07.18.2006 05:23 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Troll Systems introduces real-time, 800MHz spectrum monitor
Troll Systems has introduced the SpecTroll Viewer, a real-time, 800MHz spectrum monitor. Available as an option on the S750, the SpecTroll Viewer provides ENG operators with an intuitive way to align remote site RF antennas to maximize antenna gain and provide the best possible digital signal.
Designed by Troll Systems specifically for ENG, the SpecTroll Viewer provides raw spectrum data at 800MHz (pre IF filtering and AGC), fully integrated into the TouchStar master controller. Displayed in real-time over existing communications links, the monitor Viewer does not require any communications upgrades or additional phone lines.
Specifically designed for operators who need to quickly tune ENG shots, the SpecTroll Viewer can display the complete channel plan, up to 80MHz of bandwidth at one time. Operators can also adjust the span to isolate individual channels. This viewer enables users to identify and adjust for common types of interference such as spectral regrowth, multi-path and co-channel interference. The monitor also makes it easy to see signal distortions that typically occur when ENG operators overdrive an RF signal.