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O senso comum parece sugerir que o sistema HDTV pertence TV por assinatura, isto signica que supostamente deveremos pagar por contedo de alta denio, enquanto que o sistema SDTV permanece disponvel free-to-air. Se olharmos em torno de pases com canais HD instalados e a funcionar na realidade parece apoiar esta ideia. No entanto, se olharmos para alguns pases a questo de saber se tudo o que brilha realmente ouro, ou por outras palavras: Ser que realmente temos HD apenas porque um canal usa o rtulo HD? Nem por isso! Em alguns pases, qualquer transmisso digital tem a marca HD, de modo que signica que SD para o sistema analgico assim como HD para o sistema digital - e pronto. O prprio termo alta denio em si est sujeito a uma interpretao bastante liberal e em muitos casos determinada pelo departamento de marketing de redes em vez de estabelecer globalmente as especicaes tcnicas. Provavelmente algures no futuro o sistema HD passar a ser uma extenso universal para qualquer canal. Isto signica que um dia vamos apenas receber canais em HDTV? E quem ter a palavra nal sobre o que e o que no HD? A maioria dos canais disponveis em HD so transmitimos de forma simples e honesta aumentando a resoluo das suas ofertas habituais. Mas que sentido faz isto se as suas set-top boxes em HDTV so capazes de melhorar virtualmente a qualidade da resoluo e em praticamente qualquer fonte de material HD? Como espectadores, no estamos interessados em saber se a imagem que vemos no televisor uma resoluo melhorada do fornecedor ou feita pelo nosso receptor. E se seguirmos esta linha de raciocnio, poderia at mesmo ir to longe como armar que todas as pessoas que tiverem em sua casa um receptor HDTV conseguem ver todos os canais em alta denio. Pelo menos somos levados a acreditar nisso. Sendo assim, como podemos saber se uma transmisso HDTV realmente nativa de HD? A resposta Simples: Ns no podemos! A nica forma de saber com certeza olhar bem de perto para no ecr e vericar certas caractersticas da imagem, isto um trabalho bastante exaustivo para qualquer pessoa. A propsito, algum se lembra da misticao do Hi-Fi sobre a recepo de rdio em FM algumas dcadas atrs? At o rdio porttil mais barato surgiu com a distino do smbolo Hi-Fi, embora o som produzido que muito longe disso. Neste momento temos esta experincia dj-vu relativamente ao sistema em HDTV. H bem pouco tempo, todos os canais de TV, cada receptor e cada painel televisivo eram vangloriados como sendo HD. Independentemente do que realmente apresentava. o admirvel novo mundo HDTV, e o melhor ser todos acostumar-nos a isso.

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AB IPBOX 9900HD HDTV Satellite & Multimedia Receiver ................... 10

AZBOX PREMIUM HD DVB-S2, ISDB-T and IPTV HD-Receiver ....................... 22

JIUZHOU DTP8300 IPTV Set-Top-Box ....................... 30

AWARD Winning: IPTV Receivers of 21st Century..........74 JAEGER HD+ 2011 HDTV Receiver with HD+ Standard ........................... 38 AWARD Winning: Digital Receivers of 21st Century .......76 Company Report: IPTV Software and Hardware Producer NETUP, Russia ................................82 TENOW TBS 6981 DVB-S/S2 PC Card with Twin-Tuner Function ................. 50 Company Report: PC Card & Receiver Manufacturer TEVII, Taiwan..................................92 Company Overview: Best Digital TV Companies of the World.................................. 100 Feature: Hybrid broadcast broadband TV ....... 116 Feature: How your smartphone turns into a great tool for DXers and installers ............ 120 DXer Report: Rainer Schulz and Berndt Rosenberger, Lausitz, Germany .......................... 130 City Report: Satellite Reception in Shanghai, China ........................ 140 DTT of the World ........................ 146 ADVERTISERS 8DTEK ........................................13 ABC-BIZNIS ............................... 41 AB IPBOX .............................. 28-29 ALUOSAT .................................. 149 ANGA 2011 .................................73 AZBOX ...................................... 163 AZURE SHINE ........................... 127 BOIINGSAT ................................61 BOXSAM .....................................67 BYA ELECTRONIC...................... 151 CABSAT 2011 ..............................93 CCBN 2011 .................................85 CES 2011 ....................................89 CHANGHONG ............................... 2 COMMUNICASIA 2011 .............. 133 CNBROADCASTING................... 150 CONVERGENCE INDIA 2011...... 159 CSTB 2011 ................................ 125 6 DISHPOINTER .......................... 152 DOEBIS .................................... 8-9 DOEBIS-JAEGER .........................65 FULAN ELECTRONICS .................. 5 GLOBALINVACOM .......................83 GLOBALSAT ................................47 GOLDENMEDIA ...........................17 HORIZON ...................................59 INFOSAT.....................................95 JIUZHOU .............................71, 164 MFC .......................................... 119 MOTECK.................................... 131 NABSHOW 2011 .........................99 NETUP ...................................... 141 PYCH ........................................ 129 PREVAIL ................................ 20-21 SATBEAMS ................................ 154 SATCATCHER ..............................69 SATELLITE GUYS ...................... 131 SEATEL ..................................... 137 SKYWORTH ................................. 7 SMARTWI ...................................33 SOWELL......................................25 SPAUN ........................................55 SVEC ..........................................45 TECHNOMATE .............................. 4 TEHNICB .................................. 153 TELETEK ................................... 113 TENOW .......................................35 TEVII ....................................... 119 TOPREAL ....................................97 TOOWAY ................................... 155 TRIMAX .................................... 127 WEISS ...................................... 129 YINHE ........................................87

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INFOSAT C/KU BAND COMBIFEED Satellite LNB for C and Ku band ........ 68

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TEST REPORT

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Na edio anterior da TELE-satlite (08-09/2010) falamos sobre o AB IPBox, um novo fabricante de receptores na Eslovquia. Neste momento temos em nossas mos o seu modelo principal, o AB IPBox 9900HD Plus. Este modelo com sintonizador duplo vem com dois sintonizadores DVB-S2. Tambm est disponvel o modelo 9900HD que idntico, excepto pode escolher o segundo sintonizador para DVB-S, DVB-C (cabo) ou DVB-T (terrestre). Todos os receptores IPBox desta gama utilizam Enigma2 HD- uma verso do sistema operacional de cdigo aberto Linux. E por isso, efectivamente um computador especialista em receber sinais de satlite numa caixa de receptor de satlite. A quantidade de funes e opes disponveis so incrveis, e a promessa de novos add-ons e plug-ins faz com que esta experincia seja realmente emocionante para aquelas pessoas que gostam de personalizar e melhorar.

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O nosso modelo para testes veio numa caixa branca de metal, que faz a diferena do habitual preto ou prateado. O painel frontal est decorado com um elegante design floral que certamente destaca-se dos outros. Acho que poderiam ser crislidas, mas no quero citar sobre isso. Tambm est disponvel a verso a preto. O painel frontal tem os botes necessrios abaixo do visor para efectuar as operaes bsicas. O visor realmente brilhante, o suficiente para dar um brilho azul/verde numa sala escura. Quando acabamos de ver televiso numa sala escura com o receptor por debaixo do televisor, uma das primeiras coisas que ia comear a procurar seria de um aplicativo para reduzir a iluminao no escuro. Isto pode tornar-se factor de distraco. Outra alternativa, embora no to graciosa, fazer como eu fiz que colocar uma caixa de DVD frente do visor!

Na parte inferior do painel frontal temos duas CAMs, duas entradas para cartes Conax e uma porta USB. Temos uma porta USB adicional na parte traseira que mais adequado para uma conexo organizada de um disco rgido externo e tambm temos a opo de conectar um HD SATA externo. Cada uma das duas entradas do sintonizador tem uma sada loopthrough correspondente. Tem quase todas as ligaes para todos os sistemas possveis de udio e vdeo: Duas fichas scart, vdeo composto e vdeo componente, HDMI, S/PDIF e um modulador UHF para bombear a imagem pelos cabos de antena para o televisor. Tambm vem com uma sada 0/12V, ultimamente difcil de encontrar, mas sempre bem-vindo para aqueles que ainda fazem uso disso. Como o receptor funciona com o sistema operacional mais poderoso do que o normal, demora um pouco mais a ligar e obter uma imagem no ecr. O processo de inicializao demora cerca de dois minutos para que fique concludo. Quando faze-

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mos o primeiro boot apareceu um assistente de vdeo inteligente para configurar e ajudar a encontrar as melhores configuraes de brilho e contraste, isto tambm pode ser encontrado no menu de configurao, se for novamente necessrio. A instalao do Satlite pode ser simples ou complicada depende do que pretender. A instalao simples deve ser o suficiente para a maioria das pessoas e contem todas as opes desde o uso de um nico LNB at aos comutadores DiSEqC e USALS. O modo Advanced acrescenta muitas mais opes que so fora do vulgar, o que pode ser uma grande ajuda para aqueles que tm uma complicada coleco de antenas parablicas e interruptores. Se mesmo assim isso no for o suficiente, existe ainda um menu em separado instalao do equipamento de satlite com mais opes. Ao acedermos a este menu, aparece uma mensagem de alertapor favor, no alterar qualquer valor a menos que

saiba o que est a fazer! Isto certamente um conselho que deve ser escutado. A procura de canais no to rpida. Uma varredura no ASTRA 1 leva cerca de oito minutos. Os novos canais que encontrou aps uma varredura podemos ver numa seco separada da lista de canais, realmente uma boa ideia. A lista de canais um pouco diferente do habitual, e algumas duvidas que tinha no inicio desapareceram assim que estive um pouco de tempo a tentar entender como tudo funciona e de verificar qual a melhor forma de usar. Os canais podem ser agrupados por satlite, provedor ou grupo de favoritos. A funo de favoritos mais avanada do que a maioria dos outros receptores. Dentro da lista de favoritos, podemos acrescentar grupos de canais ao receptor, isto referido como um bouquet. No devemos confundir com o uso habitual em termos de satlite para um grupo de canais de um transponder,

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Praticamente escondida a grelha EPG

Barra informativa de eventos

Lista de programao

Menu de Plugins

Multi EPG

Instalao do Satlite

Media player

Opes de digitalizao

Entradas no Timer

Configurao do equipamento de satlite

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Reproduo de gravao

isto poder ser um grupo de canais sobe um nome dado pelo usurio, como por exemplo msica, desporto, etc A partir da lista de provedores na lista de canais, podemos acrescentar todos os canais de um destes e aparecerem como outro bouquet de favoritos. Assim que percebemos a forma como isto tudo funciona, realmente maravilhoso e flexvel fazer. Outra adio extra e inteligente a adio do programa em exibio ao lado do nome da lista do canal na lista. Achei que o EPG includo uma revelao inicial menor. Imediatamente temos disponveis dois modos, as primeiras informaes apresenta apenas o programa actual, as setas do teclado permitem o movimento de pgina a pgina para transmisses futuras. A funo multi EPG apresenta vrias pginas para todos os canais - filtrao por bouquet, se necessrio exibindo os programas actuais. Novamente, as setas em anel servem para navegar para o futuro na lista. Senti a falta de ter um estilo de exibio da grelha tradicional, especialmente quando se trata de planear

as gravaes em torno das limitaes de capacidade da sintonia. At que encontrei um atalho no controlo remoto que dava exactamente o que eu pretendia. Para aceder ao atalho tive que pressionar o boto, depois 2, como dizia no manual para dar acesso rdio na Internet, ao invs, apareceu um estilo de grade EPG! Perfeito, apesar de que eu pretender e tambm sentir a falta da minha rdio da Internet! No EPG podemos acrescentar eventos no timer . Para adicionar uma gravao muito simples apenas precisa de pressionar o boto verde-verde e fica pronto para gravar. Esto disponveis outras opes, se for necessrio - em vez de gravar, o receptor pode apenas fazer o zapping para o programa e no gravar. Uma adio extra que desperta a nossa era de conscincia sobre a poupana de energia a opo de ir para um dos dois modos de economia de energia, standby ou deep standby, ao terminar. Podemos aceder s gravaes a partir da lista de gravaes atravs de um boto dedicado arquivos, ou com

Congurao da rede

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o media player. Este ltimo tambm reproduz arquivos mdia em vrios formatos, incluindo Xvid, DivX e MP3. Tambm podemos ver as imagens estticas. O media player parece ser um pouco difcil manusear, mas o boto Help no controlo remoto facilita caso tenhamos duvidas sobre que botes pressionar. Temos que agradecer pelo facto do IPBox lembrar-se de ter algo que realmente deveria ser dado como norma, mas realmente negligenciado por muitos PVRs - o texto EPG da descrio do programa guardado com a gravao. Quando as gravaes esto em andamento os menus por vezes ficam um pouco lentos,
1. Telnet 2. Uma conexo FTP para a caixa usando o Filezilla 3. Definies Web interface timer 4. Web Interface Web 5. Reproduzir uma gravao com o leitor VLC atravs da interface web

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e aparece um pequeno grfico com engrenagens girando no canto do ecr para sabermos que a mquina est ocupada. preciso pacincia quando aparece e temos de esperar para que isso desaparea, mas pelo menos quando isso aconteceu a minha pacincia foi a nica coisa que danifiquei porque as minhas gravaes estavam perfeitamente intactas. A qualidade de imagem do receptor excelente, at mesmo em alguns arquivos demos no meu arquivo Xvid pareciam melhor que o normal quando feito o upscaling para HD no ecr. Podemos usar discos rgidos externos e memory sticks, que a reproduo dos ficheiros mdia funciona to bem como na unidade interna. No entanto fui derrotado com a cpia dos arquivos entre os dispositivos internos e externos. Simplesmente no consegui encontrar a forma de fazer. Ser essencial acrescentar um plug-in gerenciador de arquivos ou algo semelhante.

Esta funo aparentemente em falta fez apressar-me a ligar o IPBox na minha rede de computadores atravs da porta Ethernet. Esta configurao exactamente a mesma de acrescentar um computador - se usar o DHCP, podemos detectar automaticamente um endereo e configuraes. Caso seja necessrio ajuste manual, esto todos aqui e tenho orgulho de dizer que o meu receptor comunicou com o mundo exterior primeira tentativa, algo que nem sempre podemos alegar que acontea com a minha coleco de computadores. No mencionado no manual, mas possvel usar tanto o Telnet e FTP para comunicar com o receptor. Felizmente, fiz uma rpida procura na internet para encontrar o nome de usurio e a senha original, caso contrrio, esta minha experincia teria sido em vo e rapidamente trocava por um longo jogo de adivinhas. A propsito deixo aqui essa informao util, o username:

root, senha: ipbox. Atravs do FTP, consegui transferir as gravaes para um computador. As gravaes esto no formato .ts, isto significa que podem ser manipuladas e editadas com um software MPEG, e para est disponvel vrios tipos de freeware. Teria sido agradvel ter uma funo fcil de copiar os arquivos para um dispositivo externo, mas atravs da rede significa que se precisarmos de um arquivo podemos ir buscar sem precisar de quaisquer tipo de disco, cartes de memria, fitas de vdeo ou outro tipo de mdia . Transferir atravs da rede, editar e codific-los como necessrios, e at mesmo enviar de volta para a mquina em formato Xvid para voltar a ver! Isto funciona muito bem. Se o receptor estiver ligado ao mundo exterior, possvel adicionar e actualizar o software do aparelho. A forma mais fcil atravs dos plug-ins no menu do aparelho. Podemos fazer a ligao ao servidor www. enigma.satupdate.net onde esto disponveis os plug-ins e configuraes. Fiquei um pouco desapontado por estar disponvel pouco software no momento em que fiz este relatrio, espero que no futuro estejam disponveis mais plug-ins. No entanto,

podemos adicionar mais uma jia - a interface web. Foi rpida a instalao a partir do servidor, a interface web acrescenta outro nvel de comunicao com o mundo exterior. Navegar para o endereo IP do receptor de um navegador web ficamos com uma interface combinada com o design do receptor. Aqui, podemos ver a lista de canais e o EPG e acrescentar as gravaes. Atravs de uma pequena porta de sada no seu roteador, podemos aceder a qualquer local na internet. Da prxima vez que tiver no trabalho ou de frias e se esqueceu de gravar alguma coisa, no h problema - basta aceder internet e aceder ao aparelho! Aqui os detalhes do programa fornecem um link para o Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) de cada programa. Neste campo podemos fazer download das gravaes, em formato .ts -. mais fcil que o meu mtodo FTP - a televiso em directo e gravaes podem mesmo ser transmitidas pelo media player. Consegui fazer com o material gravado, mas no tive sucesso com as transmisses em directo, foi difcil de perceber se o bug era meu ou do receptor. Como se tudo isto no

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fosse o suficiente, ainda podemos usar uma janela com um controlo remoto virtual para aceder a todas as funes do receptor. Ao pressionarmos cada tecla, exibida uma imagem no ecr (sem imagem de TV). Isto significa que pode ter controlo total sobre o receptor, em qualquer parte do mundo atravs de uma ligao Internet. Tambm pensaram na segurana e se for necessrio podemos activar SSL e proteco de senha. Ficamos surpreendentes com todas estas opes e funcionalidades. Apenas precisa de olhar para as imagens das opes no menu de configurao para ter uma ideia do que temos disponvel para ajustar e alterar no IPBox de acordo com as suas prprias preferncias. bvio que o mais emocionante a natureza do cdigo aberto Linux e da promessa que traz de terceiros add-ons e software avanado. aqui que o IPBox ter sucesso ou fracassar. O manual uma grande ajuda para adicionar todas as funes normais de um receptor de satlite, e explica como actualizar e adicionar software, mas os mistrios e complexidades do sistema Linux so intocveis. O receptor ir apelar

por aqueles que querem obter o mximo dele, explorando plenamente a fora do sistema operacional. O que ser necessrio para fazer com que o receptor tenha o sucesso que merece ter, a disponibilidade de software adicional e as orientaes de como instalar e usar. O armazenamento de software que conseguimos acedemos no receptor est prximo do vazio, e neste preciso momento, parece haver pouca informao especfica na internet em sites independentes para o IPBox. Mas obviamente que estamos num comeo, a caixa acabou de entrar no mercado. Existem outros receptores que utilizam aplicaes e software Enigma2 e tm disponvel na internet algum software para isso. Provavelmente alguns destes softwares podem ser usados ou modificados para usarmos no IPBox. Na realidade, nos outros receptores que utilizam o sistema Linux, esto disponveis funcionalidades extra para adicionar em todos os sistemas operacionais modificados. Um exemplo que encontrei enquanto pesquisava responde a uma crtica sobre a transmisso Europeia por satlite e que tenho vindo a questionar h

muitos anos - a inexistncia de programao no EPG para sete dias na BBC e para outros canais no Astra 2 nos prprios receptores da Sky e Freesat, sendo necessrio adicionar esta funcionalidade. Como espectador da BBC adoraria que esta funo fosse til no IPBox. Ficaria preocupado, de surgir uma tentativa de instalarem algo parecido com isto que no seja especfico para este receptor ou de surgir uma verso do sistema operacional. Provavelmente seria necessrio um guia de demo para saber como obter o mximo de um IPBox baseado em Enigma2... talvez eu deve ir aprendendo um pouco mais, e comear a escrever sobre isso! O manual do IPBox, e o suporte no site encaminham os usurios para sites independentes e de fruns para encontrar software e suporte. Vamos esperar que estes sites apaream brevemente com novidades para quem gosta de experimentar e melhorar o seu receptor. Com tanto poder disponvel, apenas precisa de um bom nvel de suporte e disponibilidade de software para permitir que os seus utilizadores usem todo este potencial. O IPBox ser um verdadeiro desafiante para os receptores

baseados em Linux j existentes no mercado. Temos um receptor poderoso, com menus inteligentes e uma aparncia inteligente, um conjunto imbatvel de funes e uma excelente qualidade de imagem. As opes de configurao so o mais abrangente que poderia desejar. O sistema inteligente de favoritos com os trs modos de EPG (talvez o mais til esteja escondido na parte atrs do menu de atalho) faz com que esta mquina satisfaa os usurios mais avanados e os espectadores casuais. Para sabermos preciso escalar uma curva de aprendizagem um pouco mais ngreme do que a encontrada em outros receptores, mas este esforo vale bem a pena. Talvez a concluso mais reveladora seja depois de testarmos o receptor durante uma semana ou duas, nos habituamos ou no ao que podemos e no podemos fazer, gostaria de ter o meu? Posso honestamente dizer que eu adoraria ter um.

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TECHNICAL
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AB IPBox s.r.o., M. Razusa 4795/34, 955 01 Topoany, Slovak Republic +421 38 5362 667 www.abipbox.com 9900HD Twin Yes Yes 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3 2 QPSK up to 45000 QPSK up to 36000 8PSK up to 30000 MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 2 (left & right) Composite, Component, HDMI 720x576 (PAL). 720x480 (NTSC) 1080i, 720p, 480i, 480p Yes Yes S/PDIF Yes Yes 100-240V AC 2 PCMCIA 2 Multimedia Receiver

Model Function SCPC compatible USALS DiSEqC Scart connectors Symbol rates

Demora algum tempo a arrancar. Dever ser adicionada a possibilidade de diminuir a intensidade do display no aparelho.

ENERGY
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MPEG2 modes Audio outputs


Apparent Power

Video outputs Resolutions UHF output 0/12 volt output

Active Power Mode Apparent Active Factor Active with Recording 48 W 35 W 0.72 StandBy 16 W 6W 0.37

Digital audio output EPG C/Ku-band compatible Power supply Common interface Card slots

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Quando fomos levantar a encomenda na nossa estao de correios local, ficamos impressionados com o design elegante da embalagem, que consiste numa caixa de carto preto com letras prateadas especificando os detalhes tcnicos do set-top box: O receptor que nos enviaram veio com um sintonizador DVB-S2 e um segundo sintonizador ISDB-T. Aqui na capital de Santiago do Chile o Canal 13 TVN-Mega-Chilevisin transmite os

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Recepo via satlite, Internet, TV terrestre: A marca AZBox promete incluir tudo isto, e para descobrirmos se a empresa cumpre as suas promessas enviaram-nos um receptor para o nosso centro de testes no sul do Chile. A AZBox forneceu-nos o receptor HD Premium para que tivssemos a oportunidade de testar a caixa com sinais reais enviados atravs da transmisso ISDB-T que utilizada para a TV digital terrestre na Amrica do Sul. Actualmente recebem o sinal ISDB-T no Chile, em Via-del-Mar/Valparaiso e regies de Santiago do Chile, e ns testamos o receptor em ambas as reas de recepo.

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Paisagem de Santiago do Chile.

Do lado esquerdo o ncleo Televisivo nacional da emissora TVN

gurao para escolher entre o sintonizador A DVB-S e o sintonizador B ISDB-T. Naturalmente, que ns seleccionamos ISDB-T, e apresentou de imediato o modo de procura automtico ou manual. Se utilizar o modo manual, possvel digitar individualmente o canal e a frequncia. Com o modo SEG SELECT pode escolher qualquer valor entre 1SEG e 13SEG. Decidimos efectuar uma procura AUTO e definimos SEG to ALL para procurar todos os resultados possveis. Assim

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sinais analgicos e digitais, e UCV transmitido na verso SDTV e HDTV em Via del Mar e Valparaso. Alm disso, este canal tambm est disponvel atravs das redes de telefone mvel. O sintonizador ISDB-T inte-

grado, serve para encontrar canais ISDB-T em modo de pesquisa AUTO ou MANUAL e, obviamente no podamos esperar mais para ficarmos a saber como o receptor ia lidar com os canais. Utilizamos o elegante controlo remoto e entramos no menu de confi-

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que definimos todos os parmetros, necessrio confirmar pressionando o boto OK e apresenta outra janela, samos atravs do EXIT para iniciarmos a digitalizao. Seguidamente, fomos at ao menu HORIZONTAL TV para podermos ver pela primeira vez a televiso digital terrestre. Para ser honesto, a qualidade do vdeo que vimos na tela era realmente de tirar o flego. Para certificarmos se realmente recebemos um sinal utilizvel, ligamos o receptor Azbox a uma antena UHF externa, como as transmisses digitais da nossa regio so apenas para fins de teste

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recebemos com uma fora do sinal limitada. Uma viso pormenorizada sobre o receptor HD Premium revela outra caracterstica: Um disco rgido E-Sata pode ser conectado internamente para termos a funcionalidade PVR para as resolues SD e HD. Obviamente que fizemos uso desta opo e no detectamos qualquer falha. A capacidade mxima de gravao de duas horas. Alm disso, tambm possvel nesta caixa assistir a contedos da

Internet como o YouTube, por exemplo. Uma palavra de cautela: Quando ligamos o receptor pela primeira vez a recepo ISDB-T no estava a funcionar. O sintonizador terrestre tinha-se soltado durante o transporte e precisou de ser novamente colocado com firmeza. A partir daqui no tivemos qualquer tipo de problemas.

Concurso da TVN HD

Imagem de uma emisso nacional de canal TVN HD

Centro de Difuso da TVN


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O receptor HD Premium da Azbox apresenta uma caixa de alta-qualidade para a Amrica do Sul. Fomos at ao mapa mundial da TELE-satlite para descobrir quais so as regies da Amrica do Sul que utilizam a norma ISDB-T para televiso digital terrestre. Como pode ver, a maioria dos pases optou pelo ISDB-T e em alguns pases, como o Brasil, por exemplo, j se encontram preparados para entrarem no caminho digital. Outros pases como o Chile esto em fase de testes. O que todas as regies tm em comum que o AZBox Premium HD testado por ns o receptor de satlite ideal com sintonizadores DVB-S2 e ISDB-T, que permite a recepo de todos os canais - no importa como eles so transmitidos.

