BGAN HDR (High Data Rate) is Inmarsat’s premium streaming IP service which includes a portfolio of four new streaming rate options for journalists who want the highest quality video for live broadcasting.
Since 2005, the BGAN platform has transformed newsgathering, enabling live broadcasts from the farthest, and most inhospitable reaches of the planet. We improved the streaming speeds with BGAN X-Stream in 2009 and now, in 2013, we’re introducing the next revolution in satellite newsgathering with BGAN HDR.
It delivers the fastest, on-demand streaming data rates in the world of mobile satellite communications and has the ability to transform the audience’s experience of live events.
BGAN enables you to send live broadcasts as soon as you get on the scene, without the need for a local terrestrial broadband connection or costly satellite newsgathering trucks.
BGAN HDR will provide a minimum throughput of 580kbps with its full channel option, but users can expect to see an average speed of 600-700kbps, reaching as high as 800kbps.
It will allow you to move around during broadcasts without affecting video quality and camera operators can pan and zoom to capture the action as it unfolds behind you.
BGAN HDR can be used in parallel with a phone connection so that the gallery can call directions to the camera operator and enable more complex outside broadcasts.
The BGAN service is accessed using a compact and hand-portable satellite terminal, or a vehicular version. Both are quick to set up, with no technical expertise needed. Journalists can establish a connection to the studio in less than five minutes, wherever they’re reporting from.
Sometimes the story demands that you move between locations. With vehicular BGAN you can continue to file your reports while in transit. And with BGAN X-Stream on-the-pause, you can send high-quality, live video from your stationary vehicle.
For extra peace of mind, BGAN and IsatPhone Pro, our handheld satellite phone, let you pinpoint your exact location so you can let your colleagues know exactly where you’re reporting from.
For quick voice calls back to the studio or to stay in touch with family while you’re away, you can use IsatPhone Pro, our handheld satellite phone. The service is accessible worldwide, so you can depend on it for your voice communications, wherever the news takes you.