Dejero, Intelsat team for hybrid cellular-Ku band remote IP broadcast technology

"We are addressing the dilemma that broadcasters face about which video transport assets to deploy to a news story or live event," said Dejero's Bogdan Frusina. Image: Dejero

Dejero and Intelsat today announced a new blended cellular and Ku band remote IP broadcast technology for CellSat customers.

The solution draws signals from multiple wireless networks as well as Intelsat’s Ku band satellites to offer bandwidth options for broadcasters in case of network congestion.

At the remote, Dejero’s encoder sits between the cameras and the IP modem, the satellite terminal and the vehicle’s antennas. The Dejero receiver sits back at the receive location.

Dejero says the product analyzes the characteristics of up to six wireless networks and the Ku band IP connection to dynamically manage bandwidth and latency and to optimize delivery to playback.

The companies said that the new CellSat product can talk with the satellite terminal auto-acquire system and get rid of the need to schedule satellite time for remote broadcasts.

"We are addressing the dilemma that broadcasters face about which video transport assets to deploy to a news story or live event," said Bogdan Frusina, founder of Dejero, in a statement. "By taking advantage of cellular and satellite connectivity, CellSat offers high reliability to our customers, with the convenience of procurement, network management, billing, and support from a single vendor.”

"Today's broadcasters are challenged with quickly producing high-quality, reliable television coverage in environments that run the gamut from sparsely populated in extremely remote areas to overcrowded with a congested network," said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat's vice president and general manager of media services, in a statement. "Coupling Intelsat's high performing, ubiquitous Ku-band IP connectivity with Dejero's blended cellular technology will give broadcasters greater assurance when covering live events. Dejero CellSat was designed with simplicity in mind so crews can focus on setting up quickly and getting the live shot back to the broadcast facility and on the air."