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Pesquisa totalmente automtica de todos os canais disponveis muitos recursos adicionais recepo de contedo atravs de todos os modernos modos-de-transmisso

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Opensast, Edicio OPENST, Lagoa, C.P. 4950-283 Mazedo, MNC, Portugal +351-251-652-966 info@azbox.com www.AZBox.com AZBox Premium HD Digital HDTV Receiver with and Tuners with various Multimedia & Internet Features DDR 128 MB DDR 128 MB F with loop F with loop 15000 2-45 Ms/sec yes 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3 yes Video (YCbCr), Audio (L/R) yes yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes (inside) 340/243/66 mm 2.65 kg (without hdd) 12/24 V

Fax E-mail Website Model Function System Memory Video Memory Connector Connector Channel Memory Symbolrates SCPC compatible DiSEqC HDMI Output Audio/Video Output Component Video Output S/PDIF Output RJ45 UHF Modulator 0/12 V Output Digital Auto Output C/Ku Band compatible PVR Function USB 2.0 Connector Ethernet E-SATA Dimensions Weight Power

Resultado da pesquisa de canais em Santiago do Chile

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TEST REPORT

Receptor de IPTV

Jiuzhou DTP8300

Receptor para a televiso da Internet

Jiuz hou DTP830 0 Rec eptor IPT V receptor equipado com tecnologia de alta -cat egoria

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primeira vista o DTP8300 da Jiuzhou parece ser a sua set-top box para satlite, cabo ou recepo terrestre. Mede apenas 230x160x39 mm, o que torna numa pequena pura adio para o armrio da sala. A caixa tem uma cor preta elegante e est equipada com dois LEDs no painel frontal para indicar o modo actual de funcionamento. O fabricante optou por prescindir de um LCD ou segmento display, mas optou antes pelo boto de ligar/desligar o aparelho no canto esquerdo e uma interface USB 2.0 no canto direito.

Se contornar em volta do receptor e olhar para as opes de conexo no painel traseiro torna-se perfeitamente obvio que isto um set-top box que no recebe sinais de satlite, cabo ou antena terrestre. Apenas conseguimos encontrar uma porta Ethernet RJ45 para entrada de sinal. Alm disso, tem a habituais

ligaes de sada HDMI, trs conectores RCA para YUV, mais trs conectores RCA para udio estreo e CVBS, uma sada ptica S/PDIF, ficha S-video e uma segunda interface USB. Existe ainda o benefcio adicional de um interruptor mecnico, que um recurso valioso nos dias de hoje. Ficamos impressionados

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da primeira vez que vemos o controlo remoto que vem com o receptor, tem todas as teclas de fcil acesso, tem apenas o feedback necessrio, e est nitidamente identificado. Se temos de pensar em algo digno na melhoria o IR do receptor na set-top box, que exige que o usurio aponte o controlo remoto para uma rea muito pequena na caixa - caso contrrio ter que pressionar vrias vezes a tecla pretendida para que o sinal de seu comando seja recebido na outra extremidade. Vamos concentrar-nos por uns instantes sobre as peculiaridades e caractersticas do DTP8300 - mas primeiro, vale a pena olhar para as diferenas decisivas entre a recepo de TV via antena, cabo ou satlite e IPTV.

Se um receptor utilizar sinais digitais de satlite, cabo ou antena, o hardware do receptor tem de lidar com todos os aspectos do processamento de sinais. Isso envolve a recepo, converso, descodificao (se necessrio) e, finalmente, com a sada dos sinais recebidos com fluxo de dados DVB, mas tambm a gesto dos canais, processamento de dados EPG e a criao de mensagens OSD para a interaco do usurio. Em contrapartida, um receptor IPTV uma histria completamente diferente. Simplificando, uma espcie de navegador que capaz de colocar o udio e vdeo. No precisa de fazer uma procura de canais, no tem nenhum sistema (ou apenas um muito bsico) OSD e no tem necessidade de gernciar, processar, guardar e organizar os canais.

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A sua tarefa principal exibir o contedo de TV que entregue como dados pr-embalados. Toda a tecnologia necessria para o recebimento e processamento de canais, para criar o OSD e gesto de contedo est localizada no provedor final do sistema IPTV. A assim chamada middleware (coloca simplesmente de novo, um tipo de servidor web) trata de criar as listas de canais com elementos de design especficos do provedor, fornecendo a prestao

de video-on-demand (VOD) e de criar a completa interface IPTV. Assim que ligamos o receptor conecta ao middleware do IPTV atravs da porta Ethernet e exibe o contedo recebido do middleware. A propsito, o middleware tambm responsvel por estabelecer uma conexo com o gateway DVB-IP para a recepo de TV. Os provedores guardam os endereos IP e portas de canais individuais no middleware dentro da rede IPTV.

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Se um usurio seleccionar um canal especfico sobre a lista de canais que criada e fornecida pelo middleware, o receptor IPTV obtm o endereo IP e a porta exacta do canal seleccionado e comea a exibir o fluxo de vdeo correspondente. Agora torna-se evidente a segunda grande diferena entre a recepo via satlite e IPTV. Ao receber directamente os canais via satlite significa que todo o contedo est disponvel no fim de recepo (da o termo de transmisso), enquanto que na recepo IPTV significa apenas que o contedo (canal), que foi especificamente solicitado estar disponvel a qualquer momento. obvio que todo o contedo disponvel est localizado no provedor, espera de seja solicitado, mas mesmo assim os dados apenas comeam a fluir quando o usurio chama por um contedo especfico. Por outras palavras cada cliente servido individualmente - alm de rdio e canais de TV - video-on-demand, time shift ou PVR pode ser fornecido pelo fornecedor sem que o cliente tenha que comprar um novo hardware. Falando metaforicamente, a recepo de transmisso via satlite, cabo ou transmisso terrestre como uma onda gigante de contedo com extenso para todos os receptores ao mesmo tempo, enquanto que uma rede IPTV atinge separadamente cada assinante, fornecendo apenas o contedo especificamente solicitado, de forma personalizada. Cada cliente IPTV no apenas servido individualmente como tambm cada rede IPTV caracterizada por uma individual configurao, dependendo dos requisitos do provedor. Em teoria, um provedor IPTV pode escolher livremente os endereos IP que pretende utilizar para a sua rede, bem como o multicast usado para distribuio de TV e rdio e as portas de ligao.

Isto por sua vez significa que as set-top boxes para os usurios finais precisam de ser to flexveis para ajustar-se s redes existentes de IPTV. Para este fim - e para este efeito apenas - o DTP8300 est equipado com um menu de configurao especfico que pode activado por um pequeno boto no controlo remoto. Por norma, no vem protegido por senha e sugerimos que os utilizadores finais, em geral, mantenham os dedos fora de todas estas definies. O menu est dividido em seis itens, com Configurao Bsica e a Configurao Extensvel sendo de maior interesse. Na Configurao Bsica vai precisar de informar a caixa da forma como dever conectar-se na rede do provedor IPTV. O receptor pode solicitar um endereo IP do servidor DHCP ou poder atribuir um endereo IP esttico para a sua caixa. Se assinar um provedor de IPTV que utiliza DSL para distribuir o seu contedo tambm poder configurar uma conexo rede IPTV via PPPoE. Assim que os parmetros de rede adicionais, tais como gateway e servidor DNS, estiverem definidos ou recebidos a partir do servidor DHCP, o receptor de IPTV tambm precisa de saber o endereo exacto do middleware. Para fins de nosso teste, optamos por utilizar o middleware padro fornecido pela Jiuzhou, que tinha instalado no nosso centro de testes num PC normal com Windows usando o Microsoft IIS.

O DTP8300 inicia com o seu prprio sistema de arranque

O menu principal gerado pelo middleware da Jiuzhou

Com as nossas conguraes que testamos a lista de canais contm cinco entradas

Enquanto configurava a conexo de rede da set-top box, surgiu como surpresa inesperada, mas bastante agradvel, que foi possvel uma conexo via Ethernet bem como tambm atravs da WLAN. Se preferir usar wireless apenas precisa de um adaptador RT73 WLAN USB compatvel para ligar numa das portas USB assim que for detectado pelo sistema pode ser facilmente

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Complementando as opes de configurao do menu temos uma viso geral do sistema, um recurso de auto-teste e uma opo para restaurar as configuraes de fbrica. Se usar um navegador web ou um stick de memria USB tambm possvel actualizar o sistema operacional do receptor - um item de menu dedicado est disponvel para facilitar o processo. Assim que todas as configuraes estiverem seleccionadas a caixa precisa de reiniciar para que faa ligao com o middleware atravs da rede e exibe o menu principal gerado pelo middleware do provedor. Ao usar o seu prprio middleware a Jiuzhou impressionante demonstra algumas das caractersticas que um provedor de IPTV capaz de implementar com o seu prprio middleware e em combinao com o DTP8300. Como poder ver nas imagens o menu principal est dividido em quatro grandes reas: A barra superior corresponde s teclas de funo com cdigo de cores no controlo remoto, isto perfeitamente adequado para o acesso visualizao de televiso em directo, vdeo-on-demand ou Timeshift. A rea da esquerda possui caractersticas que so usadas com menos frequncia, como jogos ou contedo VOD adicionais.

configurar directamente no caixa. Assim que completamos todos os ajustes o receptor IPTV memoriza todos os dados e reinicia a fim de poder estabelecer uma conexo directa com a middleware. Usurios mdios devem dar por concludo, mas ns obviamente no poderamos ficar por aqui sem vermos a Configurao Extensvel, para podermos a ajustar para a nossa configurao teste.
Assistindo um canal de IPTV - a barra de informao na parte inferior do ecr tambm exibe informao EPG fornecida pelo middleware

Actualmente o nico idioma disponvel para o menu o Ingls e o Chins, mas isto se refere apenas ao menu principal e a um par de informaes OSD do receptor. De qualquer forma numa utilizao diria a middleware do provedor IPTV gera todos os itens do OSD e podem ser projectados de acordo com as especificaes do fornecedor. Nas Configuraes de Video os usurios podem seleccionar o formato da sada de sinal para a TV, com 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p e 1080i disponvel em 4:3 e 16:09, bem como o sistema NTSC, PAL e SECAM. Finalmente, o menu de Configurao Extensvel pode ser usado para alterar o cdigo PIN que restringe o acesso ao menu de configuraes e activa um log de protocolo que enviado para um servidor FTP. Sendo assim os provedores podem permanentemente verificar as mensagens de erro que foram criadas pelo receptor IPTV ou qualquer problema que tenha ocorrido. Ao estarem disponveis estes dados para o provedor possvel oferecer um servio ao cliente sob medida, se necessrio.

Menu de Conguraes do DTP8300

Na janela do lado direito a esta seco temos o vdeo em directo do canal actualmente seleccionado, enquanto que na seco inferior da tela temos espao para banners publicitrios, novas informaes VOD ou outra informao base do provedor para os assinantes. Relativamente ao nosso cenrio para testes, ligamos o prprio middleware da Jiuzhou com o gateway DVB-IP que tnhamos instalado no nosso laboratrio de testes e, seguidamente, entramos nos correspondentes endereos multicast conforme neces-

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srio. Isto permitiu ficar com um dos nossos canais de RSS - o transponder MBC de NILESAT 7 Oeste - ficou rapidamente disponvel na caixa IPTV. Ficamos bastante impressionados com a velocidade de zapping desta pequena caixa, que demorou pouco menos de um segundo para mudar entre os diferentes fluxos dos canais de TV requeridos. Sempre que um novo canal chamado o EPG do DTP8300 exibe informaes do evento seleccionado, se esse recurso for fornecido pelo middleware. A forma como certas teclas adicionais no controlo remoto so utilizadas e quais as funcionalidades de acesso, depende novamente em grande parte do middleware do provedor. Se a visualizao de Timeshift estiver disponvel, ento poder controlar, assim como com qualquer outro receptor e no h necessidade de se acostumar a um novo conceito. O IPTV compatvel tem funes adicionais, tais como notcias, clima ou ofertas actuais para assinantes, que pode ser atribudo as teclas de funo diferente do controlo remoto. Existe ainda a opo de mudar a entrada de nmero para entrada de caracteres e assim usar o teclado numrico para mensagens de texto da mesma forma como faria com o seu telefone celular. Relativamente compatibilidade tcnica em causa, o DTP8300 da Jiuzhou suporta MPEG-4/H264 bem como o Windows Media 9 vdeo. A browser integrado funciona

com HTML 4.0, Javascript 1.5 e Java Virtual Machine. Os dados enviados pelo middleware so exibidos numa Interface de 32bit True Color User. O descodificador de udio capaz de processar WMA-9, MPEG Layer 1, 2 e 3 (MP3), AAC LC, AAC LC+ SBR nvel 2, bem como AAC+ nvel 2. Suporta as sampling rates de 22500, 44100 e 48000Hz e o receptor tem uma memria flash integrada de 128 MB, 192 MB de SDRAM e uma EEPROM de 8K. Resumindo numa palavra, ficamos impressionados durante nosso teste com o DTP8300 da Jiuzhou. O mercado IPTV no est geralmente habituado a ser o usurio final a escolher uma set-top box, que por isso que o DTP8300 ser principalmente escolhido pelos prestadores de IPTV. Acabam por ter uma caixa que capaz de implementar todas as funcionalidades do middleware e, por isso, uma ferramenta perfeita para a oferta de programao aos assinantes. At mesmo os usurios finais que pretendem ficar independentes do hardware fornecido pelo fornecedor vo gostar do DTP8300 da Jiuzhou, pois oferece todas as funes necessrias, fcil de usar e no ocupa pouco espao no armrio da sala.
Conguraes de IP

Como sempre requer: o endereo do middleware

Congurao Extensvel

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Vrios formatos de sada de vdeo

A actualizao do software de funcionamento do DTP8300 via servidor ou stick USB

Pequeno receptor de IPTV que perfeitamente adequado para uso numa sala de estar. Excelente qualidade de vdeo, execuo rpida aos comandos enviados pelo controlo remoto e boa qualidade de construo, a chave caracterstica deste set-top box.

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A recepo IR desta caixa poderia ser um pouco mais tolerante.

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TEST REPORT

HDTV Receiver with HD+ Standard

Jaeger HD+ 2011

The German Receiver with a Plus

Jaeger HD+ 2011 Exc ellent Family Frie ndly HDT V Rec eiver Optimized for the HD+ Transmission Standard in Ger many

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To regular readers of TELE-satellite the company Doebis from Mndersbach in Germany might ring a bell. It is a wholesale dealer offering an extensive product range combined with excellent customer service, and it is a business that readily endorses cutting-edge technology for the benet its customers. Now Doebis has taken another leap and is launching its own line of receivers, with the rst offspring jumping right in the middle of a market niche that has recently appeared in the German market. There, commercial networks have teamed up to use the new HD+ standard which allows reception of the HD versions of these commercial stations next to all other free-to-air DVB-S and DVB-S2 channels. Doebis distributes the new set-top box under the trade name Jaeger.

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Channels using the HD+ standard are currently only of interest to a Germanspeaking audience, as HD+ smartcards to unlock these channels are only available in Germany at this stage. The Jaeger HD+ 2010 therefore exclusively has the German market in mind for time being. HD+ channels are broadcast via ASTRA 19.2 East. We will deal with every nook and cranny of the new receiver in a moment, but let us rst nd out what this talk about HD+ really is all about: In a global perspective, Germany had long been a dark spot on the HDTV map. While most of Asia, North America, Australia and also a number

of European countries had introduced high-denition television some time ago, Germany seemed to be perfectly content with its SDTV offering for a very long time. Apart from pay TV provider Sky and an unsuccessful attempt at HDTV by some commercial channels not much happened with regard to HD content. Is there a particular reason for this development, or should we rather say: lack of development? For decades, German viewers have been blessed with a large number of free-to-air commercial channels, which offered all sorts of content next to the large public broadcasting networks, which can also be

received free-to-air. Viewers have come to expect and demand high-quality programming, including all the latest blockbuster movies, TV dramas and sitcoms, plus elaborate homemade content free of charge. Or almost free of charge, if you consider the licence fee that every Germany household with a TV set has to pay. Various and sometimes lengthy advertising breaks on commercial stations are the trade-in, which Germans had and have to accept in return for channel and content variety. For all the reasons stated above pay TV was off to a very bad start in Germany and is still struggling to become

nancially viable. Just think about it: Would you be willing to pay for subscription TV if the sheer number of channels coming in at no cost satises almost all of your viewing requirements? Up until the invention of the PVR (personal video recorder), both broadcasters and viewers seemed content with this arrangement, and commercial stations were able to provide decent programming thanks to a steady ow of advertising revenue. All this began to slowly erode due to time-shift viewing and hard-disk recording, with the added benet of skipping commercial breaks. What

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pushed the viewing pleasure of millions to new heights was becoming a major concern for commercial broadcasters at least if one follows their line of reasoning. After all, not many would watch ads if these can be skipped with the touch of a button, would they? A few months ago the major public broadcasting networks in Germany nally launched HDTV versions of their main channels and therefore placed the ball in their commercial competitors court to lift their game as well. With their reliance on advertising money, however, commercial providers used a completely different approach which was supposed to restrict ad skipping right from the start. Satellite operator SES readily jumped on board and developed a dedicated transmission concept with the name HD+ platform. The rst step in the new HD+ standard was to offer the new HD channels with encryption only, which is the only way of controlling who can watch what. SES ASTRA selected Nagravision 3 as the encryption system of choice. The next step that followed went even further: HD+ allows content providers to not only dene which encrypted events can be watched and recorded, but also how, when and for how long such content is available. The new HD+ standard provides broadcasters with the option of restricting time-shift viewing for certain content, or to block this feature at large. This means that viewers are still able to record content and watch it at a later stage, but it is not possible to fast forward through commercial breaks. Broadcasters are also in a position to add a use by date to content, so to speak. Such recorded content cannot be played back once that date has passed. To make sure all of these

wishes by broadcasters are actually fullled, PVRs that are compatible with HD+ always record content with encryption in place. This way it is not possible to simply copy les from the internal or external HDD and watch them on a PC or save them onto a DVD, for example. If you do want to receive the HD variants of Germanys major commercial networks you therefore need a receiver that is compatible with HD+ and which features either a built-in smartcard reader or a CI with HD+ functionality plus a valid HD+ smartcard, of course. All receivers and CI modules available so far have not been compatible with the HD+ standard or at least required a software update from the manufacturer to add that feature with all its integrated control mechanisms. Only if all HD+ specications and restrictions are met is it possible to watch HD+ content. We received the Jaeger H+ 2011 receiver complete with an activated HD+ smartcard so that we could easily receive the HD channels of Germanys largest commercial channels. To be precise, we were able to mostly receive upscaled versions of their standard denition offerings, which is what they currently provide. The six networks Sat.1, ProSieben, Vox, Kabel2, RTL and Sport1 can be received in high denition free of charge for one year. After the rst year access can be renewed for another year by paying a fee which currently amounts to EUR 50. But lets come back to our receiver test report now. The black housing of the Jaeger HD+ 2011 is very stylish in appearance and will smoothly blend into most living room settings. The front panel sports a multi-digit segment display, with three buttons to the left for controlling the receivers main functions

Main menu of the Jaeger HD+ 2011

Various options for channel list editing

Easy-to-use channel list of the HD+ 2011

Channel list entries 0 to 99 can be freely arranged

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without a remote control. To the right of the central display a HD+ smartcard can be inserted into the built-in card reader. There are no additional CI slots available. The back panel of the receiver is very well equipped with all connection options youre ever likely to require. It sports the standard satellite IF input with loopedthrough output, HDMI, optical audio out as well as a USB 2.0 interface. The remote control that comes with the box deserves special praise, as it sits conveniently in your hand and comes with easy to nd buttons. The operating manual is of a similarly high standard, is very comprehensive and comes with helpful illustrations. We are condent the manual will answer all the questions you may have with regard to operating the Jaeger HD+ 2011. We hugely appreciated the fact that a whole chapter of the manual is dedicated to mounting and installing the antenna. This way new users do not only learn how their new receiver works, but also receive some valuable tips and hints for perfectly setting up their antenna. When the receiver is turned on for the rst time it immediately switches to update mode and checks the following: (a) Do signals from ASTRA 19.2 East come in through the satellite IF input socket? (b) Is a software update available? (c) Is the pre-stored channel list still up-to-date for German viewers? In case new software or an updated channel list are available these are downloaded over the air automatically to bring the receiver up to date. This way, viewers in Germany can rest assured their receiver will always keep up with any changes or improvements and that all pre-stored

channels can actually shown on screen.

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Channel list editing

We should elaborate a little on this new receivers channel list: Contrary to what we are used to from regular receivers, the HD+ platform of provider SES ASTRA brings viewers the added benet of looking for new channels every time the receiver is turned on. To this end, HD+ has come up with its own channel list setup that looks like this: TV channels 100 to 2,000 and radio channels 100 to 500 are reserved for the automatic ASTRA 19.2 East HD+ channel list for Germany, while channels 1 through 99 can be set according to customer preferences. By default, Doebis ships the Jaeger HD+ 2011 with pre-set channels from 1 to 57 which include all German free-to-air channels as well as obviously all HDTV channels currently available from ASTRA at 19.2 East (see chart). The channel list begins with ARD HD and ZDF HD (the two major nationwide public broadcasting channels in Germany), followed by the six HD+ channels and the remaining German channels. In addition, international channels such as Sky News, CNN and CNBC are also found on the default channel list. If required, the list can be rearranged and edited according to personal preferences, and since channels 1 through 99 are the customers domain they will never be overwritten if an automatic channel update takes place. Its a different story for the pre-set channels beginning with 100. They are arranged in the following fashion and cannot be moved, deleted or otherwise rearranged, as they are part of the HD+ channel list: 100-130: ARD (public broadcaster) and regional public channels.

Options for automatic channel search

Manual channel search

Pre-stored satellite list

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Timer entries can be created manually or via the EPG

Audio and video settings

150-153: Public broadcasters 3sat, KiKa, Phoenix and arte 200-203: ZDF (public broadcaster) and its three sub-channels 300-315: RTL Group channels (RTL, VOX, n-tv, etc.) 400-411: Sat1/Pro7 Group channels incl. Kabel1 and N24 500-589: All Sky (pay TV) channels 700-702: Nickelodeon, MTV, Viva 730-809: All remaining German free-to-air channels transmitted via ASTRA 19.2 East, including all still-image channels transmitted via ASTRA 19.2 East at 12,633H 900-919: Channels of Austrian public broadcaster ORF 930-978: Foreign-language free-to-air channels on ASTRA 19.2 East (such as TVP Polonia, CCTV F, TVP Info, Russia Today, Arirang TV, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Andalucia TV, Cubavision, TV 5, and so on) 1000-1091: All HDTV channels transmitted via ASTRA 19.2 East (free-to-air and encrypted), currently 24 channels (ARD HD, ZDF HD, HD+, Sky HD, Anixe HD, ORF HD) 1200-1206: ARD, ZDF, RTL, VOX, Sat.1, Pro7, Kabel1 (SDTV versions) 1400-1417: Arena 1500-1577: All still-image channels transmitted via ASTRA 19.2 East at 12,246V If you switch over to radio, the HD+ channel list that is pre-dened and cannot be changed looks like this: 100-160: All German public radio stations 200-214: All German commercial radio stations (Antenne Bayern, Rock Antenne, Deluxe Lounge, Deluxe Radio, Domradio, ERF Radio, Klassik Radio, sunshine live, Teddy, Hope Channel Radio, egoFM, JAM FM) 300-307: All Sky radio stations (German Charts, Rock Anthems, Love Songs, 60/70s, 80/90s, R&B/Hip Hop, Country) 600-612: All radio channel of Austrian public broadcaster
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ORF (OE1, all regional versions of OE2, OE3, FM4) Every time a new German language channel is launched on ASTRA 19.2 East it will be added to the HD+ channel list by provider SES Astra and will be available with the following automatic channel list update. The Jaeger HD+ 2011 will display it accordingly, and since the list is segmented according to provider categories it will t in perfectly. If so desired by a user, any channel in the pre-set list can be copied into the user list from 1 to 99. Talk about a smart solution! Incidentally, the channel list features more than meets the eye at rst sight. Many channels are not specically included in the list, but are still available if you know how to nd them. If you use the search mode to nd all channels starting with Kabel 1, for example, the results will also show Kabel 1 Austria on channel 414, which can then be selected and watched. The same is true for Sat.1 Austria, RTL Austria, and so on. If you think this is somewhat unusual then the answer lies in the HD+ concept: As soon as HD+ will also be offered on the Austrian market the receivers sold there will be pre-programmed to show the Austrian versions of those channels, rather than the Germany versions. The Jaeger HD+ 2011 offers a dedicated menu for channel management, which shows all available entries from 1 to 99 in the right screen section and the complete channel list on the left section. Thanks to this convenient layout channels can easily be added from the overall list to the customised list. In addition, a total of ten favourites lists can be lled to your hearts content and add much to the overall enjoyment this receiver provides. All channel entries above 2,000 (TV) and 500 (radio) 43

Formatting an external HDD connected to the USB 2.0 interface

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can also be customised and are not restricted by the HD+ standard. The box is able to perform all the search functions we expect from a DVB-S/ S2 receiver. It comes with a factory-installed list of all transponders of the 28 most frequently received European satellites. It goes without saying that this list can be edited manually and that new transponders can be added as required. We did, on the other had, somewhat regret that the Jaeger HD+ 2011 only offers tone burst and DiSEqC 1.0 for up to four satellites, and DiSEqC 1.2 for motorised antennas. Unfortunately, the hugely convenient USALS protocol and DiSEqC 1.1 for up to 16 satellites are not available. On a positive note, we appreciated the fact that the LOF can be determined individually for each satellite entry based on a number of pre-set options or with manual setting. This makes the Jaeger box perfectly suitable for C band reception as well. Thanks to manual transponder search it is possible to look for signals on a specied frequency only and to edit the pre-set transponder list. Any new frequencies can be added without much ado and a touch of a button is all it takes to delete any discontinued transponder entries.
Clearly arranged info bar

In our test the Jaeger HD+ 2011 took more than 25 minutes for a full scan across all HOTBIRD 13 East bands, which is not exactly an Olympic achievement. Then again, most users will only ever use the HD+ channel list which is kept up-to-date and very accurate anyway. Like all other receivers we test the Jaeger box, too, had to prove its worth with regard to very week signals. We used BADR at 26 East for that benchmark test and found that the integrated DVB-S/ S2 tuner did a remarkably good job. The same was true for signals with a very low symbol rate (like the ones from TURKSAT 42 East at our location), which were processed awlessly as well. It only took a moment before the 11,742 V frequency was locked in with a symbol rate of only 2,965 ks/s. All entries of the individual channel list (2,000 and above for TV, 500 and above for radio) can be deleted, moved or marked for skipping as required. Entries on the HD+ list, on the other hand, can only be marked for skipping without any other editing options. Optional PIN protection is available for all channels if you feel some channels are not appropriate for children or minors living in your household. Altogether the channel list consists of 5,000 entries, and even if we reduce that number by the channels that are pre-dened through HD+ that will still leave you with 2,700 entries to ll. In Systems Settings which is the third major menu item next to Channel Search and Channel List Editing users can customise their newly acquired box according to personal preferences. Even though the new Jaeger HD+ 2011 is specically targeted to the German market the OSD languages to choose from are German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Polish and

An up-to-date channel list is downloaded over the air from ASTRA 19.2 East. LCN stands for Logical Channel Numbers

Presentation of photos on the TV panel

If you prefer an automatic search as most will do the Jaeger HD+ 2011 can be set for network search mode or restricted to free-to-air channels only. This is particularly useful as all encrypted channels will nd their way into the automatic HD+ channel list anyway and there are no other decryption options (such as an additional CI slot) available anyway. If so desired, an automatic search can be dened to cover TV, radio, or both.

