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September 4th, 2015
 
 
The SatNews Offices Will Be Closed For Labor Day
The last hurrah of summer ...
 
SatNews Publishers' Maritime SATCOM Guide Provides Info For Whatever Floats Your Boat
A Maritime Guide that comes at a time when the industry is bursting with technology concerns and growth, and questions that need to be answered.
 
NASA's SMAP Suffers A Severe Setback ... Ceases Operations
NASA has now declared the radar systems as a loss.
 
Life Saving, Satellite-Aided SAR Now Has NexGen Technology From McMurdo
"This is a powerful, comprehensive and reliable software tool that provides the most accurate data and most up-to-date information to expedite the search and rescue process.”—Jacob Blankenship, Search and Rescue Business Manager, McMurdo.
 
American Institute Of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Awards Space Systems Award To Herschel + Planck Teams
This award is presented annually by the AIAA to recognize outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis, design and implementation of space systems.
 
The International Astronautical Congress In Jerusalem To Dig Into NASA's Orion Program... And More...
Orion is built to take humans farther into space than they have ever gone before.
 
NASA CLASP Has A Sounding Rocket Appointment
Scientists anticipate CLASP will deliver the first-ever measurement of the magnetic field in the sun's middle layers, the upper chromosphere and the transition region.
 
Euroconsult's Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, Forecasts To 2024
Emerging regions and HTS systems are forecast to drive revenues to nearly $16.5 billion by 2024.
 
Why Revenue Per Bit Is The "Fill Rate" Of The HTS World... NSR Examines...
Fill rates are important when an operator only has to sell raw bandwidth in MHz.
 
COM DEV Passes Milestones ... AVSAT Products Enable Aircraft To Communicate w/Satellites 
AVSAT products keep aircraft safe and navigation systems connected with control towers and other ground infrastructure via global satellite networks, wherever the aircraft is located.
 
Moving To The Next Level Is The UPnP Forum At IBC2015
“The IoT is a real game-changer and has the potential to transform and improve our lives, bringing with it the combination of connected devices and intelligent data."—Scott Lofgren, President, UPnP Forum.
 
Live LTE Distribution With ViBE Encoding To Be Demo'd @ IBC2015 By Thomson Video Networks + Expway
"As more video is consumed through mobile devices, the eMBMS mode for LTE broadcast is essential for distributing content in areas of high network density, such as public event venues."—Eric Gallier, V.P., Marketing, Thomson Video Networks.
 
Ingestion + Production Key Intro + Demo @ IBC2015 For Rohde & Schwarz
"VENICE 4K makes studio production in 4K possible—while at the same time maintaining proven and efficient workflows."—Timo Klages, Product Manager, Broadcast Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz DVS.
 
IoT Spending To Climb To $2.5 Billion By 2020, According To Jupiter Research
The hardware spend includes Bluetooth Beacons and RFID (radio frequency ID) tags.
 
FlexLink L-Band Switch Matrix Series Rolls Out From RF Design
RF-Design has more than 260 switch matrices of their FlexLink series in operation with teleports, satellite Earth stations, broadcasters and cable/IPTV headend facilities around the globe.
 
2wcom To Highlight Their Broadcast Market Solutions @ IBC2015
Several 2wcom broadcasting products of interest to SatBroadcasting™ professionals will be on display @ IBC2015.
 
Prepping Africa For Intelsat Epic Access Is Gilat Satcom
“We are always saying that the future is coming… get connected,” said Eran Yoran, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Gilat Satcom.
 
IBC2015 Will Be The Site For Telestream's Newest Encoding Software Debut
“With 64-bit performance, Episode 7 is faster than ever."—Barbara DeHart, V.P., Desktop Business, Telestream.
 
Signalhorn Garners Off Shore Fleet Comms Multi-Year Contract
Signalhorn provides a fully managed SCPC service which includes a number of antennas and other associated equipment.
 
C-COM On The Move With Plans To Reveal Product @ IBC2015
This state-of-the-art, low profile, Ka-band antenna will provide affordable broadband connectivity via satellite to all mobile ground platforms.
 
Imaging Platform Ops @ ISS Finds Orbit Logic's Software Apps Selected By Teledyne Brown Engineering
Orbit Logic's CPAW + MUSES to handle imagery operations on the International Space Station.
 
A GAMPing Good Report For ORBCOMM
ORBCOMM’s Euroscan products passed a thorough audit by the European Institute for Pharma Logistics (EIPL), to further support its compliance with GAMP 5 guidelines.
 
An Acquisition, A Free Microwave Symposium CD + Two, New Photovoltaic Array Simulators... All From Keysight Technologies
The new simulators will help engineers develop, verify and maximize the performance of inverter maximum power point tracking algorithms and circuits.
 
Heck Of HEVC Debuts From Vitec
"VITEC's HEVC offering is one of the most extensive in the market with encoding and decoding appliances."—Philippe Wetzel, CEO, VITEC.
 
Globecast's Head Is In The Clouds... For Media Solutions
"Cloud clearly has a place in the technology toolkit of solutions providers and broadcasters alike, and this is only likely to grow in the coming years."—Pete Elvidge, Head of Media Management, Globecast.
 
Cisco's IoT Expert Specialization Achievement Gained By ORBCOMM
"ORBCOMM will facilitate the seamless deployment of IoT solutions, including LTE and xLTE, to a broader set of customers and markets around the world."—Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM.
 
TeamCast Preparing For Major Product Debuts @ IBC2015
TeamCast has leveraged its experience in the integration of latest generation of terrestrial transmission technologies in the development of the ATSC 3.0 exTra3.0 exciter.
 
Commercial Space Industry Symposium Hosted By ISPCS Gets Underway In October
ISPCS is a nonprofit independently run event whose speakers capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in the form of short powerful talks.
 
Industrial IoT Is The Focus Of New FreeWave Technologies Blog
"We launched “WaveLengths” to engage our collective curiosity and interest in IIoT."—Scott Allen, CMO, FreeWave Technologies.