Who is your Newsspotter service most suitable for?
NewsSpotter is a robust KA frequency satellite transmission system designed for any type of production or broadcast team deployment, especially: reporters and news crews in remote locations; temporary press centres; production companies on location at home or abroad; live event coverage and sporting events; entertainment executives; and photographers. The system is also deployed by Military, Police and Emergency Services.
What size is the Newsspotter system?
Compact enough to be carried in a back-pack for Fly-Away use and small enough to be fitted onto a small car for rooftop mounting, NewsSpotter can instantly connect mobile news crews to studios for transmission of live recordings, images and data. Providing native IP connectivity, NewsSpotter is perfectly integrated for the workflows of modern newsgathering operations and is available across KA-SAT’s footprint that covers Europe, North Africa and the UAE.
What is I’m relatively new to this sort of broadcast equipment?
To help broadcasters get the best from the new technology, we offer free training to our new broadcast customers at our headquarters in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The service has been designed to be as simple as possible. It needs just two hours of training in how to use the service. We train them on how to find the satellite and how to use the booking portal, so they can set up the system and get the best from it very quickly.
How do I book transmission time?
The NewsSpotter Service is booked via a self-booking portal or simply via contact with our European HQ in the UK. NewsSpotter is only charged by the time and GB’s transmitted. The ‘Always On’ service is billed monthly as used, also charged by the GB. There are NO monthly fees or pre-purchase bandwidth requirement, unless additional services are demanded.
Does bad weather effect the system?
The honest answer is that it can. But the weather has to be extreme, and the general effect is the signal slows down, so the risk of falling off air is minimal. The overall performance of the KA-Sat NewsSpotter is typically > 99.5%, which is better than fixed-line services.