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August 26th, 2014

GVF + IRG Offer Sessions... Sharpening Your Tools To Safeguard Your Transmission Operation (Event | IBC)

[SatNews] ..."companies are striving to instill best practices across their operations, ensuring they can reduce errors and enjoy uninterrupted service. "
The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) today announced they will be jointly hosting a series of sessions, courtesy of SES, at IBC.
These sessions are aimed at all those involved with Satellite Transmissions, RF Systems, Uplinking and Satellite News Gathering. With the theme, Safeguarding Your Transmission Operation, these sessions will offer practical advice to broadcasters, operators, and manufacturers alike. The sessions are aimed at educating participants, as well as answering a number of important questions, such as: “What are we trying to fix?”; “How do I, as a Broadcaster, Safeguard my Transmission Operation?”; “Why and what does any Uplinker need to do?”, as well as any other questions presented by the audience. Learn how industry associations are working together on a suite of initiatives to support the broadcast community, including spectrum reliability, uplink operator skills and productivity, equipment certifications, quality accreditations and certifications, and access predictability.

David Hartshorn, Secretary General, the Global VSAT Forum

“We are pleased to be hosting these sessions with IRG,” commented David Hartshorn, Secretary General, the Global VSAT Forum. “We are finding, both from within our membership and elsewhere across the industry, that companies are striving to instill best practices across their operations, ensuring they can reduce errors and enjoy uninterrupted service. In order to achieve that, many need practical advice such as these sessions are offering.”

Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group

“Having made a great deal of progress with the various initiatives over recent months, we now need to work with satellite users to ensure they have the proper tools to help them roll-out those initiatives and technologies across their operations,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “ We hope these sessions will go some way to starting that education program and give attendees the knowledge and understanding they need to safeguard their operations, whichever part of the industry they are from.”
The sessions take place in the SES Balcony Suite, Hall1, BM10/11 on Sunday 14th September from 12pm – 12:45pm and Monday 15th September from 3pm – 5pm. To register for a session or for further information about GVF please visit   or for information about the sessions.
GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry.  Founded in 1997, it brings together organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.  Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization with 230+ members from more than 100 countries.  The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.
The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is an organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises two advisory committees, covering EUI (formed from the former RFI-EUI) and Carrier ID, and two working groups, covering Intentional Interference and VSAT interference. The Group’s membership is comprised of satellite operators, users, uplinkers, service providers, equipment vendors and other organizations with a stake in combating radio frequency interference. For more information, about IRG please visit.