Inmarsat’s global network enables Quicklink’s new software to deliver high-quality live video from wherever news is breaking
9 December 2015: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) today 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. 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.”
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.”
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Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
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Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd is the leading global provider for cost effective, high quality broadcast solutions in the fields of news, sport, entertainment and corporate media. Our solutions offer the best in class for achieving superb video and audio quality even from slow internet connections. Optimisation of available bandwidth means that outstanding results can be achieved from a variety of connections such as WiFi or 3G/4G networks.