SIS Live maximises R&D effort

Outside broadcast and satellite uplink specialist, SIS Live will be presenting new developments to its product range, which see its uPak units made available in a Ka, Ku and X band parabolic style antenna and the RouteCase system offered with an optional multichannel SDI audio embedder / de-embedder. The company will also be exhibiting the Tr-uPod for the first time in Europe.

David Meynell, Managing Director, SIS Live, says: “During 2011 SIS Live has strived to push the boundaries in our product development of both new, innovative ranges and enhanced well-proven, market-leading systems. With a significant partnership for military sales we have utilised a large R&D effort and investment in the development of the lightest, most robust and innovative products.”

The multi-band uPak is now available with a 60cm parabolic style antenna as well as the previously issued flat plate antenna. This integrated and compact, fully automated VSAT terminal provides high-speed data communications for internet connectivity, video transmission and VPN connectivity, using it’s integral iDirect modem. With single button operation the unit can be used by anyone with little or no training. UPak is lightweight, weatherproof and extremely portable, designed to be transported as checked baggage on an airline or in a rucksack for remote field operations. The system is MIL STD 810F compliant, available in X band, and offers a high gain, for more throughput enabling uPak to transmit in less than optimal conditions.

First unveiled at NAB, Tr-uPod will be exhibited for the first time in Europe. Tr-uPod is an exceptionally flexible, compact satellite uplink system featuring an advanced composite antenna design, tool-less assembly with fully automated or simple manual operation. The multi-band antenna is available in 0.75, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.5m versions and packs into 2 x IATA compliant carry cases which can be flown as standard airline baggage and easily carried over rough terrain.

Tr-uPod can also be used with SIS Live’s award winning control software and interface. The automated operation offers absolute simplicity with maximum operability which allows unskilled operators to utilise and transmit to multiple satellites. SIS Live has the best surface accuracy of their segmented parabolic antennas than any other manufacturer and all antenna sizes are capable of X, Ku, DBS and Ka band with the 1.5m also available in C band.

Now available with an optional multichannel SDI audio embedder / de-embedder, RouteCase, meanwhile, is a powerful, compact and affordable 4-channel HD/SDI production unit incorporating the latest in vision mixer technology with industry standard audio mixing facilities. RouteCase can handle asynchronous sources in many formats with comprehensive picture monitoring via the built in 15” HD LCD monitor. RouteCase takes just a few minutes to set up, and offers true ‘plug and play’ operation, making it ideally suited for Live operations such as satellite newsgathering, outside broadcasts, sporting events and Live streaming content creation. Running on 12 volts, measuring 410mm x 300mm x 100mm and weighing just 4.8kg, the RouteCase is a compact and rugged field production unit.

And rounding off the range, UPod is enhanced this year with SIS Live’s differential compass antenna controller, new software and multi-band (X, Ku, DBS and Ka) capability.

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