Oyster Vision made by the German manufacturer Ten Haaft, is a well established name in automatic satellites. Known throughout Europe, and probably one of the most commonly fitted systems in the UK.
The roof unit
The Oyster Vision roof unit looks the same as it has for many years. The skeleton of the roof unit is a alloy cast frame encased in a plastic mould. Elevating the dish is a solid cast arm supporting the 65 or 85cm dish. Along with a number of bearings and gears, the drive is based on two Bosch motors one for elevation and one for rotation.
Inside are two control units, one is a hide away box with all the connections for the dish. The other one is the display and buttons to control the dish, connected with a ribbon cable to the hide away box, allowing it to be located in a easy to reach place.
So Whats Changed
The new Oyster Vision III comes with a waterproof control board mounted in the roof unit and a different internal controller. This has enabled the main cable to have a smaller diameter than the earlier versions, making the cable less bulky and easier to shorten and hide.
Controlling the system is pretty much the same as its always been, with a simple one touch operation to elevate the dish and start a search. The Vision 3 has a new added feature “Location”. When travelling from country to country, the “location” option can be changed to speed up the search time, this gives the dish a head start when searching, allowing it to start a search at roughly the right elevation for the country you're in.
To collapse the dish down simply press the same button used to elevate the dish. As a fail safe, should you forget to collapse the system down when you pull away, the satellite will automatically shut when the engine is started to prevent damage to the system.
Oyster have now released their new control panel, not only can it be recessed into a panel but now it will take a SD card that will allow the customer to do their own software updates.
A twin LNB option will allow either two satellite boxes to be attached to the system allowing two different channels to be received at the same time. Or will allow you to use a decoder with a record function (eg. sky+ box) in order to be able to watch one channel and record another.
(A satellite box will be needed with this system in order to view satellite TV.)
Automate are authorised dealers for Oyster, but we don't just fit your Oyster Satellite Systems, we will fit it, swap it from one vehicle to another and we also offer a repair service.
All Oyster Satellite Systems come with a 3 year warranty as standard.
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