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Some Day All Lithium Ion
Batteries Will Be Made
This Way?
By IDX

T

here is much discussion in the
media about the perceived safety
concerns of Lithium-ion battery
technology. IDX Technology maintains
that if properly implemented, the
technology is not only safe but
constitutes the best solution for
powering portable equipment used
throughout the broadcast industry.
Safety and reliability is designed into
all IDX batteries from the sourcing of
the cells to the housing in which they
are contained.
IDX works closely with Panasonic
Sanyo, sourcing from them matched
cells selected for electrical load,
longer life cycles, temperature
tolerances and cost. Jointly developed
safety technology safeguards against
over current, over charge, over
discharge and exposure to extreme
temperatures.

First introduced into the DUO battery
range in 2013, all new IDX battery
designs incorporate a honeycomb
internal structure that effectively
isolates each Li-ion cell from its
neighbour. In Japan this is seen as a
significant safety measure and forms
part of their PSE law which governs
electrical appliance safety in Japan.
Although not mandatory in Europe,
the benefits are self-evident because
the structure benefits not only safety
but also the mechanical integrity of the
housing is stronger.
IDX was established in Tokyo Japan
in 1989 and established sales and
support offices in the U.S.A. and
England in 1994. As pioneers in the
use of Lithium Ion, IDX was the first
company to produce Lithium Ion NP
batteries to meet the needs of camera
users who demanded more power

and less battery weight. IDX
built on that award winning
lithium Ion NP success by
introducing the ENDURA
System with revolutionary
features such as Powerlinkthe ability to stack a second
battery to double the power
and run time available. 5
generations on from the E-50
that launched in April 2000,
the current E-HL9 Powerlink
model is the battery of choice for
most broadcasters and hire companies
throughout Europe. It will be further
developed into a new compatible
model in 2017 and customers are
invited to request a wish list of
additional features at the IDX stand at
IBC.
In the pursuit of quality and value
for money, IDX has not ignored the
impact to the environment. Since
2005, IDX in Japan has received
ISO 14001:2004 the Environmental
Management System certification.

IDX battery designs
incorporate a honeycomb
internal structure

This standard assures IDX's ongoing
commitment to achieving the best
environmental practises at every level.
This is evidenced by the introduction
of two new battery chargers, the VL2X and the VL-2000S. Both feature
Auto
Power-management
which
automatically shuts the units off
when they are not in active use which
reduces power consumption and
waste. The VL-2000s also features a
Life Plus Mode to increase battery life
by up to 20%.

WORK Microwave's
Latest Innovations

A

t IBC2016, WORK Microwave
will demonstrate the latest
innovations in analogue and digital
satcom solutions, increasing flexibility,
bandwidth, and margins for satellite
operators while reducing their
operational costs.
Key highlights at the show will
include the company's new A-Series
IP-based DVB-S2X family of modems,
demodulators, and modulators, along
with the debut of greater design
options for frequency converters
based on market demand.
WORK Microwave will showcase three
new products from its A-Series FPGAbased family of modem, modulator,
and demodulator platforms at
IBC2016. On display will be the AX-60
IP Modem, AR-60 IP Demodulator, and
AT-60 IP Modulator high-performance
platforms for IP trunking and IP
network infrastructure applications.
IBC2016 attendees can get a demo of
WORK Microwave's DVB-S2X Broadcast

Modulator, one of the industry's only
solutions that comes predistortionready for automatic group delay and
nonlinearity compensation. Ideal for
DTH broadcast, video contribution,
and distribution applications over
satellite, the DVB-S2X Broadcast
Modulator allows operators to mitigate
the negative effects in satellite filters
and amplifiers, while reducing power
and increasing beam coverage,
throughput, and availability.
Transmission over wideband satellite
enables operators to run links with less
back off and higher power, increase
multiplex efficiencies, and maximize
throughput. Given the benefits
of wideband technology, WORK
Microwave will be demonstrating its
single carrier wideband modulator and
demodulator at IBC2016.
WORK Microwave will showcase
its modular and compact frequency
converters at IBC2016, giving satellite
operators the flexibility to choose

which design approach best fits their
specific needs and requirements.
As operators look to meet the
growing consumer demand for highbandwidth telecommunications and
broadcast services, WORK Microwave's
synthesised block converters meet
all of their requirements, simplifying
the transition from the Ku-band to
Ka-band and onto the Q and V bands
by ensuring they have the capacity to
deliver terrestrial broadcast services
like HDTV, 3DTV, and interactive
gaming as well as high data rate digital
communications and internet services.
Relying on WORK Microwave's
frequency
converters,
satellite
operators and systems integrators can
begin pre-migration testing to ensure
effective use of the Q and V bands for

WORK Microwave AX-60 Modem

optimal efficiency.
Compared with block converters
that have fixed or switchable LO,
WORK Microwave's offering includes
a tuneable LO with 100Hz step size.
The frequency bandwidth can be
selected by the operator to achieve
low spurious emissions. These unique
capabilities allow wideband frequency
coverage with only one unit, whereas
other approaches, i.e., fixed block
converters, require several different
block converter modules.
WORK Microwave's Redundancy
Switch RSCC-8 system features a
competitive price to performance
ratio and compact 8:1 design that
can be used for L-Band upconverters,
downconverters, and modulators.


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