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Satellite Uplinks: Far From Static Cont.
tunnels, crowded public spaces and underground stations,” says Ronen Artman, LiveU’s VP, Marketing. Alquati says Globecast has tested 3G and LTE equipment for news contribution and says it is possible to get a short live feed to air even in HD quality. “I would not recommend relying on it, considering the kind of connectivity that is possible today,” he says. “Everything is dependent on the reliability and quality of the network. In a stadium with 8,000 mobile phones working or in a country with a lack of coverage you are going to have problems. Plus duration is tricky since batteries will quickly drain. What do you do about power?” Mark Shadbolt, SIS Live’s Sales Director says that in a warzone or tornado aftermath the chances of the terrestrial network being down are high. “Where newscasters are operating outside their home territory, in Syria for example, they are more likely to take a BGAN than a bonded 3G/4G system since they are unsure what the terrestrial infrastructure is going to be like,” he says. 60

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Shadbolt doesn’t dismiss the ability of cellular but is adamant that the technology is unlikely to erode the viability of a fleet of satellite trucks. “A newscaster could equip every one of its reporters with a bonded 3G terminal at relatively low cost and get some pictures back but it would be complementary to the SNG fleet,” he says. “If we could give our customers the same level of service, cost and convenience by

having a bonded 3G antenna rather than with a satellite dish we would.” Uplink systems designer Holkirk Communications is offering a new combined IP broadcasting solution which includes 3G/4G and Ka-Band satellite delivery. “SemNet is a truly multi-bearer uplink solution,” states Dave Nicoll, Business Development Manager. “Combining 3G/4G LTE networks with the high capacity of Ka-Band satellite gives users the ultimate in reliability, service availability with one simple managed network at vastly reduced operational expense.” The technology is being targeted at small local TV stations, store and forward, editors, cameramen, university media departments as well as web and interactive TV providers. “3G bonding will never replace the traditional DSNG truck / fly-away but they do have their place and with the correct management can provide a valuable addition to any news crew allowing for more real-time content at competitive pricing,” says Nicoll. “When the 4G network is finally rolled out then I think we will see a huge technology leap. But satellite will still be required for the ‘go-anywhere’ applications which a terrestrial network cannot be relied on.” For Globecomm’s Scardino,

terrestrial mobile enlarges the scope of satellite-based provision for ENG. “By designing an integrated satellite / terrestrial infrastructure where all the network components are fully merged together and combined with the internet core network, you have expanded your capabilities for service options,” he says. “The key is to implement a planned hybrid network, using satellites and terrestrial technology.”

Portable Uplinks
Bridging the gap between full SNG / flyaways and BGAN-type terminals are portable satellite links which fit into a rucksack for carriage as IATA certified baggage. SIS Live offers the uPod which is IP capable by way of integrated modem; and the ManPak which includes a 60cm parabolic antenna, weighs 12kg and can be primed for transmission in three minutes. “Using Ka-band the ManPak can get bandwidth in excess of 10Mhz for full HD transmission,” says Meynall. “Both are designed to be simple to operate with automated functionality so that a dedicated engineer is not required. ManPak and uPak (a Ku-band version) are
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InNEWS
InREVIEW: BroadcastAsia Highlights
InSPORT: London Games Infrastructure
InVIEW: Fibre Optic Technology
InSOUND: What’s New In Audio Mixing
InSOUND: DIGICO RELEASE CONSOLES RANGE
InMEDIA: Automation Innovations
InMEDIA CLASS: RELIABLE APPROACH TO WORKFLOWS
InMEDIA: MARSHALLING MODERN BROADCAST OPERATIONS
InTECH: SATELLITE UPLINKS: FAR FROM STATIC
InTECH: EUROVISION SUCCESS FOR RIEDEL MEDIORNET
InFORM: MISTIKA POWERS NIKE’S 2D INTERACTIVE ADVERT
InFORM: SUBTITLING EXPLAINED
InGEAR: RYCOTE EXPANDS MICROPHONE SOLUTIONS
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InSPORT: London Games Infrastructure
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InVIEW: Fibre Optic Technology
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InSOUND: What’s New In Audio Mixing
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InSOUND: DIGICO RELEASE CONSOLES RANGE
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