EPG mode for a single channel

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Dutch. At the same you may also dene your preferred audio track languages in case a channel broadcasts more than one. When you want to tell the receiver which time zone you are in you need not know your local difference to GMT but rather select your zone from a list of well-known European cities. Continuing with audio/video settings, the receiver can be told which signal resolution your TV panel prefers so that you always get the best quality on screen. We should emphasise the fact that the Jaeger HD+ 2011 already supports 1080p, which means it is t for the future of satellite television even today. Obviously 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i as well 480p and 480i can chosen as well. The receiver automatically detects the colour standard of a received channel and adjusts the output signal accordingly. No matter whether you have a 4:3 or 16:9 TV set, the box will deal it with it, and you may dene the way 16:9 broadcasts are displayed on a 4:3 set. Thanks to the integrated scart euroconnector RGB and CVBS are available for analog signal output and a separate menu item lets you add or edit up to 50 timer entries. Once all basic parameters are set pressing the Exit button will bring you to the rst receivable channel on the list. Every time a new channel is selected the Jaeger HD+ 2011 inserts an info bar on the bottom of the screen which includes date, time and information on the current and next event, if this information is provided. There are icons indicating encryption and the availability of subtitles, audio tracks as well as teletext. Press the OK button and the clearly arranged channel list will pop up, with ten channel entries per page. Using the green and yellow function keys you may select individual satellite entries, while the Text button opens up a search mask which you can use nd that particular channel youre looking for. The Favourite button accesses up to ten favourites lists which you can arrange in any fashion you like. The Jaeger HD+ 2011 zapping speed is approximately one second for free-to-air SDTV channels. Switching to HDTV or encrypted channels takes slightly longer. We were truly impressed with the video performance of this receiver,

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even though most material on HD+ channels currently is upscaled SD content. Every time native HD is broadcasts your eyes are virtually glued to the screen watching TV has never been more brilliant! If youre interested in nding out more about the event youre watching or even want to check whats on TV later at night or the next day the EPG button will become your best friend. Press it once for extended information about the currently showing event and press it again to see a preview of the selected channel for up to seven days. If you press the EPG button yet again a preview schedule of ve channels at a time appears on screen. In next to no time can you then nd out what your favourite channels will show in primetime, or when the next episode of that crime drama is on. No matter which EPG mode youre in, if you come across an event thats not to miss you can easily create a timer entry by simply pressing the blue button. This is a particularly smart feature considering that an external HDD can be hooked up to the Jaeger HD+ 2011 thanks to the USB 2.0 interface. If you make use of that option youre not only able to record content, but also use the timeshift viewing feature at least for free-to-air channels. So next

time your mother-in-law calls simply press Pause and pick up the phone that way youll both be happy and you can continue watching whenever you feel like. As mentioned before, this feature is not available for channels on the HD+ platform. By and large, all PVR features of the new Jaeger receiver are cleverly implemented and easy to use. The box boasts a single tuner only, which is why it is not possible to watch a channel from a different transponder while a recording takes place. If the recording is made from an encrypted HD+ channel it is not possible to watch a different channel at all, just as is it not possible to make two recordings at the same time. A previously stored event, however, can be played back at any time during recording. The Movie button on the remote control or the corresponding menu item in the on-screen display brings you to the content of the external HDD. Here again, the display sports a clever layout, is more or less self-explanatory and also provides details such as recording date, length and originating channel for each recording. There is even an integrated picture viewer for presenting photos of your journey around the world or any other event in your life. You and your guests

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may make use of the formatting feature which can be accessed through a dedicated menu item. You may also have the receiver manually check for new software or channel lists, even though this is done every time you power up the box anyway. The current channel list can be saved onto any external USB storage medium for back-up purposes and to provide a safety net in case you inadvertently delete a channel or make a mess out of your list. If video games is what youre after then prepare yourself for a minor disappointment there are none. You may, however, use the built-in teletext decoder to read the news during commercial breaks, for example, which is much more worthwhile anyway. The teletext display only covers about half the screen so you can always keep an eye on the current channel in order not to miss a thing. Finally, there was another nice surprise waiting for us: Power consumption of the Jaeger HD+ 2011 in standby is extremely low. The manufacturer species 1 W, and our own measurement yielded an even lower 0.8 W! We like

that because in whats good for the environment is just as good for your wallet. In conclusion we can say that the Jaeger HD+ 2011 fullled all our expectations. Were talking about a HDTV satellite receiver the whole family will like, that will t into any lounge room surroundings, and that offers all the features an average family will ever want. With its 1080p HDMI output it is well ahead of many competitors and ready for the future of high-denition satellite television. The box is characterised by smart user-interaction and will be understood by the technically challenged as well. HD+ compatibility allows reception of the HDTV variants of Germanys major commercial networks and the built-in PVR functions work awlessly. It has to be said, however, that users might require some time before they will get used to all HD+ restrictions. In our test, for example, we were not able to skip commercial breaks on HD+ channels but then again, that is precisely why HD+ was developed in the rst place. Nonetheless, the overall impression of the Jaeger HD+2011 is unreservedly positive.

Some PVR functions are not available for HD+ channels

Audio track selection

will denitely enjoy a largerthan-life presentation on your TV panel. Simply copy the pictures onto a USB storage medium, plug it in on the receivers back panel and youre ready to rumble. Images can easily

be rotated with the touch of a button so that both portrait and landscape formats come out as best they can. If you connect an external HDD to the Jaeger HD+ 2011 for the rst time or want to completely erase one you

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HDTV channels on ASTRA 19.2 East which can be received with the Jaeger HD+ 2011
Channel Name Free TV Servus TV HD Das Erste HD ZDF HD ARTE HD Eins Festival HD Promo Anixe HD/ HD+ Promo Pay TV [Germany only] RTL HD VOX HD SPORT1 HD Sat.1 HD ProSieben HD kabel eins HD 10.832 10.832 10.832 11.464 11.464 11.464 Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK 22.000 22.000 22.000 22.000 22.000 22.000 11.303 11.362 11.362 11.362 12.422 10.832 Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S2/8PSK DVB-S/QPSK DVB-S2/8PSK 22.000 22.000 22.000 22.000 27.500 22.000 Frequency Polarisation Modulation [GHz] Symbol Rate

Perfectly t for the future of satellite television thanks to 1080p Reception of channels on the German HD+ platform with integrated card reader Well-conceived menu structure and easy to use Elaborate PVR functions Very low power consumption in standby

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Two simultaneous recordings are not possible No DiSEqC 1.1 and 1.3 (USALS)

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Manufacturer Fax E-Mail Model Function Channel Memory Symbolrate SCPC Compatible DiSEqC USALS HDMI Output Scart Connector Component Video Output Jaeger / Doebis GmbH, Dr.-Gnter-Henle-Strae 4, 56271 Mndersbach, Germany +49 (0) 2680/9879-19 info@doebis.de Jaeger HD+ 2011 Digital HDTV 5000 1-35 Ms/sec. yes 1.0 / 1.2 no yes yes no no no yes yes yes yes yes yes no no 280x170x45mm 0.9 kg 220-240V, 50/60 Hz / Receiver with Smart Card reader for HD+

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Apparent Power Mode Apparent Active Factor Reception 16 W 10 W 0.62 StandBy 2W 0.8 W 0.4 Active Power

S-Video Output UHF Modulator 0/12 Volt Connector Digital Audio Output EPG C/Ku-Band compatible PVR-Function USB 2.0 Connector Ethernet E-SATA Dimensions

Initial 15 minutes: Receiver boots, followed by active use with channel switching, recording, playing back, etc. Following 15 minutes: Standby

Weight Power supply

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Tenow TBS 6981 DVB-S/S2 com Sintonizador Duplo Placa de PC com funo de sintonizador duplo

TENOW TBS 6981 DVB -S/S2 PLACA de PC com PVR e todas as funcionalida des que realmente precisa. Ideal tambm para feedhunters.

As placas DVB-S/S2 esto cada vez mais a ganhar popularidade, mas ao mesmo as pessoas tambm adoram a funo PVR de muitos receptores de satlites convencionais. Afinal, no h nada como superar a possibilidade de gravar um evento e ao mesmo tempo assistir a outro. Existe uma forma de alcanar este benefcio com uma placa de PC? Se tiver um receptor PVR e se poder gravar um canal e assistir a um diferente ao mesmo tempo, para isso vai

precisar de uma caixa com dois sintonizadores e duas entradas IF. Mas se estivermos a falar de placas para PC, isto muito raro e por isso que a Tenow preenche com orgulho esta lacuna com a sua nova placa TBS 6981.
Tenow PCI-E compatvel com DVB-S e DVB-S2 e por isso possui duas entradas de satlite DVB-S/ S2 para SDTV e tambm para HDTV.

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Juntamente como a placa de PC TBS 6981 (adequado para slots PCI-E verso 1.0a e 1.1), recebemos um receptor infravermelho, um controlo remoto, um CD com o software e um cabo para alimentar a placa e receber a corrente IDE da fonte de alimentao do PC. Na maioria dos casos a corrente fornecida pelo slot PCI-E o suficiente, mas se tiver um motor DiSEqC conectado ou outras placas que consumem energia,

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este conector de alimentao auxiliar vai ser muito acessvel. A instalao da placa carto no requer um grau de engenharia e porque o seu tamanho compacto, possvel encaixar em dispositivos com espao restrito. Assim que ligar as duas entradas dos sintonizadores aos cabos com entrada de sinal, apenas precisa de ligar o receptor IR na ficha ao lado da entrada IF e est pronto. O controlo remoto que vem com a placa adapta-se perfeitamente na mo e permite controlar o TBS 6981 sem ter de se levantar do sof da sua sala de estar. O manual est disponvel no mini CD em formato PDF. Tenow aconselha as seguintes especificaes para recepo DVB-S: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz com 256 MB de RAM e uma placa grfica com 16MB de RAM. Se pretende receber sinais DVB-S2 precisa de ter a certeza que tem pelo menos um processador Intel Pentium IV 3 GHz com 1GB de RAM e uma placa grfica com um mnimo de 64 MB de RAM. A placa Tenow compatvel com sistema Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 e at mesmo em sistemas operacionais Linux neste ultimo caso informamos que tambm aceita o ltimo kernel da Linux. Agora que temos a placa instalada no nosso PC para testarmos e temos todos os cabos necessrios ligados, vamos proceder instalao do driver. Ao colocar o CD o assistente autostart d instrues para aparecer uma janela com todas as opes disponveis. Com um simples clique no rato comea a instalao do driver e momentos depois o Windows exibe uma mensagem informando que foi detectado um novo hardware e est pronto para uso. E para todos os entusiastas do sistema Linux deste planeta: A Tenow tambm fornece drivers para Linux e fizeram com que a placa seja totalmente compatvel com o ltimo kernel Linux. O software da Tenow fornece a sua prpria apresentao de aplicao TBSViewer, mas tambm oferece no CD como alternativa o software DVB Dream. Nesta fase no devemos deixar de mencionar que a placa funcionou sem problemas com a mais conhecida aplicao ProgDVB, bem como o fabricante fornece todos os arquivos de configurao necessrios no CD includo. O Windows Media Center (includo no Windows 7, por exemplo) tambm suportado. basicamente o usurio que escolhe o software que pretende usar com a placa Tenow, isto um dos principais benefcios de solues para placas de PC em substituio das set-top boxes, o que - na maioria dos casos - apenas pode usar o nico firmware fornecido pelo fabricante. No entanto, decidimos manter o software fornecido pela Tenow para testar esta placa. No nosso caso o

TBSViewer veio com uma lista de canais pr-armazenados do ASTRA 19.2 Este, Hotbird 13 Este, ASTRA3 23.5 Este e ASTRA2 28.2 Este, o que significava que estvamos prontos para a festa. O OSD (On Screen Display/ Menus no ecr) pode ser exibido nos seguintes idiomas: Ingls, Alemo, Francs, Checo, Hngaro, Italiano, Polaco, Portugus, Russo, Finlands e Ucraniano. Tem uma lista completa com 176 posies de satlites Europeus, Asiticos e Americano e os respectivos transponders, embora esta informao no esteja completamente actualizada. Todos os parmetros LOF podem ser ajustados manualmente, para que a placa PC consiga funcionar com todos os LNBs disponveis. Se o seu sistema de recepo inclui um comutador DiSEqC 1.0 para recepo de at quatro satlites vai ficar feliz ao descobrir que a placa Tenow tambm funciona com esta configurao. Surpreendentemente, a placa Tenow TBS 6981 tambm funciona sem problemas com a soluo de uma nico cabo SCR, que suportado. O sinal de 22 kHz para alternar entre a banda de frequncia superior e inferior e uma tenso de alimentao para o LNB (13V para sinais circulares vertical/esquerda e 18 V para sinais circulares horizontal/direita) e funciona como esperava correspondendo s exigncias. Tenow oferece trs modos de pesquisa: a pesquisa automtica procura por todos os transponders na lista pr-armazenada, a pesquisa manual pode ser usada para procurar apenas um nico transponder para ser bloqueado. Ficamos impressionados com a velocidade de pesquisa do SC 6981, demorou apenas trs minutos e meio para fazer a varredura 1.734 canais de TV e rdio no Hotbird 13 Este. Cada pesquisa pode ser restrita a canais livres, isto particularmente til porque a placa PC no vem com uma slot CI para recepo de TV por assinatura. Neste momento dever estar a pensar qual ser o terceiro modo de pesquisa, porque j falamos sobre a pesquisa automtica e manual. um tipo de modalidade blind scan que exige o inicio e o fim de um determinado parmetro de frequncias para pesquisar num determinado intervalo bem como todos os symbol rate que pretendemos ter. No nosso teste usamos esse recurso para completar a gama de frequncias dos satlites Hotbird 13 Este, com intervalos de 5 MHz e para um symbol rate 27,5 e 22 Ms/s. Descobriu-se que este modo de pesquisa realmente detectou todos os transponders activos na faixa de frequncia pr-definida, mas tambm parecia ser um processo interminvel e quando j passava cerca de uma hora ainda est-

1. Assim que inserimos o CD o seu contedo


apresentado num ambiente projeto gentil 2. Lista de canais apresentada de forma clara no TBSViewer 3. A lista de favoritos para encontrar os seus canais preferidos com um nico clique no rato 4. Todas as funes podem ser acedidas se pressionar o boto do lado direito do rato

vamos apenas a meio da nossa faixa de frequncia de modo que decidimos cancelar a pesquisa. Nesta altura tnhamos 2.000 canais de TV e rdio que tinham sido detectados e armazenados na memria. Recomendamos usar apenas este recurso para verificar pequenos intervalos de frequncias (para procurar feeds, por exemplo), porque uma ptima forma de manter a sua lista de canais completamente actualizada. Quando verificamos os feeds EBU do 51

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detecta e suporta a placa de PC 2. Est disponvel DiSEqC 1.0 3. Pesquisa automtica por satlite no Windows Media Center 4. Pesquisa manual no Windows Media Center

EUTELSAT W3A a 7 Este, conseguimos detectar todos os feeds activos durante cerca de um minuto. Tambm devemos elogiar especialmente a funcionalidade de actualizao do software que mantm a lista de canais actualizada e adiciona novos canais encontrados sem os baralhar da lista existente. At pode at criar uma seco dedicada que guarda todos os novos canais de acordo com a data em que foram detectados. Isto uma grande ajuda quando estamos a ver um canal que foi adicionado recentemente sua lista geral. Assim que temos a lista de canais cheia at transbordar com todas as ofertas vindas do cu, podemos sair do menu de configuraes com um simples clique no rato para irmos at ao TBSViewer que apresenta o primeiro canal disponvel. O software pode ser activado automaticamente movendo o cursor para o canto superior direito da janela. Uma janela apresenta a lista de todos os canais de

acordo com os satlites e prestadores de servios, de modo que seus canais pretendidos podem ser encontrados num instante. Como alternativa, pode sempre usar o campo de procura para procurar a sua estao favorita. Podemos abrir a lista de favoritos clicando num boto pequeno ao lado da janela de procura e assim podemos guardar todos os canais que gostamos de ver regularmente. Ficamos gratos pelo facto da Tenow implementar a seleco de udio. Assim que seleccionamos um canal da lista apresentado por debaixo todas as faixas de udio disponveis do canal escolhido. No precisa de ir para um menu dedicado para alternar entre as faixas de udio, porque tem toda esta informao mesmo frente de seus olhos. Parece que os desenvolvedores de software da Tenow pensaram numa plataforma fcil de usar implementando este recurso e se quiser assistir a um filme no seu idioma original, esporadicamente vai ficar grato por ter este recurso. A edio e classificao de canais tambm pode ser feita directamente na janela de seleco, isto que significa todas as opes vo estar disponveis quando e onde precisar. Tambm pode filtrar canais de acordo com determinadas caractersticas (udio AC3, por exemplo) ou de acordo com o provedor de satlite, ou categoria. Se ainda quiser acrescentar mais clareza sua lista de canais pode ocultar todos os canais codificados com um simples clique do rato. Sempre que mudar para um novo canal o software insere automaticamente uma barra OSD inteligentemente com informaes sobre o evento actual e o prximo evento, caso seja fornecido pelo canal. O tempo de comutao rpido, considerando que estamos aqui a falar de uma soluo de placa para PC. Demora pouco mais de um segundo para que esteja disponvel no ecr um novo canal com vdeo e udio sincronizado. O EPG alargado mais uma caracterstica que merece aqui comentar. As entradas no Timer podem ser seleccionadas directamente no modo EPG, os usurios tm sua disposio um guia de TV electrnico onde os eventos podem ser seleccionados para gravar sem ter qualquer tipo de desvio. O que diferencia o TBS 6981 da maior parte das placas para PC concorrentes o facto de ter um segundo sintonizador, e porque est ciente de todos os seus benefcios no vai querer perder estes benefcios. Permite a gravao de um canal ao mesmo tempo que assiste a outro canal em directo. Tambm possvel realizar uma pesquisa no sintonizador 2 enquanto assiste a um programa em directo no outro sintonizador. Com a integrao do recurso picture-in-picture fcil ver um segundo canal

atravs de uma janela mais pequena, por exemplo durante um intervalo comercial do seu canal principal. No h risco de voltar a perder um segundo do seu programa favorito deixando de usar os seus polegares enquanto espera que termine finalmente o intervalo. Tambm est disponvel o teletexto e funciona impecavelmente e com todas as caractersticas que esperaria ter. Mesmo assim, todos estes ptimos e teis recursos seriam inteis sem a capacidade dos sintonizadores que esto no corao de qualquer receptor ou placa de PC. Porm no precisa se preocupar com o TBS 6981, porque estes sintonizadores felizmente receberam qualquer tipo de sinal DVB-S e DVB-S2 que enviamos. Os sinais fracos perto do limiar dos sintonizadores - como os de BADR a 26 Este no nosso local - no teve problemas e o software no teve qualquer tipo de bloqueio, at mesmo quando o integrado corrector de erros Viterbi teve que funcionar durante algumas horas extras por um perodo prolongado de tempo . O teste SCPC passou com cores espectaculares assim como os sintonizadores conseguiram bloquear com perfeio e processar os sinais que testamos no nosso transponder TURKSAT 42 Este com uma taxa de smbolo de apenas 2.2 Ms/s. No nosso centro de ensaios usamos intencionalmente para este relatrio um desactualizado processador Pentium IV. Afinal nem todos os nossos leitores estaro equipados com o ltimo computador da ltima gerao. Apesar de sabermos que a nossa mquina estava numa extremidade inferior s especificaes do fabricante fomos capazes de ver HDTV num sinal DVB-S2 e ao mesmo tempo realizar outras tarefas de escritrio no PC. Obviamente, que tanto o processador como a placa de vdeo tinham que dar o seu melhor, mas mesmo assim ainda tinham uma capacidade extra para funcionar razoavelmente com a mquina. O sinal de vdeo esteve sempre presente e livre de interferncias, quer seja em HD ou SD. Se preferir usar o controlo remoto, que vem no pacote, para controlar o software em vez de usar o teclado e o rato, vai ficar contente por saber que ele funciona perfeitamente com a placa de PC. Alm disso, se tivermos ligado um televisor de ecr plano de 40 polegadas no PC via DVI o modo de apresentao do TBSViewer excelente e a qualidade de vdeo comparada s convencionais set-top boxes. Se for necessrio, o TBSViewer apresenta uma gama complexa de opes de configurao detalhadas. Como por exemplo, podem ser seleccionados codecs diferentes para a reproduo de vdeo, dependendo do formato do arquivo. Isto faz com que o TBSViewer

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seja capaz de trabalhar com vrios formatos de vdeo como MPEG-2, H.264, DivX e XviD, entre outros. ainda possvel processar feeds que so transmitidos no formato MPEG 4:2:2 aps ter baixado o codec Elecard que est disponvel gratuitamente no site www.elecard.com. Este recurso provavelmente coloca a placa Tenow no topo de qualquer lista de DXers e feedhunters. Nas seces de configurao pode obviamente personalizar todas as funes bsicas da placa de acordo com o seu uso pessoal, como por exemplo definir o tempo de avano e atraso nas gravaes do temporizador, dividir as gravaes em arquivos com tamanho idntico, e definir um dos dois sintonizadores como sintonizador padro. Ao utilizar o TBSViewer vai descobrir que capaz de processar uma vasta gama de diferentes formatos, incluindo MPEG, DIVX, Vdeo CD, AFS, WMV, WMA, OGG e OGM. Isto permite que consiga assistir a quase praticamente todo o contedo de vdeo, e no apenas fluxos de transporte por satlite. Uma barra de tempo est localizada na parte inferior do ecr do vdeo que permite saltar para qualquer sequncia durante a reproduo de um evento gravado, ou indica o progresso de um evento em directo. Todas as gravaes por satlite so guardadas em formato universal e geralmente utiliza um transporte de fluxo para que por exemplo seja facilmente editado e gravado em DVD. Para alm da apresentao do software do fabricante a Tenow tambm fornece o software DVB Dream no CD, que similar ao TBSViewer em funcionalidades. Alm disso, o CD vem com arquivos de configurao para a aplicao ProgDVB, isto faz com que a placa de PC TBS 6981 seja uma combinao perfeita para este software. Ficamos impressionados de ver que a

nova placa TBS funciona com o Windows Media Center, bem como por exemplo um conjunto de software que vem com o Windows 7. Se o usurio preferir usar este software bem concebido e totalmente integrado livre de usar, uma vez que no nosso teste comprovou que esta combinao absolutamente livre de preocupaes. assim que um plug&play supostamente dever funcionar! No final, cabe ao usurio escolher o seu software preferido. O ponto principal que o fabricante apresenta-nos vrias opes que so sempre bem-vindas. Temos mais uma vantagem da placa TBS 6981 com sintonizador duplo, que no deve passar despercebida: Um sintonizador poder ser definido separadamente para a Internet-via-satlite, enquanto o segundo sintonizador fica para a TV e rdio por satlite. Os leitores que utilizam a Internet via satlite esto cientes da luta constante em decidir entre Internet e TV, e, mas finalmente o TBS 6981 torna este sonho numa realidade. O fabricante fornece o software especfico para acesso Internet que funciona como um adaptador de rede virtual no Windows e permite aceder rede mundial de computadores via satlite dado que pode inserir todos os parmetros necessrios (frequncia, polarizao, symbol rate, account data, etc.). Obviamente que tambm testamos e posso afirmar que no encontramos nada para reclamar. At mesmo quando gravamos em segundo plano o sistema realmente impressionante, assim como foi possvel assistir a um canal HDTV enquanto ao mesmo tempo navegava na Internet via satlite.

