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Advantech Wireless, a privately-held Canadian corporation and manufacturer of satellite, RF equipment and microwave systems announced that it is successfully supporting the live transmissions of the sports tournament in Brazil with its award winning 400W C-Band and 200W Ku-Band SapphireBlu™ Series of UltraLinear™ GaN technology based high power amplifiers.
Awarded Teleport Technology of the year 2014 by the World Teleport Association and “Vision Award” as Most Innovative Product of the Year 2013, Advantech Wireless’ SapphireBlu™ Series of UltraLinear™ GaN based high power amplifiers are the ultimate solution for any uplink activity, such as content contribution, distribution and DTH TV.
Alex Pimentel, President at Casablanca Online states: “We have chosen the Advantech Wireless HPAs for their incredible performance and reliability combined with the smallest form factor and power consumption on the market. We are using Advantech wireless product since 1999 and these products are still in perfect operational condition. However with the new requirements of HDTV and now UHDTV, we need more power per feed. We found in Advantech Wireless the reliable partner who delivers the best solution for our application in terms of performance, quality and delivery of the product and overall cost of ownership. We started upgrading our fleet of DSNG vehicles for full HDTV transmission capability, including HPAs a year ago and were ready a month before the tournament started with all our vehicles to transmit uninterrupted feeds to Brazil and countries around the world.”
“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Casablanca Online to support the live transmission of the world’s most important sport event of the year,” stated David Gelerman, CEO Advantech Wireless. “We found in Casablanca Online the real visionary partner who has committed long ago to undergo the major retrofit and completely rebuilt its DSNG vehicles in all aspects required to support high quality HDTV feeds to meet the most demanding requirements of today’s contribution market. They have chosen the best technology from encoders to HPAs. We are proud that we are “inside” of the largest fleet of DSNG production vehicles in Latin America.”
The SapphireBluTM Series of UltraLinearTM GaN based HPA Systems from Advantech Wireless are designed to provide the ultimate in performance and convenience and offers the highest linear power available in the market. This pioneering technology is so powerful, that it’s possible with them to saturate all transponders of the modern satellite with a single 13m antenna and a single amplifier per polarization. These new systems are redundant ready with no external controller required, perfect for single carrier, multi carrier and multi transponder uplinking.
This new architecture is designed for Multi-Carrier operations, with power expandable from 200 W to 6.6 kW in C-band and 3kW in Ku-band by phase combining and soft fail philosophy and is ideal for contribution, distribution and DTH broadcasting, high data rate telecom services and deep space communication.