide is available which features the manufacturers website from which you can download the full-scale manual. To make matters even easier there is also a QR code printed right on the quick start guide so that you only need your smartphone or tablet to scan the QR code and a few moments later the manual is available for you to explore. The front panel of the + comes without visible buttons and the only elements that catch your eye are a brilliant 12-digit VFD display and a status indicator which at the same time serves as the standby button and consists of a stylised and backlit palm leaf. A flap on the right side of the front panel hides two CI slots which are fully CI+ compatible, as well as two card readers, a USB port and two buttons for switching channels. The back panel is another feast for the eye. Being a triple tuner PVR receiver, the + sports two satellite IF inputs (one of which with loopthrough output), as well as a combined DVB-T2/DVB-C signal input. But thats only the beginning: Youll find an HDMI output, an optical audio output, a total of six RCA jacks for YUV, stereo audio and CVBS video, a euroscart socket, an RS232 connection and an RJ-45 network interface. Three USB 2.0 ports and an e-SATA socket are also available on the back panel for connecting exter-

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nal storage media and/or the Wi-Fi dongle. Speaking of storage, it is possible to install a 2.5-inch SATA harddisk right inside the receiver and Tiviar even supplies all required cables and mounting components with its new receiver thats what we call user-friendly. The back panel features are rounded off with a mechanical power switch. The remote control that comes with this receiver is of remarkably high quality and the choice of materials makes for an extremely pleasant look and feel. Contrary to most remotes we have tested so far, the surface is completely level with no raised buttons, which adds to the overall appeal of the remote control. All buttons are clearly labelled, easy to reach and positioned right where you would look for them by intuition. Last but by no means least there is the Wi-Fi dongle that is also part of the set and which can be attached to one of the USB ports to hook up the receiver to your local Wi-Fi network at home. It is fully compatible with the 802.11 b/g standards and should therefore be capable of working with any Wi-Fi infrastructure you may have. User-friendliness shows in many different ways, and the installation wizard of the + is one of them. In a smoothly designed set-up routine your new Tiviar receiver asks you for basic settings such as language, IP address, time zone and available reception modes. Once that is accomplished the wizard will initiate a channel search (since this receiver does not come with a pre-stored channel list), after which it turns into standard operating mode and shows the first available channel. Pressing the MENU button will bring you right to the truly smart main menu, which consists of two sections. The first is a single-line bar on the bottom of the screen which features five entries that can be selected and edited freely. Five entries are not enough? Simply press the UP button on the remote control to show twelve additional entries. This should keep most users satisfied. The user interface of the main menu is based on the app concept for smartphones. Each menu entry can be positioned freely and apart from all the basic items like music, video, photos or settings there are menu entries for directly accessing timer events, the channel list editor or the EPG. In short, the minimised main menu offers five quick access items for speedy operation, while all other menu entries can be found in the extended menu, which of course can also be fully customised to meet all end user requirements. Our fingers are itching now to turn all this theory into practice, but for the sake of completeness we have to take a closer look at all options offered by the settings menu first. This menu section is clearly structured and lets you adjust virtually all details in order to meet your very demands. Since this receiver comes with a number of connection options for external storage media it is possible to determine one medium for PVR recording and another one for timeshift buffering, for example. The fact that the + supports the NTFS file system deserves
1. Language selection of installation wizard 2. IP settings 3. The installation wizard includes an optional signal search for all three reception modes 4. Satellite settings 5. Settings menu 6. Managing storage media 7. Both the channel list and all individual settings can be saved onto an external USB storage medium 8. Channel list editor 9. Popular channels can easily be moved into one of the favourites lists 10. Antenna settings 11. Language settings 12. AV settings 13. Comprehensive list of prestored satellites 14. The second DVB-S2 tuner can be fed with an independent antenna signal or with the looped-through signal from tuner 1 15. Convenient editing of the transponder list

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special praise, since it makes sure each recording can be saved as a single file without size restrictions. If you decide to create a DVD with your recordings at a later time, this will prove incredibly helpful. The new Tiviar box can provide an output signal with one of the following HDMI resolutions: 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p. Hidden behind the AV settings you will discover a menu item that influences the standby behaviour of the +. If you select the energy saving mode here the receiver will take a full 34 seconds to power up after standby, but your patience will be rewarded with less than one Watt of energy consumption while in standby mode. In DVB-S2 mode the receiver comes with a prestored satellite and transponder list featuring the specifics of 94 European and Asian satellites in total, which offers a good starting point for exploring the skies. Any gaps can easily be filled with a blind scan. It took us only a few moments to find proof that Tiviar has put in a lot of effort and development resources
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into designing its +. So its only natural that all DiSEqC protocols (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3) are fully implemented, LOF values can be set manually, if need be, and SCR LNBs will work smoothly with this receiver as well. The transponder and satellite editor deserves special mention in our opinion, as it allows adding, editing or deleting entries with above-average ease of use. But how do you fill your channel list in the first place? Auto, Manual, Blind, Advanced and Fast are the search modes that are available by default. As far as blind scan is concerned, it can be restricted to either the high or low band or to one of the two polarisations. Regular readers know that we never take a manufacturers word for anything, and this is why the + has to proof its worth in everyday practical use as well. The standard (auto) search in HOTBIRD 13 East took six minutes and arrived at 1495 TV channels and 370 radio stations. If you invest slightly more time and choose blind scan instead, you will be rewarded with 1550 TV channels and 372 radio stations after 13 minutes and a half minutes. With such a huge offering from a single orbital position alone its great to know that up to 10,000 entries can be added to the overall channel list. Once it is (partly) filled the comprehensive editing features of the + come in very handy. You can delete, move, rename, PIN-lock or skip-mark individual entries to you hearts content. Whats more, a single touch of a button adds channels to one of the favourites lists so that you dont end up searching for your favourite channel later on. We did appreciate the fact that the channel list as well as all initial settings can be saved onto an external storage medium and are always available as back-up at a later stage, if required. Lets look at terrestrial and/or cable TV now. A full signal scan across the entire frequency band as well as a

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manual search option for a single frequency are available in DVB-T2 and DVB-C mode. If required, a +5V current on the centre wire of the coax cable can be created in DVB-T2 mode in order to supply power to an external signal amplifier. The OSD design of the + is not just elegant, innovative and logical, it also makes for a remarkable user experience. Smart details allow an extremely smooth flow of information just think of the following features: The channel list is not superimposed over the currently watched program, but fills the entire screen with the current channel shown in a small window. Channels can be sorted according to alphabet, reception mode, tuner, CAS system or provider or can be searched by name with the help of an onscreen keyboard. With hundreds or even thousands of channels finding their way into the channel list those helpful features provide valuable help. We have already dealt with the minimised/extended menu structure of the main menu, and the same concept is used for the info bar as well. Every time a new channel is selected the only information that is shown is the title of the current event. Pressing the RIGHT button on the remote calls up the next event as well. The electronic program guide (EPG) is in line with the excellent overall concept and design of the + and lists the program schedule for up to seven channels at the same time or upcoming events of a single channel. The Media Highway (MHW) EPG system used by the Canal+ group is implemented as well and one of the striking features of

the + is its search function within the EPG. This way, youre always sure to find your favourite shows and you can even opt to create a repeat timer for recording daily or weekly events. Simply select the event you want to record and the PVR system will take care of all the rest. The new Tiviar PVR receiver is capable of handling three recordings simultaneously and we can only commend the manufacturer for not saving on processing power. Switching from one channel to the next takes approximately one second, which is a good result and will certainly please those couch potatoes out there no end. The remote control comes with several direct access buttons in order to quickly call up specific settings or functions such as language selection, bookmarks, teletext and the like. PiP (picture-in-picture) is available, too, and while this is a feature most receivers boast, this particular model
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with its three tuners really offers some added value. The PiP feature can be set at two different modes (one channel in the background and a second one in a small window, two different channels side by side in small windows). The satellite tuner turned out to be of very good quality and flawlessly processed SCPC transponders from TURKSAT 42 East, which have a very low bandwidth, as well as weak signals from ASTRA 2D 28.2 East at our test location. The same holds true for the DVB-T2 tuner selected by Tiviar, which did not falter when fed with a weak signal from our small indoor antenna. Obviously, we also checked out the receivers credentials with signals from a local cable provider and needless to say the + easily detected all available DVB-C channels. Lets dig a little deeper into the various multimedia and network features of the + now. For starters, basic functions like audio and video playback as well as image viewing are implemented neatly, with the following file formats being accepted: MP3, WMV, MPG, MP4 (TV), DivX and AVI as well as JPG and BMP. On the audio front WAV, OGG and MP3 are implemented. Multimedia files cannot only be played back from a locally attached storage medium, but can also be requested from any network source. Thanks to full DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) support the + will automatically identify all available AV sources in the local network and will happily play them back. For our test we used both a Windows7 PC and a digital television receiver as available sources, and the Tiviar was able to play back all music and video files from those two devices. Then again, we wouldnt have expected anything less. We should note at this stage that the + cannot only access files from other devices in the network, but can also provide its own files to compatible third-party devices. This means the receiver acts as a Digital Media Player (DMP), but also as a Digital Media Server (DMS). The Internet is gaining ever more importance in combination with TV reception, and Tiviar has certainly taken into account this development when designing the + PVR receiver. FreeTV+ and Internet TV are the two platforms that provide multimedia content via the Internet to owners of this Tiviar receiver. FreeTV+ is based on the app concept we know from smartphone and tablet operating systems and allows creating customised access option to services such as YouTube and Fashion TV. Soon 200 apps will be available here. The same is currently true for the Internet TV platform. While the concept looks promising and should eventually provide a substantial collection of channels streaming their program via the Internet, the status quo leaves some room for improvement, as the only channels that are available by default are: Al Jazeera, Dog Channel TV and the Mobile Channel. A simple touch of a button will update this list from the Tiviar servers, even though we were not offered new entries during our test. This is not to worry, however, since individual services can easily be added by simply manually putting in the corresponding streaming address. Its the same story with radio streams, which sported 58 entries from a number of different countries by default. This number may of course have changed in the meantime, since Tiviar is constantly updating its range of services in the background and might have increased the number of stations and channels available since the time of this test. Updates can easily be downloaded from the Internet to
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the +, or users can decide to use their PC for downloads and a USB memory stick for updating the receiver. An OTA function for this is called FTA Downloading: Pushing the Download button in main menu gives several choices as latest Version of SW, FreeTV+ contents, Channel data and so on. Another new feature, which was not yet available at the time of our test, is Air TiVi+. This is a very unique and powerful function that allows streaming to an iPad or iPhone. This app is available from the Apple App store; an Android version is also available. Weve been waiting for truly smart integration of all digital reception modes in a

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Fortis, #4F Fortis Bldg., 106-3 Imae-dong, Bundang-gu Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea sales@tiviar.com

Tel. +82-31-709-1407 Fax +82-31-709-0266 Internet Model Function DiSEqC HDMI yes Digital Audio out Stereo Audio, CVBS YUV USB 2.0 yes (optical) yes (3x RCA) yes (3x RCA) yes (4x) www.tiviar.com + / / Triple PVR Receiver 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

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e-SATA yes Internal SATA yes CI Slot Card Reader WiFi yes (2x) yes (2x) yes (via external USB Dongle)

+ intuitive smartphone-like user experience


EPG search very fast blind scan many options for adding a harddisk extremely low power consumption in standby mode

CI+ yes Ethernet yes RS232 yes 0/12V no EPG yes HDTV yes PVR yes WebTV yes OSD languages Dimensions Weight Power Supply English, French, German, Dutch, Greek, Spanish, Farsi, Italian 34 x 24.5 x 6 cm 2.26 kg 100 - 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz

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Full operation during the first 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of standard standby and 15 minutes of standby in energy-saving mode.

Mode Apparent Active Factor Active 31.5 W 19 W 0.60 StandBy 29.5 W 17 W 0.57 Deep StandBy 5.5 W 0.5 W 0.09

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HD Scart Satelliten Receiver

MKTechHD Scart Stick

bietet SD ber Scart und HD ber HDMI extrem schneller Tuner mit Blindscanfunktion auergewhnlich geringe Programm-Umschaltzeiten ber den Ethernetanschlu knnen auch Internetdienste genutzt werden wird mit sehr aktueller Satellitenliste ausgeliefert

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HD Scart Satellite Receiver

Ein Scartreceiver fr das HD Zeitalter


Als der neue GoosatHD Scart Stick bei uns in der Redaktion eintraf staunten wir nicht schlecht. Als wir den neuen HD Scart Stick genauer unter die Lupe nahmen stellten wir fest, dass Goosat eine geschickte Kombination aus bewhrtem Design und moderner Technik auf den Markt gebracht hatte. Der gerade mal 14 x 8 x 3 cm groe Receiver verfgt zwar wie alle Scartreceiver ber einen in alle Richtungen beweglichen Scartstecker, der ihn perfekt hinter dem Fernseher verschwinden lsst und ihm ber die Scart Buchse festen Halt gibt, zur Ausgabe von HDTV hat Goosat aber natrlich auch einen HDMI Ausgang verbaut. Dazu gesellen sich noch der Tunereingang, eine RJ-45 Netzwerkbuchse, eine USB 2.0 Buchse, ein koaxialer S/PDIF Ausgang sowie die Anschlussmglichkeit des externen 12V Netzteils. Zum reibungslosen Empfang der Fernbedienungssignale liegt ein externer IR-Empfnger bei, der seine Anschlussbuchse gleich neben einem Steckplatz fr einen externen RS232 Adapter findet. Abgerundet wird der Reigen an Anschlussmglichkeiten noch durch einen internen Kartenleser, so dass der kleine Receiver erstaunlicherweise auch fr den Pay-TV Empfang gerstet ist. Das vom Hersteller beigelegte Netzteil kommt mit Spannungen zwischen 100 und 240V 50/60 Hz zurecht und ist somit weltweit einsetzbar. Die mitgelieferte Fernbedienung liegt sehr angenehm in der Hand, da ihre Rckseite mit einer haftfrdernden Beschichtung versehen ist. Die Tasten weisen einen angenehmen Druckpunkt auf und sind bersichtlich angeord-

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gang hat. Einmal aktiviert, steht ber diesen nmlich nur noch ein Signal in 576i zur Verfgung. Erst wenn die Scartausgabe auf CVBS umgeschaltet wird hat der Anwender wieder die Wahl zwischen den Auflsungen 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i 50 Hz sowie 1080p (24, 25 und 50 Hz). Gut gefallen haben uns die vorprogrammierte Satelliten- und Transponderliste des HD Scart Stick sowie die umfangreichen Einstellungsmglichkeiten, die wir im Installationsmen vorgefunden haben. Selten noch hatten wir einen Receiver bei uns im Testlabor, der mit so aktuellen Daten (insgesamt 54 Satelliteneintrge stehen bereit) vorprogrammiert ausgeliefert wird. Dank der Untersttzung aller DiSEqC Protokolle (1.0, 1.1, 1.2 und 1.3) lsst sich der HD Scart Stick sowohl an einer gewhnlichen Multifeed, einer Multifokus oder motorbetriebenen Empfangsanlage einsetzen. Selbst an die Untersttzung von SCR Einkabellsungen hat Goosat gedacht, ebenso wie an eine manuell whlbare LOF, so dass auch nicht so hufig verwendete Oszillatorfrequenzen untersttzt werden. Um die Kanalliste mit Eintrgen zu fllen stehen mehrere Suchlaufmodi, konkret Satellite, Multi Satellite, Blindscan, Transponder und Multi Transponder zur Auswahl bereit. So lassen sich problemlos ein oder mehrere Satelliten bzw. Transponder in einem Atemzug einlesen. Richtig begeistert hat uns der Blindscan des GoosatHD Scart Stick, hier hat der Hersteller wirklich einiges an Mhe investiert. In einem ersten Schritt berprft der Blindscansuchlauf das aktuell empfangene Satellitensignal auf aktive Transponder und gleicht die gefundenen Werte mit den Eintrgen in der vorprogrammierten Transponderliste ab. Bei unserem Testsuchlauf auf dem HOTBIRD 13 Ost wurden so in 84 Sekunden alle vorhandenen Eintrge besttigt und sogar noch ein weiterer, neu aufgeschalteter Transponder gefunden. Danach entspricht der Blindscansuchlauf einem gewhnlichen Suchlauf, der alle gespeicherten Transponder der Reihe nach abarbeitet. Und das tut er

in atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit, gerade mal 3 Minuten und 50 Sekunden waren notwendig, um 1512 TV- und 529 Radioprogramme des HOTBIRD 13 Ost einzulesen.

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die Timeshiftfunktion steht jederzeit bereit und speichert das aktuell gesehene Programm in einen in seiner Gre frei whlbaren Zwischenspeicher. Nachdem der Tuner bereits beim Suchlauf einen positiven Eindruck hinterlassen hatte wollten wir sein Knnen nun auch noch beim Empfang schwcherer und schmalbandiger Signale auf die Probe stellen. In beiden Fllen gab er sich keine Ble und verarbeitete sowohl das Signal des ASTRA2D 28.2 Ost, das

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Kompakte Kanalaufbereitung DVB-S(2) -> QAM 8 oder 16 Transponder


BluBox 8 und BluBox 16 8/16 x DVB-S(2) (QPSK/8PSK) in DVB-C (QAM) Empfang von bis zu 60/120 TV-Programmen SD/HD und bis zu 30/60 Radioprogrammen Kompakte Abmessungen und hohe Energieeffizienz LNB Steuerung mit 14/18 V + 22 kHz oder DiSEqC Konfiguration via LAN/IP Komplette Aufbereitung der Transportstrme mglich Jeder der 8 Ausgangskanle kann individuell im Spektrum platziert werden Zwei individuelle Eingangsports

Optischer Sender SAT-HD-ANALYZER


SPAROS SAT HD SOTx 1310607 NF

Hochwertiges, helles Display (10.8 cm) SAT MPEG4-Darstellung und Messung Spektrumanalyse Einkabelsteuerung nach EN 50494 DiSEqC-Steuerung Robustes, stofestes Gehuse Spritzwasserabweisende Folientastatur

Frequenzbereich von 47 ... 2200 MHz Laserausgangsleistung: +6 dBm Quattro- und QUAD-LNB Untersttzung Optischer Empfnger
SORx 1310607 NF und SORx 1310607/1 NF

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hier im Testcenter gerademal an der Thresholdschwelle kratzt, als auch ein schmalbandiges SCPC Signal via EUTELSAT 36 Ost problemlos. Darberhinaus ist der GoosatHD Scart Stick vollgepackt mit verschiedenen praktischen Zusatzfunktionen. Dank Ethernetbuchse kann der Anwender auf Wetterdaten, Aktienkurse, RSS Feeds oder FTP Server

zugreifen, ebenso wie ein Whrungsumrechner seine Dienste anbietet. Im Praxistest nahmen wir natrlich auch die Multimediafunktionen des HD Scart Stick genauer unter die Lupe, problemlos wurden Videoclips in den Formaten DivX, MOV, AVI, MPEG, Flash, M4P, TS und WMV wiedergegeben, whrend sich die untersttzten Audioformate leider

auf MP3 beschrnkten und M4A, WMA bzw. AAC nicht erkannt wurden. Der integrierte Bildbetrachter stellt Bilder im BMP und JPEG Format dar und erlaubt so das komfortable Prsentieren von Fotos direkt ber den heimischen Fernseher. Neben dem Abspeichern von Aufnahmen und dem Zugriff auf Multimediainhalte kann der USB Anschluss auch zum Aktualisieren der

Software des Receivers verwendet werden, in regelmigen Abstnden stellt der Hersteller Updates ber seine Website zum Download bereit. Insgesamt hat uns der HD Scart Stick aus dem Hause Goosat sehr gut gefallen, eindrucksvoll beweist der Hersteller mit diesem neuen Produkt, dass die Zeiten der Scartreceiver noch lange nicht vorbei sind.

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Gotech International Technology Co., Ltd. 66 Yongda Road, Hongqi, ZhuHai 519045, Jinwan, CHINA www.gotechcn.com/Enquiry.asp www.gotechcn.com HD Scart Stick Satellite Receiver 950 - 2150 MHz 2 - 45 Ms/s 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 yes (coaxial)

MKTechHD Scart Satellite Receiver

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Adress Contact Internet Model Function Input frequency Input symbol rate

Thomas Haring Test Center Austria

DiSEqC Digital Audio out

HDMI yes USB 2.0 yes CI Slot no Card Reader yes

+ Fr den HD Scart Stick sprechen besonders der extrem leistungsfhige Tuner, dessen Ansteuerung perfekt in die Software implementiert wurde und daher fr hervorragende Ergebnisse sorgt, die einfache und klar strukturierte Bedienerfhrung und die insgesamt sehr durchdachte und gute Umsetzung aller zu erwartenden Features.

Stereo Audio, CVBS no Scart yes Ethernet yes RS232 yes 0/12V no EPG yes HDTV yes PVR yes WebTV no Dimensions Power Supply 14 x 8 x 3 cm 100 - 240V AC 50/60 Hz Weight 170g

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Apparent Power

Mode Active StandBy Active Power

Apparent Active Factor 15.5 W 9.5 W 0.61 12 W 7.5 W 0.62

Energy: Die ersten 15 Minuten aktiver Betrieb, die zweiten 15 Minuten Standby

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Einkabellsung fr Satelliten- und terrestrische Signale

SPAUN SUS 21 F Einkabel Router


benutzt zwei statische Frequenzen um den gewnschten Satellitentransponder zu bertragen macht den Einsatz einer zweiten Satellitensignalleitung berflssig verbessert sogar die Kanalumschaltgeschwindigkeit dank exzellenter technischer Komponenten sind auch lange Verkabelungen kein Problem auch fr terrestrische Signale einsetzbar

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Einkabellsung fr Satelliten- und terrestrische Signale

Wie man einen Twin Tuner PVR mit nur einem Koaxialkabel versorgt
Moderne Twin Tuner PVR Receiver bentigen, um ihre volle Leistungsfhigkeit ausspielen zu knnen, zwei getrennte Signalleitungen, eine fr jeden Tuner, die von einem LNB mit mehreren Ausgngen oder einem Multischalter zur Verfgung gestellt werden. Mit voller Leistungsfhigkeit meinen wir, einen Sender eines Transponders aufzunehmen whrend ein anderer Sender eines anderen Transponders live gesehen wird. Leider aber sind die im Innenbereich verlegten Verkabelungen meist nur fr einen Single Tuner Receiver vorgesehen, so dass auch nur ein Koaxialkabel zur Verfgung steht. Mssen wir also Mauern aufstemmen oder Kabel auenliegend kreuz und quer durch die Wohnrume verlegen, um in den Genuss aller Funktionen unseres neuen Receivers zu kommen? Nicht unbedingt! Untersttzt Ihr Receiver nmlich das EN 50494 Einkabelprotokoll so gibt es eine uert praktische und komfortable Alternative. Das Zauberwort heit Single Cable Router (SCR) und ist eine Funktion, die glcklicherweise immer mehr und mehr Receiver untersttzen. Die simpelste SCR Form ist jene mit zwei Signaleingngen, bei der die Signale eines TWIN LNB so konvertiert werden, dass sie in einem einzelnen Ausgangskabel gemeinsam vorhanden sind. Klar, dass sich dieses Ausgangssignal deutlich vom Eingangssignal unterscheidet, denn schlielich landen lediglich zwei DVB-S/S2 Transponder am SCR Ausgang und das auf stets fest vorgegebenen Frequenzen, wobei jede davon jeweils das Signal eines Transponders bertrgt. Am anderen Ende der Leitung (im Wohnbereich) knnen nun entweder zwei Single Tuner PVR Receiver oder die beiden Tuner eines Twin Tuner PVR in Serie, also einer nach dem anderen, an die Durchgangsdose (z.B. SPAUN UNiSocket) angeschlossen werden. Eine Frequenz wird dabei jeweils exklusiv von einem Tuner verwendet, wobei jeder Tuner einen speziellen EN 50949 Befehl zur SCR Steuereinheit sendet und ihr so mitteilt, welchen Transponder sie empfangen und an das ausgehende Koaxialkabel weiterleiten soll. Der Tuner des Receivers wiederum empfngt genau diese Ausgangsfrequenz und nicht die ursprngliche Frequenz des gewnschten Signals. Nun kommt die Firma SPAUN ins Spiel, die mit der SUS 21 F eine genau solche SCR Einkabellsung wie bereits zuvor beschrieben mit zwei Eingngen vorgestellt hat. Wie bei Produkten aus dem Hause SPAUN blich gab es an der Verarbeitung absolut nichts auszusetzen. Gelungen fanden wir auch die wunderbar lesbare, blaue Beschriftung, die nicht nur die Bedeutung aller Anschlsse erklrte sondern auch die grundlegenden Parameter der SUS 21 F erluterte. Anschlussseitig erwartet die Einheit weibliche F-Stecker, wobei die Buchsen in einem Abstand von 20mm angebracht wurden. Dadurch wird der Anschluss zum Kinderspiel, falls Sie bereits einen Multischalter aus dem Hause SPAUN verwenden, da Sie den SUS 21 F direkt und ohne Verkabelung verbinden knnen. Mchten Sie die Einheit mit einem TWIN LNB verwenden, so mssen Sie auf zwei kurze Koaxialkabel zurckgreifen. Auch ohne einen Blick ins Handbuch zu werfen erfhrt der Anwender dank der bersichtlichen Beschriftung sofort, welche Frequenzen zur Signalbertragung verwendet werden, nmlich 1076 MHz und 1178 MHz, welcher Eingangssignalpegel notwendig ist (6595 dBV) und auch, dass der Ausgangssignalpegel automatisch auf 82 dBV geregelt wird. Dank des breitgefcherten Eingangssignalpegelbereichs ist der SUS 21 F passend fr alle Arten von LNBs und Multischaltern. Der hohe Ausgangssignalpegel sorgt dafr, dass auch der Einsatz lngerer Verkabelungen mglich ist, was wir in unserem Praxistest natrlich auch versucht haben.

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SPAUN SUS 21 F A clever way to add a second satellite signal to a PVR receiver

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Die ausfhrliche Beschreibung direkt an der Einheit enthllt zudem zwei weitere Features des SUS 21 F, nmlich die Mglichkeit, auch terrestrische Signale in einen der Signaleingnge einzuspeisen und die externe Stromversorgung des SUS 21 F zu verwenden, whrend diese blicherweise mittels der vom Receiver bertragenen Steuerspannung erfolgt und kein externes Netzteil notwendig ist. Der SUS 21 F verfgt ber eine mehrfarbige Status LED, die neben dem Gertestatus auch Fehlermeldungen anzeigt. Egal also ob die Versorgungsspannung zu hoch oder zu niedrig ist oder ob am Ausgangskabel ein Kurzschluss erkannt wird, Sie werden es dank ihrer Hilfe sofort erfahren. Fr den Praxistest haben wir eine 85cm Offset Antenne mit einem Ku-Band Twin LNB, ausgerichtet auf EUTELSAT16A 16 Ost, verwendet. Da dieser Satellit sowohl ber Transponder mit hoher als auch niedriger Symbolrate verfgt konnten wir den SUS 21 F an seine Grenzen bringen. Um den Test noch ein wenig schwieriger zu gestalten benutzten wir zudem eine 50m lange Verkabelung (ca. 13 dB Dmpfung) und last but not least eine flache Fensterdurchfhrung, die nochmals fr etwa 2 dB Dmpfung sorgte. Unseren Test begannen wir mit einem kritischen Blick auf das am Messgert angezeigte Ausgangssignal des SCR. Dabei stellten wir fest, dass es absolut perfekt aussah. Auer den beiden auf den Frequenzen 1076 MHz und 1178 MHz modulierten Trgerfrequenzen war nichts zu erkennen und das C/N (Carrier to Noise) Verhltnis lag bei mehr als 30 dB! Nach einem derart erfolgreichen Start beschlossen wir, zuerst jene Signale zu messen, die direkt vom Twin LNB ausgegeben wurden (wir haben diese als REF1 und REF2 markiert). Danach wurde das Twin LNB mit dem SUS 21 F verbunden und wir haben die

an dessen Ausgang verfgbaren Signale (Slot 1 und Slot 2) auf den Frequenzen 1076 MHz und 1178 MHz gemessen. Wie zu erwarten war variierte der Signalpegel (die Signalstrke) doch signifikant zwischen den einzelnen Transpondern eines Satelliten bei direkter Messung am LNB und war nahezu konstant, wenn der SUS 21 F zwischengeschaltet wurde. Fr uns also ein klares Zeichen, dass die automatische Signalpegelanpassung ihre Aufgabe hervorragend meistert. Der zweite wichtige Para-

meter, den wir fr unseren Vergleichstest verwendet haben, die Modulation Error Ratio, korreliert direkt mit der Signalqualitt. Je hher die MER, desto besser das Signal und desto grer ist der Spielraum an Schlechtwetterreserve. Bedenkt man, dass der SUS 21 F das Signal von seinem angestammten Platz ins L-Band, entweder auf die Frequenz 1076 MHz oder 1178 MHz, konvertieren muss wrden wir eigentlich eine deutliche Senkung der MER erwarten, denn jede Konvertierung fgt immer zustzliches Rauschen ein. Aber, NEIN! Bei der Mehrzahl der von uns getesteten Transponder gab es berhaupt keinen Unterschied, lediglich bei DVB-S2 Transpondern mit sehr hoher Symbolrate (30 Ms/sec) konnten wir ein minimal schlechteres Signal messen. Bei den sehr hufig genutzten Transpondern mit einer Symbolrate von 27.5 Ms/sec kam es zu keiner Verschlechterung der MER. Auch im anderen Extrembereich, bei den Transpondern mit sehr niedriger Symbolrate

(2.5 Ms/sec), lieferte der SUS 21 F brillante Ergebnisse ab, so dass wir keinerlei Unterschied zwischen einem direkt vom LNB oder via SUS 21 F bertragenen Signal feststellen konnten. Natrlich wre so ein Test nicht vollstndig wrden wir nicht auch einen Receiver anschlieen und den SUS 21 F beim Zappen unter realen Bedingungen unter die Lupe nehmen. Dabei war jeder einzelne Transponder und Kanal, den wir bei direkter Verbindung unseres Receivers mit dem LNB empfangen konnten, auch unter Zwischenschaltung des Single Cable Router verfgbar, und das, obwohl wir eine Durchgangsdose verwendeten, die nochmals 14 dB Dmpfung zustzlich hinzufgt. Dies galt sowohl fr Transponder mit sehr hoher als auch sehr niedriger Symbolrate (2.5 bis 30 Ms/sec). Zudem ist es auch interessant anzumerken, dass die Kanalumschaltgeschwindigkeit in einem Single Cable Netzwerk positiv beeinflusst werden kann, denn wenn Sie

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SPAUN SUS 21 F UNiSEqC SCR Multiswitch RECOMMENDED PRODUCT BY

Jacek Pawlowski Test Center Poland

von einem Transponder auf einen anderen Transponder wechseln muss sich der Oszillator im Tuner erst auf die neue Frequenz einstellen. Im Umkehrschluss bedeutet das bei einem SCR System, dass dieser Frequenzwechsel des Oszillators im Tuner Ihres Receivers nicht notwendig ist, da dieser stndig die Frequenz 1076 MHz oder 1178 MHz empfngt. So kamen wir in der Praxis zum Ergebnis, dass das Zappen mit dem SUS 21 F schneller war als ohne SUS 21 F. Gemessen haben wir diesen Bruchteil einer Sekunde nicht, aber wir vertrauen hier einfach auf unser Gefhl. Unser Tipp also an alle Couch-Potatos: Wenn Sie die Umschaltgeschwindigkeit Ihres Receivers verbessern mchten dann verwenden Sie den SUS 21 F, um den Frequenzwechsel des internen Oszillators Ihres Tuners zu umgehen. Schlussendlich haben wir auch die terrestrische Signalverteilung (FM, DVB-T, CATV) genauer unter die Lupe genommen. Das Signal einer terrestrischen Antenne kann mit dem Satelliteneingangssignal einer der beiden Eingangsbuchsen des SUS 21 F kombiniert und dann ber die Ausgangsleitung durchgeschliffen werden. Schlussendlich steht es dann so ihrem Fernseher zur Verfgung.

SPAUN verspricht dabei einen Signalverlust von lediglich 2 dB, in unserem Praxistest haben wir diesen Wert auf den Frequenzen 634 und 666 MHz nachgemessen und dabei sogar einen besseren Wert von nur 1 dB Signalverlust feststellen knnen. brigens noch der Hinweis: Der Empfang von terrestrischen Signalen ist selbstverstndlich auch mglich, wenn die Satellitentuner ausgeschalten sind. Im Praxistest hat uns der Einsatz des SPAUN SUS 21 F Spa gemacht, denn er hat die Signalqualitt in keiner Weise negativ beeinflusst und sogar die Umschaltgeschwindigkeit noch erhht. Somit stellt er sich als clevere Lsung zur Versorgung eines Twin Tuner PVR dar, ohne dabei eine zweite Signalleitung verlegen zu mssen.

+ Sehr einfache Installation


Starker und gut regulierter Ausgangssignalpegel Absolut sauberes Ausgangssignalspektrum Rasche Umschaltgeschwindigkeit Sehr geringer terrestrischer Signalverlust

Kaum messbare Verschlechterung des Rauschma bei Transpondern mit sehr hoher Symbolrate (30 Ms/sec)

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Manufacturer Web E-mail SPAUN electronic GmbH & Co. KG, Germany www.spaun.com contact@spaun.com

Phone +49-7731-8673-0 Fax +49-7731-8673-17 Model Function No. of inputs SUS 21 F SCR Multiswitch compatible with EN 50494 2 satellite (Twin LNB)+ 1 terrestrial

No. of tap outputs 1 Terrestrial tap loss SAT input signal Tap output power SCR frequencies Current Ambient temperature 2 dB for terrestrial signal 65~90 dBV 82 dBV 1076 MHz and 1178 MHz 130 mA max. LNB current -20~+50 C

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TEST REPORT

Low Noise LNB

HUMAX Gold

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LNB-Serie von sky vision


Dank hohem Signalpegel ideal fr lange Verkabelungen Das geringe Rauschma kompensiert Verluste durch Regen oder grenzwertigen Antennendurchmesser Ausgezeichnete Verarbeitung Das Monoblock LNB hat im Test unser Referenz LNB geschlagen

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Low Noise LNB

Hervorragende Signalqualitt und hoher Signalpegel

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Testredakteur Jacek Pawlowski testet die neue LNB Serie von Humax, die von der deutschen Firma sky vision vertrieben wird.

Vor kurzem hat die Firma sky vision ihr Produktsortiment im Satellitenempfangsbereich um LNBs, die von HUMAX hergestellt werden, erweitert. Fr uns Grund, um die Frage zu stellen: Sind diese LNBs wirklich so gut wie sky vision behauptet? Um das herauszufinden, haben wir sie einem Praxistest unterzogen. sky vision bietet alle LNB Variationen an: vom Universal LNB mit 1, 2 oder 4 Ausgngen bis hin zu 4 und sogar 8 Multiswitch Anschlssen. Daneben noch SCR-LNB fr Einkabellsungen und selbst Monoblock LNB mit 3 und 6 Abstand sind im Angebot; die populren Monoblock mit 6 Abstand (vor allem genutzt fr ASTRA und HOTBIRD) gibt es nicht nur mit 1 oder 2 Ausgngen (als Twin) sondern sogar mit 4. Aus dieser Flle haben wir uns drei herausgesucht fr unseren Praxistest: ein Single, ein Quad und ein 6 Monoblock Universal LNB. Verkauft werden alle drei Modelle entweder in einer Kartonverpackung oder in einem Blister, wobei sich die Blistervariante nur durch ein zustzliches B nach der Modellnummer unterscheidet. So bezeichnet z.B. LNB 113 ein Single LNB in Kartonverpackung, whrend das exakt selbe LNB in Blisterverpackung die Bezeichnung LNB 113B trgt. Fr welche der beiden Varianten man sich auch immer entscheidet, sie werden alle mit 5 Jahren Garantie verkauft. Das finden wir klasse! Die Verarbeitungsqualitt lsst keine Wnsche offen, alle Plastikteile des Gehuses passen perfekt zueinander und die F-Anschlsse sind sogar vergoldet. Das Single und Monoblock LNB wird mit Gummitllen geliefert, die den bergang zwischen LNB und Signalkabel vor Regen und Schmutz schtzen. Bei

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Transponder 10762 HL 10845 HL 10928 HL 10972 VL 11010 VL 11045 HL 11054 HL 11131 VL 11177 VL 11220 HL 11231 VL 11283 VL 11324 VL 11345 HL 11366 VL 11386 HL 11470 HL 11470 VL 11512 HL 11553 HL 11595 HL 11678 HL 12508 VH 12593 VH 12596 VH 12600 VH 12605 HH 12633 VH 12656 VH 12676 HH 12736 VH

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der Quad Variante ist die Unterseite ausziehbar, so dass diese die Anschlsse berdeckt und so fr einen Schutz aller vier Ausgnge vor Regen sorgt. Schlussendlich hat der Hersteller auch an kleine Markierungen an der Oberseite der LNBs gedacht, die dem Monteur beim Einstellen der passenden LNB Neigung helfen. Bevor wir mit dem Messen der empfangenen Signale loslegen konnten mussten wir uns noch entscheiden, welchen Satelliten wir mit unserer 85 cm Offset Antenne ansteuern sollten. Um es den getesteten LNBs so richtig schwer zu machen entschieden wir uns, ans Limit zu gehen und den EUTELSAT 16A auf 16 Ost ins Visier zu nehmen. Warum gerade diesen

Satelliten? Ganz einfach, er hat mit ASTRA 19.2 Ost und HOTBIRD 13 Ost sehr starke Nachbarn. Auerdem verfgt der EUTELSAT 16A nicht nur ber Transponder mit sehr hoher Symbolrate, sondern auch ber solche mit geringerer Symbolrate und vor allem mit niedrigerem Signalpegel. Die geringste Symbolrate lag in unserem Test bei 2500 ks/ sec. Die nachfolgende Tabelle fhrt alle Transponder an, die wir fr den Test des Single und des Quad LNB verwendetet haben. Als Referenzprodukt haben wir uns fr ein sehr gutes LNB mit niedrigem Rauschma eines anderen Herstellers entschieden. Nun mussten die HUMAX LNBs zeigen, ob sie wirklich mit einem der besten am Markt erhltlichen Produkte mithalten knnen. Zu Beginn des Tests waren wir so richtig gespannt! Begonnen haben wir unsere Testreihe mit den Single und Quad LNBs von HUMAX mit den Modellnummern LNB 113 und LNB 142. Bereits auf den ersten Blick gab es eine groe berraschung: Die HUMAX LNBs schlugen unser Referenz LNB in Puncto Signalpegel, wobei das Quad LNB 142 sogar deutlich mehr Signalpegel, in trockenen Zahlen 5 dB, lieferte als unser Referenz LNB. Diese Eigenschaft ist besonders dann interessant und beachtenswert, wenn sehr lange Kabel oder Signalumschalter eingesetzt werden, die das Satellitensignal dmpfen. Im nchsten Schritt haben wir die Signalqualitt gemessen, dafr kam wie blich die Modulation Error Ratio (MER) als Parameter unserer Wahl zum Einsatz. Hier waren die Unterschiede im gemessenen Signal nicht mehr so deutlich, in Sportlerterminologie ausgedrckt wrden wir sagen, dass sich die HUMAX LNBs und unser Referenz LNB ein Kopf an Kopf Rennen geliefert haben. Auf einigen Transpondern war unser Referenz LNB eine Spur besser, auf anderen wiederum das LNB Modell 113 oder LNB 142. Ein einzelnes LNB der Serie 142 (braun markiert in unserer Tabelle) schwchelte etwas auf den Frequenzen 12596VH und 12600VH mit den niedrigen Symbolraten 2848 bzw. 2500 ks/sec. Das sei aber nur am Rande er-

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whnt, denn ein anderes LNB aus der Serie 142 lieferte wieder auf exakt den selben Transpondern bessere Empfangswerte als unser Referenz LNB. Zusammenfassend knnen wir also sagen, dass die HUMAX LNBs mit unserem Referenz LNB in Puncto Rauschma ungefhr gleichauf liegen. Um ein wirklich umfangreiches Testergebnis zu erhalten, haben wir alle vier Ausgnge eines HUMAX Quad LNB (LNB 142) gemessen, um zu sehen ob jeder der vier Ausgnge das exakt gleiche

Signal liefert. Wie aber nicht anders zu erwarten war zeigt die untenstehende Grafik deutlich, dass alle vier Ausgnge ein vllig gleiches Signal hervorbrachten, so wie man das von einem qualitativ hochwertigen LNB auch erwarten darf.

