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February 4, 2015

Advantech Wireless "One Button" SNG Solution

By Advantech Wireless | July 29, 2015

In the Broadcast industry, Satellite News Gathering (SNG), also known as Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG), is an essential element that contributes to the success in the real-time delivery of breaking news, sports, entertainment and the live reporting of such events. In the past, while an SNG Truck – more commonly referred to as a Satellite or News Truck – would be deployed, numerous personnel with different skill sets were required onsite. This would have included a driver, a camera man, an experienced technician to set up the live satellite feed and provide internet access for the remote site, a reporter, along with other possible support and production staff. Today, with the Advantech Wireless "One Button" SNG Solution, the costs of dispatching an SNG Truck can be dramatically reduced. For instance, at this point the simplification of the system allows one person to easily press a button and free up to perform other tasks.

The Advantech Wireless "One Button" SNG Solution, completely automates the full operation of seamlessly aligning the vehicle mounted transportable antenna with the tracking of the satellite, gaining internet access, providing two-way audio – with the studio production team – and broadcasting live video feeds. All while empowering the most efficient use of the space segment. The "One Button" SNG Solution incorporates the latest Award Winning advanced technologies from Advantech Wireless, the world leading Second Generation GaN technology based SSPAs and SSPBs/BUCs along with Adaptive Satellite Access Technology – A-SAT™ II – as well, providing ASI, IP and COMs interfaces that can be utilized with any encoder, older or new, regardless of make. Bringing outdated trucks into the 21st century.


The "One Button" SNG Solution includes the Advantech Wireless 1.2m auto-deploy antenna with iPoint, with a choice of up to 250W Ku-Band Second Generation GaN based SSPB/BUC, in standalone or 1:1 redundant configuration, and the new VR7500 modem supporting A-SAT™ II technology. In addition, combining this system with the Advantech Wireless Discovery Hub with A-SAT™ II, further enables the ability for automatic optimization of bandwidth efficiency depending on the different types of traffic being transmitted over satellite, therefore, facilitating a completely automated system for SNG/Satellite truck fleet deployment.

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February 4, 2015