ADMC has invested in Advent’s High Definition Mantis system to support its SD and HD digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) operations.
The acquisition, which includes a 1.9 metre antenna and a complete redundant electronics system from the Advent 5000 series, will aid ADMC's drive to ramp up HDTV transmissions.
Derek Holland, director of Broadcast Technology at ADMC commented that the company chose Advent “because it is well-engineered and easy to operate and answers our High Definition requirements very well”.
“We are particularly interested in Vislink’s 5000 Series electronics, which is probably the smallest on the market and with its HD capability makes a very neat solution for mobile newsgathering.”
The 1.9 Mantis is the one of the larger models in Advent’s portable satellite uplink range and is designed to be carried on a plane as checked-in baggage. The Mantis flyaway is designed for quick response newsgathering and communications can be deployed in 15 minutes.