Inmarsat to present its technology roadmap to broadcasters

Telecom Lead Europe: Inmarsat, a leading provider of
global mobile satellite communications services, will be presenting its new
technology roadmap at IBC 2012.

Martin Turner, director of Media Business, Inmarsat, will
provide details about new services to be launched next year, including higher
speed streaming on BGAN and the revolutionary Global Xpress, a new global
Ka-band service that will offer unprecedented satellite broadband coverage and

Since its launch, BGAN has changed the way journalists
are able to cover the news and leading TV networks such as CNN and Sky depend
on its portability and reliability to transmit seminal images from major

At IBC 2012, Inmarsat will demonstrate the flexibility of
BGAN and its capabilities as the hub around which a remote production can be

Operating a BGAN terminal requires no expert knowledge,
yet supports the collaborative workflows that tapeless formats have introduced
and creates a wireless cloud to support an entire news team. It extends the
newsroom to the field and enables journalists to keep in touch with the flood
of vital information from social media sources.

Inmarsat’s lightweight, backpack-sized BGAN terminal and
vehicular BGAN solutions offer journalists the flexibility to conduct live
interviews with a news anchor for up-to-the-minute updates; send back
pre-recorded edited or unedited video; email news stories and features back to
the subs, or upload and publish them directly online.

At IBC 2012, Inmarsat will also demonstrate the increase
in video quality expected with the introduction of higher streaming speeds due
to be launched next year and will demonstrate solutions showing how BGAN can
complement 3G connectivity.

With smartphones making up 30 percent of all the phones
shipped last year, many people have more technology in their pocket than most
journalists had just a decade ago. Combined with social media and the 24-hour
news cycle, the result has been a revolution in the news industry. Inmarsat is
providing the technology broadcasters need to meet the challenges of this new
world and deliver a constant, real-time stream of added-value content,
according to Turner.

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