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NovelSat Offers New Multi-Camera Satellite News Gathering Solution

By Rachel Scharmann | June 11, 2014
NovelSat Multi-Camera Solution

NovelSat’s multi-camera DSNG solution. Photo: NovelSat

[Via Satellite 06-11-2014] NovelSat released a new solution for Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) that allows units to deploy multiple cameras through a single satellite modem without requiring additional bandwidth for each camera. The new solution enables concurrent live High Definition (HD) video feeds using a single satellite carrier — a service optimized for events that require multiple live camera feeds at the same time.

The NovelSat NS3000 satellite modem with the Duet bandwidth reuse technology provides bi-directional HD video and Internet Protocol (IP) data traffic simultaneously. The modem can support up to 850 Mbps of satellite traffic, and has the potential to boost bitrate per MHz from 40 to 60 percent. With the solution, any camera can be used, from broadcast quality to consumer video cameras or smartphones.

“As satellite bandwidth costs rise and availability becomes more scarce, broadcasters and DSNG operators can take advantage of NovelSat technology to stay competitive,” said Itzik Wulkan, CEO at NovelSat. “The new multi-camera solution from NovelSat is a part of our strategy to reduce complexity and operating costs for broadcasters, DSNG operators and data service providers.”