DIPOL Weekly Review - TV and SAT TV, CCTV, WLAN

No. 25/2018 (June 18, 2018)

As every year, the Review is not published from

the last week of June to the end of August.

The next issue will be available on Sept. 3, 2018.

We wish all Readers and Customers

excellent vacation time!

Intelligent lighting in cities.

Lighting is an inseparable element of modern, effective and economical cities. Many cities in the world decide to modernize there infrastructure, implement intelligent traffic control systems, and intelligent lighting. Modernization of lighting is an important element of building the concept of a smart city of the future. Modern lamps can collect data from the environment by using sensors and then implement optimization algorithms. One of such cities that has taken up the subject of modernization of the lighting system is San Diego. At the cost of 30 million dollars, the city builds the the largest network of sensors in street lamps.
By the end of the year, the network composed of 3,200 sensors connected via LTE will be installed on lamp posts with energy-saving light sources. Along with light control, the sensors are to improve road traffic control and parking space management, increase public safety and help monitor air quality. The system will transmit data in real time. It will help drivers by indicating free parking places via a dedicated mobile application.
An interesting solution was also decided by the city's authorities in one of Polish cities - in Pila. In cooperation with Ericsson and Philips Lighting, the city introduces energy-saving LED lamps on the streets, enabling remote management of lighting infrastructure, with built-in base stations of a cellular operator. Thanks to the lamps with built-in 4G transmitters, the city's residents gain not only economical LED lighting, but also good coverage and high quality of cellular connections and network services.
Innovative Ericsson Prototype Zero Site.
The base station integrated with a street lamp has been installed in Pila, Poland.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai has invested in the most modern building lighting system. Thanks to the innovative system, students do not need to use light switches. The switches have been replaced by detectors in lamps, which detect the presence of people in rooms and turn the light on or off as needed. Interestingly, the system also automatically adjusts the intensity of light depending on the natural daylight.

DIPOL's Summer Photo Contest!

Nowadays each of us has a camera, at least in the smartphone, and we are surrounded by various kinds of antennas. What counts, is a good composition, a cool shot, unusual lighting. The photos can be uploaded until September 28! Last year we received over 600 works. Will there be more of them this year? It's up to you! The Manfrotto 290 LIGHT tripod with 3D 293D3 head will be useful for every owner of a professional camera, ...or it can become a reason to purchase one. The information about the competition and prizes is available at the contest site.
First works submitted to this year's competition
Below, some distinguished pictures from the lat year's edition of the contest. And what was the winning one? You can find it out here.
Seen on the walk
Magdalena Cieslak
The Pienin Mountains
Maciej G. Szling
Window to the world
Edward Sonski

Additional protection of recordings in large video surveillance systems - N+1 Hot Spare function in Hikvision NVRs.

Hikvision NVRs of the "I" series have additional functions, especially useful when implementing larger installations. One of them is the N + 1 Hot Spare function increasing the reliability of the entire system and resistance to Ethernet network failure, loss of local power supply, etc.
4K IP NVR: Hikvision DS-7732NI-I4 (32ch, 256Mbps, 4xSATA, VGA, HDMI)4K IP NVR: Hikvision DS-7732NI-I4 (32ch, 256Mbps, 4xSATA, VGA, HDMI)4K IP NVR: Hikvision DS-7732NI-I4 (32ch, 256Mbps, 4xSATA, VGA, HDMI)4K IP NVR: Hikvision DS-7732NI-I4 (32ch, 256Mbps, 4xSATA, VGA, HDMI)Managed Switch: TP-LINK TL-SG3424P JetStream (24xGbE-PoE, 4xSFP)Managed Switch: TP-LINK TL-SG3424P JetStream (24xGbE-PoE, 4xSFP)Managed Switch: TP-LINK TL-SG3424P JetStream (24xGbE-PoE, 4xSFP)Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2123G0-I (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, H.265/H.264)Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T23G0-I5 (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, H.265/H.264)Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T23G0-I5 (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, H.265/H.264)Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T23G0-I5 (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, H.265/H.264)Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2123G0-I (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, H.265/H.264)Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2123G0-I (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, H.265/H.264)
The principle of operation of the N + 1 Hot Spare function in Hikvision systems.
In the event of a failure of a primary NVR, the recording is taken over by the HOT SPARE NVR.
One spare NVR should be added to the system. After activation of the Hot Spare function, it acts as a redundant recorder. It does not record anything in the normal operating mode, it works only in the case of a failure of one of the core NVRs, taking over its role. When communication with the "dead" NVR is resumed, the missing recordings are restored (thanks to a synchronization process). The function can be used in a network consisting of up to 32 NVRs.