Nachdem wir die Single und Quad Version getestet hatten, ging es im nchsten Schritt weiter zum 6 Monoblock LNB (LNB 212). Wir montierten es wiederum an unserer 85cm Offset Antenne und fhrten beinahe die selben Messungen noch einmal

durch, wobei wir natrlich das Signal jenes Empfangsteils verwendeten, der im Fokus der Antenne montiert war. Im nchsten Schritt nderten wir die Position des LNB so, dass nun der zweite Empfangsteil im Fokus der Antenne stand. Da wir insgesamt zwei Monoblock LNBs fr unseren Test zur Verfgung hatte, sehen Sie in der Tabelle insgesamt vier Kurven, fr jedes einzelne Feedhorn eine. Wie Sie unschwer erkennen knnen lag die Signalstrke des LNB 212 dabei deutlich ber der unseres

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Referenz LNB und zwar mindestens um 2 dB bis hin zu hervorragenden 6 dB. Im nchsten Schritt nahmen wir wiederum die MER unter die Lupe, und diesmal waren die HUMAX LNBs nicht nur gleichauf, sondern zu unserer berraschung sogar

etwas besser als unser Referenz LNB! Verwundert hat uns dieses Ergebnis besonders auch deshalb, da jedes Monoblock LNB einen zustzlichen DiSEqC Schalter integriert hat. Genau darum htten wir eine etwas schlechtere Signalqualitt

beim Monoblock LNB im Vergleich zur Single oder Quad Ausfhrung erwartet. In der Praxis aber hat das LNB 212 unsere Erwartungen bertroffen und sowohl mit einem deutlich strkeren Signalpegel als auch einer etwas besseren Signalqualitt als unser

Referenz LNB eines anderen Herstellers gepunktet. Gut gemacht, HUMAX! Natrlich wrde beim Test eines Monoblock LNB etwas fehlen, wenn wir nicht auch einen gewhnlichen Receiver angeschlossen htten. Wiederum wollten wir es dem HU-

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MAX LNB aber so schwer wie mglich machen und so entschieden wir uns gegen das in Europa klassische Empfangspaar ASTRA 19.2 Ost / HOTBIRD 13 Ost und beliessen unsere Antenne auf dem EUTELSAT 16A auf 16 Ost und nahmen dafr mit dem zweiten Empfangsteil den EUTELSAT 10A auf 10 Ost ins Visier. Im Test verglichen wir dann alle empfangenen Transponder von 16 Ost und 10 Ost mit den Empfangswerten unserer Multi LNB Toroidal Antenne, bei der alle Satelliten mit einem eigenen LNB empfangen werden. Wie wir nicht anders erwartet hatten konnte das LNB 212 von HUMAX genau die selbe Anzahl an Transpondern empfangen wie unsere MultiLNB Antenne. Auch in Puncto Signalqualitt wurden alle Transponder vom LNB 212 auf

unserer 85 cm Antenne ebenso gut empfagen wie ber die Multi-LNB Antenne. Aber das ist noch nicht alles: Unser Receiver konnte sogar Signale vom EUTELSAT 9A auf 9 Ost empfangen, der nicht 6 sondern 7 vom EUTELSAT 16A entfernt positioniert ist. So wie in unserem Test montiert schlug sich das Monoblock LNB sehr gut beim Empfang von Signalen dreier Satelliten: EUTELSAT 16A, EUTELSAT 10A und EUTELSAT 9A. Zusammenfassend waren die Testergebnisse sehr gut und die gemessenen Werte bertrumpften sogar unser Referenz LNB. sky vision hat bei der Entwicklung und Konzeption der HUMAX Gold LNBSerie wirklich ganze Arbeit geleistet. Wenn ein Monteur auf sie setzt dann verwendet er die besten derzeit erhltlichen LNBs.

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sky vision LNB 112, 143 & 212 RECOMMENDED Low Noise LNBs PRODUCT BY

Jacek Pawlowski Test Center Poland

+ Ein hoher Signalausgangspegel und ein sehr gutes Rauschma zeichnen diese LNBs, besonders die Monoblock Version (LNB 212), aus. Sehr leichte Bauweise Sehr gute Verarbeitung Leider nur sehr grundlegende technische Datenangaben

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Manufacturer E-mail sky Vision Satellitenempfangstechnik GmbH Dorfstr. 3 - 8, 38179 Schwlper, Germany www.sky-vision.de/shop,kontakt_anfrage

Internet www.sky-vision.de Telephone +49-(0)5303-9300-0 Fax +49-(0)5303-9300-25 Models Function I/P Frequency Range O/P Frequency Range L.O. Frequencies Noise Figure LNB 112, LNB 143 and LNB 212 LNB 112 - universal single LNB for Ku-Band LNB 143 - universal quad LNB for Ku-Band LNB 212 - universal 6 monoblock LNB for Ku-Band 10.7 GHz ~ 12.75 GHz 950 MHz ~ 2150 MHz 9.75 and 10.6 GHz 0.1 dB

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UPDATE REPORT
Deviser's handheld

Handheld Satellite Meter

satellite meter S30 comes with a arm strap, which allows the installer to fix the meter on his arm.

The Deviser S30 Strap


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Handheld Satellite Meter

Its the small things that matter. Signal analyzer manufacturer Deviser added a small but powerful accessory to its successfull handheld satellite meter S30: a unique arm strap allowing the dish installer to fix the little meter to his arm. This makes it so more convenient to move the dish up and down, left and right, and being continuously able to monitor the S30s reading. This feature comes in especially handy in the last moment when the installer tightens the screws: he can monitor both the screws as the meter at same time and adjust the dish all the while it gets fastened. A perfect way to finetune to the last degree a dish. A little arm strap gives so much of

The full test report about the S30 handheld meter has been

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additional convenience. Deviser has proven that indeed its the small things that matter.

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TEST REPORT

Internet Streaming Box

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Internet Streaming Box

Eine Streamingbox im auergewhnlichen Design


Schon auf den ersten Blick wird dabei klar, dass der Streaming Player Boxee kein gewhnliches Produkt ist, sondern schon durch ihr markantes ueres einen bleibenden Eindruck bei jedem Anwender hinterlsst. Sie misst 11.5 x 11.5 cm und weist eine maximale Hhe von knapp 13cm auf. Maximale Hhe deshalb, da die Boxee so konstruiert hat, dass sie von vorne keine symmetrischen Kanten hat und keinem gewohnten geometrischen Muster entspricht. Wsste man es nicht besser, so wre man fast versucht zu meinen dass hier Kinderhnde am Werk waren. Jedenfalls ist das Design der Boxee markant und macht sie zu einem Blickpunkt einer jeden Fernsehlandschaft. Anschlussseitig hat der Hersteller im rechten Seitenteil einen SD/MMC Kartenleser untergebracht, das finden wir praktisch, denn so strt dieser nicht die Vorderansicht und ist trotzdem leicht zu erreichen. Die Rckseite ist bestens ausgestattet und bietet alle nur erdenklichen Ein- und Ausgnge. Dazu zhlen eine RJ-45 Netzwerkbuchse, ein HDMI Ausgang, ein optischer Audiodigitalausgang, ein koaxialer Audioanalogausgang in Form von zwei Cinch Buchsen, zwei USB Anschlsse sowie zu guter Letzt eine Buchse fr den Anschluss des externen 12V Netzteils. Die Verarbeitungsqualitt hinterlie bei uns einen hervorragenden Eindruck, alleine das Gewicht der Box mit 720g ist fr deren Gre schon imposant. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Streamingplayern sorgen aber sowohl Mae als auch Gewicht der Box dafr, dass sie der Anwender nicht einfach in die Hosentasche stecken und an einen anderen Ort mitnehmen kann. Eine Taste an der Oberseite der Box kmmert sich brigens um das bequeme Ein- und Ausschalten, wobei ein kurzer Tastendruck die Box aktiviert und ein lngerer Tastendruck die Box abschaltet. Die vom Hersteller beigelegte Fernbedienung ist zweigeteilt und verfgt sowohl ber eine mit Tasten versehene Unter- als auch Oberseite. Whrend die Oberseite insgesamt 7 Tasten zur Verfgung stellt, enthlt die Unterseite eine vollstndige Tastatur mit

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1. Hauptmen der Boxee 2. WiFi Netze werden automatisch erkannt 3. Das automatische Softwareupdate sorgt dafr, dass Sie jederzeit die neueste Version verwenden 4. Das ausgegebene Videosignal kann perfekt an den heimischen Fernseher angepasst werden 5. Entweder man erstellt einen neuen Benutzeraccount oder verwendet dazu Facebook 6. Wettervorhersage 7. Anpassen der Ausgabeauflsung 8. Mehrere Bildseitenverhltnisse und Overscanoptionen stehen zur Auswahl bereit 9. OSD Tastaturzeichenstze knnen problemlos hinzugefgt werden 10. Artikel knnen bei der Sortierung von Musikdateien und Videos auf Wunsch des Anwenders ignoriert werden 11. Die Boxee kommt mit nahezu allen verwendeten Netzwerkprotokollen zurecht 12. Diverse Einstellungen fr den optischen Audiodigitalausgang 13. Hauptmen der Boxee 14. Netzwerkeinstellungen 15. Watch Later Funktion

den kabelgebundenen Ethernetmodus umgeschaltet werden. Dank manueller SSID Eingabe verbindet sich die Boxee auch mit nicht sichtbaren WiFi Netzen, die vollstndige Untersttzung aller gngigen Verschlsselungssysteme (WEP, WPA, WPA2) sorgt fr die notwendige Sicherheit. Sehr gut gefallen hat uns der nchste Schritt, nmlich das verpflichtende Softwareupdate. Innerhalb von ca. 2 Minuten war das Update ber unsere Breitband DSLVerbindung erledigt und nach einem kurzen Neustart prsentierte sich die Boxee mit neuester Software einsatzbereit. Je nach verwendetem TVGert bzw. Signalanschluss kann es notwendig sein, das von der Boxee ausgegebene Bildsignal in Gre und Ausrichtung an die vorhandene Hardware anzupassen. Dazu aktiviert die Box automatisch einen Assistenten, mit dessen Hilfe die Bildausgabe optimal auf das verwendete Gert oder Beamerabgestimmt werden kann. Im nchsten Schritt verlangt die Boxee das Erstellen eines Benutzeraccounts bzw. die Eingabe bereits vorhandener Zugangsdaten. Gut gefallen hat uns dabei die Mglichkeit neben der klassischen Registrierung mittels Benutzername, Kennwort und Email Adresse auch den eigenen Facebook Account zum Registrieren der Boxee zu verwenden. Ein kurzer Tastendruck an der Fernbedienung, rasch die Facebook Benutzerdaten ber die integrierte Tastatur eingeben und schon ist die Box personalisiert und individuell einsatzbereit. Im brigen erspart das auch im nchsten und vorletzten Einrichtungsschritt ein wenig Arbeit, denn die Boxee fordert den Benutzer zur Eingabe von Facebook, Twitter und tumblr Benutzerdaten auf natrlich nur, sofern man ber einen entsprechenden Account bei diesen Anbietern verfgt. So lassen sich dann spter alle

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16. Die umfangreiche Bibliothek mit aktuellen Shows 17. Detaillierte Sendungsbeschreibungen geben Auskunft ber den Inhalt 18. Sortierung der Shows nach Anbietern 19. Die Bildqualitt ist hervorragend und lsst auch auf Fernsehern mit groer Bilddiagonale keine Wnsche offen 20. Dank AirPlay Kompatibilitt kann die Boxee auch vom iPhone und iPad aus mit Multimediainhalten versorgt werden

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Die Boxee hat dafr drei verschiedene Varianten (Slideshow, Black und Dim) zur Auswahl bereit, fr die Slideshow lassen sich einzelne Ordner und die darin enthaltenen Bilder problemlos auswhlen. Der Menpunkt Media erlaubt dem Anwender die bevorzugte Audiosprache fr Videos zu whlen sowie die Untertitelanzeige in Gre, Sprache und Farbe anzupassen. Auch an eine Kleinigkeit, ber die wir uns bei anderen Gerten immer wieder rgern, hat der Hersteller gedacht, nmlich das Ignorieren von Artikeln bei der alphabetischen Sortierung von Musikdateien oder Videos. Das verdient ein dickes Lob unsererseits und sorgt beim Anwender fr eine bersichtliche Medienliste. Richtig spannend wird es im Einstellungsmen File Sources, denn hier knnen die lokalen Quellen festgelegt werden, ber die die Boxee auf unsere Multimediainhalte zugreift. Dazu stehen AFP (Apple Filing Protocol), der Boxee Media Manager, NFS (Network File System), UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), SMB (Windows Network) und Local zur Auswahl bereit. Egal ob Sie also Ihre Multimediainhalte ber einen MS-Windows PC freigeben (SMB), auf einem Linux Rechner NFS laufen haben, ber z.B. einen UPnP tauglichen Satellitenreceiver verfgen, der so seine aufgezeichneten Sendungen zur Verfgung stellt, oder ob Sie auf Ihre via Mac freigegebenen Inhalte zugreifen mchten (AFP), die Boxee bietet fr alle Einsatzmglichkeiten das passende bertragungsprotokoll an. Problemlos lieen sich im Test mit allen genannten Standards Netzwerkverbindungen aufbauen, praktischerweise lsst sich dabei auch gleich festlegen, wie oft die Boxee nach neuen Inhalten suchen soll und um welche Multimediainhalte (Musik, Videos oder Bilder) es sich handelt. Wer brigens mit Netzwerkprotokollen berhaupt nichts zu tun haben mchte, der kann sich von der Website des Herstellers den kostenlosen Boxee Media Manager laden. In diesem anwenderfreundlich gestalteten Tool fr den PC oder Mac werden einfach alle Verzeichnisse mit den gewnschten Inhalten wie z.B. Musik, Videos oder Bilder gewhlt und sogleich stehen diese an der Boxee zum Zugriff bereit Umfangreich prsentieren sich auch die Netzwerkeinstellungen. Neben den blichen Verdchtigen wie DHCP, manueller IP Eingabe sowie den verschiedenen, bereits aus der Erstinstallation bekannten WiFi Optionen, bietet
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die Boxee auch Einstellungsmglichkeiten zum Thema Proxy Server und VPN. Diese beiden Optionen bieten die Mglichkeit zum Umgehen von IP-Blockaden. Eine kurze Suche im Internet offenbart rasch ein breites Angebot an meist kostenpflichtigen Servern fr diesen Zweck und dank der Untersttzung von klassischen Proxy Servern bis hin zu komplexen VPN Verbindungen an der Boxee knnen diese problemlos zum Einsatz kommen. Der Punkt Enable Streaming from iOS devices hat in den Netzwerkeinstellungen unsere besondere Aufmerksamkeit auf sich gezogen und bevor wir uns diesem Thema etwas spter in diesem Bericht noch einmal widmen sei schon jetzt verraten: Ja, die Boxee ist AirPlay fhig und kann somit via iPhone und iPad drahtlos mit Multimediainhalten versorgt werden. ber den Menpunkt Parental Controls kann der Anwender nicht-jugendfreie Inhalte generell von der Box verbannen, wie sich spter im Test herausstellte ist das eine durchaus notwendige und sinnvolle Funktion. Ist sie nicht aktiviert, so finden sich etliche Inhalte, die wahrlich nicht fr Kinderaugen geeignet sind, im Hauptmen. Zu guter Letzt beschliet der Punkt System das Einstellungsmen der Boxee, er erlaubt die Aktualisierung der Software, bietet diverse Browsereinstellungen (z.B. Cookies lschen, PopUps aktivieren/deaktivieren) und erlaubt es den Besitzern einer Dolby Digital Stereoanlage, das via optischem Digitalausgang bermittelte Signal individuell anzupassen (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, LPCM 7.1). Nachdem alle Grundeinstellungen vorgenommen und die Box zudem ber das Einstellungsmen individuell an unsere Bedrfnisse angepasst wurde knnen wir uns endlich dem Hauptmen und damit den verschiedenen Funktionen der Boxee widmen. Hier sticht als erstes der Punkt Friends ins Auge, mit dessen Hilfe die Box aufgrund der eingegebenen sozialen Netze alle Multimediainhalte zusammensucht, die von den eigenen Freunden geteilt werden; das dauert ca. eine Minute. Erfreulicherweise kann in der Zwischenzeit weitergearbeitet werden,denn die Box erledigt diese Aufgabe im Hintergrund. Gleich an zweiter Stelle befindet sich die Option Watch Later und sie widmet sich dabei einem uns allen wohl bestens bekannten Problem: Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie surfen gerade am PC im Internet und entdecken ein tolles Video bei YouTube, Vimeo oder einem anderen Dienst. Wer mchte jetzt schon den Clip am PC-Monitor sehen? Viel angenehmer wre es doch, den Clip ber das TVGert in voller HD Auflsung genieen zu knnen! Bisher mussten Sie sich dazu den Namen des Clips merken, diesen dann auf einer kompatiblen Mediabox suchen und konnten ihn erst dann am TV-Gert wiedergeben. Nicht so, wenn Sie Besitzer einer Boxee sind. Dank der Watch LaterFunktion knnen Sie ein Bookmarklet (ein kleines Java Makro in Form eines Lesezeichens) fr Ihren Browser erstellen lassen, mit dessen Hilfe Sie jeden den derzeit am PC aktiven Videoclip der Watch Later Liste Ihrer Boxee hinzufgen knnen und diesen dann an der Box sofort zur Verfgung haben. Dieses Feature arbeitet mit praktisch allen verfgbaren Webbrowsern und Betriebssystemen zusammen und hat in der Praxis hervorragend funktioniert. Die Kommunikation zwischen PC und Boxee bernimmt dabei ein Server des Herstellers, der im Test stets problemlos erreichbar war und seinen Dienst strungsfrei versah. Innerhalb krzester Zeit war das Watch Later Bookmarklet wohl der bei uns am Redaktions-PC meistverwendete Eintrag in der

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Favoritenliste unseres Webbrowsers. ber den Hauptmenpunkt Shows stehen unzhlige Shows aus den verschiedensten Bereichen wie z.B. Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Dokus, Talk Show usw. zur Auswahl bereit. Die Inhalte kommen dabei von den verschiedensten Anbietern wie z.B. Crunchyroll, Engadget,Revision 3, TED oder TVO, wobei der Groteil von Crunchyroll und Revision 3 stammt. Die Qualitt variiert stark je nach Anbieter, ist aber zum Teil (z.B. Revision 3) dank HD Auflsung absolut top. Neben kostenlosen Angeboten finden sich in diesem Bereich auch kostenpflichtige Anbieter, dann stehen auch Serienklassiker wie z.B. Southpark, Lost, die Simpsons oder The Office zur Auswahl bereit. Der Punkt Movies ist grafisch ebenso aufgebaut wie Shows und greift auf die Anbieter MUBI

und OpenFilm zurck.MUBI ist laut Eigendefinition ein Internetdienst, der sich an Personen richtet die Filme lieben und deren Interessen auch abseits der klassischen Hollywood Blockbuster liegen. Unterteilt in dutzende Kategorien steht so eine nahezu unendliche Auswahl an durchaus professionell gestalteten Produktionen zur Auswahl bereit, im Test kamen wir aus dem Stbern und Staunen ber die verschiedenen MUBI Inhalte gar nicht mehr heraus. Mit der Plattform OpenFilm stellt die Boxee Zugriff auf ein ebenfalls sehr umfangreiches Archiv von Filmen und Clips aufstrebender Filmemacher zur Verfgung. Hier haben freie Regisseure die Mglichkeit, ihre Werke

einem breiten Publikum vorzustellen und so bekannt zu machen. Wiederum unterteilt in vielfltige Kategorien entdeckt der interessierte Anwender hier sicherlich den einen oder anderen top Film, der unter Umstnden mehr begeistert als so mancher neue Hollywood Blockbuster. Fr Anwender innerhalb der USA stehen zudem die Anbieter Netflix und Vudu zur Verfgung, hier erhlt man gegen Bezahlung alles, was im Fernsehen bzw. Kino Rang und Namen hat. Hollywood Blockbuster, aktuelle TV-Serien und die neuesten Produktionen der groen Filmstudios stehen zum direkten und jederzeitigen Abruf ber die Boxee bereit. Leider ist dieses Service jedoch nicht kostenlos und aufgrund internationaler Rechteverwertungsvertrge nur den Zusehern innerhalb der USA vorbehalten. Sehr vielf lt ig

sind die Mglichkeiten, die sich hinter dem Hauptmenpunkt Apps verbergen. Hier knnen Apps fr die verschiedensten Dienste wie z.B. YouTube, Vimeo, Wetter, Nachrichten etc. geladen werden.Dazu stehen auch noch RSS Feed Reader, Apps fr Revision 3, MLB, Slingbox usw. zur Auswahl bereit. Wer an fremdsprachigen TV-Programmen interessiert ist kommt ebenfalls voll auf seine Kosten, so z.B. mit den Inhalten von CBS8 News Los Angeles. Auch stehen mehrere Apps mit hunderten, leckeren Kochrezepten zur Auswahl bereit. Das geniale dabei: Die Rezepte werden nicht nur als trockener Text, sondern auch als Videoclip vorgestellt, so steigt die Lust zum Nachkochen gleich noch ein wenig mehr an. Wie bereits zu Beginn des Berichts erwhnt, enthlt der App Bereich auch eine reprsentative Auswahl an nicht jugendfreien Inhalten wie z.B. von den Anbietern YouPorn, PornHub oder PornBanana, wobei eine Sortierung

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aller verfgbaren Apps nach Beliebtheit bei den Nutzern noch etliche weitere, hnliche Apps auf den ersten Trefferseiten zum Vorschein brachte. Kurz und bndig zusammengefasst: Das Angebot an Apps fr die Boxee ist nahezu unerschpflich und bietet fr jeden Geschmack die richtigen Inhalte. Dank des praktischen App Store kann der Anwender die kleinen Programme mit nur einem Tastendruck an der Fernbedienung direkt auf seine Box laden. Uns hat es im Test einige Zeit gekostet, um den umfangreichen App Store zu durchforsten und so zumindest einen groben berblick der interessantesten Apps zu erhalten, so vielfltig ist das Angebot. Neben allen diesen via Internet empfangbaren Inhalten beherrscht die Boxee natrlich auch die Wiedergabe von lokalen Multimediainhalten ber Netzwerk, USB Anschluss oder Speicherkarte. Wie bereits erwhnt stehen fr den Netzwerkzugriff alle gngigen bertragungsprotokolle zur Auswahl bereit. Dateiformatseitig werden folgende Standards untersttzt: Audio: MP3, MP4, WAV, OGG, DTS Video: MKV, FLV, MTS,MT2S, TS, AVI, DivX MPEG4, XVid MPEG4, MOV, MP4-2 und WMV-9 Bilder: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP und TIFF. Im Test hat die Wiedergabe von Audiodateien und Videos via Netzwerk und Speicherkarte problemlos funktioniert, auch das Betrachten von Bildern machte am groen Plasmafernseher in der Redaktion so richtig Spa. In diesem Zusammenhang nahmen wir natrlich auch gleich die AirPlay Funktion der Boxee unter die Lupe. Sobald die Boxee mit

dem heimischen Netzwerk verbunden ist scheint sie auch am iPhone und iPad als mgliches Wiedergabegert auf. Ein Tastendruck gengt und schon erstrahlt das eben noch am iPad wiedergegebene HD Video bildschirmfllend am Fernseher. Selbiges funktionierte natrlich auch problemlos mit allen Arten von Musik und Podcasts. Apropos iPhone und iPad: Mit der kostenlosen Boxee Remote App fr alle iOS Gerte knnen Sie Ihre Boxee auch ganz bequem via Smartphone steuern und bedienen, wenngleich der Funktionsumfang der virtuellen Fernbedienung eher eingeschrnkt ist und diese daher keinen wirklichen Mehrwert im Vergleich zur regulren Fernbedienung bietet. Abgerundet wird der Funktionsumfang der Boxee noch durch einen vollwertigen Internetbrowser, der sich hinter dem Menpunkt Web verbirgt. Neben der Mglichkeit, Favoriten zu speichern bietet er sich vor allem dank der praktischen Tastatur an der Rckseite der Fernbedienung als vollwertige Alternative zum Webbrowser am PC oder Smartphone an. Im Test kam er mit allen von uns getesteten Websites zurecht, sogar Flash Inhalte stellten kein Problem dar. Soziale Netze, Videos aus dem Internet, IPTV, Filme, Serien, Musik, Radio und schlielich das Web selbst, all das verschmilzt im Streaming Player Boxee zu einer geschmeidigen Einheit, die dem Anwender mit nur einer Fernbedienung zur Verfgung steht. Aufgrund der vielfltigen Kommunikationsmglichkeiten via Netzwerk lassen sich Multimediainhalte anderer Gerte auslesen und ber die Boxee wiedergeben.

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Ultra High Definition

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The New HEVC/H.265 Standard

reduced bandwidth by 50% can be used also for very small screens divides the video in 64x64 pixel blocks requires advanced processors in the receiver

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Ultra High Definition

Designed for Ultra High Definition TV


Jacek Pawlowski
Every 9-11 years we observe a step forward in digital video technology. Compare the dates of the main standard publications: - 1992: VCD, CDi - 1994: MPEG-2 (H.262) and DVD-Video - 2004: MPEG-4 (H.264), Blu-ray Disc, Internet streaming, mobile video - 2013: HEVC (H.265) - the expected new standard for ultra high definition video The interesting thing is that this corresponds more or less to the 11 years long solar cycle. Every 11 years, the number of sunspots reach a maximum - see picture 1. Is it possible that the smart guys working on digital video standardization are influenced by this natural phenomenon? Perhaps a high number of sunspots turns them up so much that they simply have to reduce the tension and publish a new standard? We will come back to that at the end of this article. The new standard is selfexplained by its name HEVC means High Efficiency Video Coding. HVEC is claimed to be about 50% more efficient than MPEG-4/H.264. Lets compare what bit rates are needed for todays SD channel, HD channel and a future Ultra HD channel depending on video compression method: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and HEVC. We put the figures in table 1. Please note that by a UHD channel we mean a video resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels in a progressive mode (2160p). So, it is even a bigger improvement than HD had over SD (760p/1080i vs. 480i/576i). As everybody can see, the improvement in data compression is tremendous. In fact, when work on HEVC started this was the main objective: to achieve about 50% improvement in coding efficiency without sacrificing video quality perceived by humans. And here we come to a very vital question: does HEVC really guarantee a video quality comparable with todays HD? The first tests have been already carried out. Most of them dealt with HD material and indeed proved that HVEC did pretty well in comparison to MPEG-4. The final conclusion was that the average bit

rate reduction for HEVC compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC was 49.3%. So very, very close to the initial target. But what about UHD? Has anybody tested the HEVC performance for higher resolutions than todays HDTV? Yes, they have. One of the most rigorous tests was carried out by the researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. They used a large ultra high resolution LCD monitor (56 Sony Trimaster SRM-L560) and prepared 3 different bit streams with different content: Road Traffic, People On the Street and Sintel2 (computer animation). Eeach video stream was compressed with: MPEG-4 codec and HVEC codec. The test result was: HVEC significantly outperforms MPEG-4. Moreover, it is possible to achieve a 50-75% reduction in bit rate if HVEC is used instead of MPEG-4. New standard will inevitably entail a lot of turmoil

MPEG-2 (H.262) SD (480i/576i) HD (1080i) UHD (2160p) 2.5-3.5 Mbps 12-18 Mbps

MPEG-4 (H.264) 1.5-2.5 Mbps 6-9 Mbps 12-18 Mbps

HVEC (H.265) 0.8-1.5 Mbps 3-4.5 Mbps 6-9 Mbps

Table 1: Comparing Standard Definition, High Definition and Ultra High Definition Characteristics

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not only in the digital TV industry. It will also affect the Internet world. Most likely it will marginalize the VP8 codec that Google realized for royalty-free use. It will also affect mobile devices. Despite the fact that HVEC is specified to resolutions as high as 8,192 4,320 pixels, it has a lot of much lower modes of operation (the professionals call them profiles). For example, the lowest Profile 1 is specified

for a resolution of 12896 @ 33.7 frames per second and just 128 kbps bit rate. The profiles go up to Profile 6.2 which is suitable for the highest resolutions and the highest bit rates. Once HVEC is widely accepted, we will find it everywhere: from very simple cheap devices with very small screens up to the largest flat screen monitors and TVs. Should HEVC be useful only for very high resolutions, one could be skepti-

cal about its quick implementation in real world products. But because it offers a 50% bit rate reduction which means also a 50% bandwidth reduction, one can be certain it will not be long when most of the new equipment will be HEVC compatible. How was it possible that HVEC is so much better than MPEG-4 which up to now we all used to regard as state of the art technology? And why did the scientists and engineers not invent HVEC ten years ago when they came up with MPEG-4? The answer is: 10 years ago the available processors and memories were too weak and too small to make this technology feasible. To reduce the required bit rate by half, an HVEC receiver has to be equipped with a fast multi-core processor and large and fast memories. An HEVC decoder has to process the signal in a number of tasks in parallel. This is possible because in the HEVC concept, the video frames are divided into multiple tiles and each tile is then processed in parallel. Moreover, HVEC

breaks video frames not into 16x16 pixel blocks like it was in H.264, but into blocks of 64x64 pixels. One can easily imagine that the power of the receiver processor must be correspondingly greater to process bigger blocks. We said that HEVC is possible today due to great advances in technology. Lets compare what was available at the time digital video standards were and will be published: - 1992: IC technology > 1 micron, memory >50$/MB, processor 500 MHz - 2003: IC technology < 0.1 micron, memory <50$/GB, processor ~3 GHz single-core - 2013: IC technology 14 nm, memory <5$/GB, processor ~3 GHz multi-core So, were the authors of digital video standards influenced by the solar cycle or rather by advances in technology? I think the answer is now clear. And is the HEVC/H.265 the end of the road or they will invent and standardize yet another more efficient compression standard in the future? Ask me in 11 years.
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Selfmade IPTV

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Aufbau eines Transport Streams Mit Multiplexer lassen sich verschiedene TV-Programme auf einen Transport Stream legen TS Reader bietet eine MultiplexFunktion bestimmte LinuxReceiver verfgen ber eine Streamingfunktion nur sehr schnelles WLAN ist fr IPTV geeignet

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Vitor Martins Augusto

Bei digitalen TV Ausstrahlungen entspricht jede Frequenz einem Transponder. In einem Transponder finden mehrere TV-Programme Platz, die Anzahl hngt von der Bildqualitt jedes einzelnen Programms ab. Sollen besonders viele Programme auf einen Transponder passen dann wird die Bildauflsung reduziert und gleichzeitig erhht man die Ko mp r e s s io n s rat e . Das Ergebnis ist ein Programm mit einer geringeren Bandbreite und entsprechend schlechterer Bildqualitt.
Dank der neuen HDTV Formaten, die zum Beispiel von DVB-S2, DVB-C2 oder DVBT2 genutzt wird, sind hhere Bandbreiten pro Programm mglich. Das bei diesen HDTV Formaten genutzte MPEG4-Verfahren ermglicht obendrein eine grere Komprimierung als MPEG2, das vorwiegend bei DVB-S, DVB-

C und DVB-T verwendet wird. In jedem Fall handelt es sich jedoch um einen kontinuierlichen Datenstrom, der eigentlich nur aus Nullen und Einsen besteht. Wie kann nun ein solcher Datenstrom verschiedene Videound Audio-Trger zusammen mit NIT, EPG, Videotext so transportieren, dass die verschiedenen Programme alle simultan zur gleichen Zeit zur Verfgung stehen? Ganz einfach: in kleinen Zeitintervallen werden die Daten der jeweiligen Programme in kleine Pakete zerstckelt und jeweils hintereinander dem

Transport Stream hinzugefgt. Mchte man nun ein bestimmtes TV-Programm dieses Transponders anschauen dann muss der Receiver die jeweiligen zum Programm passenden Datenpakete abfangen, wieder zusammensetzen und dann den sich ergebenen Datenstrom darstellen.

Zwei Fachwrter die zu diesem Thema oft gebraucht werden sind: - Multiplexer: Das Gert, das fr die Erstellung des Transport Streams verantwortlich ist. Aus verschiedenen eingehenden Datenstrmen werden jeweils kleine Datenpakete erstellt und hintereinander in den Transport Stream verpackt.

1. TS Reader Pro zeigt rechts den kompletten Inhalt des Transport Streams zusammen mit den jeweiligen PIDs. Im Settings-Men knnen die Streaming-Parameter definiert werden. 2. Im PID Removal Feld knnen die PIDs angegeben werden, die aus dem Transport Stream gefiltert werden sollen. 3. Im oberen Feld knnen die einzelnen Kanle ber unterschiedliche IP/Ports gestreamt werden.

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- De-Multiplexer: Das Gert, das die einzelnen Streams aus dem Transport Stream wieder herausfhrt und als einzelne TV-Programme zusammensetzt. Will man ein eigenes IPTV Netzwerk aufbauen dann ist es vorteilhaft, einen DeMultiplexer und einen Multiplexer zur Verfgung zu haben, denn sonst muss man den empfangenen Transponder komplett in das Netzwerk einspeisen. Dies ist meist nicht gewollt, denn ein Transponder enthlt oftmals ungewnschte Programme, die im Netzwerk unntige Bandbreite beanspruchen. Eleganter ist es, diese ungewnschten Programme herauszufiltern. In TELE-audiovision Ausgabe 01-02/2013 haben wir zum Beispiel den Desing NDS3975 getestet. Dieser Profi-Receiver enthlt als Besonderheit einen kompletten Multiplexer, der es dem Anwender nicht nur ermglicht, die unerwnschten Kanle des ber den eingebauten Tuner empfangenen Transponders zu filtern: dieses Gert kann einen weiteren Transponder ber die ASISchnittstelle einlesen und obendrein auch noch einen IPTV Stream empfangen. Die so am NDS3975 ankommenden Kanle knnen nun im Multiplexer-Men neu zusammen gewrfelt werden. Profi-Lsungen bestehen

aus solchen dedizierten Gerten, die fr einen Dauereinsatz konzipiert worden sind. Das es auch gnstiger geht, zeigt das beliebte TS Reader Programm. Mit einem normalen PC und der TS Reader Pro Version kann unter Windows ein Transport Stream recht ausgiebig neu gemuxt werden. Nachdem TS Reader Pro erfolgreich gestartet ist und ber einen beliebigen Tuner den gewnschten Transponder empfngt, kann man diesen in das Netzwerk streamen.

Bevor man jedoch den gesamten Stream in das Netzwerk einspeist, sollte man im Men Forward erst die Option Settings ansteuern. Hier kann man im Abschnitt PID Removal gezielt die PIDs eingeben, die man nicht streamen mchte. In unserem Fall sind es die PIDs 0x0310, 0x0410 und 0x0f10: wir wollen nur RTP1 und RTP-2 aus unserem Transponder in das Netzwerk streamen. Die PIDs kann man im Hauptfenster von TS Reader Pro auf der rechten Seite ablesen. Wichtig hier:

die PIDs werden in hexadezimaler Notation eingegeben! Nun kann das Streaming gestartet werden. Dazu ruft man im Forward Men die erste Option Forward to UDP. Der erste Abschnitt erlaubt es, jeden einzelnen Kanal separat zu streamen, wozu mindestens eine separate Port-Nummer fr jeden Kanal angegeben werden muss. Diese Streaming-Mglichkeit ist zwar einfacher eingerichtet, hat aber einen groen Nachteil: der Anwender muss zum Kanalwechsel jedes Mal eine neue IP und Port-Nummer eingeben, was natrlich nicht besonders komfortabel ist. Besser ist es, den zweiten Abschnitt zu benutzen: Mux forwarding. Wird hier eine IP-Adresse aus dem Multicasting-Pool benutzt (224.0.0.0 bis 239.255.255.255), dann steht der Stream automatisch als UDP Multicasting im gesamten Netzwerk fr alle Teilnehmer bereit, diese mssen lediglich die gewhlte IP und Port-Nummer z.B. in VLC eingeben. TS Reader Pro zeigt nun in einem schwarzen Bildschirm den Stream und die eingespeiste Datenmenge an.

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4. TS Reader Pro zeigt in einem zweiten Fenster den Status des Streamings an und besonders interessant ist die Angabe zur ins Netzwerk eingespeisten Datenmenge. 5. Der Stream kann nun von jedem beliebigen Computer oder IPTV-Receiver empfangen werden. Wir benutzen am Computer die VLC Software. Unter Media wird hier Open Network Stream gewhlt. 6. Es muss nun UDP://@224.2.2.2:1001 eingegeben werden die IP und Port-Nummer mssen natrlich mit denen bereinstimmen, die im TS Reader Pro eingegeben worden sind. 7. VLC startet nun den Empfang vom Stream und wenn alles klappt, sieht man sofort wie sich die Play-Taste in eine Pause-Taste wandelt (links unten). 8. Nach 1-2 Sekunden erfolgt die Bild-Wiedergabe.

Sofort wird ersichtlich, warum man ohne Flatrate auf keinen Fall in das Internet streamen soll. Um den Stream nun zu empfangen, ffnet man auf einem anderen Computer die VLC Anwendung. Dieser Computer muss natrlich an das gleiche Netzwerk angeschlossen sein. Im Men muss unter Media nun Open Network Stream gewhlt werden und in das sich ffnende Fenster wird UDP://@224.2.2.2:10 01 eingegeben. Sollten Sie eine andere IP und/oder PortNummer fr den Server gewhlt haben, muss natrlich diese eingegeben werden. Sofort startet VLC und man

kann zwischen den gestreamten Programmen zappen. Wenn es nicht klappen sollte, prfen Sie bitte die blichen Verantwortlichen: Firewall, Antivirus, Netzwerk. In unserem Testcenter hatten wir jedoch ein komplett anderes Problem ber das Netzwerk konnte VLC keinen UDP Multicast empfangen, obwohl TS Reader Pro dies als Empfnger konnte. Dank unserer Messgerte konnten wir feststellen, dass der Stream definitiv in Ordnung war, doch auch unserer PC war korrekt

konfiguriert. Was war los? Nach einigen Stunden war der Schuldige dann doch gefunden: Oracles Open Source Software VirtualBox, mit welchem wir virtualisierte Betriebssysteme testen, installiert eine virtuelle Netzwerkkarte, die VLC scheinbar bevorzugt anspricht. Da der Stream jedoch von der echten Netzwerkkarte kommt, blieb der Bildschirm schwarz. Abhilfe brachte das vorbergehende Deaktivieren der virtuellen Netzwerkkarte von VirtualBox. Darauf muss man

erst einmal kommen Eine andere, kostengnstige Lsung, um IPTV in privaten Wohnungen zu implementieren besteht darin, fr jeden Teilnehmer einen Linux-Receiver wie die AZBox ME oder AZBox Mini ME bereitzustellen. Statt diese Receiver in jedem Zimmer aufzustellen und die dafr notwendigen Kabel zu verlegen bietet es sich an, die Receiver in einen ServerSchrank zu stellen und ber einen Multischalter an Quadro-LNB-s anzuschlieen.
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9. Mit der rechten Maustaste kann man unter Playback Program zwischen den eingespeisten Kanlen wechseln. Hier gibt es jedoch einen Schnheitsfehler. TS Reader Pro hat zwar die Kanle SIC, TVI und HD gefiltert (diese stehen nicht mehr zur Verfgung). Da aber die PID mit dem Transponder-Inhalt 1:1 in das Netzwerk gestreamt wurde, erscheinen diese Kanle flschlicher Weise immer noch. Mit einem echten Multiplexer wie dem Desing NDS3975 wre das nicht passiert 10. Am zweiten Computer haben wir den IPTV-Stream mit TS Reader Pro als Client analysiert. Schn zu erkennen: es stehen nur zwei Kanle zur Verfgung, doch in der PID-Tabelle links erscheinen unten in den EIT und SDT PIDs trotzdem noch alle Programme.

