FIRST UK LOCAL DAB LICENCES AWARDED
Ofcom have today awarded the Londonderry, Glasgow, Salisbury, Tynemouth, and Welsh Valleys licences to Foyle DAB Ltd, NDI, Muxcast One, Mux One Ltd and GTM Ltd respectively. Congratulations to these new multiplex start-ups and we send our very best wishes to the many new stations soon to find their home. Exciting times! We look forward to assisting those applying for further areas - soon to be announced by Ofcom - in round two of the national licence roll-out.
SET US A CHALLENGE!
Into 2021, assisting broadcasters with RF and transmission, including program distribution networks. Contact Bitstream Broadcast Ltd for assiatnce with your project, large or small, please contact us.
It's been a busy few months assisting clients with their SS-DAB applications, but we'd like to take this opportunity to send our very best wishes to our customers for the festive season. We re-open on 04/01/21.
SS-DAB APPLICATION PROCESS LAUNCHED BY UK REGULATOR
It's important to get the correct engineering advice for your Multiplex application. Our lead engineer's involvement in engineering the UK's very first national networks over 20 years ago means Bitstream Broadcast is 'the original UK independent DAB expert' for advice and services. Please feel free to contact us for a chat.
It's business as normal, with measures in place to protect. Bitstream Broadcast Ltd continues to follow government advice regarding COVID-19.
DAB AND FM TRANSMITTER REPAIR SERVICE
Bitstream Broadcast Ltd repairs DAB and FM transmitters form a range of manufacturers. Please contact us to find out more about our fast, low cost repair service for broadcast transmission equipment.
DAB RADIO SURGE
Recent data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and CAP shows cars with DAB radios as standard rose to a record 95% of all new cars. DAB receivers in new commercial vehicles increased to a record level of over 64%. In total, DAB was fitted to 2,150,000 new cars and 232,600 new commercial vehicles in 2019.
SMALL SCALE DAB DEMONSTRATION
Naturally some UK broadcasters may want to use the lower cost 'open-source' route to launching a DAB local multiplex, once licenses become available. We've put together Linux systems capable of encoding, multiplexing and modulation, and can demonstrate the entire DAB chain - from the microphone to the listeners' radios. Whilst open-source modulators still don't provide everything required for an economical and easily compliant transmission service, we thought we'd evaluate what can be done. Feel free to contact us and discuss options for SSDAB.
Bitstream Broadcast has full in-house capabilities to perform Antenna Modelling in accordance with broadcasting Regulators' requirements. Already used by a number of European broadcasters large and small, our service is performed by experienced engineers for a fast, low cost solution.
Bitstream Broadcast has supplied a large number of FM tunnel systems in recent years. This complex area of same frequency FM re-broadcast sets many challenges - and we are well placed to help and advise. Ask us about DAB systems with emergency 'break-in' and cutting edge 'Optical RF' solutions.
DAB SIGNAL BOOSTER
Bitstream Broadcast has supplied many retailers with MicroCell DAB+ repeaters to help them demonstrate portable DAB radios. In basements and inner shop floor areas, where outside signal penetration is poor, our Repeater 're-radiates' the original DAB signal. Unlike a wired aerial amplifier system, it provides DAB coverage for all kinds of portable devices. Clients include Curry's and John Lewis.
TV RECEPTION SURVEYS
Developers are required by law to assess the impact on terrestrial television and radio reception and, if necessary, take steps to remedy any problems. Bitstream Broadcasting Ltd is a specialist with many years experience in this field. We offer a full service, from initial survey to complete 'remedy' installations. Our fully qualified broadcast engineers use state of the art computer modelling software together with professional test and measurement equipment. We also provide a rapid turnaround. Clients include Barratt, Berkeley Homes, Dandara, Henry Boot and many more.
From milliwatts to kilowatts, our experience in DAB, TV and FM is extensive - and backed by BBC trained engineers who spent decades pioneering digital broadcast technology. The quality of our work is commensurate with that of corporate Network Providers, but at a much lower cost. We work towards achieving 0% down-time, by using back-up in every part of the transmission and programme feed chain.
SMALL SCALE DAB (DAB COMMUNITY RADIO)
Into spring, with more orders and, once again, making time to evaluate the latest improvements in ODR MUX tools. Still no modulator with pre-correction to match the spec of true broadcast products, but it probably won't be long!
A DECADE OF SERVICE!
This year Bitstream Broadcast celebrates a decade of professional RF transmission services to the broadcast industry. We'd like to thank customers past and present, and we look forward to meeting new clients and continuing to make new friends in the coming years. Our lead engineer previously co-owned and ran ADRT and, before that, worked for BBC Transmission and Arqiva (or NTL, as it was back then). Please feel free to take advantage of this extensive history of expertise by contacting us today.
MORE DAB RF AMPLIFIERS SOLD
100W RF Amplifier supplied to BFBS for pilot DAB trial.
MORE DAB RF AMPLIFIERS SOLD
100W DAB RF Amplifiers supplied to Ofcom for DAB Community Station Trials.
For older news items, or to sign-up for alerts or company press releases, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered in England
VAT No. 945142919
© 2021 Bitstream Broadcast Limited
All rights reserved.