Timeline Television Launches RF2!

The growing demands of 4K UHD RF uplinks has major provider, UK based Timeline Television, launching a second uplink truck that will double their fleet and provide their clients increased flexibility.  The new truck’s designation will be RF2 and will incorporate the very best in 4K technology from manufacturers across our global industry. The growth and demand of RF1 (Timeline’s first uplink truck), which was launched in December 2016 and has served over 80 outside broadcasts in its first year of service. The need for RF2 was evident and Timeline Television is extremely excited to continue being a major  provider of outside-broadcast, post-production, and studio-based services for all the major UK network clients.

RF2 will weigh in a 5 tons and will be able to deliver multiple UHD and HD uplinks utilizing a dual chain 1.8 Advent Newswift antenna. Also, the vehicle will be equipped with a 1m Cobham Explorer 8100 KA antenna for remote data services and video over IP. The auto-deploying and tracking KA Band antenna enables connectivity in  minutes, which ensures that bidirectional communication can be achieved and finalized.

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The brains of the system, a 196 bidirectional port Vega router enables 4K video to be managed with ease. The enormous monitor stack, Dolby sound monitoring and ASI/spectrum analysis provide complete confidence monitoring for crew guaranteeing client deliverable satisfaction. RF2 is equipped with a 9m Telescopic Mast with 35Kg of head-load, allowing various antennas to be mounted and activated.

The design and flexibility of RF2 will allow clients to customize to their needs and operations can range from just a communications hub to an awesome electronic newgathering uplink truck!

Timeline Television’s awesome RF2 will be launched in Q2 of 2018

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About Timeline Television

Timeline is a market-leading provider of broadcast technology and services. Our portfolio includes Outside Broadcasts, Post Production facilities in Soho, Ealing Studios and MediaCityUK, Studios, RF and Satellite, Managed services and System Integration. We are trusted by some of the biggest brands in the UK and international television market, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and BT Sport. Timeline delivers technical and creative facilities for programmes as diverse as live music and awards shows, political conferences, global and domestic sporting competitions, light entertainment and current affairs.




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