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Welcome to the Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd – CAI

We are the UK’s representative trade association for businesses across the whole spectrum of delivering video, audio and data around the home and commercial properties. Formed in 1978 the Confederation represents installers, manufacturers, distributors & broadcast operators engaged in networking signals to all types of properties.

We are different from most trade bodies in that applicants for membership have to undergo an assessment to check they can achieve compliance to the CAI’s codes of practice & conduct which are recognised by broadcasters and government as best practice. By choosing a CAI member to advise or complete the work you require you are assured of competence & compliance.

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To all Aerial Manufacturers and Distributors - LTE Batch Tests

Your attention is drawn to the fact that NPL will be batch testing submitted LTE aerials from Monday 2nd of June through to Friday 13th June. The cost savings are considerable so any product distributors wishing to submit aerials for testing should contact David Knight at NPL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) as soon as possible to book a test slot.

Safe Working at Height – Republic of Ireland

Good news for the trade in the Republic of Ireland. The CAI is pleased to announce that their consultant partners – CSS Worksafe Ltd – have secured premises in Mullingar, in Westmeath, Ireland from which they can deliver the CAI’s Safe Working at Height with ladders training course. The course is essential to new applicants for membership who may not have completed any formal certification of competence is using ladders as a working platform.   Proving you are competent with PPE and a fall restraint system is fundamental when applying to join the CAI. The CAI wishes CSS every success with this new extension to their growing business and hopes more installers will make use of the facility and so ensure installers are working as safely as possible when using ladders for work.

The address for the course venue is; Unit 2, Zone C, Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, Westmeath. For full details of how to enrol on CAI approved training for any aspect of health & safety in the work place - http://cai.org.uk/t/training-courses/59-safe-working-at-heights-with-ladders

 

New Freeview Update 2 April

With the launch of more local TV Freeview have issued updated multiplex listings. A new service for London, ‘London Live’ started service from 01 April 14.   Other additions and changes are;

CBS Reality has now launched on LCN 66 (SDN/COM4 mux).
Bid on LCN 23 is now on ARQ A /COM5 mux
Price drop on LCN 37 in Standard Definition has moved to the ARQ C (COM7) temporary HD mux.

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Vestel Freeview Box Software Updates

There is a v2.58 software fix available for Vestel T8300 Freeview HD boxes, badged using various brand names listed in this bulletin. Boxes running v2.54 or older will find that they can only pick up a single HD (DVB-T2) mux and with the COM7 mux rollout well underway, this means that the box has to be updated to v2.58 in order to pick up all the HD channels available.

It looks like there will be no over-the-air update as the DTG’s engineering channel site is not showing any scheduled releases. However, the relevant receivers can be manually updated via USB or RS232 connections.

There is service bulletin with full details on how to manually apply the update and obtain links to the software files.  CLICK HERE

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