IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 74

    show.ibc.org New managed services launched Arabsat By Ian McMurray Promoting its newly launched fully managed services across Africa and Asia at IBC is Arabsat. The new services leverage Arabsat’s Ku-band and Ka-band spot beam capability, including satellite broadband that the company says is high speed, reliable and aff ordable. Two types of broadband solution are being off ered. The fi rst will downlink via satellite and upload via terrestrial networks, mainly targeting the outer coverage of cellular networks where 2G/2.5G/3G is available. The second will feature full satellite upload and download. Arabsat currently carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, pay-TV networks and a wide variety of HD channels, reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. It reaches an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa region, tuned in to Arabsat’s video hotspot at 26°E. Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E, 39°E and 44.5°E, Arabsat off ers the full spectrum of broadcast, telecommunications and broadband services. This capacity, it says, will continue to expand with the launch of new satellites. 1.B38 New broadband solutions leverage Arabsat’s Ku-band and Ka-band spot beam capability I #IBC2018 E-Cube 7 encoded pan and tilt head Cartoni By David Fox The new E-Cube 7 is a performance-encoded pan and tilt head with seven steps of drag in both pan and tilt. This fl uid head acts as a sophisticated pan bar when connected to a remote head, and is an ideal remote control for cameras on cranes, jibs or drones. It features high-resolution encoders with an accuracy of 40,000 PPR (pulse per revolution) and comes with a fl at Mitchell base and an optional 150mm adapter. It has a maximum payload capacity of 25kg. Its pan and tilt ranges are both 360° – without end stop. As with Cartoni’s standard E-Cube (100mm base and continuous pan and tilt drag), the E-Cube 7 can be supplied in three diff erent options: with the Cartoni electronics to operate the Cartoni E-Rem 25 remote control head; with encoders only, transmitting position data to any OEM electronics; or as a bare-bones fl uid head accepting diff erent encoders and electronics in a total OEM confi guration. 12.E30 Cartoni’s new E-Cube 7 acts as a sophisticated controller for remote heads