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27/01/2006

Scopus platforms provide live coverage of elections

Scopus Video Networks, a provider of digital video networking products, has announced that its IP-based platforms are providing live event coverage of the current Palestinian Authority elections.
For this occasion, SatLink Communications and Palmedia, the exclusive providers of video transmission over hybrid fibre and satellite connectivity from the Palestinian authority to world wide media operators, deployed Scopus Video-over-IP platforms, to transmit live content over IP local infrastructure and internationally via satellite networks.
Scopus' ability to provide locally originated content over IP-based contribution infrastructure for live event coverage, combined with satellite technology, makes this installation one of the world's first instances where these technologies have been merged. Emergence of this innovative hybrid system enables satellite operators to simultaneously reduce operating costs and transmit broadcast quality picture in the contribution over IP world.
Using Scopus‚ encoders and decoders, SatLink and Palmedia are bringing live election coverage over IP connectivity from media centres in major Palestinian cities to local production houses and internationally via satellite to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. (CD)


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