Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New information added to our First Strike website

From time to time we get requests for information that is hard to acquire.  We do our best to help the owners of our meters by providing as much information as possible.  Today I have posted some information that has been requested.

This information includes:

  • list of Afghanistan satellites
  • installers training document for Shaw Directs new XKU LNBFs
  • complete list of UHF/VHF television frequencies.  
  • and more...
You can find the information here.  Registered meter owners can request access here.

Just another way we thank the meters owners for buying and using our meters.

If you have information that would be beneficial to your fellow meters owners, send it to us and we will post it and give you credit for providing the information.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Traxis DBS6000HD digital HD receiver
11/20/12 - Version 1.159 operating software is released.

This release addresses several DiSEqC motor issues.  If you use a DiSEqC motor and are experiencing problems, update the operating software to version 1.159.  Note that not all DiSEqC motors have a problem with version 1.158.

This upgrade is available free of charge and installs using a USB drive.  Instructions are included with the download.

Find it on our 'Software page' or click the link below.
Software updates:
  • Version 1.159 - 11/20/12 (Current)
    • Fixes all known DiSEqC motor issues
    • Loaded to all receivers sold on or after 11/20/12

This update is brought to you by DMS International and Traxis International.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First Strike Plan updated and expanded

 First Strike Meters "Americas" plan has been updated and expanded to cover more satellites.   This plan is up to date as of October 26, 2012 and now covers the satellites from 177.0 West to 55.5 West.
Registered owners can download it FREE OF CHARGE from our secure software site.  If you are a registered owner and don't have access to our secure software page you can request a username and password here.  

Just another reason to buy our meters.

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Sathero list available

NewsFriday October 26, 2012
Added our newest satellite/transponder list for the Americas. This list covers 177.0W to 55.5W.
This new list can be found on our software page.
Americas satellite/transponder list

Galaxy 19 list added to Sathero software page

NewsFriday October 26, 2012
Added Galaxy 19 to our satellite/transponder lists. The Galaxy 19 list contains all transponders found on Galaxy 19. It does not contain any other satellites.
This new list can be found on our software page.
Sathero Galaxy 19 List

Monday, October 22, 2012

SG2100 WINS DiSEqC motor group tests

SG2100 WINS DiSEqC motor group tests

SG2100 is the WINNER!!!
What Satellite & Digital TV Magazine names DMS Internationals DiSEqC Motor (private labeled as NH-120) as the winner of their DiSEqC motor group tests.
DMS Internationals DiSEqC Motor came out on top over the other major brands tested.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

USALS finally come to the DBS6000HD

USALS finally come to the DBS6000HD
A few days ago we released Version 1.158 for our DBS6000HD DVB-S2 receiver.  This is another major upgrade that includes USALS.  You can get it on our software page
All new receivers shipping from our warehouse will have this new software pre-installed.
People who belong to our DBS6000HD email list were the first to find out about this software release which happened over a week ago.  Click here to join our email list.

Religious channels loaded FREE!

Religious channels loaded FREE!
Traxis DBS6000HD DVB-S2 receiverWe've all heard the hype about certain receivers are the only ones that can pick up the religious channels on Galaxy 19. It's just not true and now you can buy our DBS6000HD receiver pre-loaded with the religious channels. The receiver is 'plug and play'. You simply connect it to a dish pointed at Galaxy 19 and the religious channels automatically come on.
If you are interested in selling to the lucrative religious market this is the receiver for you. Avoid customer complaints by selling them our DVB-S2 receiver. They won't miss any channels that go to MPEG4.
Tell your sales person that you want the receiver pre-loaded with the religious channels. (no other channels will be loaded)

Avenger KSC series universal LNBFs

Avenger KSC series universal LNBFs
Avenger High end universal LNBFs
Available in the following configurations to fit your needs:
  • KSC321S-2 Single output for one receiver installations
  • KSC322-2 Twin output for two receiver installations
  • KSC324-2 Quad output for four receiver installation
  • Input: 10.70 ~ 12.75GHz
  • Output: 950 ~ 2150MHz
  • L.O.: 9.75/10.60GHz
  • Noise: 0.2dB
  • Gain: 60dB

