Does the Airwavz RedZone Receiver support operating systems other than Linux?
From a hardware prospective the RedZone Receiver can be connected to any device with a standard USB 2.x or USB 3.x port. This includes devices based on Android, Android TV, Windows, and MAC Os. Software support will be expanded over time but if you have a volume application for a platform other than Linux please contact us so we can discuss porting our software.
Where can I find the documentation for the Airwavz RedZone Receiver SDK?
The documentation for the Airwavz RedZone Receiver SDK is included in the SDK software download itself. If you register by creating an account and add the SDK bundle to your cart, you will be able to download it and review the documentation.
What versions of Linux are supported by the Airwavz RedZone Receiver SDK?
We currently test and support 64 bit versions of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on x86 platforms.
What are the technical specifications of RedZone Receiver?
Take a look at our Features page for features and specifications
What is RedZone Receiver™ ?
RedZone Receiver™ (RZR for short) is a small, portable USB ATSC 3.0 television receiver. This version of our ATSC 3.0 product line is a professional grade testing tool for television broadcasters owners and operators responsible for deploying ATSC 3.0 in North America. RZR is intended to be used by developers, RF engineers, field engineers, LPTV and Class A station owners, television broadcasters and executives who are showcasing the features and benefits of ATSC 3.0 to investors, press, policy makers and to help inform the public.
How do I use RedZone Receiver?
RZR fits easily into a standard PC or laptop USB port and is an ideal first-generation hybrid ATSC 1.0 & 3.0 solution. Currently supported on Linux, we anticipate support for Windows and Mac will follow in Q3 2018. Contact us if you have an interest in using RedZone Receiver in a different application.
What’s in the RedZone Receiver Kit?
These are the products you get with the RedZone Receiver™ Kit:
1 RedZone Receiver USB dongle
1 Telescoping magnetic mount tabletop mono-pole antenna with F-Connector
1 USB extension cable
Unlimited downloads of our bundled Airwavz.tv SDK tool for Linux
90 day warranty
1 year free technical support
How can I give you feedback or product suggestions?
Happy to hear from you! Use the Contact Us page to send us email.
How can I buy RedZone Receiver?
What kind of TV coverage can I expect to get?
RedZone Receiver is a hybrid ATSC 1.0 & 3.0 USB device, and is capable of receiving all TV Channels 2 thru 51.
Airwavz custom TV Coverage Tool gives you an immediate view of all the TV Towers, Stations and Channels you can access with RedZone Receiver.
Airwavz custom TV Guide is provided by Titan TV, and available directly from the TV Coverage Tool (Note the yellow highlight)
Our custom TV Coverage tool supports Mobile ATSC 1.0 today with an embedded antenna. Our roadmap includes future upgrades to support ATSC 3.0 when TV towers are updated and the TV channel repack is complete.
Where Can I use RedZone Receiver?
RedZone Receiver is a technical tool intended to be used for the deployment of ATSC 3.0.
Currently these are the cities in the United States and abroad that have deployed ATSC 3.0, where RZR can be used:
– North Carolina
As more cities roll out ATSC 3.0, we will update our site and FAQ as soon as possible. If you’d like to be kept informed, sign up for our newsletter
What is an ATSC TV tuner?
An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner, often called an ATSC receiver or HDTV tuner is a type of television tuner that allows reception of digital television (DTV) channels transmitted by television stations in North America, US territories and South Korea that use the ATSC standards. Such tuners may be integrated into a television set, VCR, digital video recorder (DVR), or set-top box that provides audio/video output connectors of various types.
What radio frequencies does RedZone Receiver operate on?
RedZone Receiver can access any frequency 0 to 1 GHz.
Over-the-air television channels are divided into two bands: the VHF band which comprises channels 2 through 13 and occupies frequencies between 54 and 216 MHz, and the UHF band, which comprises channels 14 through 51 and occupies frequencies between 470 and 700 MHz. These bands are different enough in frequency that they often require separate antennas to receive, but the RedZone Receiver covers the entire VHF and UHF TV bands.
The VHF band is further divided into two frequency ranges: VHF low band (Band I) between 54 and 88 MHz, containing channels 2 through 6, and VHF high band (Band III) between 174 and 216 MHz, containing channels 7 through 13. The wide spacing between these frequency bands is responsible for the complicated design of rooftop TV antennas. The UHF band has higher noise and greater attenuation, so higher gain antennas are often required for UHF.
Why are there no TV broadcasts on channel 1 or 37?
Channel 1 was deleted in 1948 to be used for two-way land-mobile-radio systems, while Channel 37 is reserved for radio astronomy.