First dual Ka-Sat IP/TV HD NEWSNG at IBC

Pals Electronics, Teradium, Hitachi and Eutelsat will show what they claim is the world’s first Dual Ka-Sat (IP/TV) NEWSNG antenna system with a demonstration of a live HD SNG contribution system at IBC.
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Pals Electronics, Teradium, Hitachi and Eutelsat will show what they claim is the world’s first Dual Ka-Sat (IP/TV) NEWSNG antenna system with a demonstration of a live HD SNG contribution system at IBC. The lightweight DriveNews PKM-120Ka vehicle-based auto-pointing antenna systems developed by Pals and Teradium are available in two versions: 77cm or 120cm. They allow one-button-push connection to Eutelsat (stand 1.D59) Ka-Sat within minutes and a dedicated connection speed of up to 20Mbps upload and 40Mbps download to the internet. The HD video-uplink is being demonstrated in the Outside Exhibit area (stand OE105) with video captured using an Hitachi SK HD-1000 camera with a BMS (1.A10) CW-HD1000 COFDM wireless signal routing system. Inside the NEWSNG vehicle the signal will be encoded and uplinked via a 120cm KA-band Drive-Away system from Pals using Eutelsat’s Tooway IP/TV satellite service. The live video transmission will be screened on the Hitachi (11.E30) and Pals stands (4.A51) via terrestrial internet. The system offers roaming capability in all 82 Ka-Sat footprints, covering almost all of Europe, Turkey, parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa. It also has direct DTH TV broadcast capability. “In a range of scenarios from disaster relief to emergency communications the need for a fast, reliable and high quality link back to base is essential and this is what we shall demonstrate at IBC,” commented Paddy Roache, Director and General Manager of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe. “Using this combination of products from some of the market’s leading technology suppliers, an SNG team can get on location and start broadcasting stunning HD images within the shortest time period imaginable. It’s not just a question of short set-up time, but also of the superb image quality that this system provides.” www.bms-inc.com www.eutelsat.com www.hitachi-keu.comwww.pals.com.tr By David Fox

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