New software to deliver broadcast-quality live video worldwide

09 December 2015: Inmarsat has announced that the Quicklink Windows Bonded Live Software is ‘ready to use’ over its global fleet of L-band satellites.

The software, from Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd., is designed to enable broadcasters and other media industry professionals to compress and transmit live video over the Windows® Live platform.

The solution reduces the amount of equipment broadcasters need to carry, and is designed to work with multiple communications technologies, such as satellite, ADSL or cellular services, bonding them together to achieve the most stable connection possible.

Streaming quality

It also provides the option of encoding using the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) H.265, which affords the same streaming quality as the previous H.264 codec, but uses almost half the bandwidth to transmit.

“The Quicklink engineering team have developed best-in-class encoding software,” said Richard Rees, CEO of Quicklink Video Distribution Services, “with H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codec technology inbuilt to help deliver high quality live video streams.

“The software’s high performance bonding algorithm aggregates multiple available satellite and IP based networks, maximizing the rates of transmission to allow you to create memorable live broadcasting moments.”

Business benefits

The Quicklink Windows Bonded Live Software has been certified as ‘Inmarsat-ready” through Inmarsat’s Certified Application Provider (CAP) programme, a key component of Inmarsat’s open technology strategy, announced earlier this year.

Through the CAP programme, Inmarsat works with solutions providers to ensure that their products are not only compatible with our network, but provide our network users with effective, customer focused solutions that offer genuine business benefits, whether they’re using Inmarsat’s network for voice, broadband, machine to machine connectivity or all three.

“We are pleased to certify the Quicklink Windows Bonded Live Software under the CAP programme,” said Nadeem Khan, Head of Applications Enablement, Inmarsat Enterprise.

“Working with talented developers and industry experts like Quicklink, and pairing their solution with our award-winning network means that we can offer our customers tailored, end-to-end communications solutions that can effectively meet their every communication challenge.”