IRG Becomes Satcoms Innovation Group

Isle of Man, 9th October 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group today announced it is expanding its reach to encompass all types of innovation within the satellite communications industry. As part of that expansion, it has changed its name to Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG). SIG aims to promote innovation in the satellite communications industry to improve operational efficiency, reduce the risk of service impacting events, and improve quality of service. A significant part of that remit remains innovation to minimize satellite interference, both by prevention and quicker resolution. It also now covers other areas where innovation can improve performance and enable the industry to become more competitive. SIG will continue the focus on bringing the industry together at an engineering level. This makes it uniquely positioned to provide a platform for those engineers to discuss current challenges. This approach has resulted in a number of innovative solutions being brought to market that have had a massive impact on reducing satellite interference. Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satcoms Innovation Group, commented: “Satellite interference remains an important challenge for the industry. At the same time, much of the innovation and improved processes we have been working towards also enable overall efficiency savings, which may also lead to cost savings for operators. Widening our remit is therefore a natural progression to enable us to support more than just interference resolution.” As well as being a unique collaborative forum, with in-person events happening across the globe on an annual basis, SIG will continue to lobby other industry groups and regulators where that is beneficial to the industry. It will also support and promote innovative projects to provide better tools and processes with the aim of improving efficiency in satellite operations. Current hot topics include Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), amongst others. Satcoms Innovation Group was officially launched today during Satellite Technology Asia in Singapore. The event is being co-hosted with Intelligence-Sec. For more information about joining SIG, please visit https://satig.space/membership/ To highlight a topic that should be addressed or share your recent innovations, please contact press@satig.space. About Satcoms Innovation Group Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) is a not-for-profit satellite industry association promoting innovation in the satellite communication industry to improve operational efficiency, reduce the risk of service impacting events, and improve quality of service. It provides a forum for engineers to discuss challenges and find resolutions, as well as being a lobbying power. Members benefit from access to a unique network and information on the latest innovations, all designed to improve efficiency and processes. For more information please visit https://satig.space/. Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR helen@radicalmovespr.co.uk Tel: +44 1570 434632 Mob: +44 7733...

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Intelligence-Sec To Host Satellite Technology Asia 2018

Isle of Man and Buckinghamshire, UK, 4th September 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and Intelligence-Sec have partnered to host a joint event called Satellite Technology Asia 2018, between 9th – 10th October in Singapore. The event will explore the local challenges facing the Asia Satellite Market, as well as those of a global nature. Speakers from high-profile industry organisations will discuss a range of topics across the two-day event, which will be an excellent opportunity to network with industry contacts. The event will explore the use of satellites by Asian nations, the importance of satellites for the military and governments of Asia, as well as the increased potential for disruption from space debris & interference. Attendees will hear sessions on the future of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Traffic Management (STM) in light of the growing problem of congestion in space and spectrum. Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG, commented: “This will be IRG’s first APAC-based event of the year so we are really looking forward to returning to the region to hear from the local industry. This event is going to be extra special for us as we are partnering with Intelligence-Sec and will be bringing together both of our respective audiences. I’m excited to lead a session during the event which will explore specific satellite interference issues in Asia-Pacific, a number of which are unique to the region, such as the importance of space weather forecasting.” Other areas that will be analysed during the two-day conference and exhibition is the future of satellites, smallsats, the developments of 5G and HTS satellites and what is coming next. Another topic of discussion will be the potential for Artificial Intelligence to improve efficiencies and diminish errors within the satcoms world, as well as the impact of LEO constellations on the wider industry. Martyn Hill, Director, Intelligence-Sec, added: “Satellite usage is on the up, and more and more countries are launching satellites for imagery, weather, surveillance and broadcasting purposes. But with this increase in satellites comes an added potential for congestion, interference and service disruption. Satellite Technology Asia will act as a platform for local operators, manufacturers and users to give us an overview of their current capabilities and future plans. It’s shaping up to be a really great event which we are very happy to be co-hosting with IRG.” IRG members can register for Satellite Technology Asia for free using the registration form on the website. Non-members wishing to attend should download and complete the booking form, detailing their preferred payment method, and return it to events@intelligence-sec.com. To be part of the Satellite Technology Asia event either as a speaker, sponsor/exhibitor or delegate please email events@intelligence-sec.com. Current...

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group to Hold Technology Innovation Tour at CommunicAsia 2018

Satellite Interference Reduction Group to Hold Technology Innovation Tour at CommunicAsia 2018 Douglas, Isle of Man, 15th May 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) (https://satig.space) is to hold a technology tour at CommunicAsia 2018, focused on innovations in interference mitigation technology. With an increasingly congested space environment those with a stake in the satellite industry must work to put the necessary measures in place to prevent disruptive interference and manage their services and networks efficiently. During IRG’s technology tour, participants will learn about new innovations for interference mitigation, and service and network management, from every sector of the industry. This will include the tools and products being developed by technology vendors and the innovative techniques and processes utilised by operators to improve efficiency and reduce errors across their networks. The tour will also look at future innovations, with experts on hand to talk about how new techniques such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will further improve the industry in the near and long-term future. The tour will be led by Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group and independent consultant with more than 40 years’ experience in the satellite industry. On each stand, he will be joined by an expert from that company able to give an in-depth view of current and future innovation. Exhibitors confirmed as stops on the tour include: Atos Convergence Creators, ETL Systems, Eutelsat, Global VSAT Forum (GVF), Inmarsat, Integrasys, Intelsat, Kratos, Newtec, Novelsat, Sky Perfect JSAT and Work Microwave. “IRG’s goal has always been to encourage innovation for the vital technology and tools needed to maintain interference-free, reliable SatComs,” commented Martin Coleman. “To this end new interference mitigation innovations are continually being introduced, spearheaded by our group’s members. I will be glad to lead another of IRG’s successful CommunicAsia tours and present these innovations to participants at the show.” The tour will run every day during CommunicAsia between 26th-28th June at 11am and will start from the Meeting Point on Level 5. For further information please visit: https://satig.space/communicasia/. Sign up is free from the CommunicAsia website: https://www.communicasia.com/the-exhibition/activities-partner-events/technology-tour/.   About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. The group has two main aims: firstly, helping the industry understand what tools, technologies, and processes are already available to reduce interference; secondly enabling development of new methods to reduce interference. This is done by creating a discussion forum for satellite operations engineers working at the sharp end of interference mitigation, equipment manufacturers, and other industry stakeholders. For more information, please visit https://satig.space/membership/.   Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR +44 1570 434632 helen@radicalmovespr.co.uk  ...

