From Ericsson to Crystal Vision, Precision Technic Broadcast is committed to bringing you custom technical solutions from the world's best manufacturers of broadcasting and telecom equipment.
Contact us now and discover how we can help conquer your technical difficulties in the broadcasting and telecommunications arena.
We provide solutions and assist our clients in navigating between the many different broadcasting and telecom manufacturers out there.
We cover every broadcasting arena, from the studio to transfers of often-compressed signals to individual transmitting issues on TV and radio.
In 2016, your audio and video should be quick, crisp and responsive, but the superior technical knowledge required to meet todays high standards and demands is daunting.
We can help you meet those demands; we maintain a close relationship with our suppliers and our employees are well versed in the technical knowledge required to put their products to the best and most efficient use.
Our manufacturers range from small companies to large corporations, but all have been subjected to a careful and detailed examination. Whether it’s Nautel in Canada, Norwia in Norway or Teleste from Finland, we’ve scoured the Earth to find you the best of the best.
Most of our manufacturers have been with us for years, but we've also found the wiggle room to add a few choice newcomers. Whether they’ve been with us from the start or just joined the fold, we strongly believe each company we represent to be the best at what they do.
Below, we strive to give you an accurate and honest picture of the manufacturers we utilize in order to supply you with the best solution to your exact broadcasting and telecom needs.
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BON Electronics (S. Korea) manufactures and maintains a sizable product line, but we concentrate on their high quality monitors only. In-house, we use and prefer the BXM-243T3G monitor type and are very satisfied with this unit due to the quality and range of features; applicable with all standards in both the analogue and digital worlds, waveform- and vectorscope displays, freeze frame, internal patterns, genlock, 8-16 ch. audio metering, blending as PaP and PiP and much, much more - in LUT standard in flat screen and a 24" size. The BXM-243T3G monitor has also proven a popular choice for customers demanding the very best.
Calrec (UK) is known to most of our client base as a professional manufacturer of audio consoles ranging from the small to the very large. Console types Apollo, Artemis or Summa are the most popular choices. A modern console works primarily in the digital domain, but in a mixed environment we can utilize the consoles electronic frame, which can link conversion, routing and more together. In linking larger set-ups with possibilities for more than one console, we use the Hydra2 link system, which is works very well for external control too. Calrec supplies Precision Technic Broadcast directly as system integrators, but we also handles customer-direct sales.
Comrex (UK) is known to most of our client base as a professional manufacturer of audio consoles ranging from the small to the very large. Console types Apollo, Artemis or Summa are the most popular choices. A modern console works primarily in the digital domain, but in a mixed environment we can utilize the consoles electronic frame, which can link conversion, routing and more together. In linking larger set-ups with possibilities for more than one console, we use the Hydra2 link system, which is works very well for external control too. Calrec supplies Precision Technic Broadcast directly as system integrators, but we also handles customer-direct sales.
Courtyard (UK) is a supplier of quality Sync Pulse Generators (SPGs) with an included Test Pulse Generator (TPG). Courtyard equipment is mainly deployed in broadcast studios and is very often a must-have for getting the different system elements in sync to secure an error free transmission. The basic SPG + TPG package is highly ranked with broadcasting professionals and no other manufacturers can meet the high standard set by Courtyard. With a full range of options available, all your professional needs can be met without syncing complications of any sort.
Crystal Vision (UK) manufactures a large range of modular infrastructure products covering conversion (Up-Downs), synchronization, keyers, DAs, delays, interesting mixing via the MultiLogo module/control and much more. Supplying us with a 100+ different modules and sub-modules, Crystal Vision keeps us on our toes and we always enjoy working with Crystal Vision products, especially on the uncompressed part of signal handling in video and audio, be it analogue or digital. Crystal Vision products are of high quality, but keep competitive prices which, coupled with very short delivery times, make them a manufacturer we are proud to represent.
DekTec (The Netherlands) is a global leader in hardware and software components for professional broadcast and telecom digital video markets. DekTec manufactures a large variety of attractively priced PCI cards and USB adapters for input-, output- and processing functions. The very latest addition is the DTE modular range, a real quality tool for broadcasting professionals. Low prices, flexibility and fast delivery makes DekTec a strong account for us and a manufacturer we're especially pleased to represent.
