Hiltron Communications has completed a motorized antenna and control system at the Helsingborg headquarters of LyngSat. The new installation comprises a 2.4 meter satellite antenna mounted on a Hiltron HMAM motorized antenna mount and operated via a Hiltron HACU antenna control unit.
Developed and produced by Hiltron, the HMAM is a motorized satellite antenna mount which can be used for a wide range of applications including broadcast and telecommunication downlinks.
An optional motorized 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 polarization drive. The combined head and drive form a three-axis motorized mount with up to 240 degrees of azimuth adjustment, 90 degrees of elevation adjustment range and fully adjustable polarization.
A companion product to HMAM within Hiltron's product range, the HACU is designed to control three-axis motorized 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.
Hiltron Communications' Managing Director Antonio Monteverde commented that 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 polarization. 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.