SF-500 Simple, Low Cost, Satellite Finder

SF-500 Simple, Low Cost, Satellite Finder
Simple easy to operate satellite finder meter.
Parameters can be edited via the keys.
New satellites can be added via the keys.
  • Supports DVB-S, DVB-S2
  • Accurate satellite signal readings
  • Multi standard demodulation & decoding
  • Frequency Range: 950~2150MHz
  • Symbol Rate: 1 ~ 45Msps
  • Impedance: 75Ω
  • Uses LCD to display the satellite signal strength and quality
  • Set up LO. of the LNB and the parameters of satellite TV
  • Built-in LCD backlight
  • Controllable signal alert buzzer
  • Supports 0/22KHz
  • Supports 13/18V
  • Low cost

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Avenger PLL322S-2 Twin Ku PLL LNBF

Avenger PLL322S-2 Ku PLL LNBFThis LNBF is a MUST HAVE for HD receivers and MPEG4 receivers.  If you are upgrading to MPEG4 it only makes sense to upgrade your LNBF to PLL.

What makes our LNBF better?  Better engineering and close attention to details.  Like how other twin LNBFs cause the second receiver to flicker or freeze momentarily when changing channels.  Like what causes the LNBF to fail.

Twin LNBFs that share only one voltage regulator have a much higher failure rate due to the constant load and over load on that voltage regulator.  The Avenger PLL322S-2 uses two voltage regulators, one for each output.  This design avoids voltage and current swings and other problems seen in other twin LNBFs.

Twin LNBFs that share the same oscillator create stability problems which in turn cause freeze framing, tiling, and other problems.  The biggest cause of missing channels during a blind scan is stability problems.  The Avenger PLL322S-2 uses two oscillators to maintain rock solid stability.

The long neck of the LNBF allows you to find that "signal sweet spot" even on poorly designed dishes.

This method is not the cheapest way to make LNBFs.... but it is the smartest way to make LNBFs.

If you have spent your hard earned money on a good receiver why would you buy the cheapest LNBF you can find?  Your LNBF is the first point of active signal acquisition and the last place you want to skimp on technology.

Two voltage regulators and two oscillators make the Avenger PLL322S-2 the obvious choice.  Why short change your satellite system when you can own the Avenger PLL322S-2?  Get all you can get out of your receiver by delivering quality signal to it.  If you are missing channels it may not be your receiver, it could very well be your LNBF.  There is one way to find out!!!

Available at your favorite DMS International dealer.

Satellite installer 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Sathero meters released

DMS International
New Meters fill our Sathero line
Here is some exciting news!!! We are releasing 2 new meters in our Sathero line. The SH-500G for users that want features like a large 7 inch color screen and GPS positioning..... and the SH-100HD for users who want a low cost meter that can deliver performance.
Of course we will still have the SH-200 meter for you guys who want the performance without the high price.
SH-500G with GPSSH-500G marks a new era of meters. Sporting a huge seven inch full color screen, Fast Sweep technology and GPS, this meter makes satellite finding and dish aligning a snap.
Global Positioning System automatically enters your Longitude and Latitude.
SH-100HD DVB-S2 meterSH-100 is a cost effective meter featuring our Fast Sweep Technology which is normally found only in our more expensive meters. If you are looking for a professional meter at a very minimal price, take a look at this meter.
Latest Software is loaded before shipping
As you see, we are releasing software from time to time.  Several times I have been ask if a product has the latest software.  We do load the latest software in any device just before it ships.
Thank You!!!
Thank you for reading our news letter and a big THANK YOU to those who have purchased our products.  Your gracious support enables us to grow and develop more great products.  I want you to know, your support is deeply appreciated.
August 29, 2012
Domestic 888-591-4416International 770-529-6800
Fax 770-529-6840
9:00AM-5:00PM EST
Order 24/7 by email
or fax (770-529-6840)
Order via our Toll Free number during business hours.
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Subject to availability. Copyright © 2012 - DMS International - All rights reserved

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Satellite / Transponder list released

August Satellite / Transponder list released

DMS International provides a world wide satellite / transponder list as a added value to our registered meter owners.

These lists include all the known satellites and transponders around the world.  I provide 2 of these lists to registered owners of First Strike Meters and Sathero Meters.  Each list is formatted for the specific meter you have.  I provide this service free of charge to registered owners of our meters.  You simply need to provide your registered meter information and request the list.  These lists are extensive which makes them long.  Usually they are about 140 pages and come as a PDF file.
Use the links below to download or request our lists.

Download First Strike Meters List ~ Download Sathero Meters List

Request First Strike Meters List ~ Request Sathero Meters List

Register your First Strike Meter here ~ Register your Sathero Meter here

We fully support meters that came from us however we are not able to support meters that did not come from us.

