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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Novella SatComs joins The Satellite Interference Reduction Group

Douglas, Isle of Man, 22nd May, 2017 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) today announced that Novella SatComs has become a member of the group. Novella SatComs is an established supplier of high performance RF equipment and solutions for satellite earth stations and CATV systems. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Ventura Rufino and Bill Dransfield, Novella SatComs is based in the outskirts of Leeds City. Over the past 20 years, the company has designed and manufactured a wide range of equipment for satellite stations world-wide, serving many high-profile customers including the BBC, BT and the UK, USA and French MoD’s. “Satellite interference is a serious issue which looks set to become even harder to solve and prevent,” commented Dr. Rufino, CEO, Novella SatComs. “We’re very excited to have joined IRG and look forward to participating in the group’s latest initiatives and events.” “It’s very pleasing that Novella SatComs has become a member of IRG,” added Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG. “The only way we can hope to combat the problem of interference is for all those with a stake in the satellite industry to work together as one and quality RF equipment is key! IRG is a great facilitator of this goal.” Novella SatComs will be exhibiting at CommunicAsia between the 23rd and 25th of May at stand 1Q3-11. To arrange a meeting, please contact Novella SatComs. IRG will also be hosting an interference mitigation tour at the show. For more information, or to register, please head to the website. For more details about membership, 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...

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IRG to Hold Workshop Alongside Defence Satellites 2017

Douglas, Isle of Man, 15th March 2017 – IRG are to hold a one-day workshop titled ‘Safeguarding your Transmissions’ at Defence Satellites 2017. Alongside this, Executive Director, Martin Coleman, will also chair the entire three-day event based in Rome. Technology has become key to maintaining assured and reliable satellite communications for both military and commercial sectors. As such, this workshop will endeavour to provide a detailed overview of the latest techniques and technologies available to ensure guaranteed transmissions. A range of issues will be touched upon, including using Data, Deep Learning and Cognitive Computing to solve RFI, VSAT system developments, CubeSats, cybersecurity and the effects of large LEO Constellations. Designed for everyone from military communications personnel to satellite operators to uplinkers, attendees will gain a better understanding of how external environments can impact operations and how design and new technology are shaping the satellite industry. “As technology advances, the range of solutions now available to mitigate satellite interference grows”, explained Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG. “This workshop will give attendees a glance into the complex future of satellite interference in the hope that it will offer clarity with regards to the extent of both available and developing solutions”. In addition to the workshop, Martin Coleman is to chair the entire Defence Satellites event. As Executive Director of IRG, Martin has been responsible for spearheading a number of initiatives aimed at reducing satellite interference and regularly addresses the industry on issues such as Carrier ID and deliberate jamming. The IRG workshop will be held on Tuesday 23rd of March between 9am and 4pm. For more information, please visit: http://www.intelligence-sec.com/events/defence-satellites-147/workshop-1818. Defence Satellites 2017 will be held on Wednesday 24th March and Thursday 25th March. More information can be found via the following link: http://www.intelligence-sec.com/events/defence-satellites-147. 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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Satellite Interference Reduction Group to host Interference Mitigation Workshops alongside Satellite 2017 and CABSAT

Douglas, Isle of Man, 24th February 2017 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group is to hold a workshop alongside Satellite 2017 in Washington D.C and another at CABSAT in Dubai. During Satellite 2017, the workshop will be hosted by Intelsat from 1pm on Thursday the 9th of March and all day on Friday the 10th of March. At CABSAT, the workshop will be hosted by ArabSat on Monday 20th March. Complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees at all of the workshops. For Satellite 2017 the workshop will take an in-depth view of LEO Constellations, Mobility and Antenna development leading to the pain of more complex ASI issues; the use of Data as a new tool looking at types, metrics, analysis and techniques that could be added to the interference toolbox and our ability to now mitigate VSAT interference quickly and efficiently. At CABSAT the topics will focus on the more immediate problems facing the MENA Region of intentional interference, the ASBU Action Plan, Carrier ID and prevention with a specific look at the ability to now solve those VSAT issues, and the use of Data as a new tool. Supported by case studies, the workshops will showcase technology, processes and tools that are available and those needed for the future for continued interference mitigation. “Interference costs the satellite industry a great deal, especially in terms of the manpower needed to solve issues when they arise,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “With the support of members like Intelsat and ArabSat, we continue to work effectively towards reducing interference”. To submit a speaking suggestion, please email press@satirg.org. The workshops are free to attend but registration is required. For the workshop at Satellite 2017, please register at satirg.org/irg-workshop-satellite-2017/. For the workshop at CABSAT, please head to satirg.org/irg-workshop-cabsat/ . – 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 +44 7733 231922...

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