Satellite Interference Reduction Group to Hold Masterclasses at IBC 2017

Douglas, Isle of Man, 18th July 2017 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) today announced that it will hold a series of Masterclasses, as well as a champagne networking reception in partnership with ETL Systems, at IBC Show 2017 between the 15th and 19th September. The core subject of the masterclasses will be Carrier ID (CID), the FCC and Regulation. As of September 3rd this year, an FCC Regulatory Deadline may enforce a ruling meaning broadcasters will be required to include CID in all video transmissions within the USA. This ensures satellite operators can quickly identify the source of any problem transmissions and lessen the disruption caused. IRG recognises the difficulty of preparing for the regulatory deadline and aims to provide clarification and support to broadcasters during its CID Masterclass. The aims of the masterclass are to: Outline the importance of adopting Carrier ID for video transmissions, Clarify what exactly the FCC Regulation requires of broadcasters, Advise how best to prepare for the deadline. Other subjects included in the Masterclass program will be mitigation technology tools and products, using machine learning techniques, and more. The IRG Masterclass will be held daily during IBC show at a time and place to be confirmed. Please visit the website to register your interest. Alongside the CID Masterclass at IBC, IRG will also be co-hosting a champagne reception in partnership with group member, ETL Systems. The networking reception will be held at 4pm, on Saturday the 16th September at ETL Systems’ stand, 1.A33. Along with champagne, attendees will be served English scones with jam and cream. IRG and ETL Systems happily invite industry professionals and members of the media to attend. To organise a meeting with IRG at IBC Show 2017, please contact press@satirg.org. About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises a Task Force covering topics such as Carrier ID, ASI, Geolocation, Intentional and VSAT Interference. In addition, our EUI group continues to ensure the broadcasters voice is part of the interference conversation. 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. For more information, please visit http://satirg.org/membership/. Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR +44 1570 434632...

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GovSat’s Russ Hogan joins the Satellite Interference Reduction Group as a Director

Douglas, Isle of Man, July 11, 2017 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has announced that GovSat has become the latest member of the group, with Russ Hogan, the Operations Manager of GovSat named as a Director. GovSat is operated by LuxGovSat S.A., which is a private-public venture undertaken by the Luxembourg Government and the satellite operator, SES. GovSat’s main priority is to provide secure, reliable and accessible satellite communication services for governments. In Q4 2017, its first satellite GovSat-1, will be operational. Hogan of GovSat said, “We are pleased to be joining the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. After working with IRG for many years, I’m really proud to be joining the group as a Director. This is an important initiative and its imperative for everyone in the industry to work together to try and combat the issues of interference as a whole. We look forward to getting involved.” “We are really thrilled that the IRG is growing in members. We are especially pleased to welcome Russ Hogan as a Director. It is pleasing to see such a prominent member of the satellite community really getting involved with interference reduction,” added Martin Coleman, Executive Director of IRG. “It’s significant that GovSat is focusing on satellite interference before it has even launched its first satellite. It’s great to see the industry get so on board with solving these issues.” IRG is holding its annual workshop this October in Brighton. For more information, or to register please click here. For more details about becoming a member of The Satellite Interference Reduction Group, please email info@satirg.org. About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises a Task Force covering topics such as Carrier ID, ASI, Geolocation, Intentional and VSAT Interference. In addition, our EUI group continues to ensure the broadcasters voice is part of the interference conversation. 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. For more information, please visit http://satirg.org/membership/ Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR +44 1570 434632 helen@radicalmovespr.co.uk About GovSat GovSat is a brand operated by LuxGovSat S.A., a public-private joint venture company between the Luxembourg Government and SES, the world leading satellite operator. Our mission is to provide secure, reliable, and accessible governmental satellite communication services to address the demand resulting from defence and civilian security applications. The company’s first satellite GovSat-1 is scheduled to be operational in the 4th Quarter of 2017. GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite which will use X-band and military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams...

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IRG Holds Annual Workshop in Brighton

Workshop to Explore the Tools and Technology for Interference Resolution   Douglas, Isle of Man, 27th June 2017 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) will be holding its Annual Workshop on 25th and 26th October. This year the workshop is being held in Brighton, UK, at the Brighton Harbour Hotel. This year’s annual workshop shall discuss the technological advancements that are helping to reduce satellite interference. Discussions will include key topics such as Carrier ID and how the FCC regulations will affect broadcasters, VSAT interference and if the new tools developed have had the desired effect. Assessing the scale of the issue in C band interference across satellite and terrestrial systems and asking, can we share? A special session will ask “Is C for conflict or C for collaboration?” In addition, it will look to the future and how big data and machine learning could have a major impact on error resolution and cyber security asking; “Where will BIG Data and Machine Learning take our industry?” Attendees will be offered an in-depth overview of the technologies and tools available to increase efficiency and help solve interference, ranging from geolocation and automation to modem technology. Industry experts will be on hand to offer their expertise during these debates, analysing new initiatives currently on the horizon. To further add to the discussions, real life examples of interference will be offered from both operators and users. Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG, commented: “Satellite interference is still with us impacting the satellite industry, and we hope that by conducting these annual workshops, we provide a place for all our members and guests to attend and create an invaluable discussion forum to help the industry move forward looking at the bigger picture and reducing the root causes.” This year’s speakers are still in the process of being announced. Among the line up so far is Richard Rudd from Plum Consulting, and Mark Dickinson from the Space Data Association. For more information or to register please click here. —ENDS— About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises a Task Force covering topics such as Carrier ID, ASI, Geolocation, Intentional and VSAT Interference. In addition, our EUI group continues to ensure the broadcasters voice is part of the interference conversation. 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. For more information, please visit http://satirg.org/membership/. Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR +44 1570 434632...

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APSCC 2017, Tokyo

10th – 12th October, Tokyo, Japan   The APSCC Satellite Conference and Exhibition is Asia’s must-attend executive conference for the satellite and space industry, where business leaders come together to gain market insight, strike partnerships and conclude major deals. Celebrating its 20th annual event – APSCC 2017 will incorporate industry veterans and new players into the conference program to reach out to a broader audience. Join APSCC 2017 and expand your business network while hearing from a broad range of thought-provoking panels and speakers representing visionary ideas and years of business experience in the industry....

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Satellite Innovation Symposium 2017

2nd – 3rd October 2017 / Silicon Valley   Rapidly evolving technology coupled with mergers and acquisitions are changing satellite market dynamics at an accelerating pace. The 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium aims to pinpoint key imminent market changes that will become obvious in years to come.  While infrastructure and capital status have dominated for decades, key innovations will continue to cause major disruptions to the established marketplace. For more information, please visit the event webpage.   What Can you Expect from the Event? Networking with leading satellite industry executives playing a key role in directing the future of the space industry. Learning from the innovators and market experts best positioned to predict near future market changes. Ensuring your company does not miss the cue to major changes that will inevitably affect your revenue stream. Register online...

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