BGAN Satellite News Gathering

BGAN for Broadcast & Mobile Media

BGAN is the only mobile satellite service to offer broadband data – up to 492kbps – with simultaneous voice, through a single, truly portable device on a global basis. It is also the first service to offer guaranteed data rates on demand – up to 384 kbps – for live video broadcast.

Transforming Satellite News Gathering

BGAN Streaming video with a Hughes 9202
Network Innovations is set to transform satellite news gathering with Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network service – BGAN – a compelling combination: smaller, higher bandwidth terminals that can be rapidly deployed all over the world and easily used by non-technical staff. So, wherever the story breaks next, make sure BGAN is at your side.

  • Cobham Explorer 710 BGAN Streaming Live Video

    The Explorer 710 BGAN from Cobham is the lightest, smallest and fastest Class 1 BGAN terminal to date, with streaming rates up to 650kbp/s out of the box.

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    • SMS
    • Video
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Applications

  • Live video and audio broadcast
  • Store and forward
  • Broadband mobile office: email, Internet, VPN, telephone
  • Remote bureau: supporting multiple users from a single device

In-Field Equipment

  • BGAN satellite terminal
  • Handheld video camera
  • BGAN voice handset
  • Power adapters AC/DC, batteries, cables
  • Laptop (MAC or PC) with software for video/audio encoding

Key Benefits

  • Simultaneous voice and broadband data
  • Significantly improved picture quality from a single, highly portable device
  • Send reports more quickly in dangerous situations
  • Reporter can speak to the studio while making a live video broadcast
  • Separate voice channel means data performance is not affected

Highly portable

  • Easily carried in a backpack – the highest bandwidth terminal only weighs 2.2 kilos
  • Ideal for rapid deployment
  • Doesn’t draw attention to media presence in dangerous situations

Global coverage

  • Wherever you are on the planet, you can access the BGAN service
  • Deploy same device worldwide to all mobile news gathering teams

Flexible

  • BGAN supports both ISDN and IP – compatible with legacy news gathering applications while providing a smooth upgrade path to IP

Easy to use

  • Quick to set up and shut down
  • No technical expertise required – reduce size of reporting teams and costs

Reliable

  • Send high quality video back to the studio – on time, every time
  • Network capacity can be dynamically re-directed to areas of high usage
  • Ensures bandwidth availability is maintained when a major news story breaks
  • Range of highly robust satellite terminals to withstand challenging environments and climatic extremes

Competitively priced

  • Significantly lower costs for both terminals and airtime compared with previous generations of mobile satellite services
  • Can deploy to more reporting teams
  • Live news coverage from more locations, increasing your competitive edge