1. O EPG expansvel com

eventos para vrios dias 2. Pode escolher vrios codecs 3. Internet via satlite

O Tenow TBS 6981 DVB-S/S2 Dual uma placa de PC extremamente verstil, porque tem um segundo sintonizador. Permite gravar e assistir dois canais diferentes em simultneo, ou a recepo de TV e Internet via satlite ao mesmo tempo. O software fornecido, que no utilizvel apenas Thomas Haring TELE-satellite com o Windows mas tambm com sistema Linux, Test Center vem com uma ampla gama de recursos e ficamos Austria com uma impresso muito estvel e sofisticada. Graas sua compatibilidade BDA a placa pode ser usada em combinao com alternativas aplicaes de visualizao como o DVB Dream, Prog DVB ou o Windows Media Center. O Tenow TBS 6981 vem com um controlo remoto para aceder a todas as funes da placa a partir do seu sof da sala e fornece um sinal de alta qualidade para o seu display LCD ou plasma. No vai notar a diferena com as convencionais set-top boxes. No tem sada de udio, nem slot CI para recepo de TV por assinatura.

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TEST REPORT

Antena parablica VSAT

Antena Parablica SVEC 1,2 m da VSAT

SVEC 1.2 M VSAT DIS H Antena parablica perf eitamente feita para apontar facilmente o satlite pretendido

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Assim que nos habituamos a usar a Internet, difcil de pensar no ter acesso Internet durante um longo perodo. No entanto, ainda existem locais, at mesmo em pases mais desenvolvidos onde no existe linha telefnica disponvel. Nestes casos a nica possibilidade as operadoras GSM? No propriamente neste caso podemos pensar numa ligao de duas-vias por satlite. A recepo de dados de IP via satlite no muito diferente da recepo de fluxo de transporte. Os bits so bits e os bytes so bytes.
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para a recepo. Isto porque o LNB/unidade BUC grande e pesado. O BUC consome cerca de 30 W de energia elctrica e deve ser equipado com um grande e pesado dissipador de calor. Alm disso, o prato deve garantir a geometria adequada e a estabilidade do alinhamento, porque se no, vai estar transmitindo sinais interferentes para satlites vizinhos. No admira que estas antenas parablicas sejam maiores e mais slidas do que aquelas que conhecem os entusiastas pelos satlites. Estas antenas parablicas so frequentemente chamadas de antenas VSAT. VSAT significa Very Small Aperture Terminal e significa uma estao terrestre de satlite de duas-vias. SVEC 1.2 dish 74.2 dBV 13.5 dB 12.8 dB 5.6 dB 5 x 10-5

Isto pode soar engraado porque as antenas parablicas normais de recepo tm 60 ou 90 cm. Mas no se esquea que na perspectiva profissional, uma abertura muito pequena significa ter menos do que 3 metros.

Instalao
As caixas que traziam os componentes da antena parablica SVEC eram grandes e pesadas. No admira, tudo feito em ao. Assim que acabamos de desempacotar e examinar os componentes, conclumos com satisfao que a montagem deve ser fcil. E de facto, foi. At mesmo sem as instrues de montagem, no foi difcil descobrir o que tem que deve ser montado e com que pea. Mas tudo encaixou-se na perfeio com excepo de um pequeno detalhe. No conseguimos descobrir como encaixar os dois suportes laterais BUC/ LNB. Ao fim de algum tempo, percebemos que os suportes montados na ponta da antena deviam ficar supostamente

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SKYWORTH modem Para alm de ter um

(Block Up-Converter/Conversor de Bloqueio) e uma assinatura de um provedor de

servio, precisa de ter uma www.skyworthdigital.com antena parablica adequada. Tal antena parablica deve ser muito mais resistente do que aquela dedicada somente Standard 1 m dish 73.6 dBV 13.3 dB 12.4 dB 5.2 dB 9 x 10-5

Channel Power C/N MER Link Margin CBER

Tabela 1. Comparao da antena parablica SVEC com uma antena parablica normal utilizada para o servio
na Polnia. Eurobird 3 a 33 Este, 12522V, 27500, 5/6.

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montados com o suporte do LNB e tnhamos montado de cabea para baixo. Ficou tudo OK assim que montamos de forma correcta e no tivemos mais problemas. Devido ao tamanho e peso do hardware, em algumas operaes vai precisar de uma mozinha - por exemplo, na montagem da viga reflectora. Por falar em viga esta tem uma base muito prtica com trs pernas. Se a superfcie no for muito plana e horizontal vai conseguir ajustar cada perna independente e garantir que a viga fique perfeitamente na vertical. Gostamos imenso do mecanismo de ajuste do azimute. realmente um sonho, quando comparado com as antenas normais de recepo. Conseguimos montar a antena muito prxima do sentido correcto e seguidamente giramos a alavanca que faz a antena rodar para Este ou Oeste. E assim, consegue ajustar o azimute com uma preciso absoluta.

O ajuste da elevao bastante clssico - um parafuso comprido e grosso com duas porcas de fixao. Podemos assegurar-lhe que este ajuste tambm bastante preciso e pode afinar a elevao ao pormenor, bem como o azimute. O suporte do LNB/BUC com feedhorn e guias de onda aceita a recepo standard e unidades de transmisso. A antena separa as polarizaes - no nosso caso foi utilizada a polarizao vertical para a recepo e a polarizao horizontal para transmitir o sinal. Tambm permite ajustar a inclinao do BUC/LNB. Precisvamos de ter uma inclinao de 10 e no tivemos problemas em obter. Assim que acabamos de instalar o BUC e o LNB, rodamos a antena na direco que pensvamos ser do EUROBIRD 3 a 33 Este, porque o que o nosso provedor de Internet via satlite usa para o seu servio. Conectamos um analisador de sinal

de satlite na sada do LNB e imediatamente recebemos um sinal na viso do espectro. Corremos para a funo de identificao por satlite e, para nossa surpresa, era o EUROBIRD 3. Seguidamente, verificamos os parmetros do transponder e reparamos que o nosso ponto de vista do espectro estava exactamente centrado no transponder correcto. Inacreditvel! A nica coisa que faltava era a sintonia fina do azimute, altura e inclinao. Quando tudo comea a correr melhor do que o esperado, melhor ser cauteloso. A lei de Murphy est ainda mais severa. E de fato, o nosso modem DOCSIS no conseguia bloquear o servio. O LED indicador de recepo estava a piscar, o LED indicador de transmisso estava a piscar e no conseguamos conectar Internet. Ligamos para a operadora assim que acabamos de verificar tudo pela segunda vez. Ao fim de algum tempo responderam com a mensagem de que tambm

no conseguiam bloquear o sinal. Disseram que evidentemente algo estava errado com o uplink e que iam investigar o problema no exterior. Cerca de meia hora depois, eles voltaram a ligar dizendo que o modem deles tinha bloqueado o sinal. Uma breve verificao revelou que o nosso modem tambm tinha bloqueado. Finalmente, tivemos acesso Internet via satlite.

Desempenho
Ns verificamos que as velocidades de download e upload eram e obtemos os: 2849 kb/s e 160 kb/s. Os nmeros estavam em conformidade com a especificao de conexo que obtivemos do nosso provedor. Foi notvel um pequeno atraso antes do incio do download, mas isto normal numa comunicao por satlite. Afinal, o satlite est l em cima a 36000 km e precisamos de alguns dados no buffer para quando for necessrio usar sistemas de correco de erros.

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Channel Bit Error Rate. Foi quase duas vezes to bom como o de referncia. Para os leitores no familiarizados com o termo: quanto menor for o CBER, menor numero de erros de bits precisam ser corrigidos pelo modem. Tambm a margem de ligao aumentou de 5,2 dB para 5,6 dB e dever saber que 5 dB j considerado como muito bom. Temos a certeza de que usando uma antena SVEC a nossa conexo com a Internet ser quase completamente insensvel as condies do tempo. No tivemos possibilidade de medir o sinal transmitido, mas o desempenho do modelo SVEC deve ser melhor

na mesma proporo do que o de referncia. Faz parte da fsica. Afirmamos isto porque os dois LNB e BUC usam o mesmo feedhorn localizado na mesma posio em relao ao reflector. O nosso teste revelou que a antena SVEC de 1,2 m muito boa (se no for boa de mais) para um acesso casual Internet na Polnia. Nas outras regies do mundo onde o sinal no to forte, a utilizao de uma antena de 1,2 m em vez de 1 m poder fazer a diferena. As nossas medies revelaram que o ganho da antena elevado. Isso significa que sua geometria perfeita. A antena SVEC de 1,2 m a escolha perfeita para utilizar com o VSAT.

Mas como avaliar a qualidade da conexo? Decidimos comparar o sinal de entrada recebendo o sinal com a antena SVEC de 1,2 m e com uma antena normal de 1 m, o que temos ao assinar este

servio na nossa localizao aqui na Polnia. Como pode ver na tabela, a antena SVEC enviou um sinal muito forte de boa qualidade. Conseguimos ver atravs do

Antena bastante slida, excelente mecanismo de ajuste de azimute, Com uma viga muito boa de trs pernas de base ajustvel.

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Noise Temperature Dish type Waveguide Flange Reector Material Mount Type Mast Size Azimuth/Elevation Adjustment Weight Wind Load

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TEST REPORT

Sistema de Distribuio ptico

SPAUN SOTx1310607 NF & SORx1310607 NF

Soluo simples para fibras pticas em Distribuio de Sinais de Satlite


A atenuao do sinal dos interruptores e dos cabos coaxiais em grandes sistemas de distribuio de televiso por satlite um factor que cada instalador deve ter em considerao. Leitores menos experientes podero pensar que pode compensar isso atravs da colocao de amplificadores extra nos percursos do sinal. Mas isto apenas ajuda at certo ponto, podemos manter o nvel de sinal razovel, mas no podemos evitar a degradao da qualidade do sinal.

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Cabos de

ligao Hbrido de FibraCoaxial para Distribuio do Sistema

A nica forma de manter a relao C/N muito alta a utilizao de interruptores e linhas de transmisso com uma baixa perda de sinal. Mas a melhor soluo que tem actualmente disponvel o uso de cabos de fibra ptica. Pode ter no mnimo uma atenuao de 0,2 dB por km e uma das taxas de erro extremamente baixa (10-10), at mesmo nas mais altas taxas de bits. Obviamente, que todos sabemos que no corrente elctrica, mas um feixe de luz que percorre o cabo de fibra ptica. Sendo assim, precisamos converter o sinal elctrico num feixe de luz laser modulado. Que pode ser feito directamente no LNB sobre este assunto veja outros anteriores Relatrios de Ensaio da TELE-satlite - ou com a ajuda de um conversor externo. Neste ltimo caso podemos simplesmente usar um LNB Quattro normal ou um Quad e seguidamente converter as suas quatro sadas em luz. SPAUN, o famoso fabricante Alemo, enviou-nos o seu ltimo produto desenhado para este efeito chama-se SOTX131607 NF. Deram o nome de transmissor ptico. Na outra extremidade da fibra ptica precisamos de fazer a operao inversa retorno da demodulao para um sinal elctrico. SPAUN deu um nome unidade que faz esta funo num receptor ptico e atribuiu o nmero do modelo: SORx1310607 NF. Tudo bem, mas no faz a modulao extra e a demodulao estraga o C/N do sinal? Isto iria arruinar todos os benefcios introduzidos pela baixa perda de sinal nos cabos de fibra ptica. Isto 62 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 12-01/201 www.TELE-satellite.com 1

exactamente o que pretendamos saber com as nossas medies. Mas antes do teste propriamente dito, vamos ver de perto as unidades. Como todos os produtos SPAUN, a sua obra perfeita. Os rtulos colocados na tampa superior tambm esto em Ingls e Alemo e no h dvidas a forma como deve conectar.

O SOTx 1310607 NF tem uma entrada de RF para podermos ligar apenas o sinal de satlite IF, como tambm o sinal de satlite terrestre IF, partindo do princpio que juntamos tudo anteriormente (por exemplo, com a ajuda de um diplexer). Isto possvel porque a entrada est projectada para uma faixa

de frequncia que vai de 47 a 2200 MHz, isto abrange tanto a faixa de frequncia terrestre como a faixa de frequncia satlite. Existe um recurso interessante que o ajuste independente do nvel de sinal do satlite e do nvel de sinal terrestre na entrada: SPAUN adicionou dois atenuadores de 0-12 dB.

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meiro transmissor e ligar o segundo transmissor com um pequeno cabo coaxial. Desta forma, no precisamos de unidades de energia separadas para cada transmissor. SPAUN PSU um conjunto suficientemente forte para alimentar at quatro transmissores, assumindo que no precisamos de energia para o LNB. Se precisarmos de alimentar o LNB, que normalmente ser este o caso, o nmero fica reduzido para trs transmissores. No entanto, toda a instalao simplificada. O transmissor ptico tambm possui um LED indicador que para alem de sinalizar a ligao corrente tambm informa se existe um curto-circuito na entrada do LNB. Neste ultimo caso simplesmente comea a piscar. Esta funo de facto bastante intuitiva. Outra sada elctrica o sinal de teste descrito como -20 dB. Isto simplesmente a entrada de uma atenuao de 20 dB, que a entrada de luz no modulador. Podemos us-la para verificar se o sinal RF est realmente presente na entrada do transmissor e qual ser o seu nvel. A sada ptica SC/APC est protegida com uma tampa preta que tem que ser removida antes de conectar o cabo de fibra ptica. A propsito, A ligao de entradas e sadas pticas um sonho tornado realidade para os instaladores de satlite. Apenas precisa de pressionar suavemente at sentir um clique e est montado. Depois dos conhecidos conectores F isto realmente uma diferena bastante agradvel! Para enviarmos quatro sinais de um LNB Quattro, precisamos usar quatro transmissores SOTX 1310607 NF. Felizmente, foi possvel monitorizar muito mais o receptor do que o transmissor. O SORX 1310607 NF um receptor quad: tem quatro entradas e quatro sadas elctricas pticas RF. Em contraste com o emissor, o receptor fornecido sem uma fonte de alimentao, porque supostamente dever receber a sua energia a partir da unidade

Os transmissores pticos no podem ser alimentados atravs de um cabo de fibra ptica. Precisamos de uma ligao externa de 19 V DC. SPAUN tem a unidade adequada para todos SOTX 1310607 NF. A energia elctrica necessria para a unidade mas tambm para alimentar o LNB. Com a ajuda

de um comutador montado na caixa do transmissor seleccionamos a tenso adequada e a presena do sinal de 22 kHz. E assim podemos usar um LNB Quattro (basta definir 12 V em todos os quatro caminhos do sinal) ou um LNB Quad (precisamos definir cada caminho diferente: 12V, 18V, 12V/22kHz, 18V/22kHz). Se

tivermos uma fonte de sinal que no precise de alimentao DC, podemos desligar completamente. O SOTX 1310607 NF tem duas tomadas do tipo F ligadas em paralelo para fornecimento de energia. Graas a isso podemos ligar uma fonte de alimentao para o pri-

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central de distribuio ou pelo comutador, como qualquer tipo de LNB normal. A tomada coaxial chamada C no receptor ptico actua como conector de energia, aqui o usurio deve conectar o cabo coaxial de uma unidade central ou comutador. No nosso caso fizemos diferente: como o receptor ptico precisa da mesma tenso DC que o transmissor, pegamos numa das fontes de alimentao do grupo de transmissores. As unidades so muito versteis: oferecem uma ampla faixa de tenso de alimentao (100...240 AC/47...63 Hz), mas a SPAUN tambm oferece uma srie de adaptadores para que possa usar em qualquer parte do mundo. A fonte de alimentao DC pode ser conectada a qualquer um dos dois conectores F. Como no transmissor, que so ligados em paralelo. Portanto, se for necessrio uma alimentao DC num outro dispositivo semelhante, preferimos usar um cabo coaxial do que outra fonte de alimentao. Um LED indicador informa se o aparelho est ligado. O transmissor e o receptor pode ser montado na parede com apenas 2 parafusos. No devem ser expostos ao ar livre, mas sim utilizados dentro de casa. No entanto, a sua temperatura de funcionamento bastante ampla: -20C a 50C. O folheto anexado a cada unidade est escrito em Ingls e Alemo e fornece todas as informaes necessrias, juntamente com os modelos de circuitos de aplicao.

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Medies
Agora que j estamos familiarizar com as unidades, chegou o momento de juntar todos os blocos para ver que tipo de desempenho oferecem. SPAUN recomenda Sinais muito fortes para abastecer o sistema de distribuio de fibra ptica: 80-83 dBV para o satlite IF e 85 para o sistema terrestre. O valor mximo de 95 dBV. Steffen Kuck, Tcnico Gerente da SPAUN, explica64 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 12-01/201 www.TELE-satellite.com 1

Steven Kuck

o Chefe Tcnico da SPAUN para o sistema ptico

-nos: O nosso sistema ptico est projectado para o mximo desempenho e como tal requer uma entrada com um sinal forte. Alimentamos a nossa unidade de teste com um sinal de satlite real do HotBird. Conectamos os transmissores com o receptor atravs de cabos fibra ptica de pequena dimenso. Para simular os splitters pticos (ou cabos de comprimento elevado), inserimos um atenuador ptico de 10 dB e ainda um atenuador de 15 dB. Como pode ver nos grficos (grfico 1. e grfico

2.), A sada do receptor foi de apenas 5 dB ou 10 dB menor que na entrada do sistema, dependendo do atenuador que usamos. Mas o que acontece com a qualidade do sinal? Isso pode ser avaliado na entrada e sada atravs da Taxa de Erro de Modulao. Notamos uma pequenssima deteriorao na qualidade do sinal. (Grfico 3., grfico 4.) praticamente nada. Se tivermos 10 ou 15 dB de atenuao num cabo coaxial comprido, o sinal poder estar beira do limiar de recepo.

E relativamente aos sinais analgicos terrestres? Com um transporte de sinal potente (o mesmo recomendado pela SPAUN) estava tudo perfeito (48 versus 47 dB). O sistema ptico da SPAUN realmente apenas transporta o sinal de entrada da forma como ele recebido.

vencionais e distribu-los por vrias centenas de receptores de satlite! O nmero de assinantes que podem receber o sinal com esta nova tecnologia realmente impressionante. Convm lembrar que as fibras pticas no permitem passar os sinais DiSEqC. Para multiplicar o nmero de satlites disponveis no utilizador final, devemos multiplicar o nmero de fibras pticas (8 para 2 satlites, 12 para 3 satlites e assim por diante), bem como transmissores e receptores. O novo sistema ptico de transmisso da SPAUN garante uma instalao mais facilitada, mas tambm garante que cada utilizador final tenha um sinal forte e perfeito disponvel em cada tomada, at mesmo no canto mais remoto de uma grande rede.

Aplicaes
Estas novas unidades pticas de SPAUN abrem terreno para uma nova era de grandes redes de distribuio de TV. Cada sinal ptico na sada do transmissor pode ser dividido por 32 fibras pticas e deste modo criar enormes suportes principais para a rede. Por exemplo, em cada andar de um prdio grande, podemos ter um receptor ptico, com quatro sadas elctricas que por sua vez podem alimentar os multiswitchs con-

ENERGY
DIAGRAM

Apparent Power

Active Power Mode Reception Apparent Active Factor 17 W 6W 0.35

Excelente acabamento Energia DC partilha entre as unidades Excelente desempenho para DVB-S, at mesmo se os sinais estiverem abaixo do nvel do sinal recomendado (80-83 dBV) Excelente desempenho para sinais de TV anal- Jacek Pawlowski TELE-satellite gica Test Center Poland de acordo com o recomendados altos nveis de entrada (85 dBV) Possibilidade da criao de distribuio em redes enormes Possibilidade de enviar o sinal a uma grande distncia

Especialista no assunto

Nenhum

O consumo de energia do Receptor ptico SORx 1310607 NF cumpre as especicaes (6W).

TECHNICAL
DATA
Manufacturer Fax E-mail Model SPAUN Electronic, Singen, Germany +49 (0) 7731 8673-17 info@spaun.de SOTx 1310607 NF & SORx 1310607 NF Optical Transmitter & Optical Receiver 47 2200 MHz 1310 nm 6 W (plus LNB power for transmitter) 400 mA 6 dBm 95 dBV 100 dBV (Terr.), 110 dBV (SAT) 0 -12 dBm F SC/APC -20 C ... 50 C

ENERGY
DIAGRAM

Apparent Power

Function Frequency range Optical wavelength Power consumption Maximum supply current of the connected LNB Transmitter output power (optical)

Active Power Mode Reception Apparent Active Factor 29 W 11 W 0.37

Transmitter maximum RF input Receiver maximum RF output level Receiver input range (optical) RF and DC voltage connector typ

O consumo de energia do transmissor ptico SOTx 1310607 NF de cerca de 11W, mas apenas 6 W so consumidos pelo prprio transmissor. O restante usado para alimentar o LNB ligado.

Optical connector type Operating temperature

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TEST REPORT

Satellite LNB for C and Ku band

INFOSAT
Thomas Haring

C/Ku band Combifeed with Integrated DiSEqC Switch


SATs C/Ku band feed delivered from Thailand was designed primarily for use on prime focus antennas; although with a little modication ingenuity, it can be tted on an offset antenna. For our rst test we opted to use a 120-cm antenna already installed on the roof of our testing facility. Such a 120-cm antenna already gives you access to thousands of channels from around the world in the Ku band. But as numerous as the Ku band availability really is, long-distance reception is typically achieved only with C band and thanks to this new Combifeed, it is quite easy to retrot your current system for C band reception. Since offset antennas are not normally designed to handle C band feeds, a cable clip, available from any electrical installer, was used to secure the Combifeed to the dish. Its not exactly a professional solution, but it is very effective and inexpensive. The installation required some dexterity but after several attempts and some ne tuning adjustments, the feed was in the correct position. The entire assembly including antenna motor was previously aligned using a standard 40mm Ku band LNB; the less

The C band is popular in many areas of the world, mainly in areas with heavy downpours or high humidity, since under these conditions the C band offers more advantages, being less sensible to rain compared to signals in the Ku band. But even in areas dominated by Ku band signals, as for example in Europe, there are still plenty of C band programmes to get. But erecting a second dish just for C band is often too much of trouble.
Right into this gap comes the C/Ku band LNB on offer by INFOSAT from Thailand. You no longer need two dishes, but you use your existing dish and just replace your current Ku band LNB against INFOSATs combifeed C/Ku band LNB. Of course you would better own a bigger dish, since C band signals usually are less strong than signals in Ku band. In most location, a dish with 120-cm would be sufcient to get in some interesting channels transmitted via satellites in C band. We gave it a test run at our editorial ofces in the center of Europe. INFO-

The C/Ku band

Combifeed mounted in a prime focus dish

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sensitive C band should therefore be no problem. With great expectations, we turned the antenna to the especially strong EXPRESS AM1 band satellite at 40 east. According to INFOSAT, the Combifeed has a Ku band reception range of 10.7 to 12.75 GHz using LOF (local oscillator frequency) values of 9.75 and 10.6 GHz as well as a C band range of 3.4 to 4.2 GHz with an LOF of 5.150 GHz. The specications also claim a gain of 65dB with a noise gure of 0.3 dB. Our rst tests were aimed at the C band so we quickly set up the correct LOF and then had a look at our spectrum analyzer. It indicated a strong signal located at 3675R. We quickly started a channel scan and found numerous Russian channels with plenty of signal strength. Further on, South American channels with relatively high signal strength could be found on NSS 806 at 40.5 west. A number of MCPC and SCPC transponders were receivable in sufcient quality. Especially strong were some Columbian channels on 4021L and RCN TV on 4016R; unfortunately, this channel was encrypted. Even a package of programs from Venezuela on 3880R could be received but without any bad weather reserves. A few other transponders were also receivable.

The C/Ku band


Combifeed mounted in a offset dish

We were less successful when we tried NSS7 at 22 west where we could only receive 3644R without any problems. On Atlantic Bird 3 at 5 west we were able to easily view 4154L but all the other transponders hovered around the threshold level of the receiver. Even though the signal analyzer identied a number of clearly recognizable peaks on the display, they were still not strong enough for actual reception.

