Path 1 Network Technologies Inc.
, a leading provider of video gateway products that enable thetransmission of broadcast-quality video over IP networks, announced that LBiSat
, an international satellite communications contracting and consulting
firm, has deployed Path 1 IP video gateways in a variety of applications
involving terrestrial transport networks for video content contribution. LBiSat is using the Path 1 equipment to aggregate live and file-based content
from its customers by transporting their video feeds over long-haul IP
networks and backhauling the content to multiple teleport facilities across
the United States. Additionally, LBiSat will use Path 1's video gateways to
interconnect its own teleport facilities terrestrially to improve the cost and
efficiency of delivering IP-based video across LBiSat's own network.
Path 1's video gateways ensure that content arrives at its destination
with the same quality and reliability with which it was sent, a challenge for
long-haul IP video transport, which often traverses multiple networks that may
not be designed to support broadcast-quality video, making the video
susceptible to problems and impairments. By ensuring the quality and
integrity of the video stream over long-haul transport, Path 1's video
gateways help LBiSat's clients leverage their existing infrastructure
investments and take advantage of the ubiquity and "reach" afforded by
terrestrial IP networks. With this approach, LBiSat is also transferring cost
savings to its clients by leveraging a fiber backbone and maximizing its own
satellite bandwidth. Path 1's ability to backhaul video over IP further
benefits LBiSat's clients by providing them with a broader distribution
footprint while enabling them with additional economical means to gather more
content more efficiently.
"LBiSat is pleased with the performance of the Path 1 equipment," said Bob
Griffith, director of sales, LBiSat. "Our customers span the world and
include carriers, government agencies and large multi-national enterprises.
The high performance IP video gateways from Path 1 complement our core
satellite operations and allow us to serve our customers more cost effectively
for video transport applications."
Many of LBiSat's projects involving Path 1 combine satellite and
terrestrial solutions for both broadcast and enterprise organizations; the
applications range from electronic news-gathering (ENG) to IPTV to video
conferencing. In each case, the Path 1 video gateway is used to deliver
real-time, broadcast-quality MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and VC-1 video in both standard
(SD) and high definition (HD) formats to remote locations over public and
private IP networks.
"We are ecstatic to be working with innovative companies such as LBiSat,"
said Dan McCrary, vice president, marketing for Path 1. "Teleport operators
have been upgrading their satellite networks to support more IP transport for
cost-performance reasons; it's natural to use terrestrial IP networks as a
complementary extension to create a new generation of hybrid networks. Using
our carrier-class IP video gateways, any teleport operator can interconnect
its remote facilities over a common IP network and get perfect-quality video."