SIS LIVE has sold six uPod satellite terminals to leading broadcasters in Brazil. The uplinks will make their maiden transmissions with broadcasts around the FIFA World Cup.
The uPod is a compact uplink system that can be packed into IATA compliant cases and used as a flyaway uplink solution or mounted onto a vehicle. uPod also features automated acquisition and an integrated bookings system.
SIS LIVE has embarked upon the approval process for official certification for uPod by ANATEL, the Brazilian telecommunications regulatory body, responsible for regulating and authorising service providers; managing the national spectrum and orbital usage; and defining telecommunications standards.
Having purchased uPod terminals in 2011 and 2013, the Brazilian broadcasters also selected uPod terminals in 2011 and 2013. At the clients’ request SIS LIVE’s in-house engineering team was also able to customise the design to allow control of the uPod from the tailboard of the news trucks.
David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE said, “uPod has been a great success in Brazil and these latest sales demonstrate their appeal to these extremely significant broadcasters. I am looking forward to a month of spectacular football and I am extremely proud that uPod will be there to capture the action.”