You can also Join our email lists here.  We don't send to the email list very often so we won't flood your emails in box.  It is mostly for big announcements, software changes, etc.  If you own any of our meters you should sign up for the appropriate email list.
If you want to keep up with the day to day stuff, see our blogs.

First Strike Meters Blog ~ Sathero Meters Blog

Trimax Meters Blog ~ DMS International Blog

DMS International
3939 Royal Drive NW, Suite 218
Kennesaw, GA 30144 USA
Email: Sales ~ Sales Tel: 770-529-6800
Email: Technical ~ Technical Tel: 770-874-1079

Thursday, July 19, 2012

DBS6000HD Version 1.148 release

DMS International
Thursday 7/19/2012
Today we released software Version 1.148.  This is a major update and you should update any receivers you may have in stock. 

A word of caution, because the way the satellites and transponders are formatted in this new software, you WILL NOT be able to use any old lists you may have made or downloaded from ouir website.  Loading these lists to the receiver could damage the memory and render your receiver un-usable. 
So, where do you find this software?  On the DBS6000HD software page of course.
Any receivers purchased after today will have this software pre-installed so you won't need to worry about upgrading them.

Early on we were sending emails directly to known DBS6000HD owners.  By now we have sold about 2,500 receivers so it has become difficult to send emails to that many people.  I have decided to add the DBS6000HD to our email lists.  If you haven't signed up it would be a good idea to do so.  You won't get a ton of emails from us.  We only send out emails when we have something to say.  Join our lists here.
If you got this email by direct email, this will be last email you receive.  Join our lists to stay up to date. 

Lists are automated, you can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.  We do not sell your information or use it in any other way then to contact you. 

Thanks to all of you who purchased this receiver making it the success that it is.  I believe this will be probably the toughest receiver on the market.  You should get several years of service from it.
Thank you,
Tim Heinrichs, CEO

Hoy hemos lanzado la versión de software 1.148. Esta es una actualización importante y se debe actualizar los receptores que usted pueda tener en stock.

Una palabra de precaución, debido a que la forma en que los satélites y transpondedores tienen el formato de este nuevo software, usted NO podrá utilizar las listas de edad que haya realizado o descargado desde el sitio web ouir. Carga de la lista para el receptor podría dañar la memoria y hacer que el receptor no-utilizable.
NO CARGUE viejo satélite / lista de transpondedores a este receptor ...

Así que, ¿dónde encontrar este software? En la página de software DBS6000HD por supuesto.

Todos los receptores adquiridos a partir de hoy se dispone de este software pre-instalado para que usted no tendrá que preocuparse de actualizar ellos.

Al principio nos estaban enviando correos electrónicos directamente a los propietarios conocidos DBS6000HD. Por ahora hemos vendido alrededor de 2.500 receptores por lo que se ha vuelto difícil para enviar correos electrónicos a tanta gente. He decidido añadir el DBS6000HD a nuestras listas de correo electrónico. Si no se han inscrito, sería una buena idea para hacerlo. Usted no recibirá un montón de correos electrónicos de nosotros. Sólo enviamos mensajes de correo electrónico cuando tenemos algo que decir. Únase a nuestras listas de aquí.

Si tienes este mensaje por correo electrónico directo, este será el último correo electrónico que usted recibe. Únase a nuestras listas para estar al día.

Las listas están automatizadas, puede suscribirse o darse de baja en cualquier momento. Nosotros no vendemos su información o utilizarla en cualquier otra forma a continuación en contacto con usted.

Gracias a todos ustedes que han comprado este receptor por lo que es el éxito que es. Creo que esta será probablemente la más difícil del receptor en el mercado. Usted debe obtener varios años de servicio de ella.

Tim Heinrichs, consejero delegado

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DBS6000HD Software Update v120620 release

Today we released v120620 software update for our Traxis DBS6000HD.  This is a improvement of motor functions.  You can find it on our software page.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Free Receivers....

Once again we are giving away some free products.  Dealers can go to our wholesale page for the details.  

Friday, June 15, 2012

DBS6000HD Software Upgrade

Today we released our first official software upgrade for the DBS6000HD digital receiver.  This upgrade allows you to manually enter the PIDs.  This upgrade also solves the problem of some channels changing to PAL and it provides better DiSEqC motor functions.

Our plan is to make this receiver the best and most powerful receiver on the market.

Download the upgrade here and you will also find the satellite / transponder lists there as well.  Just download it, unzip it, and put it on your USB stick.  Plug it in the receiver and go to the USB menu.  The receiver does it all for you.

