We look back on a successful year and would like to thank you for your loyalty, patience and trust. It was a special year: we have started the development of our new product generation and have already reached the first milestones.
To strengthen our R&D team we are recruiting immediately or by arrangement: Senior RF Engineer (60-100 %).
We are expanding our product portfolio with linear radio power amplifiers up to 10 W, optimized for the transmission of broadcast signals and TETRA in the VHF/UHF band.
Fully monitored, VSWR failsafe, ready for digital predistortion are a matter of fact.
The first commissioning results are very satisfying.
Do you prefer to use our Broadcast Receiver as a tabletop unit or do you often carry it to other locations with increased temperature requirements?
We have now developed the Halfrack option especially for vehicular use-cases. Solid N-connectors offer a reasonable connection to vehicle antennas. The fan cools the device quietly and efficiently, even with increased temperature requirements.
Today we shipped our first broadcast test receiver (BR-VBI). Hooray!
BR-VBI is a digital broadcast receiver allowing measurements and supervision for all common broadcast networks from 400 kHz up to 950 MHz. BR-VBI is natively supported by the Kathrein Signal Analyzer (KSA) software which is an ideal combination for spectrum and channel impulse response analysis, service performance estimation, and many more use-cases.
The measurement system is suitable for mobile vehicular-based as well as for remote stationary measurements.
BR-VBI contains two selectable RF inputs paths, optimized for two different frequency ranges. The best dynamic range for a wide range of input signal levels is achieved by switchable input attenuators and low-noise amplifiers. Multi-stage input signal filtering guarantees optimal channel selectivity for a convincing measurement experience. A fast-attack overdrive prevention circuit attenuates the input level to adequate signal levels. This enables accurate drive tests in which signal levels fluctuate strongly.
Our new third generation software defined radio is born. It is optimized for highest sensitivity with a high precision, low-noise clock design.
Thanks to two 16-bit 12.6 GSPS DAC outputs and eight 14-bit 500-1250 MSPS ADC inputs, we are ushering in a new era.
20 years ago, a fire disaster occurred in the Gotthard road tunnel. Since then, the Federal Office of Transport (ASTRA) has invested heavily in tunnel safety. Our DAB+ response system (DAB-VBI) is used as part of the safety system for alerting people over the car radio in case of an emergency. This project was followed by dozens of other tunnels, which are becoming safer with our break-in solutions.
For VBI in action, please refer to the following video (04 min 10s and 07 min 30s):
Source: SRF, Regionaljournal Zentralschweiz, 22.10.2021, 12:03/17:30 Uhr; vogb/sda/vonb
We are proud to celebrate the fifth anniversary of PrecisionWave AG. PrecisionWave AG was founded in the summer of 2016. Since then, the company has established itself worldwide with their first products, the FM/DAB+ Voice Break-In devices.
PrecisionWave and KATHREIN BROADCAST have signed a cooperation agreement for the evolution of the KATHREIN SIGNAL ANALYZER “KSA”.
More processing power for our established DAB+ Voice Break-In family unveils new features.
Introducing DAB-VBI-ULTRASCALE with extended processing power for our VBI family.
We have moved to a new and bigger location, about 300m from where we used to be. Now we are even closer to the heart of Solothurn. You find us new at Dammstrasse 1, 4500 Solothurn
We are happy to announce that TINEX Group AS is our new sales representative for Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Our DAB+ Voice Break-In device has been installed in dozens of tunnels throughout Switzerland, including the world-renowned Gotthard Street Tunnel, former world's longest tunnel.
The DAB/DAB+ repeater systems installed in many shorter tunnels and stores make sure users in Switzerland can enjoy an uninterrupted listening experience.
We are happy to finally present our company on the internet with more than just a logo and an address.
In recent months we have been working on improving our web-frontend for the Voice Break-In Devices. Realtime input power display and other features have been added for even better user convenience.
Further, our company has been granted an "Innocheck" by the swiss commission for technology and innovation (CTI) for the development of the RAPID system with which we aim at strongly reducing emergency unit traffic delays. Stay tuned!