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Eutelsat's 'smart LNB' Wins EUsatcom Innovation Award
[September 20, 2013]

Eutelsat's 'smart LNB' Wins EUsatcom Innovation Award

Sep 20, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The "smart LNB" developed by Eutelsat Communications and presented for the first time at the IBC show in Amsterdam, has won The EUsatcom Innovation Award 2013 that honours innovative satellite communication projects in Europe and the complex interdisciplinary teamwork mobilised to deliver them.

According to a release, endorsed by the SSPI (Society of Satellite Professionals International) the Awards recognise the fact that the satellite industry has entered an IP-based era that brings new ways of co-creation for systems and solutions to meet customers' global demands.

The company noted that the "smart LNB" for a new satellite broadcasting ecosystem Further, shown live for the first time at IBC, the "smart LNB" is a new-generation electronic feed connected to an antenna with an embedded transmitter to provide services such as HbbTV, pay-per-view, social networking, live show participation, personal subscription management and audience measurement. It opens the door for broadcasters to operate their own ecosystem of linear television and connected TV services directly by satellite.

Speaking at the Awards, Antonio Arcidiacono, Eutelsat Director of Innovation, said: "This Award is a resounding endorsement of Eutelsat's commitment to innovation that broadens the scope and competitivity of satellite services. This first recognition of the "smart LNB" and the enthusiastic response by broadcasting professionals during IBC confirms we are on the right track and encourages us to pursue innovation that adds value for customers." Eutelsat Communications is a satellite operator.

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