Hiltron to demo HSACU satellite newsgathering controller

Hiltron, a distributor, integrator, and manufacturer in the domain of satellite communication and related fields, will promote its full range of products and services. This will include the production version of the HSACU satellite newsgathering antenna controller.

Exhibited in prototype at IBC 2011 and now in full production, the Hiltron HSACU satellite newsgathering controller incorporates fully automated satellite auto-acquisition. It is compatible with leading motorised satellite newsgathering antennas. The HSACU is designed for integration into SNG trucks or for refurbishment of existing SNG antenna control systems. Housed in a compact rack-mountable chassis, it provides easy and efficient control of three-axis motorised antennas up to 2.4 metres in diameter. Azimuth, elevation, and polarisation control are performed in software.

The Hiltron HSACU can be fully controlled locally or from a remote IP browser. Local control is achieved via front-panel pushbuttons and a colour touch-panel graphic display. In IP remote control mode, the entire system can be operated from wherever is convenient to the SNG workflow. Fully automated acquisition of accessible satellites can be achieved within less than 2 minutes. An internal DVB-S/S2 tuner is provided for satellite verification. Heading determination is performed using a GPS and/or a fluxgate compass. The HSACU includes dual-axis compensation of truck inclination. It is compatible with resolvers, potentiometers, inclinometers, and direct-current drive-motors.

Hiltron will be represented at IBC 2012 by Dr Michael Schiestl (Managing Director), Reinhold Wagner, (Sales Director), Stefan Fuchs (Project Director), and Susanne Reichmann (Sales Assistant).

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