MUNICH, September 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The miniCASTER® has broken a new bandwidth record on Eutelsat's NewsSpotter ka band with its new TWINSAT antenna system, as the company announced today at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam (Stand 1.A76).
The miniCASTER® TWINSAT is a double antenna system where two Sat-IP modems are bonded simultaneously to achieve a doubling in performance. Where traditional NewsSpotter systems have a limitation with 10 Mbit/s up-/or down speed, users of miniCASTER® TWINSAT antennas reach 20 Mbit/s up/down speed. This is important for high end productions using H.265/HEVC, where bandwidths up to 20 Mbit/s are crucial.
One big advantage of this system is the 100% reserve in case of bandwidth reductions, (known as rain fade) in which two systems will maintain around 10 Mbit/s, providing enough bandwidth for HD live signals.An additional positive factor is that where ka-band systems lack of redundancy, the miniCASTER® TWINSAT is fully redundant. Every single part of the system is available twice. In case of one system going down, the second system will stay online and keep the signal up uninterrupted.
This is doable by using intelligent bonding systems like the ones from LiveU. The new LiveU bonding unit 710 combines the two Sat-IP bandwidths into one single stream and encodes in H.265 format (HEVC) and is recommended to be used with miniCASTER® TWINSAT.
NewsSpotter is a service by Eutelsat, where a ka-band satellite provides broadband connection all over Europe.. NewsSpotter delivers seamless integration into IP networks using state-of-the-art satellite technology, removing the need for any infrastructure. Broadcasters and live streaming companies are able to go live from everywhere in within three minutes and at low cost.
LiveU is an Israeli company which specialises in bonding solutions for maximizing bandwidth in the field, using 3G/4G and IP sources. LiveU provides the most advanced technology and equipment for leveraging wireless network infrastructure as a video delivery channel, supported by the only complete, all-inclusive turnkey service package.
miniCASTER®, located in Unterföhring, Germany provides antenna systems and plans (Airtime) for using Eutelsat`s NewsSpotter platform.
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