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Kyrion gears ahead

20 August 2012
Kyrion gears ahead

Satellite connection provider 2 SAT Europe has chosen ATEME to upgrade its digital satellite newsgathering fleet. The upgraded trucks are currently booked to cover multiple high profile events including the MotoGP Grand Prix, a series of 18 motorcycle races across 14 countries taking place from April to November this year. The Kyrion codecs will enable 2 SAT trucks to fulfil all satellite transmission requirements from MPEG-2 SD to MPEG-4 HD, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, 8-bit and 10-bit, at any bitrate. Bas Giskes, 2 SAT’s chief executive, commented: “Our trucks are travelling across the whole of Europe for all kinds of sports and live events, so we have to select technology that is very broadly accepted. Following the contract award for the Moto GP coverage, we decided to modernise our equipment and we were looking for a solution offering flexibility in terms of codecs, compatibility with the receivers used by our clients, and that our operators could use easily. We had a positive experience during early trials of the Kyrion contribution pair from ATEME. So we moved ahead and… it’s all good – the pictures look great and our operators love the gear.” www.ateme.com


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