Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems Delivers New SNG Uplink Vehicle to Jordan Radio and Television


Purpose designed OB vehicle proves its ability to operate efficiently in harsh Jordanian climate

Last Updated: February 9, 2017 5:35 pm GMT
(Istanbul, Turkey--February 9, 2017) Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems has announced the delivery and successful commissioning of a new satellite news gathering (SNG) transmission uplink vehicle to Jordanian state broadcaster, Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV). The broadcaster is well known as a regional pioneer in satellite news gathering operations and this new SNG transmission vehicle will add further state-of-the-art production resources to its extensive field-based news team. Throughout this project, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems worked closely with its local partner, Amman-based HEAT for Engineering and Technology.

Designed and built at Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems design and manufacturing centre in Istanbul, the vehicle is a bespoke solution, designed to meet the exact SNG transmission needs of JRTV. Based on the Mercedes Sprinter van, the OB vehicle integrates a PDA 150 Ku Band Drive News antenna and 1:1 400W Ku Band TWTA and MPEG-2/4 HD compression system and a built-in automatic levelling system. Also, the vehicle includes a high power air conditioning system, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system and a power generator, ensuring reliable standalone operation even in the most extreme Jordanian climate conditions.

December saw on-site commissioning completed by Hitachi Kokusai TurkeySystems’s specialist engineer team at JRTV’s Amman-based production headquarters. Despite bad weather conditions throughout the satellite up-link test procedures, JRTV reported that it was completely satisfied with the vehicle’s performance.

“In order to support JRTV’s field-based production teams we had a specific set of requirements from this vehicle,” explained Omar Hikmat, CEO and founder of HEAT for Engineering and Technology. “Hitachi’s ability to take a standard Mercedes vehicle and create a totally bespoke solution to our customer’s needs is impressive. It passed all JRTV’s acceptance tests with ease and already it is fully operational.”

The sale of this vehicle to JRTV is seen as being strategically important to Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems since JRTV is regarded by many as one of the leading regional broadcasters in terms of their application of new technologies. “This vehicle, with its high end build quality, provides broadcasters with an efficient addition to their SNG infrastructure resources,”commented Cemal Yilmaz, General Manager of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems. “It provides a rugged and reliable satellite uplink solution at a cost-effective price level.”

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About Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (TSE: 6756), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a company that manufactures broadcasting systems, security and surveillance systems, wireless communications and information systems, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) consolidated net sales totaled 180,740 million Yen ($1,604million). For more information on Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., please visit the company's website at Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems is an independent subsidiary company aimed at supporting Hitachi Kokusai Electric’s business development activities in the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Europe, Asia and CIS region. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Systems is headquartered in Istanbul in the Republic of Turkey and provides services such as sales and maintenance, and also develops its "local production for local consumption" business model focussed on locally developed, designed, and manufactured products in Turkey's free trade zones (specially developed areas that support companies that export products manufactured in free trade zones from Turkey).


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