Hiltron to Introduce MAF 1.4 Metre Autoseeking Flyway into MEA Markets
Shown in prototype at IBC 2013 and now deliverable, the MAF 1.4 incorporates fully automatic satellite acquisition. Based on the unique Hiltron HSACU SNG antenna controller, it allows a satellite to be found in less than two minutes, from any location and at any time.
"The MAF 1.4 is equipped with a high-precision antenna mount which is guided by a carrier identification algorithm," explains Hiltron Managing Director Michael Schiestl. "Antenna mount and controller are closely integrated. The MAF system provides a level of quality and excellence not seen before in the satellite newsgathering market at such an affordable price."
The antenna can be accommodated in five IATA-compliant cases comprising three for the antenna plus one each for the control electronics and high power amplifier. Hiltron's award-winning HMCS SNG management software allows fast and easy setup of the uplink without need for deep technical knowledge.
Hiltron Communications operates from modern purpose-built headquarters at Backnang near Stuttgart. On-site facilities include a large technical operations area with high access doors and ceiling, capable of accommodating satellite-link vehicles and their roof-mounted antennas. Hiltron is part of the Dan Technologies group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.