IBC2012 Preview: Hiltron GmbH09 Aug 2012
Hiltron GmbH, a leading distributor, integrator and manufacturer in the domain of satellite communication and related fields, will promote its full range of products and services on stand 4.B89 at IBC2012, Amsterdam, 7-11 September. This will include the production version of the HSACU satellite newsgathering antenna controller.
Exhibited in prototype at IBC2011 and now in full production, the Hiltron HSACU satellite newsgathering controller incorporates fully-automated satellite auto-acquisition. It is compatible with all leading motorised satellite newsgathering antennas. The HSACU is designed for integration into SNG trucks or for refurbishment of existing SNG antenna control systems. Housed in a compact rack-mountable chassis, it provides easy and efficient control of three-axis motorised antennas up to 2.4 metres in diameter. Azimuth, elevation and polarisation control are performed entirely in software.
The Hiltron HSACU can be fully controlled locally or from a remote IP browser. Local control is achieved via front-panel pushbuttons and a colour touch-panel graphic display. In IP remote control mode, the entire system can be operated from wherever is convenient to the SNG workflow. Fully automated acquisition of accessible satellites can be achieved within less than 2 minutes. An internal DVB-S/S2 tuner is provided for satellite verification. Heading determination is performed using a GPS and/or a fluxgate compass. The HSACU includes dual-axis compensation of truck inclination. It is compatible with resolvers, potentiometers, inclinometers and direct-current drive-motors.
Hiltron will be represented at IBC2012 by Dr Michael Schiestl (Managing Director), Reinhold Wagner, (Sales Director), Stefan Fuchs (Project Director), and Susanne Reichmann (Sales Assistant).
Hiltron GmbH (www.hiltron.de) operates from modern purpose-built headquarters at Backnang near Stuttgart. On-site facilities include a large technical operations area with high access doors and ceiling capable of accommodating satellite-link vehicles complete with antennas. The company is part of the Dan Technologies group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.
Accompanying 300 DPI JPEG image shows the Hiltron HSACU satellite newsgathering antenna controller.