Inmarsat’s global network enables Quicklink’s new software to deliver high-quality live video from wherever news is breaking
9 December 2015: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) today announced that the Quicklink Windows Bonded Live Software is ‘ready to use’ over its global fleet of L-band satellites.
The software, from Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd., is designed to enable broadcasters and other media industry professionals to compress and transmit live video over the Windows® Live platform. The solution reduces the amount of equipment broadcasters need to carry, and is designed to work with multiple communications technologies, such as satellite, ADSL or cellular services, bonding them together to achieve the most stable connection possible. It also provides the option of encoding using the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) H.265, which affords the same streaming quality as the previous H.264 codec, but uses almost half the bandwidth to transmit.
“The Quicklink engineering Team have developed best-in-class encoding software,” said Richard Rees, CEO of Quicklink Video Distribution Services, “with H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codec technology inbuilt to help deliver high quality live video streams. The software’s high performance bonding algorithm aggregates multiple available satellite and IP based networks, maximizing the rates of transmission to allow you to create memorable live broadcasting moments.”
The Quicklink Windows Bonded Live Software has been certified as ‘Inmarsat-ready” through Inmarsat’s Certified Application Provider (CAP) programme, a key component of Inmarsat’s open technology strategy, announced earlier this year.