SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced
today that it will present a live demonstration of a pre-production
eight-channel IP-LNB (low-noise block converter) at its stand at IBC
The IP-LNB is based on SES' SAT>IP technology and will deliver eight
concurrent satellite programmes in Ku-band in SD, HD or Ultra HD quality
via IP unicast or multicast to fixed and portable devices. This new
technology converts satellite signals directly at the antenna into IP
signals before distributing them via Ethernet, power-line communications
(PLC) or a Wi-Fi local area network (WLAN). The technology can be used
for free-to-air (FTA) or pay TV applications.
This new technology enables satellite signals to be sampled digitally
directly at the antenna, making the satellite spectrum data and other
link-quality metrics accessible over the LAN. These advancements greatly
simplify the satellite antenna installation and enable signal quality
monitoring for operators.
The IP-LNB was conceptually developed by SES and is built by Luxembourg
based manufacturer Inverto Digital Labs. The IP-LNB technology was first
demonstrated at SES’ Industry Days 2013 conference that was held on
April 18 and 19 in Luxembourg.
“The IP-LNB will provide satellite television providers and consumers
with a new option when it comes to distributing unmatched high-quality
TV content to multiple TVs, computers and tablets over IP. Such
innovation has always been part of the roadmap when we established
SAT>IP as an open standard,” said Thomas Wrede, Vice President,
Reception Systems at SES. “It is exciting to see how the industry is
working towards making satellite TV content easily accessible on all
IP-devices at home so that everyone can enjoy high-quality images.”
The IP-LNB will be available in prototype quantities as of December 2013
and is expected to be available in the market in 2014.
Visitors of IBC 2013 will be able to view the lP-LNB demo at the SES
stand at Hall 1, stand B51.
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 53
geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications
services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile
and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service
and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse
regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with
customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds
participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a
strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b
Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com.
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