Avateq Corp. Announces New Functionalities for AVQ1022DVBS – RF Layer Monitoring Receiver & Signal Analyzer

AVQ1022DVBS, now supports DVB-S2X monitoring and DVB-CID decoding New standard support and CID decoding functionality opens new markets for AVQ1022DVBS. DVB-S2X has been crowned as the most efficient digital satellite broadcast standard. It offers efficiency gains up to 51% over DVB-S2 and can expand existing applications and open possibilities for new ones. As DVB-S2X standard is being rolled out by satellite operators worldwide, Avateq‘s new AVQ1022DVBS RF Layer Monitoring Receiver and Signal Analyzer with DVB-S2X support can provide cost-effective remote monitoring and assist in signal quality assessment. In addition, In-band Interference monitoring with DVB-CID decoding secures and gives peace of mind in broadcast operations. AVQ1022DVBS features a comprehensive alarm system with customizable notification functionality (e-mail, SNMP traps, etc.) and control options to timely react in case of emergency. Read more on Avateq’s...

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Preliminary Attendee List Released for Military Space Situational Awareness 2017

Registration for 12th annual Military Space Situational Awareness conference closes in just 4 weeks. SMi’s 12th annual Military Space Situational Awareness (SSA) conference will commence in London on 26th and 27th April. The 2017 event has already attracted a global audience of space experts from the military, research and industry. Nations attending include Canada, China, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and more. A list of attendees has been released featuring the most senior and international edition yet, attending organisations include: Airbus Defence and space, Canadian Armed Forces, European Space Agency, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Finger Lakes Instrumentation, French Joint Space Command, Ministry of Defence Germany, Ministry of Defence Spain, Ministry of Defence UK, Polish Space Agency, Royal Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, United States Air Force, US Strategic Command and more. The full list of attendees, including organisations, job titles and countries can be found in the download centre of http://www.military-space.com/satirgpr Military SSA 2017 will uncover how leading nations are delivering their most advanced situational awareness systems to date. Covering key situational awareness challenges in an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space. Presentation highlights include: Keynote Briefing: Recent Changes in British Military Space Doctrine Enabling Greater SSA Capacity Air Commodore Alan Gillespie, Battlespace Management Force Commander, RAF Looking to Future SSA Technologies and How They Will Continue to Ensure US Supremacy in Space Major General Roger Teague, Director, Space Programmes, US Air Force Enhancing Canada’s Contribution to Security of North America Colonel Jeff Dooling, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces Plus, with just 4 weeks to go, two speakers have just been added to the focused agenda: Captain (Navy) Philippe Rosius, Space Policy and Cooperations, French Joint Space Command. Ms. Stacie Shurchay, Technical Advisor, 18th Space Control Squadron, United States Air Force Sponsored by: ExoAnalytic Solutions (Gold Sponsor) and Finger Lakes Instrumentation, there are still exhibitor stands available. A detailed agenda and full speaker line-up can be viewed on the event website. Military Space Situational Awareness London, United Kingdom 26th and 27th April 2017...

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SDA and AGI to launch next generation Space Traffic Management service

AGI’s ComSpOC to power a major SDC upgrade to manage space traffic and mitigate the effects of Radio Frequency Interference in the geostationary orbit regime Isle of Man and Exton, PA, USA (6th March 2017)— The Space Data Association (SDA) and Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) have entered into a long term agreement to launch an upgraded Space Data Center (SDC) Space Traffic Management (STM) service, powered by ComSpOC. SDC 2.0, which will be available to all members of the SDA, has a highly accurate, independently generated catalogue of space objects which will grow to include objects larger than 20cm in and traversing the GEO arc, and will allow for transparent and actionable collision warnings. The service also features functionality to combat Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), including the construction of geolocation scenarios and a Carrier ID database. “As satellite operators, it is vitally important that we continually improve the Space Situational Environment to ensure safety of our own missions, continuity of services, and protection of the space environment for all operators. After considerable analysis we have determined that the collision risks are higher than previously understood. We underwent a comprehensive process to determine key requirements, conducted extensive market research and a competitive procurement process, and have concluded that AGI can offer the best STM service to adequately mitigate these risks. AGI clearly understands this critical mission and the SDC 2.0 service, using AGI capabilities, delivers the best value and is timely, validated and reliable,” stated Mark Rawlins, SDA Chairman. “We applaud the leadership of the SDA executive members Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, and SES for continuing to set the standard for responsible space operations and traffic management,” said Paul Graziani, AGI CEO and founder. “We look forward to extending our trusted working relationship with SDA as its Exclusive STM Services Provider and working in partnership with them to expand the boundaries of STM capability and space safety.” -ENDS- Editor Notes Both the SDA and AGI will be in attendance at Satellite 2017 and available for briefings. About SDA SDA is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the RF spectrum. Established in the Isle of Man the SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Its membership comprises most of the world’s satellite operators. Membership information can be found at www.space-data.org. About AGI AGI provides commercial software for designing, developing and operating missions within the aerospace and national security communities. Used by more than 50,000 engineers, operators and analysts worldwide, AGI software avoids the cost of reinvention, eliminates stovepipes and reduces risks associated with unproven tools.  For more...