Starting 6/18/12 all receivers shipped from our warehouse will have the latest software installed.

Friday, June 1, 2012

USB to RS-232 Converter Cable

From time to time I hear complaints that a meter owner doesn't have a RS-232 on his computer for programming Sathero or Trimax meters.  This can be a real problem for our customers in remote areas.  I myself found it hard to find a decent USB to RS-232 converter cable.  I finally ask the engineer to find one that works good.  We now stock them for your convenience.  Dealers can see pricing on our dealer site and end users can order them from their favorite DMS International dealer.  They are in stock.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DBS6000HD receiver with FREE PLL LNBF

For the past several days we have been promoting our new DBS6000HD receiver to our dealers by offering them a FREE Avenger PLL321S-2 Phase Lock Loop LNBF with every receiver they purchase.  The idea is that they will use this promotion to enhance their own sales by passing it on to the end users.  This offer is only good for pre-orders.  When the product hits our warehouse, the FREE LNBF promotion is over.  It now looks like the new receivers will hit our warehouse on Friday.  Better jump on this deal while it is available.  After all, how good is a MPEG4 receiver without a PLL LNBF?

Buy this...

Get this FREE...
Avenger PLL321S-2 Phase Lock Loop LNBF

Available soon from your favorite DMS International dealer

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DBS6000HD media pack

Today I finished our initial media pack for the DBS6000HD Hi Def Digital Satellite Receiver.  It has several pictures of the receiver, boot screen and a few other graphics.

If you want pictures for your website you can find this media pack on our media site.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DBS6000HD Hi Def MPEG4 Digital Receiver

I know a lot of you have been waiting a long time for us to announce this receiver.  It will finally arrive in about 10 days.  So, what took us so long?  As most of you know, MPEG4 receivers are still not mature.  We tried our best to make the ALi chip set work for MPEG4 but in the end we only found that it works good for MPEG2, but not MPEG4.  Of course we already knew it worked well for MPEG2 because we had been using ALi chip sets in our receivers for some time.

Finally, with the realization that ALi won't work out the problems in the near future, the decision was made to use Fujitsu, a higher cost but much more stable and powerful processor.

The DBS6000HD MPEG4 receiver is made for North and South America.  That's right, it's not just a European receiver reworked for the connectors we use here.  You will notice that there is no SCART socket on the rear panel.  We don't need it here.

True to Traxis form, this receiver is built for the long haul.  It sports a easy to understand menu system that allows you to run this beauty without reading the manual.  Feed hunters will enjoy the powerful blind search features.

This receiver is made for people who want to watch TV!!!

See pictures ~ See the features ~ See the specifications

Your favorite DMS International dealer is taking pre-orders for this fantastic receiver.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Digital Meters Email List

If you want to keep up to date with our meter development, we provide several email lists.   You are welcome to join as many as you like.

You won't get a lot of emails from these lists.  We use these lists to distribute only the information that is important to our meter owners.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

First Strike FS1 meters are back in stock

After a short period of not having stock, the FS1 is finally back.  A large shipment arrived in our warehouse today and we plan to catch up the back orders before the week is finished.  If you have a back order with us someone will be calling to confirm before we ship.

Lately we have received several large orders for this meter.   It seems operators are finding this meter to be cost effective, accurate and easy for their installers to use.

For the past several months our off shore orders have easily out paced our domestic orders as we grow in popularity. 

This months Satellite/Transponder list is available to registered users of our meter.  If you would like to have this list you can request it here.

DSS922 back in stock

The DSS922 is back in stock.  This high quality LNBF has been hard to get.  If you need this LNBF now is the time to order it.  I am positive we will run out again before the next shipment arrives. 

If you want some, give us your back order now.  We fill orders on a first come first served basis.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SF-95DR update

The SF-95DR low cost, digital readout meter has become very popular lately.  It looks nice and works good.  Today I've spent a little time making some new website pictures which you can also see on our SF-95DR picture page.

Below you can see the different settings at work.  First picture is full signal and the following pictures show the different ATT (Attenuator) settings.  The meter also has a variable setting that uses a thumb wheel on the side of the meter and allows you to fine tune the signal.

Full signal
ATT setting 1
ATT setting 2
ATT setting 3
If you would like to use these pictures on your website you can find them on our media page.  

Friday, February 17, 2012

Europe, Africa and Middle East, here's your list!

The North American "Take it with you" list was instantly famous... so we spent the time to do a European list!

