Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
RFS supplies custom UHF combiners to Mediaset

RFS supplied combining technology to Mediaset broadcast sites across Italy, including the port town of Piombino in Tuscany.

Italian broadcasting group Mediaset has made use of Radio Frequency Systems’ fast-track design and delivery of customized RF combining equipment for its latest digital terrestrial television (DTT) network expansion.

RFS designed, manufactured and delivered 28 single-channel UHF combiner expansion modules to Mediaset broadcast sites located across Italy, in less than seven weeks.

The combiner units form the backbone of Mediaset’s second multiplex -a network of between four to six DTT channels. The second DTT multiplex is a result of Mediaset’s acquisition of Canale D.

The merger of the newly acquired channels into Mediaset’s existing national network required custom-built single-channel combiner modules compatible with the broadcaster’s existing combiner systems.

The 28 CA-series combiner expansion modules range in power capacity from 25 watts to 2kW, and were provided in 50mm, 100mm and 150mm sizes. The majority incorporate five-pole filters. One was a six-pole cross-coupled variant. They span the UHF band from channel 21 through to 69.

For more information, visit www.rfsworld.com.

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