Wegener Broadcasts Live Video Over VSAT Network
[Satellite Today – 2-28-08] Wegener Corp. is teaming up with ViaSat Inc. to support live video broadcasts over a VSAT network, Wegener announced Feb. 27.
Using standard ViaSat LinkStar uplink and downlink equipment, Wegener added live high-definition and standard-definition video streams to a VSAT network traditionally used to transmit data files. The video was decoded by the Wegener SMD 515 IPTV set-top box.
“ViaSat’s innovative communication networks provide a great complement to Wegener’s private network video products,” said Ned L. Mountain, president and COO of Wegener. “We want to create more opportunities to present compelling branding, advertising and informational data to new environments by combining advanced video compression, VSAT architecture and file-based content delivery. VSAT networks are a new market for our enterprise video equipment.”