KATHREIN DS Adds Single-Cable Systems to the Satellite Planning Tool

Free planning of satellite reception systems, numerous functional enhancements, direct GH connection via ELBRIDGE.

As of this date, KATHREIN Digital Systems (KATHREIN DS), market leader for digital satellite, terrestrial, cable or IP signal reception and distribution, enables users of the company's free satellite planning tool to also design single-cable systems. As a result, in addition to the planned new installations and modifications of satellite reception systems for up to four satellites, it is now also possible to upgrade from cable TV to single-cable satellite systems.

In addition, the satellite planning tool receives further helpful functional enhancements, such as the possibility to individually name individual outlets, even in existing plans and at a later date. It is also possible to add additional amplifiers, to seal unused outputs of multi-switches with terminating resistors and to subsequently change terrestrial antennas and lightning protection in the level plan. Functional enhancements also include an optimised help system.

By means of the ELBRIDGE interface (V 1.0) used by KATHREIN DS, the products used in planning can be transferred directly from the planning tool to an online shop of the participating wholesalers at the push of a button. Among these wholesalers are FEGA & Schmitt Elektrogroßhandel GmbH, FEGIME Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, the H. Gautzsch Group, Emil Löffelhardt GmbH & Co. KG (in preparation), UNI ELEKTRO Fachgroßhandel GmbH & Co. KG and ZANDER-GRUPPE.

"With the constant enhancement of our SAT planning tool, we are showing our partners in trade and wholesale what we mean by modern service − namely time saving and easy, digital processes", says Philipp Schlosser, Head of Marketing & Communications at KATHREIN DS. "By integrating single-cable planning and a direct ELBRIDGE connection to the shopping baskets of the wholesale shops, we are creating an extremely useful, efficient and convenient new processing standard for the satellite industry".

The success of the KATHREIN DS planning tool is also demonstrated by the user figures with more than 25,000 requests in June 2020 alone, which far exceeded the company's expectations. Based on these user numbers and with the ongoing enhancement of functions as well as the addition of new wholesalers, KATHREIN DS expects a further increase in the number of requests.

All Highlights of the SAT Planning Tool at a Glance:

  • Convenient design of both basic and advanced satellite and single-cable reception systems
  • Complete overview of all level values for the entire system
  • Planning of individual cable lengths and placement of amplifiers
  • Calculation of the corresponding cable types and packing units
  • Saving, loading and subsequent processing of a configuration
  • Creation of a level plan (PDF) for the entire system
  • Creation of a material list (PDF) for all necessary components
  • All articles are automatically transferred to the shopping cart of an electrical wholesale shop via ELBRIDGE


The free SAT planning tool from KATHREIN DS is available at https://www.kathrein-ds.com/WEB_SAT_Planungstool/ or in the affiliated wholesale shops.

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