Jeder Teilnehmer bekommt die IP-Adresse des fr ihn zustndigen Receivers und kann somit uneingeschrnkt ber einen Browser und VLC am Fernsehen teilnehmen, unabhngig vom Zimmer in welchem sich der Teilnehmer gerade befindet.
WLAN Standard 802.11 802.11a 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac

Diese Lsung erscheint auf dem ersten Blick etwas absurd; wir haben es tatschlich probiert und nach einiger Zeit gewhnt man sich prima daran und will die Freiheit, berall im Hause mit dem Laptop nebenbei TV gucken zu knnen, nicht
Bandbreite 20MHz 20MHz 20MHz 20MHz 2Mbit/s 54Mbit/s 11Mbit/s 54Mbit/s

mehr vermissen. IPTV ist vor allem wegen der Mglichkeit, das WLAN zur Datenbertragung zu nutzen interessant. Wer diese Technologie einsetzen will, sollte auf jeden Fall auch gleich die WLAN-Technik aktualisieren, damit ausreichend
Frequenzbereich 2.4GHz 5GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz + 5GHz 5GHz

Maximale Durchsatzrate

72.2Mbit/s 150Mbit/s 87.6MBit/s 866.7Mbit/s

20MHz 40 MHz 20MHz 160MHz

Bandbreite gewhrleistet ist. Da die verschiedenen WLANGenerationen doch recht unbersichtlich bezeichnet sind, haben wir folgende zusammenfassende Tabelle erstellt. Wenn man bedenkt, dass ein HDTV-Programm 12MBit/s Bandbreite belegt dann bestehen keinerlei Zweifel, dass fr IPTV Anwendungen ber WLAN auf den neuen 802.11ac Standard umgerstet werden sollte. Bei den in der Tabelle angegebenen maximalen Durchsatzraten handelt es sich um Brutto-Werte. Im tagtglichen Einsatz sollte man ber den Daumen mit der halben Durchsatzrate rechnen, weshalb wir der Meinung sind, dass die lteren 802.x WLAN Standards einfach zu langsam sind: Bild-Artefakte und -Aussetzer sind dann vorprogrammiert. Je mehr wir uns mit IPTV beschftigten, desto begeisterter sind wir von den sich ergebenden Mglichkeiten. Es ist bei weitem nicht alleine das Argument zur nicht mehr notwendigen Kabelverlegung, das den Reiz von IPTV ausmacht. Vielmehr ist es die Flexibilitt: man kann sich im Haus frei bewegen und trotzdem die Show oder den Film weiterschauen. Auerdem gibt es viele neue Mglichkeiten, man kann zum Beispiel seinen eigenen Kanal erstellen, Filme streamen und vieles mehr.

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Satellitenempfang im Ka-Band

New in the Ka-Band Update

a new band for the satellite enthusiast hard to receive as no consumer LNBs are available possible to receive programmes directly from African countries Ka-band reception suitable for DYI DXers
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Blick in Vitor's Workshop. Mit vielen

Messgerten gelingt es Vitor, die Satellitensignale zu finden; in diesem Fall im Ka-Band Bereich, das sich zum neuen Experimentierfeld fr Satelliten-DXer entwickelt.

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Satellitenempfang im Ka-Band

Immer das gleiche Spektrum


Vitor Martins Augusto
Ist Ihnen das aufgefalen? Leider ist uns in der letzten Ausgabe 0506/2013 der TELE-audiovision ein Fehler passiert. Im Artikel zum KaBand hat das Layout auf den Seiten 138 und 139 nicht mitgespielt und es erschienen leider immer nur dieselben Spektren von Hellas Sat 2 im Ku- und Ka-Band anstatt den verschiedenen Spektren der Satelliten von 39.0E bis 30.0W. An dieser Stelle zeigen wir deshalb die richtigen Bilder, auf denen fr jeden Satelliten jeweils das Spektrum des aktuellen Ku-Bandes und des KaBandes (im Frequenzbereich von 19.720.2 GHz) abgebildet sind. Dieser Frequenzbereich im Ka-Band lsst sich mit dem aktuell einzigen erhltlichen Consumer-LNB, dem Inverto White Ka, empfangen. Und ja: sie sehen richtig Auer den Transpondern auf Eutelsat 9A (9.0E), die zum Internet-Service von TooWay gehren und einem Transponder auf Hotbird (13.0E), den wir aber auch nicht weiter verwenden konnten, ist in dem Bereich von 19.7-20.2 GHz leider nichts los. In ganz Europa lsst sich mit

diesem LNB nur in Irland etwas empfangen, nmlich den Provider Saorsat. Dieser verwendet leider eine Ausstrahlung ber Spotbeams, so dass dieser auerhalb der Insel auch mit groen Antennen nicht zu empfangen ist. In dem Artikel erwhnten wir auch das SL3 LNB von DirecTV. Auch mit diesem konnten wir im Bereich von 18.3-18.8 GHz nichts empfangen. Das Feed dieses LNB ist nur fr zirkulare Signale geeignet, die im europischen Raum empfangbaren Satelliten aber senden mit linearen Signalen. Leider enthalten die Feeds des SL3 aber nicht einfach ein Dielektrikum, das man abziehen knnte. Stattdessen sind die Feeds gegossen. In Vitors Workshop bin ich deshalb dabei, das komplette LNB auseinander zu bauen um dann zu versuchen, ein normales lineares Feed von einem Ku-Band LNB zu benutzen. Wenn es hier Erfolge geben sollte, wird es einen entsprechenden Bericht geben drcken Sie mir die Daumen! Der aktuelle Standpunkt in Sachen

In der vorherigen Ausgabe 05-06/2013 der TELE-audiovision berichteten wir ber erste Versuche, TV-Signale
im Ka-Band Bereich zu empfangen. Dabei ist uns ein Fehler unterlaufen bei der Darstellung der Spektren unterlaufen, den wir hier korrigieren. Den ursprnglichen Bericht knnen Sie hier lesen: http://www.tele-audiovision.com/TELE-audiovision-1305/eng/vitorsworkshop.pdf

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Ka-Band besteht aus ersten Erfolgsmeldungen von der neuen Gruppe der Ka-Band Satelliten DXern, die es in Mitteleuropa geschafft haben, Transponder auf Eutelsat 7A (7.0E) und Eutelsat 16A (16.0E) im Ka-Band von 21.2-22.2 GHz zu empfangen. Dort knnen die Zuspielungen afrikanischer Provider direkt empfangen werden. Besonders interessant ist der Umstand, dass diese Ausstrahlungen unverschlsselt erfolgen. Dies sind natrlich fr afrikanische Einwohner Europas sehr gute Nachrichten. Mit dabei sind zum Beispiel Kanle aus Angola, Senegal und Kongo. Die schlechten Nachrichten: 1) Die Symbolraten sind durchgngig niedrig, von 10002150. Damit kommt nicht jeder Receiver klar, weshalb wir in der TELE-audiovision eben diese Eigenschaft auch gezielt testen. 2) Ka-LNBs fr den Frequenzbereich von 21.2-22.2 GHz sind zurzeit kaum zu bekommen. Da diese nicht in Massenproduktion fr den Consumer-Bereich hergestellt werden, sondern in Kleinstserien fr den ProfiEinsatz, sind sie nur mit groen Wartezeiten lieferbar. Eins steht schon mal fest: das Ka-Band entwickelt sich zu einem sehr interessanten Empfangsbreich und bietet allen Satelliten DXer, die im C-Band und Ku-Band schon alles probiert haben, ein groes neues Bettigungsfeld.

Comparison Ku (10.7-12.7GHz) vs Ka (19.7-20.2GHz)


Each pair shows the respective satellite in the Ku-Band (10.7 GHz 12.7 GHz) and in the Ka-Band (19.7 GHz to 20.2 GHz). Notice that a valid signal requires an RF level above approximately -59 dBm. Eutelsat 9A at 9.0E contains 4 transponders in the Ka-Band, which belong to the TooWay satellite based internet service. Using the KWS VAROS 109 it was possible to see a Ka-Band transponder on Hotbird at 13.0E. I received some feedback with a satellite modem, but since I have no valid subscription, I could not further test the reception.
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AZBox Ultra HD Wiederbelebung

auch scheinbar "tote" Receiver lassen sich wiederbeleben oft gibt es mehrere Wege, Receiver wiederzubeleben Mut und Mhe lohnen sich, um alte Receiver mit neuer Software upzudaten YAMON und JTAG sind zwei wesentliche Bestandteile fr die Receiver-Wiederbelebung

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Wie aus einem Ziegelstein wieder ein Receiver wird


Vitor Martins Augusto
Brick (Ziegelstein): so wird im englischen ein Receiver genannt, der sich nicht mehr wiederbeleben lt - er ist tot und lt sich gerade noch zum Hausbau verwenden... Genau das passierte mir mit einem

In TELE-audiovision 08-09/2010 we presented the AZBox Ultra HD. In our current


report we describe how to recover a "dead" AZBox Ultra HD. http://www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/azbox.pdf

AZBox Ultra HD, bei dem ich Lust am Experimentieren einfach mal eine aktuelle E2 Firmware aufspielen wollte. Wie blich habe ich natrlich NICHT die Anleitung zum Firmware-Wechsel gelesen und ruck zuck

wurde meine AZBox Ultra HD zu einem Ziegelstein: nichts ging mehr. Was also tun? Ein Haus bauen oder der Sache auf den Grund gehen? Sie ahnen es, ich entschied mich fr die letztere Variante.

A look into Vitor's real-life Workshop:

doing the TTL recovery makes your bench look as if you were doing open heart surgery. Seeing that the otherwise dead receiver is still responding to Putty is a great reassurance.

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Die lteren AZBox Receiver, zu denen auch mein Ultra HD gehrte, verfgen ber eine interne serielle Schnittstelle. ber diese kann man sich in den Bootloader einklinken und die Firmware erneut flashen. Doch ganz so einfach ist es nicht, denn die interne serielle Schnittstelle funktioniert mit TTL-Pegeln (3.3 Volt) statt den blichen 12 Volt einer RS232 Schnittstelle. Wrde man direkt die interne serielle Schnittstelle des Receivers mit einem Nullmodem-Kabel an den COM-Port des Computers anschlieen, dann wre ein Hardware-Defekt vorprogrammiert. Man braucht also in diesem Fall einen TTL-Adapter, wie man sie z.B. sehr gnstig bei eBay fr unter 2 Euro ersteigern kann. Es handelt sich um einen USB-TTL Adapter, der am PC automatisch als COM-Port erkannt wird. Diese Adapter benutzen den bekannten Prolific 2303 Chip, der auch in den meisten USB-RS232 Adaptern vorkommt. Einziger Unterschied ist, dass in diesem Fall noch ein MAX232 fr die PegelWandlung zum Einsatz kommt. Aber ich entschied mich fr eine andere Lsung: ich benutzte ein altes Nokia DLR-2L Datenkabel. Da ich das Kabel sowieso nicht mehr benutze schnitt ich einfach den Nokia-Stecker ab. Durch Probieren am Oszilloskop konnte ich schnell ermitteln, dass der rote Leiter RX, der grne TX und der schwarze Leiter wie erwartet GND bertrgt. Ein altes CD-ROM Audiokabel fr Computer bietet einen passenden Stecker fr die AZBox, so dass die entsprechenden Leiter nur noch verbunden werden mussten. Nach einem ersten Test fiel mir natrlich gleich der jedem Bastler bekannte einschlgige Fehler jeder seriellen bertragung auf: TX und RX mssen natrlich gekreuzt verbunden werden. Und dann funktionierte es auch schon. Mit Putty, einem sehr bekannten Freeware Terminal-Programm, konnte ich den Bootloader der AZBox verfolgen und dieser meldete eine ungltige Firmware. Dieser Bootloader nennt sich YAMON (Yet Another MONitor) und ist viel umfangreicher als gewhnliche Bootloader lterer Receiver und bietet eine Kommando-Ebene, die es unter anderem erlaubt, ber das Netzwerk Dateien in den RAM-Speicher zu lesen oder von diesem

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1. The Nokia DLR-2L cable features a TTL to RS232 converter and can be used to connect the COM-Port of a PC with a TTL interface. If your computer does not have a COM-port anymore, you can just use a RS232 to USB converter. Bear in mind that neither the Nokia-cable, nor the RS232 to USB converter cross the TX and RX lines: you will need to cross them yourself. Pay special attention to just use TX, RX and GND. The second pin on the AZBox PCB is not to be used. Doing so can quickly fry the circuit on the AZBox and then you are definitely locked out of any TTL restoration. 2. See the white dot on the PCB, close to the 4 TTL pins? It marks the pin #1. On the different AZBox receivers the pins have always the same function: Pin 1 TX Pin 2 VCC (Warning: do not use this pin!) Pin 3 GND Pin 4 RX 3. When everything else fails, JTAG is your last resort before having to flash the chip externally. But before being able to do so it is convenient to solder some pins on the JTAG port, because the manufacturer left those out. 4. In order to prevent accidental writing to the flash chip a jumper exists. If not closed, the JTAG cannot write to the flash

chip. This means that a jumper needs to be soldered. Because the two pins are really small, I just soldered a small wire. Later on, instead of de-soldering it, I cut the wires open, obtaining two small and fragile pins, which can be closed without further soldering. 5. This is the most difficult part of the JTAG retrofitting, as you do need proper equipment. I used a hot air soldering station to obtain two 103 resistors from an old motherboard. Using the same hot air station, I soldered these two miniscule resistors to the AZBox PCB, close to the JTAG port. 6. The parallel JTAG adapter used in this process consists of soldering a total of four 100 Ohm resistors to a male DB25 connector. These are soldered each to pin 2, pin 3, pin 4 and pin 13. Finally, pins 20 to 25 have to be shunted. From each resistor and from the shunted pins, connect wires, as short as possible, to the pins of the JTAG port on the AZBox PCB. Connect the wires like in diagram right. 7. Connect the wires according to this drawing 8. If TTL recovery seemed like open heart surgery, JTAG flashing is equivalent to brain surgery. Extra care has to be taken to avoid that any wire touches the receiver on the wrong spot. To prevent that the casing of the open DB25 connector

touches the receiver, I used a bit of paper. Put something heavy on the parallel port cable, to prevent the cable from accidentally moving, which could make the thin wires go off. The receiver has to be turned on during the JTAG process, so beware that there is live current on the open receiver. However, AZBox receivers normally use an external power supply, so you should not get hurt, even if you touch the receiver. This is not the case on receivers with build-in power supply. In these cases you have to be extra careful and advise other people in the house to not get near the receiver.

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zum Computer zu senden. Auerdem kann man den Flash-Speicher lschen, auslesen und programmieren. Schlielich ist es auch mglich, die Ausfhrung von Programmen an einer beliebigen RAM-Speicheradresse zu starten. Die Vorgehensweise besteht immer darin, mit Putty den Startvorgang von YAMON mit CTRL+C zu unterbrechen. Nun wird die Netzwerk-Schnittstelle konfiguriert und aktiviert. Anschlieend startet man auf dem Computer

einen TFTP-Server und holt sich ber YAMON ein Notfall-Image in den RAMSpeicher. Dieses wird gestartet und der Receiver bootet in ein minimalistisches Linux Betriebssystem. Nun kopiert man wie blich mit FTP ein Notfall-Image zusammen mit dem update-Programm nach/tmp. Die Rechte des updateProgramms mssen gendert werden, damit es ausgefhrt werden kann. Startet man update mit dem Namen des Notfall-Image als Argument, wird der

Receiver neu geflasht und kann danach wie blich ber USB und AZUp mit der gewnschten Firmware geflasht werden. Gesagt, getan, schon beim ersten Versuch hatte ich Erfolg: meine AZBox Ultra HD startet nun, wie anfangs gewnscht, mit der aktuellen E2 OpenRSI Firmware. Trotzdem war ich nicht zufrieden, denn ich fand die Recovery-Prozedur zu kompliziert. Das muss doch einfacher gehen, dachte ich mir. Denn wenn man

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Putty
1. Before starting Putty you need to figure out which COM-port was assigned to the USB adapter. The easiest way to do so is to open the device manager and check on the Ports (COM & LPT) section, what the port attributed to the Prolific USB-to-Serial is. 2. Open Putty and configure the session to use the Serial port. Configure it to match the port number and set the Speed

to 115200 baud (bits per second). Then click the Open button to start the session. Finally, you can turn on the receiver. 3. If the boot loader has not been whipped you should be greeted by YAMON. You can stop the boot procedure of the receiver with CTRL-C, but if the kernel is corrupt or erased YAMON will stop anyway. 4. The next step is to setup the network. You need three commands: - setenv ipaddr 192.168.xxx.yyy will set the receivers IP address. Replace

xxx and yyy with suitable values for your network. Remember that xxx must be a unique value. - setenv subnetmask 255.255.255.0 will set the receivers subnet mask, which usually is 255.255.255.0. - setenv gateway 192.168.xxx.zzz will set the gateway. This is normally the IP address of your router. If these three steps have been correctly done you can initialize the network with net init and start it with net up.

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schon den YAMON-Bootloader hat sollte es doch mglich sein, direkt mit diesem den Flash zu bespielen. Ich machte mich also daran, genau das zu probieren. Mein Plan: das Notfall -Image in den RAM-Speicher laden, den Flash lschen und dann das Image im RAM erneut in den Flash schreiben. Dies wrde die Recovery-Prozedur um einiges vereinfachen. Erster Test: Image in das RAM geladen, Flash gelscht. Doch als ich das Image im RAM flashen wollte verweigerte YAMON diesen Befehl. Warum, war mir zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch nicht klar. Macht nichts, dachte ich. Erst mal den Receiver neu starten und dann die eingangs beschriebene Prozedur wiederholen. Von wegen! Im Eifer des Gefechts habe ich doch glatt den GESAMTEN Flashspeicher gelscht, Bootloader inbegriffen. Nun mute ich doch daran denken, das Gert als Ziegelstein zu benutzen. Oder etwa nicht? Aber wie war das mit JTAG? In der TELE-audiovision 1011/2011 beschrieb ich den Einsatz des JTAG Interfaces. Ginge es denn damit? Doch schnell wurde mir klar, was dafr alles notwendig ist: - Die JTAG-Pins sind nicht bestckt und zugeltet. Erst muss man das Ltzinn entfernen und Pins einlten. - Ein Jumper muss angebracht werden, der den Schreibschutz des Flash-Speichers deaktiviert. Es handelt sich um die Brcke R309 in der Nhe des Prozessors. - Zwei SMD-Widerstnde des Typs 103 (vierfache Ausfhrung) mssen eingeltet werden. - Das notwenige JTAG-Interface fr den Parallel-Port muss angefertigt werden. Es werden nur 4 100K Widerstnde benutzt und natrlich ein DB25-Stecker. Kein Problem, dachte ich mir, und habe mich sogleich an meine Werkbank gesetzt. Das Ltzinn wird mit einem Ltkol-

TTL Recovery
1. To do the recovery, you need to enter YAMON as described before and then it is essential to configure and start the network adapter of the AZBox. 2. Now we want to load the recovery image called vmlinux.bin contained in the recovery archives. Do not press enter, yet! 3. You need to copy the required files to a folder, first. 4. Now it is time to start PumpKIN, the freeware TFTP server. 5. Configure the path to the folder were

you placed the recovery files for your AZBox. 6. Now you can press ENTER on the Putty window and hopefully the vmlinux.bin file will be loaded into the RAM of the AZBox. 7. Type the go command inside the Putty window to start the recovery Linux from RAM. The usual start-up messages appear 8. and only a short while later, you will be prompted for the AZBOX login. Use root for login and you may or may not have to enter the password, which will be azbox.

9. If everything went well, you are now logged in. 10. Change to the /tmp folder with cd / tmp. 11. And then confirm your network configuration with the command ifconfig. It is good to have the rooter configured as a DHCP server, which automatically provides the network configuration. 12. Use your favourite FTP client (we like the free FileZilla) and transfer the backup kernel and the update file to /tmp of your AZBox. Use the IP address obtained in the last step and dont forget to specify the password, if required.

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ben und einer Entltpumpe entfernt. Der Trick: um das Loch freizumachen, muss man erst neues Ltzinn hinzufgen. Dadurch, dass das Volumen an zu entfernendem Ltzinn grsser ist bleibt es etwas lnger flssig, so dass man den Ltkolben entfernen kann und mit der Pumpe das noch flssige Ltzinn entfernt. Ist nur wenig Ltzinn vorhanden erstarrt es sofort und die Pumpe bewirkt nichts. Die Pins anzulten war einfach, fr den Jumper benutze ich einen dnnen gebogenen Draht. Man braucht eigentlich nur das schon auf der Platine vorhandene Ltzinn zu erhitzen um den Draht anzulten. Letzte Hrde: die Widerstnde. Woher soll man diese berhaupt bekommen? Hier zahlt es sich aus, alte Motherboards nicht wegzuwerfen. Die notwendigen Widerstnde kommen auf solchen Platinen oft vor, so dass man sie einfach auslten kann. Doch mit einem normalen
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13. In the Putty window, confirm you received the files with the ls command. Notice that the update file is listed in grey. This means that it cannot be executed! 14. Use the chmod 755 update command to change the privileges, so that update can be executed. 15. Repeat the ls command: update is now listed in green, meaning that it can be executed. 16. Execute the command ./update backup_kernel_344 to flash the backup kernel into the flash. This will take a few minutes and the receiver will then restart automatically. It may be necessary to turn the receiver off and on again. It will boot with a kernel that can be upgraded using the normal procedure with a USB pen and AZUp. Congratulations! The receiver is alive again.

Ltkolben kommt man nicht weit. Viel besser ist es, eine Heissluft-Ltstation zu besitzen. Diese sind gar nicht mal so teuer und machen sich schnell bezahlt wenn es darum geht, Chips auszulten oder kleinste SMD-Bauteile anzulten. Ab 150 Euro bekommt man schon brauchbare Modelle. In wenigen Sekunden hatte ich mit der Heissluft-Ltstation zwei passende Widerstnde mit der Beschriftung 103 von irgendeinem alten Motherboard ausgeltet und auf die AZBox-Platine geltet. Schn ist die Tatsache, dass der winzige Widerstand dank der Oberflchenspannung des Ltzinns korrekt auf die Kontakte angezogen wird. Mit dem Auge ist es nicht einfach, dies zu pr-

fen. Es ist also doch etwas einfacher als es aussieht. Das JTAG-Interface war in Minuten fertig und schon konnte es losgehen. Mit der OpenSource OpenOCD Software wird der Flashvorgang ausgefhrt. Doch schnell kam die Ernchterung: der Flashvorgang ist langsam. Nicht normal langsam, sondern wirklich langsam. Nach meinen Berechnungen wrde der komplette Flashvorgang der 8MB zwei Wochen dauern! Deshalb habe ich mir die Firmware-Datei mit einem Hex-Editor angeschaut. An den geraden hexadezimalen Adressen erkennt man recht einfach, ob ein neuer Speicherbereich anfngt. Man muss sich den Flash-Speicher wie eine Diskette vorstellen, auf welcher verschiedene Dateien gespeichert sind. Zwischen den Dateien gibt es bis zur nchsten geraden Speicheradresse immer einen freien Bereich, der entweder mit &H00 oder &HFF gefllt ist. Da im Flash auch der Kernel untergebracht ist und ich einen solchen ja auch als Datei auf dem Computer hatte, konnte ich schnell vergleichen wo sich dieser im Flash befindet. Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall mal in eine Flash-Datei reinzuschnuppern und dafr eignet sich der OpenSource Hex-Editor Frhed hervorragend. Meine Untersuchung ergab, dass die 8192 KB wie folgt aufgeteilt sind: - &H000000-&H0040000 Erster Bootloader - &H004000-&H0080000 YAMON - &H008000-&H0700000 Linux-Kernel

- &H070000-&H07FFFFF Erstes Dateisystem Somit msste es eigentlich ausreichen, nur die ersten &H80000 Bytes zu schreiben, statt die kompletten &H800000. Dieser Flashvorgang sollte in einer Nacht erfolgreich durchlaufen. Ich habe mit dem Hex-Editor deshalb die ersten &H80000 Bytes in eine neue Datei kopiert und diese mit OpenOCD geflasht. Und tatschlich: am nchsten Morgen konnte ich den Receiver zumindest bis zum YAMON starten. Nun spielte ich ber TFTP erneut das Notfall-Image in den RAM-Speicher. Um jedoch nicht wieder den Bootloader und YAMON zu verlieren habe ich mit dem Hex-Editor die ersten &H80000 Bytes entfernt, um dann die resultierende Datei ab Speicherposition &H008000 zu flashen. Dieser Vorgang dauerte nur wenige Minuten und siehe da: der Receiver startete wieder und ich konnte nun mit AZUp ganz normal eine Firmware aufspielen der Receiver wurde erfolgreich zum Leben erweckt. Damit ist der Beweis erbracht: mit Hilfe eines TTL-Adapter kann man bei Vorhandensein von YAMON jede AZBox direkt mit einem Kernel beschreiben. Mit unbelebten AZBox Receiver wird niemand ein Haus bauen knnen, denn man kann sie smtlich wiederbeleben! Dieser AZBox Ultra HD Receiver ist mir nun ganz besonders ans Herz gewachsen, denn nach einigen schlaflosen Nchten, einigem Lten und der JTAGBehandlung kenne ich nun die Innereien wie bei keinem anderen Receiver.

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JTAG
1. If you cant enter YAMON, because the flash has been completely wiped off then you must use the JTAG route to recover your AZBox. Download OpenOCD and copy the AZBox configurations to the correct folders. Google for azbox jtag and you should easily find the required files with instructions. You need a copy of the flash contents (a file with exactly 8MB), usually found with the name az3_nor_flash.rar. You then need to copy azbox.cfg to the board folder in the OpenOCD installation tree and smp8634.cfg to the target folder. Now open two DOS shells, using WINDOWS-R. Enter cmd in the pop-up window. In both windows, go into the installation folder of OpenOCD and then in the bin subfolder. 2, 3. Arrange both windows vertically, so you can monitor both. In the upper window, enter the command openocd f interface\ parport_dlc5.cfg f board\azbox.cfg. Naturally you must have the AZBox turned on and the JTAG-interface connected. Type telnet localhost 444 in the lower window, but wait until OpenOCD starts successfully in the upper window. 4. Press ENTER in the lower window. Now you can issue commands in the lower window and see the responses in both windows. Start with the following commands: - halt - reset halt - reset init 5. If everything went well so far, you can continue with these commands: - flash probe 0 - flash erase_sector 0 0 63 - flash write_image az3.bin 0 bin - flash write_bank 0 az3.bin 0x0 This will now take literally ages. The window will show the progress: Programming at ac000000, count 00800000 bytes remaining Programming at ac000100, count 007fff00 bytes remaining Programming at ac000200, count 007ffe00 bytes remaining

However, you do not have to wait until the whole flash is programmed. That would take almost two weeks, at least on my computers. I tried two different ones and the results were the same. All you need to do is just to flash the first &H80000 bytes, which contain the first boot loader and the YAMON ROM monitor. This means that you can simply turn off the receiver as soon as the message Programming at ac080000, count 0077FFFF bytes remaining appears. Once this happens and all went well, you should be able to start YAMON again. You then are back in business, as you can repeat the regular TTL flashing process. But still, I found a better way of doing it Read on!

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Flash Dump with Yamon


1. The first thing you should always do with any of your receivers is to dump the flash, in case things go wrong. Start YAMON using the TTL interface and by pressing CTRL-C as prompted.

2. Configure and start the network and dont forget to start PumpKIN. 3. Use the fwrite command of YAMON to dump the flash into a file. 4. PumpKIN asks if we really want to receive the file. Yes we do! 5. YAMON states the flash contents have

been successfully transferred. 6. And so does PumpKIN. 7. Right click on the dumped file and confirm that the file size is exactly 8MB (8.388.608 bytes). If so, you have a good backup copy of your flash.

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Flashing in Yamon
1. The dumped flash file contains both boot loaders in the first &H80000 bytes. Use your favourite HEX-editor to delete these bytes. I use the free software Frhed for this. 2. Select the first byte and then shift-select the byte on position 0x7ffff. Notice that the next bytes show -rom1fs- which is the label of the kernel! 3. Press the DEL-key to delete the selected bytes. Confirm that you are deleting x0 to x7ffff. 4. Save the resulting bytes into a new file. 5. You will obtain a new file with exactly 7.864.320 bytes. It contains the complete flash image except the two boot loaders. 6. This file can be written directly from within YAMON to the flash chip using the pflash command. Make sure that the file is loaded into &Hb0100000 and its size is &H780000. This makes the recovery process much faster, as you do not have to start Linux from RAM and then transfer files using FTP.

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Firmen Report

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Firmen Report

Signal Analyzer Manufacturer DEVISER, China

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Grnder und Prsident von DEVISER


ist Zhong Changgan. Er startete das Unternehmen 1990.

Im Juli 2012 bezog DEVISER seine neue und groe Firmenzentrale im Industriegebiet von Tianjin, der ostchinesischen Hafenstadt nahe Beijing. DEVISER produziert seit 1990 Messgerte und konnte sich seitdem eine treue Kundschaft aufbauen. Der Grund: DEVISER achtet besonders auf die Qualitt und Langlebigkeit seiner Produkte. Das schtzten zunchst die Kunden in China, denn DEVISER produzierte und verkaufte in den ersten Jahren nur innerhalb des Landes. Hauptprodukte waren Messgerte fr Kabel-TV und diese Produktgruppe zhlt auch heute noch zu den Umsatzbringern von DEVISER. 65% unserer Messgerte sind fr Kabel-TV ausgelegt, erzhlt uns Jason Wu. Er leitet das internationale Sales Team und mit ihm hattten wir bereits vor zwei Jahren bei unserem ersten Besuch bei DEVISER gesprochen. Damals waren die Produktionssttten und Bros von DEVISER noch auf viele Standorte in Tianjin verteilt, aber der andauernde Erfolg des Unternehmens machten es notwendig, endlich alles unter ein Dach zu bringen. Die riesige neue Zentrale ist auf weiteres Wachstum ausgelegt und von Jason Wu erfahren wir auch, in welchem Bereich sich das abspielen wird: Wir sehen groen Zuwachs im Bereich der fiberoptischen Messgerte sowie bei den Messgerten fr die Telekommunikation. Ebenso wachsen wird der Bereich der Satelliten-Messgerte, whrend DEVISER bei den KabelMessgerte kein besonderes Wachstum mehr erwartet. Die groe neuen Firmenzentrale wurde auch notwendig, weil DEVISER stndig neue Verkaufs-

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1. General Manager und zustndig fr die gesamte Produktion bei DEVISER ist Liu Lian Jun 2. Einfahrt zum Hauptgebude der DEVISER Firmenzentrale 3. Blick vom Dach der DEVISER Firmenzentrale auf die Produktionsgebude. Im Hintergrund die Huser von Tianjin.

In Ausgabe 06-07/2011 berichtete TELE-audiovision erstmals

ber DEVISER. Der vollstndige Bericht kann hier gelesen werden: www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/deviser.pdf

erfolge im Ausland erzielt. Das Unternehmen, das vor fast 25 Jahren gegrndet wurde, um den Heimatmarkt in China mit Messgerten zu versorgen, hat sich schon lngst zum Global Player gewandelt. 40% unserer

Produkte gehen in die USA, 25% nach Sdostasien, 20% nach Europa und 15% nach Indien, verrt uns Jason Wu aus der Lnderstatistik. Whrend die DEVISER Produkte in den USA unter dem Namen des dortigen Koopera-

tionspartners vertrieben werden verfolgt DEVISER in Europa eine andere Strategie: Wir sind gerade dabei, mit Technetix als Partner ein Reparaturund Logistikzentrum in Mechelen bei Brssel in Belgien aufzubauen. Dann kann DEVISER die Kunden in Europa nicht nur schneller mit neuen Gerten beliefern sondern kann auch Reparaturen schnell und zeitnah ausfhren. Eine Zunahme an Reparaturen erwartet DEVISER allerdings nicht, ganz

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1. Freundlich grt die Rezeptionistin jeden Besucher 2. Wer als Kunde ein DEVISER Gert kauft landet bei den ambitionierten Mitarbeitern des Overseas Sales Teams. Ihre Zustndigkeiten sind nach Regionen aufgeteilt. John Wu (Obere Reihe links) ist fr Indien zustndig, Jason Wu (Mitte) leitet das Team und ist auf vielen internationalen Messen anzutreffen. Seine Hauptregion ist Europa. Aaron Liu (rechts) kmmert sich um die Kunden in Asien. Vicky Han (Untere Reihe links) ist fr Amerika und Afrika zustndig, Sally Chen (Mitte) sorgt fr den reibungslosen Versand in alle Welt und Simon Liu (rechts) bedient die Kunden in den GUS-Lndern und Ozeanien.

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1. Blick in den Showrom bei DEVISER. Hier werden die neuesten Gerte ausgestellt. 2.Satellitensignale erhlt DEVISER ber diese Spiegel. Ein Mitarbeiter schliet gerade ein neues Kabel fr einen Messgerte Test an.

im Gegenteil: Seit kurzem haben wir die Garantiezeit fr unsere Produkte auf 2 Jahre erhht, berichtet uns Jason Wu stolz. Das Reparaturzentrum in Europa wird also nicht ausgebaut, weil die Reparaturen zunehmen, sondern um ganz einfach den professionellen Kunden einen besseren Service bieten zu knnen. Interessant sind die DEVISER Messgerte fr Kunden, die auf Qualitt Wert legen. Um diese Kunden zu erreichen ist das DEVISER Sales Team unter Jason Wu auf vielen internationalen Messen anzutreffen, darunter auf der CCBN, CABSAT, ANGA, CSTB, SCaT und weiteren einschlgigen Messen der Kabel-TV und Fiber-optischen Industrie. Mit der hochqualitativen Produktpalette von DEVISER und dank der neuen Firmenzentrale ist das Unternehmen bestens vorbereitet auf weiter steigende Expansion im weltweiten Markt der Qualitts Messgerte.
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Messgerte Produktion
1. Produktions Manager Li Hong Xiao. Mit 30 Mitarbeitern ist er fr die Herstellung der Satelliten Messgerte S7000 sowie DS6300 und DS2500 zustndig. 4 meiner Mitarbeiter kmmern sich ausschlielich um die Qualittskontrolle. 2. Wer ist wo mit was beschftigt? Der Schichtplan wird vom Produktions Manager erstellt. So wei jeder Mitarbeiter was er zu tun hat. 3. Das Chipset wird auf einem DS2002 eingesetzt 4. Im nchsten Arbeitsschritt folgt der Tuner. 5. Hier geht's um feinste Details: eine Mitarbeiterin der Produktion berprft die Feineinstellung eines S7000 Messgertes.

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6. Ein DS6300 wird fr die Qualittskontrolle vorbereitet 7. Hier geht es um die Feinjustierung eines DS2500 Messgertes 8. Endkontrolle fr ein S7000 Messgert 9. Debugging der S30 Gerte. Die Produktionsmitarbeiterin berprft alle Funktionen des Gertes, bevor sie die Freigabe erteilt.
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Funktionstests
1. Hier werden die Batterien getestet. Fr jeweils 12 Stunden werden die Gerte Geladen und Entladen. 3mal erfolgt dieser Zyklus. 2. Auch die S7000 Messgerte mssen den Batterietest durchlaufen. Hier wird fr 4 Stunden Geladen und anschlieend 5 Stunden lang Entladen. 3. Im Aging Raum: unterschiedlich lange mssen die fertigen Gerte wie z.B. das Profi Satelliten Messge rt S7000 hier im Endlosbetrieb altern. 4. Auch die Spectrum- und Network Analyzer kommen in den Aging Raum. 5. Endkontrolle: nach dem Aging Test folgt nochmal ein Frequency Response Test

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Hrtetests
6. Wie verhlt sich ein Messgert bei Klte und Hitze? Fr 2 Stunden kommen die fertigen Messgerte in diese Kltekammer. Auf -10C werden sie heruntergekhlt und mssen anschlieend einen Messzyklus durchlaufen. 7. Eine Mitarbeiterin ist dabei, die Hitzekammer mit Gerte zu bestcken. Hier werden sie 2 Stunden lang auf 50C erhitzt. 8. Jeweils nach der Kltekammer und nach dem Hitzekammer mssen die Messgerte diesen 10mintigen Frequency Response Test berstehen; im Bild sind es DS2400Q Gerte, die diesen Test aushalten mssen.

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Produktion kommerzieller Messgerte


1. Fr den Bereich Spectrum und Network Analyzer ist Produktions Manager Li Yunsheng zustndig. Mit 20 Mitarbeitern werden hier die Messgerte fr die Telekommunikationsindustrie hergestellt. 2. Die Analyzer werden als erstes mechanisch zusammengebaut 3. Die Platinen werden eingesetzt 4. Hier werden exakte Messungen durchgefhrt, um die Genauigkeit der Gerte zu berprfen 5. Bei den Spectrum und Network Analyzern sind die Dimensionen etwas anders als bei den Satelliten Messgerten. Hier eine Rolle mit 120m eines 7/8 Inch Kabels zum Testen fr Messgerte der Sendetechnik.

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Research & Development


1. Er leitet alle Research & Development Teams bei DEVISER: Chief Engineer Cao Yuliang, der selbst das R&D Team fr die Spectrum und Network Analyzer leitet. 2. R&D Manager fr Satellitenempfang ist Kanson Kong. Von den 18 Ingenieuren in seiner Abteilung arbeiten 7 an der Weiterentwicklung des S7000 und 3 am S30. 3. Diesen zwei haben wir die Entwicklung des S30 zu verdanken. Wang Zhiying (links) und Zhang Bin (rechts) sind die Project Manager fr das Handheld Sat-Meter S30, das wir in der TELE-audiovision 06-07/2013 vorgestellt haben. 4. Stolz prsentieren Yuan Jing Tao (links) und Wang Ren Ping (rechts) das Profi Satelliten Messgert S7000. Sie sind die Project Manager fr dieses Gert.

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Fiberoptische Messgerte
5. Li Jian ist Product Manager des AE2300 fr fiberoptische Signale. 10 Mitarbeiter sind in seiner Abteilung. 6. Blick in die DEVISER Abteilung fr fiberoptische Messgerte. 7. Die Platine eines fiberoptischen Gertes wird hier untersucht. 8. Hier erfolgt das Debugging der Platine des Modelles AE2300

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Umwelttests
1. Im EMS Raum fhrt Ingenieur Zhao Yoli die elektromagnetischen Messungen durch. Der Raum ist komplett isoliert, so knnen die Strahlungen, die vom Messgert ausgehen, kontrolliert gemessen und berprft werden. 2. Wie steht es um den berspannungsschutz? Mit einem Electric Discharge Generator berprft der Mess-Ingenieur die Toleranzwerte.

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Versand
3. Hier werden die Messgerte verpackt. Ein Mitarbeiter zeigt einen Verpackungskarton. 4. Ein Versandmitarbeiter stapelt einen DS2100 QAM Analyzer in das Regal. Schon bald werden die Gerte an die Kunden ausgeliefert.

Reparatur
5. Geht doch einmal ein Gert defekt, so landet es hier im Service & Reparaturbereich. 9 Mitarbeiter suchen, finden und beheben die Fehler. 6. Eine der Mitarbeiterinnen im Reparaturbereich ist Ingenieurin Yue Tian Hong. Zusammen mit einem Kollegen begutachtet sie die Platine eines defekten Gertes.

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IPTV Solution Provider Forcetech, China

IPTV Systeme von Forcetech


Im ZhongGuanCun Softwarepark
im Nordwesten von Beijing hat Forcetech seinen Firmensitz. 40 Software Ingenieure und 10 Sales Mitarbeiter sind hier beschftigt. Ein weiteres R&D Office befindet sich in Chengdu, weil die dortige Universitt hervorragende Ingenieure ausbildet. In Shenzhen unterhlt Forcetech ebenfalls ein Office, denn von dort bezieht das Unternhemen die als OEM hergestellte Hardware wie Encoder und Set Top Boxen.