Designing of multiswitch systems.

For multi-family buildings, DIPOL offers solutions based on Terra equipment. Multiswitch systems composed of TERRA devices from MR-9xx and MV-9xx series ensure reception of satellite signals from two satellite positions and from terrestrial TV and FM transmitters. They are used in many countries, among others in the UK, Germany, Australia, Poland. Since 2004, the number of large TERRA multiswitch SMATV systems installed in Poland has reached thousands, and they enjoy excellent reputation. High performance, stability of parameters, very low failure rate make these multiswitches the choice number one, satisfying even the most demanding customers.
An example of a SMATV system for a multifamily building is presented below. There are dwg, pdf and stn versions of the design (the latter is the SatNet file that can be modified with the SatNet software).
The design is an SMATV system for distribution of satellite signals from two satellite positions, DVB-T terrestrial television and FM radio signals from one master antenna set to 138 apartments in a building with 3 staicases. The trunk wiring includes 11 coaxial cables (Triset-113 PE E1017) led from the roof to a technical room located in the basement. The technical room houses nearly all active devices of the system. The cables distributing signals to the apartments are led from multiswitches installed in boxes located in staircases. The multiswitches are connected with the equipment in the technical room via a 9-cable multiswitch bus.

Example design of a multiswitch system with 72 outlets, performed with the use of SatNet utility
A project made with the use of SatNet utility, saved as a pdf file.
CLICK to download the whole diagram.

Video door phone in a detached house.

The diagram below shows a video door system based on analog Hikvision kit DS-KIS203 G7383. The set consists of 7" indoor monitor DS-KH2220 with screen resolution of 800 x 480 px and gate/door station DS-KB2421-IM with camera featuring resolution of 720 x 576 px. The station is equipped with a relay (NO/NC/COM terminals) dedicated to control the electric strike in the gate. The strike and the relay have to be connected to an external 12 VDC power source, e.g. M1820, so that the +12 V output of the power supply is connected to the COM terminal of the relay, one connector of the strike to the NO terminal of the relay, and the second connector to the ground (-) of the power supply. Additionally, the monitor can be connected with an analog CCTV camera (e.g. N-CAM 760 M7478) located outside the house and directed towards the gate. The user can select the image from the built-in or the additional camera. The video door phone uses 4-wire system. With a distance up to 30 m between the gate and the monitor, the cross section of each wire should have minimum 0.5 mm2.
Video Door Phone: Hikvision DS-KIS203 (1 subscriber, vandal-proof)Video Door Phone: Hikvision DS-KIS203 (1 subscriber, vandal-proof)HD-TVI Compact Camera N-CAM 760 (1080p, 2.8-12mm, 0.01 lx, IR up to 40m; CVBS, AHD, HD-CVI)
A video door system in one-family house:
violet - communication between monitor and additional camera
blue - power supply and communication between monitor and gate station
green - power supply for the door/gate strike
orange - door/gate strike connection

Highly efficient LTE antenna!

TRANS-DATA LTE KYZ 10/10 A741024 is an outdoor, directional log periodic MIMO antenna for use with LTE (4G), 3G, DCS, GSM modems and cellular phones with two antenna connectors. The antenna has 10 dBi gain. The antenna has been designed for operation with LTE modems equipped with two antenna connectors, some cellular phones, GSM, DCS, 3G modems.
Distinguishing features:
  • Outdoor directional logarithmic antenna,
  • MIMO 2x2,
  • Multiband: 806-960 MHz, 1710-2700 MHz,
  • Multi-standard: GSM, DCS, UMTS, WLAN, LTE,
  • Gain:
    • 9.5 dBi (806-960 MHz),
    • 10 dBi (1710-2700 MHz),
  • Short-circuit for DC,
  • 10 m lead terminated with SMA plug,
  • Housing made of durable ABS plastic resistant to UV radiation and weather conditions,
  • Mounted to a mast with U-bolts (optionally to a horizontal pipe)
4G/3G/GSM Antenna: TRANS-DATA LTE KYZ 10/10 MIMO (with 10 m cable + SMA)
View of the TRANS-DATA LTE KYZ 10/10 MIMO A741024 antenna

Signal Fire AI-8 fusion splicer - how to start splicing?

