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Through the use of multi-pass tolerance links and Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) in Hitachi's Digital Microwave Link technology, both setup time and deployment are significantly improved.
Less effort is required to find direct line of sight venues, which reduces manpower and the cost of licenses required since less bandwidth is needed.
"The more tangible advantage that we can see is that the cost of deploying the microwave link will definitely be lower because, unlike the analog link, we do not need line-of-sight. So, pre-site survey can be shorter, or done without. Lesser spectrums of bandwidth are needed for one video signal, so frequency licensing to regulators can be reduced. All these gel down to lower cost of production for the broadcasters."
Mr. Lim Hwa Meng
Assistant Vice President Operations, Enterprises & Technologies
MediaCorp, Pte Ltd.
As digital paves the way for the future, Hitachi continues to adopt the most cutting-edge and innovative technology into its products, enabling leaders in broadcast media to stay at the forefront of digital broadcasting industry.
"The digital links are the way to go in the future to replace all the analog links" said Mr. Lim.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric was established in 1954, with the mission to create new value in the areas of communications, information, broadcasting, video and semiconductor manufacturing, by leveraging the value of each individually to enhance the overall collective synergy.
Since its beginning more than six decades ago, the company has pioneered the way, through technological advances, to become a leader in the industry. The very first manufacturer to successfully release a dual compatible analog-digital Microwave Link system, the company continues to be a social innovator trusted by customers and creating new value both in this era and for the future.
For more information on Digital Microwave Link, please visit Hitachi Kokusai Broadcast and Video Systems.
MediaCorp Pte Ltd.
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