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Thuraya IP: Reliably Streaming Live Stories For Broadcast
By Director of Product Management Rashid Baba In an age of information and breaking news as it happens, systems that stream live in realtime are much in vogue…
News channels are consistently aiming to be on top of world events and ensuring viewers have firsthand information that is streamed live from crisis hot spots. The speed of broadcast is the main driver behind ensuring the news channel receives strong ratings and credibility with its audience. To achieve this, news that their solutions meet the needs of the broadcast media industry. One such operator is Thuraya, a leading international MSS operator that pioneered the world’s smallest satellite broadband solution to support 384 Kbps streaming, Thuraya IP. This innovative solution is backed by an extremely robust network that dynamically and provided by Thuraya IP. Thuraya IP is a plug and play system, requiring no additional software to set up. Thuraya IP provides data speeds of up to 444 Kbps Standard IP and 384 Kbps Streaming IP making it an extremely viable and powerful option in such a sleek design. It features asymmetric streaming capabilities, allowing users to select upload and download speeds for better cost-savings, as they only pay for bandwidth they consume. Thuraya IP’s asymmetric streaming feature actually gives reporters instant savings of up to 40 per cent compared to other broadband solutions. Thus broadcast media consumers are able to predict and better manage their budgets without worrying about large bills at the end of the month. Thuraya also offers a unique Shareplan for added savings, as reporters can share airtime allocation across all Thuraya devices, voice or data. Coupled with the fact that reporters can select from several flexible pricing packages that range from zero monthly, unlimited to on demand data packages, Thuraya IP remains the most affordable solution in the industry.

Rashid Baba

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Thuraya IP mobile satellite solution

reporters in the field need to have the most advanced content delivery systems and solutions to stream their videos and documented stories back to the studios for the world to see. These content delivery solutions need to operate reliably and costeffectively especially in areas where there are no terrestrial networks or high-speed data facilities. As a result several news reporters from the broadcast media industry rely heavily on satellite broadband solutions which provide seamless coverage outside of connected urban hubs. Mobile satellite services (MSS) operators are diligently ensuring

intelligently allocates resources in areas of high usage, ensuring network congestion is never faced by reporters. What this translates into is 24/7 connectivity for reporters allowing them to reliably and efficiently broadcast live stories even if several simultaneous users of Thuraya IP use the network. The most noticeable feature of Thuraya IP is its compact design. Due to its A5 size and 1.3 kilograms weight, reporters can easily slip it into a rucksack and take it with them wherever they are stationed. It also means that the burdensome OB van is no longer needed. Streaming, store-and-forward and much more functionality is

With Thuraya IP’s streaming services broadcast media consumers are guaranteed endto-end connectivity; meaning their videos will reach the desired location with minimal delay. Therefore, if a reporter wishes to broadcast live events, they can do so with ease. Additionally, the versatile nature of Thuraya IP ensures that it is compatible with media-specific applications such as Quicklink, Streambox and Globecast. For streaming of live interviews which are almost a basic element of the news, Thuraya reliably supports industry-specific Interrupted Feedback (IFB) audio players at all times. With Thuraya IP, questions asked by the TV anchor in the studio are heard by the interviewee in the field in real-time providing a clear and audible news story. Thuraya IP also enables store-andforward of media videos should reporters wish to record stories for broadcast at a later stage. For researching stories, sending of scripts, browsing and using social media channels, Thuraya IP is also becoming a recognised device amongst reporters. The long battery life of Thuraya IP, that outlasts a typical laptop, enables further mobility, meaning news crews are not limited to a charging station and can also use the solution as a Wi-Fi hub. Thuraya IP is also supported by a flexible array of antennas that are among the most compact in the market. In an industry that demands the rapid streaming of live stories, the compelling features of Thuraya IP make it a communication solution of choice for the broadcast media industry that is growing rapidly.


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In Broadcast - February 2012
Contents
Pictorvision Academy Award
The Ultimate Strategy to Win
Importance of Smooth Streaming
Sony Vegas Pro 11 GPU Speed Boost
Trilogy Communications Celebrates 25 years
CES 2012 Smarter Systems on Show
Vitec Videocom CEO Joop Janssen has the Answers
Space Saving 3D System
OpticamSWITCH Success at Swiss TV
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In Broadcast February 2012 - Sony Vegas Pro 11 GPU Speed Boost
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