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) (http://satirg.org) 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: http://satirg.org/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 http://satirg.org/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@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...

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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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