Advantech Wireless Announces Next Generation Solution for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)

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Advantech Wireless, a Quebec based manufacturer of Microwave Systems, Satellite and RF Equipment, is excited to announce that it is now delivering the latest version of its Transcend 800 Microwave Radio, a perfect fit for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) backhaul. The new 8 ASI interfaces, developed in response to customer demand, is the next step in the evolution of the already feature packed Transcend 800 product line.

The most important feature we can offer our customers is even stronger system gain, up to 10 dB more that the leading split-mount competitors. This allows our customers to uses smaller antennas, less expensive towers and longer hop lengths.

Advantech Wireless, a Quebec based manufacturer of Microwave Systems, Satellite and RF Equipment, is excited to announce that it is now delivering the latest version of its Transcend 800 Microwave Radio, a perfect fit for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) backhaul. The new 8 ASI interfaces, developed in response to customer demand, is the next step in the evolution of the already feature packed Transcend 800 product line.

The Transcend 800 provides the maximum bit rate of 214 Mbps per ASI interface compared with the typical 100 Mbps of most other units on the market. This means that 24 HD broadcast quality channels or 2 HD high-profile contribution quality channels are supported per ASI interface. With the optional 8 ASI version, 8 HD contribution quality channels can be supported in a single unit, reducing the overall footprint and the number of units needed.

“The most important feature we can offer our customers is even stronger system gain, up to 10 dB more that the leading split-mount competitors. This allows our customers to uses smaller antennas, less expensive towers and longer hop lengths. By decreasing the number of hops, installation costs are dramatically less and with fewer sites, the cost of maintenance also is reduced. In both the short and long run, the Transcend 800 is a solution that provides a lower total cost of ownership. In today’s market, our customers really appreciate how stronger system gain can translate into substantial cost savings.” Chi Hang, Product Manager for Terrestrial Microwave Communications at Advantech Wireless. By reducing the number of the units needed, customers also save on rising electricity costs in addition to the savings on the initial investment, making the Transcend 800 a wise and economical choice.

Field trials are currently underway with several major broadcast suppliers in Europe and South America. Preliminary results have been very positive.

When installing new DDT transmit towers, the integrated 10MHz high-stability Stratum 2 clock in the Transcend 800 eliminates the need for installing expensive GPS equipment.

Transcend 800 automatically adjusts coding and modulation rates, using its “True ACM” ™ technology, matching changing environmental conditions without any payload error. This allows for sustained availability at overall higher capacity.

For customers looking to the future, the Transcend 800 carries both full-duplex ASI and IP in a single unit and is available in all ETSI/FCC licensed spectrums.

About Advantech Wireless
Advantech Wireless, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified corporation, is shaping the world with leading-edge wireless broadband communications. Since 1988, Advantech Wireless manufactures and deploys networking solutions for broadband connectivity, broadcast solutions and backhaul requirements using satellite and terrestrial wireless communications. Products include: Terrestrial Microwave Radios, Antenna Controllers, Deployable Antennas, SSPA’s, Block-up Converters, Frequency Converters, Satellite Modems and VSAT (DVB-RCS NG) Hubs & Terminals. For further information please visit the company’s web site at: http://www.advantechwireless.com

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