Satellite television has continued in popularity all over the world since it was first introduced, with many different companies now offering channels sent from various satellites sat in geostationary orbit above the earth.
Who Are Technomate?
One of the companies that has seen success in this industry is British firm Technomate, who are an international satellite and terrestrial TV equipment manufacturer based in London and founded in 2000.
Technomate produce satellite receiving equipment including set-top boxes, DVB-S & DVB-T Receivers, Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) and aerials. Many people buy their receivers in order to receive European, Arabic and Asian channels which cannot be received on standard UK set top boxes designed for Sky or Freesat, picking up channels from the satellites Hotbird 1, Turksat 3A and Astra 1.
The company has developed considerably since its beginnings, to the point where they now have a large team of dedicated engineers and product designers who are constantly reviewing and upgrading their technology to ensure they stay at the forefront of satellite TV innovation.
Before any of their products reaches mass-production, they go through rigorous testing steps to measure quality control and assurance. Their engineers check and test every product until they are satisfied that the hardware and software of that product is up to the required standard, including:
Aging tests on the product to simulate years of use.
Leaving the product on test 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Simulating power cuts by using a device to turn the power off and on again to check the strength, quality and reliability of the power supply.
High and low extreme temperature tests on products to simulate use of product in extreme conditions.
Testing and x-raying every PCB board to check for consistency and quality.
Numerous drop tests on the product to check a product’s strength, rigidity and that it is in working order.
Vibration tests are carried out to simulate the product being in transit.
Each part of the software is tested and checked on the production line.