HUNT VALLEY, Md., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acrodyne Services, a leading provider of television transmission integration services, has entered into a distribution agreement with Decontis to provide their monitoring solutions for ATSC Mobile DTV in North America. Under the agreement Acrodyne Services will package and configure hardware platforms using the Decontis atscSAM software monitoring products and offer these solutions to North American broadcasters as part of the company's integrated Mobile DTV upgrade package or as a stand-alone monitoring solution for use in any mobile upgrade. The atscSAM suite of products offers a very comprehensive range of monitoring functions for TV stations that can easily be integrated into a hub and spoke system for central monitoring of stations in a network.
Andy Whiteside, General Manager of Acrodyne Services, said, "We have been looking for a cost effective monitoring solution to offer TV stations implementing Mobile DTV and believe that atscSAM meets all the requirements. It allows a station operator to confirm compliance with the requirements of A/153 via a well-designed interface. Our first Mobile upgrades are up and running using atscSAM and, we have been very pleased with the capabilities and the ease of use." He went on to say, "We are installing a mobile system with atscSAM monitoring in Las Vegas for the upcoming NAB annual convention and, we invite interested parties to visit the Decontis booth, N4036E, at NAB2011 to witness the system in operation."
Michael Hanel, CTO of Decontis, commented, "Our objective is to give broadcasters and operators the best possible confidence while running their Mobile DTV platforms by continuously monitoring all relevant technical parameters of Mobile DTV broadcasts in real-time both via SNMP and in a powerful graphical user interface, thereby covering the whole range from the RF transmission up to de-scrambling and playback of all content visually." He added, "We are pleased to have Acrodyne Services as our partner as we share a common vision of high-quality, reliable solutions for Mobile DTV."
About Acrodyne Services:
Acrodyne Services, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, 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 www.acrodyneservices.com.
Decontis GmbH, located in Germany, is a leading supplier of analysis and monitoring solutions for both Mobile DTV and Digital TV since many years. The company has more than 100 customers for its analysis and monitoring products throughout the globe. More information is available at www.decontis.com.
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.