ATEME Kyrion codecs help 2 SAT Europe bv improve SNG fleet for Moto GP
2 SAT Europe bv, a provider of professional satellite connections around the world, has upgraded two of its DSNG trucks with the help of ATEME Kyrion codecs. The upgraded trucks are currently booked to cover multiple high profile events including the MotoGP Grand Prix, a series of 18 motorcycle races across 14 countries.
The Kyrion codecs enable 2 SAT trucks to fulfil all satellite transmission requirements from MPEG-2 SD to MPEG-4 HD, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, 8-bit and 10-bit, at any bitrate, all with the utmost picture quality and full redundancy.
Bas Giskes, 2 SAT’s chief executive, says the move was made following the contract award for the Moto GP coverage.
“We decided to modernize our equipment and we were looking for a solution offering flexibility in terms of codecs, compatibility with the receivers used by our clients, and that our operators could use easily,” he says. “We had a positive experience during early trials of the Kyrion contribution pair from ATEME. So we moved ahead and… it’s all good – the pictures look great and our operators love the gear.”