NES Adds to Mobile Fleet
NES has just completed the build of an additional ESPN-certified C-Band truck, adding to its fleet of 5 mobile uplinks. Two years after the release of the first 5.5M off sat truck in the fleet, NES has found that the addition of the second C-Band unit would allow for greater coverage area as well as more availability for our clients.
This unit was designed with the “Go Big or Go Home” mentality. Some of the features of this truck include a massive 4.5M tri-fold antenna, hub mounted redundant 600W solid state amplifiers, (4) high definition MPEG 2/4 encoders with 16 channels of audio (Truck is wired for (4) additional for a total of 8 encoders), (2) multiplexers and encoder software upgrades for redundant 3D transmissions, (2) modulators with advanced modulation up to 32APSK, multi-viewer, bit stream analyzer, and an HD waveform with dolby, eye, and jitter.
“This truck was designed with our clients present and future needs in mind,” said Vice President/General Manager Keith Valeri. “After providing C-Band services for the past 2 years we felt it was the right time to invest in a truck that would provide a solid platform for 3D, MPEG 4, and multiple paths. With the large antenna, high wattage SSPAs and advanced modulation, NES is looking forward to assisting networks define 3D procedures and new transmission standards.”
NES’ newest unit will be marketed to transmit major events for the networks as well as provide backhaul services for various college and professional sporting events.