Things looked a little better on INTELSAT 907 at 27.5 west where we could receive three transponders (3715R with just some radio channels, 3831R with feeds from RTP/Portugal and 4048R). On INTELSAT 903 at 34.5 west only one transponder was receivable. For all the other C band satellite receviable at our location our dish was

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simply too small. The normally strong EXPRESS AM44 satellite at 11 west could not be received with our 120cm antenna; the signals that we saw on the spectrum analyzer were too weak. The next step involved

Up until now we were quite pleased with the results we had gotten; now it was time to take a look at Ku band reception. The tions strong such as DTH posiat

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19.2 east, HOTBIRD at 13 east, ASTRA2 at 28.2 east or ASTRA 3A at 23.5 east could all be received without any problems. We should mention at this point that the INFOSAT C/Ku band Combifeed is congured for reception of circularly polarized signals. With that said, the circularly polarized signals
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taking a closer look towards the east. We stumbled across a few surprises: the (unfortunately encrypted) AFN package on INTELSAT 906 at 64.2 east on 4094L was identied by our receiver, Bangla Vision could be seen on APSTAR 2R at 76.5 east on 4049H and the Express AM1 at 40 east delivered a number of Russian channels with plenty of bad weather reserve.

on EUTELSAT W4 at 36 east could be received in surprisingly good quality.

Included in the package:

the C/Ku band Combifeed by INFOSAT in one housing with feed and jumper cable for the built-in DiSEqC switch.

If you remove the dielectric in the feed, then standard Ku band H/V signals could be received effortlessly. The reasons for the diminished performance of the Combifeed in the Ku band are fairly obvious. On the one hand, the included feed was not designed for use on offset antennas so you really cant blame the manufacturer for this shortfall. On the other hand, the homemade feed holder makes it rather difcult to perfectly align the LNB in the focal point of the antenna. And lets not forget that the C band is much more forgiving compared to the Ku band in terms of antenna alignment. Overall we can say that it denitely pays to replace your current LNB with the INFOSAT C/Ku band Combifeed. Dont expect miracles with signal quality in the Ku band, but for the reception of the strong C and Ku band positions, the Combifeed would be the perfect choice. At the same time, it gives you a peek at the wonderful world of C band even with a small antenna without having to eliminate the Ku band.

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COMPANY REPORT

Empresa Produtora NetUP de software e Hardware, Rssia

Empresa Jovem, Mas Com um Knowhow Extensivo: NetUP de Moscovo


Alexander Wiese
Ser que ser jovem e saber o know-how so termos de contradio? Em muitos casos , mas se estamos a falar de saber o know-how de fabricar algo, os dois termos encaixam perfeitamente. Ser Jovem um trunfo, pois significa que no h obrigao de depender da evoluo do passado. Afinal, onde podemos encontrar um exemplo onde o perfeito ser jovem satisfaz o know-how ? Mas se estivermos a falar sobre tecnologia digital lembramo-nos da Rssia. E se apoiarmos a nossa hiptese com o facto de que a Moscow State University (Universidade do Estado de Moscovo) est classificada como uma das melhores universidades no mundo em ensino da tecnologia digital e pesquisa, por isso a Rssia parece ser o local apropriado!
Na realidade, acertamos em 3 alvos: NetUP, uma empresa fundada muito recentemente em 2001, tem a sua sede administrativa nos arredores de Moscow State University. A estao de metro mais prxima a Universidade e os dois fundadores da NetUP so - naturalmente! - Ex-alunos daquela universidade. E de facto, no so apenas os dois fundadores que so graduados da Universidade Estadual de Moscovo, mas tambm quase todos os outros funcionrios. obvio que todos vm que a NetUP trabalha em harmonia com uma colectiva forma de know-how em tecnologia digital, por outro lado todos os trabalhadores da NetUP so ainda muito jovens. Vamos comear por Abylay Ospan, que um dos fundadores da empresa e que actua como Director: Tenho 30 anos, constata sorrindo. O seu scio fundador, Evgeniy Makeev, tem um Douramento Universitrio em matemtica e s agora fez 29 anos. Ambos se preocupam profundamente com algo que tenha a ver com a tecnologia digital,

NetUP co-fundador e Director

Abylay Ospan apresentado os desenvolvimentos mais recentes da empresa: Placas de PCIe para 2x DVBS2, 2 x DVB-T ou C, 2 x ASI. Todas as placas vm com dois slots CI.

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NETUP

IPTV Software and Hardware Producer, Russia

www.netup.tv

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Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees

0................................ 25 .................................. 50
Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates)

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ISO, RoHS, PCI SIG, IEEE, DVB


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Professional PC Cards for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/MPEG-4, DVB-C, ASI, IPTV Gateway/Streamer, IPTV Middleware, IPTV Conditional Access Systems, IPTV Billing Systems, Video on Demand

tambm tornaram-se provedores de IPTV. Para esses provedores ns vendemos servidores middleware, vdeo-on-demand e streaming, explica Abylay Ospan.

Pode ver o DVB-IP Gateway 4x no Relatrio de Ensaio da TELE-satlite e ficar familiarizado com a NetUP. Este dispositivo permite configurar em pouco tempo a sua prpria Nederlands rede IPTV (TELE-satPolski lite 10-11/2010). At Portugus Romn mesmo antes a TELE -satlite apresentar ao Trke Available online starting from 3 December 2010 mundo o primeiro lanamento da NetUP: uma que uma clara indicao de que eles transplaca DVB-S2 com duas entradas (TELEformaram o hobby em profisso. Pedimos a -satlite 02-03/2010). Abylay Ospan para nos dar um breve resumo sobre os acontecimentos que os levaram ao Claro que pretendamos saber mais sobre estabelecimento da NetUP. Quando ainda esta linha de produtos, e Abylay Ospan tem ramos estudantes estvamos a trabalhar os detalhes. Desenvolvemos tudo por conta num software de facturao para os prestaprpria. Software e hardware (o traado dores de servios da Internet. da placa de circuito) foram projectados por nossos prprios engenheiros. Ainda estava no seu ltimo semestre na universidade quando Abylay Ospan juntouAndrew Budkin, chefe de Desenvolvi-se a seu colega Evgeniy Makeev para definir a sua prpria empresa que vendia o software de facturao para potenciais clientes.
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O momento no poderia ter sido melhor. No seu primeiro ano de actividade as vendas nunca ultrapassaram os cinco dgitos em Dlares Americanos, o volume de negcios no segundo ano aumentou de forma consistente. Foi a poca em que surgiram os ISPs em todos os pases da CEI, e a maioria deles virou-se para solues de software NetUP. Actualmente mais de 2.000 ISPs contam com o nosso software de facturao, 90% esto localizados em pases da CEI, Informa com orgulho o Gerente de Vendas da NetUP, Konstantin Emelyanov. Fornecedores de pequenas e mdias empresas gostam da nossa soluo de software, que ideal para uma base de clientes que pode ir at 50.000 At mesmo o nome da empresa derivado de que a estratgia: Network Up - uma empresa que cuida da expanso da redes. Entretanto a NetUP acrescentou um outro segmento de negcio ao seu portflio, que encaixa perfeitamente com o negcio do software original para ISPs: NetUP tambm est a desenvolver software e hardware para IPTV. A IPTV j conquistou uma quota de 70% de nossa facturao, o Director da NetUP, Abylay Ospan, revela e acrescenta: as vendas anuais esto elevadas em cerca de um milho de dlares Americanos para este ano. De facto, tornou-se difcil diferenciar entre o software para os ISPs e IPTV, porque muitos fornecedores de servios Internet 84 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 12-01/201 www.TELE-satellite.com 1

Makeev Evgeniy

co-fundador da NetUP e tem um Diploma Universitrio em matemtica.

mento de Software e sabe precisamente a quantidade de esforo colocado em tal projecto. Para a placa DVB-S2 tivemos dois dos nossos engenheiros a trabalhar em conjunto durante um semestre at que o hardware estivesse pronto para produo. Tivemos mais dois engenheiros de software que fizeram aos drivers necessrios para o software baseado em Linux. A NetUP tambm desempenhou um papel importante para encontrar o fabricante certo para a produo das placas para PC. Uma instalao que fica a uma distncia de 100 km de Moscovo est encarregada de fabricar as nossas placas para PC. As placas so usadas apenas por instaladores profissionais, isto significa que os nmeros de produo esto mais abaixo comparado com a produo em massa. Ns apenas produzimos cerca de 1.000 placas por ano, informa Abylay Ospan. Por isso ficamos curiosos e estvamos ansiosos para descobrir que novidades a NetUP tm para nos informar. Neste final de 2010 vamos lanar uma placa PCIe para DVB-T e DVB-C. Assim como tambm a placa DVB-S2, tem

duas entradas e sintonizadores. Tambm estamos a trabalhar para um carto com duas entradas ASI. As placas PCIe NetUP no so direccionadas para o mercado privado do usurio final. Elas so usadas em equipamentos profissionais de streaming, como o DVB da NetUP para IP gateway 4X e IPTV Combine 4x. O ltimo (IPTV Combine 4x) um produto especial para o mercado de hospitalidade. Isto uma soluo tudo-em-um para IPTV, que inclui IPTV Middleware, billing, DVB para o IP gateway e servidor VoD (ver Relatrio de Ensaio na TELE-satlite 10-11/2010). Tais sistemas de IPTV so ptimos para hotis e hospitais, porque cada sala pode aceder individualmente, mas a infra-estrutura de cabo pode ser definida como um sistema condutor. Um dos nossos maiores grupos de clientes os hotis que geralmente tm os sistemas de duas vias. Isto significa que os hspedes do hotel conseguem desfrutar da

televiso e acesso Internet em seus quartos, como tambm a gesto do hotel capaz de enviar mensagens pessoais e personalizadas para os hspedes em seus quartos , Abylay Ospan estabelece as razes por detrs da infra-estrutura. Existe uma outra caracterstica que mostra-nos que as placas PCIe da NetUP so projectadas para o mercado de profissionais de alta-qualidade: Neste momento estamos a enviar as nossas placas baseadas no chipset ALTERA. O que torna isto to especial? Bem, o hardware idntico para cada cliente e apenas o software na placa PCIe define o seu mbito de aplicao. No terceiro trimestre de 2011 tambm vamos ter a nossa placa 2 x DVB-S2 - que foi apresentada na TELE-satlite com o chipset ALTERA, O Gerente de Vendas da NetUP, Konstantin Emelyanov acrescenta. Por falar em produtos j introduzidos na TELE-satlite: O NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x pode ser encomendado com um codificador H.264/transconder como o Q3 de 2011. Tudo vai ficar ainda mais emocionante no final de 2011, ns vamos ter o DVB-IP Gateway a 4x com unicast. Isso vai fazer o dispositivo que at ao momento apenas est disponvel como um modelo multicast - ainda mais prximo do utilizador e tambm vai permitir que uma pessoa consiga distribuir os seus canais de televiso atravs da Internet. O Director do Desenvolvimento de Software, Andrew Budkin, tem guardado outra novidade interessante. No faz sentido econmico para alguns provedores de internet-via-satlite apenas usarem a banda base que economiza uma valiosa largura de banda. por isso que a NetUP decidiu

1. Est sempre ao dispor dos clientes: Gerente de Vendas, Konstantin Emelyanov. 2. Este o local onde funciona a NetUP faz os seus negcios no piso trreo. O telhado tem duas antenas parablicas que recebem os sinais necessrios para o desenvolvimento das inovadoras placas de satlite.

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desenvolver placas de PC com a estratgia precisamente a pensar nisso. Os grandes servios pblicos podem estar extremamente interessados nesta tecnologia, acrescenta Abylay Ospan e tem o seguinte exemplo: A Gazprom utiliza esta nica-via de tecnologia para as suas redes locais. NetUP apenas o especialista para projectar os produtos certos, com um software correspondente para aplicaes de nicho como esta. At ao momento, ouvimos todas estas histrias de sucesso sobre os produtos inovadores, mas quem so as pessoas que realizam todo o trabalho duro por trs? Se olharmos em torno das instalaes da NetUP conseguimos alguma luz sobre esta questo. Um total de dez engenheiros e programadores trabalham no desenvolvimento, outros dez so engenheiros e programadores de suporte tcnico para resolver problemas que podem surgir dos nossos clientes profissionais, e outros dez trabalhadores so responsveis pela Gesto e Administrao. O Gerente de Vendas, Konstantin Emelyanov, informa onde os representantes
Encarregado pelo Desenvolvimento de Software: Andrew Budkin, lidera a equipa de software.

da empresa podem ser contactados pessoalmente: Todos os anos, participamos activamente na IBC (Amesterdo), CSTB (Moscovo) e IPTV World Forum (Londres). Se procura uma empresa jovem, com um amplo know-how, est no local certo, a NetUP. A empresa est em vanguarda quando se trata da mais recente tecnologia de IPTV e tem um grande conhecimento tcnico que os trabalhadores da NetUP adquiriram na Universidade Estadual de Moscovo. Tudo isto d um impulso enorme para a conquista do novo mundo de IPTV!
Directo de Vendas da NetUP, Alexander Chistiakov

Servio tcnico de atendimento ao cliente faz parte da na NetUP: Um tero da fora de trabalho ajuda os clientes e garantem que os produtos e seus softwares da NetUP estejam a ser utilizados de forma adequada. Alexey Butkeev (esquerda) comanda o suporte tcnico, Eugene Druzhinin (direita) um membro de sua equipa.

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1. O mapa mundial apresenta todos os locais no mundo de instalao dos produtos NetUP: As bandeiras azul-claro indicam as instalaes da placa Dual DVB-S2 CI PCIe, as bandeiras azul-escuro mostram as instalaes IPTV e as bandeiras verdes so colocadas sempre que instalado um sistema UTM5. 2. A gura em cima da cpula pode ser vista por todos, mas desaparece no Outono Com a neblina: Este grande edifcio tem a Universidade Estadual de Moscovo. Durante muitos anos foi o edifcio mais alto em Moscovo e quase todos os empregados da NetUP estudaram l.

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NetUP Inc. 30 September 2010 Confidential IPTV Installation References There are over da NetUP para Some of them, but not all, are provided in the list below: Instalaes 100 IPTV deployments. Clientes Comerciais Customer Maldiviana Faroe Telecom Nevron d.o.o. Amino Communications Sunlink Country Maldives Faroe Islands Slovenia United Kingdom Russia Deployment type Dive yacht Telco Configuration IPTV Middleware + VoD + DVB to IP gateway IPTV Combine

Sytem integrator, for DVB-IP gateway a telco IP STB manufacturer, 2 x IPTV Combine IP STB test lab Housing estate IPTV Complex: DVB-IP gateways, VOD servers, Middleware, CAS, Billing system DVB-IP gateway Middleware, DVB-IP gateway, CAS IPTV Combine + DVB-IP gateway for a hotel IPTV solution

Telio AG Netline Perfect Technology HPM Innomedia VTE s.r.l. Cygate AB Zyxel Vortec I-Tel solutions Security Systems Bait Ashmaes Protel NueTel Communications Utelisys Communications Mobiclip Centum Solutions FreeBox S.A.S. Schlumberger

Germany Russia Saudi Arabia Thailand Italy Sweden Norway Argentina Thailand Kuwait Libya Turkey Bahrain

Sytem integrator Telco Sytem integrator

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IP STB manufacturer, DVB-IP gateway 4x IP STB test lab A telco A system integrator A system integrator A system integrator A system integrator for hotels A system integrator IPTV Combine 4x + DVB-IP gateway 4x IPTV Combine 4x IPTV Combine 4x IPTV Combine 4x IPTV Combine 4x IPTV Combine 4x + DVBNetUP Inc. to IP 30 September 2010 gateway 4x Dual DVB-S2-CI Dual DVB-S2-CI Dual DVB-S2-CI Dual DVB-S2-CI DVB to IP gateway 4x Confidential

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Seleo de clientes internacionais que utilizam os produtos NetUP.


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COMPANY REPORT

Fabricante Tevii com placas para PC & Receptores, Taiwan

Tevii Perfura Dentro de Novos Mercados


Tevii - enquanto jovem de idade j teve uma slida reputao com as suas placas para PC e caixas USB e neste momento est no progresso de lanar uma nova gama de novos mercados. Matthias Liu o fundador da Tevii e o director com maior-pontuao de vendas. Ele revelou alguns planos para o futuro numa reunio que tivemos com ele em Munique, uma de uma srie de destinos globais que visitou recentemente.
Para comear, Matthias Liu apresenta um breve resumo sobre as suas actividades anteriores: At 2006 eu trabalhava como gerente de vendas de uma grande empresa na indstria de satlites. Quando esta empresa foi adquirida por outros tomei a deciso de trabalhar por conta prpria. Alguns dos seus antigos colegas ficaram igualmente impressionados com a minha previso de estratgia de negcios e por isso tambm decidiram vir. Tevii comeou com um efectivo total de apenas oito pessoas, Recorda Matthias na sua caminhada pela estrada da memria. Nunca fcil comear do zero e o primeiro objectivo na nossa lista de aces era o desenvolvimento de nossos prprios produtos. Aconteceu apenas no ano seguinte, 2007, conseguimos gerar um modesto volume de negcios Se estiver curioso sobre o nmero exacto: Era de 250.000 dlares Americanos em 2007. Desde ento Tevii percorreu um longo caminho e espera que as vendas cheguem a 2.2 milhes de dlares Americanos em 2010 e at cerca de 3 milhes de dlares Americanos no ano seguinte. Estamos a falar de um negcio slido! Obviamente, que os nmeros de funcionrios tambm aumentou de forma que hoje temos 28 funcionrios, um enorme nmero 18 dos quais so engenheiros em pesquisa

Matthias Liu - fundador, presidente e


director de vendas da Tevii

e desenvolvimento. Matthias Liu pode estar verdadeiramente orgulhoso com o que tem sido capaz de alcanar num perodo to curto de tempo. Mas afinal de tudo o que a Tevii? Temos estado sempre concentrados em placas de PC para recepo de satlite. E para os utilizadores de portteis a nossa gama tambm inclui caixas USB, explica Matthias Liu. Alis, Matthias no tem formao em engenharia, mas tem um sentimento de confiana para o que o mercado precisa. Estudamos cada produto e avaliamos se a expectativa de vendas justifica - e finalmente pagar para os custos de desenvolvimento, explica. Por isso no surpresa nenhuma, que o departamento R&D seja o elemento central do modelo de negcio da Tevii. A produo efectiva feita por outros fabricantes em Taiwan e em Shenzhen na terra Natal da China. O truque chegar com o produto certo na hora certa, afirma Matthias Liu e ilustra esta crena com um exemplo: Agora fala-se muito sobre DVB-T2, por exemplo, mesmo que esta seja uma tecnologia que apenas vai comear a penetrar nos mercados dentro de cerca de dois anos. Quando isso acontecer os nossos prprios produtos DVB-T2 vo estar igualmente prontos para descolar. No faz sentido em ser o primeiro, um desperdcio de recursos valiosos que apenas pode ser usufrudo se for usado sabiamente. Decidir na hora certa a chave para o sucesso econmico.

TEVII

PC Card & Receiver Manufacturer, Taiwan

www.tevii.com

Company Details
Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees

0................................ 25 .................................. 50
Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates)

0............................... 2.5 ..................... 5 Mio US$


Production Certicates

RoHS
Production Categories

OEM, ODM
Main Products

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Um olhar de perto sobre a gama de produtos Tevii lidera a sustentao adicional teoria. Quando a empresa foi criada em 2007, tinha dois produtos: a placa S400 DVB-S para PC e uma caixa USB S600 para utilizar em computadores portteis. Ambos os produtos tinham um sintonizador de origem da Sharp, que foi substitudo por um sintonizador NIM da Serit no incio de 2008. Desde ento, a denominao do produto tem mudado para S420 e S630. Quando a era do DVB-S lentamente chegou ao fim e apareceu DVB-S2 ao virar da esquina Tevii lanou no final de 2008 os modelos sucessores a placa PC S464 e S660 USB uma caixa para usar no porttil. E - no que - o S470 da Tevii foi introduzido em 2009, justamente quando o mundo inteiro estava voltado para as slots PCIe (PCI Express) como um substituto para as slots de PC mais antigas. No final de 2010 uma nova procura foi cumprida com o lanamento de uma placa para PC com sintonizador duplo - o nome do modelo chama-se S480 e tem dois sintonizadores DVB-S2. Se ler todas as linhas desta reportagem, neste momento, vai provavelmente poder adivinhar o que vem depois. DVB-T aumentou substancialmente em todo o mundo, que apela para uma caixa USB com um sintonizador de recepo de DVB-S2 e um segundo sintonizador DVB-T. Mesmo assim, Matthias Liu deixou o melhor para o fim: Ns tambm estamos actual-

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mente a oferecer uma placa sintonizadora quad para recepo DVB-T MPEG-4! Este produto foi desenvolvido especialmente para um fornecedor Australiano. A placa sintonizadora quad vendida em grandes quantidades em regies com uma grande oferta de DVB-T. Uma vez mais, Tevii esperou pelo momento certo. At que muito recentemente, o sistema DVB-T no tinha sido totalmente implementado em muitos pases, e as regies com mais de quatro frequncias de DVB-T eram poucas e dispersas. Sendo assim, que est para vir da linha de montagem da Tevii? Ficamos inquietos esperando ouvir de Matthias Liu o que a sua intuio est lhe dizendo. No incio de 2011 vamos lanar o nosso primeiro receptor totalmente convencional! Demos o nome de B600 e tem um sintonizador DVB-S2, sistema operacional Linux, funcionalidade PVR, interfaces USB e Ethernet e - obviamente - HDMI, apesar de ter duas entradas SCART para tambm garantir a compatibilidade com os antigos aparelhos televisivos. slots CI e CA completam esta caixa. O que fez a Tevii expandir do segmento de placas para PC para o mercado de receptores? realmente muito simples, Matthias Liu tem a resposta. As placas para PC so produtos para um nicho de mercado e agora que conseguimos uma reputao slida nesse nicho de mercado chegou a hora de lanar a nossa marca no mercado dos receptores. Isto no significa, contudo, que as placas para PC e as caixas USB estejam a ser negligenciadas. No primeiro trimestre de 2011 vamos apresentar uma extenso CI para as nossas caixas USB, que ser seguido no

Matthias Liu utiliza o seu portatil para mostrar-nos o novo modelo do receptor B600 que ser lanado em breve

Ainda no disponvel: O primeiro receptor Tevii para entrar num novo segmento de mercado. Prottipo do modelo B600, um receptor HDTV DVB-S2
baseado em Linux

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segundo trimestre pela mesma extenso de nossas placas PCIe. Se olharmos ainda mais adiante, Matthias Liu acredita que 2012 ser um bom ano para lanar mais uma nova linha de produtos . Vamos ter caixas USB para recepo de DVB-C por cabo a clara focagem Tevii sobre DVB uma indicao para a Europa, sendo o mercado mais importante da empresa. Matthias Liu tem todos os nmeros: Ns geramos 40% das nossas vendas na Europa Ocidental, com mais 40% na Europa Oriental, incluindo a Rssia. Os restantes 20% vm do Mdio Oriente e do Egipto. H uma razo para Matthias Liu mencionar especificamente a Rssia e Egipto, porque Tevii est classificada em ambos os pases como sendo dos maiores-vendedores fornecedores de

Nova placa da Tevii: A placa para PC S480 para recepo


de DVB-S2 com dois sintonizadores. Pode ser usada para ver um canal de HDTV no ecr e, ao mesmo tempo, gravar um segundo canal HDTV com o PVR.

em que Tevii ainda no est presente. Acertou, a Amrica do Sul que ainda uma espcie de mancha preta no mapa. Mas tambm estamos no progresso do desenvolvimento de produtos para o mercado Sul-Americano, Matthias Liu revela outro de seus planos a longo prazo, a expanso estratgica. Para terminar, queremos descobrir o que fez Matthias Liu decidir sobre a marca com o nome Tevii. simples, ele responde com um sorriso. Todos os nossos produtos tm a ver com a TV de uma forma ou outra, e o modo como a televiso pronunciada em Ingls pode facilmente ser escrita como Tevii. O mesmo conceito usado tambm para o

Um produto muito especial que est


placas para PC e caixas USB. No entanto, conhecendo Matias Liu, podemos esperar que ele esteja com fome para mais. Estamos procurando formas de aumentar as nossas vendas na sia, especialmente no Vietname, Malsia, Singapura e Indonsia. E existe uma regio ainda mais importante
disponvel em exclusivo pela Tevii: O T700 uma placa DVB-T/MPEG-4 com quatro (!) sintonizadores.

Na linha de montagem da

Tevii: Um receptor combi para DVB-S2 e DVB-T/MPEG-4.

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logtipo da empresa, com um olho substituindo o ponto em cada letra i, e T sendo estilizado como uma torre de transmisso. Finalmente, o e torna-se uma antena de satlite e o logtipo uma metfora para o que tem tudo a ver com a marca. Marketing inteligente, com esta viragem... Matthias Liu usou a sua intuio e ouviu a sua coragem para transformar o seu jovem negcio numa empresa inovadora num curso de apenas poucos anos. Um dos elementos-chave de sua estratgia de sucesso o foco consistente sobre a evoluo tcnica e no de transformao, que pode ser facilmente feita por terceiros e por isso no habilidade fundamental. Deixar os outros fabricar - Tevii prefere estar mais concentrado na apresentao de produtos certos na hora certa. E isto por si significa dominar a parte mais complicada.

