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August 15th, 2012

Satellite Interference Reduction Group...It's A SIN Not To Use CID

[SatNews] Stop Interference Now...it's a SIN. With that clever whit this same organization has identified products in compliance with...

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG), who today announced the launch of its Carrier Identification Ready Logo Initiative, which is being introduced in time for IBC. Encoder and modulator manufacturers will be able to display the Carrier ID Ready logo, both on Carrier ID capable products, and on marketing material (See the graphics on the right).

“One of the biggest hurdles remaining with Carrier ID is the fact that many users don’t realise the equipment they have in place is able to handle Carrier ID,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “This simple initiative will give them much more visibility, as well as hopefully providing a useful marketing tool for those manufacturers on board with Carrier ID.”

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is an organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises three main working groups, covering video, data, and VSAT. 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.

“We are pleased with this move by IRG to recognize Carrier ID ready products,” commented Lisa Hobbs, Head of Broadcast Compression Solutions, Ericsson. “As we introduce Carrier ID across our satellite modulator and encoder products, being able to display this logo will make it very clear to existing and potential customers that our equipment is ID ready.”


Manufacturers helping with this initiative include Ericsson, Comtech EF Data, and Newtec.