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SES, Cable MSO Armstrong Launch Ultra-HD Trial

By Caleb Henry | July 20, 2015
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A Samsung Ultra-HD television. Photo: Maurizio Pesce

[Via Satellite 07-20-2015] SES announced it has initiated a live and linear Ultra-HD trial with cable Multiple System Operator (MSO) Armstrong. From its headquarters cable lab in Butler, Pa., Armstrong is testing SES’s camera-to-screen Ultra-HD ecosystem first unveiled in April 2015.

SES’ solution combines broadcast and IP technologies in a fully managed, scalable service. The solution combines satellite with the multicasting capabilities of Data Over Cable System Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0, the advanced transmission standard in use by Armstrong and other leading cable systems today.

“The outcome of these tests will support progress toward our objective of accelerating the roll-out of linear-live Ultra-HD,” said Steve Corda, vice president of business development for SES in North America.