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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

InBroadcast InSight at IBC 2016 – IRG

Published on Sep 20, 2016 Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group, chats about the latest trends in satellite engineering and advances in technology, with InBroadcast’s Mairéad Ní Chuaig at IBC 2016…...

Read More

IRG To Host Popular Interference Mitigation Tour at CommunicAsia

Douglas, Isle of Man, 23rd May 2016 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) has announced the return of its popular interference reduction tours at CommunicAsia, from 31st May – 3th June 2016. With a number of important industry resolutions and guidelines pertaining to satellite interference, companies from across the satellite industry have a responsibility to put tools in place to reduce the effects of interference. This tour will give participants practical advice and guidance on the tools available, and what steps they need to take to become as interference-free as possible. This year’s tour will continue to look at satellite interference as a whole, showcasing a number of cutting-edge technology innovations that enable the resolution of interference in a matter of minutes. Exhibitors Confirmed as stops on the tour include: Comtech EF Data, ETL Systems, Eutelsat, Global VSAT Forum, Inmarsat, Integrasys, Kratos, Newtec, NovelSat, Siemens Convergence Creators, TeamCast, Verisat, and Work Microwave. The tour will also include a live DVB-CID specification demonstration on the DVB booth. “Over the past year we have seen a great deal of innovation, with a number of new tools launching to counter the impact of interference. If used effectively, these tools can significantly reduce the effects of interference, so that users will be able to experience uninterrupted service. The tour will give participants the opportunity to experience some of those innovations and understand how to resolve interference,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. The tours will run every day during the exhibition at 11am and will start from the Meeting Point on Level 3. For further information please visit our website. Sign up is free from the CommunicAsia website  About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises two advisory committees, covering EUI (End Users Initiative) and Carrier ID, and two working groups, covering Intentional Interference and VSAT interference. 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...

Read More

TeamCast to demonstrate its DVB-CID solution at the IRG workshop in Oslo

Oslo (Norway), May 3rd, 2016 – TeamCast, the world-renowned leader in digital modulation technologies for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Satellite Applications, is demonstrating its Carrier ID solution at the Interference Reduction Group workshop organised in Oslo on May 3rd and 4th. DVB-CID is a standardized key feature which helps satellite users and operators to quickly solve satellite interference problems. TeamCast has designed a complete solution (transmission and reception) which deals with this latest feature also called Carrier_Id. Thanks to TeamCast range of products, satellite users can manage and prove that they are compliant with this new feature which is becoming mandated through regulation. TeamCast demonstrates first how its VYPER satellite modulator is adding the CID carrier to the transmitted carrier so that the resulting signal can be easily tracked and identified with proper receiving equipment. The demonstration also includes the use of TeamCast’s brand new CID receiver, which decodes the CID signal and allows operators to check and analyse carriers to ensure the DVB-CID signal is present and compliant with regulations. “Under the pressure of the regulators, the satellite transmission industry is looking for equipment (both transmission and reception) allowing to generate and check the CID. Our new CID Receiver is cost effective, easy to use (user-friendly GUI), and straightforward to integrate to any monitoring system (using SNMP) or, simply, as a stand-alone solution. It provides a real response to the industries expectations” says Christophe Trolet, head of the satellite solution business unit at TeamCast. “Carrier ID is an effective tool to resolve interference problems, quickly and effectively, equipment such as TeamCast’s VYPER satellite modulator, are crucial to the implementation of CID globally. Our workshop focuses on exploring new technology and innovation and I am pleased TeamCast will be demonstrating this latest technology.” says Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. For more information about the workshop please visit http://satirg.org/irg-european-workshop-3rd-4th-may-oslo-norway/ About TeamCast: TeamCast is a renowned and highly active member of the Digital TV ecosystem worldwide, with innovative technology offerings based on a solid expertise in Satellite and Terrestrial Digital TV transmission. Created in 2003, and based at Rennes in France, TeamCast is deeply involved in the development, definition and verification of numerous broadcasting standards. Today, major clients in the Broadcasting Industry from 50 different countries invest their confidence in TeamCast and its products. TeamCast has offices in Elmira (New York) and in Singapore to support the development of its business in North America and Asia, and to provide local sales and technical support services to its customers. For more information: www.teamcast.com TeamCast Tel: +33 (0) 2 23 25 26 80 Fax: +33 (0) 2 23 25 26 85 Centre Espace Performance F-35769 Saint-Grégoire Cedex France...

Read More