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The Broadcasting & Satellite Network UK – Relaunched

London, 16th November 2016 – The Broadcasting & Satellite Network (http://bsnuk.org/) , a UK-based satellite and broadcasting professionals networking group, is entering its second decade of existence, and to mark this landmark is relaunching itself with a new logo, website and identity. As a wholly independent group of like-minded professionals it looks to share and spread knowledge about the UK satellite and broadcasting industry. As part of its re-birth, Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has been appointed to its Board to aid its new invigorated purpose to provide a platform for UK industry professionals to share knowledge, experience, and encourage new young talent into the industry. Martin has worked in the broadcast and satellite industries for more than forty years and has been instrumental in improving process control for a variety of broadcasters and satellite operators through his own company, Colem. He was also a key figure in establishing the ground rules for adding Carrier ID to digital video carriers, prior to taking the position of Executive Director of IRG in 2011. Jonathan Higgins, Chair of BSN-UK, comments “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Martin aboard our team of volunteer industry stalwarts, who are dedicated to engaging the UK satellite and broadcasting industry in a program of events to discuss and inform the industry of developments” To mark the relaunch, the BSN is holding its annual Open Mike event on Tuesday 22nd November at The Yorkshire Grey, Theobalds Road, London. The evening will consist of brief informal chats interspersed with networking opportunities, providing the chance for people to catch up with colleagues and the direction of the industry. To register for a free ticket, please click on this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsn-open-mike-night-relaunch-event-tickets-484792026 About The Broadcasting & Satellite Network The Broadcasting & Satellite Network (BSN) is an informal networking group for the broadcast and satellite industry in the UK, managed by a small group of industry stalwarts who organise a series of regular networking events for its membership. Our aim is to bring together and foster understanding amongst professionals working within the broadcast and satellite industry in the UK and students and young professionals aspiring to work within these industries. We are keen to promote knowledge sharing, educational activities and social networking opportunities for our members. For more information, please visit...

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Registration Now Open For Leading Military Conference Mobile Deployable Communications

SMi Group Reports (2016.09.12, London, UK): 10th Annual Mobile Deployable Communications is now open for registration SMi Group is delighted to announce that registration is now live for its leading defence conference 10th Annual Mobile Deployable Communications, taking place in Warsaw, Poland on the 2nd and 3rd February 2017. Sponsored by General Dynamics Mission Systems, Tampa Microwave and Thales, this year’s event is already set to be huge, with over 100 attendees expected from military, government and industry. Join senior decision makers to discuss some of the most forward thinking, next-generation tactical communication capabilities in the army today. This exciting annual event boasts strong support from its hosting nation, the Polish Armed Forces, who due to external threats to national and regional security, are modernising their systems and enhancing capabilities, including their tactical communications, making it the prime location for such a specialist conference. Speakers for 2017 include an unrivalled range of senior representatives from the: Polish Armed Forces, DGA France, DISA Europe, Belgian Defence, Netherlands MoD, Spanish MoD, Multinational Corps North East, EU Military Staff, U.S Army Europe, European Defence Agency, NATO Force Integration Unit Poland, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Thales and many more still to be announced. There will also be 2, half day workshops on: ‘Optimising Interoperability of Mobile Networks in the Tactical Domain’ hosted by Hosted by Peter Sevenich, Head of the Robust Networks Research Group from Fraunhofer FKIE and ‘How To Do Business With The Polish Armed Forces’ led by Jaroslaw Solak, President of SAGA Aero. All three unmissable events will bring together heads of J6, heads of signal branches heads of CIS and heads of land G6 and other relevant communications specialists. For further information on this conference or the 2 workshops, visit the website at: http://www.mobiledeployable.com/satelliteirgpr   Delegate/group booking enquiries call James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk For media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or scargan@smi-online.co.uk 10th Annual Mobile Deployable Communications 2nd – 3rd February 2017 Warsaw, Poland http://www.mobiledeployable.com/satelliteirgpr   —- END —- About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at...

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Auto-provisioning VSAT service launched by Gondwana International Networks

Pan-African telecommunications provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced Africa’s first roll-out of Satmotion from Integrasys, a leading manufacturer of carrier monitoring systems and VSAT commissioning tools. Satmotion, is an award-winning VSAT Auto-Commissioning tool that enhances the delivery, commissioning and maintenance of VSAT services, while also minimising OPEX, time and interferences.   Guy Schalker, CTO of GIN, says that the rollout of Satmotion is not only a first for the continent, but is also an exciting departure within the telecoms industry, as installers are empowered to autonomously point and adjust users’ antennas and streamline the overall commissioning of VSAT solutions: “By simply installing an App on a Smartphone, whether Apple or Android, the VSAT installation capabilities are simplified making installation easy regardless of the installers’ level of experience. This not only reduces the installation time and associated costs, but more importantly means the customer is installed accurately first time with optimised polarisation.”   He says that GIN has rolled this technology out, together with Hughes Network Systems’ JUPITER platform, to ensure the customer experience is enhanced: “Satmotion is a scalable solution that delivers optimal line-up with minimum interference. It is ideal for global networks and high throughput networks.”   The big benefit for GIN is not only providing customers with Africa’s first auto-provisioning VSAT solution, but also ensures it’s a first-time right installation: “Our customers will have guaranteed cross-polarisation that will mitigate XPOL interference, as well as the provision of valuable QA data and limited requirements for site returns.”   Alvaro Sanchez, Sales Director, Integrasys, says that he is delighted to put Satmotion on the African map: “GIN is the only service provider that has such innovative technology on the African continent. We are proud of Satmotion as this technology allows users to commission a VSAT solution faster, while maximising the performance of the IDU and ensuring no reinstallations are required.”   “Integrating the Satmotion system in our JUPITER product portfolio allows our customers to deploy terminals quickly and cost-effectively, while ensuring high installation quality,” said Kartik Seshadri, Senior Product Director at Hughes.   GIN is a Pan-African communications service company and one of the largest VSAT Operators in Africa through its operating brands, AfricaOnline and iWayAfrica. The Group has subsidiaries in 10 countries on the continent and offers services in an additional 34 countries via its distributor channel...

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