MRC STRATA Systems at Heart of Hanoi TV Build-Out

Hanoi TV (HTV) has chosen a Microwave Radio Communications (MRC) STRATA portable outside broadcast system for its new OB van.

HTV is also specifying MRC for its digital microwave build out, with STRATA being the latest addition to their digital broadcasting capabilities. Over the last few years HTV has installed a number of MRC ENG microwave systems.

STRATA features microwave FPGA technology, modular design and a range of configurations. HTV opted for a 13 GHz STRATA two-box configuration which consists of a two-box transmitter and a two-box receiver. The system uses COFDM technology and is DVB compliant.

"Vietnam is using MRC's STRATA OB "Two Box" portable microwave radio
systems as a standard because of the range of the technology as well as
ease of use", stated Tony Finizio, president of MRC.

The digital system will enhance HTV's newsgathering range allowing news
teams to access locations that have been historically difficult to get video. MRC STRATA systems allow transmission of shots up to 60 kilometres. The portable units can be set up just about anywhere in the city and get shots back to the studio.