Leading communications and SCADA network supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced a €3.8 million contract to supply, install and commission a new national microwave network to provide RTÉ NL with the capability to roll out Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT).
The project entailed not only the installation of the microwave elements, but also incorporated the video multiplexers, the audio codes, the stand-by power systems and the integration of the network management systems with the RTÉ NL SCADA system.
Two of the main challenges posed were the very tight deadlines and the requirement to work on a live network without interrupting TV or radio service. The fact that the high sites are located in some of the most remote locations in the country added to the complexity.
Working closely with RTÉ NL, EMR began the rollout in October 2008 and the first sites went live in November of that year. By the following March all twenty high sites and the studios in the Dublin headquarters in Donnybrook and the studios in Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Limerick and Cork were live.