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June 2013 Edition
The Asia-Pacific Market
InfoBeam Part I, Latest News Items, by the editors
News and Notes of Interest to the Satellite Community
InfoBeam – Part II, Latest News Items, by the editors
News and Notes of Interest to the Satellite Community
Executive Spotlight: William Wade, President + CEO, AsiaSat
Mr.Wade was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on August 1, 2010. Prior to assuming his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wade had served as AsiaSat’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer for 16 years.
SatBroadcasting™: S2 Extensions Demystified , By Koen Willems, Strategic Marketing Director, Newtec
DVB-S2 is the most accepted and widely spread standard in the satellite market. The standard has a deep market penetration in Sports and News Contributions, Professional Video Distribution solutions, IP trunking and Cellular Backhauling, Broadband VSAT solutions including Government and Defense networks over satellite.
Standard + Customized APSK Schemes For Satellite Transmission, By Donald Vanderweit, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
The requirements of satellite communications can make APSK a more suitable modulation scheme than QPSK or QAM.
SatBroadcasting™: What The Heck Does HEVC Mean To You + Me?, By Mike Antonovich, Vice President, ATEME
Having returned safely from the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas earlier this year, I can confidently say that the dominant themes of the show revolved around three acronyms: HEVC (short for High Efficiency Video Coding, the latest and most advanced (if not-quite-ready) standard for video encoding) that will feed the latest generation of television sets; many of which will employ OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes, the latest and most greatest television display technology); which ultimately brings about the commercial deployment of UHDTV (Ultra High Definition Television, widely known as the “4K” super-duper high definition standard).
Executive Spotlight: Susan Saadat, Vice President, Sales, ETL Systems
After graduating from the University of California Berkeley with a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering majoring in telecommunications, I started my career as a hardware and modem design engineer in the Silicon Valley. It was after a few years when I landed a job at COMSAT...
Reliable Mobile Communications Do Matter , By Marie O. Petersson, Beam Communications
A 25-year-old man died of dehydration after his vehicle bogged down at a remote station in the Simpson Desert near the Queensland-Northern Territory in Australia. He collapsed after walking about 6km (3.7 miles) in almost 47 degrees Celsius heat (116.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Ups + Downs Of Indonesian ComSats , By Jos Heyman, Managing Director, Tiros Space Information
Indonesia spreads about 5,100km along the equator, between 95 degrees East and 140 degrees East, an area that could easily cover the entire European continent and the Middle East. Indonesia consists of approximately 17,500 islands with a land size area of 1,919,440km2. In 2012, the country had a population of some 237.4 million.
Executive Spotlight: Peter Hobbs, Head of Voice + Satellite Division, Telstra Global
Peter Hobbs is based in Sydney, Australia, where he is responsible for the global voice relationships and business development within the global satellite and broadcasting markets.
A Case In Point: Emergency Communications, By Michel Zimet, Director Marketing & Strategy, ND SatCom
Telecommunication infrastructure provides the critical path for relief in emergency and disaster situations. Communications connect and help move logistical, rescue and first responder resources in any region of the world facing or recovering from natural or man-made disasters.
What Do The Sun + The Wind Have To Do With Non-Compete Agreements? , By Bert Sadtler, President, Boxwood Search
While current economic challenges are causing many companies to right-size or down-size, employers who are recruiting critical talent have both the luxury of available qualified talent and the pressure to hire the most qualified difference-maker.
The Human Factors In SATCOM (RF) Interference: Creating More Effective Mitigation Teams, By Bob Potter, President, SAT Corporation
It’s convenient to think of problems such as RF interference by reducing it to its technical form. However, in the operator’s world view, it’s far more than phenomenon of physics; it’s a human-centered challenge to be solved as quickly and inexpensively as possible, with the least amount of disruption to customers and service.
Travel Habits Are Changing, Thanks To SATCOM , By David Leichner, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Gilat Satellite Networks
When I was in my twenties, it was possible to show up to the airport 30 minutes before a flight and still have time for a coffee before boarding. Over the last two decades, the time required at the airport before a flight has increased, taking a sharp rise in the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks. The increased security, waiting in long lines, removing of shoes, and gulping down the last of the diet coke while the person in front of you desperately searches for the small perfume bottle forgotten in one of her carry on pockets, has significantly increased the time spent at the airport before a flight.
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