Liz Scarff, Fieldcraft Studios, gives an account of how easy it is to use BGAN HDR and IsatHub to broadcast content instantly, from wherever the story is taking place.
Success in journalism comes from being first – first to the scene and first to broadcast your content to your audience.
Here at Inmarsat, we’ve developed a portfolio of services that are designed around your broadcasting and content needs; whether it’s high quality, real-time broadcasting, smart device connectivity or reliable voice communications.
Watch the video to see our services in action.
For real-time, high quality broadcasting, BGAN HDR is the perfect solution.
The revolutionary BGAN HDR service provides fantastic value for money, with a range of streaming rates designed to meet your business needs. The full channel rate offers blistering speeds of up to 800kbps with an average rate of 650kbps, in both symmetric and asymmetric options.
For VSAT-like speeds of over 1 Mbps, bond two terminals together and you’ll have access to speeds that no other SNG solution can give you in a form factor that fits in your backpack.
Mobile journalism’s about more than just broadcasting live video. Blogging, print and photo journalism, as well as connecting to your audience via social media, are crucial elements in a journalist’s toolbox. However, just because you’re broadcasting live, doesn’t meant that timing isn’t important. Like any other channel, success comes from getting your content out first. Imagine being able to upload your content right from the scene, no matter where you are.
IsatHub, our global smart device connectivity service, offers you that opportunity. It allows you to talk, text and access the internet and your apps from your own smart phone or tablet – giving you 3G connectivity in areas that cellular and fixed networks just can’t cover. Through a terminal about the size and weight of a paperback book, you’ll be able to live blog, tweet and email, reaching your audience from wherever you are.
Reliable voice communications are an integral part of any journalist’s arsenal, especially when you’re roaming the world in search of a story, whether it’s to keep in touch with the office, or a way to keep track of your journalists out in the field.
The latest addition to our handheld satellite phone portfolio gives you a reliable voice solution which you can depend on wherever you are on location.
But perhaps even more appealing to those who report from volatile situations, IsatPhone 2 provides welcome peace of mind with features such as an emergency assistance button and tracking capability.
Visit our IsatPhone 2 page for more details.
If you are looking for more bandwidth for HD video streaming, our Global Xpress service can support you with speeds of up to 4Mbps, accessed via manual and auto-aquire flyaway terminals that can be set up in minutes upon arrival at the scene.
Global Xpress is the first global Ka-band network through one provider and uniquely offers a consistent user experience worldwide, enabling broadcasters to easily deploy the same service and equipment, wherever and whenever it’s needed. This global offering means broadcasters can avoid the complexities of different terminals, multiple contracts and providers, making it possible to take advantage of agility in deployment, in addition to simplified training, support and purchasing across their entire organisation.
Subscriptions are available for both long term and event-driven use and come with quality guarantees so you know you will be able to rely on broadcasting HD quality live video, from wherever the news is breaking.
The way people consume the news has evolved. With the web and social media, news is consumed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This is exactly why Inmarsat is evolving as well – we’re opening up our network to new partners and developers to deliver tailored solutions. Solutions that will enable you to create and distribute content in innovative ways, no matter where the story breaks.
One such partnership resulted in the Parrot Bebop Drone – making aerial coverage easier and more cost effective than ever. Optimised for transmission over our BGAN network, you can deliver HD quality video footage in even the most remote areas, giving your audience a unique perspective on the story in real time.
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