Europe, Africa and Middle East, HERE IS YOUR LIST!!!
DMS InternationalFirst Strike Meters, and Sathero Meters come to your rescue.  Now you can pull up the information on your smart phone!!!  For now we are offering this service FREE of charge as a "THANK YOU" to those who have bought our meters.  If you haven't bought our meters, think about us the next time you think of meters.  

Europe, Africa and Middle East List

Just scan this QR code with your smart phone and bookmark the page so you can return to it later.
Europe, Africa and Middle East List
Satellites from 1.8E to 70.5E.
The only thing we ask in return is that you think about DMS International and our famous meters the next time you need satellite equipment.  What other company brings you this level of service?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Satellite / Transponder Lists on the go!!!

Have you ever been out on a install and needed to know the parameters of a transponder? 

I guess that's happened to just about every FTA installer at one time or another.  If you are a registered owner of our First Strike or Sathero meters, you can request a current satellite/transponder list.  However the list is extensive and usually has about 139 pages.  So what do you do?  Print it out?  Take it with you up on a roof in the wind with a meter in one hand and the list in the other hand.  
Even less convenient is to carry your laptop with you.  Now you just need to contend with boot up time, battery charges, and protecting your laptop in your service truck.  What else can you do?
DMS InternationalFirst Strike Meters, and Sathero Meters come to your rescue.  Now you can pull up the information on your smart phone!!!  For now we are offering this service FREE of charge.  Just scan this QR code with your smart phone and bookmark the page so you can return to it later.
Satellite/Transponder Lists
At this time we are showing only satellites from 61.5W to 177.0W.  
The only thing we ask in return is that you think about DMS International and our famous meters the next time you need satellite equipment.  What other company brings you this level of service?

Friday, January 20, 2012

New low cost PLL LNBF is getting all kinds of praise and selling very fast.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Can't load your meter? Try cleaning your computer.

Can't get your Sathero Meter or First Strike Meter to load?  You know the software is mature and well tested by many meter owners.  I actually get a few emails or calls complaining about the software not loading.  In most cases this problem can be solved by cleaning the computer.  I've put together a short article on this that I've been sending out for years simply named Clean Computers.  

It is always good to keep your computer clean.  It helps avoid virus's and malware.  

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2012 Satellite/Transponder List Available!

Happy New Year to all! 

Our first 2012 Satellite/Transponder list is available.  Registered owners of our meters can request a list. 
This list of satellites and transponder settings is 139 pages long.  I comes in a pdf file and can be used for a reference for the settings of your meter (or your receiver). 

Recently DMS International released our Avenger PLL321S-2 PLL LNBF with 300KHz (or better) stability.  This LNBF improves reception capability on all receivers.  If you are using MPEG4 receivers this LNBF will give you a better and more stable reception.  We are getting reports of vast improvements on channels that were tiling and blocking before.  Even channels that could not be received now become not only available but rock solid.

The better traditional LNBFs give about 1.5MHz (1,500 KHz) stability.  Lots of the low end LNBFs have 3MHz (3,000 KHz) stability.  You can get by with these on MPEG2 SD with few problems, but with MPEG2 HD you should consider stability of 1.5MHz a absolute minimum.  Even then you can see some problems.  MPEG4 is a different animal.  The compression is greatly increased, making stability a major issue.  MPEG4 HD jams tons of data in even smaller spaces.  Properly rendering your MPEG4 signals requires better LNBFs with high stability.  Your traditional LNBF is no longer good enough.  As this technology of higher compression and faster transfers improves the requirements for higher stability increases. 

I have heard lots of complaints that MPEG4 receivers won't get all the available channels or some channels are seriously tiling and freezing.  Most likely this is not a receiver problem, but a problem delivering good stable signal to the receiver.  Think about it.  When we went from MPEG2 to MPEG4 we made a huge leap in technology of receivers.  It stands to reason that we need the same huge leap of technology in our LNBFs.  We have provided this for you in our Avenger PLL321S-2 PLL LNBF

The good news is that our Avenger PLL321S-2 PLL LNBF is priced in the same range as the traditional LNBFs making it a no brainer to upgrade your LNBF.  Don't install a new receiver without installing a new Avenger PLL321S-2 PLL LNBF. 

DMS International has always lead the satellite technology field and it comes as no surprise that DMS International is the first to introduce PLL LNBFs at a reasonable price.  You can count on DMS International to keep you up to speed with our ever changing technology.

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