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May 3rd, 2017

Vislink is Their New SatWare Remote Reporting Computing Platform

xG® Technology, Inc. ( Íž xG ÍŸ )  (Nasdaq:  XGTI , XGTIW) has announced  that  the firm's Vislink and IMT businesses introduced  the SatWare remote  reporting  computing  platform  to  the  North  American  market  during the recent NABSHOW 2017.

SatWare supports the ever-increasing demand for  real-time,  worldwide content, said George Schmitt, Executive Chairman and CEO of  xG Technology. Íž The product provides broadcasters with an infrastructure that can deliver  high  quality video from different corners of the  globe.  With the addition of SatWare, as well as other Vislink product lines, to IMT’s solution portfolio, the  broadcast  industry ’ s  most  comprehensive  range  of  wireless video capture, transmit and receive systems are now together under  ne roof.

SatWare is a high-performance  embedded  computing  and  routing  system designed  to  provide  enhanced  capability  and  simplified  use  of  broadcast  equipment  in  the  field , extending  studio  workflows  and  IP  communications  across  continents  to  portable  terminals.  SatWare make s efficient  use  of  satellite  bandwidth  for  users,  allowing  file-based  workflows, data,  and  voice communications to be easily accessed by remote reporters over a WiFi connection to a Vislink satellite terminal  of  their  choice.

The  platform  provides  direct  access  to  the local  network  for  smartphones, tablets and laptops without the need for any client network configuration. A system navigation/landing page provides quick access to the devices on the network. Íž

John  Payne  IV,  the Ppresident  of  IMT  USA, noted that by using SatWare, a studio in London, a reporter in  Boston and another reporter in Mumbai have the ability to talk, share files and use studio workflow as if they are physically together. SatWare truly makes the  broadcast  world  more  interconnected. 

Powered  by  XipLink™,  a company  that  specializes  in  WAN  optimization of  dynamic  wireless  links, SatWare can provide  up to 4 Mbit/s of optimized bandwidth using SCPS–TP (Space  Communications Protocol Specification) and streaming compression, in addition to the DVB-S2 video feed. For instance, a text file can be compressed by more than 50 percent in real time, effectively doubling the channel capacity.

For file types that are already compressed, the optimization algorithm will efficiently fill the bandwidth to  make  best  use  of  the  channel. This  is  the  first  time  that  SCPS-TP  has been  integrated into a Vislink Mantis  MSAT  man-portable  satellite  terminal,  extending  the  studio  network  out  to  truly  remote locations.

SatWare  works  with  the  full  range  of  Vislink  SATCOM  solutions,  such  as  the  NewSwift  and  Mantis systems. The platform can be either physically integrated into a standard Vi slink ½ width 1U rack chassis unit  or  into  the  body  of  a  MSAT.  The  latter  option  makes  this  the  lightest  and  smallest  solution  in  the market. There is no need to take up extra rack space or demand more power to access IP data services.