Teviis Arquivo de Produtos


1. O primeiro produto desenvolvido em casa pela Tevii: O PC S400 uma placa para recepo de DVB-S com um sintonizador Sharp incorporado. Esta placa j no est disponvel. 2. O sucessor do S400 chama-se S420 e veio com um NIM (Chip) sintonizador da Serit. 3+4. Comea a ficar mais interessante: A placa para PC S464 foi lanada no final de 2008 e era capaz de receber sinais DVB-S2. No inicio de 2009 a Tevii j apresenta o S470, que tambm foi projectado para receber sinais DVB-S2, mas veio com um novo formato PCI Express.

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in W EUROPE


SATSHOP24
Satellite Shop, Germany

DISHPOINTER EESHOP HORIZON WORLDWIDE SATELLITE GLOBAL INVACOM SMARTINNOVATIONS SATSHOP24 CLARK SEATEL SATBEAMS

Software Programming, Belgium

SATBEAMS

www.satbeams.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1101/eng/satshop24.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/satbeams.pdf

SMARTINNOVATIONS
Satellite Distributor, Netherlands

GLOBALINVACOM
Fibre Optic Products, UK

www.globalinvacom.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/smartinnovations.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/globalinvacom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng/globalinvacom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/globalinvacom.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0805/eng/globalinvacom.pdf Operator Market Qualied

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EESHOP

Satellite Shop, Netherlands

DISHPOINTER

Software Programming, UK

www.dishpointer.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1005/eng/eeshop.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/dishpointer.pdf

WORLDWIDE SATELLITE
Satellite Shop, Netherlands

SEATEL

Maritime 3-Axis Dish Manufacture, UK

www.cobham.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/worldwidesatellite.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/seatel.pdf

CLARK

Distributor, Netherlands

HORIZON

Manufacturer of Measuring Instruments, UK

www.horizonhge.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/clark.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/horizon.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0701/eng/horizon.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

SMARTWI

TECHNISAT DOEBIS NANOXX MEDIA BROADCAST GOLDEN MEDIA SMART SPAUN POWER GT SAT SPAUN

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in N EUROPE


Satellite Wholesaler, Germany

DOEBIS

www.doebis.de

SMARTWI

Wireless Card Reader Producer, Denmark

www.smartwi.net

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/doebis.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/smartwi.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0709/eng/smartwi.pdf

Power Supply Manufacturer, Germany

SPAUN POWER

www.spaun.com

Manufacturer and Distributor, Germany

GOLDEN MEDIA

www.cynextra.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1011/eng/spaun.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/goldenmedia.pdf

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Operator Market Qualied

MEDIA BROADCAST
Broadcasting Services, Germany

SPAUN

High Quality Accessory Manufacturer, Germany

www.spaun.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/mediabroadcast.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/spaun.pdf

SMART

Receiver Manufacturer, Germany

GT SAT

LNB Distributor, Luxembourg

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/eng/smart.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0805/eng/gtsat.pdf

NANOXX

Wholesaler and Receiver Manufacturer, Germany

TECHNISAT

TV Manufacturer, Germany

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0901/eng/nanoxx.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0709/eng/technisat.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

NETUP

AB IPBOX

ABC BIZNIS

STAB

AZBOX

PROMAX

ANTECH

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in S/E EUROPE


IPTV Software and Hardware Producer, Russia

PULSTAR MENNYFIX

NETUP

www.netup.tv

Company Details
Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees

0................................ 25 ...................................50
Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates)

0.................................. 5 ................... 10 Mio US$


Production Certicates

ISO, RoHS, PCI SIG, IEEE, DVB


Production Categories

OEM, ODM
Main Products

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Professional PC Cards for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/MPEG-4, DVB-C, ASI, IPTV Gateway/Streamer, IPTV Middleware, IPTV Conditional Access Systems, IPTV Billing Systems, Video on Demand

Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Slovakia

AB IPBOX

www.abipbox.com

Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Portugal

AZBOX

www.azbox.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/abipbox.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/eng/azbox.pdf

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Operator Market Qualied

PULSTAR

Satellite Installer, Spain

MENNYFIX

Satellite Shop, Spain

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/pulstar.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/mennyx.pdf

PROMAX

Accessory Manufacturer, Spain

ANTECH

Uplink Technology, Italy

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0909/eng/promax.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/eng/antech.pdf

ABC BIZNIS

Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, Slovakia

www.abcbiznis.sk

STAB

Antenna Motor Manufacturer, Italy

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/abcbiznis.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/eng/stab.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in MIDDLE EAST


ATLANTA
Satellite Wholesaler, UAE

YAHYA

ATLANTA COMINTOUCH ECHOLINK

ECHOLINK

Satellite Wholesaler, UAE

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/eng/atlanta.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/eng/echolink.pdf

COMINTOUCH
Satellite Wholesaler, UAE

YAHYA

Software Programming, KSA

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/eng/comintouch.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/yahya.pdf

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Operator Market Qualied

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

COMPANIES OVERVIEW

SQUARE PLAN SAMMEG CNBC TELEMEDIA

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in AFRICA


CNBC
Satellite Channel, South Africa

SQUARE PLAN

Satellite Dealer, South Africa

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/squareplan.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0709/eng/cnbc.pdf

SAMMEG

Satellite Wholesaler, South Africa

TELEMEDIA

Satellite Uplink, South Africa

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/sammeg.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0709/eng/telemedia.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

YONGSAN TOPFIELD NASA CNS ARION SEKISAT

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in ASIA


CISS
Satellite Wholesaler, Singapore

INFOSAT FASHION TV

CISS

SUBUR SEMESTA

TOPFIELD

High-End Receiver Manufacturer, Korea

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www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/eng/topeld.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/topeld.pdf

Dish Manufacturer, Thailand

INFOSAT

www.infosats.com

ARION

High Quality Receiver Manufacturer, Korea

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0907/eng/infosat.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/infosat.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/infosat.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/arion.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/arion.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0701/eng/arion.pdf Operator Market Qualied

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OPERATOR MARKET Qualied


Classication for Best Digital TV Companies

NASA CNS

Satellite Wholesaler, Korea

Attributes of Qualied Company:


High Production Volume Quality Controlled Customized Product Case Customized Product Software Aftersale Service
www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0805/eng/nasacns.pdf

FASHION TV

Satellite Channel, Thailand

SUBUR SEMESTA
Dish Manufacturer, Indonesia

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0811/eng/fashiontv.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0805/eng/subursemesta.pdf

YONGSAN

Satellite Shop, Korea

SEKISAT

Satellite Wholesaler, Korea

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0807/eng/koreasatshop.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0801/eng/sekisat.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

SHALOM

CHANGHONG

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in CHINA


PC Card & Receiver Manufacturer, Taiwan

SVEC SKYWORTH

YINHE BOXSAM

MOTECK AZURESHINE

TEVII

TEVII

www.tevii.com

Company Details
Engineers in Research & Development | Total Number of Employees

0................................ 25 ...................................50
Average Turnover (Previous, This, Next Year Estimates)

0............................... 2.5 ..................... 5 Mio US$


Production Certicates

RoHS
Production Categories

OEM, ODM
Main Products

PC Cards for DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T/MPEG-4, Boxes for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/MPEG-4, PC Sticks for DVB-S/S2
www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1101/eng/tevii.pdf

Receiver Manufacturer, China

BOXSAM

www.boxsam.com

High Volume Receiver Manufacturer, China

YINHE

www.yinhe.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1009/eng/boxsam.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/eng/yinhe.pdf

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Operator Market Qualied

SVEC

Professional Dish Manufacturer, China

www.svec.com.cn

SHALOM

Satellite Installer, China

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/svec.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0911/eng/shalom.pdf

SKYWORTH

Receiver Manufacturer, China

www.skyworthdigital.com

AZURESHINE

Professional Dish Manufacturer, Taiwan

www.azureshine.com.tw

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/skyworth.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/azureshine.pdf

CHANGHONG

Receiver and TV Manufacturer, China

www.changhong.com

MOTECK

Antenna Motor Manufacturer, Taiwan

www.moteck.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/changhong.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/moteck.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

ALUOSAT LAOGE SMIT

JIUZHOU KAIFA INTELLITECH

BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in S CHINA


Receiver Manufacturer, China

JIUZHOU

www.jiuzhou.com.cn

Satellite Consultant, China

ALUOSAT

www.aluosat.com

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0803/eng/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0703/eng/jiuzhou.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/eng/aluosat.pdf

KAIFA

Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, China

LAOGE

Satellite Installer, China

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/kaifa.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/laoge.pdf

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Operator Market Qualied

INTELLITECH

Satellite Shop, Hongkong

SMIT

CAM Manufacturer, China

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0809/eng/intellitech.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0703/eng/smit.pdf

Operator Market Qualied

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COMPANIES OVERVIEW

Best Digital TV Companies of the World

SATMAN

SEATEL

FORTECSTAR WORLDWIDE SATELLITES MFC SADOUN COWMIX


BEST DIGITAL TV COMPANIES in AMERICA


GLOBAL SATELLITE
Satellite Dealer, USA

SONICVIEW QUALITY SATELLITE

GLOBAL SATELLITE SEATEL

COWMIX

Satellite Dealer, USA

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/eng/globalsatellite.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1003/eng/cowmix.pdf

QUALITY SATELLITE
Satellite Dealer, USA

SEATEL

Maritime 3-Axis Dish Manufacturer, USA

www.cobham.com

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WORLDWIDE SATELLITES
Satellite Wholesaler, Canada

SADOUN

Satellite Dealer, USA

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0905/eng/worldwidesatellites.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0707/eng/sadoun.pdf

SONICVIEW

Satellite Receiver Manufacturer, USA

SATMAN

Satellite Dealer, Canada

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/sonicview.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/satman.pdf

MFC

Satellite Filter Manufacturer, USA

www.microwavelter.com

FORTECSTAR

Receiver Manufacturer, Canada

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0903/eng/mfc.pdf

www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-0705/eng/fortecstar.pdf

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FEATURE

TV Transmission Standard

minal devices at users site are TV-sets and receiver boxes that optionally have web connection. Please note: not the PCs! With a HbbTV product, the user still has only one remote control and one screen and the operation is as easy as with a regular TV-set and a receiver box. The user enjoys the combined wealth of broadcast and broadband: new services from entertainment providers, online providers and CE manufacturers. Examples are: catch-up TV, video on demand, interactive advertising, personalization, voting, betting, photo sharing or social networking. Enhanced EPG and teletext are also included. Hybrid in the HbbTV name means using on one side the medium typical for todays digital TV broadcast and on the other side the World Wide Web. Specication is independent from the broadcast transmission medium: DVB-T, DVB-S and DVB-C. IP connection is recommend but not required. Of course, the functionality will be limited if one has no connection to the Internet. And now one paragraph for the professionals. The HbbTV specication is based on elements of existing standards and web technologies : OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C. Except for the standard web technologies (HTML,

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV Get organized for the inevitable


This will not be a surprise for TELE-satellite readers. A new standardization initiative has been started to integrate the digital TV world with the Internet. The basic idea is quite clear: make it as seamless as possible for the end user. TELE-satellite editors often mentioned the obvious truth: the average end user is rarely interested through what transmission medium data is coming to their TV-sets or monitors. Is it via satellite, via cable or via the air? Or perhaps via Ethernet cable rather than the coaxial one used in CATV? And maybe via optical bers?
This is a typical situation in todays rapidly changing industry: most advanced manufacturers demonstrate that new functionalities are possible from the technology and economical point of view and suddenly everybody realizes that if we do not have a good new standard, a number of solutions not compatible with one another will pop up soon. This will trigger a big confusion among the end users, operators and manufacturers. It is in everybodys interest to create a common solution. Exactly this happened in the receiver boxes industry. Our readers certainly remember the test reports describing the receivers capable not only to process satellite TV signal but also enabling the user to surf the Internet. On August 29 2009, a consortium of leading European companies of broadcasters, research institutes, satellite

operators and media and software providers has been established with a goal to prepare a harmonized broadcast and broadband specication for delivery of news and entertainment to the end user. The solution is based on existing standards and web technologies and the ter-

CSS, JS, DOM), HbbTV provides: video control APIs, access to channel list, broadcast service selection, streaming video playback (HTTP & RTSP), access to now/next program events, support for DSM-CC object carousel or HTTP, load les or applications using either proto-

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col, monitor object carousel for changes, DSM-CC stream events, security model trusted & untrusted applications, same origin policy, application signaling & lifecycle model, capability exchange, basic PVR scheduling (optional) and media download (optional). Even if you are not a dedicated receiver designer, you can probably easily recog-

developed previously that deliver similar functionality. These are: MHEG (Multimedia and Hypermedia Expert Group) popular in the United Kingdom - and MHP (Multimedia Home Platform), an open programming standard developed by DVB and especially popular in Italy. It is expected that HbbTV will be interoperational with them while ensuring signicant enhancement to the viewing experience. It is also expected that the rst two countries in which HbbTV will become popular will be Germany and France.

nize the terms related to digital TV specications and to the Internet. DSM-CC is about downloading data through the digital TV channel while HTTP refers to the same process but through the Internet connection. HTTP and RTSP are the streaming video formats used to deliver movies via the Internet while in DVB we have a transport stream (TS). Java scripts are used in both worlds. Quite often the OSD you can see on the screen is coded with Java. HbbTV has some competitors - other solutions for interactive TV services

HbbTV exemplary implementations were shown at IFA and IBC in 2009. To have an idea about the new look that HbbTV makes possible see the pictures taken at IFA on ARD stand. German operator ARD has demonstrated 14 different applications using HbbTV. The HbbTV specication has been submitted to ETSI by the end of November 2009 under reference ETSI TS 102 796 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HBBTV). You can nd more info on the ofcial web page: http://hbbtv.org/.

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FEATURE

Satellite Installation

iPhone, iPad and iPod Apps for Antenna Alignment, or: How your smartphone turns into a great tool for DXers and installers
Thomas Haring
Smartphones are currently turning our mobile world upside down and have conquered large segments of the consumer market. They allow us to not only stay in touch through conventional phone calls but also to check our mail, hook up to the Internet, stay up to date on social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, listen to music, shoot photos and help us with all sorts of everyday tasks. Yet, smartphones can also be used in the professional realm to help with the installation of satellite antennas, for example.
If we look at all the shiny smartphones on offer these days there is one particular kind that seems to ride a gigantic wave of success: Of course were talking about the Apple iPhone which in combination with the iTunes store offers a wealth of additional applications (socalled apps) to pimp it up. TELE-satellite has looked at a range of apps that might be handy with regard to satellite reception.

DishPointer Compass superimposes the Clarke Belt on


the camera to create augmented reality

they start out with determining the current location with the help of the iPhones buit-in GPS receiver. Next, you enter the satellite position youd like to receive and the app then calculates azimuth, elevation and skew parameters. In theory, these values are all you ever need to correctly set up your dish, and most antennas feature a small scale to help you nd the correct position. But if you dont have a compass at our disposal theres one answer you still need to nd, even though the azimuth angle is known: In which horizontal direction do you need to move the antenna? The DishPointer Maps app provides the answer by looking up data from Google Maps. On the phones display you see your location and its surroundings in map view, satellite view or hybrid view combining both, with an arrow clearly indicating which way your satellite antenna should

point. Comparing certain striking points on Google Maps with their real-world counterparts quickly lets you achieve a rough alignment of your antenna. Another aspect that needs to be addressed preferably BEFORE starting with the actual installation job is evaluating the local environment. DishPointer Compass comes into play now as it nds out whether or not a desired satellite position can be received at the actual location and which reception range a motorised antenna is able to cover. Perhaps there are trees, buildings or other obstructions in the way of perfect reception? After all, its of no use to do all the tricky work and mount an antenna only to nd out afterwards that the signals youre looking for dont reach the LNB. With DishPointer Compass its easy to avoid such disappointment. It lets you know which satellites can be received at

DishPointer Compass and DishPointer Maps


Some issues ago we introduced apps from DishPointer (TELE-satellite issues 02-03/2008 and 12-01/2010) and obviously they are featured in this overview as well. Both apps specically deal with satellite antenna installation and alignment and

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the current location and where the best mounting place is. The app comes with an extremely comprehensive list of virtually all satellite positions between 180 East and 177 West. With the pro version (listed on the iTunes store as DishPointer Compass) this list can even be edited so that new positions can be added. The less expensive version without editing option is called DishPointer Augmented Reality.

1. Simply touch the display to start


augmented reality 2. Extensive satellite list of DishPointer Compass

3. Arrows indicate which way the antenna has to be moved

Users start with selecting all those satellites that might be of interest to them. If a satellite is not featured on the prestored list it can easily be added manually (pro version only). A touch of the Camera AR View now activates the built-in camera and the iPhone itself needs to be pointed towards the sky. As if by magic the smartphones display does not only show the actual camera view but also depending on the way you hold and point the phone the Clarke Belt as well as all currently visible satellite positions. This way it is childs play, on one hand, to gure out which satellite is where and, on the other hand, to see at rst glance whether or not there is an unrestricted line of sight between your current location and the satellite. Such combination of actual view and additional information that is inserted by the device is called augmented reality and this new technology is tremendously helpful when it comes to visualise information that would be difcult to obtain otherwise. In the twinkling of an eye you can look at the complete range of a motorised antenna and before you even carry the antenna up to the roof you can check which satellites will be received and which wont. Its apps like these that can turn a regu4. Green arrows in the lower area mean the antenna has to be moved another 10 to the West in order to receive signals from THOR at 1 West 5. Red arrows mean the antenna has to be moved another 30 to the East in order to receive signals from THOR at 1 West

6. Calculation of azimuth, elevation and skew with the help of EasySat

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lar smartphone into an indispensable tool for professional and amateur installers. Here at TELE-satellite weve been using both DishPointer apps for some time now and can unreservedly say that youd be hard pressed to nd a more reliable way of determining the reception situation at any given location. No more unnecessary work and no more wasted time and money.
Price: DishPointer Maps - 5,99 (7,99 US$) DisPointer Augmented Reality - 7,99 (9,99 US$) DishPointer Compass - 15,99 (19,99 US$) Rating: very good

received the grid is moved along the map like a slider and the app shows which satellite is to be found at the current position of the grid. You then need to nd your own location on the map and read the values that are indicated with circles. In our test we were not really impressed by that approach since the world map appears rather small on the iPhones display. This makes it difcult to accurately determine your actual location, which in turn may lead to signicant deviations from correct parameters. The augmented reality version of this app uses the integrated camera of the iPhone and superimposes the Clarke Belt with the corresponding satellite positions. As with the DishPointer Compass app you need to point the iPhone towards the sky and move it until the Clarke Belt appears on the display. Unfortunately this feature, too, is inferior to the DishPointer app: While the Satellite Augmented Reality app features a comprehensive list of prestored satellites all of which can be selected or unselected for displaying we didnt appreciate the fact the Clarke Belt itself is not shown as a continuous
7. The Satellite Sliderule app creates a grid that you can slide across a world map 8. Circles indicate the azimuth and elevation values 9. The Satellite Augmented Reality app shows the positions of previously selected satellites on the display. Unfortunately, the Clarke Belt itself is missing.

EasySat
EasySat comes with a database of 173 satellites complete with their full names and orbital positions. Thanks to the builtin positioning system of the iPhone this app calculates azimuth, elevation and skew of any desired satellite with regard to the current location. There is also a virtual Clarke Belt for you to select the desired satellites, or you may choose to pick your preferred orbital position from a pre-stored list. For those of you with an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with integrated compass there even is a convenient graphic display showing satellite installers the way to the correct azimuth value. Red and green arrows pop up until you point the phone accurately in the direction of the required satellite. If you now point the antenna in the same direction as well you have already achieved a rough alignment. We tried it out in a real-world scenario and were very pleased with the results.
Price: EasySat - 3,99 (4,99 US$) Rating: good

Satellite Sliderule Pro & Satellite Augmented Reality


This app comes in two versions: One is for the iPhone 3G without compass (Satellite Sliderule Pro), and the other is for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with compass (Satellite Augmented Reality). Both versions show a world map with geographic borders of all countries and superimpose grid-like rulers for determining azimuth and elevation values. Depending on the satellite that is to be

line. Instead, satellites seem to oat freely which is confusing at times. In addition, there are seven virtual buttons in the upper section of the display for limiting satellites by alphabet. In our opinion this feature serves no useful purpose and wastes valuable display space after all, the iPhones display is on the smaller side for satellite installation anyway. To be fair, this app is less expensive than most competing products with 1.59 (US$ 1.99) for the simpler version and 3.99 (US$ 4.99) for the augmented reality version. On the other hand, due to limited usability we still cannot wholeheartedly recommend this solution.
Price: Satellite Sliderule - 1,59 (1,99 US$) Satellite Augmented Reality - 3,99 (4,99 US$) Rating: sufcient

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or less the same features free of charge iSat is completely free of charge and is and other apps with a similar price offer a particularly useful for all those who want broader range of features. a quick calculation of azimuth and elevation values for a particular satellite. Using Price: Satellite Finder - 8,99 (10,99 US$) the iPhones integrated positioning func- Rating: insufcient tion this app determines the current location and, once the desired satellite has been selected, calculates and displays the corresponding reception parameters. With iSat Finder it is possible to either The pre-stored satellite list dates back enter the current location manually based on geographic coordinates or to have the integrated positioning system of the 1. Automatic determination of the current iPhone determine where youre at. You location with iSat. Alternatively, a list of precan choose your desired satellite from a set locations is available from which you very comprehensive database of virtually select your place manually. all satellites between 180 East and 178 2. Calculation of azimuth, elevation and West and after pressing Calculate it the skew using iSat

iSat

iSatFinder

to 2007 and hence is not fully up-todate. However, all calculated results are displayed clearly and in an easy-to-use way. There are no additional functions available, but thats ne considering you dont have to pay a single penny to get it. Owners of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 can use the compass app provided by Apple for aligning their antenna according to the azimuth parameters. Since the iSat app accurately does the maths it is indeed possible to correctly align your antenna with this tool.
Price: iSat - free Rating: good

Satellite Finder
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This app also benets from the integrated positioning feature of the iPhone
4. Calculation of azimuth, elevation and skew using iSat Finder 5. Chart with correlations between dbW and antenna diameter

to determine the current position. It then proceeds with calculating the azimuth, elevation and skew values for the selected satellite. The pre-stored satellite list that comes with the Satellite Finder app is comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-use with all data presented in a clear and concise fashion. We liked the fact that each satellite is directly linked to a transponder list so that transponder data are available via Safari for each satellite, if required. All this, however, cannot make up for the fairly high price of this app, which stands at 8.99 (US$ 10.99) and is denitely too high from a cost/benet perspective. Competing apps such as iSat offer more

3. Calculation of azimuth, elevation and


skew using Satellite Finder

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1 1. Satellite list of iSatFinder for the


iPad 2. iSatFinder for the iPad

app shows azimuth, elevation and skew values in a breeze. All calculated values are clearly presented and easy to read. Satellites you need more frequently can be stored in a favourites list. We particularly liked the chart linking antenna diameter and satellite transmission power in dbW to nd out how large a dish or how strong a signal needs to be for reception. Another point deserving special praise is the fact that the iSat Finder is also available for the Apple iPad in native resolution. The iSat Finder will set you back 1.59 (US$ 1.99), which is a fair price considering what you can get out of this app. Features such as augmented reality and map view are unfortunately not available.
Price: iSat Finder - 1,59 (1,99 US$) Rating: good

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accesses the Internet to download upto-date and very comprehensive information for several satellites (ham radio, GPS, Galileo, weather satellites, Iridium, Orbcomm, various research satellites, Geodetic, Globalstar and even the ISS, among others) and calculates the current and upcoming availability of these satellites. In order to do so this, the app, too, uses the iPhones integrated positioning function. It is possible to enter reception frequencies for each satellite so that all parameters are available when a satellite passes over your place. The plus version also provides the actual footprint for
3. Selected satellites are shown in the Satellite Tracker app, complete with their upcoming availability at the current location 4. Flight track of IRIDIUM33 satellite

Satellite Tracker & Satellite Tracker Plus


Both apps (no charge for the basic version and 1.59/US$ 1.99 for the plus version) are mainly targeted to fans of ham radio and weather satellites, which are birds that unlike broadcast satellites are not geostationary. They circle the earth and in order to receive signals from them you need to know when exactly they pass over your region. The app

each satellite on a world map. With this additional feature it is possible to nd out immediately where a specic satellite currently passes by and which places it covers with its signals. A whole range of setting and display options is available as well with the plus version.
Price: Satellite Tracker - free Satellite Tracker Plus - 1,59 (1,99 US$) Rating: very good

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two options available when you go about the antenna alignment: You can either switch to map view which comes with arrows (similar to DishPointer Maps) and superimposes the available satellite positions, or you activate the augmented reality mode which uses the iPhone camera to create a combination of camera view and Clarke Belt complete with available satellites. We tried both options and both delivered awless results which matched those of the

1. Various settings that are available with Satellite Tracker 2. The plus version uses a map to indicate the actual footprint of a selected satellite

DishPointer apps. The app also inserts a reticle in addition to the Clarke Belt, which makes it even easier to nd the perfect antenna alignment. There are a number of optional settings and all iPhone models are supported. The app even works with the iPod touch, even though there might be some restrictions due to different hardware used by Apple. To sum up, the DishLoc leaves nothing to be desired.
Price: DishLoc - 10,99 (13,99 US$) Rating: very good

Conclusion
As you have seen, quite a number of apps deal with satellite antenna installation and alignment. Obviously, this overview can only provide a snapshot of what is available at a given point in time, as the number of apps increases almost by the day. Resourceful software developers are probably working on even better solutions this very moment and as always beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While particular features may be an absolute must for some, others will go out of their way to avoid them. We have tried to establish factual criteria for rating all apps in this overview, but we would still urge our readers to try out and see for themselves which app they like best. For a rough orientation have a close look at the screenshots provided or the information available on the iTunes store.
3. Augmented reality view of DishLoc 4. DishLoc only shows those satellites that can actually be received at the current location 5. The blue lines in the DishLoc app indicate the antennas position for receiving signals of a particular satellite. For illustration purposes we selected several satellites on this screenshot.