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bietet voll ausgereiftes Komplettsystem fr IPTV groer chinesischer Filmanbieter ist Vorzeigekunde und Anteilseigner bietet sehr gnstige Einstiegspreise fr kleine IPTV Systeme ausgezeichnete Videoqualitt dank P2P-Technik

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IPTV Solution Provider Forcetech, China

Bereit fr den Weltmarkt


IPTV wird immer beliebter. Mit dieser Internettechnologie knnen auch kleine und kleinste Programmanbieter ihren eigenen Dienst starten und das natrlich weltweit. Aber woher bekommt man die Technik fr ein IPTV Komplettsystem? Eine Firma, die sich genau dieses Themas angenommen hat ist Forcetech. Das Unternhemen bietet beides an, sowohl die Software zur Steuerung eines IPTV Angebots als auch die Hardware, z.B. die IPTV Boxen zum Empfang bei den Abonnenten. Im Norden Beijings haben wir die Firma besucht. Chinas Hauptstadt Beijing ist das Zentrum vie-

M1905 ist das Online

Angebot von CCTV-6. Der Programmanbieter benutzt die Software von Forcetech und ist auch Anteilseigner bei Forcetech

Beijing

ler Softwarefirmen. Im Nordwesten der Hauptstadt, direkt neben der Station Xierqu der Metro Linie 13, haben sich viele bekannte Firmen angesiedelt, darunter Beidu mit seiner riesigen Zentrale (Baidu ist das chinesische Gegenstck zu Google). Das ist die richtige Umgebung fr Forcetech. Zustndig frs Marketing bei Forcetech ist Lan Haidong und er erzhlt uns: Gegrndet wurde Forcetech in 2004 von Arojoy Wei. Er hatte bei der Universitt

Die Rezeptionistin

begrt die Besucher bei Forcetech

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Computertechnik studiert, insbesondere das Thema Streaming. Mit 8 Mitarbeitern, darunter 6 Software Ingenieuren, entwickelte Arojoy Wei eine erste Streaming Software fr den kommerziellen Einsatz. Die ersten Kunden des jungen Unternehmens waren staatliche Stellen, wie z.B. Schulen oder Universitten, und Industrieunternehmen. Eingesetzt wurde die Forcetech Software auf den Webseiten dieser Unternehmen, um die jeweiligen Videoangebote streamen zu knnen. Lan Haidong nennt als Beispiel Vorlesungen von Schulen und Universitten, die online gesehen werden konnten. Die in dieser Zeit eingesetzte Software basierte auf Multicast, d.h. jeder Streaming Abonnent erhielt den Stream vom zentralen Server. 2008 nderte sich das und Forcetech brachte eine Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Version heraus: hier verwandeln sich auch die angeschlossenen Streaming Abonnenten in aktive Sender und geben das empfangene Signal weiter. Lan Haidong: Damit steigt vor allem die Qualitt. Denn die Signale mssen nicht mehr fr jeden Teilnehmer einzeln vom zentralen Server abgerufen werden, sondern knnen auf kurzem Wege von benachbarten Abonnenten empfangen werden.

Lan Haidong ist

Marketing Manager bei Forcetech. Der offiziell Name der Firma, der auch im Hintergrund zu sehen ist, lautet: Force Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.

Das Sales Team mit TELE-audiovision Chefredakteur Alexander Wiese: (von links nach
rechts) Sales Manager Ren Nan, Sun Wenya, Marketing Manager Lan Haidong, Wang Qinghua, Dong Peng und Guo Tianwei

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Die ersten Jahre war Forcetech eine rein inlndische Firma, d.h. es wurden nur Kunden innerhalb Chinas beliefert. Das nderte sich 2011 mit dem Eintritt eines neuen groen Anteilseigners: CCTV-6 beteiligte sich an Forcetech. Das ist der Fernsehkanal, der sich auf Filme spezialisiert hat und berall in China gesehen werden kann. Fr das Internet aber hat CCTV-6 ein eigenes Angebot geschaffen: M1905 (www. m1905.com). Dort werden Hunderte von Filmen angeboten, einige davon sogar noch vor der eigentlichen Ausstrahlung ber CCTV-6. Nun konnte Forcetech wirklich zeigen, was in seiner Streaming Software steckt. Lan Haidong zhlt ein paar Punkte auf: M1905 hat 2 Millionen Teilnehmer, davon sind durchschnittlich 400.000 zur Peak Time aktiv und sehen sich Filme von M1905 an. Die Bitrate zu diesen Zeiten betrgt mehr als 100GB pro Sekunde. Lan Haidong kann das noch etwas mehr aufschlsseln: Jeder Server kann bis zu 1000 Abonnenten bedienen, d.h. fr M1905 haben wir die Software fr mehr als 400 Server konfiguiert. Dabei sind die Server nicht irgendwo zentralisiert, sondern in den

ber das ganze Land verstreuten Data Centers installiert. In ganz China gibt es etwa 50 solcher Data Center. Damit ist gewhrleistet, dass jeder Abonnent die bestmgliche Videoqualitt erhlt. Der neue Anteilseigner CCTV-6 ermglichte es Forcetech auch, den internationalen Markt ins Auge zu fassen. Unsere Software ist mittlerweile auergewhnlich ausgereift. Mit M1905 haben wir auerdem einen Vorzeigekunden, der beweist, dass unsere Software auch gigantische Zuschauermengen bedienen kann. In kurzer zeit konnte Forcetech den Auslandsumsatz stark erhhen. Heute erzielen wir bereits 40% unseres Umsatz in den Overseas Mrkten. Die ersten Kunden kamen aus Spanien und Thailand, erinnert sich Lan Haidong, und ergnzt, dass gerade in Thailand die Nachfrage nach Forcetech IPTV Software besonders gro ist. Was genau bietet Forcetech nun an? Das komplette System fr ein IPTV Angebot, bestehend aus der Software fr das Streaming, aus Software fr das Monitoring des Streams, aus der Management Software fr das Handeln der Abonnenten, aus Encodern fr das

Einspeisen von Videosignalen und zum Schlu natrlich die IPTV Boxen, die bei den Abonnenten verwendet werden. Dann gibt uns Lan Haidong noch eine Vorstellung ber die Preise eines solchen Systems: Fr ein Mini-System mit etwa 100 Abonnenten mu man mit einmaligen Kosten von maximal 20.000 USD rechnen sowie 10-15% davon jhrlich fr Service und Software Upgrades. Bei einem System mit 1000 Abonnenten betragen die einmaligen Kosten etwa 75.000 USD. Bei solch gnstigen Preisen mchte man doch sofort ein IPTV Programmangebot starten! Tatschlich werden wir von TELE-audiovision ein Forcetech Komplett System testen und in einer der kommenden Ausgaben vorstellen. Forcetech hat eine sehr interessante Marktlcke entdeckt und zeigt mit dem groen IPTV Anbieter M1905, dass die eigene Software exzellent ausgereift ist.
1. Das ist Peng Dong. Er ist einer der Software Ingenieure und arbeitet an der Verbesserung der Forcetech Menfhrung 2. Liu Ming ist Development Manager fr Android Systeme 3. Wang Yong ist Development Manager fr Linux Systeme

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COMPANY REPORT

Digital TV Head-end Manufacturer DEXIN, China

Digital TV Head-end Equipment Manufacturer DEXIN


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DEXINs new production

facility that the company moved in to at the end of 2012. Its located in the Wuhou high-tech zone of Chengdu.

Established in 1994 in Chengdu Specializes in professional tv head-end equipment 50% of their production is exported Intense quality controls Very large R&D team
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Digital TV Head-end Manufacturer DEXIN, China

TV Head-end Products for Professional TV Distribution


DEXIN is a manufacturer of professional tv head-ends. These types of devices are often specially made according to customer requirements and since each application would have to be optimally configured DEXIN employes a large number of engineers in their R&D department.

DEXIN moved into their new production building at the end of 2012. Before that the company was located for years in downtown Chengdu. But they outgrew that site and General Manager Sun Yu decided it was time to move to a completely new building. Sun Yu is not only General Manger; hes also a part owner of DEXIN. He explains to us: My two brothers are also part owners but they dont take part in the companys daily activities. It wasnt always like that. The company was founded in 1994 under the name DESAI. Back then analog modulators and transmitters were manufactured for the local market in China. In those days Sun Yus parents were part

Sun Yu is DEXINs General


Manager. Just like all the other employees, he also wears a jacket with the company's logo.

Chengdu

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Sales Team
1. The expansive Sales Team office is new and modernly equipped 2. Tina Feng is responsible for Sales Europe and Africa 3. Ronnie Pan works with customers in the Middle East, Pakistan and India 4. Jason Zhao speaks Russian and is obviously responsible for the CIS countries 5. Emilio speaks Spanish and deals with customers in South America 6. Fancy Wang is responsible for customers in South Africa

owners of DESAI. In 2005 the ownership changed and my family became the majority holder and since then Ive been General Manager. With this change the company started to go in a different direction: We began focusing more on exports. Currently, domestic sales make up only 50% of their business; the remaining 50% of their products are exported. We not only changed our sales territories, we also switched over our product palette primarily to digital TV. Analog components are still being produced but only for the domestic market and also as replacement parts. Where does DEXIN export their products to? We have many deliveries to

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Product Testing
1. 200 racks can be found in the burn-in room and each of these racks can hold up to 30 devices. All of DEXINs products have to undergo a burn-in test. They are fully connected and have to function correctly for 30 uninterrupted days. Only then can they be shipped to customers. 2. Shaoshang Liang is responsible for product testing. He manages the 30 employees that take the finished products and install and connect them in the racks. After a successful 30-day test, they are then prepared for shipment. 3. An employee is connecting a DEXIN modulator for a burn-in test.

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Production
3. A look in the production area. The different modulator, encoder and IRD components are produced and assembled here 4. The finished products are prepared for shipping

Eastern and Western Europe, North and South America and also many Asian countries. Their success shows that Sun Yu made the right choice with the companys realignment: In 2012 we achieved sales of 120 million RMB (14 million Euros) and for 2013 were expecting an increase to 150 million RMB (18 million Euros). Outside of their main headquarters in Chengdu in central China, DEXIN also has offices in Xinjiang in northwestern China and in the capital city of Beijing. We also have an office in New Delhi in India, adds Sun Yu. DEXINs largest product group is the Encoder-modulators. They make up 60% of our exports and are our best sellers. Aside from that, DEXIN also delivers many individual components such as encoders, modulators and IRDs that are all designed for installation in 19 racks. There are 12 employees in the Sales team that take care of worldwide sales. DEXIN has a total of about 190 employees of which 60 of them are R&D engineers. DEXIN can be found at many international trade shows; Sun Yu wants to further increase their exports. Thanks to the highly qualified employees on their R&D team and in their actual production, that should be no problem.

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inspectors that check all the component groups and finished products. 2. Optical Inspection: an employee uses photos to verify the correct cabling of a just-completed modulator. 3. A completed component is checked for proper operation 4. Functional testing of a completed modulator. An employee connects the device onto different pieces of test equipment and records the results 5. Functionality is tested using a real signal 6. A component is checked with an oscilloscope

Quality Control

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Component Stock Room


1. Yinghua Xiang manages the component stock room with 15 employees. All the components that will later be used in production are stored here including screws of all different sizes such as those hes holding in his hand 2. The front panels of all the DEXIN products can be found in the stock room 3. DEXIN uses high-quality test equipment for quality control. This is an AGILENT signal analyzer

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Research & Development


1. R&D Manager Jerry Lee (center) discusses with employees new details of a DEXIN product 2. A look in the large R&D office. 60 engineers can be found here working on new DEXIN products 3. An engineer works on a board design on a PC 4. A new chip is incorporated into a new DEXIN product

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Cloud Yang is Customer Service

Manager. Ten employees are standing at his side and handle all of the customers questions ranging from the proper setup of a DEXIN product to troubleshooting a failure

Test Laboratory
5. Victory for Zhengiang Zhang: his 30 employees produce and test the sample product that was designed by the R&D team 6. New! A modulator with WiFi. This employee is testing the functions of the new product. The TV monitor to the left is fitted with a WiFi dongle and can receive the wireless TV signal. The iPad to the right of the employee does the same thing. 7. Close up of the new DEXIN WiFi modulator

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Firmen Report

Spiegelhersteller Tianditong, China

Qualitts Satelliten Spiegel fr den Weltmarkt

Befindet sich hier die Zentrale

eines groen Spiegelherstellers? Ja, im 5. Stock des Newton Brohauses im Beijinger Sden residiert die Verwaltung und das Sales Team des Spiegelherstellers Tianditong. Die Produktionssttte fr die Satellitenspiegel befindet sich in Guan in der Provinz Hebei. Dort arbeiten 180 Mitarbeiter. Eine weitere Fertigungsanlage betreibt die Firma in der Provinz Hunan mit 100 Mitarbeitern.

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setzt die allerneuesten Produktionsmaschinen ein vollautomatische Qualittskontrolle in der Produktion kann Spiegel von 45cm bis 180cm in groen Stckzahlen herstellen vorbereitet, um auch grere Mengen kurzfristig produzieren zu knnen umweltfreundliche Produktion nach internationalen Standards

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Spiegelhersteller Tianditong, China

Mit hypermodernen Fertigungsanlagen bereit fr den Start in den Weltmarkt

Guan (Hebei)

Die Zeiten, in denen viele fleiige Mitarbeiter viele Produkte schnell herstellen sind langsam Vergangenheit. Auf jeden Fall beim chinesischen Spiegel- und Antennenhersteller Tianditong. Denn dort befindet sich eine der modernsten Fertigungsanlagen fr Satellitenspiegel. Fast alles wird hocheffektiv mit Maschinen hergestellt und bei den wenigen Bauteilen, die noch manuell hergestellt werden, ist bereits abzusehen, dasss sie demnchst von Maschinen hergestellt. So kommt es, dass Tianditong mit weniger als 300 Mitarbeitern um die 3 Millionen Spiegel im Jahr herstellen kann. Eine enorme Menge, soda wir uns entschieden, diese Firma nher anzuschauen. Unser erster Schritt fhrt uns nach Beijing in ein kleines Bro. Hier arbei-

Thumbs up! fr General Manager


Bang Xian Peng. Zusammen mit seinem Bruder Bang Xin Peng hat er Tianditong gegrndet.

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ten nur 20 Mitarbeiter, 6 davon im Sales Team fr den lokalen chinesischen Markt. General Manager Bang Xian Peng erzhlt uns, wie alles begann: In 2004 grndeten mein Bruder Bang Xin Peng und ich die Firma Tianditong. Beide hatten zuvor beim staatlichen Spiegelhersteller China Zheng Hua gearbeitet. Diese Firma produziert vor allem fr das Militr und die Regierung. Auch Tianditong produziert fr staatliche Kunden und stellt Grospiegel und Earth Station her, die z.B bei den Botschaften eingesetzt werden. Wir haben auch alle 9m Spiegel geliefert, die von Huawei in Afghanistan aufgebaut worden fr das dortige Kommunikationsnetz. Weitere Earth Stations von Tianditong findet man in Lndern wie dem Kongo, Mali, Tschad, Nigeria, Gabon und Pakistan. Eingesetzt weden sie von Huawei oder von ZTE, den beiden groen Netzwerkanbietern. Unsere Technik ist kompatibel mit den Sytemen von Cisco, Newtek, Harris und Philips, erlutert General Manager Gan Xian Peng den professionellen Bereich des Unternehmens. Etwa 150 solcher groen Satellitensysteme werden im Jahr von Tianditong ausgeliefert. Aber dieser Bereich ist nur ein Teil

des Produktangebots. Viel grer und wichtiger sind die Spiegel fr den TVEmpfang. Hier hat Tianditong enorm investiert und die allerneuesten Maschinen angeschafft. Die Produktion erfolgt nun vorwiegend maschinell und genau das bekommen wir nach einer halbstndigen Fahrt in Richtung Sden zu sehen: in Guan, etwa 50km entfernt von Beijing und kurz nachdem man den Groraum von Beijing verlassen und in die Provinz Hebei gelangt hat Tiangditong mehrere riesige Fabrikationshallen gebaut. Diese drei Hallen umfassen 12000 Quadratmeter, erfahren wir von Xiangs Bruder Bang Xin Peng. Er leitet hier in Guan die Fabrikationsanlagen. Er ergnzt: Noch in diesem Jahr beginnen wir mit dem Aufbau einer weiteren Halle mit 12000 Quadratmetern und eines Verwaltungsgebudes mit 8000 Quadratmetern und 3 Stockwerken. General Manager Bang Xian Peng ergnzt: Die Lage hier ist ideal: wir sind nahe genug an Beijing und gleichzeitig nahe am Hafen von Tianjin und knnen somit sehr leicht unsere Spiegel in alle Welt verschifffen. Der Rundgang durch die drei Fabrikationshallen zeigt die vielen modernen Maschinen. Am beeindurckendsten ist

die vollautomatische Farbsprhanlage, die von ITW Gema aus der Schweiz bezogen wurde. Sie ist das Herzstck bei Tianditong und gengt den modernsten Anforderungen des Umweltschutzes. Das Brauchwasser wird recyclet und auch die Farbreste werden wiederverwendet, erklrt stolz Fabrikationsleiter Bang Xin Peng. Der Smog, fr den die Region Beijing leider noch bekannt ist, erhlt auf jeden Fall von Tianditong keinen Nachschub: hier luft die Produktion umweltfreundlich und rein ab. Aber das ist nur ein Argument, das fr Tianditong spricht. Das andere ist die extrem hohe Qualitt, die durch den Einsatz der Maschinen erreicht wird. Die Produktionsschritte laufen nicht nur automatisch ab sondern werden auch automatisch berwacht. So erfolgt sofort nach der automatischen Pressung des Spiegels eine automatische Kontrolle der Passgenauigkeit und nach dem Farbauftrag in der Farbsprhanlage werden die Spiegel ebenfalls automatisch berprft. Wir verwenden nur das absolut beste Farbmaterial, betont Fabrikationsleiter Bang Xin Peng, wir beziehen die Farbe von einer amerikanischen Firma, die hier in der Nhe die Farben herstellt.

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Produziert werden in Guan alle Consumer Spiegel. Das beginnt bei 45cm Offsetspiegeln und geht bis hinauf zu 1,80m PFA Segmentspiegeln. Bislang haben wir mit unseren Spiegeln nur den inlndischen Markt in China bedient, erlutet General Manager Bang Xian Peng die Strategie, aber mit dieser neuen Anlage sind wir bereit und in der Lage, den Weltmarkt zu beliefern. Keine Frage, die Qualitt der von Tianditong hergestellten Spiegel ist Weltklasse und die enormen Produktionskapazitten drften fr Groabnehmer sehr verlockend sein. Dass die beiden Brder auf dem richtigen Weg sind zeigen auch ihre Umsatzahlen. In 2010 erzielten wir einen Umsatz von 80 Millionen RMB (etwa 12 Mio USD), in 2011 waren es 100 Mio RMB (etwa 16 Mio USD) und in 2012 waren es 200 Mio RMB (etwa 32 Mio USD). Auf unsere Frage, was er fr 2013 erwartet, kommt die optimistische Aussage: 300 Mio RMB!, also fast 50 Mio USD. Das sind Riesensprnge fr ein Unternehmen, das in 2014 sein 20jhriges Jubilum feiern wird. Die beiden Brder haben in nur wenigen Jahren ein beeindruckendes Unternehmen aufgebaut, das jetzt, nachdem bislang nur der Inlandsmarkt in China bedient wurde, bereit ist, den Weltmarkt zu erobern. Wir sind brigens

auch an Auftragsporduktionen interessiert, erfahren wir noch von Bang Xian Peng, und knnen die Produktion schnell auf die Wnsche von Grokunden umstellen. Damit ist alles vorhanden, was ein

weiteres rasantes Wachstum mglich macht: modernste Maschinen, gnstige Lage fr den Export und umfassendes Knowhow in der Spiegelproduktion. Tianditoong ist auf dem Weg zur Weltspitze.

1. Freundlich begrt die Rezeptionistin die Besucher beim Spiegelhersteller Tianditong. 2. Das ist Leo Kang. Er leitet das Sales Team bei Tianditong. 3. Das Sales Team bei Tianditong ist damit beschftigt, die Auftrge der Kunden in China zu erfllen. Bislang hat Tianditong nur den heimischen Markt bedient. Das ndert sich nun und das Sales Team erhlt bald Verstrkung, um die Anfragen aus dem Ausland bedienen zu knnen.

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1. Die beiden Brder Bang Xian Peng (links) und Bang Xin Peng (rechts) sind die Grnder des Spiegelherstellers Tiandingtong 2. Das ist Bang Xin Peng. Er leitet die Fabrikation, whrend sein Bruder und Mitgrnder Bang Xian Peng als General Manager die Firmenstrategie, das Marketing und den Verkauf steuert.

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1. Eine der neuen Fabrikationshallen von Tianditong im Industriepark von Guan, Provinz Hebei, sdlich vn Beijing. Zwei weitere Hallen befinden sich auf dem Gelnde. 2. Blick auf die zweite und dritte Halle. Bald werden noch zwei weitere Hallen hinzukommen. 3. In der Lagerhalle stapeln sich die Kartons mit fertigen Spiegeln verschiedener Gren.

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Antennen Produktion
1. Nicht nur Satellitenspiegel stellt Tianditong her, sondern auch terrestrische Antennen. Hier ein kleines Modell fr den UHF-Empfang. 2. Die Yagi-Elemente werden montiert. 3. Die Befestigungsteile werden vormonntiert. 4. Die Mitarbeiter verpacken die kleine UHF-Antenne 5. So verpackt gelangt die kleine Antenne zum Kunden 6. Fertig: in jedem Karton befinden sich 50 der kleinen UHF-Antennen 7. Stimmt auch alles? Ingenieur Bi Dong Tian vom Technikteam berprft eine der kleinen UHF-Antennen. 8. Er leitet das Technikteam. Mit 70 Jahren ist Chefingenieur Qin Ling Jiao der erfahrenste im Bereich Antennentechnik 9. Chefingenieur Qin Ling Jiao im Hochfrequnzmessraum. Der Raum ist 14m lang und 7m breit. Hier werden die Antennen unter Idealbedingungen getestet, um z.B. die Daten fr das Technische Merkblatt zu erstellen.

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1. Hier gehts los: Die Rolle mit 0,5mm starkem Blech wiegt 6 Tonnen. 3500 Spiegel mit 45cm Durchmesser werden aus ihr tglich herausgestanzt. 2. Das Endlosblech der Rolle fhrt in diese Presse, die automatisch den Spiegel herauspret. Im Moment ist die Anlage fr Spiegel der Gre 45cm bestckt. 3. So sieht das Blechband nach dem Pressen aus: die Spiegelformen sind sauber ausgestanzt. 4. Jetzt wird die Genauigkeit berprft. Alles geschieht vollautomatisch 5.Der nchste Schritt: die Befestigungslcher werden eingestanzt. 6. Und wieder erfolgt eine vollautomatische berprfung der Genauigkeit 7. Das wars: die Rohspiegel werden automatisch gestapelt.

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1. So schnell wird eine Befestigungsschelle produziert: das Blechband luft kontinuierlich von der Rolle. 2. Diese Maschine stanzt in schneller Folge mehrere Formstcke gleichzeitig aus: in 1 Minute 45 Schellen. 3. Grere Schellen werden noch manuell gestanzt. 4. Aus langen Rohren werden die Spiegel und LNB Halter gestanzt 5. Der Arbeiter legt das Ende der bereits mit einer Lasche gestanzten Stange in den Bolzen. Damit ist automatisch die korrekte Lnge vorgegeben und die Halter werden mit gleichbleibender Lnge gestanzt. 6. Noch geschieht diese Arbeit manuell: das Umbiegen der Laschen fr den LNB Halter.

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Spiegel Finishing
1. In einer riesigen Halle befindet sich die Frderanlage fr das Finishing der Spiegel und sonstigen Bauteile wie Schellen oder Halter. Das Frderband selbst ist 450m lang und bentigt 1.5 Stunden fr einen kompletten Rundlauf, was einer Geschwindigkeit von etwa 8m/min entspricht. Die Farb- und Reinigungsanlage ist 42m lang. 2. Der groe Ofen fr die Erhitzung des Reinigungswassers. 3. Die Heisswassersteuerung. Das benutzte Wasser wird recyclet und verursacht dadurch keine Umweltschden.

4. Die Heisswasseranlage. Hier wird das heisse Reinungswasser umgewlzt. 5. Gerade laufen Spiegelhalter durch die Anlage. Mit heissem Wasser werden sie gereinigt und fr die Farbsprhanlage vorbereitet. 6.Die Spiegel verlassen die Heisswasserreinigungsstrae 7. Die gereinigten Spiegel auf dem Weg zur Farbsprhanlage. Nach der Heisswasserreinigung fallen weiterhin Tropfen auf den Boden. Allerdings nicht unkontrolliert: eine Vertiefung entlang des Frderbandes fngt das Brauchwasser auf, damit es in der Wiederaufbereitungsanlage gereinigt werden kann.

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1. Visitors are greeted by this very friendly receptionist. 2. Customers purchasing a DEVISER product will be served by one of the ambitious members of the Overseas Sales team. Each of them is in charge of a specific region. John Wu (upper row, left) is responsible for the Indian market, Jason Wu (centre) is the team leader and can be met at many international fairs and exhibitions. He is in charge of Europe. Aaron Liu (right) looks after Asian customers, Vicky Han (lower row, left) after the Americas and Africa and Simon Liu (right) serves customers in the CIS region as well as in the countries of Oceania. Sally Chen (centre) makes sure deliveries to all corners of the globe run smoothly and reliably.

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Signal Analyzer Manufacturer DEVISER, China

1. Liu Lian Jun is the Managing Director of DEVISER and is in charge of the entire production business. 2. The driveway leading to the main building of the DEVISER company headquarters. 3. View from the roof of the DEVISER company headquarters towards the production buildings. The houses of the city of Tianjin can be seen in the background.

in Worldwide Digital TV Industry


Tianjin
In TELE-audiovision issue 06-07/2011 we introduced DEVISER
for the first time.

DEVISER with new and modern company headquarters

according to TELE-audiovisions Company Reports


Deviser, China - Signal Analyzer
R Manu R Distr Whol Shop Serv President Zhong MD

TV Head-end Changgan Jun Products for on so-called multicast technolProfessional new company based headquarters streamlines production and administraogy, which means every client received his or her stream TV directly Distribution from a central tion at a single site
content server. Things changed in 2008,

Click on the following link to read the full story: shown persistent interest in streaming www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/deviser.pdf systems. ing export success. Founded almost 25 export figures in store for us: 40% go Together with his staff of eight, six of years ago to supply meters to the Chito the USA, 25% stay in Southeast Asia, nese market, DEVISER has long since 20% are shipped to Europe and 15% which were software engineers at the become a global player. By now most are sold in India. For the US market time, Forcetech CEO Mr. Arojoy Wei deof our products are sold outside China, DEVISER sells its products under the explains Jason Wu and also has some brand name of a local cooperation partsigned streaming software for commercial applications during the initial phase ner, while the company has devised an of his company. State-run institutions 1 entirely different strategy for Europe: In July of 2012 DEVISER moved into its such as schools and universities as well We are currently in the process of esnew and spacious company headquartablishing a repair and logistics centre ters in the industrial zone of Tianjin, a as industrial enterprises ranked among in Mechelen, close to Brussels (Belgium) port city in Eastern China not far from 2 his first customers. Forcetech software in cooperation with Technetix. This way Beijing. DEVISER has been a manufacDEVISER customers will not only receive turer of signal meters since 1990 and Digital TV Head-end Manufacturer DEXIN, China COMPANY REPORT was implemented on the websites of new products considerably faster, they has worked up a substantial base of loyal Lan is the will Haidong also benefit from shorter turnaround customers. The reason is obvious: DEthose customers for streaming video Marketing Manager at times for repairs. VISER pays special attention to quality content. Lan Haidong gives the example Forcetech. The official Not that DEVISER expects any increase and reliability over a long service life for DEXIN moved into their new producin repair work! Au contraire: We recentall of its products. name of the company of lectures at schools and universities tion building at the end of 2012. BeDuring the first years of operation only is Force Innovation fore that the company was located for that could be accessed online for viewing Chinese customers were able to benefit Technology Co., Ltd. years in downtown Chengdu. But they from that strategy, as products manuoutgrew that site and General Manager at home. as can be seen in the factured and sold by DEVISER were only Sun Yu decided it was time to move to a background. available in China at first. Signal meters At the time, all streaming software was

Liu Lian

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new company headquarters streamlines production and administration at a single site expansion of a dedicated repair and logistics centre in and for Europe strong growth in export markets

state-of-the-art test benches for EMS and overvoltage protection

The new DEVISER company headquarters


in the Tianjin industrial zone. This is where both the administrative offices and the production premises of this manufacturer of professional meters are located.

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Dexin, China - Digital TV Head-ends


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sional tv head-ends. These What types of to-peer) version of its software. devices are often specially made acwas different fromcording then With P2P all to on? customer requirements and connected streaming clients at the same time function as active multipliers and forward the received signal to additional is DEXINs General Sun Yu clients. Lan Haidong: P2P improves the Manager. Just like all the other employees, he also quality of the received signal, wears a jacket with theabove all. company's logo. Signals need not be fed from a central server any longer, but can be received

DEXIN is a manufacturer of profes-

since each application would have to be optimally configured DEXIN employes a large number of engineers in their R&D department.

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completely new building. Sun Yu is not for cable TV were the major sellers at only General Manger; hes also a part the time, and have stayed right on top owner of DEXIN. He explains to us: My up to this day. 65% of our signal meters two brothers are also part owners but are designed for cable TV, according to they dont take part in the companys Jason Wu, who heads the International daily activities. Sales team and whom we already met It wasnt always like that. The comtwo years ago during our fist visit to DEpany was founded in 1994 under the VISER. name DESAI. Back then analog moduAt that time DEVISERs production lators and transmitters were manufacpremises and offices were spread over a tured for the local market in China. In number of different premises in Tianjin, those days Sun Yus parents were part

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50% of their production is exported Intense quality controls


Guan (Hebei)

Ultra-modern Forcetech, China - IPTV Solution Provider production equipment for conquering the world market
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uses state-of-the-art production machinery Satellite Dish Manufacturer LIANXING, China COMPANY REPORT fully automatic quality control during the production process Satellite Dish Manufacturer volume production ofCOMPANY dishREPORT sizes from 45 toLIANXING, 180China cm

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IPTV Systems by Forcetech


Forcetech is based in the
ZhongGuanCun software park in northwestern Beijing. 40 software engineers and ten sales experts work at this site. An additional R&D office is located in Chengdu, where the local university offers a topnotch engineering degree program. Forcetech operates one more office in Shenzhen, since it sources OEM hardware such as encorders and settop boxes from there.

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COMPANY REPORT Antenna Manufacturer Tianditong, China

uses state-of-the-art production machinery

fully automatic quality control during the production process volume production of dish sizes from 45 to 180 cm

ready for production of large quantities at short notice environmentally-friendly production according to international standards

Is this the command centre of a

large satellite dish manufacturer? Yes indeed, on the 5th floor of the Newton office building in Beijings south we can find the administration staff and the Sales team of the dish manufacturer Tianditong. The production premises, however, are located in Guan, in the Chinese province of Hebei. A total of 180 workers are employed at the Guan premises, with another 100 production workers based at an additional production site in the province of Hunan.

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COMPANY REPORT Dish, Antenna and Cable Manufacturer ELDTEC, Brazil
A look at ELDTECs production
facility in Aruja, in Brazils Sao Paulo province.

Distr Whol Shop Serv

1. Jefferson Cruz runs the Sales Team. He would ing success. Not only do they use top-grade materials, they also dilove to be able to export ELDTECs products. rect their attention to immaculate workmanship for every antenna Thumbs up cable for General 2. The Sales Team. Orders for dishes, and Manager Satellite dish manufacturer LIANXING has two owners, and both they manufacture. A total of ten buildings are located in the beautiful Bang Xian Peng. He and his brother antennas from Brazils wholesalers their areXing fullyfind aware ofthe the fact that only top quality will guarantee lastBang Peng are founders Xinganof county in Guilin city. way here. Tianditong. ing success. Not only do they use top-grade materials, they also diLio Wen Fei and Wen Lang Yuan are the founders of the company, rect their attention to immaculate workmanship for every antenna and still have a shareholding of 50% each. What started in 1993 with they manufacture. A total of ten buildings are located in the beautiful Xingan county in Guilin city. prises a staff of 170. We started out with producing C band dishes Lio Wen Fei and Wen Lang Yuan are the founders of the company, and still have a shareholding of 50% each. What started in 1993 with a workforce of 50 employees has grown continuously and today comprises a staff of 170. We started out with producing C band dishes

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operating system of the future? LIANXING, China - Satellite Dishes 1. Production Manager Li Hong Xiao.
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Will Android become the

Meter Production

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Dish Manufacturer LIANXING, China

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Together with a staff of 30 he is responsible Product Sales for the production of satellite meter models S7000, DS6300 and DS2500. Four of my Manager Manager staff are exclusively in charge of quality assurance. Wen Liang Liao Wen 2. Who does what? The Production Manager Yuan Fei himself draws up the roster. This way, each

LIANXING: Professional Satellite Antennas

using only top-quality materials individually checking each single component offering antennas for the C and Ku bands very successful on the Japanese market

Bra Her The Pro

Jose Manuel

the backgroun

Entrance to the vast

production premises of LIANXING. The column to the right of the entrance displays the full company name in Chinese: Guangxi Lianxing Satellite Equipment Ltd. Company.

using only top-quality materials individually checking each single component


The two co-owners
of satellite dish manufacturer LIANXING: production manager Wen Liang Yuan (left) and sales manager Liao Wen Fei (right).

In the 11-12/2012 issue we introduced the new Jiuzhou receiver

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Android R&D

Develops receivers with complex features Installation of Apps on a limited basis Android system requires higher quality components that results in higher costs Android is well-suited for private users but only limited for cable network operators

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Jiuzhous company headquarters in

Shenzhens High Tech Park. Here youll find 15 receiver developers that are working exclusively on the Android operating system.

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Develops receivers with complex features Installation of Apps on a limited basis Android system requires higher quality components that results in
Yongjun Zhang is the Android
Product Manager. Hes familiar with all the advantages and disadvantages of this operating system.

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higher costs Android is well-suited for private users but only limited for cable network operators

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Digital Meter Manufacturer SAT-LINK, Quanzhou, China

SAT-LINK has only one product group: digital signal analyzers

If you do only one thing, you can fully focus on that one thing. This is QingZhang Lins philosophy. He is General Manager of the five-year young company SAT-LINK. We only produce digital signal analyzers, confirms QingZhang Lin, and are exclusively involved in the export market. The company was founded only five years ago in 2008 with 20 R&D employees and 200 production employees.

Sat-Link, China - Signal Analyzers


QingZhang Lin is
SAT-LINKs General Manager

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2. Nancy is Business Manager and is always on the telephone taking orders from customers from all over the world. When shes not at SAT-LINKs headquarters Quanzhou talking with customers on the phone, shes traveling all over the world visiting them. 1 3. R&D Manager Han Guang Rong is responsible for the function and development of the signal analyzers. He Professional Equipment REPORT 1. Project Manager GuiHuang Huang checks the function of SAT-LINKs devices presents SAT-LINKs high-end success with oscilloscopes and other professional model. This analyzer is available in various test equipment. versions and will shortly also be available
as a combo unit with DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 as well as a very fast spectrum display.

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Digital Meter Manufacturer SAT-LINK, Quanzhou, China

Here in this building in Quanzhous High Tech Park youll

find SAT-LINKs headquarters and the signal analyzers final assembly area. The circuit boards and remaining components are assembled in another location in Quanzhou.

Manufacturer Tecsys, Brazil

1. Project Manager GuiHuang Huang presents SAT-LINKs high-end success model. This analyzer is available in various versions and will shortly also be available as a combo unit with DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 as well as a very fast spectrum display.

