Skybrokers relocated a VertexRSI 8.1m Earth Station antenna for RÚV in Reykjavik, Iceland

Skybrokers relocated a VertexRSI 8.1m Earth Station antenna

Skybrokers was contracted to coordinate a VertexRSI 8.1m Earth Station Antenna relocation for RÚV in Reykjavik, Iceland. In conjunction with S3 Satcom and Laban Communications we supervised the antenna move and re-commissioning. Skybrokers relocated a VertexRSI 8.1m Earth Station antenna and the end customer was happy with the efficient relocation that went very smooth. This project was finished in May 2016.

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (Ríkisútvarpið, or RÚV), is an independent public service broadcaster in Iceland, comprising television, radio and online services. The company is operating studios oin Reykjavik and regional centers around the country and is broadcasting the Icelandic public radio channels Rás 1, Rás 2 and Rondó as well as the public TV channels RÚV and RÚV 2.

In 1930 RÚV began radio broadcasting and its first television transmissions were made in 1966. In both cases coverage quickly reached nearly every household in Iceland.

The company is funded by a broadcast receiving licence fee collected from every income tax payer, as well as from a limited amount of on-air advertising. RÚV has been a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.

VertexRSI offered the full range of earth station and base station communications products and was specialized in fixed and mobile satellite communication gateways, antennas, high power amplifiers, baseband products, frequency converters, controls and microwave components. VertexRSI offered design and engineering support as preparation for the installation.

Skybrokers offers for over 10 years VertexRSI Satellite Earth Station Antennas, new as well as used. We can provide turnkey solutions, refurbishment and upgrades. We supported several clients with new and used antennas, such as the VertexRSI 3.8m, VertexRSI 6.3m, VertexRSI 6.1, VertexRSI 7.2m, VertexRSI 8.1m and VertexRSI 9.3m.

The company was founded in 1973 and operated from 2004 till 2019 as subsidiary of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a USA based business unit of General Dynamics C4 Systems, operating as General Dynamics Mission Systems. VertexRSI was owned by Tripoint Global, a privately held company in New York who bought Vertex in 1999 from Vertex Corp. Tripoint Global was composed that time of RSI, Prodelin, Gabriel Electronics & Microwave and CSA Wireless Communications. Tripoint Global merged Vertex with RSI to become VertexRSI. GDSatcom acquired Trpoint Global in 2004.

In 2019 VertexRSI (GDSatcom) was acquired by CPI, Inc.