AVIWEST enhances video contribution over satellite with Hughes

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, has announced a new partnership with Hughes, a provider of broadband satellite networks and services, to improve delivery of video signals over satellite networks. At the 2015 NAB Show, booth SU6716, AVIWEST will demonstrate a fully integrated solution featuring the company’s DMNG PRO video uplink system and the 9211-HDR high data rate satellite terminal from Hughes.

“Today’s consumers demand crystal-clear video quality on a wide range of devices, which can be a challenging feat for broadcasters when they’re covering a breaking news story or live event,” said Ronan Poullaouec, chief technical officer of AVIWEST. “By combining our DMNG PRO advanced video uplink system with Hughes’ 9211-HDR satellite terminal, we offer a compact, lightweight, and reliable solution for delivering high-quality video over Inmarsat’s BGAN network, enabling broadcasters to effectively meet consumer demand for superior quality of service.”

Leveraging Inmarsat’s BGAN HDR service network, the Hughes 9211-HDR transmits information, in real time, that is critical for contribution applications, such as the available satellite bit rate. This allows the DMNG PRO to compress video content based on the current network conditions to deliver optimal video quality. The integrated solution is ideally suited for environments where there is no Internet connection, poor 3G/4G cellular wireless network connections, or where using another satellite solution is problematic.

Rugged and lightweight, Hughes’ 9211-HDR features a hardened, compact, and sleek design that makes it easy to use in remote newsgathering environments. Through the BGAN terminal, users can connect to Inmarsat’s HDR service at streaming broadband speeds of over 650 kbps to quickly transmit video and other critical data. The 9211-HDR also features built-in, multiuser Wi-Fi access, enabling users to send and receive IP traffic via Ethernet and/or 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, including voice or fax via a standard telephone connection.

“Hughes’ satellite terminals offer an optimum balance of high performance, superior quality of service, and low cost, answering the complex needs of today’s broadcasters,” said Graham Avis, vice president and general manager at Hughes. “We are proud to partner with AVIWEST on this integrated solution, which brings increased flexibility, reliability, ease of use, and impeccable video quality to the video contribution world.”

AVIWEST’s DMNG PRO Series is the world’s most advanced 3G/4G video uplink family for newsgathering applications, featuring multiple cellular connections, a built-in Wi-Fi modem, and best-in-class H.264 video encoders, all in a compact, lightweight, and portable design that is perfect for use in the field. The pocket-sized systems have been deployed worldwide by a number of international, national, and local TV channels; video content operators; and news agencies.

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