Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) October 2016 • Volume 33, Issue 9 - Page 28

28 ND SatCom and Sevis in interoperability agreement ND SatCom has announced full interoperability with Savis Systems’ suite of Intelligent Backhaul Optimisation (IBO applications). The combined platform by the companies provides a high-speed and bandwidth-efficient solution for mobile network operators (MNOs) that wish to expand 3G and LTE coverage in remote or rural areas that are unserved or underserved by terrestrial backhaul technology. Joint testing of the combined ND SatCom SKYWAN 5G terminals and Sevis IBO, including optimisation and transmission control protocol (TCP) acceleration technology, resulted in “substantial bandwidth savings and boosted performance over highlatency geostationary (GEO) satellite links provisioned for both 3G and LTE backhaul”, the companies reported. Barnfind frames pack a punch for CP Communications CP Communications, a provider of custom engineering solutions, turned to Barnfind Americas to design and supply a fibrebased signal transport system to White Cherry Entertainment, the production team responsible for the American Theatre Wing’s 2016 Tony Awards. Barnfind Americas designed a modular system comprising two BarnOne-02 frames, each with eight channels of HD/SDI to optical conversion and a pair of BT-House-LGX-CWDM-16 multiplexers, as well as one pair of Ethernet to optical SFPs. Next Month @ Distribution DTH Services PANELLISTS Dr Ali R Ebadi Senior Vice-President Space Systems Development Measat Satellite Systems Lim Kian Soon Head, Satellite Singtel Martin Coleman Executive Director Satellite Interference Reduction Group October 2016 Providing global tr connectivity for liv More than ever before, news crews in the field need to be equipped to go live with breaking news at a moment’s notice. Fortunately, many of the most advanced wireless transmission systems and solutions are geared up to support exactly that, as Shawn Liew discovers … I n today’s age of social media, the ability to deliver breaking news instantaneously cannot be understated. Any outages in connectivity, particularly in live broadcast, can be potentially damaging. One company that is aiming to bring continuous global broadcast connectivity, and to ensure that broadcasters can quickly and easily go live, is Dejero. At the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the company’s LIVE+ EnGo mobile transmitters allowed news crews to cover stories as they broke, whether in the mountains, by the beach, or around the Olympic Park. Essentially, it was about ensuring that broadcasters were able to get over the limitations of traditional broadcasting and be flexible, explains Bogdan Frusina, founder and CTO of Dejero. He tells APB: “Further to this, we wanted to provide and guarantee good, reliable service to to our customers. With major sporting events such as the Olympics, you don’t always know what the cell networks are going to be like in a high-density area such as Rio. “So, we took the precautionary measure of adding private Wi-Fi hotspots, providing customers with guaranteed bandwidth in multiple locations that allowed them to transmit their content back home right away.” A new version of the LIVE+ EnGo transmitter allows it to be used as a ‘hotspot’ to help users in the field connect all their mobile devices to the Internet from various locations. This eliminates the need to carry additional portable hotspot or pocket router devices, while a new user-changeable SIM module allows field operators to quickly and easily switch In Asia, Dejero works with systems integrator Ideal Systems to offer Ideal-Live, an equipment rental service for professional mobile video gathering. The service utilises the LIVE+ EnGo transmitters with pre-installed cellular data SIM cards from multiple local mobile operators for immediate live broadcasting. between different sets of SIM cards in a LIVE+ EnGo transmitter. It further supports modems designed for use across multiple geographic regions instead of just one region, thus providing international reporting teams with optimum connectivity when they use the LIVE+ EnGo transmitter around the world, including over wireless IP networks. Wireless broadcasting, and IP for broadcasting in general, are here to stay, and are “definitely not fads”, says Frusina, who adds: “Wireless networks are continuing to get better, resulting in the transmission over bonded cellular becoming the standard way of gathering content.” With the simplicity, ease-of-use and access to connectivity and speed bonded cellular offers, news crews are now able to provide high-quality, HD video from anywhere. “Being able to do this on-the-go provides broadcasters with a lot of advantages versus traditional technologies,” says Frusina, who notes an increasing number of wireless providers investing in LTE With the simplicity, easeof-use and access to connectivity and speed bonded cellular offers, news crews are now able to provide high quality, HD video from anywhere. and LTE Advanced technologies in 5G networks. “This means that networks will be able to handle speedier and more wireless-data payloads to satisfy the demands in high-density population areas.” With the LIVE+ EnGo transmitter already encoding IP video and bonding networks including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and satellite, Fursina is quick to point out that Dejero has been in the IP space for a long time, and will continue to evolve its product offerings to support the move to IP — as a member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), which Dejero became a member of this March. He concludes: “By joining AIMS, we are looking forward to collaborating with other vendors and manufacturers, and to increase the interoperability between our partners as the ɅͥѥɽM$Ѽ%@ѥՕ̻t)%ͥɼ́ͼݽɭ)͕ݥѠѕ́ѕɅѽȁ%)Mѕ́ѼٕȁєѼѕЁեͥѥљɴ+Pѡɽ՝%1ٔե)ɕх͕٥ȁɽͥ)٥ѡɥ)х5-ɹ <%)Mѕ́ȁMѠЁͥ+qQɔ́ЁɔѕЁѡЁ)ѼѡɕɽЁɔѥ́mͥtݔ͕ɕͥ)ѡٕͥ䁅Յ)ѕлt)%1ٔѥ͕́ѡ1%Y)Ʌ͵ѕ́ݥѠɔхձ((0