Ravensbourne University London broadcasts degree show

Ravensbourne University London used an R&S TLU9-1HU GapFiller transmitter and HK033 omnidirectional transmitter antenna to transmit its media and design degree show across south London using a special DVB-T2 licence.

Ravensbourne University London
Ravensbourne University London

Introduced earlier this year at NAB, this represents one of the first public showcases of the R&S TLU9 GapFiller transmitter in Europe. As well as providing the equipment, Rohde & Schwarz is supporting the event with technical and operational specialists, providing the students with an insight into the company’s transmission business operations.

Throughout the event, the University used Rohde & Schwarz equipment as the final link in its DVB transmission: an R&S TLU9 GapFiller transmitter installed in its OB vehicle and an HK033 omnidirectional transmitter antenna installed on the roof. The HD-SDI transmission feed was provided by the University‘s Grass Valley Stratus playout system. This TX output is then encoded and multiplexed by Appear TV XC Series equipment, which has loaned by Techex UK.

The R&S TLU9 GapFiller delivers the same performance as a low-power transmitter. Its high energy efficiency reduces power costs up to 25 percent. It is suitable for MFN and SFN applications and can be deployed in DVB-T/H, DVB-T2 and ISDB-TB networks in the UHF band from 470 MHz 790 MHz. The R&S TLU9 GapFiller is already shipping. It adds gap filler and transposer rebroadcasting functionality to the R&S TLU9 low-power transmitter family.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. June 20, 2018.