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MultiSite gets first outing at IBC

Just over a month before the RAI opened its doors to IBC visitors, exhibitor Talia launched Talia MultiSite, which receives its first major public showing at the RAI.

According to Talia, MultiSite customers with connections across multiple locations are no longer required to have networks designed on a per-site or per connection basis. This, it claimed, allows customers to self-assign access and bandwidth on a bespoke basis, providing a more cost effective bandwidth solution for their network.

As a result, Talia said that customers will no longer have to rely on the service providers’ claims of contention. The contention on the network is now passed on to the customer, for the customer to decide and assign.

A typical application for MultiSite is backup and disaster recovery networks where sites only need bandwidth in the case of a disaster.

It can be used for satellite news gathering, where bandwidth is only required around the transmission periods and/or lower bandwidths/throughputs are required at other times.

MultiSite is also said to be suitable for videoconferencing networks where large uncontended bandwidths are required, but only while the conferencing is active, and video and radio contribution networks, allowing large video or audio files to be transferred between remotes and HQ, for example.

Prior to MultiSite, bandwidth across a network – whether terrestrial, microwave or satellite based – was designed around a full-time demand.