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IRG tackles interference at CommunicAsia

June 13, 2012

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) will be involved with a number of discussions and meetings to discuss the resolution of satellite interference at CommunicAsia.

With the Olympics just around the corner, IRG is continuing to push forward with its goal to introduce Carrier Identification for video transmissions in time for the start of the Games. At the same time, the group is also looking beyond that to new Carrier ID technology, which contains the Carrier ID information within a separate Meta Data, spread-spectrum carrier. This means that it is visible to operators, without the need to interrupt the main feed, saving valuable airtime for broadcasters, when interference occurs, by enabling operators to identify and stop the interference quickly and effectively.

Satellite Identification is another key topic being discussed by the group at CommunicAsia. IRG has been working together with its members to find cost effective ways of introducing Satellite ID, as well as working towards a standard for auto-deploy systems, with the aim of significantly reducing interference during deployment of those systems.

The first meeting takes place on Tuesday 19th June at the Singtel office and will be co-hosted by Singtel, IRG, and the Space Data Association (SDA).

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