Satnews Daily
September 13th, 2017

ESA's Imagery and FMV Projects Now Have VITEC's EZ TV Platform Capabilities

VITEC has deployed their EZ TV IPTV Platform and real-time IPTV streaming appliances to upgrade the European Space Agency's (ESA) capabilities for managing and disseminating mission imagery and full-motion video within their European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.

The solution includes VITEC's on-premises EZ TV Platform for managing content, user access rights, and video workflows; MGW Series premium H.264 encoding and streaming appliances that take any video source, including those from computer workstations with non-standard resolutions; and rugged, ultra-quiet IPTV end-points featuring low-latency playback and remote management.

Ideal for mission-critical applications, VITEC's EZ TV is the solution of choice for organizations seeking to manage critical live and on-demand content and offers users convenient access to video content from any computer, TV, or mobile device — all with advanced access controls and content protection using AES 256-bit encryption.

Joerg Seifert, OCC support engineer at Telespazio VEGA Deutschland for ESOC, noted that the VITEC EZ TV IPTV Platform was the exact solution the organization was seeking. The day-to-day operations are quite demanding and constantly evolving, based on new, incoming information from ESA satellite feeds and changing user permissions and roles. With EZ TV, the organization is not boxed into the capabilities of an IPTV product that is not scaled to the needs of ESA, or robust enough to handle the constant demands for video streams. VITEC's powerful, reliable, and silent encoding appliances, IPTV experience, and customized rights management is seamless and dynamic.

Andreas Nitschke, GM, Germany, at VITEC added that ESOC's application needs were a great fit for VITEC. The company designs products with performance, reliability, and compression efficiency in mind. The combination of VITEC's streaming appliances with the firm's enterprise-grade EZ TV IPTV Platform creates a powerful, scalable solution for real-time, secure delivery of mission-critical video for the most demanding environments.