Acrodyne Services Completes Mobile DTV Upgrade in Columbus, Ohio

Mar 29, 2011, 15:36 ET from Acrodyne Services

BALTIMORE, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acrodyne Services, a leading provider of television transmission integration services, has just completed the successful Mobile DTV upgrade of WSYX-TV and WTTE-TV, in Columbus, Ohio, providing these two stations the capability to each broadcast up to four Mobile DTV services.  Television stations across the country are preparing to deploy this new TV service, which targets mobile and portable devices, such as cell phones, tablets and laptops.  

Acrodyne Services designed the redundant, failsafe system, and managed the projects through to on-site installation and configuration.  Although Acrodyne supports relationships with many different vendors, the real time monitoring of the main and mobile signals for the Columbus upgrade was accomplished by using the decontis atscSAM analysis and monitoring package.  The upgrade also included Mobile DTV enabled Rohde & Schwarz SX800 Exciters and AEM100 Emission Multiplexers, along with Harmonic's ProStream™ 4000 Real-time, Multi-screen Transcoders and Triveni Digital's GuideBuilder® Mobile ESG and PSIP generator.

Andy Whiteside, General Manager of Acrodyne Services commented, "After providing equipment and support services for numerous Mobile DTV demonstrations in recent years, it was very gratifying to see this upgrade progress so smoothly and with no disruption to normal station operations." Whiteside continued, "There was a lot of cooperation throughout the project which ensured on-time completion and that the stations' needs were met. Because Acrodyne Services has a great relationship with many of the equipment suppliers servicing the broadcast industry, we believe we can design high quality, integrated systems that offer very competitive and cost effective solutions for local TV stations."

Harvey Arnold, Corporate Director of Engineering for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. which owns WSYX and operates WTTE on behalf of Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation, commented, "Sinclair relied on Acrodyne Services  to ensure the smooth implementation of Mobile DTV in our Columbus market.  They paid careful attention to all the details involving compliance of our ATSC transmission, demonstrating their great wealth of experience and capability in Mobile DTV and High Power DTV Transmission systems."

About Acrodyne Services

Acrodyne Services, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), provides a full range of technical services to TV broadcast stations, ranging from troubleshooting to turnkey site projects for facility conversions and upgrades, including Mobile DTV. The company draws upon broad experience in the design, manufacture and installation of broadcast transmitters throughout the globe. More information is available at

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