DishLoc
The DishLoc app sports a clever design and easy-to-use interface. It comes with an extensive database of all direct-tohome satellites, determines the current location by using the iPhones integrated GPS receiver and adjusts the list of satellites accordingly. We genuinely liked that approach because it just wouldnt make sense for a German user to be shown satellite positions such as ECHOSTAR 14 at 119 West, for example. Unless you decide to dig a hole through the earth youll never have a chance of receiving signals from that position in Germany. As a next step, one or more satellites can be selected for detailed analysis. As soon as the current location is set either manually or determined via GPS all satellite entries come with correct azimuth, elevation and skew values. We found this to be a very convenient feature. There are

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DXer REPORT

Rainer Schulz and Berndt Rosenberger, Lausitz, Germany

Two Satellite DIY enthusiasts


Have you ever built a satellite receiver yourself? Not many have, but Rainer Schulz from the small town of Trbitz an der Lausitz in the East of Germany is one of the very few who achieved just that in 1988. And he didnt stop there: He even built a 1.5m antenna to go with it. Its no surprise then that he chose to become self-employed and founded a small satellite dispatching business which today is run by his daughter Daniela Knott.

Trbitz (Cottbus)

Theres no doubt: A house with such

huge antenna in the front yard must be occupied by DXers. In case youre wondering the antenna can be rotated and therefore receives signals from 31 satellites in an arc from 83 East to 58 West.

DXers World

The World of Satellite DXers


http://www.SatcoDX.net

Previous TELE-satellite DXer Reports can be Read Here:

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Rainer Schulzs company is based in a pretty family home that looks just like many others in the Lausitz area. A huge 3.66m satellite antenna that is surrounded by several smaller dishes reveals whats going on inside. In an annex next to the garage visitors find a small showroom with receivers that might be interesting for DXers, above all. These boxes are equipped with lowthreshold tuners and a reliable blind san mode, both of which are key features of DX receivers. This box, for instance, comes with an extremely accurate signal quality indicator, Rainer Schulz explains and points to a receiver providing immediate feedback with regard to changing signal quality. 19% means there is stable video, 18% means some artefacts will occur and 17% means reception is not possible anymore. Such attention to detail is additional proof of Rainer Schulzs DX credentials. It all started in 1988 when he was manager of the measurement and control systems department at a large manufacturer of agricultural machinery in Eastern Germany. At the time the Berlin Wall was still in place and there was no way you could get your hands on satellite receivers, LNBs or antennas in what was the German Democratic Republic. Yet, Rainer Schultz was in a privileged position: I also used to work in customer service for my employer, which meant I was allowed to

A multi-band antenna right


out on top of the showroom: The Ku band LNB in the centre is surrounded by a C band LNB for linear polarisation and a second C band LNB for circular polarisation. The whole system is motor-powered for automatic alignment.

Meet the boss: Daniela Knott acts as managing director and is seen here

in the showroom next to a display cabinet filled with a huge range of multiswitches. 70% of our customers are regular users, while 30% are genuine satellite DXers. Some 80% of sales are achieved in Germany, with another 10% going to Austria and 5% each to Denmark and the Netherlands, she says.

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undertake business trips to West Germany. There he obtained a tuner, an LNB as well as a wiring diagram and smuggled everything back to East Germany. He used the workshop of his employer to build his first self-made receiver with the components and information collected in the West. I even went so far as to build an antenna as well, he walks down memory lane. I made a parabolic mould using concrete in my backyard, laid it out with epoxide resin and glass-fibre sheet and in the end had a perfectly usable 1.5m dish. Up to this day Rainer Schulz is proud of his early achievements and even digs up the receiver he made back then from the basement. And as if that wasnt enough, there is even a signal meter around that he also built himself back then. Obviously, his technical knowledge didnt go unnoticed and so it came about that he built a total of ten receivers himself. They were sold on for tons of money, as CATV head-ends, in particular, were interested in satellite receivers and paid up to 6.000 marks per unit. After the Berlin Wall had come down all this was to change dramatically. Truckloads of satellite equipment were sent from West Germany, but also farming equipment from the West all of a sudden was available alongside homegrown products. The transition from centrally planned socialist economy to free market was felt first-hand by Rainer Schulz, as sales of his employers company slumped and he was laid off. What he did then was turn his tumbling blocks into stepping stones. It was the second of July 1990 when my first company Antennen- & Satanlagenbau Rainer Schulz opened for business. In 2000 sat-

How it all began: Rainer Schulzs first self-made receiver dating back to 1988. He

sourced individual components such as the tuner and a chipset from West Germany, but all the rest is proudly made in the GDR.

Rainer Schulz even built his own meter. Here he shows the
original device from 1988.

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Berndt Rosenberger has been a satellite DXer for

just as long. Here he considers his options of how to convert a mast mounting system to make it fit to an actuator. A dish manufacturer has asked Rainer and Berndt to find a solution for that.

Another invention: Thanks

to a small motor the Ku band LNB can be skewed. On the second picture you can see the component before installation, and the third picture shows the control unit.

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This is controlling the LNB,

this time for the C band: the motor (red) turns the LNB. Next picture shows the control unit.

C band reception with only a small

antenna? No problem, if you know how and where to mount the LNB. One antenna manufacturer has equipped a 1.2m dish with alternative rods that allows to arrange both the Ku band LNB in the focal point and the C band LNB outside the focal point using a rail system. Even the DiSEqC switch fits in. At our location this system allows reception of three C band satellites at 40 East, 5 West and 30.5 East, explains Berndt Rosenberger.

A look inside the AVCOM LNB: Only the crossshaped element in the background is rotated. Depending on the 45 turn either linear or circular signals can be received.

shop24 was established as a second string to Rainer Schulzes bow and in 2004 the registered name was changed to E-Commerce Schulz & Knott GbR (satshop24.de). Berndt Rosenberger used to work for Antennen- & Satanlagenbau R. Schulz from 1990 until his retirement. Before that his career had been similar to that of Rainer Schulz. He, too, built his first satellite antenna himself, even though he sourced his first satellite receiver from friends of a friends friend as was the case with so many things in former East Germany. What I did invent so to speak was a rather peculiar way of setting up polar mount antennas, Berndt Rosenberger remembers. We waited for a pitchblack night and then used a tube which we aligned exactly towards the polar star. This meant we had a precise northern alignment and this is how we then erected the antenna mast. With Berndt and Rainer in the background the business embarked on a route of steady success. The first few years were immensely successful. We were able to sell some 500 fully-fledged systems per annum, and we also installed most of them 136 TELE-satellite Global Digital TV Magazine 12-01/201 www.TELE-satellite.com 1

Another innovation of the two satellite experts: The original

LNB rail of this multi-LNB antenna did not have enough space to squeeze in another LNB for reception of HISPASAT at 30 West. But then again, who says you cant extend the rail? Right, but you have to take into account that an extended rail needs a modified shape. As you can see on the picture what they did was use a piece of empty pipe as dummy LNB and attached the HISPASAT LNB in an upward bend. While you cant receive every single transponder, most of them are still available, Berndt Rosenberger says.

ourselves, they remember the initial days of their cooperation. Starting in 1994 business slowed down and they shifted their focus on cable systems in turn. In 2003 they began experimenting with the C band and installed a 1.2m antenna with two LNBs: One for linear signals and the other for circular signals. Two years later the huge 3.66m antenna purchased from satellite wholesaler DOEBIS followed suit. With this new equipment they were able to experiment some more and aim for reception under extreme conditions as well. Of course this also allowed them to gain additional expertise. For C band reception we constructed a special skewing mechanism: Depending on the reception sample either circular or linear polarisation was received. This way a dielectric was not required any longer. For Ku band reception they have some innovations in store as well when it comes to extreme reception conditions: If you use a polar mount antenna this is of particular importance, as polarisations are not always set at a precise 90 angle, Berndt Rosenberger explains the reason behind.

Using the best LNBs, the most suitable receivers and their own inventions for LNB skewing they managed to receive signals from satellites that are far out of footprint at their location. In the meantime, they had worked up a solid reputation in the DXing scene and they still organise a DXer meeting every year. Last year a total of 300 DXers from all over Germany took part, Rainer Schulz who is also known as Ponny on the Internet remembers. Some participants even travelled from Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic or Hungary to be at our get-together, he adds. Anyone interested in attending next time should mark 11 June 2011 on their calendar. It will be a brilliant chance to have a chat with a top-notch DX professional. Rainer Schulz and Bernd Rosenberger are no longer involved in the day-to-day management of their business. I retired in 2009 and my son Carsten Schulz took over receiver and antenna construction as well as my share in the company. Rainer Schulzs daughter Daniela Knott is the managing director and reveals some inside information. We only sell to end

customers, with our top-selling product being the T90 multi-LNB antenna. Almost 90% of sales are generated with this product alone. Some 5% of sales are with the 1.2m antenna, Daniela Knott adds. Connecting rod motors required for rotating antenna systems also sell well. This product list alone is proof enough for the fact that special requirements are at the heart of the companys business. After all, large dishes as well as multiLNB antennas are only required by satellite enthusiasts looking for more than just your standard fare. For them the company also offers a wide range of accessories such as multi-switches required for simultaneous reception of more than one satellite position. Rainer Schulz and Berndt Rosenberger have chosen the right path and turned they hobby into their profession. They are rewarded not only with a flourishing business, but also with a reputation of being profound DXers willing to help and assist anybody who cares to ask. With their annual DXer meetings they spread their knowledge in the satellite community, which makes them a valuable asset.

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Extreme reception in the Lausitz region in the east of Germany


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With the right equipment read: huge antenna, excellent LNB, extremely low-threshold tuner in the receiver, perfect alignment of the LNB to the focal point its possible to receive channels that are no where near the official footprint of a satellite.

1. Reception of INSAT at 83 East with the 3.66m antenna on the C band. 2. Reception of North Korean channel KCTV on THAICOM at 78.5 East, also with the 3.66m antenna. 3. Common wisdom says this channel cannot be received, but here it is: RSACOM at 2.8 East focuses on Africa, but is available even in eastern Germany with a 3.66m dish. 4. The HD channel of Japanese broadcaster NHK via INTELSAT 9C at 58 West. 5. In order to receive INTELSAT 9C the 3.66m antenna has to be aligned exactly to that position. The extremely low elevation of just 2.7 is most striking. This means the antenna is at an almost upright position and hardly points above the horizon. As layers close to the earths surface cause more attenuation this makes for very tricky reception, apart from a myriad of physical obstacles like trees which obstruct a clear view to the satellite.

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Satellite Reception in Shanghai, China

Satellite Dishes in Shanghai


Shanghai is a city with a population of 20 million people and if you decide to take a walk one day and look around youll nd satellite dishes ranging in size from the newest 35cm DTH antennas to all the way up to extremely large 20-meter monstrosities. But lets not forget that ofcially satellite dishes are prohibited in China. Hong Bo, born and raised in Shanghai and also an enthusiastic HDTV satellite fan, took us on a small tour of Shanghais world of satellite antennas.

Shanghai

Hong Bo, who uses the nickname Homeboy in the Internet, rst took us southwest about 20 km from downtown Shanghai. The immense satellite antennas of Shanghais Xinzhuang satellite station are located right next to the RT market shopping center. Former US President Richard Nixon brought those two 20-meter dishes with him in 1972, explained Hong Bo who then conrmed that these two antennas are used by the Chinese military. But a number of smaller dish antennas are located alongside the two large

dishes. These are used to uplink Shanghais local TV channels to CHINASAT 6 at 115 east, explains Hong Bo. Using Shanghais elevated roadways that at many intersections tend to be stacked on top of each other, we continued our tour with a stop at one of Chinas most modern and sophisticated walled-in residential areas: Mandarine City in western Shanghai. Wang Yinchung is the technician in charge of the TV system and, not surprisingly, is also a satellite DXer. In his case he man-

Xinzhuang Satellite Stations

two 20-meter monster dishes in Shanghai, China.

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aged to turn his hobby into his profession! Wang Yinchung explains to us, This residential complex is made up of about 50 apartment buildings and houses roughly 1500 families. Many of them are from Japan and Korea and naturally they want to be able to see TV from home. Wang Yinchung erected a collection of satellite antennas on top of one of the apartment buildings and installed all of the distribution components in

the elevator control room. Using original receivers from Japan and Korea (provider: Skylife), he takes all of the desired channels and routes them into the cable system of the apartment complex. This, of course, begs the question, what can an individual person do if they want to install a satellite system? Our satellite guide Hong Bo referred us to Hang Hao. He is one of those

satellite installers that theoretically doesnt exist yet is responsible for the endless number of satellite dishes that are installed on balconies and walls for renters and apartment occupants. But how do these people know who to contact if they want a dish installed? You wont find an ad for an installer in any magazine or newspaper or even in the Internet. That all happens by word of mouth, explains Hang Hao, A sat-

isfied customer will tell his friend and that person will tell another, and so on. We asked Hang Hao how he managed to get into this business: I installed my own first dish back in 2000. Back then it was a 60cm antenna for APSTAR 2A reception at 76.5 east. In the meantime, Hang Hao has become a full time installer. I install about 100 systems every month, that is, dish, LNB, receiver and mounting assembly.

The uplink dishes for

Shanghais local TV channels can be seen from the shopping malls parking lot.

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Mandarine Citys
Entrance gate

He tells us that 90% of his customers opt for 60cm antennas while the remaining 10% choose 100 cm dishes. AGILA is the favorite for my mostly foreign customers since mostly English-language channels can be found there, says Hang Hao. If there arent any shops around where you can get satellite products, how does Hang Hao get his hands on the materials he needs? He tells us that he buys them directly from the manufacturers that are for the most part in Shenzhen in Chinas south. But this only works for those who buy in large quantities like Hang Hao. Theres another source when smaller quantities are involved: That would be the Electronic Market on Qinyiang Road right by

the Baoshan Metro station of lines 3 and 4, adds our satellite guide Hong Bo. So naturally our next stop takes us to this market. Here in a maze of streets and shops where youll find numerous visitors walking among an uncounted number of shops, it didnt take long for us to find one that was selling satellite dishes. In this case it was the small 35cm antennas for receiving the Chinese DTH satellites. We also found different receiver brands in another shop. Seek and yee shall find what youre looking for in Shanghai; you can either have your system installed by a professional like Hang Hao or you can choose to install it yourself. You just have to find all the necessary hardware in Shanghais Electronic Market. 143

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TV technician Wang Yinchung on the roof of

one of the apartment buildings in Mandarine City. The large 3.2-meter dish that Wang Yinchung is standing next to receives the Japanese channels on BSAT at 110 east. To the right is a 1.8-meter dish for the reception of Skylife on KOREASAT 3. To the left is a 1.8-meter offset antenna pointed at ASIASAT at 105 east. Two smaller 1.5-meter offset antennas are used for reception of KOREASAT 5 at 113 east and for the vertical polarization of KOREASAT 3 at 116 east. A one-meter antenna is pointed to AGILA 2 at 146 east and a 1.5-meter prime focus dish all the way to the left is aligned to INTELSAT 8 at 166 west where channels like BBC World and NHK World can be found.

Wang Yinchung has quite a view TV Technician Wang Yinchung set up the receivers and cable
modulators in the elevator control room. He keeps an eye on reception quality with the test TVs.

of the Mandarine City apartment complex from the roof of one of the buildings where all the satellite antennas are installed. The complex even comes with its own swimming pool!

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Our Shanghai satellite guide Hong Bo seen here in the middle of the

bustling Electronic Market. A shop selling satellite dishes can be seen in the background. The people that come here are those that cant spend a lot of money or simply dont want to, says Hong Bo, those who can afford it will have their satellite system installed professionally by someone like Hang Hao.

At the Electronic Market


in Shanghai: a complete satellite system that includes a small 35cm dish, an LNB, receiver and cable costs about 150 RMB here or about 15 Euros.

Who gets to count all the


satellite dishes mounted on the walls? A few of them were installed by Hang Hao.

The employees in this shop are just

about to connect a satellite dish to demonstrate it to a customer. Naturally, shops that sell satellite dishes can be found on the side of streets from which satellites can also be located from inside the shop.

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GERMANY ASTRA AND DVB BACK 3D TV STANDARDS
DVB has set technical standards for the rst generation of 3D TV broadcasts. The DVB 3D-TV standard will apply to set-top boxes and TVs with built-in tuners so that broadcasters can transmit 3D channels reliably. It's part of a new set of DVB logos designed to help consumers identify the right products for new services, including DVB-T2 and DVB-IPTV. Backed by major European broadcasters and satellite operator SES-Astra, DVB-3D denes frame compatible 3D broadcasts.

service, providing NovaBox HD, an HD Zapper and a dual channel HD PVR. The launch represents the rst step in Novas transition to HDTV.

UNITED KINGDOM ITV TO LAUNCH HD VERSION OF CHANNELS BSKYB

IRELAND SETANTA IRELAND TO LAUNCH HD CHANNEL IN JANUARY

BELGIUM MOBISTAR LAUNCHES HYBRID PACKAGE VIA ASTRA

Setanta Ireland plans to be the rst Irish channel to broadcast in HD when it launches a service next January. The HD channel will initially be available to customers on UPCs cable TV platform with a service for satellite subscribers to be launched later. Setanta will be the only Irish broadcaster to have all 48 games at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in HD, but will also provide HD coverage of the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League.

ITV has conrmed that it will move back into pay TV - with HD versions of its three digital networks, ITV2, 3 and 4 all being made available on BSkyB this fall and winter.

HDTV OWNERS TWICE AS LIKELY TO BUY 3DTV SET

Owners of HDTV sets are more than twice as likely to buy a 3D TV within the next year as those without an HD set, according to a survey of 700 U.K. consumers from Strategy Analytics. However, just 13 percent of HDTV owners said they were somewhat likely or very likely to buy a 3DTV set in the coming twelve months.

ITALY MEDIASET LAUNCHES 3D MOVIES


Mediaset launched a 3D movie service in October, offering rst view movies such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Despicable Me, Legend of the Guardians as well as recent movies like The Hole, Final Destination, Call of the Wild and Clash of the Titans. To enjoy the service, customers need special glasses, a 3D TV set and a Premium On Demand HD decoder.

ARQIVA SELECTS THOMSON BROADCAST FOR DVB-TV ROLLOUT

Mobistar has launched a new Mobistar TV offer that includes digital and HDTV channels received from the Astra satellites. The satellite TV offer, including Flemish national channels and a wide range of European free-to-air channels, is integrated into a fully-hybrid DSL/DTH solution, combining telephone and internet with TV and also including interactive services such as catch-up TV, VOD and PVR.

GERMANY SKY DEUTCHLAND LAUNCHES 3D TV CHANNEL

POLAND PORTUGAL SPORT TV LAUNCHES HD CHANNEL WITH PREMIER LEAGUE

Arqiva has selected Thomson Broadcast for the high-power sites of its new DVB-T2 network for terrestrial HD services. Thomson Broadcast is deploying, from 2010 to 2012, 16 high-power DCX Paragon MSDC-IOT transmitters with an output power up to 20 kW. The rst on-air installation is set for later this year. As a long-time supplier to Arqiva, Thomson Broadcast is also upgrading the four already installed DVB-T DCX Paragon transmitters with new high-performance DVB-T2 Sirius exciters.

VIRGIN LAUNCHES 3D VOD SERVICE

Sky Deutschland launched its rst 3-D channel in October. The current strategy is to target high-end users, the early adapters willing to pay a premium for HD and 3-D. The new 3-D offering will initially only be available via satellite and for subscribers who receive Sky via the regional Kabel BW network. But the service will be available free to all Sky HD subscribers -- in Germany and Austria -- by the end of the year.

ZDF SAYS 3D TOO COMPLEX AND COSTLY

SportTV has launched the Sport TV Liga Inglesa, a channel exclusively dedicated to the English Premier League. Besides the 380 games that make up the competition, the broadcasts also include more than 400 abstracts of classic challenges of this competition, studio programs, two daily newscasts, spaces for fans and a total of 50 hours per week of live transmissions.

Virgin Media has become the rst UK TV company to offer a digital 3D service for domestic customers. The cable company launched its 3D Movies On Demand service, which allows all customers with a 3D-ready set-top box around 1.2 million households - to access a range of movies and some TV programs. The service is being provided by FilmFlex, the IPTV joint venture between Sony and Disney.

ZDF has echoed the BBC's caution about 3D TV, saying it's too costly and complex. According to Markus Schachter, general director of ZDF, the production is up to 60 per cent more expensive, for the transmission additional channels or transponders are necessary and as long as special glasses are required is will be hard for 3D to establish itself as part of a day-by-day media.

RUSSIA RUSSIA GETS FIRST 3D TV CHANNEL


Russia's rst 3-D TV channel was launched in October by NTV Plus in cooperation with Panasonic. During the rst year, the investment in the channel is to be just above USD 3 million. The new channel is to originally focus on sports, particularly on football, from reruns of FIFA 2010 matches to live broadcasts of national championships and Champion League games. Gradually, movies and entertainment programs are to be added.

SKY LAUNCHES EUROPES FIRST 3D TV CHANNEL

Europe's rst dedicated 3D television channel has launched in the UK. Sky 3D broadcasts for 14 hours every day and shows a selection of programmes including Premier League football, and lms. A monthly subscription fee is GBP 61 with the cost of an average 3D television around 2,000. Subscribers who pay for the top Sky World HD package will be able to get the service free.

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM OFFERS 3D TV

Deutsche Telekom has launched a 3D TV offering as part of its VOD platform. The new service is available immediately to subscribers of Deutsche Telekom's IPTV Entertain package. Customers can call up a variety of content via Videoload, the platform's online video store, which offers roundthe-clock access to 3D movie highlights from the likes of Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Television. Also available will be Discovery Channel programming, erotic content and past sporting events.

TRAVEL CHANNEL TO LAUNCH IN HD THIS YEAR

SCANDINAVIA BOXER OPTS FOR SOFTATHOME


Boxer TV Access has selected the SoftAtHome Operating Platform to power its next generation TV offering including HDTV over DVB-T2 in combination with On Demand services over Internet. The two companies will collaborate to bring to market a next generation terrestrial offering and to enable the development of innovative features for Nordic subscribers. SoftAtHome provides an open, ubiquitous and carrier class software platform that enables Service Providers to create innovative and convergent applications for the Digital Home.

A HD variant of the Travel Channel could be launched in the UK in the near future. However, viewers in other parts of Europe will have the opportunity to watch Travel Channel HD before UK viewers, as the service is set to launch in the Czech Republic on November 15, via the Astra 23.5E satellite.

BSKYB TO LAUNCH SKY ATLANTIC

GREECE NOVA CHOOSES PACE HD PLATFORM


Pace has been selected as the HD PVR delivery partner for Nova. Its HD satellite platform will support the launch of Novas rst nationwide HDTV

BSkyB is to launch a new subscription channel, Sky Atlantic, which will be home to US imports including Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Treme. The new high denition service will launch early next year. Sky Atlantic will be available to subscribers as part of Sky's Variety Pack of channels, which costs 19 a month. Sky Atlantic will have

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the UK TV premieres of HBO shows including Martin Scorsese's critically lauded prohibition era drama Boardwalk Empire and The Wire co-creator David Simon's new show, Treme.

with an exclusive, expanded programming lineup of the most popular anime titles available.

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INDIA DISCOVERY TO LAUNCH 3D CHANNEL IN INDIA

TIME WARNER LAUNCHES HDTV SERVICE FOR HOTELS

NORTH AMERICA
UNITED STATES DISH NETWORK ADDS AMC HD
Dish Network has launched the HD version of cable network AMC. The channel features hit series Mad Men, as well as programmes such as Rubicon and Breaking Bad. It is free to America's Top 200 and DishLatino Dos HD subscribers.

3D TV ACCOUNTS FOR 2.5% OF TV SALES

New York - Hotels throughout Upstate New York and New England now have a more cost-effective way to deliver their guests HDTV programming, thanks to the launch of a new product from Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC). The company is now offering HD Video for Hospitality, a dedicated service that enables hotels to offer in-room HD without having to purchase, install and maintain separate equipment within the hotel. HD Video for Hospitality offers customers a dedicated feed of 60 HD channels over Time Warner Cables high-speed, fibre-optic network.

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (DNAP) is set to launch five new pay-TV networks in India, including Discovery 3D and Investigation Discovery. According to local reports, the broadcaster has applied for a licence to launch five more channels in the country: Discovery Kids, Military Channel, Discovery Home And Health, as well as ID and the aforementioned 3D network, early next year.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN HD

3-D TV so far has a small slice of the overall market, accounting for about 2.5 percent of new TV sales in the United States in the last quarter, according to a survey by the market researcher iSuppli. According to the research, 83 percent of survey respondents who bought 3-D TVs were professed early adopters people who like to own the latest technology and half of them had annual household incomes of USD 100.000 or more. A survey by Frank N. Magid Associates shows that a quarter of consumers plan to buy a 3-D-enabled set in the next 12 months.