For several years now, DIPOL company has been popularizing fiber optic solutions among its main customers, i.e. installers and installation companies. During that time, many of them started to deploy small and medium-size fiber optic systems, also with operations like splicing optical fibers. Simply, the purchase of a splicing machine preceded by one-day theoretical and practical training allowed them to significantly extend their offerings, as well as to save money that previously had to be paid for hiring subcontractors.
Approximately, it can be assumed that the cost of the Signal Fire AI-8 splicer will return after about 250 splices (if performed by an external company) or be an equivalent of about 750 mechanical splices. In the latter case, however, an important disadvantage is the increased labor intensity and much longer time of working - a series of splices made by the fusion splicer takes incomparably less time. By maintaining the order and cleanliness, simply using the due diligence standard required in the fusion splicing process, the installer also gains high repeatability of connection parameters. In the case of an FTTH system in a multi-family building, such a building with 70 apartments will already provide a return on investment (2 splices in each apartment and 2 splices per apartment in the technical room or cabinet).
Fusion Splicer: Signal Fire AI-8 (with toolbox and tools)
Signal Fire AI-8 employs core alignment technology (there is option of cladding alignment) that ensures minimum attenuation of the splices. Fiber ends are positioned by 6 stepper motors from Siemens, which is an absolute exception in this price category. The splicer can be used both for deployment of hundred-kilometer-long fiber optic trunks and in FTTH systems requiring short point-to-point connections, in LAN installations and fiber-based video surveillance systems. The AI-8 model is controlled by a quad-core processor providing fast response times (the splicer is ready to work after 3 seconds) and ensuring short splicing and sleeve heating operations. The splicer is one of the fastest devices of its kind currently available on the market and the fastest in its price class.
The key features of the fusion splicer and basic operations are presented in the video. More detailed information on the Signal Fire A-8 splicer and a description of the first steps can be found in the article Signal Fire AI-8 - how to begin fusion splicing?.

New products offered by DIPOL

Satellite DVB-S/S2 Meter: Signal WS-6916 HD (built-in receiver)
Satellite DVB-S/S2 Meter Signal WS-6916 HD R10821 allows the user to set up any satellite dish/antenna quickly and precisely. Signal WS-6916 HD has a clear menu that will help each installer to do the job quickly and effectively. The device incorporates a list of tens of popular satellites (plus transponders), which can be modified by the user. The WS-6916 HD model can measure DVB-S2 signals, including HD channels. The meter has a built-in tuner/receiver that allows constant monitoring of the set channel. The preview of channels on the screen and intuitive operation is a guarantee of quick implementation of each system.
Digital PIR Motion Detector: Pyronix KX15DD
Digital PIR Motion Detector: Pyronix KX15DD G3263 is a compact digital PIR motion detector with double pyroelectric sensor. Thanks to features such as digital temperature compensation, elimination of electrical noise (IFT), automatic sensitivity control and Blue Wave technology, it can be used in commercial, residential or industrial buildings. The built-in parametric EOL resistors allow the installer to shorten the installation time. The set includes mounting accessories (wall and ceiling options).

Compact IP Camera: Signal HDC-270P (4MP, 2.8-12mm, 0.01 lx, IR up to 40m, H.265/H.264, PoE)
Compact IP Camera Signal HDC-270P K1887 is dedicated for professional IP CCTV systems. The compact camera has been equipped with high quality 4 MP (2560 x 1440 px) 1/3" CMOS sensor providing good video coverage even in low-light conditions. Along with IR illuminator with range up to 40 m, the camera can also operate in complete darkness. The built-in 2.8-12 mm varifocal lens has viewing angle within 90° - 26° range. The camera produces three independent video streams that can be encoded in several ways, H.265/H.264/MJPEG. The H.265 option minimizes consumption of the network band and memory resources. Access to the camera is possible via a web browser, free client software VMS Lite (PC) or FreeIP app (smartphones).

Worth reading

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Signal Fire AI-8 fusion splicer