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April 17th, 2009
NAB: Defrosting The World The W B Walton Way
More than 30 years ago, the De-Icing system for antennas was invented by Bill Walton — these systems are still installed and maintained by W B Walton as the Company continues to De-Ice the world.
Million$ Saved Thanks to ATCi
Revolutionary efforts sometimes reap great rewards, and so it goes with Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), which designed and implemented a revolutionary digital broadcast system designed for local a channel and/or DMA extension system that ultimately saves cable and broadcast companies millions of dollars per year.
ISRO's PSLV To Push RISAT + Anusat To New Heights
India's will launch a sophisticated spy satellite on Monday, April 20th, one that can see through fog and clouds, a facility that has been hitherto unavailable to the country.
JCSAT-13 Build Joins Satellite Clutch @ Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) of Japan to build its next geostationary communications satellite, which has been designated JCSAT-13 and will be launched in 2013.
Fox Rules in Pan American Sports
Intelsat, Ltd., the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services and the first global satellite operator to provide international digital transmissions of High-Definition (HD) content, announced today that Fox Pan American Sports, one of the world's largest Spanish-language sports programming ventures, will launch its new HD channel on the Intelsat network. Fox Pan American Sports signed a multi-year contract for capacity on Intelsat's IS-805 satellite, located at 55.5? W, to distribute its HD programming throughout Latin America.
Inmarsat Aids With Search + Rescue Off African Coast
Search and rescue assistance for vessels off the coast of Africa has been enhanced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) with help from Inmarsat and three of its partners.
Satcom Direct Distributes for Inmarsat SwiftBroadband
Satcom Direct has become a Distribution Partner (DP) for the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service for the corporate, government, and military aviation industries.
CALIPSO's Backup Lasers On
The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite has resumed operations after switching from its primary to its backup laser nearly three years after the launch of a satellite that is helping scientists solve the puzzle of how clouds and aerosols affect Earth's climate.
Vizada and Inmarsat Renew Relationship
Not many people or companies can boast of a 30-year partnership, but such is so with Vizada and Inmarsat who announced that they have concluded final negotiations for Vizada’s distribution of Inmarsat services over the next five years.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Sedimentally Yours
Sediment-laden water pours into the northern Gulf of Mexico from the Atchafalaya River in this photo-like image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on April 7, 2009.
digiGO! — NAB: Getting Those DVB-SH A + B Profiles Correct Is SIDSA
SIDSA, a fabless company who specializes in digital TV receiver chipsets, will present a professional receiver, which is the first complete implementation of the DVB-SH standard that includes both A and B profiles with long and short interleavers, at NAB.
digiGO! — NAB: DTH Sat Ops Acknowledged With New TANDBERG SD Encoder
TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson group (NASDAQ:ERIC), has started a new chapter in video compression — the Company will launch its latest innovation, the EN8100 MPEG-2 SD encoder, at NAB at Booth SU5108.
digiGO! — NAB: More DVB-SH UDcast Development Also Brings Triveni Into The Mix
Triveni Digital, a provider of systems for the management and distribution of data and metadata in DTV, mobile DTV, cable, and IPTV streams, and UDcast, a global provider of wireless IP broadcast solutions, have successful interconnected their respective ATSC Mobile products, significantly enriching the choice of ATSC Mobile broadcasting equipment.
digiGO! — NAB: Automatic Codec'ing On Display By Broadcast Int'l
Broadcast International’s booth at NAB will be the home for their new CodecSys product demos, including a new video delivery system created in partnership with Iverify.
digiGO! — NAB: Triple Play As Telos, Omnia + Axia Share Same Booth — Listen To Them
The Telos / Omnia / Axia booth is located in the North Hall, Booth N7620 and there you'll some of the new gear the Company has dreamed up this year; new products that will be making their first public appearances at this show.
digiGO! — NAB: MAKITO Comes To Fruition For HaiVision
HaiVision Network Video is immediately making available their MAKITO™, a cutting edge, high definition video encoder.
digiGO! — NAB: Digest Ingest Info From Annova + Harris
Annova Systems has announced the integration of Annova OpenMedia with Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) NewsForce™ HD/SD production platform (Harris is in Booth N2502 @ NAB), a complete family of MOS-enabled newsroom tools that harness the speed, power and flexibility of the Harris? NEXIO AMP™ advanced media platform.
digiGO! — NAB: Gefen's Value Added Hardware For DigiCin Operations
Digital cinema theaters can now experience a simple way to add pre-show advertising and alternative content, including consumer audio/video sources such as DVDs, PS3s, Blu-ray players and computers, to their system.