Industry Coalition Launched to Extend Role of Satellite Broadcasting – Satellite Today

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[Via Satellite 04-16-2015] Six leading satellite operators and manufacturers announced the formation of the SAT>IP Alliance at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The partnership formalizes a coalition that was initiated last year to develop compatible hardware and software for the SAT>IP technology. The SAT>IP Alliance consists of SES, Hispasat, Panasonic, Nagra, ALi Corporation, and MaxLinear.

SAT>IP technology converts satellite signals into IP at the reception point using a small server, which may be located in the satellite dish or in the user’s home, and then distributes it to the different IP devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops. This technology makes it possible to provide high-quality content via satellite more efficiently to all the screens in a home, using pre-existing networks in the building. SAT>IP is currently a European standard (CENELEC EN50585) compatible with satellite and ground networks.

The SAT>IP Alliance, which will be constituted shortly in Luxembourg as a non-profit organization, will be in charge of setting forth SAT>IP-related strategic developments and creating working groups through its executive committee. The main aims of the Alliance will be to promote the use of the SAT>IP protocol throughout the industry, facilitate certification of new devices, and develop and improve the SAT>IP standard.

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