With a new SMD line that has been

Tecsys, Brazil - Professional Equipment R Manu CEO


1. Ricardo still has his first analog receiver stored in his shack: its a model from DX Antenna that he used to receive his first TV channel back in 1985. 2. Ricardo even has a bending machine in his workshop that he uses to bend mounts and attachments for dishes. 3. Ricardos homemade device for the reception of circularly polarized C-band signals. 4. In Cosmosats warehouse: Ricardo is very happy with the AZURESHINE dishes that he resells and also uses at his cable operator installations. 5. Also homemade: a Ku-band feedhorn.
Ganuza and CTO is Rodolfo Vidal. CEO Jose Marcos Freire Martins explains to us how it all started: Tecsys began as that this analyzer series is very popular a manufacturer of SMATV products. We in Europe. had seven employees and produced, The next class of analyzers are those with smaller displays and non-illuminated keyboards. These analyzers are especially popular in the Middle East. There are also two brand new Satellite Finder product lines: one of these handy models even has a camera input. This is actually in high demand in the Middle East since many people there have installed security cameras. They So Jos dos can use this new signal analyzer to very Campos easily check the function of these cameras. This new satellite signal analyzer with camera input even comes with a 12V output to supply power to the se-

in operation since June 2012, theFive Brayears later has Marcos grown to 30 R&D Jose it zilian manufacturer Tecsys can further engineers and Freire 250 production Martins employavailable with ATSC (for North Ameri that this analyzer series is very popular curity camera. is one of the increase their quality and improveees. their founders of Tecsys and then in Tecthe following year And as if that werent enough, SATin Europe. SAT-LINKs headquarters reaction time toca) incoming orders. and is CEO with ofare thelocated in Quanzhous High Tech Park company ISDB-TB for the South American mar - in the Finder everything The next class of analyzers are those LINK also offers a simple Satellite sys produces themselves. Fujian province in southeastern China Tecsys was founded in 2000in by three ket. Were the process of expanding with smaller displays and non-illuminat- with a display that only shows reception directly across from Taiwan. The propartners who all involved for Americas, reveals our activities in the be of - were ed keyboards. These analyzers are es- parameters and therefore can duction facilities with the latest SMT many years in the TV reception indusmachines are in the Luojiang QingZhang Lin, and suburb fered very inexpensively. This instru- General Manager pecially popular in the Middle East. try. Today the three founders wear difnortheast of the seven-million-inhabitwe will also have a greater presence at well-suited There are also two brand new Satel- ment is, for example, very ferent hats at Tecsys: CEO is Jose Marant city of Quanzhou. trade in that area. Manager lite Finder product lines: one of these for South America, Business cos Freire Martins, CCOshows is Jorge Alberto Since SAT-LINK only exports their products, we first wanted to was know where Ganuza and CTO is Rodolfo Vidal. CEO While SAT-LINK in their year handy models even has a camera input. Nancy tells us. they all go. General Manager QingZhang Marcos Martins to only able explains to sell about 10,000 pieces, And with that, SAT-LINK Jose covers the Freire This is actually in high demand in the Lin lists us how it all started: Tecsys began as for us all the different regions: those production numand pric- five years later60% Middle East since many people there four most important functions a manufacturer of SMATV products. We of our production is shipped to quintupled. And its East, have installed security cameras. They ing levels and can therefore offer these bers have nearly Europe, 20% travels to the Middle had seven employees and produced, 10% goes to North America and - the rest can use this new signal analyzer to very devices to all the regions of the world. especially their brand new combo mod are shipped to the remaining regions. 3 DVB-T2 that promeasily check the function of these cam- All of the signal analyzers also come el for DVB-S2 and SAT-LINK has expanded its product those first TV channels were: It was Professional Equipment Tecsys, Brazil COMPANY REPORT a success with Manufacturer DVB-S2 tuners and the terrestrial ises to be quiterange eras. This new satellite signal analyzer so that for four SAT-LINK. different classes are the cable The top-end and thus TV mostchannel VCC and its comthe countries in Europe with camera input even comes with a versions and combo models come with Since many of covered. expensive signal analyzer comes with petitor CV. It was also the state-run 12V output to supply power to the se- not only DVB-T/T2 but will soon also be and Africa are quickly switching over to

Only five years on the market

Focusing on the signal analyzer product group

Offers signal analyzers in four function classes and four price classes Optimizes signal analyzers for every region

Brand new: combo analyzers for DVB-S2 and T2 with fast spectrum display

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from customersManufacturer from all over the world. Brazil Professional Equipment Tecsys, COMPANY REPORT the largest display and an illuminated When shes not at SAT-LINKs headquarters Canal 7 and the just-started private TV With a new SMD line that has been keyboard. One of the analyzers in this talking with customers on the phone, shes traveling all over the world visiting them. in operation since June 2012, the Braseries, the combo SAT-LINK model WS- 9. These four channels channel Canal Marcos Jose 3 156 TELE-audiovision International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 03-04/2013 www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com 03-04/2013 TELE-audiovision International 157 3. R&D Manager Han Guang Rong zilian manufacturer Tecsys can further Freire Martins 6936 for DVB-S and DVB-T, was already is responsible for the function and Tecsys Production were on the INTELSAT V-F13 satellite. is one of the 2. Nancy is Business Manager and is Manager Adilson da Silva development of the signal analyzers. He increase their quality and improve their introduced by us in the 11-12/2012 isholding a circuit board founders of Tecsys always on the telephone taking orders checks the function of SAT-LINKs devices produced by their new reaction time to incoming orders. TecI could also and is CEO of the with oscilloscopes and other professional from customers from all over the world. sue. Business Manager Nancy tells us receive the channels on So Jos dos SMD machine. company test equipment. When shes not at SAT-LINKs headquarters sys produces everything themselves. BRASILSAT A1 and GORIZONT. talking Campos with customers on the phone, shes Tecsys was founded in 2000 by three traveling all over the world visiting them. 154 TELE-audiovision International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 03-04/2013 www.TELE-audiovision.com It didnt take long for him to realize partners who were all involved for Jorge Alberto 3. R&D Manager Han Guang Rong Ganuza is also is responsible for the function and many years in the TV reception industhat his 2.5-meter dish was too small one available with ATSC (for North Americamera. that this analyzer series is very popular curity of the three development of the signal analyzers. He try. Today the three founders wear difca) andand then And as if that werent enough, SAT-founders in Europe. checks the function of SAT-LINKs devices isin the following year with for the C-band and in 1987 he was able with oscilloscopes and professional ferent hats at Tecsys: CEO is Jose MarISDB-TB for the South American marThe other next class of analyzers are those LINK also offers a simple Satellite FinderCCO test equipment. with smaller displays and non-illuminat- with a display that only shows reception ket. Were in the process of expanding cos Freire Martins, CCO is Jorge Alberto

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CCO moving into a much larger building.

available with ATSC (for North curity camera. lite Finder productAmeri lines:- one of these for South America, Business Manager trade shows in that area. ayear TV broadcaster. He soon realized that the following with And as if that werent enough, SAT- ca) and then in handy While SAT-LINK in their first year was models even has a camera input. Nancy tells us. And with and that, SAT-LINK covers the only able to sell about 10,000 pieces, This is actually in high demand in the South American mar LINK also offers a simple Satellite Finder ISDB-TB for the his fellow technicians engineers Middle Eastof since many people there four most important functions and pric- five years later those production numfor only example, ends. The company ket. Were in the process expanding with a display that shows head reception were quite familiar with the theory but installed security cameras. They ing levels and can therefore offer these bers have nearly quintupled. And its grew very quickly. Today have 97 activities in have the Americas, reveals parameters and therefore can be of - ourwe devices to all the regions of the world. especially their brand new combo modcan use this new signal analyzer verythat didnt havetoall much practical exGeneral Manager Lin, and fered very inexpensively. instru - of employeesThis of which 28 them are en- QingZhang easily check the function of these cam- All of the signal analyzers also come el for DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 that promat with reception. Ricardo on the ment is, for example, very well-suited we will also have a greater presence perience gineers. eras. This new satellite signal analyzer with DVB-S2 tuners and the terrestrial ises to be quite a success for SAT-LINK. trade shows in that for South America, Business Manager Tecsys produces everything that can andtesting combo models come with Since many of the countries in Europe with area. camera input even hand comes with a versions other was always dishes While SAT-LINK in output their first year was Nancy tells us. be found in head ends, from to supply power to the se- not only DVB-T/T2 but will soon also be and Africa are quickly switching over to IRDs (the 12V and LNBs and knew exactly what size pieces, And with that, SAT-LINK covers the only able to sell about 10,000 companys success product) to modulathose production num - Thewhat four most important functions and pric- five years later 156 dish and type LNB was needed TELE-audiovision International Worlds Largest Digital TV of Trade Magazine 03-04/2013 www.TELE-audiovision.com tors and decoders. Tecsys ships primaring levels and can therefore offer these bers have nearly quintupled. And its to receive a particular satellite. ily to the domestic Brazilian market; devices to all the regions of the world. especially their brand new combo modmany of the larger organizations After for DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 that prom- installing satellite systems in All of the signal analyzers also comeTV el utilize Tecsys products. ises Business is soa success for SAT-LINK. to be quite with DVB-S2 tuners and the terrestrial his free time for years, he finally deAlberto Jorge good models that, according CCO Jorge Al-the countries in Europe Ganuza is also many of versions and combo come withto Since one of the three is planning on berto Tecsys not only DVB-T/T2 but Ganuza, will soon also be founders and is and Africa are quickly switching over to

ed keyboards. These analyzers are especially popular in the Middle East. There are also two brand new Satel-

to acquire a 3.4-meter antenna. The foland therefore can be oflowing year 1988parameters he began working for fered very inexpensively. This instrument is, for very well-suited a living and started as aexample, technician at

The New Tecsys Jorge Alberto Adilson da SMDGanuza Silva Line In-house development department
our activities in the Americas, reveals General Manager QingZhang Lin, and we will also have a greater presence at

COO

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Tecsys Production
Manager Adilson da Silva holding a circuit board produced by their new SMD machine.

SMD Line

Very good operational organization Concentration on professional satellite reception products In-house development department IRD is their success product

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COMPANY REPORT Installer and Dish Manufacturer Cosmosat, Argentina

British Signal Analyzer Manufacturer with Ricardo Numerous New Learned everything about satellite reception on his own Products Installs head end stations for cable operators as well as community
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for example, head ends. The company grew very quickly. Today we have 97 employees of which 28 of them are engineers. Tecsys produces everything that can be found in head ends, from IRDs (the companys success product) to modulators and decoders. Tecsys ships primarily to the domestic Brazilian market; many of the larger TV organizations utilize Tecsys products. Business is so good that, according to CCO Jorge Alberto Ganuza, Tecsys is planning on moving into a much larger building. A highlight at Tecsys is their SMD line. This work was previously outsourced to another company but by installing their own production line, Tecsys is now not only much more flexible when it comes to the customers requirements, but they can also react more quickly to Paul Pickering founded the signal changes in their own products. The entire production operation at Tecsys is analyzer manufacturer Horizon back in

Owner

Very good operational organization Concentration on professional satellite reception products In-house development department IRD is their success product

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of his 3.4-meter double reflector antenna.

Harlow

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2001. In 2011 the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary and could be proud of the 125,000 satellite signal analyzers that they had sold thus far see TELE-audiovision issue 10-11/2011.

For the end of 2012 he is able to add another surprising figure: By then well have sold 160,000 analyzers in every DVB sector. Horizon started as a manufacturer of satellite signal analyzers but over the past several years theyve expanded into other sectors

that now cover every other DVB frequency range.

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COMPANY REPORT Digital TV Meter Manufacturer, UK
Nine Horizon employees are
currently working in the Allen House in Harlows business district. Production is actually outsourced to another company in England.

Paul Hardcastle, who has been with Horizon for seven years and is now their Technical Director, explains to us more about their product palette. We

CEO Paul Pickering

Technical Director Paul Hardcastle


Horizon in 2001 and with enormous foresight has expanded Horizons market niche: that would be very reliable and also easy-to-use signal analyzers for daily use by installers.

Numerous new products for new DVB sectors

Exports to every country as an OEM and under their own name Focusing expansion to emerging countries such as South Africa and in South America Specializes in easy to use analyzers for installers

Numerous new products for new DVB sectors Exports to every country as an OEM and under their own name Focusing expansion to emerging countries such as South Africa and in

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HDMI Distributor SATSON, Belgium

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HDMI Distributor SATSON, Belgium

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one of SATSONs super products: a splitter that distributes HDMI signals to up to eight Ethernet cables.

Antenna and HDMI Manufacturer, UK


Stefaan Cornelis with

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Over 70 Years Conquers the new HDMI distribution niche with their specialized products of TV Antenna Experience
one of SATSONs super products: a splitter that distributes HDMI signals to up to eight Ethernet cables.

Conceives their Digital TV Retailer own USATel, HDMI Sao Paulo, products Brazil

Manu azilians Come R Distr Managing Trevor Paintain is Antiferences So Paulo re to Buy R Whol Director. He is seen here holding the current 84-page product catalog in his right hand filled with all of their TV reception and Shop eir DigitalR TV TV distribution products. In his left hand hes holding one of Antiferences success stories: the Tribeam UHF antenna. Serv oducts Online

www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1211/eng/usatel.pdf 6. A DS6300 is readied CFOfor quality assurance. by those antennas that were not per7. Adjustment fectly matched to the frequency. The a DS2500 antennas from Antiference were the Actively Involved in Satellite of solution to that problem; they reduced Jose Manuel Allam meter. interference. The spirit of the Business for 33 Years company is secretary 8. Final inspecUSATel in and receptionist Pereira In 1938 their young companytion Almughrabin be- of an S7000 Sao Paulo Letica Lacender came a limited liability company in the Acworth, meter. London Company Register and the two Atlanta, GA, USA l Pereira is USATels Manager. The workshop can be seen in Imports all of its products from China Sells and ships almost exclusively to end users young owners hired their first employ9. Debugging nd ees. Back then TV antennas were conof the Expanding into new business segments such as WLAN and IPTV sidered real high-tech products meters and Optimized assortment for digital TV needs in Brazil the number of customers they had was series. This S30 very small. It all really began to take production off in the 1950s when TVs became afworker checks fordable and the demand for antennas Lichfield skyrocketed. The company, that up un-functions www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1209/eng/dms-international.pdf all (Birmingham) til then had its headquarters in central of the device moved to the outskirts of the Manu CEO London, President before its final city and manufactured TV antennas sions in the 27 MHz range would skip quite heavy; they were made of fiber- President of the company. 1 off the ionosphere or troposphere allow- glass with metal braces and weighed with nearly 250 employees. That initial release. R Distr
Arnold Boeijen is Antiferences
distribute Antiferences products in the The companys Financial Manager is Allam Almughrabi, who, just like Europe. He can be directly reached by owner of the company, also comes from Syria. We have sales of about 100,000 US dollars every year, he reveals to us after taking a look at his e-mail at Arnold@antiference.co.uk books.

These first TV broadcasts were transmitted from Alexandra Palace in London (The site is still in operation today and is now used for DVB-T2 and DAB+). workshop can be sensaseen in Jose Manuel Pereira is USATels At the Manager. time, it The was an absolute the background tion and raised the curiosity levels of two electronics technicians: Norman Best and M. S. Beebe. They recognized the unbelievable potential of this new technology and thereby found their market niche that they never changed after they founded their company in Digital TV Retailer USATel, Sao Paulo, Brazil Y REPORT 1937. They named the company Antiference, and this name was based on the main problem that existed back then: the interference that was created

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Everything has a beginning; even TV The companys Financial Manager is Allam Almughrabi, who, just like the signal analyzer for them.That would be the HD-CM+ signal analyzer for them. analyzers: would behave the HD-CM+ started DVB-T a few years ago started with DVB-T a few years ago analyzers: reception, that for us today is a part of ownerwith of the company, also comes from That Syria. We sales of about Conquers the new HDMI distribution niche with their model for which we see the primary and since May 2012 weve also year, been he and since May 2012 weve also 100,000 US dollars every reveals to us after taking a look atbeen his model for which we see the primary specialized products life, had a starting point. For England Were also developing an in extremely Were also developing an extremely in South America, Can- for DVB-T2 to be South America, Canoffering signal analyzers for DVB-T2 markets to be offering signal analyzers markets books. Conceives their own HDMI products easy to use device for DVB-C, the Nano other the Asian countries. ada, India and other Asian countries. easy to use device for DVB-C, the Nano namely the HD-T2 series. But Horizon ada, India and namely HD-T2 series. But Horizon that was in 1936 when the first regular antenna systems. Not long after that rod manufacturing company was acCable, which DVB-C should is become available popular in the cable net- and very popular in the cable net- Cable, which should become available doesnt only have DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 DVB-C is very doesnt only have DVB-S2 DVB-T2 Distribution of HDTV signals in private homes with HDMI he expanded his activities include quired. This company was located in Extenders the first quarter of 2013. The Nano the first quarter of 2013. The Nano there products; and for the installers in in works there and for the installers in in to products; they are currently prepar- works they are currently preparTV transmissions began. Broadcasting Cable is Horizons solution for those Cable is busiHorizons solution for those regions ing Horizon now has the right thosean regions Horizon now has the right ing for the introduction of DVB-C signal those for introduction of DVB-C signal Compatible with coaxial cable as well as with Ethernet Conquers the new HDMI distribution niche with their antenna installation wholesale Lichfield, a the half hour train ride north took place on VHF channel 1 (50 MHz) cables So Paulo specialized products of Birmingham in Englands Midland. In ness. Today his company Bitek operand a system with 405 lines was used. 184 TELE-audiovision 184 International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine TELE-audiovision 01-02/2013 www.TELE-audiovision.com International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 01-02/2013 www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com 01-02/2013 TELE-audiovision International www.TELE-audiovision.com 185 01-02/2013 TELE-audiovision International 185 Conceives their own HDMI products 1998 the entire company moved to this ates five branch offices all across AusToday SD uses 720 lines and HD 1080 Distribution of HDTV signals in private homes with HDMI location and it can still be found there tralia. In 2007 Kaz Bialecki started his Extenders lines. today. Antiferences Managing Director own manufacturing: In Guangzhou,

1. Paul Hardcastle is Technical Director and developer of many of Horizons new analyzers. Hes been the technical heart of Horizon for seven years now. 2. Trevor Salter is Horizons Service Manager and is primarily responsible for repairs and quality issues, as well as assisting customers with technical Stefaan Cornelis with Debey is happy: he Didier questions. one of SATSONs super conceived one of SATSONs products: a splitter that success products the Dual distributes HDMI signals to Viewer DSB-0200, a product 3. Technical Manager is Rob Sydee. up to eight Ethernet cables. for digital signage. Long-time readers will recognize 182 TELE-audiovision International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 01-02/2013 www.TELE-audiovision.com him: he made it to the front cover Didier Debey is happy: he of TELE-audiovision back in the conceived one of SATSONs success products the Dual 12-01/2007 issue. Hes holding here Viewer DSB-0200, a product for digital signage. one of Horizons success models the yellow color reveals that its a satellite signal analyzer. He says, All of our terrestrial DVB-T and DVB-T2 signal analyzers come in red housings, combo units come is green and DVB-C analyzers come in blue. The HD-TC8 (for tooway Turbo Internet-viasatelliteservices) is in a grey case. 4. Ivan Valbuena is the Senior Hardware Engineer. He checks the mechanical components of Horizons analyzers and does a lot of the new hardware design, working with Paul Hardcastle on new products.

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1. Paul Hardcastle is Technical Director and developer of many of Horizons new analyzers. Hes been the technical heart of Horizon for seven years now. 2. Trevor Salter is Horizons Service Manager and is primarily responsible for repairs and quality issues, as well as assisting customers with technical questions. 3. Technical Manager is Rob Sydee. Long-time readers will recognize him: he made it to the front cover of TELE-audiovision back in the 12-01/2007 issue. Hes holding here one of Horizons success models the yellow color reveals that its a satellite signal analyzer. He says, All of our terrestrial DVB-T and DVB-T2 signal analyzers come in red housings, combo units come is green and DVB-C analyzers come in blue. The HD-TC8 (for tooway Turbo Internet-viasatelliteservices) is in a grey case. 4. Ivan Valbuena is the Senior Hardware Engineer. He checks the mechanical components of Horizons analyzers and does a lot of the new hardware design, working with Paul Hardcastle on new products.

Didier Debey is happy: he

conceived one of SATSONs success products the Dual Viewer DSB-0200, a product for digital signage.

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Conquers the new HDMI distribution niche with their specialized products Conceives their own HDMI products Distribution of HDTV signals in private homes with HDMI Extenders Compatible with coaxial cable as well as with Ethernet cables
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Distribution of HDTV signals in private homes with HDMI Extenders Compatible with coaxial cable as well as with Ethernet cables

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Antiferences administration
building in the Fradley Distribution Park in Lichfield near Birmingham, UK. Theres also a logistics center in Lichfield.

Compatible with coaxial cable as well as with Ethernet is cables

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Manufacturing TV antennas since 1937 Provides all the components needed for TV reception 9 Expanding into HDMI distribution, as well as wireless solutions

Trevor Paintain; hes been with Antiference for 15 years now. He tells us 191 who the current owners of Antiference are: Since May of 2011 Antiference has been owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bialecki from Australia. How did someone from Australia end up buying a British company? It turns out that this was a very logical development. In the 1990s Kaz Bialecki started a company in Australia that installed

China, 150 employees produce antennas and accessories, that is, things like LCD holders, antenna mounts, antenna outlets and other installation material. Now the connection is beginning to make sense. Bitek is one of the largest antenna distributors in Australia and an antenna manufacturer in China while Antiference is one of the largest antenna manufacturers and distributors in Great Britain. For Kaz Bialecki

Manufacturing TV antennas since 1937 Provides all the components needed for TV reception Expanding into HDMI distribution, as well as wireless solutions Expanding distribution network to the European market Offers their own products as OEM and private label
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European Export Manager and the first contact for dealers that want to

COMPANY REPORT Digital TV Retailer USATel, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Behind this unremarkable wall of a small

Villa can be found online shop USATels headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Administration can be found in the right side of the building; the warehouse can be seen in the background.

Imports all of its products from China

Optimized assortment for digital TV needs in Brazil Sells and ships almost exclusively to end users

DMS International, USA - Distributor


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There arent too many companies that have hung around for decades and at the same time are still in the same business segment. DMS International, which has been in existence since the very early days of TV reception via satellite, belongs to that group. Tim Heinrichs is Founder and CEO of satellite wholesaler DMS International and if youve been in the same business for so long, theres absolutely no doubt that you are a real enthusiast. In the small town of Acworth, not too far from Lock-

heed and Marietta northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, we found Tim Heinrichs and his wife Vicky, the President of the company. We wanted to know how DMS International became what it is today.

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communicate wirelessly with each other without too much in the form of technical requirements. Oh really? In 1968 Tim erected a tower 25 meters high for his CB antenna. He used it to listen in when railroad employees talked to each other, when construction companies passed on work orders to their builders, when truck drivers warned others of radar traps on the highways and when the police would coordinate road blocks with their headquarters. But Tim was espeboom slowly cially faded but then in 1964 fascinated with the phenomenon of skip transmissions: under BBC started their second channel incertain the weather conditions CB radio transmis-

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Always working enthusiastically on new products Special focus on signal analyzers for the semiprofessional

Enormous growth of the international market outside of North America Innovative expansion of signal analyzer models for 2012

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in the Northpoint Business Park with its two buildings and attached warehouse.

The spirit of the UHF band. That meant a renewed decompany is secretary mand, this time for UHF antennas. and receptionist Letica Lacender

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ing for two-way communications over extremely long distances. Back then I collected QSL cards from my contacts and managed to collect nearly 1000 of those cards.

Many of Antiferences success products are on display in their showroom including HDMI components, TV amplifiers as well as cable head ends.

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Tim also worked for the railroad in Nebraska and when word got around among his friends and coworkers that he liked to tinker with radios in his free time, they began bringing him defective radios, TVs and CBs. At first it was tedious, but later on it became routine for him to repair these devices. Even the police came to me to repair their radios. Tim was becoming more and more experienced in radio technology. In 1979 he read an article in a technical magazine about satellite reception. This new technology was irresistible to Tim; he simply had to have it. He spent a lot of money on his first three-meter dish. Back then the dish antennas were

400 pounds. Tim still remembers today what an experience it was to be able to receive a TV picture with his new dish. It was an absolute sensation to be able to receive a signal from space from so Americas Busiest Satellite Enthusiast far away.

Then came the turning point in Tim Heinrichs evening job: a farmer bought that dish from him. Thats when it all started, next I bought two new dishes. That was in 1980 and it was at this point that Tim Heinrichs recognized that there was a new business brewing. He sold and installed these dish antennas at a faster and faster rate. The breakthrough came in 1982: I invested $40,000 and bought my first truckload of dishes - it was 500 three-meter antennas. Tim Heinrichs young company became a satellite wholesaler.
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In 1991 another big decision had to be made: the market in Nebraska was covered so in order to better expand his business the decision was made to move his company to Atlanta, Georgia. DMS International can still be found there today. Transportation costs are cheaper here, rationalizes Tim regarding this decision and then grins as he adds, Besides, the weather is much better here. Sure enough, the company experienced quite a boom in business. Vicky provides us with a few sales figures: In 1991 DMS managed sales of roughly $2.0 million. The companys best year was 2008: Back then we had sales of $12 million. Sales have pulled back a little bit since then although in 2009 they were still at about $9.0 million.
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At first I worked both jobs; my regular job at the railroad and at nights and weekends at my own company DMS International. That only worked for a few months: he had to make a decision and naturally he chose his own company. My wife Vicky worked along side me from the beginning; at first she took care of the books and now shes the

For many years DMS International was a small company with very few employees: It was Vicky and Tim along with one or two warehouse and administrative employees. Today we have 10 employees with a warehouse that is 14,000 Sq-ft in size. Up until recently DMS International was mainly focused on the North American market, that is, the USA, Canada and Mexico, explains Tim. As recently as 2009/2010

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we had a look at in the small city of Ninghai. Ninghai is located near Ningbo which itself is a three-hour train ride south of Shanghai. Zongbao King founded the company

creased, but we can still handle any kind of order since our storeroom is still fully stocked. Two other product groups are todays sales giants at Topsignal: In 2008 we

a half million satellite dishes are produced monthly and even more LNBs. The reason these production numbers are almost the same is simply that the dishes and LNBs are sold in sets. A

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COMPANY REPORT Digital TV Website DVBCN.com, China

2 Chairman

Topsignals Founder and 1 Chairman of the Board Zongbao King

GM
even those employees in marketing use DVBCN for up to date information on digital TV trade shows and exhibitions. Today DVBCN has over 200,000 registered users.

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COMPANY REPORT Original Equipment Manufacturer Topsignal, China

OEM delivering exclusively to Wholesalers Specializes in large production quantities

OEM delivering exclusively to Wholesalers Specializes in large production quantities Produces millions of satellite dishes and LNBs
Its not easy to find women in leading positions in the digital TV business and its even rarer for women to actually start a company in this business. But thats exactly what Anna Xie did: she started a website from nothing and in just 10 years built it up into Chinas largest site for digital TV. Its an exciting story that we wanted to hear about directly from her. DVBCNs offices can be found in Shanghais Minhang District. Anna rented expansive office space on the fifth floor of a modern office building. 10 employees work there although DVBCN has an additional 13 employees. But more on that later. First we wanted to know how Anna managed to turn her website into Chinas largest site for digital TV. Anna studied at the university in Shanghai. I studied TV and radio journalism. That was in 2001. And she was still a brand new student when she started her website DVBCN in 2002 (www. dvbcn.com). At first it was just a forum to discuss technical information. As you can tell by the websites name, her forum dealt back then primarily with the new DVB technology. We made available for download all documents, She explains to us: I come from Wenzhou in the Zhejiang Province. This province is located south of Shanghai;

How Anna Built up DVBCN.com in Just 10 Years


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technical specifications and standards. Some of the documents were translated into Chinese by her fellow students. Anna had managed to find a powerful market gap; anyone in China who was involved with receiver production or development of digital receiver software could view and download all the necessary documents from Anna. By 2004 we already had 80,000 registered users, remembers Anna about the quickly growing popularity of her website. We also offered the source codes for DVB applications and DVB analyzer information. A natural development of her download forum website was the start of a discussion page and not long after that a news page was started. Today DVBCN is the most viewed website in China for anyone that in one form or another is connected with digital TV. Technicians can find not only valuable information for their work on the DVBCN site, but

But Anna was not satisfied with one website. The main site is just a base website, she explains, but two other business segments are above all financially successful. Since so many professional digital technical users have come together on DVBCN, it was actually quite easy to provide them and digital TV firms a platform where workers could find new jobs and digital TV companies could find new employees: In 2005 Anna started her new website www.51dtv. com that resembles a recruiting company; the number 51 is Chinese for I need.

Chaofeng Ge

1. Chaofeng Ge is General Manager. He coordinates production and is always on the phone coordinating production with customer orders. outside of China to search for employ2.vice James You is Sales and counts ees and also, versa, to make it Manager eason the help of specialists the Lion into front of the ier for Chinese digital TV entrance to Topsignals building. find a job with a foreign company.
But that was still not enough for Anna - in 2011 she founded yet another business segment in her own company: Digital Technology Ltd. develops digital TV software. This segment immediately caught on; this is the company with the additional 13 employees we had mentioned earlier, although theyre not located in Shanghai. 10 engineers work in an office in Hangzhou plus one additional engineer each in Shenzhen, Chengdu and Beijing.

www.dvbcn.com

www.51dtv.com

Millions From Topsignal

Produces millions of satellite dishes and LNBs Majority of shipments go to South America

Expanding product palette to include high-quality LNBs and VSAT

James You

Topsignals production plant in Ninghai, China.

The administration building is to the left and two of the four production buildings are to the right. Satellite dishes and LNBs are manufactured here in large quantities.

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Owner Anna Xie
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news and test reports on DVBCN. He is DVBCNs Chief Editor.

At the moment www.51dtv.com is only available in Chinese but Anna is in the process of creating an English version that would make it easier for companies

What are these engineers doing at these locations? We are primarily working on the DLNAOTT technology, that is, the integration of mobile telephone, laptop and TV under the term Multi Screen Interaction. This means that what you see on a display screen, for example, on a mobile telephone screen, can be

Anna Xie is founder and owner of DVBCN,


the largest website for digital TV in China (www.dvbcn.com). Recently DVBCN began cooperating with TELE-satellite. The first DVBCN ad appeared in the TELE-satellite issue that Anna is holding in her hand.

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Chief Editor Victor Ho

Known by every digital TV company in China Provides all information regarding digital TV Expanding in the areas of recruitment and software development Focusing in future technologies such as OTT and IPTV Working on international expansion

Largest Digital TV Website in China: DVBCN.com


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In the office building

to the left in Shanghais Minhang district can be found DVBCNs leased offices on the fifth floor.

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Known by every digital TV company in China Provides all information regarding digital TV USA Expanding in the areas of recruitment and software development
COMPANY REPORT Professional Dish Manufacturer SVEC, China

Focusing in future technologies such as OTT and IPTV Working on international expansion
3. Some of the R&D engineers. A total of 10 engineers work here. 4. View of the four production buildings as seen from the administration building

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Professional Dish Manufacturer SVEC, China

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Wholesaler Hypex, UK

Success with Large investment in Quality range of Assurance Expanding VSAT and Ka-Band production products
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Wang Duo

3. Some of the R&D engineers. A total of 10 engineers work here. 4. 4 View of the four production buildings as seen from the administration building

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A large dish highlights the location
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Large investment in Quality Assurance Expanding VSAT and Ka-Band production Opening a new fully automatic satellite dish production line Focusing on top-of-the-line Quality dishes

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The Man Behind TSReader:

Rod Hewitt
Wrote one of the most successful stream reader programs Developed a technical solution to archive TV channels for Internet Archive Working on IPTV application programs

Software Programmierer Rod Hewitt, USA Not many digital TV product dealers among other things DX Sichuan SVEC CEO Wang Duo amateur can boast over 30 years success in the Communications 1. Kahlo, named herself after the painter Frieda Kahlo, handles the SVEC advertisement in TELE-satellite. Relatives business (in 2012 it will be 33 years). radio 2.receivers. Becky runs the SVEC sales team with 15 employees 3. Milton and his team take care of SVEC customers in South America his and family came later One of the few wholesalers that fall into from North 4. Betty Lee runs the sales team for India and Africa started working his this category is the company Hypex in on and 5. A look into the SVEC sales teamfor offices. To the left is Belinda, responsible for The Far East and to the right is and Nina, responsible for The Middle East. so Hypex became London. We paid a visit to them just company before they moved into their new ware- stronger and stronger over the years. Just a192 few years ago the company behouse. TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 06-07-08/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com already reported on SVEC back in SVEC (Sichuan Video Equipment dishes with diameters of 2.4 meters. Great Britain. Hypex customcame a limited liability corporation and outside ofWe Company) has been manufacturing sa- Lately SVEC is concentrating on expan- TELE-satellite 02-03/2010 issue. Even then we as already how ding name their professional antenna tellite now antennas of all sizes since 1993. the can back be found farmentioned away as Malayoperates under Hypex,VSATers Hypex was founded in 1979 by Shyv Production quantities are enormous: business. We also offer Ka-Band di- SVEC was becoming active in VSAT and sia. Neal explains how itSVEC came to that: Sood. He is an electrical engineer and the Ka-Band. Since then has inwe learn SVEC Ltd. manufactures several million shes for Internet-via satellite, dishes each month. The most popu- from Becky, Manager of the Internatio- vested enormously to not only guaranOver those many years our company recognized back then the need for comlar dish types are 60 and 75cm off- nal Sales Team. And, really, thats the tee production quality but also to raise to new levels; levels that areestabwe came to pay has a visit to the quality set antennas. Next in are 1.2 wholesaler and reason why become very well-known and Hypex is line a pure and does mercial receivers and other broadcast1.5-meter diameter dishes. But SVEC SVEC: professional products require unheard of for a manufacturer that proaside that many Asian not sell tolarge end segmented users. Managing Director lished and ing equipment. duces millions from of dishes every month. professional production. also manufactures Neal tells us more: We ship to roughly companies have their own branch office 186 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 06-07-08/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com As a one-man operation he sold 600 active dealers of which 15% are in Great Britain. For those its much sim-

Sales TeamOwner

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High Investment Rod in Product Quality


Hewitt

The Man Behind TSReader:

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Wrote one of the most successful stream reader programs Developed a technical solution to archive TV channels for Internet Archive Working on IPTV application programs Planning on a program for OCR recognition of BBCs EPG data
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Rod Hewitt enjoys reading TELE-

satellite magazine. The picture of the Eiffel Tower in his living room highlights the fact the he can speak French fluently and loves the French way of life.

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Hypex, UK - Distributor
Planning on a program for OCR recognition of BBCs EPG data
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Neal is Managing Director for Hypex and personally


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Ships large dishes to Great Britain and Europe Offers successful product lines from ICECRYPT and GLOBALINVACOM Low prices thanks to minimal overhead costs Consistent sales despite pricing pressure

An image from the old

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days: Hypex resided here up until recently. Now the company moved into a 6000 square foot warehouse only about a mile from here in Wembley in western London.

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Ships large dishes to Great Britain and Europe Offers successful product lines from ICECRYPT and GLOBALINVACOM

Low prices thanks to minimal overhead costs Consistent sales despite pricing pressure

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Ricks Satellite, USA - Distributor

Owner Rick Caylor

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Dealer Ricks Satellite, Kansas City, USA

celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012

Bobbie & Rick

distributes AZBox's receivers in North America is an enthusiastic satellite feedhunter

sees a good future for the FTA market in North America

Rick Caylor

A typical residential home in the USA. Looking from the street there

are no satellite dishes to be seen and theres also no company sign to suggest that theres a successful online satellite shop hidden inside. A knock on the door reveals Bobbie and Rick along with Ricks Satellite which can be found in the Internet at www.rickssatelliteusa.com.

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celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012 174 distributes AZBoxs receivers in North America Manu Distr Whol Shop R Serv

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Forum Operator Scott Greczkowski, USA

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COMPANY REPORT Headend Manufacturer Wadt, Brazil

Owner

A Family Headend Manufacturer Wadt, Brazil COMPANY REPORT Company Scott in the Cable Distribution Field Greczkowski
The company Wadt has been in existence for three generations. It was founded by Nelson Wadt back in 1945. Its a story of emigration in that Nelson Wadt is originally from Germany. The company, that has been successful for so many years, is all by itself interesting because of its success, but since they manufacture cable distribution equipment, its the perfect reason for us to pay them a visit. The company founders grandson, Joao Alfredo Wadt Miranda, who today is the companys Technical Director,

Provides assistance with technical satellite reception questions Founded by Scott as a non-profit forum All advertising income is reinvested in better technology
would take - namely further in the direction of reception. When the first cable TV systems were being installed, Wadt was right in the middle of things offering the first cable headends.
COMPANY REPORT Receiver Manufacturer Sowell, China

A Family Company in the Cable Distribution Field


Wadts best times were before 1994, remembers the company founders Grandson, Back then we

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Scott Gerczkowskis home in

Newington outside of Hartford, Connecticut in the USA. Scott operates his satellite forum SatelliteGuys.us from here. On the street side he has two motorized dishes installed; four smaller fixed dishes are mounted on the wall. To the left is a multifocus dish with five LNBs for DirecTV, in the middle is a dish for the DishNetwork eastern arc pointing to 61.5W, 72.7W and 77W plus another antenna for the DishNetwork western arc at 110W and 119W. All the way to the right is another antenna for 110W. This dish is used for automatic scanning that takes place every hour. It can instantly identify when a new channel appears on DishNetwork and posts this information in the forum thread Uplink Report.

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COMPANY REPORT Receiver Manufacturer Sowell, China

intuitively easy. Then one day coincidence came to hisfirst IPTV project Already operating the Integration of TV reception with transmitters dont have the same range explains to us what all the fuss is IPTV about The young company managed to sell day coincidence came to his transmitters dont have the same range explains to us of what the fuss is aboutare The young company managed to sell aid: his employer, the auto for parts com 3D planned the future 60% all all Sowell receivers already as the old analog transmitters. And so, with GALAXY 19: It is currently the HD 50 receivers in the first year. 10 years ployer, the auto parts comWadt had to specialize and focused as the old analog transmitters. And so, with GALAXY 19: It is currently the 50 receivers in the first year. 10 years pany, reorganized and offered Rick a pofor many people living in outlying regions most interesting of all satellites in North later sales have greatly increased: We anized and offered Rick a pofor many people living in outlying regions most interesting of all satellites in North later sales have greatly increased: We sition that didnt appealBrazil to him. Instead, So Paulo Wadt, - Headends www.TELE-audiovision.com/ TELE-satellite-1205 /wadt-brazil.pdf the only solution was to subscribe to a America in terms of FTA. The satellite sold over 1100 receivers in 2011 with didnt appeal to him. Instead, the only solution was to subscribe to a America in terms of FTA. The satellite sold over 1100 receivers in 2011 with he decided to go out on his own. His wife R Manu Distribution Technical satellite PayTV service. Rick says: The TV market in North America is supplied theOwner AZBox Receivers being the biggest Technology to go out on his own. His wife Neide is the daughter of the satellite PayTV service. Rick says: The TV market in North America is supplied the AZBox Receivers being the biggest Wadt R Distr Bobbie supported him and said, You have Services normally require a by two large PayTV providers that each Satellite Pay from seller. But receiver salesDirector are only one companys founder and takes care of Wadts finances. Joao, Neides son and orted him and You have the company founders grandson is by two large PayTV providers that each Satellite Pay Services normally require a seller. But receiver sales are only one Rsaid, Whol to do what you really like to do. She was headend manufacturer Wadts Technical two year contract and then after you subhave their own reception systems. Rick part of their business. We also sell comDirector in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Neide Joao you really like to do. She was two year contract and then after you subhave their own reception systems. Rick part of their business. We also sell comShop right. In 2002 Rick and Bobbie started the scribe to a basic package, you can then us with even more background: plete systems for GALAXY 19 reception Already operating the first IPTV Wadt provides us provides 02 Rick and Bobbie started the project scribe to a basic package, you can then with even more background: plete systems Wadt for GALAXY 19 reception company Ricks Serv Satellite. It wasnt easy subscribe at an extra fee to the same The last analog terrestrial transmitters at 97W. In 2011 it totaled 300 systems, 3D planned for the future cks Satellite. It wasnt easy subscribe at an extra fee to the same The last analog terrestrial transmitters at Integration of TV reception with 97W. In 2011 it totaled 300 systems, in the beginning, says Rick, wifemore had than 60 Involved in My HF for years Specialized products cable local channels that they used to receive were turned off aboutfor two years headends ago. The most of which were with 75cm dishes, IPTV ning, says Rick, My wife had 60% of all Sowell receivers are local channels that they used to receive were turned off about two years ago. The most of which were with 75cm dishes, New of cable licenses in Brazil some opens up huge Only shipsis domestically to have a second job allocation on the side. already HD for free with an terrestrial antenna when problem that the new digital terrestrial shipped withopportunities 90cm antennas. Rick econd job on the side. for free with an terrestrial antenna when Neide is the daughter of the problem is that the new digital terrestrial some shipped with 90cm antennas. Rick for the company
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cessful for so many years, is all by itwould take - namely further in the The company Wadt has been in exHartford thinks back to the products that had 200 employees. Those days are self interesting its success, direction ofgovernreception. When the first istence for three generations. It was started it all: It wasbecause car radi- of over; in 1994 the Brazilian CT, USA but since they manufacture cable discable TV systems were being installed, founded by Nelson Wadt back in 1945. os for Ford vehicles that my ment lifted the high import duties afGrandfather manufactured ter which HF products cameright into the tribution equipment, its the perfect Wadt was in the middle of things Its a story of emigration in that Nelfirst. for It was already ob- a country lowManager prices. General reason us to pay them visit. at offering the first cable headends. son Wadt is originally from Germany. Eagle Chain in

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Wadt had to specialize and focused

A successful couple: Rick and Bobbie together run the satellite shop Ricks Satellite in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA. Its an area with 60,000 inhabitants located eastonline of Kansas City. Its an excellent location: Kansas City likes to be Wadts best times were before Eagle 1994, remembers the to company USA. Its an area with 60,000 inhabitants locatedits east ofonly Kansas City. Its an excellent location: Kansas City likes to be referred as the heart of America; not the geographical center of the USA, its also the mathematical center of founders Grandson, Back then we referred to as the heart of America; its not only the geographical center of the USA, its also the mathematical center of USAs population. Chain had 200 employees. Those days are
Already operating the first IPTV project 3D planned for the future

Sowells showroom with one of the companys success receivers.

A successful couple: Rick and Bobbie together run the satellite online shop Ricks Satellite in Blue Springs, Missouri,
Integration of TV reception with IPTV 60% of all Sowell receivers are already HD

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Eagle Chain in Sowells showroom with one of the companys success receivers.

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The dish antennas on the roof provide a

clue to what goes on inside this building; it caught the interest of the TELE-satellite editorial staff: the company Eletronica Wadt, which has been involved with reception technology since 1945, resides here.

Involved in HF for more than 60 years New allocation of cable licenses in Brazil opens up huge opportunities for the company Specialized products for cable headends Only ships domestically

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companys founder and takes care of Wadts finances. Joao, Neides son and the company founders grandson is headend manufacturer Wadts Technical Director in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Digital TV Manufacturer Jiuzhou, China

Jiuzhous OTT Development Team


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vinced that exports will also pick up: With our new DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 receivers we will increase our market share and the upcoming football world cup will increase ISDB-T sales in South America. Its becoming clear that Panodic is

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The Big Expansion of Panodic


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Receiver Manufacturer Panodic, China

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Developes Digital TV receivers optimized for OTT Dedicated OTT development team

Growth Through Quality


Founder

Vice Vice GM Marketing Wholesaler and Installer SORTEC, Slovakia Jimmy Shenzhen Richard Zhang

developed in software form, reveals Marketing Vice Manager Jimmy Zhang to us, This means that end users merely have to upload a new software version in order to make their existing digital receivers OTT compatible.

