[NEWS] At Inter BEE 2016, Anritsu Held a Live Demonstration Using Remote Spectrum Monitors for Radio Wave Monitoring and Interference Source Detection, which Enable Radio Wave Monitoring Through Remote Access to the Internally Equipped Web Server
Anritsu (Headquarters: Atsugi, Kanagawa) exhibited at InterBEE 2016, which was held at Makuhari Messe from November 16th (Wed) through 18th (Fri). At the company booth (Hall 5, Booth 5106), live demonstrations for "Measurement Solutions by Anritsu that Continue to Support Broadcasting," with a focus on remote spectrum monitors for radio wave monitoring and interference source detection, were exhibited.
■ Constant Monitoring Performed Remotely
The exhibited remote spectrum monitors for radio wave monitoring are offered in the 3 types of the "MS27101A," which comes in a half-rack size that can be used in a broadcast van, the "MS27102A" for outdoor placement, and the "MS27103A," which is a 2U size multi-port type for usage in stations. The monitors cover from 9kHz to 6GHz, and the "MS27101A" and "MS27102A" can be operated with UPS batteries (12V). Additionally, the machines themselves are equipped with self-diagnosis and automatic restoration features.
As these spectrum monitors are equipped with a web server, radio wave monitoring by the spectrum is possible through remote access from a PB web browser, for example. Furthermore, by using the optional software "Vision," long-term radio wave monitoring, anomaly detection, and interference source detection are also possible.
Junichi Maruta, the Number 1 Business Advancement Manager of the Measurement Business Group and Measurement Device Sales Headquarters, states, "By connecting to the internet, it is possible to constantly monitor the broadcast signals handled by broadcasters without being at the site, to constantly monitor radio signal levels from a location that is distant from the transmission point, and investigate interference for reception points of broadcast radio waves. To add, a minimum of 3 devices are necessary to specify the locations of radio waves from interference sources. Also, the half-rack sized spectrum monitors can be implemented on broadcast vans to adjust antennas and the satellite reception status at the broadcast location." (The above photo is the spectrum monitor screen seen from a web browser)
At the booth, the remote spectrum monitors were connected to a PC, and a demonstration of monitoring using a web browser was exhibited.
■ Appealing to a wide range of broadcast personnel
Regarding the InterBEE exhibition, Junichi Maruta stated, "Our goal is to demonstrate to the guests and a wide range of broadcasting personnel how effective our products are for measurement of radio interference, constant monitoring of various radio waves, and satellite reception on broadcast vans."
■ Exhibition of other broadcast spectrum analyzers
In addition to the above, the "MS2830A," a spectrum analyzer for modulation analysis testing for ISDB-T broadcasting, such as V-Low, the "MS2712E," a hand-held spectrum analyzer for modulation analysis and BER measurement for terrestrial digital broadcasting, and solutions for TTL/STL maintenance were exhibited at the booth.
Location: 5--1-1 Onna, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken 243-8555
Inter BEE Booth: Video and Broadcast Equipment Department / Hall 5 / 5106