Electrosys & R.V.R. (Italy) manufactures modern TV and radio transmitters covering all broadcasting and telecom applications. Italy has a reputation for manufacturing quality transmitters and these two Italian companies are no different, they are a pleasure to work with and due to their vast experience, they're extremely flexible and can meet any demands we ask of them on behalf of our clients. Of course, new transmitters aren't an everyday occurrence, but whenever the need should arise we're here and we're ready to help.
Ericsson (UK) is our largest supplier. An expert manufacturer of encoders, modulators, IRDs/decoders, muxes and more. Compression plays a vital part of the Ericsson Television range (MPEG-2/4, JPEG2000 and the coming HEVC). In particular, the DSNG range has been a success for us and the answer to many clients looking for the best broadcasting solution in Scandinavia.
NAUTEL (Canada) supplies us with primarily radio and TV transmitters from low to high power output. All normal audio or video inputs can be used in conjunction with NAUTEL transmitters. While not an everyday occurrence, we sometimes use NAUTEL as a supplier of antennas. In Northern Europe, we use DAB or DAB+ for all our digital radio needs, but some day in the future NAUTEL's range of HD Radio (now mainly in use in USA) equipment could prove a very valuable product range to be familiar with and, because we believe in the company and the technology, we cover their HD radio product range too.
Newtec (Belgium) works in the high frequency arena and is a large supplier and manufacturer of many products in many classes covering Broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defense, Cellular backhaul and trunking, mobility, offshore & maritime. Because we are a small company, our selection from Newtech is limited to what we know best. This includes satellite terminals, hubs, modulators, demodulators, RF switches, frequency converts and receivers. Our best selling unit supplied by Newtech is the M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator. We love using this product in our broadcasting solutions, because it covers all standards such as DVB-S2X, DVB-S2, DVB-DSNG and DVB-S - AND it has IF and ASI inputs, plus L-band and IF outputs.
Norwia (Norway) is another newcomer to the Precision Technic Broadcast representational fold. Norwia concentrates on fiber-optical transfers via their Optical Distribution Platform. It consists of primarily one 1U frame with one central optical interface card (OC-4B-SDI). This setup allows for multiple controllable interfaces via TX/RX modules, where the selected Small Form-factor Plug-able (the so-called AutoSFP) fiber-block establishes a single or dual TX or RX operation from a range of different light wavelengths in the CWDM world. In total more than 200 combinations of TX/RX/wavelengths are available and all at a very competitive price.
Novotronik (Germany) covers all broadcasting needs regarding audio & video plus L-band switching (950 - 2.150 MHz), plus VHF/UHF antenna amplifiers and distribution in general covering 1-30MHz. Known to us as a company with a clear focus on the quality and precision of their products, we have a long standing business relationship with Novotronik and they remain one of our most important and reliable suppliers.
Ogden Technology's (USA) production of professional routing equipment (matrices) is the most important aspect of their product line to us at Precision Technic Broadcast. We deal with routers of all practical sizes, from 4x4 all the way to 256x256, and we can deliver all routers in all signal formats, whether it's video or audio, digital or analogue. Next time you're looking for a new router, give us a call and we'll guide you through the process. Our knowledge and years of experience in professional routing equipment is unparalleled in Northern Europe and our prices are more than competitive. While we mainly deal with Ogden Technology as a supplier of routers, we do work and deal with a few other products from their impressive catalogue, for example the Master control, Modular products, Multi-viewers, Intercom systems, Audio monitoring, Audio & Video over IP and Fiber transmission.
PEAK Communications (UK) designs, manufactures and delivers satellite communication equipment, SatCom frequency converters and other earth station products, working exclusively in the high frequency area of UHF, IF, L-band, Ku-band and higher. Agile converters, beacon receivers, block converters, distribution switches, fixed frequency converters, line amplifiers/gain control, splitters and combiners and much more. It is worth taking the time for a potential client to study the impressive range of the PEAK Communications product line. We at **Precision Technic Broadcast** find PEAK Communications to be a vey flexible and helpful company, who always throw themselves one hundred percent into any specific task we relay to them on behalf of our clients.