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Jimmy Zhang is Jiuzhous Marketing integration with the Internet is moving Vice Manager and tells us what its all and for more to the forefront. about: more OTT stands Over-The-Top. It means that viewers can not only see And thats how Panodic managed to their normal TV channels terrestrially, work themselves up into the group of via satellite or cable, they can now use the same device to enjoy video and autop five manufacturers in just a few dio content via the Internet. YouTube years. From the three-man and VUDU, a movie service, are original just a few founding examples according to Jimmy team the company has grown Zhang. The end user doesnt really care to over 1500 employees and theres no how the video and audio makes it to his endas inlong sight. Yu: We are constantTV screen, as heAlan can use one remote control to access everything ly working on designing and developing thats available.

Internet services and terrestrial/satuously active in further development. ellite TV are constantly merging closer We are cooperating with many industogether. Many current digital receivers already have partners, an Internet connection trial such as, NDS, Conax, but most of the time this connection is SuperNovelTV as well as chip manufaconly used to load new software into the turers ST and Ali. Weve also received receiver or to connect the receiver to a local network. The from total integration of licenses Sisvel DivX and Inview. Internet video and audio content with is still a in provider digital Inview receivers is its infancy.of EPG informaOne of the companies that is inten- additional data tion and Internet-based sively working on this new technology such as IPTV. Thanks to the appearance is Jiuzhou.

not a manufacturer that produces only when there are orders; they are contin-

of more and more hybrid receivers, the

Richard is Vice General

Manager and runs the Jiuzhou R&D team with 200 engineers.

Even though it appears that this can all be easily accomplished technically, two things have to be kept in mind: the first has to do with a license since there are many Internet services that have to be paid for. The second is that even

though older digital receivers can be upgraded with OTT, they might not be good enough to truly take advantage of OTT. The chips get faster and faster every day and if you upgrade a digital receiver that has an older chipset with OTT, you might not be able to enjoy these OTT services interference-free.
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The OTT

Digital TV Manufacturer Jiuzhou, China

Over-The-Top by Jiuzhou

The end result is that it would be far better to upgrade a new digital receiver with OTT services; only then would the menu operation and the speed and capabilities of the built-in chips be optimal for these OTT services. The Jiuzhou development team is working feverishly on the best possible solutions for OTT.

Development Team works on the sixth floor of the Jiuzhou Electric Building in Nanshans Hightech Park in Shenzhen, China.

Developes Digital TV receivers optimized for OTT Dedicated OTT development team Market for OTT in Europe and North America Upgrade of older digital receivers possible with a software upgrade

Bratislava

Market for OTT in Europe and North America Upgrade of older digital receivers possible with a software upgrade www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1203/panodic.pdf CEO Marketing One of the Top Five: Manager Panodic
The OTT technology is so important to Jiuzhou that they have put together a dedicated development team: There are 20 engineers working in the OTT Team, we learn from Vice General
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Always Active You Zhen Huang When it Has Yu Wei Multiple quality control points before, during and after production to Do with Concentrating on digital TV products Digital TV Sortec, Slovakia - Distributors
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Satellite Information Website BSD, Brasil


SORTEC is not only an inIn 20 years a company went from starting off as a small installation op- staller and wholesaler; they that the exports will proalso pick up: also operate five retail stores eration to vinced becoming largest sales figures are supported by an With our new DVB-T2 DVB-S2 Company founder: from which end users can buy fessional installer Slovakia and and at TURBOSAT other in important reason: You Zhen Yu. He the and receivers we will one increase our market anything they need for television same time has become the Zhang is digital TV Jimmy receivers are listed of with every large device manufacturer Jiuzhous two other partners share andin the upcoming football world signal reception. And if you cant largest wholesalers the country. We Marketing Vice Manager and chain in Great Britain. Our receivers is also responsible for the founded MICO inwanted to cup will increase ISDB-T sales in South marketing of the their OTT units. visit stores in person, you can buy know about canmore be found in SORTECs the superstores from 1999 and Panodic in America. from them online. ubo Bezk, Mansuccess story. Their headquarters and electronics TESCO, in the MAPLIN 2003. Its located becoming that Panodic is the E-shop, tells us more about ager of main shop are in clear the capital shops, in CPC, Dixons, John Lewis, at city of Bratislava within sight of a large them: At the moment four of these Play.com and many others. 3 Slovashopping center in which among other stores can be found in western kiamodwith the fifth one in the east. But in things can be Sure foundenough, a TESCO hyperthree receiver 2012 we are planning to open up two market. els make up nearly 75% of all receiv-

Unfortunately, a weak spot receivers. in the above all, hybrid These are OTT technology is the bandwidth of the receivers are mostly interesting to end users Internet that connection. Video transmissions require a large bandoperators. width. Therefore, right now these OTT The expansion of their product palcompatible digital receivers would really only have markets in that Europe and ette suggests Panodic will continue North America even though there are to climb higher in the ranks of top class many other regions that offer scattered companies. high-speed Internet access. Were focusing on these two markets, confirms Jimmy Zhang, Buying power is the highest there.

higher quality products. This includes,

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Anyone, whether its a manufacturer or a dealer, who has something to sell has the same problem: how do you win new customers? What good is the best product if no one knows about it? What use are all those sensational offers if no one is aware of them? How do you make your potential customers notice your products? Every successful manufacturer and every successful dealer managed to find their own solution. A wholesaler that came up with an especially interesting solution to this problem is P-SAT in Hungary. The founder and operator of this company, Tibor Posta, gave us some insight into how he solved the problem of winning new customers. erecting TV antennas, he remembers, This was at the same time when Hungary started their second TV chanBut first we wanted to learn more nel via UHF. His first customer was about Postas Company P-SAT. Obvihis parents. And then it happened as ously, the P in P-SAT stands for his it usually does: friends and relatives name Posta. The company146 P-SAT KftInternational TELE-satellite The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 would call and Tibor Posta ended up was founded in 2002, explains Tibor with more and more work to do. Back Posta. Before that time he was an anthen he lived in eastern Hungary and tenna installer. In 1991 I started out
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company MICO in Hong Kong. Their first product: a DVD player. Since then they have gotten larger and larger so that today they are one of the top five receiver manufacturers in China with more than 1200 production employees and over 100 R&D engineers. The about 15% of SORTECs business. The 2. Xu Hai Bin is Panodics CEO. Hes 4. Two of the four SORTEC Sales Managers: International Sales largest portion of our sales comes from Alexander Zhonk (left) and Pavol Luk (right). pact on overall sales. Manager Chris Ward in in charge of the companys daily said Alan Yu surprisingly. Sure enough, market, Panodic technology and marketing departments For the Chinese SORTEC was business founded in our 1992 by our wholesale and instalfront of small sampling SORTEC offers was founded in 1992 by operations and can reveal to us: In of TURBOSATs Ladislav Back then he was an lation mrik. work, explains E-shop Manager products: ICECRYPT Ladislav mrik. Back in thenthese he was an 2011 we achieved sales of 70 million days antenna of HD are more and IPTV receivers. are located in the Shenzhen High Tech primarily DVB-C ubo Bezk,there From wholesale ac installer andour was very sucreceivers and LNBs. He The high SmartCard sales figures tivity 90%the of sales comes from instalUSD and in 2012 were expecting an is the contact for new cessful with installation of profesantenna installer and was very suclations and the remaining 10% comes dealers in Europe and constantly and more viewers interested in TV are - TURBOSAT Park; the production facility is only a TV and Internet increase to 100 million USD. comes from merg another busisional systems such as those for entire other areas. cessful with the installation of profesfrom our cooperation with large store housing blocks in larger communities. ness branch. We have exclusive chains. For these hyper markets makes and projectors. really we are half hour car ride away in Fuyong in the ing closer and closer together; sional systems such as the those for entire A projector large electronic chains SORTEC delivers rights for blocks the Dolly Buster adult-oriThis MATVsatellite (Master Antenna) complete systems that installa include housing in larger communities. HD beautiful, he comments and then with our Baoan District. We paid a visit to both integrating Internet services dish, LNB and receiver. ented TV service, reveals Chris Ward. promises, The first samples are alfacilities to see for ourselves how Pan- DVB-C receivers. 182 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com 02-03/2012 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 183 The most requested dish sizes in We have five channels on HOTBIRD This MATV (Master Antenna) installa Slovakia are the 80cm and 90cm an Ladislav mrik is and wetheir sell our Dolly Buster Smartready completed tennas; with production to Panodic started exporting DVB odic managed to get this far. they make up about 90% set of SORTECs Founder and Jundia our dish sales, says ubo Bezk. The Cards to any country where HOTBIRD President reason forquarter this is that for Slovakians the of 2012. products in 2005. The first receiver begin in the second So, obviously the first is 182 TELE-satellite International The question Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com 02-03/2012 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine more attractive channels can be found can be received. on ASTRA at 23.5 east but then. there are (So Paulo) that far away In this: is the company name MICO or that we manufactured for export was 3D cant be all also many free-to-air (FTA) channels ASTRA at 19.2 east that they want And now we come to the mot- quarteron the third of 2012 well also be Britain, re- back Panodic? Marketing Director Alan Yu a DVB-T receiver for Great to see, continues ubo Bezk. Thats why these larger dishes are fitted with to was that we highlighted Small introducing receivers with integrated also the earlier, has the answer for us: The company members Alan Yu. That monoblock LNBs so that both satellites and Valuable. TURBOSAT has placed can be received. 3D converters. time P-SAT, that Hungary Panodic expanded into the MICO Hongkong still exists and is the Wholesaler and Shop COMPANY REPORT its entire focus on small products SORTEC was founded in 1992 by Ladislav mrik. Back then he was an Where Panodics prod- to ship. parent company of the Panodic Group. then new receiver business. since theyPanod are easier For thiscan you find antenna installer was very suc180 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 and www.TELE-satellite.com reason we dont deal with largerIn and 2011 we cessful with the installation of profesucts? still only sold about accomplished MICO has its headquarters in Hong ics R&D engineers have sional systems such as those for entire heavier products, explains Paddy. housing blocks in larger communities. domestically here time: Were 10% of our products Kong and thats where youll also find quite a bit in just a short TURBOSAT concentrates on valuable This MATV (Master Antenna) installain China. The remaining 90% were exreceiver the Panodic Groups financial manage- introducing a new combination 2 products such as receivers, small 182 183 for DVB-S2 and DVB-T as well as for ported. In 2012 it will shift to about ment and logistics. Budapest TELE-satellite International Worlds domestic Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com 20% and 80% export. Alan Linux-based IP The Panodic itself was founded in Shen- DVB-S2 and ISDB-T. A 150 Yu is expecting to see an increase in zhen in 2009 and sold their products box was also completed just now. An interesting niche is DVB-T mod- DVB-C as well as ABS, the Chinese digiunder this name to the local market in China. The companys products are also ules for reception in a car. This mod- tal satellite TV standard. 130 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com But the Marketing Director is conis connected to exported under every possible brand ule with DVB-T/MPEG4

One of the largest wholesalers in Slovakia New Receiver from Success through distribution of well-known, high-quality brand names

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Manager Richard who is responsible for not a manufacturer that produces only the R&D Team. Our entire R&D Team when there are orders; they are contin1. Huang Wei is one of the founders Panodics Marketing consists of 200 engineers, clarifies Director is Alan Yu. of MICO/Panodic. He takes care of the Vice General Manager Richard, Were uously active in further development. He is a loyal reader of orientation working with strategic the Android as well as of production. TELE-satellite. We are cooperating with many induswith the Linux2. operating Xu Haisystems. Bin is Panodics CEO. Hes in charge of the companys daily trial in partners, such as, NDS, Yan moreReceptionist shops the east. SORTEC will Conax, Department operations Manager Yongjun andZhang can reveal to us: In Jing greets visitors is in charge of the Application Team SuperNovelTV as well as chip manufac2011 we achieved sales of 70 million the lobby then in have Slovakia nicely covered with consisting of ten engineers. This is USD and in 2012 were expecting an turers ST and Ali. you Weve also where the functioning of the software their satellite stores where can findreceived increase to 100 million USD. is tested and optimized so that end uslicenses from Sisvel DivX and Inview. in addition to all the necessary satellite ers wont have any trouble accessing all the different Internet services with Inview is a provider of components, also everything forEPG ter-informatheir Jiuzhou receiver later on. tion and Internet-based additional data restrial reception. Slovakia is currently The best part is that OTT is only being such as IPTV. Thanks to the appearance in the transition phase from analog to of more and more hybrid receivers, the 1. 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The latter top five manufacturers in just a few largest portion of our sales comes from Alexander Zhonk (left) and Pavol Luk (right). 1 3 receiver we already introduced to instalyou years. From the original three-man our wholesale business and our in lation our TELE-satellite 08-09/2011 isfounding team the company has grown work, explains E-shop Manager sue withBezk, a detailed test report. The ubo From our wholesale acto over 1500 employees and theres no 1. Pavol Macko is SORTECs General Manager digital terrestrial reception, explains 2 4 sight. Alan Yu: We are constant2. ubo Bezk SORTECs E-shop Manager. 158 TELE-satellite International Bezk. The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com 02-03/2012 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine ubo T2400 with a 2.0from terabyte tivityeven 90%comes of sales comes instalend in 3. Its always busy in SORTECs satellite store hard drive! Paddy. Normally, lations and says the remaining 10% comes where end-users shop. Three sales personnel take ly working on designing and developing But these retail stores only make up care of the customers' needs. PANODIC Company Details from our cooperation with large store such high-capacity hard drives cant about 15% of SORTECs business. The higher quality products. This includes, 4. Two of the four SORTEC Sales Managers: largest portion of our sales comes from Alexander Zhonk (left) and Pavol Luk (right). For these hyperchip markets and bechains. connected. A special makes 0............................ 1000 .............................. 2000 above all, hybrid receivers. These are our wholesale business and our instal electronic chains SORTEC delivers it large possible. 0................................ 50 ................. 100 Mio US$ lation work, explains E-shop Manager receivers that are mostly interesting to ubo Bezk, From our wholesale accomplete satellite systems that include operators. tivity 90% of sales comes from instaldish, LNB and receiver. 1 Sales at TURBOSAT are divided into The expansion of their product pallations and the remaining 10% comes from our cooperation with large store two regions: Half of our sales are ette suggests that Panodic will continue chains. For these hyper markets and The most requested dish sizes in to climb higher in the ranks of top class domestically here in Great Britain; large electronic chains SORTEC delivers Slovakia are the 80cmthe and 90cm an130 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 02-03/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com DVD players video screen in the name, just not the Panodic name. We satellite systems that include companies. 1.complete A look in the Technical the other half is to Europe. Internatennas; they make up about 90% of dish, LNB and receiver. Department. Defective units are use car. Rear passengers can export as an OEM and tional ODMSales manufac - Chris Manager Ward tells seated quickly repaired here.. our dish sales, says ubo Bezk. The Wholesaler and ICECRYPT Manufacturer TURBOSAT, Great The Britain COMPANY REPORT most requested dish sizes in usreason more: Our receivers aSlovakians remote control to change channels turer and dont use our name at all. 2.Slovakia Technical Director is Ray for this is that for the are the 80cm and 90cm anGargiulo. One of his main 90% of make up about 50% of our can sales with tennas; they make up about more attractive channels be found 2 while the car tasks is in motion. The driver In addition to the production facility is to check production our dish sales, says ubo Bezk. The our accounting for about 20%. onCAMs ASTRA at 23.5 east but there are samples from the manufacturer reason for this is that for Slovakians of course out theisfrontthe winin Baoan, the Panodic SmartCards Group also inwith - 15% inmore Korea. TURBOSAT follow with the is looking also many free-to-air (FTA) channels attractive channels can be found an ODM (Original Design 1 3 on ASTRA at 23.5 east but are rest consisting other satellite comon Beijing. ASTRA at of 19.2 east that they want traffic. dow at the Panodic is there planning cludes a branch office in 20 Manufacturer), he explains, also many free-to-air (FTA) channels Our own Manufacturing to see, continues Bezk. Thats ponents such as our our ubo ownto LNB series. on ASTRA at 19.2 east that they want make this Engineers product available in the engineers work there primarily on Sittingbourne design the receivers; why these larger dishes are fitted with 1. Pavol Macko is SORTECs General Manager digital terrestrial reception, explains to see, ubo Thats The quantity of LNBs may be consid1. 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Founder

Receiver Manufacturer Panodic, China

The administration and

R&D teams of OEM/ODM manufacturer Panodic can be found in the futuristic Grentech Building in Shenzhens High Tech Park.

by Luo Shigang

Xu Hai Bin

Alan Yu

Multiple quality control points before, during and after production Concentrating on digital TV products Cooperating with many license providers Continuous product palette expansion
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Founder
www.panodic.com

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Wholesaler and Installer SORTEC, Slovakia

Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates)

One

Installations

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Ladislav mrik

RoHS, DVB, EMC OEM

Production Categories Main Products

Receivers for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C, ISDB-TB, IPTV, DVD Players, Projectors

Pavol Macko

Alexander Zhonk

Pavol Luk

One of the largest wholesalers in Slovakia Success through distribution of wellknown, high-quality brand names Move to their own building in 2012 Active in new technologies such as fiber optics and IPTV

Wholesaler SORTECs

headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia. SORTEC just leases this space and will move to their own new building in 2012.

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TURBOSAT

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Sales Chris Ward

Technical Director Ray Gargiulo

Small and Valuable

own receiver line ICECRYPT 50% of sales outside Great Britain Focus on receivers, CAM, SmartCards and LNBs 80,000 receivers a year produces Dolly Buster TV programming via HOTBIRD

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TURBOSATs headquarters

in Sittingbourne south east of London

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own receiver line ICECRYPT 50% of sales outside Great Britain Focus on receivers, CAM, SmartCards and LNBs

80,000 receivers a year produces Dolly Buster TV programming via HOTBIRD www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1201/bsd.pdf
COMPANY REPORT Satellite Information Website BSD, Brasil

BSD, Brazil - Internet Forum of ideas:

Active and full

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Operates Brazils largest digital TV website Engaged in the further education of digital TV antenna installers Planning his own IPTV channel all about digital technology Living his dream with his own worldwide radio station
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Operates Brazils largest digital TV website Engaged in the further education of digital TV antenna installers

Planning his own IPTV channel all about digital technology Living his dream with his own worldwide radio station www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1201/p-sat.pdf

Has its own customer magazine Success with Your Created supermarket style Hobby store Plus a 248 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 12-01/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com Manu R Distr R Whol Shop Serv

Manu Marcus Bernardini, aka R Distr Benni, in his garden. In the background is his 5.0antenna as well as R meter Whol his 1.5-meter dish. Benni is the operator of the www. Shop portalbsd.com.br website that focuses on satellite Serv interests in Brazil.

P-Sat, Hungary - Distributor


Tibor Posta is founder and majority owner of P-SAT. Anything and
everything an antenna installer would need, including fiber optic LNBs from GlobalInvacom, can be found in his shop.

Owner Tibor Posta

COMPANY REPORT

Wholesaler and Shop P-SAT, Hungary

How P-SAT Wins New Customers

Has its own customer magazine Created supermarket style store Planning start of own branded TV services Operates one of the most well-known web communities in Hungary
Since November 2010 wholesaler and retailer P-SAT Kft has been leasing
this 330 square meter building in northern Budapest; the 150 square meter warehouse in the background also belongs to P-SAT. The company also operates a very popular Internet digital TV community as well as a web shop under the name SAT.HU. The company has six employees.

COMPANY REPORT

Wholesaler and Manufacturer SatelliteAV, USA

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first DVB-T2 receiver, he hints at some interesting plans for the future. The only question that still begs an answer is in which countries DVB-T2 will actually be launched. As a matter of fact, nobody knows at this stage because every country will decide independently whether and how to introduce DVB-T2, and these decisions are not always easy to understand.

Little Luck

Planning start of own branded TV services Operates one of the most well-known web communities in Hungary www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1201/satelliteav.pdf
AB-COM, Slovakia
COMPANY REPORT Wholesaler and Manufacturer SatelliteAV, USA

Sacramento

Conquering the marketBrian with new Gohl receivers Optimized complete product assortment plus service
Own receiver line for semi-professional applications First provider of OTA-SSU FTA receivers in the USA
Slovakian receiver manufacturer ABCOM has found its firm place in the Central European market within an impressively short time. Based in the little-known town of Topolcany, some 100 km east of the Slovakian capital Bratislava, the company was founded by Juraj Masaryk in the year 2002. In the beginning the business acted as a wholesaler for satellite components and it was only in the year 2010 that ABCOM Europe was established as an independent receiver manufacturer. AB-COM 1 as a wholesaler continues to prosper

consumer applications you need not look net networks are gradually disappearing further than to the brand new AB 3DBox and that almost every household these receiver line which features HD receiv- days has set up a WiFi network. So why Receiver Manufacturer COMPANY REPORT not add WiFi capability to satellite reers with integrated 3D TV converter. The newly developed 3D boxes are sched- ceivers? These boxes are based on the uled to hit the market in the first quarter Ali 3606 chipset which is particularly of 2012. In the previous issue of TELE- fast, Juraj adds. satellite we presented the stand-alone Brian Gohl is and PresidentABThanks to all these Founder achievements 3D converter, whose software will also of SatelliteAV. The company distributes COM Europe has taken only two years to be used in the AB 3DBox receivers. the GLORYSTAR system as a wholesaler become a significant and player that is acmanufactures and distributes the product segThe recently introduced AB-COM tively tapping into various The LinkBox series features another GEOSATpro brand name. range of receivers: Here we are talk- CryptoBox receiver line from AB-COM ments. For Juraj Masaryk, innovation is ing about boxes we produce for Czech has a very special treat in store: As ex- the key to success and a cornerstone pay TV provider Skylink, which uses the tremely good-value receivers targeted for a successful expansion path. Even Irdeto encryption system. These receiv- towards the pay TV market, all receivers the company name has turned out to be ers are particularly inexpensive, Juraj from this line include CA and a CI mod- wisely chosen: The acronym AB appears says and adds wed be ready to offer ule. The truly special feature, however, on all new brand names whenever a new this box to other content providers using is a USB interface which can be used to products series is launched. This way 186 TELE-satellite International The Worlds Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine 12-01/2012 www.TELE-satellite.com Irdeto as well. If you need further proof connect a WiFi dongle, Juraj Masaryk ex- AB-COM is able to grow and prosper for for AB-COMs orientation towards future plains. He knows that fully cabled Ether- a long time to come!

President

"My Hobby is My Occupation"


Topolcany

Optimized complete product assortment plus service Own receiver line for semiprofessional applications First provider of OTA-SSU FTA receivers in the USA Offers the smallest LNB in the world Develops first Android hybrid satellite and IPTV receiver for North America

SatelliteAV along with their partner company PowerON can be found in a section
of Rosevilles enormous industrial park near Sacramento, California in the USA. You can see the tip of a C-band dish mounted on the roof. There are 10 different C and Ku band antennas installed on the roof ranging in size from 45cm to 3m covering the entire arc from 58W to 166E.
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alongside and is the official distributor of all AB-COM Europe products in the companys home markets of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Company founder Juraj Masaryk tells us how AB-COM products are supplied to

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AB-COM, Slovakia - Receivers


R Manu R Distr R Whol R Shop R Serv
Michal Krajciks passion
is all about photography. It COMPANY REPORT should be, as he is the head of design and looks after the website of AB-COM.
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and how to introduce DVB-T2, and these decisions are not always easy to understand. satellite we presented the stand-alone 3D converter, whose software will also be used in the AB 3DBox receivers. first DVB-T2 receiver, he hints at some interesting plans for the future. The only question that still begs an answer is in which countries DVB-T2 will actually be launched. As a matter of fact, nobody consumer applications you need not look further than to the brand new AB 3DBox receiver line which features HD receivers with integrated 3D TV converter. The newly developed 3D boxes are sched-

Founder Juraj

1. Meet Marketing Manager Michal Grezo. Whats that on his screen? Its the advertisement of the AB 3DBox as it appeared in TELE-satellite. 2. Pavol Blaho is Sales Manager

knows at this stage because every coun- uled to hit the market in the first quarter Ali 3606 chipset Signal Analyzer Manufacturer Applied Instruments, USA try will decide independently whether of 2012. In the previous issue of TELE- fast, Juraj adds.

net networks are gradually disappearing and that almost every household these days has set up a WiFi network. So why not add WiFi capability to satellite receivers? These boxes are based on the which is particularly

Masaryk Robust Signal Analyzers Particularly successful in Central Europe Made in USA Products for different applications such as 3D and pay TV
The LinkBox series features another range of receivers: Here we are talking about boxes we produce for Czech pay TV provider Skylink, which uses the Irdeto encryption system. These receivers are particularly inexpensive, Juraj says and adds wed be ready to offer this box to other content providers using Irdeto as well. If you need further proof for AB-COMs orientation towards future The recently introduced AB-COM CryptoBox receiver line from AB-COM has a very special treat in store: As extremely good-value receivers targeted towards the pay TV market, all receivers from this line include CA and a CI module. The truly special feature, however, is a USB interface which can be used to connect a WiFi dongle, Juraj Masaryk explains. He knows that fully cabled Ether-

Thanks to all these achievements ABCOM Europe has taken only two years to become a significant player that is actively tapping into various product segments. For Juraj Masaryk, innovation is the key to success and a cornerstone for a successful expansion path. Even the company name has turned out to be wisely chosen: The acronym AB appears on all new brand names whenever a new products series is launched. This way AB-COM is able to grow and prosper for a long time to come!

Marketing Manager Michal Grezo

Receiver Manufacturer AB-COM, Slovakia

Company premises of receiver manufacturer

AB-COM in Topolcany, Slovakia. The company has cooperation agreements with TV manufacturer LG and pay TV provider Skylink, which is why their logos also appear prominently on the roof of the building. AB-COM generates 30% of its turnover in the local markets of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, with the remaining 70% share coming from other European markets.

Pavol Blaho

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AB-COM: Innovation Guaranteed

Particularly successful in Central Europe Products for different applications such as 3D and pay TV Focus on cost-efficient product range Products optimised for individual applications
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Indianapolis

Jeff Haas is Director of Engineering

and prefers to work at this shack. He is co-owner of Applied Instruments.

Focus on cost-efficient product range Products optimised for individual applications


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A motorized C-band dish on the wall


as well as numerous other dishes on the roof are all used by Applied Instruments to develop and test their signal analyzers.

General Manager Tom Haywood in the showroom with


a selection of products from Applied Instruments. He owns 50% of the company while his partner Jeff Haas, Director of Engineering, owns the other 50%.

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1. Meet Marketing Manager Michal Grezo. Whats that on his screen? Its the advertisement of the AB 3DBox as it appeared in TELE-satellite. 2. Pavol Blaho is Sales Manager

R Manu R Distr Whol Shop R Serv

Applied Instruments, USA - Signal Analyzers


Michal Krajciks passion
is all about photography. It should be, as he is the head of design and looks after the website of AB-COM.

GM

Juraj Masaryk is founder and

Managing Director of AB-COM. Here he is seen explaining all the features of the 3D converter that is built into the AB 3D boxes.

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Signal Analyzer Manufacturer Applied Instruments, USA

The power of this company is its robust signal analyzers

Applied Instruments

Company plans worldwide expansion with its internationally compatible analyzers

Special test signal generators for receiver manufacturers Special attention to ergonomic operation Technical customer service an important highlight of the company

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Tom Haywood

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Scott Haywood

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Applied Instruments leases two suites in this

Signal Analyzer Manufacturer, USA

www.appliedin.com

Company Details
Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees
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industrial complex from which digital TV signal analyzers are produced.

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The power of this company is its robust signal analyzers Company plans worldwide expansion with its internationally compatible analyzers
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Special test signal generators for receiver manufacturers Special attention to ergonomic operation Technical customer service an important highlight of the company
Production Certicates

Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates)

0................................ 10 ................... 20 Mio U$D


DVB

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Production Categories

own brand

Main Products

Cable TV Signal Analyzers, Satellite TV Analyzers, Noise Signal Generators, Noise Power Ratio Test Instrument

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A small family business has managed to become one of the most well-known names in the North American cable and satellite TV signal analyzer market. Its the perfect reason for us to go and pay Applied Instruments in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, a visit only to find out that the company is expanding into the international market with its products that are Made in USA. Whos behind Applied Instruments? It really is a family-owned business.

son Tom Haywood explains to us where the name came from: We apply a solution to every problem and provide the instruments just for that purpose Applied Instruments. The new company originally began with three employees, one of whom was David Poelstra, a research engineer that worked together with Doyle Haywood in the first company. In 1990 they released their first successful product to the market a cable TV signal

From here the path to satellite signal analyzers was not a long one. In 1998 we introduced the first satellite signal analyzer from the Buddy series, comments Tom Haywood. The Sat Buddy quickly became known and loved by North American satellite installers and over the years was consistently improved and fitted with new features. Scott Haywood, Tom Haywoods son and third generation in the company, is a sales manager at Ap-

not all that much different from being a building designer who must also be creative and a problem solver. When his mother, the wife of founder Doyle Haywood, began to have health issues, his father decided to leave the company and sell 50% ownership of the company to Tom Haywood. The other 50% was sold to Jeff Haas. Both are enthusiastic with the opportunity to further expand Applied Instruments.

to noise testing, comments Tom Haywood. General Manager Tom Haywood explains to us their product palette: 80% of our sales are made up of reception signal analyzers, 10% are test generators with the remaining 10% made up of complete systems consisting of signal generators and signal analyzers. And as far as sales figures go, he tells us, For the past several years sales have been stable at about US$ 5.5 million

USA and Canada, with only the remaining 5% being shipped abroad to countries like Switzerland, Sweden, Great Britain, Belgium as well as Australia, comments Scott Haywood. But this is what will change in the companys 25th year of operation: We are actively looking for competent distributors in Europe, The Middle East and Asia. It is critical for Applied Instruments to find technically competent partners: Our products are not throw-

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Huber+Suhner, Switzerland - Fibre Optics


Wholesaler and Manufacturer MEGASAT, Germany

Marketing Manager Othmar

MEGASAT wholesaler and One of the leading fiber optic companies in the world distributor rises from New CLIK! System for easy installation New market that will make coaxial cable distribution systems the heart ofsegment Germany
1 1

Product Manager Patrick Zaina

Fuchs presents us with a CLIK! system brochure here in the main lobby.

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Marketing Manager Othmar Fuchs

Fiber Optic Distribution Systems Manufacturer HUBER+SUHNER, Switzerland

Smack in the middle of the

Swiss Alps: thats where HUBER+SUHNER can be found in Herisau in northeastern Switzerland

Fiber Optics at
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One of the leading fiber optic companies in the world New CLIK! System for easy installation New market segment that will make coaxial cable distribution systems obsolete Now available: economical alternative with distribution systems starting with eight users

HUBER+SUHNER

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obsolete Now available: economical alternative with distribution systems starting with eight users www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1109/ipont.pdf

fine its actual location? Sven Melzer, founder and General Manager Manu Manufacturer and Wholesaler SAPRO, Czech Republic COMPANY REPORT CEO

iPONT, Hungary - 3DTV


Niederlauer

Where is it, the much-proclaimed heart of Germany? How do you de-

R Manu Distr Whol mane Ait Yala is confident that the Shop ishes he manufactures will be sucessful in the export market: Algeria is Serv n oil-producing country, he explains,

was in the hands of the dealers, a risk and started up his own production line (more precisely Marietta). There are six Robby Dosetareh patiently built up years old, the family had with the help of an office in Guangzhou employees in the 4600 square foot ofthat was difficult to calculate. his company WS International one an opportunity to flee the Robby Dosetareh decided that there in southern China. Today we produce fice/warehouse: Two sales managers, small step at a time. Hes still young country, first to Pakistan 142 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 10-1 1/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com LNBs as well as 75cm and 90cm satellite a technical support manager, an assisand since he has already brought his and then for a few months was no future in this! Since he had aldishes ourselves, comments Robby. In tant as well as two employees in the company quite a long way in the USA, to Austria. The UN acquired ready sold systems and components to installers in the past, he decided to be- 2009 his1own receiver line that Robby warehouse, explains Robby. To better 6 his expansion to the rest of the world all the necessary paperwork as a satellite wholesaler. On April named Lexium was also added to the serve his customers on the west coast, fishouldnt have any obstacles. In July well as the required visas and come SAPROs Founder and Chief Lubomr 1, 2001, I founded WS International, palette. Theres even a website under Robby opened a branch office in Paco2010 he opened a 2nd distribution nally in April 1992 the family arrived Proboszcz standing communications, he accepted an offer USA. branch & offices in the small town of in their land of their dreams remembers this name: www.lexium-dvb.com. In ima, California, near Los Angeles. Not Robby Dosetareh. Robby, in front of a Pacoima, cabinet California in from had a DishNetwork dealer and began ended up in Atlanta, Georgia to make 18order TELE-satellite Global Digital They TV Magazine 06-07/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com 2010 we sold roughly 30,000 DVB-S re- long after that he decided to move out who on actually no business experifull of SAPRO working there was as a Sales it cost efficient for customers in the the US east coast. to Los Angeles himself. Since then I go4 says Robby and then explains ence or background, very Manager. coura- ceivers, receivers. In his 18 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 06-07/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com After a few months his father became Young Robby came to a newgeous world, in this Western part of the USA and Canada. decision and had at the that a DVB-S2 variant of this receiver back to visit the Atlanta office every two hand is the flagship ill and Robby Dosetareh had to help him Thats where we met up with Robby a place where its normal to get a free product, a box from same time a little foresight: the WS in will be available by the time this issue months for one week, says Robby. He communicate with the doctors; his faHe explains to us how it all glass of water in a restaurant. The the HD-Box Dosetareh. series. is proud to say that he has employees the company name stands for World of TELE-satellite hits the newsstands. thers English wasnt good enough. Unteenager quickly acclimated himself to began. Since 2010 Robby has built up his in Atlanta that can operate the business Satellites. fortunately, his time off from the DishRobby Dosetareh was born and his new surroundings. After graduatproduct palette to the point that any without him having to constantly look But the Network World dealer in his company name was getting too much raised in Shiraz, Iran. But his father ing from High School, he immediately component that an installer could pos- over their shoulders. stands for the business field that and towards the end of 2000 the dealer was alwas watched and mistreated by the re- joined the work force. Since he also Business Voucher The branch office in Los Angeles is sibly need can be obtained from him heteleselected for Since the had tohis let company. him go. Robby Dosetareh gime at that time. When Robby was ten ways interested in electronics and satellite reception of English-language under his own label. This includes 5000 square feet in size but only has programming in the USA is generally dishes as small as 75cm to as large as three employees: Sales Manager Jo104 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 08-09/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com monopolized by DishNetwork and Di- 4.5 meters, lists Robby, and in ad- seph Bassala, who Robby can speak to recTV, Robby looked around at other dition to cables and receivers, all the in Farsi, Shipping Manager Jeff Bynum TV programming. As a native from necessary accessories such as DiSEqC and a warehouse employee. We also switches. He even has satellite signal have one more employee in our GuangIran, the obvious choice was foreign Dosetareh is the very young founder and President Robby of satellite wholesaler and manufacturer WS International. 2 Our model 5100 Pro can au5 care of 7 zhou, China office who takes language programming for the ethnic analyzers. Here we see him in his Pacoima, California office located production and overseas transport, living in opened the USA. are north minorities of Los Angeles that he just There one year ago tomatically recognize the satellite that several of these groups that want TV a dish is pointing to, highlights Robby adds Robby. 1. Alina Proboszcz is responsible for SAPROs bookkeeping and is ter of 2011 well be coming out with reception hobby, he tests all the products himself and is also 6 the founders wife. an Android based receiver under thereby able to immediately recognize any weak spots. 1 How successful is WS International? programming in their own language. and then continues, The model 7100 the Dreamsky brand name; this will 2. Petr Zwrtek is Sales Manager for The Czech Republic. He is Robby Dosetareh provides an overview be followed by a DVB-T2 receiver in In this way he can be confident that the production line showing us on the map where Tinec is located: right at the point where The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland meet. 2012. For the HD-Box and Dreamsky only puts out products that meet his requirements. SAPRO on these groups: In my case of course, line of receivers, 2012 will bring with is on the way up. 3. Marek Roszka is Marketing Manager. You can see SAPROs the first group would be TV channels in it a number of enhancements related WS website on his monitor (www.sapro.cz) that he also maintains. Farsi, after that its programming in Arto the Internet: The Dreamsky se I also translate the user manuals, says Marek who is fluent in International, ries will see a box with IPTV enhance English and German. SAPRO Company Details abic, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, RusManufacturer and Wholesaler, Czech Republic www.sapro.cz USA ment, he reveals to us, For cable 4. Jana Proboszczov is Sales Manager for Slovakia and all of the sian, Armenian as well as the English we are planning a DVB-C remaining countries. 0................................ 12 .................................. 25 WS Joseph Bassala is operators Business Voucher receiver. language Christian channels. Most of 5. Service Technician Milan Martynek tests a satellite signal Internationals Sales Manager 0............................... 2.5 .....................5 Mio uro analyzer that SAPRO distributes under its own brand name. these TV channels, many of which are in Los Angeles. He receives the Lubomrs schedule is full. With a 6. Should there ever be any problems with a SAPRO receiver, the customer orders primarily from DVB produced locally in the USA, can be revariety of new products, hes expandreturns land with Customer Service Manager Ester Vrbelov, who those on the west coast of the own brands Di-Way, Di-Box, SatElita, Dreamsky, HD-Box ing in the market as well as moving for free and thus makein a very in- and scans the bar code of all incoming problem items. USA sons together make for ceived Thomson still existed France into the surrounding countries. Be Satellite Receivers for economic range, mid range and high teresting product to offer these ethnic 7. Service Technician Petr Schlesinger is at work repairing a range, Wholesaler for LNBs, dishes, accessories cause of his engineering background quite an argument that BYA started off as an assembly line for 3 receiver circuit board. and his personal love of his satellite groups here in the USA. SAPRO s.r.o. SAPRO SK s.r.o. thisdishes third plant, Boiingsat was control Hoawen Chiang exporting his is Thomsons TVin sets. NotFrom long after that, to us. These two coun- of Ku-band LNBs looks quite a bit differKonsk - Podles 455 SUPERSAT Robby got right to work. Mari73961 Tinec ul. Slovansk cesta 672 126 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 08-09/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com 08-09/201 1 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 127 of every aspect they of production; they only analog tries still received the bulk of their delivent. CZECH REPUBLIC PS 02 201 adca a good move to make. began a assembling satellite etta, Georgia, small city near Atlanta Tel +420-591008312 SLOVAKIA Tel +421-220-648942 needed theI SMD components which they eries in 2010: 40% of their production Slimane Ait Yala: receivers shortly with 100,000 followed inhabitants that he thereafter now Download Report www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1109/eng/sapro.pdf out and purchased. In receivers. 2010 producwent to we Indonesia Our primary market for Ku-band LNBs was just atwent the Canton by digital Back then had and 30% to Thailand. tion capacity reached 500,000 C-band 20% went to Brazil with 10% going to is the Middle East. In 2010 60% of our trade show in south- 90 employees, remembers Slimane Ait LNBs and just as many Ku-band LNBs. A other countries like South Africa, Dubai, Ku-band LNBs were shipped to Dubai, ern China and found Yala, and we had sales equivalent to fourth factory should begin operations in Russia, Singapore as well as Malaysia. 15% went to North Africa, 5% to South out that our prices about eight million Euros. BYA was at 2013 which would then raise the capacAfrica with the remaining 20% going to are competitive. And ity of Ku-band LNBs to a staggering one When we heard him mention Brazil, North America, Australia and Europe. theres still another million a month. our ears perked up. Weve been delivBut in 2011, Jason Chiang sees these 2 5 7 120 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 08-09/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com Perforated Dishes from reason: BYA is not a small ering C-band LNBs to Brazil since 2004 numbers shifting considerably: The Algeria company; they Ofproduce course, we want to know where but demand has recently taken a strong North African market will pick up quite 1. Alina Proboszcz is responsible for SAPROs bookkeeping and is ter of 2011 well be coming out with reception hobby, he tests all the products himself and is quite a few other all products these LNBs are going to. In the jump upwards, revealed Hoawen a bit; we expect to ship 30% of our total also the founders wife. an Android based receiver under thereby able to immediately recognize any weak spots. beginning, we delivered our production Chiang, In fact, for 2011 were expectproduction there, 45% will go to the and thus have plenty of experithe Dreamsky brand name; this will 2. Petr Zwrtek is Sales Manager for The Czech Republic. He is 134 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 08-09/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com be followed by a DVB-T2 receiver in East, 5% to South In this way 10% he can to Indonesia and Thailand, explains ing that 35% of our LNB production will Middle Africa, tobe confident that the production line showing us on the map where Tinec is located: right at the point ence as a manufacturer. For the HD-Box and Dreamsky only puts out products be delivered to 2012. Brazil. Brazil with another 10% going to the rest that meet his requirements. SAPRO where The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland meet. line of receivers, 2012 will bring with is on the way up. 3. Marek Roszka is Marketing Manager. You can see SAPROs of the world. BYA was founded in 1993. Back then it a number of enhancements related website on his monitor (www.sapro.cz) that he also maintains. The 16,000 squaremeter production Chiangs son to Hoawen the Internet: The Dreamsky se I also translate the user manuals, says Marek who is fluent in lant can be found in the city of Ain 136 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 08-09/201 1 will www.TELE-satellite.com ries see a Chiang box with IPTV Jason alsoenhance Once again Brazil is mentioned but this English and German. SAPRO Company Details Manufacturer and Wholesaler, Czech Republic www.sapro.cz ment, works he reveals to us, For time cable in connection with l Bia. This city, with 20,000 inhabitfor the Ku-band LNBs. 4. Jana Proboszczov is Sales Manager for Slovakia and all of the operators we are planning a DVB-C remaining countries. nts, is located about 35km east of the 0................................ 12 .................................. 25 company. Hes Jason Chiang revealed a little secret: I receiver. 5. Service Technician Milan Martynek tests a satellite signal 1 3 0............................... 2.5 .....................5 econd largest city in Algeria: Oran with currently passing have good contacts in Brazil. That along Mio uro analyzer that SAPRO distributes under its own brand name. through a number witha the steadily increasing demand in Lubomrs schedule is full. With oughly 1.6 million people. The Port 6. Should there ever be any problems with a SAPRO receiver, the DVB variety ofstations new products, hes expandof in the that South American country makes for Boiingsats rzew harbor is right next to Ain El Bia; returns land with Customer Service Manager Ester Vrbelov, who Numerous 4 Production Facilities own brands Di-Way, Di-Box, SatElita, Dreamsky, HD-Box ing in the market as well as moving company but above all a very attractive market. scans the bar code of all incoming problem items. his is where Algerias national oil cominto the surrounding countries. Be Satellite Receivers for economic range, mid range and high hes involved in Interna7. Service Technician Petr Schlesinger is at work repairing a range, Wholesaler for LNBs, dishes, accessories cause of his engineering background any Sonatrach loads its oil tankers. 3 receiver circuit board. tional and Sales. He breaks Its common knowledge how prices for his personal love down of his satellite SAPRO s.r.o. SAPRO SK s.r.o. Konsk - Podles 455 SUPERSAT for us the product distribution by LNBs have been falling considerably and 73961 Tinec ul. Slovansk cesta 672 And this is the first reason why Sli126 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 08-09/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com www.TELE-satellite.com 08-09/201 1 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 127 CZECH REPUBLIC PS 02 201 adca groups; the geographical distribution when General Manager Hoawen Chiang Haowen Chiang
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1. Patrick Zaina is Product 0............................ 2500 ............................. 5000 Manager for fiber optic 2 connectors. Here we see 0.............................. 500 ................ 1000 Mio SFr him in front of a professional distribution cabinet consisting primarily of fiber optic splitters. The CLIK! system is a compact version for the distribution of satellite signals in smaller apartments. 144 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 10-1 1/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com 2. Jrgen Silbereisen is one Download Report of the five CLIK! system design engineers. Here 1. The two friends and business partners: CTO Andor Pasztor and tence 170 years ago in the Theres a large industrial zone in 2 we see him programming CEOthe Zoltan Korcsok in their headquarters in Budapest in front of city Wholesaler and Manufacturer, USA COMPANY REPORT one of iPONTs 3D without glasses auto-stereoscopic monitors. an online calculator of currently Tinec. This city currently northeastern portion of the Czech 1. The two friends and business partners: CTO Andor Pasztor and The Recompany that has 40 employees operates two other has that installers can use CEO Zoltan Korcsok in their headquarters in Budapest in front of offices in Hungary: the software engineers are in Szeged while the one of iPONTs 3D without glasses auto-stereoscopic monitors. 40,000 inhabitants and everywhere to determine exactly public. There youll find large amounts creative team can be found in Bekescsaba. The home, company that has 40to employees operates Pro was designed especially with the he currently managed become thetwo other came to the conclusion that this would calls what CLIK! systems Ervin Farkas takes care of customer service for iPONTs offices in Hungary: the software engineers are in Szeged while the you look you can see fabrication sys-components they would of ore that can be turned into 2. iron; professional customers. creative team can be found in Bekescsaba. one satellite dealer in just a professionals in mind. And theres still never need happen to him again: to be in number for a specific 2. Ervin Farkas and there are also quite a few rivers that tems with their superstructures SAPRO interfere with ittakes care of customer service for iPONTs more: Soon well be introducing an adshort time thanks chargedistribution of hisBut own time The he doesnt had to start system. professional customers.to his extensive mar MEGASAT founder online lets the this supply water power as well as a large interconnecting pipes. atcalculator all, rather, heating pipe goes and General Manager In 2002, remembers Robby, justable monoblock LNB with which you his own company. He then started as keting. installer plan for an optimal Sven Melzer likes to expanse of forest for its enormous perfectly with this company: WScompo International sold roughly 200 sys- can set the offset anywhere between 4 a dealer for DishNetwork and installed system. After entering in stay up to date with all the parameters, the and 10. For installers were preparing a been month. customer satellite systems. After a few tems One of these pipes, an exterior supply of building materials. Because TELE-satellite. nents for satellite receivers have software produces a list Over since the years sales numbers in- a toolbox that will contain all the tools months he along realized how dan- here components with developed cen-of though of all this, an enormous steel works heating pipe, passes just a few designed and signal level calculations at and one day, not sur- needed to install our products. gerous this business was: DishNetwork andevery factory, the Tineck elezrny timeters away from manufacturer 1992. Its a can perfect match creased for thesteadily inendpoint. You How is Robby doing all of this? He only paid when the custom- prisingly, he decided he no longer wantPacoima, findthe the dealers calculator at www. (Tinec Steelworks) came into exis- wholesaler SAPROs building. dustrial atmosphere here. SAPROs clikulator.com ers paid DishNetwork. All of the risk ed to be dependent on other importers started WS International in Atlanta
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of satellite wholesaler and distributor MEGASAT has a rather pragmatic approach to those questions. We are right in the heart of Germany, and by that he simply means the region hes at home. The name of the place is Niederlauer, which is a small town north of Schweinfurt in northern Bavaria. As a matter of fact, if you look up Niederlauer in Google Maps the marker pops up right in the centre of Germany.

