2018 NAB Show Event Channel

The #1 source of technology content in the broadcast & media industry, by the editors of The Broadcast Bridge - filtered by category.

Click here

Hand-Held Spectrum Repack Tool

During the repack transition, stations will need to conduct performance tests to verify that their new channels comply with FCC rules. PROMAX will exhibit a solution at the 2017 NAB Show.

The FCC’s spectrum reallocation plans will be one of the hot topics at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show. Some TV stations are required to vacate their higher UHF channels and move their transmitters to the new frequencies by December 2019.

The PROMAX RANGERNeo 2 ATSC is a cost effective solution that helps doing so. Field strength measurements on the digital ATSC signals for example are made according to FCC specifications, using a 100 kHz resolution filter and integrating the channel power over the 6 MHz bandwidth.

In combination with an optional GPS the RANGERNeo 2 ATSC can also perform signal coverage analysis and plot the information on Google Earth. Other functions available are shoulder attenuation measurements, constellation diagram, TS analysis including PSIP and captioning, all in a 5 pound analyzer.

The integrated RANGERNeo 2 ATSC7" touch screen can be used wearing gloves. Batteries provide power for approximately 5 hours.

The fast & accurate spectrum analyzer has a 90 ms sweep time with amazing resolution. It has a variable span in 10, 5, 2 or 1 dB/DIV vertical scales. Spectrogram identifies random interferences at a glance to allow an early detection of intermittent impairments that may occur in very short periods of time and cannot be otherwise monitored. An 8-VSB constellation display reveals signal impairments at a glance.

RANGERNeo 2 ATSC allows for measurements of IPTV signals and contains a feature to visualize the distribution of the IP Packets in function of their interarrival times. Its purpose is to check the packet reception continuity for the selected stream.

Advanced satellite functions such as Beacon, DVB-S2 and Physical Layer Scrambling (PLS) are also included.

It also can capture the received TS in real time into its internal memory. The recorded TS can then be decoded, analyzed or copied to a computer via USB.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Articles You May Have Missed – April 18, 2018

The increase of IP technology, now merged into broadcast links, requires new test equipment. This article looks at RF IP probes and video monitors.

Understanding IP Networks - Production Crews and IP - Part 22

Broadcast television is the point where the creative arts and technology meet. It’s different from any other discipline as to operate at an optimum level, and get the best possible quality, artisans, producers, and creatives have a deeper technical u…

2018 Logging and Compliance Trends - Part 2

Two types of people visit NAB Show exhibits, engineers and not-engineers. The not-engineers fly into Las Vegas, have some meetings and wander the exhibits for a day or two. Then there are the engineers who visit the show with specific…

2018 Logging and Compliance Trends - Part 1

It seems every year brings more broadcasting activities to log and archive, and more laws and regulations to comply with. The 2018 NAB Show is the only place in the world where all the available new technology to automatically log and…

Articles You May Have Missed – December 27, 2017

Did you miss these two important articles from The Broadcast Bridge? The first of two articles presents a white paper examining how software-centric T&M can help keep test equipment up-to-date on the latest standards and technologies. The second…