TV support for public safety exercises

This past week I deployed a new quad DATV receiver box in support of public safety exercises.



Built around an 8×8 HDMI matrix, the box can substitute other video sources as inputs to the quad processor; below, we have two TV channels and the output from a drone camera on the monitor.


The switch also allows output of both quad and simplex pictures to any of several monitors or a laptop or other streaming appliance. During this exercise we experimented with streaming the quad box’s output over a private local wireless network.

Note that I’ve moved to using HV-120 receivers from Hi-Des; these are powered by 12v instead of 5v, have channel ID and manual channel up/down buttons on the front, and have a new, much improved remote control.


Thanks to Mark KØLRS who worked with me on the video setup.