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ERTU stays ahead with Leader

Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has announced plans to deploy twenty-two Leader digital test instruments at its sites in Asyut, Sohag, Luxor, Ben Ali, Isna and Komombo.

Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has purchased twenty-two Leader digital test instruments — eleven 5851V PAL vectorscopes and eleven 5861V waveform monitors — for installation at various ERTU sites in Asyut, Sohag, Luxor, Ben Ali, Isna and Komombo.

The waveform monitors and vectorscopes will be used to monitor the signal quality of fibre-based and microwave studio-to-transmitter feeds and to check the demodulated transmitter output. Eight ERTU television channels are transmitted within Egypt, a mix of national and regional content with a high reputation for creative, cultural and technical excellence.

Leader’s 5851V analogue PAL vectorscope enables simultaneous measurement of chroma amplitude and phase while the 5861V waveform monitor enables rapid evaluation of composite video amplitude, time and frequency response.

“Studio to transmitter links are a vital component of any broadcast signal chain and need particularly careful monitoring in countries with extremes of summer temperature,” commented José Manuel Alpiste, video systems manager for Madrid-based system integrator Broad Telecom S.A. BTESA ordered the equipment on behalf of ERTU from elQuip BV, European Master Distributor for Leader Electronics Corporation.

“The Leader 5851V vectorscope and 5861V waveform monitor have a proven reputation for high reliability. They combine all the features needed for pre-transmission and off-air quality-monitoring as well as being competitively priced for such a large-scale application,” added Alpiste.

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