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2017 Tech-Day discussion topics – Next Gen Satellite

Cewit bldg2017 Golf & Learn –   Tuesday August  15

Discussion Topics and Presentations


Cybersecurity – Cut yourself off from threats

Every industry – now more than ever – faces evolving cyber-attacks by criminals, terrorists, and nation-states. The cyber threat environment is complex, and the stakes are high. In response to these ongoing threats, satellite communications technology can provide a safer solution these challenges: What are the steps to take to better protect your network and its content? Open discussions between equipment / software manufacturers, service providers, and integrator.


Speakers & Presentations:

 David Hershberg (STS Global)- integrated planninga

 Chris Faletra (Comsat) – SkyProtect – HighLevel


SATELLITE – Connecting the Unconnectable.

Fifty years ago, having access to communications equipment and services was a luxury that was only available in major cities. In today’s world, communications has almost become a primary need for the human race.  Being connected is a standard for the modern world. How do you connect the unconnectable at a reasonable price using the latest telecommunication technology? Hybrid solutions? Satcom, Wimax, Fiber…?

Moderator: Lou Zacharilla (SSPI)


 Alan Rossi  (Consultelar) – Mark Stogdill (Hammer Fiber) – Steve Yablonski (STS Global)



Power versus Size: Can we do more with less.?

50 years ago, we had to install 20+ meters to carry simple voice traffic to the next continent. Today the latest technology can effectively carry voice video and data over a sub meter terminal. The satellite technology equipment has evolved so much this past 50 years that it has enable us to do more with less…  From the antenna to the HPA and modems, we will discuss what will be the  latest technology that will allow us to minimize and simplify ground station equipment.

Moderator: Kendall Russell (Via Satellite)



David Liddle (Liddle Inc.) – liddle

Bill Anton (Alpha Satcom) – Alpha Satcom[12668]

Mike Gold (Terrasat) – Terrasat Presentation STS [11744]

Uri Kerstein (Novelsat) – STS Global Tech forum- NovelSat-Ver-U1[12814]



The Revolution Continues – Current and Next-Gen Data

As the world digitizes and moves everything to data driven architectures, there is a foundation that is needed to set a new course for company data. This discussion will focus on an integrated and comprehensive survey of key concepts such as cloud, NoSQL, data leaks, analytics, AI, and application driven systems. This allows follow up into other key resources and top entities within the community.


Peter Cresse (Javlin/Entropy) –



11:00 to 11:55 AM – Considerations for LTE over VSAT

The presentation will introduce the terminology/technology and topologies for todays 3G and 4G networks, highlighting the differences which serve to illustrate why LTE/4G should be considered the preferred solution going forward for providing mobile broadband services over VSAT( whether licensed or unlicensed). We will then introduce LTE optimizations concepts and explain how those technologies benefit the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and provide for a better Quality of Experience (QoE) for end users.


 Michael DiPaolo (Comtech) –  3G 4G Considerations for VSAT



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Media and Entertainment Vision: DTH, OTT….

The media and entertainment world is in a rapidly changing transitional period and some of the more significant that trends that will undoubtedly transform the broadcast industry over both the near and long term are considered in this discussion.

Every year, Devencroft conducts a Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) of nearly 10,000 broadcast professionals in 100+ countries, making it the largest market study of the broadcast industry. Shown below is the 2014 BBS Broadcast Industry Global Trend Index, in which the top trends are ranked, according to the survey.

This discussion looks at the top five and includes one more, which is not ranked, but is considered very important by Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications.

One of the interesting items associated with the above index is that in the 2013 index cloud computing/cloud based services was not on the index.

The following trends are the leading six initiatives that we believe the broadcast industry will be focused on in the near and long term:

  • 1. Multi-platform Content Delivery – based on the traditional broadcast delivery system(s) such as DTH or DTT and includes alternate content delivery technologies such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Mobile TV, and/or Over the Top (OTT) Internet television to multiple screens.
  • 2. IP Networking and Content Delivery – at the February 2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Technical Retreat, one of the topics was “IP Broadcast Infrastructures and Software Defined Networking”. In considering what is sure to be one of the biggest technology trends over the next 5+ years, Bob Seidel, VP Advanced Technology at CBS agreed that IP is well along the way towards becoming real. “We do have IP-based routers in our plant today, and IP technology is just going to proliferate”.
  • 3. File Based/Tapeless Workflows – based on full IP infrastructure software defined networking. The new media broadcast center no longer conforms to the old paradigm of tape-based workflow where there are multiple repetitive tape-based ingests from acquisition to production/preparation to transmission and/or archival.
  • 4. Cloud Computing/Cloud Based Services – There are three major services that are associated with broadcast cloud computing which are:
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS) building blocks
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Data from the Devoncroft 2014 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS) Global Market Report shows that Cloud Services/Cloud Technology had one of the largest year-over-year percentage increases in terms of broadcast technology end-user project spending, when compared to a wide variety of other capital projects.

  • 5. 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) – Newly added this year to the survey, increased consumer awareness and falling prices have helped spur Ultra-HD TV sales. In the first 10 months of 2014, unit sales of 4K/UHD televisions were 9X the number of sets sold in 2013.
  • 6. Software Defined Networking – Software Defined Networking provides for a fully virtualized network thereby enabling advanced services by allowing the digital content to be software controlled and managed. By leveraging the scale and reliability of commercial computing platforms, virtualization, and software defined applications/solutions will become a major trend in the broadcast industry in 2015.

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  • U.S. & Foreign Governments
  • Media & Content Providers
  • International organizations
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Oil & Gas