Inmarsat's new high data rate service, BGAN HDR, will be demonstrated live for the first time at IBC 2013 – the international broadcasting show.
Representing the next revolution in satellite newsgathering, BGAN HDR has generated much anticipation within the media industry.
Visitors to the Inmarsat stand at the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 13-17 September will be able to witness the service's superior video quality for themselves at its world premiere.
Martin Turner, Inmarsat's Director of Media, will be demonstrating BGAN HDR daily at 12:00 and 15:00 (UTC/GMT +2) on stand 2.B19.
If you can't make the show, you can register for one of our live webinars from the stand on 16 September at 08:30 or 16:30 (UTC/GMT +2)).
The webinars will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after the event.
BGAN HDR supports a portfolio of four new streaming rates, including asymmetric services to ensure broadcasters only pay for the throughput they need.
The BGAN HDR service will complete performance testing in September and is scheduled to 'go live' globally in November 2013.
Its full channel option will provide broadcasters with an expected streaming rate of around 650kbps.
Cobham SATCOM's EXPLORER 710, the first terminal to access the HDR service, has a built-in bonding capability, enabling connection speeds above 1Mbps – previously only possible on a VSAT uplink.
BGAN HDR can also be used as a dependable back-up solution to cellular bonding, offering a simple to use but powerful support service should cellular services fail or become busy.
“This is a very important innovation for newsgatherers across the world,” said Ronald Spithout, President of Inmarsat Enterprise.
“Since the launch of BGAN in 2005, Inmarsat has played an important role in transforming the capabilities of journalists, enabling them to deliver their stories live from practically any location. BGAN HDR is set to deliver a new standard in live video satellite newsgathering and we anticipate strong take-up by both international and regional newsgathering organisations.”