With over 60 years of accumulated experience in Broadcast, Communication and Information Technology, BluLemon offers turnkey solutions that will achieve your end objectives. Our target is to make you a successful broadcaster within your time and budget frames
Design and construction of radio and TV studios and transmitter stations
Fixed and portable satellite, microwave and broadband links
Supply of studio and transmitter equipment
OB, studio and post production facilities
State-of-the-art solutions: Benefit from latest trends
Digital radio installation: DRM(+)/DAB+/DVB-T2 lite
Digital television headend and transmission: DVB-T2
Solar and wind powered remote transmitter stations
Assistance with licensing and regulatory affairs (ICASA)
Geographical, propagation and interference analysis
Budget analysis and task management
Transmitter coverage and spectrum planning
Incubation and Training
The business is about supplying broadcast signal distribution services to community television broadcasting services in the DTT environment using DVB-T2 Narrowband spectrum.
In the currently coordinated DTT environment all broadcast services are going to be multiplexed in 8MHz DVB-T2 multiplexes with up to 20 television programmes all sharing the same footprint. Individual illumination such as a smaller coverage as required by most community services will not be possible in this implementation method. Therefore, it is planned to use the narrower 1.7MHz mode to create such individual footprints in the L-Band or VHF.
L-band broadcast spectrum: 1,452,000 to 1,492,000 MHz
VHF broadcast spectrum: 174 to 254 MHz
The required transmitter and related equipment will be provided for each service individually and usually at a lower power than the large coverage transmitter networks such as operated by Sentech or Orbicom. It will be therefore a solution with lower budget requirements which ideally fits the requirements of community broadcasting services.
In this way it will be possible to translate the implementation of community television broadcasting from the analogue to the digital world.
This concept of broadcasting is therefore essential for the DTT regulatory framework in South Africa and Sub- Saharan countries.
Blulemon was awarded a tender from the MDDA, Goverment Funding organisation via Aucom SA to build a Community Radio station in Lephlala Limpopo province. This studio has been blueprinted, and can be build within 5 days after equipment is purchased. It is a state of the art Digital Radio Studio and only the microphones are analoge cabled and the rest is either AES or make use of Dante Technology.
Installation and termination of permanent Fibre optic Cabling in the major Rugby and Cricket Stadiums for SuperSport and SABC Airtime HD cameras and audio and data connections. Completed stadiums are Ellis Park, Loftus Versveldt, Wanderers, SuperSport Park Centurion, FNB and Orlando Stadiums in Soweto.
Two commercial radio studios were built for Lagos State University which included the full cable installation as well as furniture and wall claddings. Further and full functioning Main Control Unit as well three edit suites and FM power transmitter.
Equipment used from the recent decommissioned OB 4, was used to put together a complete new HD studio and training facility. This will enhance the skills levels of new operators and technicians. The project took 5 week to complete and consist of a production room, Audio room, EVS room and engineering and Vision control. This 4 camera studio has three different wall boxes to connect, to conduct real scenarios for typical productions.
Ten Digital Radio studios were completed for the SABC in Polokwane just in time for the 2014 Elections. 4 x Current affairs studios are live on air every evening with 6 x News Edit recording studios to service the live studios.
KFM, Primedia Broadcast Cape Town and Jaycor International has awarded BluLemon a contract to install a new CAT 6 network to facilitate the new improved audio over IP system at Primedia House in Green Point in Cape Town. It also includes all cabling and the terminations for the HD Video upgrade to feed interconnection studios and presentation rooms.