The vehicles had to be suitable for use in the arid Saudi climate, & were also required to be affordably upgradable to HD operation in the near future.

The solution

MHz understood ART’s urgent need for a swiftly deployed solution, & quickly delivered plans for two future-proof ‘HD-ready’ SD uplink vehicles, designed to operate in high temperatures & resistant to airborne sand & dust. The plans included HD-capable components for all of the most important aspects of the vehicles’ infrastructure, including Leitch HD/SD 8x8 routers, BES 2x24 HD video jackfields, Marshall HD-capable TFT video monitors & high-definition Evertz distribution amplifiers & cabling, in order that the any future HD upgrade would be cost-effectively implemented. The MHz team manufactured the vehicles in-house & trained ART’s engineers within the available timescale of ten weeks, ensuring that they were ready to begin transmission of the championship matches on time.

Why MHz?

According to ART’s Director of Engineering, Hassan Merei, the Corporation chose MHz for two reasons. Firstly, thanks to its efficiently integrated in-house design & coach-building teams, MHz has an established track record of delivering well-engineered vehicles within tight deadlines. Speedy deployment was an essential business requirement for ART, saving them the high cost of hiring in vehicles from abroad to handle the football coverage. Secondly, MHz’s quote for the HD-upgradable uplinks was itself very competitive. When MHz delivered the first two uplink vehicles on time & on budget, ART contracted the team to produce a further three vehicles to the same design — testimony to their confidence & satisfaction in MHz as an SI partner.

Business Benefits

Speedy deployment

Time is money & MHz’s in-house design & coach-building facilities can meet very tight deadlines, saving on both.

Futureproofing

MHz’s expert specialists will design with your future requirements in mind, helping to safeguard your investment in broadcast infrastructure & significantly reducing the cost of future upgrades.

Seamless project management

MHz can act as the central point of contact for an entire end-to-end design, build & operational training process.

Featured Technologies

  • Long-wheelbase VW Sprinter and lveco Daily 3.0 HPI vehicle chassis used
  • Harris HD/SD capable 8x8 router
  • BES 24x2 HD jackfields
  • Marshall HD LCD flat-screen monitors
  • Evertz HD-capable video distribution amplifier & cabling

What our customers say...

  • "Thank you; your team has built us an outstanding Satellite, production vehicle that will move us forward into the changing market place."

    5 out of 5

    Andrew Jones - Globecast

  • "Both projects are of excellent engineering design and meet very high technical standards. Technical Specifications set in Tenders were met and the coordination and project management between CyBC and Megahertz engineering teams were perfect."

    5 out of 5

    Grigoris Maliotis - PIK

  • “Megahertz has always been grounded in solid, practical broadcast engineering skills,”

    “We have worked closely together, of course, but I have been able to let them get on with the job safe in the knowledge that they had anticipated all the problems and pinch points. The move was seamless.”

    5 out of 5

    Dave Stewart - ETV (Pty) Ltd

  • "Thank you for looking after my team during this and all the other acceptance weeks. I am very pleased with the end result of these vehicles and I continue to believe that we have an excellent partnership when it comes to the build and ongoing maintenance of BT's TVOB vehicles."

    5 out of 5

    Neil Spencer - BT

  • "In my many years of OB and build projects I can say without hesitation that this project has been the most successful that I have been involved with which again is due in no small part to you and your team."

    5 out of 5

    Mick Both - RaceTECH

  • "Today we had an open day for the new truck & our colleagues were very impressed.
    The truck looks great, thank you to everyone who worked on this project."

    5 out of 5

    Mark Woodyatt - Head of Operations - Globecast

  • "Both pojects awarded to you following public Tenders, have been completed by Megahertz in due time and within very tight time limits for the Cyprus Presidency of the European Council."

    5 out of 5

    Grigoris Maliotis - PIK

  • "I want you to receive from me, and from the ViVe team, our sincerely appreciation for your professionalism to leading your team on both projects, and for your effort understanding our needs and providing solutions."

    5 out of 5

    Eduardo Rojas - ViVe TV

  • “Any project which involves picking up eight busy channels and moving them across town is always going to be a challenge on a knife-edge,”

    “Even while the planning and moving is happening, we still have a station to run and channels to put out. So we needed a partner we could trust to come in and take responsibility for the move."

    5 out of 5

    Dave Stewart - ETV (Pty) Ltd