Megahertz Broadcast Systems upgrades Links Broadcast antenna
Systems integrator and mobile specialist, Megahertz Broadcast Systems (MHz) has again demonstrated its skills in meeting tough timescales on a satellite link vehicle for Links Broadcast. Having built the truck on a quick turnaround, it has more recently undertaken an upgrade of its facilities.
To support contracts during the London 2012 Games, Links Broadcast needed to add a new satellite link vehicle to its fleet very quickly. However, due to the very short timescale it was not possible to obtain a new satellite antenna, so Megahertz temporarily fitted a 1.4m CML antenna, which Links Broadcast had on an existing vehicle.
“The new vehicle performed perfectly during the London Games and has been on the road non-stop ever since,” says Rob Wickings, managing director at Links Broadcast. “However a brief window appeared in the schedule which gave Megahertz a chance to complete the project by upgrading the antenna, in record time. The team at Megahertz understand the operational and business needs of a company like ours, and because of that we were back on the road working with minimal disruption and downtime.”
For the upgrade of the antenna Megahertz sourced a 1.5m Advent NewSwift antenna, which the company fitted to Links Broadcast’s vehicle in February 2013.
“At Megahertz we do our best to be as flexible as possible and meet all the needs of our customers,” says Steve Burgess, technical director of Megahertz Broadcast Systems. “In this case we originally delivered a solution which allowed Links Broadcast to meet its commitments at a hugely busy time. Now we have upgraded it, giving them a replacement antenna quickly and effectively and ensuring that their vehicle was off the road for the absolute minimum time, meeting all their commercial requirements.”