dB Achieves Seamless Integration of S3 Satcom Product Portfolio

The S3 Satcom product portfolio and integration business has been successfully transitioned into dB’s core operations since its acquisition. Both have dovetailed neatly with our existing system integration capabilities, with David Cope and Peter Ritchie now being integral members of the team, utilising their many years of commercial and technical delivery experience.

Since an extremely successful re-launch at IBC 2022, multiple S3 Satsio antenna and tracking systems have been delivered and successfully installed across numerous sites, with more in the pipeline. Project successes include the integration of a new 3.8m system with an S3 Satsio, for an established UK operator with an updated release of S3 Fiesta M&C software to support the installation, including components such as an L-Band Matrix from ETL and RX1 IRDs from MediaKind.

As part of dB Broadcast’s continuing investment programme for the ongoing development of the products, a number of systems, including a 3.8m S3 Satsio, have been installed at our premises for test and development purposes.

Our Managing Director & Founder David Bird comments: “We continue to go from strength to strength and this expansion further enhances the breadth of products and system integration projects dB can deliver”.

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dB Broadcast Empowers ITV Studios with Innovative Starlink Solution

dB Broadcast Empowers ITV Studios with Innovative Starlink Solution

dB Broadcast Ltd was approached by ITV Studios to help them realise the opportunity they had to make Starlink a truly viable production tool, allowing live content to be streamed back for contribution, and giving production teams access to tools, email and file transfer workflows whilst in the field.

One of the major challenges was powering the kit in ad hoc locations and providing resilient data links, so dB Broadcast designed a single case solution that allows a Starlink terminal to be powered from batteries, mains, external 12v DC (such as a vehicle) or solar. In good sunshine, the kit is entirely self-sustaining making it extremely environmentally friendly. The system also includes a bonded 4/5G access point to provide resilient connectivity if available.

The kits have been used to support ITV Studios teams on location by providing much needed data connectivity on both lives and pre-records from Australia to Alaska, and they continue to be in constant demand.

Tim Guilder, Head of Technology ITV Studios commented: “We gave dB the challenge of coming up with a robust workable solution, and they haven’t disappointed. These kits have the potential to allow our production team to work effectively everywhere and anywhere, and are totally green as well!”.

The project’s success has been recognised by the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards 2023, where ITV Studios and dB Broadcast won the Best Innovation Project category at a ceremony on 29th November 2023.

dB Takes Further Step to Reducing Carbon Footprint

dB Takes Further Step to Reducing Carbon Footprint

We’re delighted to have completed installation of a new ‘evaporative’ cooling system in our Racks Room to reduce our energy use, and also to lower the carbon footprint associated with the existing air conditioning system, which remains as part of the overall solution.

Graham Pearl – Operations Director says: “Our recently installed Evap cooling system has been set up as the default system, and the aircon system kicks in only when it needs to, i.e. when the room cannot be held below 28⁰C. This is an automatic changeover, and after six hours hands back to the evaporative system. During the summer, it is set to extract more air through the fan to the outside, but in the winter, we can turn the extract fan down and turn up the fans that feed warm air into the warehouse.”

Using Carbon Trust approved software, carbon savings from the new system have been projected at up to 200+ tonnes over five years.

Visit dB Broadcast at IBC2023

Visit dB Broadcast at IBC2023

dB Broadcast are delighted to be exhibiting at IBC2023. Come and see us on our stands in Halls 1 and 10 to discuss your requirements alongside our full range of broadcast and satellite consultancy & system integration capabilities. 

Use our Customer Code IBC1490 to register for your complimentary pass and contact us at sales@dbbroadcast.co.uk to schedule a meeting with one of our team.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on stands 10.A30 and 1.C27.