Satellite TODAY News Feed is the Internet’s leading source for business news, market research and competitive analysis for satellite enabled communications. Sign Up for the Satellite TODAY News Feed E-Letter»

Keith Wymbs Elemental 4K SDV

Elemental Enhances its Software Defined Video, Preps for Greater Video Traffic Over IP

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] Elemental Technologies has upgraded its Software Defined Video (SDV) solutions to run on multiple processing architectures including appliances, blade solutions, virtual machines and the cloud. SDV enables more efficient video streaming — one of the most bandwidth-hungry uses of satellite capacity. Over time the company expects the software approach to become more [...]

By | April 24, 2014

Abrams Main Battle Tank

Orbcomm, Savi Receive RFID-IV Contract From DoD

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] The United States Department of Defense has awarded Savi Technology, a partner company of Orbcomm, with a five-year contract as the sole provider to the $204 million RFID-IV program. The DoD set a $102 million cap for Savi to provide active Radio Frequency Identification (aRFID) sensors, readers, Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), Satellite [...]

By | April 24, 2014

File:Vilnius - TV tower

Kazteleradio Selects Hughes HX System as Terrestrial TV Tower Solution

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] Kazteleradio has chosen Hughes’ HX System for monitoring and controlling Kazakhstan’s national Second Generation Terrestrial Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB T2) television network. The solution includes more than 800 HX260 mesh terminals, which will provide voice and data connectivity to monitor and control all transmissions. “The Hughes HX solution provides us with satellite [...]

By | April 24, 2014

ATOM series Norsat

Harris Corp Halves SSPA Order from Norsat International

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] Harris Corporation reduced its order for Atom series Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) provided by Norsat International. The cutback from $6.3 million to $3.15 million is due to the deferment of mission capabilities to a later date. “While we are disappointed by this reduction in order size, Norsat is still very pleased [...]

By | April 24, 2014

ViXS chip

ViXS’s Golden Reference Decoder Tool Now Available for Testing

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] ViXS’s Ultra High Definition (Ultra-HD) 4K Golden Reference Decoder tool is now available to test, validate and debug plans for the deployment of 4K Ultra-HD content. The tool will allow content producers, service operator technologists, encoder manufacturers and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) proponents to decipher and demonstrate files from storage or [...]

By | April 24, 2014

CDM-570 satellite modem Comtech

Comtech Unveils Two New Satellite Modems with Greater Functionality

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] Comtech EF Data announced two new entry-level satellite modems, the CDM 570A and CDM 570AL. These models will support VersaFEC low-latency LDPC advanced Forward Error Correction, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression and optimized transmit filter rolloff. DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier is based on “Adaptive Cancellation” technology, as created by Raytheon, which permits transmit and receive [...]

By | April 24, 2014

Eutelsat 65 west A

Hughes do Brasil Buys Out All Ka-band Capacity on Eutelsat 65 West A

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] Eutelsat received a shot in the arm for its Latin American business through the closing of a major deal with its Brazilian division. Eutelsat do Brasil has signed a contract with Hughes Network Systems do Brasil for all of the Ka-band capacity allocated to the Brazilian service area on the upcoming High [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Northrop Grumman Building

Northrup Grumman Targets 30 Percent Emissions Reduction by 2020

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] In honor of Earth Day, celebrated on Tuesday, Northrop Grumman has set a new greenhouse gas emissions goal for 2020. The company plans to reduce its amount of emissions by 30 percent compared to where they stood in 2010. To accomplish this goal, Northrop Grumman’s environmental sustainability program will make greater use [...]

By | April 23, 2014

MUOS ground system

General Dynamics Opens MUOS Radio Testing Laboratory

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] General Dynamics C4 Systems opened one of two United States Navy-approved laboratories that support radio terminal testing for the Multiple User Objective System (MUOS) space-ground network. Companies that desire to use the lab must receive approval from the Navy’s Communications Satellite Program office, PMW 146, to authorize access. The first company to [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Phoenix Hong Kong May New Years

PT. Digital Media Asia Begins New Pre-Paid DTH Service Using AsiaSat 5

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] PT. Digital Media Asia has launched a new prepaid Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite service with AsiaSat. The service, called VIVA+, targets the Indonesian pay-TV market using multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5. VIVA+ initially offers two channels in HD and 35 in SD. Nine of these channels have been designated as the “Ultimate [...]

By | April 23, 2014