IBC2018 sees the first showing of a newly upgraded range of mains distribution units (MDUs) from dB Broadcast, the UK’s leading Systems Integrator.
The Cardinal range now includes remote power monitoring for maximising operational efficiency and early detection of faults within a rack. This includes monitoring of power, input voltage, energy (kWh), input current and power factor.
To provide for future developments, a further upgrade is ‘local download’ so that new software versions can be uploaded in the field, without needing to physically remove the unit.
Software control allows monitoring and control of equipment, even at remote sites. Web-based, the Cardinal range features an intuitive user interface, SNMP MIB based control and monitoring, e-mail messaging and alerts for conditions such as loss of input mains power, blown fuses and changed output status on or off.
Dual input versions of the MDUs enable main and back-up power sources to be connected, with automatic switching to the back-up in the event of a power fail. Even non phase coherent inputs can be switched, and non-critical equipment can be switched off by shedding a number of MDU outputs. Users can reset the MDU internal control system without interrupting any of the controlled outputs.
“We are very pleased to offer this improved Cardinal range”, says Tom Swan, Sales and Marketing Director of dB Broadcast. “These are very popular products, and the latest enhancements result from our extensive contact with clients on real applications, and so address real needs in the market.”
The new range will be on show at IBC at Stand 10.A28, with first customer deliveries expected by the end of the year.
IBC Stand: 10.A28
14-18th September 2018
About dB Broadcast
dB Broadcast (dB) is the UK’s largest and most successful independent systems integrator, and is expert in solutions design, systems build and integration, migration and support for both traditional and new technology broadcast systems.
dB is independent of hardware and software vendors and represents a centre of excellence for the delivery of modern day, fit for purpose broadcast systems. Consultancy and after-sales support are an increasing part of dB’s portfolio of services.
dB also designs and manufactures products for the broadcast industry including: Cardinal range of mains distribution units (MDUs), Hawkeye for switching and monitoring all types of broadcast signals, MERlin DVB-T2 and DVB-T monitoring receivers, Showman multi-standard analogue TV receiver/demodulator and bespoke products to a customer’s specific requirements.
With purpose-built headquarters in Cambridgeshire UK, dB has approximately 20,000 square feet of space for prefabrication and test of customer systems.