Media & Broadcasting

Broadcasting has always been at the heart of the satcom industry. From the first artifical satellite, Sputnik (1954), which broadcast a series of beeps it wasnt long until the Telstar 1 (1962) relayed the first TV pictures from the USA to Europe.
Technology has moved on a lot since then and now its normal to see a satellite truck beaming the lastest news as a breaking story happens anywhere on earth.
Satcom also broadasts many tens of thousands of TV and radio channels directly to our homes, with an ever increasing number in high definition. The sector is certainly lucrative and very fast moving.

SatCom W-IFE

Status date: 11 September 2017

Airlines are embracing next generation connectivity in the cabin and cockpit. High capacity satellites are the key to meeting consumer demand for high speed, high quality and low cost connectivity in the air. Through this SatCom W-IFE ESA activity, ViaSat’s satellite-based in-flight connectivity with Arconics in cabin applications is to provide an evolving range of services to the airborne market.

KABALIST

Status date: 13 July 2017

The project is focused on the set up of reliable and cost effective distribution of  live video feed of non-mainstream sport events into the Internet. The context and the proposed pilot service is tailored to the Serie C Italian football league. The novelty introduced with this pilot project is the adoption of uplink in Ka-band using inexpensive and semi-permanent installations to the stadiums, supported by a set of features to ensure compliance with the targets in terms of availability, quality, accessibility and costs.  

EOMST

Status date: 23 January 2017

The EOMST system developed by 21Net enables Internet services on board high-speed trains. The system uses multiple communication technologies to access the internet: cellular, WiFi and satellite. A Mobile Access Router manages the links  depending on their availabilities. 

SIS-SREM

Status date: 20 December 2016

Demonstration of two services developed in the SIS-SREM Feasibility Study.Mountain rescue team management (MRTM) system as professional service was demonstrated in real conditions in central European mountains. Service provider GINA realized first sales during the demonstration project.Infotainment platform (ITP) consisting of outdoor portal and connected applications providing actual information and location based services are available to serve mountain guests in top mountain resorts during winter and summer season. Improved connectivity in resorts enable users to benefit from improved service availability. Infotainment platform and its services provide new communication channels for brands to bring their messages to users.A project extension (via a Contract Change Notice) has beem granted in 2017 with the objective to designing and demonstrating a Drone Service for Mountain Resorts.

SatCorpAfrica

Status date: 19 December 2016

SatCorpAfrica (SATellite CORPorate services in AFRICA) is a Satcom Applications  project  by SatADSL (BE) aimed at developing, integrating and validating a satellite IP connectivity system and associated services allowing SatADSL to offer via local African Telecom Operators a solution targeting the WAN (Wide-Area-Network) market segment with a set of attractive and flexible offers.

CCP

Status date: 22 July 2016

This project aims to develop a new technology that allows non-technical personnel trim, play, deploy, videos for Auto-Feed Content Creator component by category.

VICOMESTRA

Status date: 30 October 2015

This project is a critical step to the introduction of HD media streaming services from mobile terminals in 2015. The solution is proposed to demonstrate dynamic video transmissions using the latest HEVC video codec running on a portable encoder combined with the latest Inmarsat BGAN HDR and GX satellite services.

Low Cost Hybrid Terminal Triple Play Solution

Status date: 18 August 2015

The aim of the project is to develop a low cost end-to-end solution for satellite based triple-play services. The platform uses existing infrastructure to enable TV, telephone and IP communication. Satellites are used for downlink communication and different terrestrial media are used for the return traffic.

Lift Off

Status date: 08 September 2014

Internet penetration growth curve is still on the steeper side: people require more and more affordable and fast connection to the Internet, independently from where they are. The key characteristics of what is expected by an Internet connection are speed, affordability and reliability. In this sense the Lift Off Project tries to bring further the innovation brought by the recent satellites investigating on how DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) can be introduced by a Satellite Service Provider. The scope of this innovative “next step” on top of the KA-SAT is to optimize the existing services and to generate innovative market offers for satellite internet connectivity maximizing the user experience while improving the ratio cost/performances.

SHM Telecom Towers

Status date: 02 July 2014

The project “SHM for Telecom Towers” aims at developing a remote monitoring service to support the assessment of the structural integrity of assets, as the towers for Radio-TV Broadcasting or other metal infrastructures, in order to increase safety and optimize the maintenance procedures and promote the transition from a time-based maintenance to a condition-based one.

ISIDE

Status date: 27 September 2011

The project ISIDE intends to develop, implement and validate a satellite based system of NCinema (N for networked), oriented at providing a range of services and applications in the field of D- (Digital) and E- (Electronic) Cinema. Over a period of two years,the project realises a permanent validation platform for N-Cinema, in order to cover the complete representation of the relevant service value chains. The objective will be to validate and promote different forms of exploitation of the theatres, ranging from featuring digital movies, digital advertising and alternative contents to live events, shows in virtual reality and interactive applications.