08 April 2014: Inmarsat is demonstrating how it is empowering reporters with its new suite of products that enable digital connectivity anywhere in the world.
Its portfolio of L-band satellite services is being showcased to the media and broadcasters at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, USA.
The 5-10 April event is the world’s largest electronic media show and focuses on the delivery of content across all mediums, drawing about 93,000 delegates from 156 countries.
Making its debut – before launching mid-2014 – is IsatHub, a revolutionary new service that enables reporters to connect their Android or iOS phones and tablets to the internet when outside the range of cellular or fixed networks.
The service, which is delivered over the Inmarsat-4 network, is accessed via an app that connects via Wi-Fi to a lightweight terminal smaller than an iPad.
Journalists can use their phone to talk, text and access the internet as they would do normally, up to a range of 100 metres from the IsatHub terminal, with up to 10 people able to share the same connection.
IsatHub is the only ‘satellite-powered’ personal connectivity device to offer a similar service experience to what smart device users expect from ground-based networks, with real-time IP broadband data at speeds up to 384kbps.
“IsatHub will empower journalists to take their audiences with them, wherever the news is breaking,” said Martin Turner, Head of Inmarsat’s media business.
The IsatHub terminal was developed by Inmarsat’s manufacturing partner AddValue.
Visit Inmarsat at Upper South Hall #2324 where IsatPhone 2 and BGAN HDR will also be on show.
NAB Show: www.nabshow.com