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Connectivity solutions for Radio Frequency, Low Frequency and Fiber Optic applications. Fibre optic distribution systems for professional and home use.

3D Compatible with the variety of manufacturer auto-stereoscopic monitor solutions

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Megasat, Germany - Receiver and Wholesaler

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850 square meter company premises that MEGASAT has been occupying since 2010 in an industrial area of Niederlauer. The official company name is b2c Electronic, even though MEGASAT is used as brand name vis--vis the outside world.

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Sapro, Czech - Receiver and Wholesaler


Owner Lubomr Proboszcz

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Covers every price segment with its four brand names Starting expansion to surrounding countries In-house design and production (assembly line)

is Expanding

Produces 100,000 receivers per year

Petr Zwrtek

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An external heating pipe runs right past SAPROs


administration, warehouse and production buildings. The company is located in the industrial city of Tinec in the northeastern end of The Czech Republic, not too far from Ostrava.

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Covers every price segment with its four brand names Starting expansion to surrounding countries

In-house design and production (assembly line) Produces 100,000 receivers per year

Ain El Bia (Oran, Algeria) Successful

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WSInternational, USA - Receiver and Wholesaler


Owner Robby Dosetareh

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Joseph Bassala

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Successful Young Company with Ambition Manufacturer of Satellite Components

Plan for Worldwide Expansion with Satellite Signal Analyzers Inexpensive Products Thanks to Efficient Production and Distribution

In this building in Pacoima, north


of Los Angeles, can be found WS Internationals west coast office/ warehouse

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BYA, Algeria - Dishes and Receiver


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Dish and Receiver Manufacturer BYA, Algeria

Ain El Bia (Oran, Algeria)

Alexander Wiese

sons together make for quite an argument that exporting his dishes is a good move to make. Slimane Ait Yala: I was just at the Canton trade show in southern China and found out that our prices are competitive. And theres still another reason: BYA is not a small company; they produce quite a few other products and thus have plenty of experience as a manufacturer.

Thomson still existed in France and BYA started off as an assembly line for Thomsons TV sets. Not long after that, they began assembling analog satellite receivers followed shortly thereafter by digital receivers. Back then we had 90 employees, remembers Slimane Ait Yala, and we had sales equivalent to about eight million Euros. BYA was at

The 16,000 squaremeter production plant can be found in the city of Ain El Bia. This city, with 20,000 inhabitants, is located about 35km east of the second largest city in Algeria: Oran with roughly 1.6 million people. The Port Arzew harbor is right next to Ain El Bia; this is where Algerias national oil company Sonatrach loads its oil tankers. And this is the first reason why Slimane Ait Yala is confident that the dishes he manufactures will be successful in the export market: Algeria is an oil-producing country, he explains, and that means that the energy costs in Algeria are very low. He follows right away with the second reason: Wages in Algeria are also very low; the official minimum wage is about 100 Euros. Aside from that, the necessary metal for their dish production is produced domestically. All of these rea-

BYA was founded in 1993. Back then

Slimane Ait Yala

Slimane Ait Yala is General Manager (PDG: Prsident Directeur Gnral) and

With a new series of satellite dishes

founder of BYA. BYA actually gets its name from the name of the location: Ain El Bia. Bia was converted to BYA.

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Dish and Receiver Manufacturer, Algeria

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made out of perforated metal, Algerian manufacturer BYA Electronic wants to start an export offensive. Are there

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reasons to expect success in the strongly contested satellite dish market? It wont be easy for BYA, but there are several

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BYAs production facility

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Boiingsat, China - LNB

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Co-Owner Yunnjye Qin

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COMPANY REPORT LNB Manufacturer Boiingsat, China
remembers Hoawen Chiang. Two of the investors have in the meantime moved on to other things but investor, Yunnjye Qin, is still here and is in charge of Production. tion plant which they used to manufacture 240,000 C-band LNBs every month. 2004 became rather turbulent: We sold our first production facility and then built a new one for Ku-band LNBs. Now with 500 employees, production climbed to 350,000 C-band LNBs per month and 150,000 Ku-band LNBs per month.

Three Production Locations in Zhuhai/ China

Large Sales Expansion in South America In the Works: LNB with Two Feed Rings

LNB Manufacturer Boiingsat operates multiple production facilities in Zhuhai, China, a city with 1.5 million inhabitants located in western Guangdong Province. Zhuhai sits right next to Macao and slowly but surely is attracting more and more satellite component manufacturers. But one of the first of these manufacturers was Boiingsat; it has been in exis-

tence since 1997. However it all really started in Taiwan. Hoawen Chiang, General Manager of the company who was also born in Taiwan, explains to us how it all began.

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In 1996 I was a Production Manager at an LNB manufacturer in Taiwan. But things didnt go exactly as I had planned so in 1997 I along with three investors founded Boiingsat in Zhuhai, China,

The main reason for moving from Taiwan to China was obviously the costs. Wages in China are still lower than that of Taiwan. But we still have a small R&D office in Taiwan with three engineers, says Hoawen Chiang. Thus far the technical expertise in Taiwan is somewhat more advanced than in Mainland China at least as far as high frequency LNBs are concerned. Back then we started with 30 employees and produced 20,000 C-band LNBs every month, he says looking back. In 2002 Boiingsat started a second produc-

Zhuhai

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Address in Czech Republic

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One of Boiingsats three factories in Zhuhai in southern


China; soon itll be four factories. The companys administration offices can also be found here.

Boiingsats founder and General Manager

Haowen Chiang

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and that means that the energy costs n Algeria are very low. He follows right way with the second reason: Wages n Algeria are also very low; the official minimum wage is about 100 Euros.

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Bomare, Algeria - Receiver
Slimane Ait Yala is General Manager (PDG: Prsident Directeur Gnral) and founder of BYA. BYA actually gets its name from the name of the location: Ain El Bia. Bia was converted to BYA.

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COMPANY REPORT TV-Sets and Receiver Manufacturer Bomare Company, Algeria
The industrial city of Birtouta is very conveniently located: the airport, harbor and numerous highways are all within easy reach. It is an excellent location especially for a company that wants to expand its export business. It all started many years ago with the distribution of satellite receivers. The founder, Ali Boumediene imported receivers from South Korea and sold them locally. But for him it wasnt enough: one day it dawned on him that he could assemble these receivers on his own production line. Together with a South Korean manufacturer that supported him with not only the components but also the know-how in setting up an assembly line, Ali Boumediene started his own production in 2001. Back then 20 employees assembled digital receivers using the supplied components. Today Bomare Company has 120 employees. Right from the start Ali Boumediene had a great idea: he chose the brand name Stream System for his line of receiver products. An excellent choice considering that in todays IPTV age everything revolves around streaming. But lets get back to the beginning: in 2003 Ali Boumediene took the next expansion step. He created his own production line for power supplies and then in 2006 he took one more step by investing two million Euros and installing an SMT line in a new production facility complete with automatic component mounting machines and an oven. Bomare Company also owns a unit of plastic injection and silkscreen painting Technical Director Tewfik Lamrani gives us some insight into their production numbers: From 2001 to 2007 we produced a total of three million SD receivers. Production numbers dropped every year because of the ever-increasing competition with imported receivers. But Ali Boumediene also managed to find a solution to this: he simply started a second assembly line to produce TVs. We are especially proud of our LCD TVs with integrated DVB-T tuners, commented Tewfik Lamrani whose five-member R&D team developed this TV. Now we also manufacture HD TVs, says Tewfik and explains why now is the right time to begin exporting their products: In the past several years we learned how to start a production line. The old adage holds true: You learn from your mistakes; Bomare Company has accepted all of the setbacks and over time has become a professional manufacturer. Now we have the right products and now we know how to make them, says Tewfik Lamrani, And now the time has come to start exporting. Bomare Company is not only going to export their own products such as HD receivers and LCDTVs in various sizes from 19 to 47, but they are now ready to become an OEM or ODM maker for other manufacturers and distributors primarily in Europe. Tewfik Lamrani gives us a few reasons why Bomare Company with its location in Algeria would be a good choice: We are in the same time zone as Europe, we speak the same languages (French and English), we can ship economically to Europe, we provide a high-quality product and our production follows the RoHS directive and just recently also the Euro 1 Norm. The subject of quality control is especially critical for the export market: Five engineers are directly involved with quality control during production (preproduction) and five additional engineers
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Aside from that, the necessary metal for their dish production is prouced domestically. All of these rea-

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In 2005 the European Union entered into an agreement with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria to support economic cooperation between the two. This agreement provides an interesting opportunity for satellite receiver manufacturers

Birtouta (Algiers)

1. Annie greets visitors at the reception desk 2. Yunnjye Qin is co-owner of Boiingsat and in charge of production. 3. Jason Chiang is the son of the companys founder and designated successor to the Captains chair. Here in the showroom he shows us one of the companys specialties: a four-way combination with 4 x C-band LNB. This LNB lets four receivers receive four C-band satellites independently from each other; this setup is especially in demand in Indonesia.

and, in the case of the Algerian Bomare Company, also for TV manufacturers. Actually, Bomare Company produces both products. For 2011 Bomare Company has decided to take their products and service capabilities to the European market. We paid a visit to Bomare Companys production facility in Birtouta, about 20km from Algiers, and had a look around.

BOMARE

TV and Receiver Manufacturer, Algeria

Company Details
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Even in Algiers it rains occasionally

and when it does it pours: a look at Bomare Companys production facility in Birtouta not far from the capital Algiers. Working hours are from 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM Sunday to Thursday (they are closed Friday and Saturday).
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Main Products

LCD and Plasma TV-Sets with integrated DVB-Tuner, Satellite Receiver for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T, Home Theatre Systems

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www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1105/prevail.pdf Production Manager such an increase in sales, could it? Well, actually, were expecting this increase in Ren sales also because were expanding into a new business sector; in 2012 well be Guorui opening up a new factory for LED lights.
COMPANY REPORT Fiber Optic and CATV Manufacturer Prevail, China

Prevails Perfect Organization

Substantially Increased Sales for 2011 Thanks to Rising Exports Additional Factory Soon to be in Operation Increased Number of Employees Very Active R&D Team

Four New SMT Machines in Operation

Hangzhou

A recipe for the continued success of a manufacturer is a wellorganized operation. A perfect example of this would have to be the Chinese manufacturer Prevail located in Hangzhou, the capital of the Zhejiang Province which is south of Shanghai. This company manufactures fiber optic products, CATV components and professional digital TV modulators and accessories for signal distribution. The first thing you notice when you visit Prevail is how neat and clean the entire factory is; nothing is out of place. Another small detail are the uniforms that the employees wear. Its not out of the ordinary to see workers on an assembly line wear uniforms, but at Prevail the office workers also wear uniforms. For the visitor it

Two of the three Prevail


factories in Xiaoshan in Hangzhou City in, China. The fourth is under construction.

becomes immediately clear that the work here is very disciplined and organized. And of course the products themselves would also be associated with this high standard. To confirm this we paid a visit to the three manufacturing plants and had a look around; a fourth factory is currently under construction. Necy-xu is General Manager Sales & Marketing and provides us with a little history about the company: Prevail was founded in 2001 by Managing Director Xu Quanhai along with ten other partners. The company is in private hands and continues to manufacture the same product groups that it did at the beginning: fiber optic products, CATV components and accessories as well as distributors and splitters for coaxial cable lines. Necy-xu remembers the early days: In our first year 2001 we had sales of roughly 50 million RMB (5 million Euros) with about 100 employees. 70% were domestic sales and the rest were exported. For 2010, however, this changed considerably. Necy-xu revealed to us that now only 50% of their products are sold domestically in China; exports have increased markedly. To what countries and regions does Prevail export to? Helen is Prevails International Sales Manager and tells us, 40% of our exports end up in the south Asian region and this includes India, Pakistan, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. 30% land in South America, 20% go to Europe and the rest go to The Middle East, North America and Africa.

Two elephant statues greet visitors


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significantly and we have exactly the right products for them. Exports to South America look to sharply increase for 2011, but Eastern Europe is also rapidly on the rise.

Necy-xu adds that sales in South America have picked up quite a bit and that Prevail is shipping more and more products to that region: The cable TV providers there are expanding

Prevail achieved sales of 200 million RMB (roughly 20 million Euros) in 2010. The number of employees has also been
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In 2013 we expect that 30% of our sales will be from LEDs with the rest coming from LNB production. OK, now the picture is getting clearer. But back to LNBs. Sales Manager Jason Chiang tells us that in 2009 70% of all the LNBs shipped were single models. In 2010 that number dropped to 50% and it will obviously continue to sink. Single LNBs will cease to exist in a few years. Twin models made up 35% of the total in 2010; the rest consisted of quad and octo models. The time has come for new models. Jason Chiang gives us some insight: In the second quarter of 2011 well be releasing a Ku-band LNB with a shorter housing, for the third quarter therell be a Ku-band LNB with only two rings instead

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on the rise: now about 450 employees work at Prevail. But for 2011 Necy-xu is extremely know-how and that therefore cable operators prefer to tackle this on their own. This is not are still the largest customers for this product group as well since they need large numbers of

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1. Necy-xu is General Manager Sales and Marketing and takes care of the companys exposure, such as, at trade shows and in the press.

COMPANY REPORT

Receiver Manufacturer Sowell, China

COMPANY REPORT

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Jiuzhou, China - IPTV Boxes

Sowell, an Engineering Firm thats an OEM Jiuzhou greatly expands into IPTV Box Production
IPTV Box Manufacturer Jiuzhou, China
Founded by 5 Partners ISDB-T and DVB-T2 Receiver in 2011 Overseas Offices in the Plan IPTV box production User Friendliness is Company may reach 1 million Philosophy units in 2011

IPTV box production may reach 1 million units in 2011 TELE-satellite World Jiuzhou starts HbbTV boxes for Europe

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Founded by 5 Partners ISDB-T and DVB-T2 Receiver in 2011

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COMPANY REPORT IPTV Box Manufacturer Jiuzhou, China

Jiuzhou greatly expands into IPTV Box Production


IPTV box production may reach 1 million units in 2011 Jiuzhou starts HbbTV boxes for Europe

Shenzhen

Big retailers about to launch into IPTV box sales Jiuzhou to attend all major exhibitions in 2011, 10 in all

Sales Director Huang Wei is,

amongst many other tasks, in charge of the IPTV boxes development, sales and marketing

The Chinese large manufacturer Jiuzhou is very well known by our readers. The company originated in Sichuan and has been in existence since 1958. In 2008 they celebrated their 50th birthday (see TELE-satellite issue 02-03/2008). In 2009 the company expanded into HDTV and in 2010 terrestrial TV was the theme. In 2011 Jiuzhou is planning on taking a huge step further into the IPTV market with enormous production numbers. Huang Wei is Jiuzhous Sales Director and reveals to us what Jiuzhou has planned for 2011.

First, though, Sales Director Huang Wei took us on a trip into the past: The first IPTV boxes were manufactured by Jiuzhou in 2007; back then about 20,000 boxes were produced and involved pure IPTV boxes. Production numbers only increased slowly. In 2010 we produced 60,000 boxes, comments Huang Wei. But 2011 looks to be completely different: We will be manufacturing a minimum of 200,000 boxes and it could go as high as one million. It all depends on negotiations that are currently in progress with a variety of retail chains in North America as well as Europe. The reason: these retail chains are in

Jiuzhou constructed an impressively large


building in Shenzhens High-Tech Park. The engineers are here continuously working on new products currently theyre mostly occupied with IPTV.

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COMPANY REPORT Receiver Manufacturer Sowell, China

GM

Software Sun Guanghua

Sowell, an Engineering Firm thats an OEM


Founded by 5 Partners ISDB-T and DVB-T2 Receiver in 2011 Overseas Offices in the Plan User Friendliness is Company Philosophy

Shenzhen

A team of five R&D engineers are the founders of the OEM company Sowell. The driving force and General Manager of the young company is Eagle Chain. He was, like his four colleagues, an R&D employee with a large receiver manufacturer but over time didnt feel so comfortable with that company. All too often he was assigned projects that had nothing to do with receivers. His four colleagues

felt the same way and so in 2004 they founded their own company Sowell. We met up with General Manager Eagle Chain in Sowells office in Shenzhen who started off by telling us how it all began: All we had was the money we had saved while employed with that other company. We pooled

Eagle Chain

Peng Yi Overseas Offices in the Plan User Friendliness is Company Philosophy

Sowells offices with their 70 employees are located on the seventh floor of this office building in Shenzhen. Receiver production takes place in Baoan which isnt too far from here and close to Shenzhens airport. 200 employees work in the production facility. 200,000 receivers per month can be produced by one shift; if all three shifts are used, receiver production climbs to more than 500,000 boxes a month.

General Manager Eagle Chain working in his office in front of a


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Founder Richard Zhang

Founder Bob Liu

hardware was ready for production. An additional two software engineers wrote the drivers required for the Linux-based software. NetUP even played a major role in finding the right manufacturer for card production. A facility some 100km from Moscow is in charge of manufacturing our PC cards.

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NetUP, Russia - IPTV

pools together collective digital technol64 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine on 02-03/201 www.TELE-satellite.com tion thats all of 1 our minds and for springs to mind. And if we support our assumption with 1. Sun Guanghua is also a Software Engineer know-how, while everybody working at Andrew Budkin is the head of Software He was still ogy in his final semester at uni - a founding and partner. which we all dont yet have an the fact that Moscow State University is answer. ranked right NetUP is still very young. Development and knows precisely the versity when Abylay Ospan teamed up with 2. Software engineer Peng Yi is one of Sowells among all the top-notch universities in the world when it amount of effort put into such a project. Makeev set up their But even if there arent any answers, his colleague Evgeniy founding partners. Lets start with to Abylay Ospan, who is one PCIe cards from NetUP are not targeted comes to digital everyone technology teaching and research, For the DVB-S2 card two of our engineers own then business, of which offered exactly that at Sowell is still optimistic the companys founders and acts as Direc3. What magazine is laying there on Designer worked together for half a year until the Im 30 years old, he says smilingly. to potential customers. The the future. Russia seems toabout be spot on! Pan Smile revealed to billing softwaretor: Zoe Lees desk? Yes, she takes care of Sowells His founding partner is Evgeniy Makeev who us that his current team of 40 engineers point in time could not have been better. ads in TELE-satellite. She also works on the 2 a PhDof in operation mathematics and only just graphical layout of a receivers OSD as well as will be expanded to 80 in 2011. We also While in their holds first year sales the packaging, turned 29. Both care deeply about anything user manual and everything else 1 3 employ five engineers from Europe here never exceeded five-digit USD figures, from at Sowell that involves graphics. to do with digital technology, which is a clear in Shenzhen who are primarily respon- year two onwards turnover increased con-hobby into indication that they have turned sible for customer support, comments sistently. It was the timeWe when sprung profession. ask ISPs Abylay Ospan to give us Pan Smile. Sales Director Amanda is up all over the CIS countries, and most of 108 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 02-03/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com also optimistic: Over the past several them turned to NetUP for software soluyears we were able to increase our sales tions. More than 2,000 ISPs currently rely 50% every year. In 2010 our sales were on our billing software, with 90% of them 82 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 02-03/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com around US$ 30 million and for 2011 we being located in CIS countries, NetUP Sales 02-03/201 82 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 1 www.TELE-satellite.com 82 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 02-03/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com expect that to rise to US$ 45 million. Manager Konstantin Emelyanov proudly General Manager 82 Eagle Chain states. Smalland medium-sized providTELE-satellite added Global Digital TV Magazine 02-03/201 1 www.TELE-satellite.com some more optimism: In 2011 we are ers in particular like our software solution, planning to open our own offices in Sao which is ideal for a client base of up to

The cards are used in professional setups only, which means production numbers are on the lower side when compared to mass consumer good. We only produce some 1,000 cards per annum, Abylay Ospan tells us. This has made us curious and were eager to find out what else is in NetUPs pipeline. Right now at the end of 2010 were launching a PCIe card for DVB-T and DVB-C. Just as the DVB-S2 card this card, too, has two inputs and tuners. Were also working on a card with two ASI inputs.

www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1103/tenow.pdf Founder Founder


COMPANY REPORT PC Card Manufacturer Tenow, China
Tenow is in the process of
setting up new offices on the second floor in this new office complex in Shenzhens HighTech Park. These offices will give Tenow room to expand.

Eric Deng

to the private end user market. They are used in professional streaming equipment, like NetUPs DVB to IP gateway 4x and IPTV Combine 4x. The latter (IPTV Combine 4x) is a special product for the hospitality market. This is an all-in-one IPTV solution that includes IPTV Middleware, billing, DVB to IP gateway and VoD server (see test report in TELE-satellite 10-11/2010). Such IPTV systems are a favorite in hotels and hospitals, because each room can be accessed individually but the cable infrastructure can be laid out as a bus system.

There is another feature which shows that PCIe cards from NetUP are designed for the professional high-end market: We are now beginning to ship our cards based on the ALTERA chipset. What makes this so special? Well, the hardware is identical for each customer and only the software on the PCIe card defines its scope of application. In the third quarter of 2011 we will also base our 2 x DVB-S2 card which was presented in TELE-satellite on the ALTERA chipset, NetUP Sales Manager Konstantin Emelyanov adds.

Innovative PC Cards from China

Shenzhen

One company that is fully concentrated on the development of their products is the young firm Tenow from Shenzhen, China. PC cards are manufactured although the actual production process is outsourced allowing Tenow to focus their efforts on Development and Marketing. Also interesting to note about Tenow: the company is run by four partners and all four of them work together as a team to further expand their young company. Tenow is in the process of setting up a new office in Shenzhens large High-Tech Park. When we paid them a visit, we went to their old office located directly next to the Shen Da Metro Station on route 1.

Co-Founder Abylay Ospan

Co-Founder Evgeniy Makeev

www.TELE-audiovision.com/TELE-satellite-1101/netup.pdf Sales
1. Always there for customers: Sales Manager Konstantin Emelyanov.
COMPANY REPORT IPTV Software and Hardware Producer NetUP, Russia
NETUP
IPTV Software and Hardware Producer, Russia www.netup.tv

One of our largest customer groups are hotels which generally favour two-way systems. This means that hotel guest are not only able to enjoy TV and Internet access in their rooms, but that hotel management is also able to send personal and customised messages to guests in their rooms, Abylay Ospan lays down the reasons behind such infrastructure.

Speaking of products already introduced in TELE-satellite: The NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x can be ordered with an H.264 encoder/transconder as of Q3 2011. Things get even more exciting towards the end of 2011 when we will offer the DVB-IP Gateway 4x with unicast. This will make the device which hitherto is only available as a multicast model even more user-friendly and will also allow laymen to distribute their TV channels via the Internet. Head of Software Development, Andrew Budkin, has another piece of interesting news in store. It makes economic sense for some providers of Internet-via-satellite only to use the base band which saves valuable bandwidth. This is why NetUP has decided to develop PC cards with precisely that strategy in mind. Large utilities might be extremely interested in that technology, adds Abylay Ospan and has the following example: Gazprom uses this one-way technology for its local networks.

James Liu

Tenows four partners: they

founded the company in 2005. From left to right: Richard Zhang, Bob Liu, Eric Deng and James Liu

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Eric Deng, who is also involved with Software Devlopment. All four of them founded the new company in 2005 using a starting capital of 500,000 RMB (roughly 50,000 Euros). Tenow then operated as a commercial enterprise: DVB-T was just starting

to become popular and they distributed DVB-T demodulator chips to local manufacturers in Shenzhen. Then, as a design house, Tenow developed complete applications for manufacturers. One success story involved DVB-T USB sticks: Tenow developed the
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Young, Yet With Extensive Know-how: NetUP from Moscow


Alexander Wiese
Isnt young and know-how a contradiction in terms? In many cases it is, but if were talking about know-how in the making, the two terms go together very nicely. Young in such a case is an asset, as it means theres no obligation to depend on past developments. So where can we find a perfect example for young meets knowhow? If were talking about digital technology Russia springs to mind. And if we support our assumption with the fact that Moscow State University is ranked right among all the top-notch universities in the world when it comes to digital technology teaching and research, then Russia seems to be spot on!

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2. This is where NetUP runs its business on the ground floor. Two satellite dishes on the roof send down the signals required for developing innovative satellite cards.

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Actually, its a triple hit: NetUP, a company founded as recently as 2001, has its administrative office in the vicinity of Moscow State University. The closest metro Station is University and the two founders of NetUP are naturally! former students of that university. Actually, its not only the two founders who are Moscow State University graduates, but almost all other employees as well. Its clear for all to see that NetUP pools together collective digital technology know-how, while everybody working at NetUP is still very young.

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Its not only since the DVB-IP Gateway 4x test report that readers of TELE-satellite might be familiar with NetUP. This device allows setting up your own IPTV network in next to no time (TELEsatellite 10-11/2010). Even before that TELEsatellite reported on a world first launched by NetUP: A DVB-S2 card with two inputs (TELEsatellite 02-03/2010).

Lets start with Abylay Ospan, who is one of the companys founders and acts as Director: Im 30 years old, he says smilingly. His founding partner is Evgeniy Makeev who holds a PhD in mathematics and only just turned 29. Both care deeply about anything to do with digital technology, which is a clear indication that they have turned hobby into profession. We ask Abylay Ospan to give us

a brief run-down of the events leading to the establishment of NetUP. When we still were students we were working on billing software for Internet service providers. He was still in his final semester at university when Abylay Ospan teamed up with his colleague Evgeniy Makeev to set up their own business, which offered exactly that billing software to potential customers. The point in time could not have been better. While in their first year of operation sales never exceeded five-digit USD figures, from year two onwards turnover increased consistently. It was the time when ISPs sprung up all over the CIS countries, and most of them turned to NetUP for software solutions. More than 2,000 ISPs currently rely on our billing software, with 90% of them being located in CIS countries, NetUP Sales Manager Konstantin Emelyanov proudly states. Small and medium-sized providers in particular like our software solution, which is ideal for a client base of up to 50,000. Even the company name is derived from that strategy: Network Up a company that takes care of network expansion. NetUP has added another business segment to its portfolio in the meantime, which fits in smoothly with the original software business for ISPs: NetUP is now also developing software and hardware for IPTV. IPTV has already gained a 70% share of our turnover, NetUP Director Abylay Ospan reveals and adds annual sales are high in the one-figure million USD this year. As a matter of fact, it has become difficult to differentiate between software for ISPs and IPTV, as many Internet service providers have become IPTV providers as well. For those providers we offer middleware, videoon-demand servers and streaming servers, Abylay Ospan explains.

Of course we wanted to learn more about that product line, and Abylay Ospan has the details. We develop everything in-house. Both software and hardware (circuit board layout) have been designed by our very own engineers. Andrew Budkin is the head of Software Development and knows precisely the amount of effort put into such a project. For the DVB-S2 card two of our engineers worked together for half a year until the

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scratch and the first item on our to-do list was the development of our own products. It was only in the following year, 2007, that we were able to generate a modest turnover. In case youre curious about the exact figure: it was 250,000 US$ in 2007. Tevii has come a long way since and expects sales reaching 2.2 million US$ in 2010 and even 3 million US$ the year after. Talk about rocksolid business! Obviously, staff numbers have also increased so that today we have 28 employees, a whopping 18 of which are engineers in Research and Development.
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NetUP has added another business segment to its portfolio in the meantime, which fits in smoothly with the original software business for ISPs: NetUP is now also developing software and hardware for IPTV. IPTV 3 has already gained a 70% share of our turnover, NetUP Director Abylay Ospan reveals and adds annual sales are high in the one-figure million USD this year. As a TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 02-03/201 www.TELE-satellite.com Satellite Footprints SOFTWARE REPORT 108 matter 1 of fact, it has become difficult to differentiate between software for ISPs and IPTV, as many Internet service providers Tevii while being young of age has already have become IPTV providers as well. For worked up a solid reputation for its PC cards and those providers we offer middleware, videoUSB boxes and is now in the progress of launching on-demand servers and streaming serva new range for new markets. Matthias Liu is the ers, Abylay Ospan explains.
3. What magazine is laying there on Designer Zoe Lees desk? Yes, she takes care of Sowells ads in TELE-satellite. She also works on the graphical layout of a receivers OSD as well as the packaging, user manual and everything else at Sowell that involves graphics.

latest developments: PCIe cards for 2 x DVB-S2, 2 x DVB-T or 2 x ASI. All 2. C, Software engineer Peng Yi is one of Sowells cards come with two CI slots. partners. founding

co-founder of NetUP and holds a PhD in mathematics.

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Tevii while being young of age has already worked up a solid reputation for its PC cards and USB boxes and is now in the progress of launching a new range for new markets. Matthias Liu is the founder of Tevii and the companys top-scoring sales director. He reveals some future plans in a meeting we had with him in Munich, one of a number of global destinations he recently visited.
To start with, Matthias Liu gives us a brief account of where he comes from: Up until 2006 I was employed as sales manager for a major company in the satellite industry. When this company was taken over by another player I took the decision to become self-employed. Some of his former colleagues were equally impressed with his envisaged business strategy and so they decided to jump on board as well. Tevii started with a total workforce of only eight people, Matthias recalls on his walk down memory lane. Its never easy to start from scratch and the first item on our to-do list was the development of our own products. It was only in the following year, 2007, that we were able to generate a modest turnover. In case youre curious about the exact figure: it was 250,000 US$ in 2007. Tevii has come a long way since and expects sales reaching 2.2 million US$ in 2010 and even 3 million US$ the year after. Talk about rocksolid business! Obviously, staff numbers have also increased so that today we have 28 employees, a whopping 18 of which are engineers in Research and Development.

tuner for DVB-S2 reception and a second tuner for DVB-T. Still, Matthias Liu has left the best for last: We are currently also offering a quad tuner card for DVB-T MPEG-4 reception! This particular product was developed for an Australian provider. The quad tuner card is a huge seller in regions with a large DVB-T offering. Once again, Tevii has waited for the right moment. Up until very recently DVB-T had not been fully rolled out in many countries, and the regions with more than four DVB-T frequencies had been few and scattered.

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Matthias Liu can truly be proud of what he has been able to achieve in such a short period of time. But what exactly is Tevii all about? We have always focused on PC cards for satellite reception. And for laptop users our range includes USB boxes as well, Matthias Liu explains. Incidentally, Matthias himself has no engineering background, but a dependable gut feeling for what the market needs. For each product we sit down and evaluate whether expected sales will justify and ultimately pay for development costs, he explains. It comes as now surprise, then, that the R&D department is the core element of the Tevii business model. Actual production is outsourced to third-party manufacturers in Taiwan as well in Shenzen in mainland China. The trick is to come up with the right product at the right time, Matthias Liu states and illustrates this credo with an example: Right now there is so much talk about DVB-T2, for example, even though this is a technology that will only start to penetrate markets in about two years. By the time that happens our own DVB-T2 products will also be ready for take-off. Theres no point in being the first, it is a waste of valuable resources that can only be brought to fruition if

used wisely. Deciding on the right time is the key to economic success. A closer look at the Tevii product range lends additional support to that theory. When the company was established in 2007 it offered two products: the S400 DVB-S PC card and the S600 USB box for use with laptop computers. Both products came with a tuner sourced from Sharp, which was replaced with a NIM tuner from Serit at the beginning of 2008. Since then the product designations have changed to S420 and S630. When the DVB-S era slowly came to an end and DVB-S2 was just around the corner Tevii launched successor models S464 as PC card and S660 as USB box for laptop use at the end of 2008. And wouldnt you know it the Tevii S470 was introduced in 2009 just when the whole world was turning to PCIe (PCI Express) slots as a replacement for older PC slots. At the end of 2010 new demand was met with the launch of a PC card with dual tuner the model name is S480 and it sports two DVB-S2 tuners. If you have read all the lines of this report so far, you can probably guess what comes next. DVB-T has picked up considerably the world over, which called for a USB box with one

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So whats next in Teviis pipeline? We cant wait to hear from Matthias Liu what his gut feeling is telling him. At the beginning of 2011 we will launch our first fully-fledged conventional receiver! It will be called B600 and will sport a DVB-S2 tuner, Linux operating system, PVR functionality, USB and Ethernet interfaces and of course HDMI, even though two scart euroconnectors will guarantee compatibility with older TV sets as well. CI and CA slots will round off the package. What made Tevii expand from the PC card segment to the receiver market? Its actually quite simple, Matthias Liu replies. PC cards are products for a niche market and now that we have achieved a rock-solid reputation in that niche market its time to launch our brand in the receiver market as well. This does not mean, however, that the PC card and USB box range is being neglected.

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CHANGHONG is one of the largest volume manufacturers of receivers with headquarters in Mianyang in the Sichuan province of south-western China, some 130 km from the provincial capital of Chengdu. Not only do millions of satellite and terrestrial receivers leave the production premises every year but also an equal number of at-screen TVs, so that the company ranks among the most important digital corporations in the world.

