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ETL Systems provides RF equipment for Timeline Television’s first UHD production truck

Madley, UK. 27 June 2017. ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, has helped Timeline Television build its first UHD production/uplink truck – designated “RF1” – for use with major UK broadcasters.

To meet its high demand in services, Timeline Television – a market-leading provider of broadcast technology – decided to build the RF1 as a six camera UHD production truck that is also able to operate as a communications vehicle, with two powerful independent transmission paths with dual chain redundancy.

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UHD Truck

Timeline Television enlisted ETL engineers to provide components to handle the routing of various L-Band signals around the transmission paths. ETL supplied L-Band splitters and combiners for the RF tray, which allowed it to correctly route all signals around the two dishes easily.

“We are trusted by some of the biggest brands in the UK and international television market, and so to help build this vehicle we could only use an RF provider with high expertise, experience and custom solutions like the ETL RF components team,” said Lee Wright, Senior Broadcast Engineer at Timeline Television. “It’s been a very pleasant experience working with ETL Systems and I am sure it won’t be too long before we work with ETL again.”

ETL also adapted the order throughout the process as Timeline Television changed orders and designs to better suit the direction of the project. The vehicle – which is now fully operational – has been busy since operating throughout the UK.

“Taking a consultative approach, we were able to offer Timeline Television a tailored solution from ETL’s wide components product range, ensuring it was a suitable solution for the UHD production truck and delivered on time to meet its schedule,” said Dominic Overton, Components Sales Manager at ETL Systems. “It was a great experience working with Timeline Television and we are delighted that the project was a great success.”

For further information about ETL Systems please see http://www.etlsystems.com/.

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For technical information, please contact:
ETL Systems:
Kristy Summers
+44 (0)1981 259020
kristy.summers@etlsystems.com

For press information, please contact:
Proactive International PR
Kelly Mancaruso
+44 1636 704888
Kelly.mancaruso@proactive-pr.com

About ETL Systems:
ETL design and build high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, with a focus on customisation and customer service. In FY2016, 91% of sales were exports.

ETL’s products are generally used in satellite ground stations and include switch matrices, splitters, amplifiers, and fibre optic equipment. Customers include governments, satellite operators, telecoms companies, and broadcasters. Eight of the top twelve NATO governments use ETL products to protect their citizens and fourteen of the top twenty global satellite operators also use ETL equipment.

With its dedicated in-house engineers based in Herefordshire, UK, ETL Systems has seen an average growth of 20 per cent in the last five years and has won three Queens Awards for International Trade.

About Timeline Television:
With a solid history of quality editing for post-production and live programming, Timeline TV is a recognized and reliable name in UK broadcasting. All of the UK’s networks have trusted Timeline to deliver technical and creative facilities for programmes as diverse as live music and awards shows, political conferences, global and domestic sporting competitions, light entertainment and current affairs.

Timeline takes pride in an ability to provide innovative, leading edge broadcast solutions, and a willingness to offer flexible, value-for-money services, which are tailored to the needs of each client.

Uniquely in the industry, Timeline has the ability to provide facilities for your production from concept to completion, including: outside broadcasts, post production and an exhaustive knowledge of tapeless solutions.

With two large post production facilities in London and a third in MediaCityUK, Timeline provide state-of-the-art facilities to major broadcasters including BBC, BSkyB and ITV, to name but a few.