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December 9th, 2010

OmniGlobe Networks... A Newtec MENOS Master (FNG)

[SatBroadcasting(tm)] OmniGlobe Networks EMEA is the first company to receive full MENOS certification for a Fast News Gathering (FNG) terminal.

The company, which also delivered the world’s first MENOS-compliant DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) vehicles, has been working closely with Newtec and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) since the beginning of the ground-breaking IP-based networking concept in 2009. This latest milestone marks the natural progression of its continuing partnership and signals OmniGlobe’s determination to consolidate its strong market position/market leadership in the satellite broadcast industry. The Ghazala is the latest addition to OmniGlobe’s satellite news gathering product family. Affordable and practical, the mobile solution incorporates key features designed to enhance the current MENOS concept, combining MPEG-4 AVC encoding with a lightweight antenna, low-power BUC and Ku-band LNB, and minimizing operational costs. Although primarily intended for FNG operations within the ASBU-Newtec MENOS network, the terminal will also find applications in other IP and traditional satellite networks. OmniGlobe had to undergo a rigorous four-stage process in order to receive the MENOS accreditation. The final phase, which required a live end-to-end test on the network over satellite, was completed at Newtec’s Belgium facilities Thursday, November 25th.