UKI-1955 is a hybrid truck and ideally suited for a quick response to breaking news or as a outside broadcast uplink feed. It’s fast, flexible and cost effective supplying a range of broadcast services.


  • Satellite capacity on ABS-3A, Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES and Telenor.
  • Connection to BT Tower and other fibre networks.
  • ENG camera, lights and sound.
  • Ka-SAT internet and bonded 4G gateway.                                                 


                    UKI-1955 Specifications

Mercedes Vito 119
Vehicle registration: X77 RCB
Dimensions: Width: 1.8m, Height: 2.6m, Weight: 3.5t
Eutelsat registration: UKI-1955
IFB 1: +44 (0) 7939 481 240
IFB 2: +44 (0) 7873 501 699

1.2m offset fed antenna (Extended Ku Band) 13.75 GHz – 14.5 GHz
180w redundant stellar HPA’s
2 x Advent DVE-5100 encoders
Coding: MPEG 4 SD & HD 4:2:2 + MPEG 2 SD & HD 4:2:2 – up to 1080p/30 Mod: DVB-S / DVB-S2 QPSK / 8PSK / 16APSK /
32APSK. BISS encryption, Dolby pass-through and Invisidot capable.
2 x Tandberg RX1290 HD / SD IRD (MPEG2 / MPEG 4; QPSK / 8PSK / 16APSK / 32APSK)
Ka-SAT internet antenna with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
80cm downlink antenna with FTA receiver
Peplink bonded multi channel VPN router

Behringer X32-compact 40ch digital audio mixer + Behringer S16 Digital Snake breakout for rear tailboard
4x 4k audio-SDI de-embedders + 2x 4k audio-SDI embedders
TSL AMU2-8HD Audio Monitoring Unit, with PPMs and Dolby decoding
3 x Sennheiser G3 personal radio mics
Sennhieser ME66 “shotgun” mic
Beyer M58 reporters mic
Coles 4104 lip mic

Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E 10 input production Studio 4k vision switcher
Blackmagic VideoHub 40×40 matrix
Blackmagic SmartView monitors – 4k and Smartview Duo
Tektronix WFM-7100 Waveform monitor, including Dolby monitoring
2 x Blackmagic Up / Down / Cross Converters
Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio SSD recorder
Panasonic AG-HPG20 P2 Field Recorder
Sony PMW-50 XDCam Field Recorder
Blackmagic Ultra Studio mini
2 x 150m drums of dual tactical fibre
100m HD coax cable and various HD BNC cables

GSM: Glensound MPI-005 GSM TBU
GSM: Glensound MPI-004 GSM TBU Field Portable Unit
ISDN: Glensound GS-GC6/1U Dual G.722 ISDN + Glensound GS-GC6/1U Dual MPEG/Musicam ISDN
ISDN: System base C310 Dual aptX ISDN
SatComms: Paradise PD25L Satellite Modem
UHF: Yaesu/Vertex Standard VHF / UHF narrowband FM comms transmitter
Sonifex HY02 PSTN TBU (Optional)
CTP Talkback 24 12×24 IFB & 4 wire Matrix and CTP T12 Talkback Panel
Glensound GS-FW005 4 wire IFB Desktop box
Prospect C1ND 4 wire IFB Desktop box
2 x Prospect C1B 4 wire IFB Belt pack units
6 x Baofeng UV-5R Portable radios for IFB Comms + earpieces (electronic & acoustic tube versions)

Victron Multiplus 3 kVA inverter in UPS mode coupled with shore power
Shore Power: 16A Single Phase incomer (BS4343 Ceeform)
On board vehicle generator.