April 04, 2013

GMPCS exhibits new KA-band FlyAway Uplink Solutions at NAB

NAB showDespite the advancements in LTE and bonded-cellular technologies, the need for “guaranteed” bandwidth and truly mobile satellite equipment is greater now than ever for media organizations— especially when cellular networks get congested or traditional Internet networks are not available. As part of its ongoing response to this need, GMPCS, a leading global satellite communications provider, has introduced a new line of KA-band uplink field kits — packaging portable IP-based FlyAway suitcases or vehicle-based DriveAway terminals for Satellite News Gathering applications.


GMPCS’s DiNGo™ and KAnine™ systems represent state-of-the-art advances in KA-band satellite communications with optional video transmission technologies. GMPCS Pipeline™ bundles feature the latest IP-based encoders, satellite modems and mobile antenna systems as well as the respective KA-band airtime services – for true one-stop-shopping. The portable/suitcase kits or vehicle/roof-mount solution easily enable almost all IP-based applications such as live video streaming, file-transfer, e-mail, phone/IFB and web browsing.


“KA-band has reduced not only the size and weight of traditional FlyAway terminals, but has also substantially decreased the capital and operational costs for guaranteed broadband via satellite,” announced John Stoltz, Director of Media Sales for GMPCS. “With our KAnine™ suitcase FlyAway package or the DiNGo™ vehicle-mount DriveAway system, a story can be transmitted for broadcast when cellular networks are not available and more affordably than traditional satellite uplinks.”


Packaged with a camera, portable encoder and the lightweight KA-band flyaway terminal, such as the Cobham EXPLORER-3075, field users are able to encode, edit, and uplink archived or real-time video. When utilizing the latest Satellite-IP modems from ViaSat, iDirect & Hughes and respective regional KA-band service, guaranteed bandwidth speeds up to 10Mbps can be achieved for live streaming, Internet communications, IFB and other mobile office applications. The Cobham EXPLORER terminal also allows for a hardware upgrade path to the new global KA-band service from Inmarsat, called Global Xpress®, which will be available next year.


These mobile SNG systems exhibited by GMPCS are the next generation of “mobile one-man uplinks.”


GMPCS Personal Communications will showcase this technology at the upcoming NAB Show® in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 8 – 11, 2013 at their booth # SU-10102.


About GMPCS Personal Communications

GMPCS, a Network Innovations Company, is a leading global satellite communications provider offering total communications solutions to customers including news gathering organizations, emergency response organizations, merchant shipping fleets, fishing companies, state and federal government organizations, energy exploration and production companies, enterprise businesses, airlines and more.


Incorporated in 1988, with its headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Network Innovations has over 200 personnel located around the globe. The Network Innovations Group of Companies includes NI Satellite Inc., NI Government Services, GMPCS, Aurora Telenet, NIC4 and 2connect-IT.

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