Cloud IP video transport technology specialist Dejero has teamed up with Intelsat for the launch of a new blended cellular and Ku-band IP technology for live television coverage from remote locations.
The technology gives CellSat users the required bandwidth and confidence to deliver live video from remote locations, according to Dejero. If the bandwidth available from cellular connections dips due to network congestion or other factors, CellSat automatically blends in Ku-band IP satellite connectivity to boost bandwidth to the requested level for the live shot, according to the company.
The Dejero CellSat solution communicates with the satellite terminal auto-acquire system to simplify the satellite connection process. CellSat software dynamically allocates satellite bandwidth required for transmissions.
The Dejero CellSat solution includes pre-certified encoding and receiving equipment, network blending software, connectivity services to the CellSat network, cloud management, and 24/7 technical support. Most satellite vehicles with existing Ka-band or Ku-band satellite equipment can be upgraded for compatibility with Dejero CellSat, according to the company.
“Today’s broadcasters are challenged with quickly producing high-quality, reliable television coverage in environments that run the gamut from sparsely populated in extremely remote areas to overcrowded with a congested network,” said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s vice-president and general manager of media services.
“Coupling Intelsat’s high performing, ubiquitous Ku-band IP connectivity with Dejero’s blended cellular technology will give broadcasters greater assurance when covering live events. Dejero CellSat was designed with simplicity in mind so crews can focus on setting up quickly and getting the live shot back to the broadcast facility and on the air.”