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Clearbox Systems at SMPTE11

Clearbox Systems is pleased to announce that it is exhibiting at the 2011 Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Conference and Exhibition.

Key Information:

When: 19 – 22 July, 2011
Where: Halls 3 & 4, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
Booth: B19

What’s on the stand?

Foresight Live Demonstration:

Clearbox Systems will have a live demonstration Foresight.

Foresight is satellite spectrum management software designed for use by satellite operators and satellite users. Using the Foresight demonstration visitors will be able to:

  • Plan carriers and transponder leases in the frequency and time domain;
  • View live and historic measurement data of simulated carriers, and
  • Explore Reporting and Data Management functionality.

Newpoint Compass Live Demonstration (including Profile Manager and Redundancy Manager):

Clearbox Systems will have a live demonstration of Newpoint Compass, a powerful M&C/NMS software suite. As part of the demonstration Profile Manager and Redundancy Mananger will be demonstrated.

Profile Manager is a Compass software component which allows the saving and restoring of equipment settings. Redundancy Manager extends Profile Manager’s functionality to provide automated configuration and cutover of redundanct equipment under control of a Compass control system.

The Compass demonstration will include monitoring and control of several common broadcast devices locally on the stand.

n2: A small and innovaitve M&C solution using a flexible USB architecture:

Clearbox Systems is please to be showcasing n2, an Australian developed and manufactured product that is sold internationally.

n2 is the next generation in innovative monitoring and control solutions. n2 uses a high speed USB peripheral architecture opening up a while new world of options allowing the versatility of integrating almost any off-the-shelf USB peripheral including serial interfaces, webcams, GSM/3G modems and GPS receivers.

Clearbox Systems has also developed a number of USB peripherals for the n2 including:

  • A 4 software selectable, serial port module
  • A general purpose IO module featuring 8 x digital inputs and 6 x relay outputs


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Foresight – Satellite Spectrum Management

Clearbox Systems is pleased to annouce the release of Foresight, Clearbox Systems’ latest satellite spectrum management product. Foresight is a fully scalable system ideal for managing sprectral capacity across multiple satellites and transponders.

Foresight combines the capability to plan spectrum in the frequency and time domain; a simple and intuitive user interface, and a multi-user architecture to provide a number of highly useful tools for satellite operators and satellite users.

For more information on Forsight please click here.

Alternatively, Contact Us.


Case Study – Telstra

Clearbox Systems has undertaken installation of a Satellite Monitoring and Control System (M&C) for Telstra. The system was installed at Telstra’s satellite services facility in Bendigo.

The NMS provides visibility of Satellite Ground Station (SGS) equipment on a remote Pacific island.

The key tasks performed on the project were:
  • Interface with legacy equipment;
  • Achieving Newpoint Compass stability over low bandwidth, dial-up modems and high latency, satellite links;
  • Site specific automation of tedious login procedures reducing a 10 minute manual procedure to a 1 minute automatic connect;
  • Specialist software development;
  • Custom graphical and representation of devices and functionality.

The installation included use of Newpoint Compass, of which Clearbox Systems is an authorised reseller.

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