This year at NAB2009, LBA’s channel partners and integrators featured working Schomandl – Kathrein Test Equipment in their booths. The hit of the show were the MSK-200 TV signal analyzer and ADAM-3000 rack mount analog / digital TV analyzer. We bring you some photos of innovative uses of these analyzers.

Houston Channel 2 Storm Stracker H2 Hummer

ADAM-3000 in Houston CH2 Storm Tracker Hummer by TV Engineering Corp.
Television Engineering Corporation, an industry leader in SNG/ENG vehicles, integrated the Schomandl ADAM-3000 Measurement System into the Houston Channel 2 Storm Tracker H2 Hummer Satellite News Gathering vehicle on display at the show.  The feature rich ADAM-3000 was chosen to monitor and analyze satellite signals (DVB-S and DVB-S/2) to ensure signal quality in harsh conditions and provide in depth modulation analysis (QPSK,2K,8K) to maintain broadcast signal quality while pointing out issues for quick correction in zero infrastructure areas for continuing news coverage.

Evertz Microsystems displayed the Schomandl MSK-200 measurement system as support to its integrated digital systems presentations.  The MSK-200 was used to analyze and measure their DVB-S and S2 signal standards and provided modulation analysis for these standards using the real time constellation analyzer feature in the MSK-200.  The MSK-200 is a useful tool for these applications due to its robust feature set which not only analyzes the spectrum and modulation, but provides transport stream information and decoding to maintain optimal broadcasts and signal quality.

Transparent Video Systems incorporated the MSK-200 into their professional headend CATV systems Challenger and Challenger II.  The MSK-200 is used to analyze all CATV standards (J83A,B,C) and also provided 256 QAM Modulation analysis from the headend.  In the show demo TVS broadcast multi-channel signals from their Encoder and the MSK-200 analyzed the spectrum and provided QAM analysis to maintain, install and repair the headend systems.

About The Author

LBA Group, Inc. has 60 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets.The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training.The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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