Hiltron launches antenna mount and satellite communication controller at CABSAT

by Staff Reporter | January 28th, 2013

Hiltron has chosen CABSAT 2013 for the introduction of two additions to its product range: the HMAM-IOT satellite antenna mount and the HCS4 satellite communication controller. The HMCS D-SNG satellite-link monitor and control system will make its Middle East market debut.  Hiltron will be represented by Sales Director Reinhold Wagner.

 Based on Hiltron’s HMAM motorised antenna mount, the HMAM-IOT reportedly incorporates inclined-orbit tracking

Based on Hiltron’s HMAM motorised antenna mount, the HMAM-IOT reportedly incorporates inclined-orbit tracking. To conserve guidance propellant, older satellites are allowed to drift further from their nominal target position than during their main service life. Operators therefore offer greatly reduced transponder capacity pricing. The HMAM-IOT’s tracking capabilities enable, the company claims, the antenna to follow these variations in position. It is the reported solution for cost-efficient uplinks on inclined-orbit satellites.

Hiltron HCS4 satellite communications control system

The Hiltron Control System version 4 (HCS4) is a controller with a wide range of applications in satellite communication. It reportedly allows easy switchover between main and backup devices such as downconverters, high-power amplifiers, waveguide switching systems, MPEG digital video broadcast encoders/modulators and integrated receiver/decoders. The HCS4 can also be used, the company claims, to power, control and monitor optical-fibre transceivers.

“The HCS4 is an evolution of our established HCS3 satcom controller,” states Hiltron’s Managing Director, Michael Schiestl. “It is available with a touch-sensitive colour LCD screen on the front panel to allow very easy local control. Full remote operation via a user-friendly web-browser-based interface and SNMP is also possible.”

First Middle East showing: HMCS D-SNG satellite-link monitor and control system

Hiltron’s HMCS is a software-based compact monitor and control system which reportedly enables the digital satellite newsgathering truck staff to operate a complete satellite link and achieve fast lineup. Integral auto-pointing capabilities allow a satellite feed between two ground locations to be established quickly and easily, the company claims.

Using a modern graphical user interface with colour-coded alarm message handling, the HMCS reportedly provides a intuitive and efficient line-up procedure for professional D-SNG systems. This includes full control of contribution encoders. The HMCS can reportedly be integrated seamlessly with Hiltron’s D-SNG antenna control unit (HSACU).

Hiltron GmbH operates from modern purpose-built headquarters at Backnang near Stuttgart.

Stand#  F6-22

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