PixelPower (UK) supplies a complete broadcast Master Control with high-end integrated branding, including a one-stop source for all your graphics and play-out requirements. When utilizing PixelPower products, we often bring a manually controlled Clarity central unit into play (Pixel Post) or we use a PC template set-up (Pixel Prep). We work with different versions of the Clarity, including: LogoVision, BrandMaster and ChannelMaster. All of these Clarity products handle audio and video, 2D or even 3D, exceedingly well. The product variation is quite large and sometimes pricey, but we choose our PixelPower products carefully and consequently the price stays competitive for us and beneficial to our customers.
Polatis (USA) produces fiber-optical routers (switching) employing an interesting beam-steering technology, where the light input is utilized as a transmitter. White light is bent and split into individual colors when passing through a glass prism inside a matrix-section, after which the bent light hits the output/receiver. This light bending technology is working supremely well with minimal loss, distortion or interference between the separate light paths and quite large fiber-optical routers can now be produced, ranging in sizes from 4x4 to 192x192. At Precision Technic Broadcast, we already have a demo unit up and running of this new fiber-optical technology, so make an appointment to stop by our headquarters and we'll show you why we are so excited about the future of fiber-optical routing.
PPM and Vialite (UK) manufacture, design and distribute electronic components and systems, primarily modular systems covering vital elements like RF over fiber, L-band distribution and routing, filtering, digital receivers and antennas. PPM is a highly skilled technological company who also conducts tests and other measurements in several different technical arenas.
ROKS (Ukraine) produces high quality products to several different technological markets. They manufacture and develop wireless multimedia solutions and frequency bands ranging from 1-30 GHz: Video surveillance, gap filling, radio and TV relay stations, frequency conversion, multiplexing & de-multiplexing, block-up converters and even antennas for high frequency use, ROKS can supply or develop the wanted set-up. Technically, ROKS is a very strong company and they keep a very competitive price point, but delivery time can be an issue due to recent troubles in their home country.
Starfish Technologies (UK) is a special representation to us, because they provide a very specific broadcasting service, operating "within the video picture" and in particular with insertion systems in general. Starfish Technologies covers ad insertion, regional program replacement, video transcoding, multi-platform delivery, splicing SDIs, transport stream (TS) splicing, video encoding/decoding, TS processing e.g., adding subtitles & PID mapping, IP delivery of media streams, scheduling, logo insertion, audio/video description, captioning/subtitling. If any of these areas spark your interest, you should give us a call and we'll be able to tell you more.
Teleste (Finland) products are more and more becoming one of the vital starting elements for Broadband Networks. Teleste is a superior manufacturer of HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxil) converters comprising of two elements: The Font Headend and possible sub-headends to the HFC, which transmits the signal to the end user. At Precision Technic Broadcast, we deal exclusively with the complicated part of the headend and sub-headends, often utilizing Teleste's key product Luminato in most of our HFC solutions.
Ultra High Definition, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate, Wide Color Gamut etc. etc... The highly skilled engineers at Ericsson is explaining the future technologies in their white paper; Understanding UHDTV which is highly recommendable to read and easily understood.Click here to read the white paper
Finally, temperatures are rising and the sun is shining. Time for some spring news, including product introductions from Ericsson, Teleste, DekTec and Comrex. Last week, we attended the annual Ericsson Channel Partner conference in London, where they introduced new organisation and new product offerings, including integration with recently acquired Envivio. PT Broadcast is an authorised channel partner and therefore entitled to promote the entire Ericsson Mediafirst Video Processing platform (incl. Envivio) More information to follow, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or needs further information.
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We are introducing a quad multistandard receiver module to the Luminato headend platform. The Multireceiver module is a future-proof, compact and multifunctional platform for satellite, terrestrial, cable and IP reception. It provides a high degree of automated functions to minimize the cost of system set-up and operation.
A low-latency audio/video encoder taking zero CPU cycles. Ideal for compressing an HD-SDI signal, or for converting the PC's desktop to H.264 or MPEG-2 Video. Based on field-proven Magnum encoding technology.
The BRIC-Link II is a low-cost, high-performance solution for audio-to-IP conversion. Like its predecessor, the BRIC-Link, BRIC-Link II provides an elegant way of moving linear or compressed audio with very low delay. BRIC-Link II is simple to use, and can be deployed over a wide range of IP links. While it carries an entry level cost, BRIC-Link II maintains superb audio specifications and hardware reliability, making the system perfect for STLs and other mission critical applications.