SIS LIVE, BSI come together for ManPak 100 VSAT system

Satellite product design specialist SIS LIVE and wireless technologies expert Broadcast Sports Inc. (BSI) have collaborated on SIS LIVE’s latest VSAT product, ManPak100.

SIS LIVE has developed an innovative tripod style satellite terminal, integrated with BSI’s market leading Real Freedom COFDM platform. This system allows ManPak100 units to capture live video feeds from a camera transmitter from a radius of approximately 1.5km via a small COFDM transmitter mounted on a camera and integral receiver located within the ManPak100 terminal. This source can then be transmitted via a Ka or Ku band satellite of choice back to base. The integrated COFDM receiver means that no cabling is required to connect to a camera, giving users the Real Freedom to capture images from mobile sources which could include everything from HD broadcast cameras, miniature body-worn cameras, to airborne drone EO/IR cameras. The integration of these two cutting-edge technologies provides all the necessary connectivity in one ruggedised, waterproof package, with no decoding / recoding required from camera through to destination.

Martyn Hopkins, Product Sales Director, SIS LIVE says, “We are pleased to have worked with BSI to develop the cutting-edge ManPak100 product. As specialists in the wireless/RF connectivity field, BSI has brought a vast technical knowledge and a market-leading product range which perfectly complement SIS LIVE’s expertise in satellite communications. Through this collaboration we have developed ManPak100, an exciting new product which integrates all the technologies our customers have been asking for into one package.”

“The technology of our Real Freedom system has allowed us to collaborate closely and partner with SIS LIVE on this exciting new product,” explains BSI (UK) Managing Director, Lee Norton. “We have worked together to provide one of the most innovative and easy-to-use products of its kind in the market with connectivity for all remote situations.”

The ManPak100 leads the way in the next generation of satellite terminals. This 1m and 1.2m antenna comes with a revolutionary control case which makes the acquisition of satellites simple, even for non-technical users, through the use of two simple wheels controlling the azimuth and elevation, and an award winning graphical user interface (GUI). ManPak100 also features a connection and integrated housing for a high-grade encryption device.  ManPak100 is low-cost, incredibly quick to deploy, and can be on a satellite in less than 5 minutes.

The BSI Real Freedom Camera Back Transmitter is a compact, wireless transmitter equipped with a full range of customizable settings that can be easily adjusted through a user-friendly interface. With a first in class, 3G 1080p encoder, the transmitter is capable of full 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling throughout all resolutions and frame rates. The receiver’s front panel 5-inch colour monitor can display all formats of received video and is equipped with an intuitive, user-friendly interface.

ManPak100 is lightweight, IATA compliant and packs into two robust cases which lock together, making one hostess style trolley case for easy transportation. The completely waterproof and rugged design allows for operation in even the most challenging of conditions, be that in a war zone for military communications; capturing breaking news stories from the front line; or distributing live sensor feeds from remote locations on international borders.

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