LATIN AMERICA
BRAZIL BRAZIL REACHES 581.000 HDTV SUBSCRIBERS

The Commonwealth Games (CWG) are likely to spur the growth of HDTV in India, as Doordarshan (DD) brought the event in high quality digital format with cameras on land, in water and from helicopters. A new channel - DD HD broadcast the event in HD format.

INDONESIA FIRST MEDIA BRINGS HDTV TO INDONESIA


First Media has become the first local pay-TV provider to offer HD programming. After a trial run for 500 subscribers in August, the company decided to permanently include two HD channels, HBO and ESPN, in its cable package. The new service requires the use of an HD-compatible TV set and a set-top box, rented to subscribers for an extra Rp 100,000 ($11) a month. The

FUNIMATION GOES HD

FUNimation Channel has launched a HD feed broadcast in true HD along with new branding across it's HD and SD platforms in conjunction

At the end of July, Brazil had 581.000 subscribers to pay-TV HD channels, representing 7 percent of the total 8.4 million pay-TV base. In 2008, when the service was launched in the country, this percentage was only 0.3%. Meanwhile, two leading operators, Net and TVA, have launched new HD channels. Net has added ESPN HD, TLC HD, Megapix HD, TNT HD, Space HD, VH1 HD, NatGeo Wild HD and Max HD, while TVA is providing NatGeo Wild HD.

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companys goal is to have 1,000 of its subscribers pick up the HD service by the end of the year and have 5,000 subscribers for the new offering within the first quarter of next year.

TECHNICOLOR SUPPLIES HD BOXES TO ASTRO

JAPAN SKY PERFECTV LAUNCHES FIRST 3D CHANNEL

SKY Perfect JSAT launched channel Sukachan 3D169, Japan's first dedicated 3D channel, whose line-up to date has included pop concerts, World Cup soccer matches and baseball games featuring the immensely popular Yomiuri Giants. Sukachan's programming is viewable with special glasses on 3D-ready televisions. Yet sales for those systems have been anything but spectacular. Business newspaper Nikkei reported earlier this month that Sony's Bravia 40-inch and Panasonic's Viera 50-inch models, which retail for between 30% and 50% more than comparable 2D systems, have seen a 20% drop in prices since their debuts in the spring.

Already an established supplier of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 set-top boxes for standard definition broadcasting, Technicolor will now supply HD MPEG-4 STBs with local recording capability to support Astros move to offer more technologyadapting services and products to its close to 3 million and growing customer base. The innovative HD enabled STB to be supplied by Technicolor includes the ability to record to an external disk or disks.

HD. The company also introduced documentary channels BBC Knowledge HD and Nat Geo Wild HD to its line-up. These additions have taken its total number of HD channels to 20. Foxtel 3D will carry sports from ESPN and Fox Sports, plus movies and documentaries.

WORLD
TOSHIBA TO LAUNCH FIRST 3D TV WITHOUT GLASSES
Toshiba plans to market the worlds first 3D television that does not need special glasses later this year, according to a report in the Yomiuri Shimbun. Toshiba will unveil three models of the television, which will cost several thousand dollars, before Christmas. The company has developed a new system that emits a number of rays of light with various angles from the screen so that viewers can see stereoscopic images without glasses, the daily said.

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AUSTRALIA ABC AND ERICSSON BRING HDTV TO AUSTRALIA

MALAYSIA AXN BEYOND HD LAUNCHES IN MALAYSIA


AXN channel's sci-fi and mystery spin-off AXN Beyond has launched in Malaysia on HD platform Astro B.yond. This move completes the network's footprint in Southeast Asia, following previous carriage deals inked in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Astro B.yond already carries AXN HD, ESPN HD, National Geographic Channel HD, History HD, FX HD and HBO HD, plus Chinese channels Astro Zhi Zun HD and Astro Supersport HD.

Under-served regional Australians are set to receive digital free-to-air TV via satellite under a five-year deal between Ericsson and ABC. The Federal Government has invested some AUS 160 million into satellite services that will provide free-to-air TV to 247,000 blacked-out households. Satellite TV will be delivered using Ericsson's latest video compression technology, which the vendor claims will help the ABC expand the reach of its HD and SD digital TV programming.

BBC, NHK TEST SUPER HI-VISION TV

FOXTEL ADDS 3D, HD CHANNELS

Foxtel has launched a series of new channels in November, including four in HD and one 3D-only channel. They include Speed and Speed HD, three MTV channels including MTV Hits and concert channels MTVN Live and MTVN Live

The BBC has sent a Super Hi-Vision TV broadcast of a band gig to Japanese public broadcaster NHK in a successful transmission test of the experimental digital video format. The Super Hi-Vision TV signal has a higher resolution than the current generation of HD plasma displays. Super Hi-Vision TV can generate a 7680 by 4320 pixel signal, which no TV can show yet. The highest resolution that current HD displays can show, 1920 by 1080 pixels, is only one quarter of the resolution of Super Hi-Vision. The BBC is planning to use the technology in capturing the 2012 Olympics in London and showing the video on test screens. NHK plans to broadcast in Super Hi-Vision by 2020.

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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BH TELECOM WITH 7,000 USERS OF IPTV SERVICE

The Basic Extra substitutes the Basic package and includes 12 new TV channels.

FREE TO ADD FOUR 3DTV CHANNELS TO IPTV SERVICE

FINLAND MAXISAT OPTS FOR DREAMPARK MIDDLEWARE SOLUTION

Four months after launch, BH Telecom has managed to sign up 7,000 users for its IPTV service, Moja TV. The triple-play platform unies the broadband internet, TV and telephony services and includes numerous foreign and local TV channels, including the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, FOX Life, FOX Crime, TV1000, Discovery Travel and Living.

CROATIA T-COM INTRODUCES NEW MAXTV PACKAGES

Maxisat has opted for the front-end middleware solution from Dreampark, based on the Dreamgallery Next Generation TV experience. Maxisat is the rst operator in Finland offering TV and OTT services using a scalable vector graphics (SVG) client allowing for HD user interfaces. The front-end solution includes a TV portal and the Dreamgallery portal generator, a WYSIWYG editor used for administrating the TV portal.

Free, which counts 3.55 million subscribers to its IPTV Freebox service, said it plans to launch four 3D channels and two VOD channels across its ADSL and FTTH network. Two channels, NRJ12 3D and Wildearth 3D will be included in the basic package with Brava 3D and Penthouse 3D being offered as premium content later in 2011. The VOD services, FHV and Marc Dorcel, should launch by the end of this year. Freebox currently provides more than 400 channels, including 170 in its basic package and 28 HD channels.

THE NETHERLANDS KPN EXTENDS SERVICES CONTRACT WITH NOKIA SIEMENS

FRANCE ORANGE SELECTS DTS TECHNOLOGY FOR IPTV SERVICE

T-Coms MAXtv has introduced two new pay-TV packages: Basic Extra and Sports. The sports package includes 11 sports channels such as Arena 1, Arena 2, Sport Klub, ESPN America, ESPN Classic, Golf Channel, Extreme, Fishing & Hunting, Yacht & Sail and Motors TV.

Orange has signed an agreement with DTS to enhance the consumer experience by adding the most compelling and immersive audio experience possible, as HD and 3D have done on the video side, on its IPTV service.

KPN is broadening and extending its iTV services contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to bring new TV viewing experiences to its customers. Nokia Siemens Networks is providing KPN with a complete next-generation iTV solution that will enable it to offer high-quality TV service with advanced capabilities, including HDTV, VOD, and timeshift TV viewing (pausing, recording or rewinding of live TV programs).

PORTUGAL VODAFONE PORTUGAL ADDS 6 CHANNELS TO IPTV SERVICE

TURKEY TTNET AND MOTOROLA LAUNCH NEW IPTV STB

NORTH AMERICA
CANADA BELL LAUNCHES IPTV SERVICE
Bell Canada has officially launched its new IPTV service Fibe TV, offering premium content (including HD titles), interactive features and whole home PVR capabilities. The new service is initially being made available in select neighbourhoods in Toronto and Montral, delivered over the fibre-based network and powered by the Microsoft Mediaroom middleware platform. Fibe TV is expected to be available to 5 million Canadian households by the end of 2015. At launch, the service offers over 100 HD channels, as well as more than 70 international channels and over 20 thematic packages.

Vodafone Portugal has expanded its TV service, Casa TV, with nine new channels: TVI24 (information); KidsCo (kids), Economic TV HD and SD TV (economic news), Yes Italia (travel), JimJam (children), The Food Network (cuisine) and Brava HDTV (music), all included in the basic Pack TV. Also, the Sport TV English League (football) has been included in the Pack Sport TV HD at no additional cost.

Motorola has started the first commercial deployment of its VIP1002E/F Series IPTV set-top with TTNet in Turkey. The VIP1002E/F will offer TTNets customers next-generation services such as pausing live TV, a feature normally found on higher specification digital video recorder (DVR) set-tops.

UNITED KINGDOM PROJECT CANVAS TO LAUNCH YOUVIEW IN 2011

RUSSIA VIMPELCOM SIGNS VOD DEAL WITH WARNER BROS

VimpelCom has signed a long-term agreement with Warner Brothers Digital Distribution under which the latters content will be added to the VOD library of its IPTV service Beeline TV. The content deal includes recent movies such as Clash of the Titans and Valentines Day, with rental costing RUB 75 (US$ 2.45), and older films such as The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

YouView TV, formerly Project Canvas, is a joint-venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BT, TalkTalk, Arqiva and Channel 5. It will launch subscriptionfree set-top boxes in 2011, giving customers catchup programming from the previous seven days, plus on-demand services and interactive functions. The boxes will include a PVR so viewers can pause and record series. The YouView partners hope it will create an open standard platform for UK online services like the BBC iPlayer and 4 on-Demand.

MTS TV SERVICE ENABLES WATCHING OF MULTIPLE CHANNELS

VOLGA TELECOM TO INCREASE FTTH CAPACITY IN SAMARA

BBC CLAIMS IPTV COULD PUSH UP BROADBAND PRICES

VolgaTelecom has announced plans to expand its FTTB network in the Samara region to 100,000 broadband ports by the end of the year. The operator has already deployed 65,000 access ports in Samara, Tolyatti, Syzran, Novokuybyshevsk and other locations. VolgaTelecom has also confirmed that it has started testing its IPTV services in the region.

Broadband prices in the UK could be driven up if IPTV catches on, according to the director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson. He admitted that the prevalence of IPTV may result in consumers paying more for their broadband. However, Thompson insisted there may be some advantages to any price hikes, as they could encourage internet service providers such as Sky and Virgin Media to invest more in the UKs broadband networks. This would enable the infrastructure to cope better with the high bandwidth and speed requirements of IPTV services.

MTS TV has added two new services which allow Ultimate TV subscribers the ability to watch multiple channels simultaneously. Ultimate Picks lets TV viewers watch up to six channels from a predetermined number of popular channels while My Picks allows customers to customize up to five of their own picks. MTS expects My Picks to be especially attractive to football fans, which will be able to track of six NFL Sunday Ticket games at once (the five games selected plus the one youre watching) without having to flip back and forth through channels.

UNITED STATES INTERNET BASED HDTV SERVICE LAUNCHED


FilmOn.com Founder and Chairman, Alki David, has launched its Virtual Cable Website, which is going to offer the U.S. consumers a revolutionary way to watch HDTV on the PC or mobile device.

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The service includes over 30 premium free to air television channels and premium international Satellite channels, including CBS, ABC, NBC, KCAL, FOX, KTLA, Russia Today, BBC News, RAI Sports, Dubai Sports, TVE Spain, Scuzz, Flaunt and many more. Packages also include premium FilmOn movie channels and FilmOn pay-per-view.

a partnership with Saraiva, which has its own virtual video store, for a period of 24 or 48 hours.

CHILE TELEFONICA CHILE TO INVEST USD 2 billion in FTTH

also looking towards new technologies like VOD, 3D TV, IPTV and new platforms for increasing the subscriber growth and generating greater revenues.

CHINA NEULION ACQUIRES TRANSVIDEO


NeuLion has closed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of TransVideo International, in exchange for 22,000,802 common shares of the Chinas largest IPTV technology providers and a manufacturer of set top boxes. The former TransVideo shareholders currently own approximately 14% of the Company. TransVideo has numerous customer relationships with clients CCTV, various provincial governments in China and the Chinese Ministry of Sports.

U-VERSE CUSTOMERS GET 4 SIMOULTANEOUS HD STREAMS

AT&T has started rolling out a new enhancement to its U-verse IPTV service that that lets customers watch up to four HD shows at one time and also gives most U-verse TV customers the ability to record three HD shows and one SD show at the same time with their Total Home DVR--a feature not offered by other TV providers. The provider said the product is rolling out on a market-by-market basis to new and existing customers over the next several months.

Telefnica Chile has revealed that it plans to invest US$ 2.5 billion over the next four years in rolling out a nationwide FTTH network which will cover over 700,000 homes. The first phase of the project will take place in the Biobo region with the connection of more than 50,000 homes, including the regions main cities such as Talcahuano, Los ngeles, Chilln and the regional capital, of Concepcin. Preparations are also at an advanced stage for the delivery of IPTV.

ASIA & PACIFIC


IPTV AND 3D TV TO BOOST PAY-TV OPERATIONS
As per the 2010 Asia-Pacific pay-TV operators survey, Asias pay-TV industry players believe that new technologies like the IPTV and 3D TV provide the greatest untapped opportunity. The 2010 Asia-Pacific pay-TV operators survey is jointly produced by Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) along with ContentAsia. Some 35 pay-TV operators and platforms across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region were polled for the survey. They said that more than 50% of Asian pay TV operators have now started offering HD. The operators also mentioned that industry players are

UTSTARCOM WINS SICHUAN CONTRACT

LATIN AMERICA
BRAZIL TELEFONICA INTRODUCES ONVIDEO SERVICE

UTStarcom was awarded the contract for Sichuan Radio and TVs Integrated IPTV Broadcasting Control Platform Project through a rigorous competitive bidding process. Initiated by Sichuan Radio and TV in early August of 2010, the project is Chinas first network integration project for pilot cities. UTStarcom will provide it with a package solution which includes software and infrastructure development and content delivery network (CDN) support.

Telefonica Brasil has launched its VOD service, OnVideo, enabling users to watch movies, TV series and documentaries, as well as other content such as YouTube, weather, news and horoscopes. To access these resources, customers must purchase a converter and connect it to the TV. More than 2,000 videos are available thanks to

KUWAIT OCCAM NETWORKS PROVIDES IPTV FOR KUWAIT RESORT

Occam Networks is supplying multi-service access platform (MSAP) solutions based on pure packet technologies, as part of a major

refurbishment of a prestigious resort in Kuwait. Khiran Resort, located 120km from Kuwait City, will deploy Occams GPON solution for a phased renovation of the resorts chalets.

MALAYSIA TELEKOM MALAYSIA SELECTS PIXEL POWER FOR IPTV ROLLOUT

Telekom Malaysia has selected branding and master control technology from Pixel Power for its rollout of IPTV services over the countrys new High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network, which commenced last March. Pixel Power is reported to have been contracted to supply three BrandMasters, which combine master control and graphics technology, and four LogoVision devices, which are dedicated to branding and playout. The technology is being installed in a new play out centre in Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur.

West Bay Doha. The HD channels will be delivered over the fibre-based network and the first to be offered will be Al Kass Sports HD, Luxe HD, Dream HD, and Dubai Sports HD. These will be joined shortly afterwards by a range of additional HD channels, including AD Sports 3 HD to AD Sports 8 HD available with the AD Sports Barclays Premier League subscription. The new HD channels will be available for free until the end of 2010.

AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA


AUSTRALIA FOXTEL LAUNCHES IPTV SERVICE
Foxtel has announced its first IPTV service via the iQ2, which enables customers to download TV and movies through the boxs Ethernet connection. The new service supplements the existing Foxtel iQ2 On Demand service and now offers hundreds of extra movies and up to a thousand TV shows. TV shows are available for AU$2.95 each downloaded movies are now available in a separate Movie Library On Demand for AU$3.95 each.

SINGAPORE SINGAPORE RECOMMENDS OPEN IPTV STANDARDS

ASTRO LAUNCHES IPTV TRIALS

Astro is trialling an IPTV service in the township of Mont Kiara, using Time dotComs fibre-based high-speed network, according to TheStar. The company has reportedly been trialling IPTV since July with around 100 users, and is believed to be hoping to counter the launch by Telekom Malaysia of its own IPTV service earlier this year, delivered over the countrys new High Speed Broadband Network. Trial users are able to watch all of Astros programmes in HD quality.

Singapores Project NIMS (Next Generation Interactive Multimedia, Applications and Services) have recommended that the open IPTV standards developed by the DVB consortium be used for the fulfilment of its common featured set-top box functional requirements. The recommendation is attributed to the DVB IPTV standards support of automatic connection to and configuration of a set-top box connected to an IP network for necessary service discovery and selection, as well as their ability to provide secure content protection and a middleware environment for the provision of a rich interactive service.

TELSTRA TRIALS WIDEVINE IPTV TECHNOLOGY

Telstra recently started trialling Widevines IPTV technology which when fully implemented will allow Telstra to deliver Full HD moves and 3D content as part of their BigPond Movie offering. The Widevine technology allows consumers to access live, HD entertainment over the Internet. The premium broadcast content can be viewed over both IPTV enabled TVs PCs and Tablets and mobile devices.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DU TV TO OFFER MBC ON DEMAND


du has signed an agreement with MBC, under which a selection of the broadcasters content will be added to the on-demand library of the operators IPTV services du TV and du TV+. The agreement was facilitated by On Demand Group, which was contracted by du to fully manage its VOD offering, with hundreds of hours of content covered by the agreement.

ADAM INTERNET OFFERS FETCHTV

QATAR QTEL PROVIDES FREE HD CHANNELS ON IPTV

Qtel is running a pilot project under which it will make HD channels available for free on its IPTV service Mozaic TV+ at Lagoon Plaza Towers in

Adam Internet has become the ISP to offer the IPTV service FetchTV to its subscribers. The ISP has initiated trials with selected customers, who will be able to receive on-demand movies and TV shows, as well as linear subscription channels and all available free-to-air channels, with the service costing less than AUD 30 (US$ 29) per month. Adam Internet has become the third Australian ISP to partner with FetchTV, following in the steps of iiNet and Internode.

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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) THOR 3 - Europe 356.0 East (004.0 West) ATLANTIC BIRD 3 - Europe 355.0 East (005.0 West) C-Band: ATLANTIC BIRD 3 - Africa, Europe, Middle America 355.0 East (005.0 West) NILESAT 101, 102, ATLANTIC BIRD 4A - Middle East 353.0 East (007.0 West) C-Band: TELECOM 2D - Europe 352.0 East (008.0 West) ATLANTIC BIRD 2 - 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) ATLANTIC BIRD 1 - Europe, America 347.5 East (012.5 West) C-Band: EXPRESS A4 - Europe 346.0 East (014.0 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) C-Band: NSS 5 - Africa 340.0 East (020.0 West) NSS 7 - Europe, MIddle East, Africa, America 338.0 East (022.0 West) C-Band: NSS 7 - Europe, Africa, 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 - Europe, America 330.0 East (030.0 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) C-Band: INTELSAT 1R - America 315.0 East (045.0 West) INTELSAT 707 - America 307.0 East (053.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 707 - America, Africa 307.0 East (053.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 805 - America 304.5 East (055.5 West) INTELSAT 9 - Mexico, Brazil, Europe 302.0 East (058.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 9 - America 302.0 East (058.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 16 - America 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 12,15 - Conus 298.5 East (061.5 West) TELSTAR 14 - 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) DIRECTV 1R, NIMIQ 5 - Conus 287.5 East (072.5 West) HORIZONS 2 - North America 286.0 East (074.0 West) C-Band: BRASILSAT B3 - Brazil 285.0 East (075.0 West) ECHOSTAR 4, 8 - 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) AMC 2,5 - North America 281.0 East (079.0 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) AMC 3 - North America 273.0 East (087.0 West) C-Band: AMC 3 - 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 1 - 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 243.2 East (116.8 West) ANIK F3 - Conus 241.0 East (119.0 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 12 - North America 227.0 East (133.0 West) C-Band: AMC 10 - North America 225.0 East (135.0 West) GLOBAL C-Band: AMC 7 - North America 223.0 East (137.0 West) DIGITAL TV C-Band: AMC 8 - North America 221.0 East (139.0 West)

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002.0 East ASTRA 1C - Europe 002.8 East C-Band: Rascom QAF 1 - Africa 004.0 East EUROBIRD 4A - Europe, Asia 004.8 East ASTRA 4A, 1E - Europe 007.0 East EUTELSAT W3A - Europe, Africa 009.0 East EUROBIRD 9A - Europe 010.0 East EUTELSAT W2A - Europe 010.0 East C-Band: EUTELSAT W2A - Global 013.0 East HOTBIRD 6,8,9 - Europe, Middle East 015.8 East EUTELSAT W2M - Europe, Madagascar 015.8 East EUROBIRD 16 - Europe, Madagascar 015.8 East EUTELSAT SESAT 1 - Europe 017.0 East Amos 5I - North Africa, Middle East 017.0 East C-Band: Amos 5I - Africa, Middle East 019.2 East ASTRA 1H,1KR,1L,1M - Europe 020.0 East C-Band: ARABSAT 2B - Africa, Middle East 021.6 East EUTELSAT W6 - Europe, Asia, West Africa 023.5 East ASTRA 3A,3B - Europe 025.5 East EUROBIRD 2 - Europe, Asia 026.0 East BADR 4,5,6 - North Africa, Middle East 028.2 East EUROBIRD 1 - Europe 028.2 East ASTRA 2B - Europe, Nigeria 028.2 East ASTRA 2A,2D - Europe 030.5 East ARABSAT 5A - Middle East 030.5 East C-Band: ARABSAT 5A - Asia,Middle East 031.0 East TURKSAT 1C - Europe, Asia 031.5 East ASTRA 1G - Europe 033.0 East EUROBIRD 3- Europe 033.0 East INTELSAT 802- Africa 033.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 802- Europe 036.0 East EUTELSAT W7 - Europe , South Africa, Asia, Russia 036.0 East EUTELSAT W4 - Russia, Nigeria, Africa 038.0 East PAKSAT 1 - Pakistan, North India 038.0 East C-Band: PAKSAT 1 - Pakistan, India, Middle East, Africa 039.0 East HELLAS SAT 2 - Europe, Middle East, Asia 040.0 East EXPRESS AM1 - Europe, Russia 040.0 East C-Band: EXPRESS AM1 - Europe, Russia 042.0 East TURKSAT 2A - Europe, Russia 042.0 East TURKSAT 3A - Europe, Russia, North India 045.0 East INTELSAT 12 - India, South Africa, Middle East, Europe 049.0 East C-Band: YAMAL 202 - Global 053.0 East EXPRESS AM22 -Europe, Middle East, North India 055.0 East C-Band: INSAT 3E - India 056.0 East BONUM 1 - 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 INTELSAT 906 - India, Nepal 064.2 East C-Band: INTELSAT 906 - Europe, Africa, South India, Global 066.0 East INTELSAT 702 -Europe,Russia 068.5 East INTELSAT 7 - South Africa 068.5 East INTELSAT 10 - Africa, Europe, Middle East 068.5 East C-Band: INTELSAT 10 - Global 070.5 East EUTELSAT W5 - Europe,Middle East, India 074.0 East EDUSAT, 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 075.0 East EUTELSAT W75 - Middle East, North India, China 076.5 East APSTAR 2R - North East Asia 076.5 East C-Band: APSTAR 2R - 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 083.0 East INSAT 4A - India 083.0 East C-Band: INSAT 4A - India, Middle East 083.0 East INSAT 3B - India 083.0 East C-Band: INSAT 2E - Asia, Middle East, Europe 085.2 East INTELSAT 15 - Middle East 087.5 East C-Band: CHINASAT 5A - China, India, Midle East 088.0 East ST 1 - India, Malaysia 088.0 East C-Band: ST 1 - India, Thailand 090.0 East YAMAL 201 - Russia, North India 090.0 East C-Band: YAMAL 201 - 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 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 & 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 108.0 East NSS 11 - South Asia, North East Asia, China 108.0 East C-Band: TELKOM 1 - Indonesia 110.0 East BSAT 2A,3A, N-SAT 110 - Japan 110.5 East C-Band: CHINASAT 5B - China, Asia Pacic 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 122.0 East ASIASAT 4 - East Asia, Australia 122.0 East C-Band: ASIASAT 4 - Global 124.0 East JCSAT 4A - Japan 125.0 East C-Band: CHINASAT 5C - 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 146.0 East ABS 5- Myanamar 146.0 East C-Band: ABS 5 - India, China 150.0 East JCSAT 1B - Asia 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 166.0 East INTELSAT 8 - Australia, Newzealand, North East Asia 166.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 8 - Pacic 169.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 5 - Pacic 172.0 East GE 23 - South Pacic, South East Pacic 172.0 East C-Band: GE 23 - Pacic 180.0 East INTELSAT 701 - Australia, Pacic 180.0 East C-Band: INTELSAT 701 - Pacic

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