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Intelligence-Sec to Hold Satellite Interference Workshop ahead of Defence Satellites 2018

Isle of Man and Buckinghamshire, UK, 24th April 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Intelligence-Sec have partnered to hold a workshop ahead of Defence Satellites 2018 in Paris, France. The satellite interference workshop will be hosted by Eutelsat at its European headquarters on June 5th. Featuring senior speakers from both satellite operators and manufacturers, as well as industry associations, the workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to explore the current state of satellite interference and the tools and technology available to mitigate its effects. Discussion topics include antennas, including the potential for drones to monitor RFI & antenna approval, the challenge of congested LEO/MEO environments, and space debris. The workshop will also explore what militaries and governments can learn from commercial providers, and the role of design and quality to ensure resilience to satellite interference. Martyn Hill, Managing Director, Intelligence-Sec, commented: “The work of IRG within the satellite interference space cannot be overestimated. As such, I’m very happy to be partnering to deliver this workshop to the combined audience of Defence Satellites attendees and the Satellite Interference Reduction Group’s members.” The Satellite Interference Reduction Group’s Executive Director, Martin Coleman, will be holding a special session during the workshop on the potential for Machine Learning and AI to solve satellite interference and manage future networks. The session will explore how existing operations data, combined with new data sources, could be used to facilitate AI-based tools for quicker resolution of incidents, and the viability of a digital assistant program. “I’m really glad to be partnering with Intelligence-Sec to hold our first European-based workshop of the year. Collaboration between satellite sectors is key for solving incidences of satellite interference, but it is also absolutely essential when it comes to reducing the likelihood of these incidences in the first place,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “IRG workshops and industry events such as Defence Satellites facilitate much needed forums for discussion and debate, which I firmly believe are the catalysts of advancements in interference mitigation technology and tools.” Defence Satellites will be held between 5th-7th June, covering topics including Satcom capabilities across Europe and N. America, SSA programs, the challenge of space debris and satellite imagery for military-civil use. Confirmed Speakers Include: Pascal Legai, Director-General, European Union Satellite Centre Lieutenant General (Ret) Henry de Roquefeuil, Military Advisor, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France Dr. Gregory Edwards, Director Infrastructure Services, NATO Communications and Information Agency Lieutenant Colonel Florence Busch, Space Policy and Cooperation Office, Joint Space Command, Ministry of Defence, France Dr. Christina Giannopapa, Acting Head of the Political Affairs Office, European Space Agency (ESA) Hauke Fiedler, Team Leader Space Situational Awareness, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Squadron Leader Ralph Dinsley,...

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IRG to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Satellite 2018

IRG to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Satellite 2018 Hosts Birthday Champagne and Interference Workshop   Douglas, Isle of Man, 7th March 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has announced that it will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Satellite 2018 with a half-day workshop and a champagne reception. Hosted by SES, the half-day workshop will take place on the 15th March at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre in room 144B from 14:00pm onward. It will feature sessions from industry experts, and showcase the technology, processes and tools available and those needed in the future for continued interference mitigation. Please register for the workshop here. To further celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group will be co-hosting a champagne reception at the Kratos booth (#1700) on Wednesday 14th March at 16:30.  The reception will also feature a live podcast on the topic of Satellite Interference in a New Space World. With hundreds of HTS and thousands of LEO & MEO constellations in place or planned, the potential for increased interference grows.  This podcast will explore how the satellite industry can adapt, and what new technology, regulations and approaches need to be developed to address the challenge. Panellists will be IRG’s Executive Director, Martin Coleman, Bob Potter, Vice President, Signals and Ground System Technology, Kratos, and Inmarsat’s Vice President of Product Development and Strategy, Mark Steel, who is also a Director of IRG. All IRG members, friends and press are welcome to join us for champagne and/or watch the podcast live. Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG will also be speaking on a panel at Satellite 2018 on the 15th March from 11:15am until 12:15pm. The session will explore the use of AI and machine learning to help solve interference and manage future networks. “Satellite 2018 is an important show for the industry and I am really looking forward to discussing how we can apply new technologies to solve interference,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG. “We are especially looking forward to our 20th anniversary celebrations. As an organisation, we are immensely proud of our achievements over the last twenty years and hope to welcome many familiar faces for a glass of bubbly to celebrate!” For more information about membership, or to book a meeting, please email info@satig.space.   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...

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