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Hiltron HMAM and HACU Satellite Monitoring System Goes Live at LyngSat

Stockholm, Sweden, July 31, 2018 – Hiltron Communications announces the completion of a motorised antenna and control system at the Helsingborg headquarters of LyngSat. The new installation comprises a 2.4 metre satellite antenna mounted on a Hiltron HMAM motorised antenna mount and operated via a Hiltron HACU antenna control unit.

"The HMAM is equipped with a special feed which can be switched into different positions to receive signals in Ku band or in C-band linear and circular polarisation," comments Hiltron Communications' Managing Director Antonio Monteverde. "The new system is fully integrated into the Lyngsat satellite monitoring infrastructure and will be used by the company to keep its web pages up to date with information about the worldwide TV channels available over satellite."

Developed and produced by Hiltron, the HMAM is a high-precision motorised satellite antenna mount which can be used for a wide range of applications including broadcast and telecommunication downlinks. An optional motorised feed changer allows the head to be moved quickly to a new position for switching between frequency bands. HMAM comes complete with professional-grade drives for azimuth and elevation plus a high-accuracy polarisation drive. The combined head and drive form a three-axis motorised mount with up to 240 degrees of azimuth adjustment, 90 degrees of elevation adjustment range and fully adjustable polarisation.

A companion product to HMAM within Hiltron's product range, the HACU is designed to control three-axis motorised antennas. The antenna control unit and associated motor-control electronics are contained in an IP65-rated weatherproof outdoor housing with a hinged front access port secured by dual key screws. The HACU can be operated from a PC running a graphic user interface compatible with standard web browsers. The control GUI displays all the information required to set and maintain azimuth, elevation and polarisation, including current and target positions plus a database of potential accessible satellites.

LyngSat (www.lyngsat.com) is a globally active company providing to the international community detailed information about the TV channels available over satellites across North and South America, Asia, the Atlantic and Pacific regions, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Hiltron Communications (www.hiltron.de) is a globally active system integrator, manufacturer and distributor in the field of satellite and wireless communication. The company operates from modern purpose-built headquarters at Backnang near Stuttgart. On-site facilities include a large technical operations area with high access doors and ceiling, capable of accommodating satellite-link vehicles and their roof-mounted antennas.

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