Hiltron to Introduce MAF 1.4 Metre Autoseeking Flyway into MEA Markets

The Hiltron MAF 1.4 metre autoseeking flyway: Exhibiting on stand stand G6-32 in hall 6

Hiltron Communications, Germany's leading satellite and wireless communications systems integrator, manufacturer and distributor, has chosen CABSAT 2014 for the Middle East & Africa market introduction of its new MAF 1.4 metre motorised flyaway antenna.

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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."

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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.

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