May 2015 Edition
Imagery, SatBroadcasting, Teleports, and much more...
Using Satellites To Target Poachers In Africa, By Dr. Thomas Snitch, Distinguished Senior Professor, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, Univeristy of Maryland
The global poaching situation has reached crisis proportions.
Constellations A GoGo, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
The Washington DC satellite show saw panel after panel talking about the prospects for LEO constellations.
Just What The Client Ordered... More Bandwidth, By Tore Morten Olsen, Head of Maritime Satellite Operations, Airbus Defence and Space
The highly technical operations in the offshore arena are driving demand for more bandwidth.
The CommunicAsia2015 Connection, At CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia, visitors will experience the latest technologies, obtain insights from business leaders and subject-matter experts, and network with major and emerging industry players from around the world.
Global mobile connections have passed the seven billion mark—a figure akin to the global population.
A Closer Look @... Digital Signage In Education, By Tony Bardo, Senior Contributor + Assistant Vice President, Government Solutions, Hughes
Digital signage is gaining popularity across organizations of all kinds, and especially in government.
And Speaking Of SSPI... Creating Room For “New Space”, By Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development, Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
A conversation with Chris Stott and Randy Segal about the Satellite Industry’s Involvement in Silicon Valley
SatBroadcasting™: Satellite + The Use Of Hybrid Delivery Methods, By Elad Manishviz, Chief Marketing Officer, RR Media
In the age of increasing online content accessed from multiple devices, satellite distribution remains relevant. Satellite distribution networks still efficiently broadcast content to large audiences worldwide—however, TV isn’t limited to one box anymore.
Careers: The Road To The Future— Recognizing Leadership, By Bert Sadtler, Senior Contributor
As a business consultant, I am in multiple conversations with senior level professionals on a daily basis. Some of my conversations are with the individuals doing the leading; other conversations are with professionals who are being led. I am frequently asked about how to spot leadership.
SatBroadcasting™: The Bear Necessities Of Broadcasting Live From The Tundra, By BJ Kirschhoffer, Director of Field Operations, Polar Bears International
Polar Bears International (PBI) (www.polarbearsinternational.com) is a non-profit organization dedicated to polar bear conservation and educating people on the effects of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem.
And Speaking Of The SDA... Perfecting Flight Dynamics, By Erika De Souza Rossetto, Director, Space Data Association
This is the second in a series of columns from the Space Data Association. In the last column, we talked about Radio Frequency Interference, a particularly hot topic in the industry. However, this time I’d like to focus on another, equally important arena—Flight Dynamics and reducing the risk of collision.
The Business Of Operating... + Growing... An Independent Teleport, By Robert Smibert, Founder, President + Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Technologies
Virgin Technologies Inc., owns and operates its own iDirect teleport which features an 8.1 meter antenna, two 3.8 meter antennas, all with redundant RF, and more than 30 Mbps of data transmission capability.
Taxing The New SATCOM Technologies, By Selva Ozelli, Attorney + CPA
Editor’s note: In this feature, the author provides a brief review of SATCOM technology and the types of satellites on orbit today. She then presents the pertinent legislation and explains the space and ocean sourcing rule.