Looking at their business today it is hard to imagine the humble beginnings of the project. CHANGHONG was founded in 1958 and started out with producing military radar systems. But today the company has evolved into a super-huge, pluralistic, international group of 13 different industries, producing everything from digital tv panel displays to IT systems, air conditioner systems, digital audiovisual products, set top boxes, eco-friendly battery and power supplies up to whole systems of technical equipment, electronic engineering and chemical materials. One of the 13 industries of the CHANGHONG GROUP is the SICHUAN CHANGHONG NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES Co., Ltd. It is an independent subsidiary of the CHANGHONG GROUP and specializes in research &

development, marketing and manufacturing of digital set top boxes in all standards like DVB-S, DVB-C, DVB-T, ISDB, DMB-TH and of course HDTV including value-added systems for digital tv. Their production capacity reaches up to 12 million, making them the largest STB manufacturer in China. The company has heavily invested in their quality control and has built up a digital TV laboratory, a digital HFC experimental net, EMC laboratory and most importantly a high accuracy SMT production line. CHANGHONGs aim is to become one of the strongest suppliers for digital tv solutions worldwide. In 1978 CHANGHONG started its TV production, Richard Cheng Li remembers. At the time we imported a complete pro-

duction line from Panasonic in Japan and we also implemented every single production guideline right down to the very last detail. Richard continues to explain that this is how things go in the rst phase of

At Chengdu airport: His role


as Overseas Sales Director leads Richard Cheng Li to many destinations around the globe.

training device:

One of PROMAXs rst products: a test pattern


generator from 1964

Digital TV manufacturer CHANGHONG is

headquartered in Mianyang, a city of 600.000 inhabitants. The administrative building can be seen in the centre, with the development centre to the left and any many satellite antennas on its roof. In the background and extending to the left the CHANGHONG manufacturing plants stretch out over 2 square km.

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Kaifa, China - Receivers

analyzers and above all test pattern Marketing Digital Powerhouse PROMAX, Spain generators. In the rst year PROMAX

Naturally this is quite a fast start for a 1963. That receiver was only a few brand new satellite producer. But years after of the course theres more going on came than juston the air in rst TV station this one customer. Jackie Yan explains, Barcelona. you We are currentlySuddenly, in negotiations withhad not only another large installers DTH operator but who also also antenna then-existhappens to be from the Southeast Asia ing TV who needed signal region and manufacturers we are also waiting to start negotiations with a third customer. And what about production capacity at Kaifa? GuangYun Zhu is their Satellite employed four engineers each of which Receiver Production Manager. He says to developed own unit. Production on us, Right now wetheir have production facilities which can produce 5 million satellite these four newly designed units started receivers per years. While touring the fabrication facility we ten employees. can clearly see why Kaifa holds such a high position in the EMS category: everything is exceptionally organized and the In 1968 TV station machines are statea of second the art. But this is completely understandable: worldwide companies like Samsung demand nothing but the best quality. And it looks like it was a very good decision for Kaifa to step into the satellite receiver market.

Jos Clotet founded the company in

the rst satellite signal analyzer and in 1993 the rst microprocessor controlled universal analyzer that covered everything from VHF/UHF (including FM) to the satellite range.

Obviously,

much

more

important

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economically are their signal analyzers. Roughly 30% of our sales can be attributed to signal analyzers, explains Jos-Maria Clotet. In 2009 the status of
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enhanced when PROMAX took over a local manufacturer of distribution products. This division now also is responsible for 30% of our sales, comments Jos-Maria Clotet. The remaining 30% falls on the Broadcast division. At rst glance, there does not seem
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Today PROMAX is still owned by Jos Clotet. In 2005 his son Jos-Maria Clotet took over business operations and in 2007 PROMAX was divided into four divisions: Test & Measurement, Broadcast, TV Distribution and Electronic Training. Thats quite an assortment and we

Kaifas administration building


in Shenzhen, China

Manager Jackie Yan

the following year; in 1964 there were

The Birth of a New Receiver Manufacturer Kaifa in China Starts Production

By the time this issue of TELE-satellite will be published, Kaifa will have been manufacturing satellites receivers for just a few weeks. When we paid them a visit, they were just nishing the installation of their assembly line and an initial test run was soon to follow. Who exactly is Kaifa and what makes this company think theyre ready to step into the market as a satellite receiver manufacturer?
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David Ken is Vice General
Manager and explains Skyworths background

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made

asked Jos-Maria Clotet about the last

to be too much uniformity here. But as

Quality Control at Skyworth

The futuristic Skyworth


building in Nanshan/ Shenzhen in southern China

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One of the largest receiver manufacturers in the world is Skyworth. Skyworth Group Co. Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of TV sets in China. The company started into the satellite receiver research as early as 1997 and in 2002 a subsidiary was established under the name of Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd. Those 13 years of experience in satellite technology made the company more and more professional and by now Skyworth claims to be the leading STB (set top box) manufacturer in China.

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Founder and owner of


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TELE-satellite readers have reliable, widely used satellite signal analyzers for many years now. They are recognizable by their characteristic yellow color. But PROMAX has much more to offer: their products range from those that you already know to signal processing products all the way to end-user signal distribution components. PROMAX covers so much that we wanted to take a closer look at what theyre all about so off we went to one of the most lively tourist cities Barcelona. Up until 1981, PROMAX called downtown Barcelona home,
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Partial view of the PROMAX fabrication and

administration building in LHospitalet de Llobregat, a suburb south of Barcelona and close to the El Prat airport. A total of 6600 sq-m of space is at PROMAXs disposal. These buildings are occupied by 120 employees, of which 50 are in production, 30 in sales, 30 in R&D and 10 in administration.

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Innovation Out of Thailand

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Chief, Niran Tangpiroontham (left), INFOSATs Editor-in-Chief, Alexander Wiese (right), TELE-satellites in Nontaburi, a suburb in front of INFOSATs head ofce northwest of Bangkok.

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such as a C-band antenna still

in Thailand introduced a 1.5-

meter single-segment antenna to the market. The result was

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COMPANY REPORT Satellite Consultant, China Somebody active in the satellite eld in China can hardly get around meeting Luo Shi Gang sooner or later. Not only because hes been distributing TELEsatellite in China for many years, but also because he is a high-prole gure in many other satellite areas as well. Since China is entering the DTH age in 2009 now is a good time for visiting Luo Shi Gang in his ofce in Shenzhen.
Luo has named his company Aluo-sat for a simple reason: In the Cantonese dialect spoken in southern China an a is often prexed to the rst name of a person. So Luo becomes Aluo. Originally, Luo comes from Sichuan in Chinas southwest. He studied electrical engineering and got his rst job at a company producing electronic components for the Chinese military in Lanzhou City in the northwest. Among other things, his rst employer also manufactured satellite equipment. Luo experienced genuine satellite reception for the rst time when he received signals from EKRAN at 99 East, which transmitted on the UHF

range at 714 MHz from Russia at the time. From that moment on he was hooked to satellite reception. He soon started to write articles for the weekly Electronics Newspaper which at that time was the only available publication on the topic of satellite

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technology. The number of contributions kept rising all the time and his work also involved meeting more and more satellite insiders. Finally, in 1995 he set up his own business: Together with my wife I founded Aluo-sat in Shenzhen in 1995. Aside from his job as technical journalist he also started to work as a consultant. Today he employs a staff of seven: My wife is in charge of accounting, three engineers take care of technical requests, one employee runs a satellite shop in Hong Kong and another person is looking after sales and distribution. Aluo-sat has also started to distribute products from select quality manufacturers such as Changhong for digital terrestrial TV (DMB-TH), the channels of which are broadcast from Hong Kong but can be received perfectly in Shenzhen as well. We serve end users as well as whole-

Aluo-Sat members of staff Lou Jun (left) and Luo Shi Gang (right) on the roof. Why did Luo Shi Gang choose the top oor for his ofce? You probably guessed it: He wants to make sure the cables between dishes and receivers are kept short. And why is he happy there is a rather dominant balustrade? Well, private satellite reception is still prohibited in China and this way Luos antennas cannot be seen from outside. On this picture we can see two C band dishes the one in the back is motorised, the one in front is stationary.

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The company was founded in 1967, here in upstate New York, explains Sandy Nelepovitz, MFCs Senior Marketing Associate and to some extent, the heart and soul of the company. Having been with MFC for 30 years now, she readily offers some company history, Glyn Bostick, the founder of MFC, actually started the business in a garage, producing lters for amateur radio use. In 1973, we moved to our current location. At that time, we were only renting a

portion of the facility, while sharing it with other companies. In 1983, as business continued to grow, we were able to purchase the entire 3700 square meters facility. Scott Parsell, Director of Sales, who has been with MFC for almost 20 years, further explains, Despite the economic downturns and technological shifts that have occurred in the telecom industry over the years, MFCs business remains solid in large part due to the fact that we offer a wide variety

Consequently, 1st & 2nd stage IF lters are useless and the only solution is to eliminate these signals with a bandpass lter at the feed before downconversion. Scott continues, We offer standard band (500 MHz), extended band (600 MHz) and super-extended band (800 MHz) bandpass lters. We also offer custom-tuned lters for special applications. So, we can provide the right model lter for C-band operations in any corner of the world.

Satellite systems receive not only the TV, radio and data channels that you actually want, but also unwanted signals that may cause interference. How do you get rid of these interfering signals? MFC, a manufacturing pioneer of satellite lters based in the USA, produces a variety of lters that eliminate such interference.

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Everything under one roof: production can be found in the left side of the building with administration to the right. MFC is located in East Syracuse in upstate New York.

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Sandy Nelepovitz is Senior Marketing Associate and manages the sales team.

Scott Parsell, Director of Sales, manages MFCs


network of domestic and international sales representatives who continually seek out new opportunities for the company.

Eric Logan is one of the engineering technicians.

He can congure lter designs exactly to customer requirements directly on his PC. MFC also offers many lters for military use (e.g. - X-band).

of lter products serving, virtually, all telecom market segments (Satcom, CATV, Broadcast, Wireless, etc.). This product diversity means that our success is not dependent upon the success of one specic market segment. Additionally, lean manufacturing techniques, implemented some years ago, have increased production efciency - allowing MFC to be more competitive. What exactly does MFC produce ? Scott refers to one of MFCs more popular product lines, Our series of C-band bandpass lters are used on C-band receive dishes throughout the world. These lters are installed between the LNB and the feed, removing undesired signals located above or below the desired band. Although these undesired signals are out-of-band, their power level is so high, they essentially saturate the LNB and create intermittent or continuous interference patterns across the entire C-band.

When do you need a lter like this? Scott gave us a few examples, Altimeter signals bouncing between commercial aircrafts and airports were recognized as one of the earlier types of out-of-band interference to C-band operators. However, that problem is usually limited to C-band dishes located near airports. Then along came the highpowered radar signals used in military surveillance (e.g.- AWACS planes) which caused problems to many more C-band dishes. This surveillance increased sharply after the 9/11 attacks and it seemed as though every C-band dish in the US was being affected, along with many other dishes around the world. As a result, radar continues to be the # 1 cause of interference to C-band operators. More recently, Scott adds, a new source of C-band interference has surfaced - Wimax. In various parts of the world, Wimax operates within the (3.3-3.8) GHz range. These Wimax signals can disrupt

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Wholesaler and Receiver Manufacturer Nanoxx

Two Xs Mark the Spot in Frankfurt

Marcel Hofbauer has been involved in the satellite industry since it started. His father ran an antenna shop and when satellite reception began at the end of the eighties, Marcel Hofbauer was there helping his father install satellite systems. I remember the rst LNBs that had noise gures of 2.4 dB, comments Marcel about the old days. In 1994 he began his professional career as a distribution manager at an antenna wholesaler. When this business was sold in 2003, Marcel Hofbauer took the opportunity and went into business for himself: My wife helped me, he remembers, and with a third person we started our three-employee company MatriXX Systems. One of our success products back then was the distribution of the Dreambox.

own receiver brand: I found a manufacturer in South Korea who I worked with to turn my ideas into reality. In addition to the improved customer service, in particular the after-sales support, that Marcel Hofbauer could now really expand and continuously improve thanks to customer feedback, he was also able to realize his technical ideas.

The trademark of the receiver manufacturers NanoXX product are the two Xs. These two Xs also appear in the MatriXX company name. We wanted to nd out about the secret of the two Xs. We found Marcel Hofbauer in the small town of Liederbach north of Frankfurt, Germany. He is the founder and President of MatriXX and chose the name NanoXX for his line of receivers. Its actually a clever name in that the two large Xs truly stand out.

MatriXX was and still is a wholesaler of any component a satellite installer could possibly need. But something was bothering Marcel Hofbauer: he had several ideas for satellite receivers. But none of my suppliers wanted to implement any of my ideas, he explains. There was another weak spot with his suppliers: I was not satised with the customer support and wanted to improve it. So, in 2006 he created his

Marcel Hofbauer is particularly interested in network compatibility. That is the future! he is convinced. The incorporation of receivers in the Internet is his vision. The world of multimedia is coming, he predicts and then cites an example, We are working on making our top receiver model 9500HD compatible with a web cam. The thought behind this move? To use the network camera as a security device. You could, for example, easily install the camera outside and with the simple push of a butt

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Dishpointer, when started, can immediately display those satellites that would likely be of most interest. Lastly, Alan expanded Dishpointer so that a click would display any remaining receivable satellites as well as the receivable channels. I get the satellite data from SatcoDX, explains Alan. In a cooperative venture, Alan has linked his Dishpointer live to SatcoDX. In this way the Dishpointer data is always up to date; changes are immediately incorporated. With Dishpointer, Alan managed to link two worldwide services that are constantly concerned with being up to date: Google Maps and SatcoDX. He thereby created something new! What does the future look like for Dishpointer? Customer-oriented solutions are my business goals, revealed Alan, One of my customers is a program provider: he wants to show his users (private viewers) as simply as possible how to erect a satellite antenna and what they can receive with it. The Dishpointer version for these customers is reduced to display only the data from that programming provider. Another customer operates cruise ships and wants to know what channels he can receive in any port. For this customer Alan developed a Dishpointer version that displays only those

satellites and channels that are receivable with the available satellite system. Another customer is an aid organization that wants to set up satellite systems for their employees. Since their operational areas can often be in out-of-the-way places, Dishpointer can tell them in advance what dish size would be needed and what channels could be received. This, comments Alan, might be an interesting tool for satellite receiver manufactur-

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One of the most critical questions that come up before the erection of a satellite antenna is how to properly position the antenna so that the desired satellite can be received. In which direction should the dish be pointed? To the east? To the west? This would be its azimuth. And then how far up into the sky should the dish look? This would be its elevation. Actually, its really not that hard to gure this information out; there are plenty of calculation aides and prepared tables that give you all the data you need. But if you do a little extra work, as Alan did with his Dishpointer software, youll discover completely new results. Alan, who lives in England, has been a satellite DXer since the year 2000. His rst antenna was a 120 cm model with a rotor. Back then I used an Echostar box with positioner to turn the motor, explains Alan. As a student in aereodynamics, writing his thesis, hes completely at home working with PC programming. I got my rst PC when I was 16. It was a C64, remembers Alan about his early software programming days. It must have been in 2004 when I came across Multimaps; its a collection of geographic maps. He came up with the idea to incorporate the display of satellite positions on these maps as a way to help with the set up of satellite dishes. But how was this going to work? These were xed maps in differing display sizes. Alan could have programmed something but it would have required a lot of time and effort. So he dropped the idea; it would have been too much work. In 2005 he started a web site (www.uksatellitehelp.co.uk) in which he provided helpful tips on how to properly set up a satellite dish. To get an idea of how successful his website was, he enlisted the aid of Google Analytics, a free service that analyzes in great detail the trafc of a website. TELE-satellite also uses this service. Google Analytics also contains a tool that graphically displays the geographical location of a websites visitors by displaying variously sized dots (the larger the dot, the more visitors) on a world map. And, wouldnt you know it, that is exactly the technology that Alan was looking for with his idea to display satellite positions. He extracted his old idea from the back of his mind and began with a new sense of purpose to nd a solution and then promptly stumbled onto Google Maps. Suddenly, everything clicked: in August 2007 he programmed the rst version of his Dishpointer. Click on a desired position on the map and the azimuth and elevation of a selected satellite is displayed. Now it was only a question of programming in order to integrate additional features, explains Alan about his work the last several months. The rst step was: why should a user rst have to click on a map or enter an address when the IP number alone identies the position? There are professional companies that provide exactly this data. Online stores use this information to determine if a buyer really lives where he says he does. That was the rst step. Now Dishpointer knows exactly where a user is and automatically sets the reception location to this point. This may not always be very precise; it depends on the accuracy of the virtual IP addresses compared to the real addresses. Next, Alan analyzed the popularity of satellites so that

ers to integrate in their receivers. This would not only be a helpful tool for the end user, Dishpointer could also be used to preprogram the transponder list into a receiver. Dishpointer could preprogram the receiver automatically with up-to-date data and at the same time lter this data for a specic target market area, explained Alan his business idea. So far no manufacturers have signed on to this idea. For the individual satellite installer that doesnt need a specic Dishpointer version,

Alan added a small additional feature to Dishpointer: the installer can use it to determine ahead of time if buildings or other obstacles might interfere with reception. A potential satellite system can be tested in advance and without any cost. Alan is quite proud of his Dishpointer program. Dishpointer is a software solution that very simply and precisely can answer all questions regarding the planned erection of a satellite antenna system at a particular location. Well done, Alan!

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Dishpointer is used to determine ahead of time what satellites are actually receivable, how the antenna needs to be aligned and what channels can be expected on these satellites. Since Google Maps delivers very precise information, an actual site survey may in many cases not even be necessary. Lets take for example a satellite dealer in Dubai who wants to attract new customers and has the opportunity to erect satellite dishes in the parking lot of the Al-Ghurair Shopping Center. What satellites can he receive from that spot? Scenario 1: he transports his three-meter antenna to the parking lot and checks to see what he can receive. Scenario 2: he sits in front of his PC and goes to www.dishpointer.com

This is what it looks like in the Al-Ghurair Shopping Mall parking lot. Al Rigga Street is to the far left, a Mosque is to the right around which the shopping mall was built. What satellites can be received from here? Were the apartments above the shopping mall built too high to allow a direct lineof-sight view to the satellites?

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UHF Antenna in unique design This antenna for the UHF band caught our eyes due to its unique design, resembling a parabol dish. It consists of a reflector made and a smaller sub reflector behind the reception dipol in the focal point. Our test revelaed that the design works exceptionally good in higher frequencies, starting from about channel 55 up. For channels below 55 other Yagi designs match performance of the parabolic UHF antenna.

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Testinge the new MASPRO ST-7 and ST-8, distributed in Europe by C.Itoh. Both models offer the user 128 pre programmed channels. Both boxes also offer two satellite IF inputs.

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Ultra High Definition HDTV

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EUROPE
DIGITURK AND EUTELSAT LAUNCH 4K DEMO CHANNEL
Turkish pay-TV platform Digitrk has launched a dedicated demonstration 4K channel in partnership with Eutelsat Communications. The first broadcasts in Turkey took place in April at Digitrks headquarters in Beikta, using content transmitted via the Eutelsat 7A satellite.

ters in SFN are being used on UHF channel 53 (Aosta-Gerdaz and St. Vincent-Salirod).

NORTH AMERICA
ERICSSON PRESENTS COMPRESSION PLATFORM AT NAB 2013
Ericsson presented the AVP 4000 compression platform at NAB 2013, held April 8-11, powered by the in-house developed programmable video processing chip. The AVP4000 offers high performance and broad capability on a single platform across all applications, from SD to HD, 1080p50/60, 3DTV and Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) and all codecs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVE and JPEG2000, with 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, 8-bit and 10-bit all supported.

by UK-based production company Telegenic. The trial will test the process involved in shooting and delivering live 4K programming. The content itself will not be screened for the public, as the test is aimed at examining the technical and creative aspects of using the technology. Sony and FIFA have been eyeing the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil for 4K broadcasting.

TBS SHOOTS WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN 4K


Japanese broadcaster TBS Inc. is using the 4K format to shoot World Heritage sites in Egypt, Italy and other places. In June, the TV station started broadcasting these images once a month on The Sekai Isan (World Heritage Sites), a weekly Sunday program. Last November, classic Kyoto cityscapes were recorded in the format and the images were aired after being converted to the current high-definition system. ASIA

RTVE, EBU TRIAL UHDTV VIA DTT

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE, the EBU, Abertis Telecom, Sony, Sapec, La Salle, and The Technical University of Madrid in February implemented the first UHDTV-1 standard broadcast over a DVB-T2 network. The event took place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The trial used the 38402160 pixel resolution known as UHD-1, which offers four times the resolution of current HDTV services.

NHK CONDUCTS 8K DEMO AT NAB

ERICSSON CONDUCTS UHDTV DEMO DURING EBU SEMINAR

Ericsson conducted a UHDTV demonstration at the EBU Production Technology Seminar in Geneva during March. The demo focused on interoperability using the Ericsson technology to receive an off-air feed of a 4:2:0 file-based system and receive and decode as 4K UHDTV. Ericsson also demonstrated a MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2 10 bit precision 4K UHDTV system capable of 4Kp50 transmission. The platform comprised Ericssons market AVP 2000 contribution encoders and RX8200 advanced modular receivers.

Japanese broadcaster NHK demonstrated at the NAB in April the real-time, over-the-air transmission and reception of 8K, which is 16 times the resolution of HDTV. The demo featured the latest version of NHKs Super Hi-Vision system, which supports 8K video and 22.2-multichannel sound. The broadcast was of an 8K recorded program compressed in H.264 (MPEG4) and transmitted using two UHF television channels. NHK plans to record its Super Hi-Vision 8K coverage of the figure skating and opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics and to begin domestic 8K satellite tests to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics. It aims to launch an 8K broadcast service in Japan by 2020.

NTT DOCOMO LICENSES HEVC DECODING SOFTWARE

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo started licensing software for decoding HEVC, which allows playback of full HD on smartphones. For playback on PCs the software enables real-time decoding of UHDTV (4K).

WORLD
ULTRA HD TV SHIPMENTS TO REACH 4 MILLION UNITS IN 2013
Estimated global shipments of Ultra HD TV panels in 2013 have been upward adjusted from 2.32.6 million units originally to 3.5-4 million units, according to industry sources. Innolux alone is aiming to ship between 2-3 million Ultra HD TV panels and is likely to account for 60-70% of global shipments of the technology in 2013. AUO has been shipping 55- and 65-inch Ultra HD TV panels to customers such as Sony and Toshiba, and CSOT has been focusing on production of 55-inch units for customers such as TCL.

3NET INVESTS IN UHDTV PROGRAMMING


US 3D network 3net has announced it is working, along with production unit 3net Studios, on the development of three new 4K natural and history programs - National Park Adventures, Metropolis and Made by Man. The network is expanding a faster than anticipated rollout of 4K. 3net is a joint venture of IMAX, Sony, and Discovery Communications.

SES, HARMONIC AND BROADCOM IN ULTRA HD DEMO

Satellite operator SES has teamed up with video compression specialist Harmonic and chipset vendor Broadcom to deliver HEVC-based Ultra HD signals from the 19.2 East satellite position. The demo took place at the SES Industry Days event in Luxembourg using Harmonics ProMedia Xpress and a HEVC decoder reference-design system based on Broadcoms BCM7445 device for receiving HEVC encoded Ultra-HD television transmission. The signal was broadcast in DVB-S2 using a data rate of 20Mbps. According to SES, this was the first live demonstration of a full 38402160 pixel Ultra HD picture in HEVC.

GOLF CHANNEL DEPLOYS 4K ULTRA HD MIRA SERVER

NHK SHOWCASES 8K AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Japanese public broadcaster NHK held a public screening of content in its Super Hi-Vision (8K) format in May at the Cannes Film Festival. The highlight was the first 8K narrative film, the comedy short Beauties La Carte. The 8K format has 7,680 by 4,320 pixels four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times that of current HD and features 22.2 multichannel sound.

The first 4K Ultra HD Mira Production Server from Abekas has been deployed by Golf Channel. The server feeds two separate panoramic video walls in the Arnold Palmer Studio at their facility in Orlando, Florida. The signature look of the Morning Drive program is accomplished by linking twenty 90-inch and ten 52-inch monitors to create golf course morning vistas. The video wall is fed by a 4K Ultra HD Mira Production Server to make viewers feel like the Morning Drive is broadcasting from just inside the picture windows of their local clubhouse.

LG CONDUCTS ULTRA HD DEMO AT MWC

LG conducted a demonstration of its Wireless Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) transmission technology at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Users were able to experience smartphone content in real time, via Wi-Fi connections. Multimedia content was automatically adjusted to match the receiving TVs screen resolution.

SOUTH AMERICA
TV GLOBO, NHK TEST 8K AT RIO CARNIVAL
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival this year was shot in UHDTV (8K) by Japans NHK and Brazils TV Globo. A special programme with behind the scenes footage was aired in Japan during the first half of this year.

SAMSUNG PRESENTS FIRST 85-INCH UHD TV SET

RAI TESTING 4K IN VALLE DAOSTA

Italian public broadcaster RAI is testing in Valle dAosta the latest technology for the transmission of programs in HD and 3D. Second generation DVB-T2 tests are underway with different types of content for fixed and mobile reception 3D and HD, both 2K and 4K, encoded with the new HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) standard and 5.1 multichannel audio. Two transmit-

FIFA AND SONY TO TEST 4K DURING CONFEDERATIONS CUP

Sony and FIFA have announced that they will test 4K during the FIFA Confederations Cup in June in Brazil, using a 4K mobile production unit supplied

Samsung has presented the LED TV UHD S9, the first 85-inch ultra High Definition TV (UHD) TV set. Users can interact and control the TV via the enhanced Smart Interaction: navigation among the five new screens - TV programming, VOD, app, personal and social content. The exclusive function S-Recommendation proposes suggestions on content to watch. The S9 features four times higher resolution to a normal Full HD screen, converting HD and Full HD video into UHD. It also features 120 W speakers.

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INTELSAT 10-02 - Europe, Middle East, North India 359.2 East (000.8 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 10-02 - Europe, Africa, South East Asia 359.2 East (000.8 West) THOR 5, 6 - Europe 359.2 East (000.8 West) AMOS 2, 3 - Europe, Middle East 356.0 East (004.0 West) EUTELSAT 5 WEST A - Europe 355.0 East (005.0 West) C-Band: EUTELSAT 5 WEST A - Europe 355.0 East (005.0 West) NILESAT 102, 201, EUTELSAT 7 WEST A - Middle East 353.0 East (007.0 West) EUTELSAT 8 WEST A - Europe, America, Middle East 352.0 East (008.0 West) EXPRESS AM44 - Middle East 349.0 East (011.0 West) C-Band: EXPRESS AM44 - Europe, North Africa, Middle East 349.0 East (011.0 West) EUTELSAT 12 WEST A - Europe, Africa 347.5 East (012.5 West) TELSTAR 12 - Europe, South Africa, Am. 345.0 East (015.0 West) INTELSAT 901 - Europe, Middle East 342.0 East (018.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 901 - Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean Region 342.0 East (018.0 West) NSS 7 - Europe, Africa 340.0 East (020.0 West) C-Band: NSS 7 - Africa 340.0 East (020.0 West) SES 4 - Europe, MIddle East 338.0 East (022.0 West) C-Band: SES 4 - America 338.0 East (022.0 West) INTELSAT 905 - Europe 335.5 East (024.5 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 905 - Europe, Africa, America 335.5 East (024.5 West) INTELSAT 907 - Europe 332.5 East (027.5 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 907 - Europe, Africa, America 332.5 East (027.5 West) HISPASAT 1C, 1D, 1E - Europe, America 330.0 East (030.0 West) INTELSAT 25 - Africa 328.5 East (031.5 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 25 - Europe, Africa 328.5 East (031.5 West) INTELSAT 903 - Europe 325.5 East (034.5 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 903 - Europe 325.5 East (034.5 West) TELSTAR 11N - Europe, Africa 322.5 East (037.5 West) C-Band: NSS 10 - Europe, Africa, America 322.5 East (037.5 West) NSS 806 - Europe 319.5 East (040.5 West) C-Band: NSS 806 - America, Europe 319.5 East (040.5 West) INTELSAT 11 - Brazil 317.0 East (043.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 11 - Brazil 315.0 East (043.0 West) INTELSAT 14 - Europe, North Africa, South America 315.0 East (045.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 14 - America 315.0 East (045.0 West) INTELSAT 1R - America 315.0 East (050.0 West) INTELSAT 23 - America 307.0 East (053.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 23 - America, Africa 307.0 East (053.0 West) Galaxy 11 - Brazil 304.5 East (055.5 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 805 - America 304.5 East (055.5 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 21 - Mexico 302.0 East (058.0 West) AMAZONAS 1 - Brazil, South America 299.0 East (061.0 West) C-Band: AMAZONAS 1 - America 299.0 East (061.0 West) AMAZONAS 2 - North America 299.0 East (061.0 West) ECHOSTAR 15,16 - Conus 298.5 East (061.5 West) TELSTAR 14R - Brazil, Mercosul 297.0 East (063.0 West) STARONE C1 - Brazil 295.0 East (065.0 West) C-Band: STARONE C1 - South America 295.0 East (065.0 West) STARONE C2 - Brazil 290.0 East (070.0 West) C-Band: STARONE C2 - South America 290.0 East (070.0 West) AMC 6 - North America 288.0 East (072.0 West) C-Band: AMC 6 - North America 288.0 East (072.0 West) NIMIQ 5 - Conus 287.5 East (072.5 West) C-Band: BRASILSAT B3 - Brazil 285.0 East (075.0 West) ECHOSTAR 8, 1 - America, Mexico 283.0 East (077.0 West) SIMON BOLIVAR - South America 282.0 East (078.0 West) C-Band: SIMON BOLIVAR - South America 282.0 East (078.0 West) NIMIQ 4 - Canada 278.0 East (082.0 West) AMC 9 - North America 277.0 East (083.0 West) C-Band: BRASILSAT B4 - Brazil 276.0 East (084.0 West) AMC 16 - North America 275.0 East (085.0 West) SES 2 - North America 273.0 East (087.0 West) C-Band: SES 2 - North America 273.0 East (087.0 West) GALAXY 28 - America 271.0 East (089.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 28 - America 271.0 East (089.0 West) NIMIQ 6 - Canada 269.0 East (091.0 West) GALAXY 17 - North America 269.0 East (091.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 17 - North America 269.0 East (091.0 West) GALAXY 25 - North America 266.9 East (093.1 West) GALAXY 3C - North America 265.0 East (095.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 3C - North America 265.0 East (095.0 West) GALAXY 19 - North America 263.0 East (097.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 19 - North America 263.0 East (097.0 West) GALAXY 16 - North America 261.0 East (099.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 16 - North America 261.0 East (099.0 West) DIRECTV 4S, 8 - America 259.0 East (101.0 West) SES 1 - North America 259.0 East (101.0 West) C-Band: SES 1 - North America 259.0 East (101.0 West) AMC 1 - North America 257.0 East (103.0 West) C-Band: AMC 1 - North America 257.0 East (103.0 West) AMC 15 - North America 255.0 East (105.0 West) C-Band: AMC 18 - North America 255.0 East (105.0 West) ANIK F1R - North America 252.7 East (107.3 West) C-Band: ANIK F1R - North America 252.7 East (107.3 West) C-Band: ANIK F1 - South America 252.7 East (107.3 West) ECHOSTAR 10, 11 - America 250.0 East (110.0 West) DIRECTV 5 - America 250.0 East (110.0 West) ANIK F2 - North America 248.9 East (111.1 West) C-Band: ANIK F2 - North America 248.9 East (111.1 West) SATMEX 6 - America 247.0 East (113.0 West) C-Band: SATMEX 6 - America 247.0 East (113.0 West) SATMEX 5 - America 243.2 East (116.8 West) C-Band: SATMEX 5 - America 247.0 East (113.0 West) ANIK F3 - Conus 243.2 East (116.8 West) C-Band: ANIK F3 - America 241.0 East (119.0 West) ECHOSTAR 14 - Conus 241.0 East (119.0 West) DIRECTV 7S - Conus 241.0 East (119.0 West) ECHOSTAR 9, GALAXY 23 - North America 239.0 East (121.0 West) C-Band: ECHOSTAR 9, GALAXY 23 - North America 239.0 East (121.0 West) GALAXY 18 - North America 237.0 East (123.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 18 - North America 237.0 East (123.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 14 - North America 235.0 East (125.0 West) AMC 21 - North America 235.0 East (125.0 West) GALAXY 13, HORIZONS 1 - North America 233.0 East (127.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 13, HORIZONS 1 - North America 233.0 East (127.0 West) CIEL 2 - America 231.0 East (129.0 West) C-Band: AMC 11 - North America 229.0 East (131.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 15- North America 227.0 East (133.0 West) C-Band: AMC 10 - North America 225.0 East (135.0 West) C-Band: AMC 7 - North America 223.0 East (137.0 West) C-Band: AMC 8 - North America 221.0 East (139.0 West)

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003.1 East C-Band: RASCOM QAF 1R - Africa 003.1 East RASCOM QAF 1R - Africa 003.1 East EUTELSAT 3C - Europe 003.1 East C-Band: EUTELSAT 3A - EUROPE 004.9 East ASTRA 4A - Europe 004.9 East SES 5 - Europe, AFRICA 007.0 East EUTELSAT 7A - Europe, Africa 009.0 East EUTELSAT 9A - Europe 010.0 East EUTELSAT 10A - Europe 010.0 East C-Band: EUTELSAT 10A - Global 013.0 East EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13A,13B,13C - Europe, Middle East 016.0 East EUTELSAT 16A - Europe, Africa 017.0 East AMOS 5 - North Africa, Middle East 017.0 East C-Band: AMOS 5 - Africa, Middle East 019.2 East ASTRA 1KR,1L,1M,2C - Europe 020.0 East C-Band: ARABSAT 5C - Africa, Middle East 021.6 East EUTELSAT 21B - Europe, Asia, West Africa 023.3 East ASTRA 3B - Europe 025.5 East EUTELSAT 25C - Europe, Asia 026.0 East BADR 4,5,6 - North Africa, Middle East 028.2 East EUTELSAT 28A, ASTRA 1N,2A,2F - Europe 030.5 East ARABSAT 5A - Middle East 030.5 East C-Band: ARABSAT 5A - Asia, Middle East 031.5 East ASTRA 1G - Europe 033.0 East EUTELSAT 33A - Europe 033.0 East INELSAT 28 - Africa 034.0 East ARABSAT 2B - Middle East 036.0 East EUTELSAT 36A,36B - Europe , South Africa, Asia, Russia 038.0 East PAKSAT 1R - Pakistan, North India 038.0 East C-Band: PAKSAT 1R - Pakistan, India, Middle East, Africa 039.0 East HELLAS SAT 2 - Europe, Middle East, Asia 042.0 East TURKSAT 2A,3A - Europe, Russia 044.5 East NIMIQ 1 - Europe, Middle East 045.0 East INTELSAT 12 - India, South Africa, Middle East, Europe 046.0 East AZERSPACE 1,AFRICASAT 1A - Asia, Africa 047.5 East INTELSAT 10 - Middle East, Europe 049.0 East C-Band: YAMAL 202 - Global 050.0 East INTELSAT 26 - Europe 050.5 East NSS 5 -Global 050.5 East C-Band: NSS 5 - Global 052.5 East YAHSAT 1A -Europe, Middle East, Africa 053.0 East EXPRESS AM22 -Europe, Middle East, North India 055.0 East GSAT-8,ASTRA 1F,YAMAL 402 - Russia 056.0 East BONUM 1, DIREC TV 1R - East Russia 057.0 East NSS 12 - Europe, Russia, Africa, India 057.0 East C-Band: NSS 12 - Europe, Russia, Africa, India, Global 060.0 East INTELSAT 904 - Europe 060.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 904 - Europe, Africa, Global 062.0 East INTELSAT 902 - Europe, Middle East 062.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 902 - Europe, China, Australia, South Africa, Global 064.2 East C-Band: INTELSAT 906 - Europe, Africa, South India, Global 066.0 East INTELSAT 17 -Europe,Russia 068.5 East INTELSAT 20 - Africa, Europe, Middle East 068.5 East C-Band: INTELSAT 20 - Global 070.5 East EUTELSAT 70B - Europe,Middle East, India 072.1 East INTELSAT 22 - Middle East, Africa 074.0 East INSAT 4CR - India 074.0 East C-Band: INSAT 3C - India 075.0 East ABS-1 - Europe, Asia, Middle East 075.0 East C-Band: ABS-1 - Global 076.5 East APSTAR 7 - China 076.5 East C-Band: APSTAR 7 - Global 078.5 East THAICOM 5 - Thailand 078.5 East C-Band: THAICOM 5 - India,China,Thailand, Global 080.0 East C-Band: EXPRESS MD1 - Russia, North India 080.0 East EXPRESS AM2 - Russia, North India 083.0 East INSAT 4A - India 083.0 East C-Band: INSAT 4A - India, Middle East 085.0 East INTELSAT 15 - Middle East 085.0 East HORIZONS 2 - Russia 086.5 East KAZSAT 2 - Russia 087.5 East C-Band: CHINASAT 5A - China, India, Midle East 088.0 East ST 2 - India, Malaysia 088.0 East C-Band: ST 2 - India, Thailand 090.0 East YAMAL 201,300K - Russia, North India 090.0 East C-Band: YAMAL 201,300K - Russia, North India 091.5 East MEASAT 3 - Malaysia, South Asia 091.5 East C-Band: MEASAT 3 -Global, Thailand, Australia, East Asia 091.5 East MEASAT 3A - Malaysia, South Asia 091.5 East C-Band: MEASAT 3A -Global 092.2 East CHINASAT 9 - China 093.5 East INSAT 3A,4B - India 093.5 East C-Band: INSAT 3A,4B - India, Middle East 095.0 East NSS 6 - India, Middle East, South Africa, North East Asia, Australia 096.5 East C-Band: EXPRESS AM 33 - Asia, Russia,China 100.5 East ASIASAT 5 - East Asia, India, Middle East, Thailand 100.5 East C-Band: ASIASAT 5 - Global 103.0 East C-Band: EXPRESS A2 - Russia, China 105.5 East ASIASAT 3S - East Asia, South Asia, Australia 105.5 East C-Band: ASIASAT 3S - Global 108.2 East NSS 11 - South Asia, North East Asia, China 108.2 East C-Band: TELKOM 1 - Indonesia 108.2 East SES 7 - South Asia, Australia 110.0 East BSAT 3A,2C,3C N-SAT 110,JCSAT 110R - Japan 110.5 East C-Band: CHINASAT 10 - China, Asia Pacific 113.0 East KOREASAT 5 - South Korea, North East Asia 113.0 East C-Band: PALAPA D - Asia, Australia 115.5 East C-Band: CHINASAT 6B - Global 116.0 East ABS 7 - South Korea 116.0 East KOREASAT 6 - South Korea 118.0 East C-Band: TELKOM 2 - Global 119.5 East THAICOM 4 - Indonesia, Cambodia 122.0 East ASIASAT 4 - East Asia, Australia 122.0 East C-Band: ASIASAT 4 - Global 124.0 East JCSAT 4B - Japan 125.0 East C-Band: CHINASAT 6A - China 128.0 East JCSAT 3A - Japan 128.0 East C-Band: JCSAT 3A - Asia 132.0 East VINASAT 1 - Vietnam 132.0 East C-Band:VINASAT 1 - Asia, Australia 132.0 East JCSAT 5A - Japan 134.0 East APSTAR 6 - China 134.0 East C-Band: APSTAR 6 - Asia, Australia 138.0 East TELSTAR 18 - India, China 138.0 East C-Band: TELSTAR 18 - Asia, Australia 140.0 East EXPRESS AM3 - Russia, China 140.0 East C-Band: EXPRESS AM3 - Russia, China 144.0 East SUPERBIRD C2 - Japan 152.0 East OPTUS D2 - Australia, Newzealand 154.0 East JCSAT 2A - Japan 154.0 East C-Band: JCSAT 2A - Asia&Oceania&Hawaii 156.0 East OPTUS C1,D3 - Australia, Newzealand 160.0 East OPTUS D1 - Australia, Newzealand 162.0 East SUPERBIRD B2 - Japan 164.0 East OPTUS B3 - Asia 166.0 East INTELSAT 19 - Australia, Newzealand, North East Asia 166.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 19 - Australia 169.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 8 - Pacific 172.0 East EUTELSAT 172A - South Pacific, South East Pacific 172.0 East C-Band: EUTELSAT 172A - Pacific 180.0 East INTELSAT 18 - Australia, Pacific 180.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 18 - Pacific

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