Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
5/14/2008 11:54 AM
NEW YORK — May 14, 2008 —
Genesis Networks, a provider of next-generation global video transmission services, today introduced SABER — the world's first hybrid satellite-fiber service to provide a comprehensive and seamless solution for global HD broadcast transmissions.
With SABER, Genesis Networks extends its fully meshed, global video-over-IP fiber optic network through alliances with the world's premier commercial satellite teleports to facilitate delivery and receipt of live content from any location. SABER is ideal for broadcasters who need to schedule occasional-use HD feeds from remote locations in which fiber optic connectivity is limited. In these instances, the first mile of the broadcast can be transmitted via satellite, and then handed off to the Genesis Networks fiber infrastructure for real-time, high-quality distribution anywhere in the world.
With a single phone call to Genesis Networks, broadcasters can facilitate even the most complex occasional-use transmissions without being concerned about satellite platforms and other transmission logistics. SABER provides extremely reliable, high-quality, and affordable HD transmission solutions with no more than a single satellite hop.
"With the onset of HD and the ensuing high demand for HD content, broadcasters have a large requirement to extend their reach to all different regions in the world — but they have discovered that it is too cost-prohibitive and cumbersome to rely solely on satellite transmissions," said Paul Dujardin, president and CEO of Genesis Networks. "With SABER, we can give these broadcasters a fully managed, turnkey solution that leverages the low latency and consistently high signal quality of fiber, as well as our connections to every distribution hub in the world."
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About Genesis Networks
Genesis Networks provides broadcasters, cable networks, production companies, and corporations with high-quality customized global video transmission services that are reliable, flexible, and affordable. The Genesis Networks' platform is a next-generation, IP-based fiber and satellite video network with cutting-edge switching and compression technologies. With more than 160 locations worldwide and growing, many organizations can now take advantage of Genesis services. The company's network operations center in New York City maintains the health and standards of the global network while the Genesis proprietary software system, IRIS, allows clients to have remote, real-time network monitoring, scheduling, and control capabilities. For additional information on Genesis Networks and its innovative products, please visit www.gen-networks.com.