An Alternative System… Receiver TV or Monitor Receiver TV or Monitor Receiver TV or Monitor
Our Goal System with: - Custom selection of channels - All channels available at all stations - Channel selections to be made by users at the station. - Programming sources from various vendors/satellites needed to be distributed. Provide: - Additional support for the languages taught at Swarthmore. - Programming that would serve other disciplines. - Programming that would serve Foreign students. - Programming of interest to students preparing to go abroad, or students returning from abroad.
The Resources - $10,000 dollars in replacement funding for the existing Satellite system. - A few thousand dollars in funding from a grant and the LRC budget. - Facilities funding sources for wiring classrooms.
The Problem The one bid for the project I received was: $39,989.09 That did not include the cost of wiring or electrical work.
Distribution System - Modulators - Combiners - Splitters - Receivers - Recorders
How it works … Receiver TV 5Modulator - Ch 1 I-channel Receiver I-Channel Receiver CCTV Modulator - Ch 2 Modulator - Ch 3 Receiver TV JapanModulator - Ch 4 Dish Network Receiver NTV Receiver BBC Modulator - Ch 5 Modulator - Ch 6 Receiver TV JapanModulator - Ch 7 Globecast Receiver NTV Receiver BBC Modulator - Ch 8 Modulator - Ch 9
How it works … continued Modulator - Ch 1 Modulator - Ch 2 Modulator - Ch 3 Modulator - Ch 4 Modulator - Ch 5 Modulator - Ch 6 Modulator - Ch 7 Modulator - Ch 8 Modulator - Ch 9 CombinerSplitter TV 1 TV 2 TV 3 TV 4 TV 5 TV 6 TV 7 TV 8 TV 9
Costs Hardware and Installation $9,968 Wiring the LRC & Classrooms $5,000 Annual Programming expenses $1,840
What s available… with room to expand. ChannelContents 2 German TV 3 International Channel 4 TV - 5 5 TV - Española Intl 6 De Pelicula Clásico 7SUR 8 CCTV - Chinese 9 Phoenix TV - Chinese 10 NTV America - Russian 11 TV - Japan 12 African Independent TV 13 Jordan TV 14 NBN Lebanon 15 BBC America 16 C - Span 17 C- Span 2