ANGA Cable 2009 - Cologne, May 26 - 28

ANGA Cable 2009 - the trade fair for cable, broadband and satellite - took place between May 26 and 28, as usual in Cologne, Germany. 380 exhibitors (including the new 11) had their stands on the area of 22,000 square meters. The visitors had the impression that the exhibition was done with a flourish and prepared very professionally. During the three days the exhibition was visited by 13,600 people - an increase of 13% compared to last year. There were 18 lectures and discussion panels conducted by 92 presenters, for 1400 specialists.

Conversations at the stands and messages coming from the lectures instilled optimism about the further development of techniques for receiving and distributing television signals. Unfortunately, in the face of declining revenue and tightening budgets, governments are not eager to spend millions of euro for digitalization of terrestrial broadcasting. Germany has not even set the deadline for switching off analog terrestrial transmitters. At the current rate of this process it would end in the year 2017. Spain planned to cover with DVB-T signal all its territory by April 2010, but today, it is known that this aim is unrealistic. At ANGA Cable 2009 exhibition, equipment manufacturers demonstrated their preparation for broadcasting and receiving both DVB-T and DVB-T2 programs. The nearest test for the industry will be the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

And... the organizers invite everyone to the next fair, which will take place a little earlier, on May 4 - 6, 2010.
The number of exhibitors and visitors at ANGA Cable
TERRA company presented a complete offer of headends, multiswiches, optical devices. In the middle of this year, it will introduce a new line of RF amplifiers called "CABRIO". They are based on new components and show new design. The transmission paths are marked with different colors. This should substantially reduce the number of mistakes during installation.
TERRA company entered through the main door into the world of fiber optics and develops new solutions.
Alcad showed panels of channel amplifiers for DVB-T channels
including DVB-T2 platform, programmable, not tuned to the ordered channel as before.
Ferguson develops satellite receivers for the most demanding customers.
The ARIVA receiver can simultaneously record two HD programs on silent 2.5" HDD,
whereas the user can watch another one.
Fiber optics technology becomes increasingly popular in distribution of TV signals. Many companies presented complete solutions, from headends to terminal equipment. The devices are much smaller nowadays (PCT).
Televes company showed outdoor TV antenna DAT HD, fully prepared for receiving digital signals. The newest solution - BOSS Tech (Balanced Signal Output System) - is a patented technology that automatically adjusts the level of the output signals, so the designation - "intelligent".
Cabelcon boasted about its newest compression connector that was installed without a compression tool, just by screwing on the counterpart.
The design of IKUSI stand was very clear, attracting visitors
both by antennas and sophisticated packaging.
As every year, TELKOM-TELMOR from Gdansk, Poland, indicated its presence in an excellent manner.
The company presented the newest WWK amplifiers, allowing independent,
selective amplification of channels, including bandwidth adjustment.
The design of the stand showed very well that the company comes from an old city.
MATT company from Lodz, Poland was exhibiting as well. Small dimensions of its new outlets enable dense packing - in the same place on the wall, instead of two traditional outlets, there is space for the three new.
Some exhibitors, remembering unpleasant experiences with the police last year who requisitioned satellite receivers, informed about the legality of the software used.
There were all leading manufacturers of measuring devices:
SELFSAT was trying again to get a market share for its satellite panel antennas.
Unfortunately, they are still too expensive.
Svec company showed horn satellite antenna, with gain comparable to a 60 cm offset dish.
Equipment manufacturers pay attention to the energy consumption of their products.
The results are clearly visible.
Most visitors were men, but some stands were dominated by beautiful women.