The SatKing ProMax Fully Automatic Motorised Satellite TV Dish for Caravan is the most advanced system on the Australian market, utilising the latest in flat panel antenna design.
The flat panel design receives the signal through small copper slots that act like many antennas in one. The signal is fed through small chambers that actually increase the signal gain through this process. The antenna arrays are then mixed together via a combiner and fed into the high performance rear mounted LNB, resulting in greatly increased gain.
Flat panel satellite antennas also take up a great deal less space on the roof of your van leaving you with more choices for the exact location that you place the ProMax on your roof. You will be able to place the ProMax in between solar panels and air conditioners and even position the unit directly above a cupboard to easily drop cables in.
Flat panel satellite TV antennas offer higher signal gain than many larger oval offset oval type satellite TV dishes. The increased gain is also related to not having the large arm out the front of the dish that can easily become not accurately aligned as you bounce along the road resulting in reduced accuracy (less gain). This design means the Pro Max will provide Australia wide coverage for VAST & Foxtel.
The ProMax is also not effected by wind like the larger old style oval dishes that pixelate when the winds blows. The unit does also not need to be retracted in high winds like the large oval dishes.
The SatKing ProMax has 3 motors meaning the old days of having to manually get up on the roof of the van to adjust LNB skew (turning the LNB clockwise or anti clockwise) when you are travelling from say Melbourne across to Adelaide and then to Perth are gone. The complete head of the ProMax simply adjusts automatically for you. The precise automatic skew with this unit will also improve the signal quality in low signal areas.
The SatKing ProMax is very simple to use, simply turn the unit on, select the sateelite you wish the view and press "OK". The unit will then locate your position and set the elevation and skew angle automatically via the GPS and then locate the direction all within 80 seconds. Your VAST set top box will then load your channels and land on your last watched channel or channel 800. For Foxtel the STB will load the program guide listing and resume on the last watched channel, easy.
Installation is easy, simply select the location of your choosing apply Sikaflex to the underside of the mounting plate and then fix the plate to the roof and screw the mounting plate into a beam in the roof of the van, the Promax then simply fits on to the mounting plate with just 4 nuts. Connect the 3 cables and connect the power to the controller inside the van and turn the unit on, job done.
Please watch this video for more details on the install of the unit.Watch TV
The built in 24 channel GPS allows the ProMax to know your exact location, the unit is not just simply searching the sky trying to find a signal. Knowing your exact location allows the unit to pre-set the skew and elevation angles making locating the signal much easier. Then once the satellite is found the unit with then automatically fine tune both the skew and elevation to achieve the highest signal level.
The built in GPS also will detect if you have left the unit up when your driving and automatically retract if the unit is powered
This motorised satellite system suits Foxtel and VAST satellite TV. The unit has dual LNB outputs to suit twin tuner STB’s like Foxtel IQ/Austar MyStar and VAST twin tuner receivers.
The Promax can receive both DVBS and DVBS2 transponders (SD & HD MPEG4), this means the Promax can actually tune to all transponders available on both Optus C1 and D3. The added bonus of having the DVBS2 tuner already built in is that when Foxtel goes completely MPEG4 the Promax will continue to work (VAST is already MPEG4). Many other automatic systems on the market only can tune to the older MPEG2 signals, that is fine today but in the future you will have and expensive system just spinning around and around.
The ProMax has many other applications for satellite TV. The ProMax is used on mining and 4WD vehicles when overnight stays are required in remote areas so contractors can watch TV when work is finished for the day.
There is also a ProMax currently being used on one of the new kidney buses that head to regional area's to give patients dialysis without heading to a major towns. More of these buses are being rolled out.
The ProMax is also used in outback area's where it is not possible to get a satellite technician to attend due to distance, simply un-pack from the box plug into 12VDC and plug in your VAST receiver and watch TV in just minutes. Or you may simply be camping where there is no terrestrial TV, place the unit on the ground with a clear view to the north and power up, connect up your VAST STB and be watching satellite TV within minutes.
The SatKing ProMax is a Satellite Dish made for Harsh Australian conditions, it is rugged in construction with all main drive gears being metal for long life. The unit is backed with a 3 year Australian warranty. The unit is made in Korea. Korea is famous for making high quality and latest technology products.