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'Smart LNB'

Next generation Interactive Satellite terminal

What is 'Smart LNB'?

The ‘Smart LNB’ is a cutting-edge satellite terminal equipped with a novel transceiver. The transmitter is based on an open standard and takes advantage of a narrowband return link, optimized for short transmissions with low duty cycle. Thanks to its optimized form-factor, it can be installed with any common off-the-shelf satellite dish.

It has been thought as a cost-effective solution to provide millions of users with Interactive Broadcasting and M2M services. It is also fully compatible with current in-home satellite equipment that can be easily upgradeable to start accessing all the applications that the ‘Smart LNB’ brings by hand.

It is really simple to use and install, the users begin to enjoy the broad catalogue of applications out of the box in just a few steps.

Eutelsat, one of the leading satellite operators and a key provider of Broadcast and Broadband services, has conceived the ‘Smart LNB’ terminal to enable the next generation of bidirectional connected TV platform services and M2M applications.

In partnership with Eutelsat, Egatel has produced the 'Smart LNB' terminal and it is yet available to serve the Market.

Applications

The arrival of the 'Smart LNB' is a step ahead over the traditional linear TV, as it offers virtual unlimited connected TV services, including: Push-video-on-demand, payment transactions, subscription-based and on-demand services, HbbTV, pay-per-view, social networking, live show participation, subscription management, audience measurement, etc.

The 'Smart LNB' enables Platform Operators to broadcast full-IP video channels, so that they can be visualized directly in tablets, smartphones and every IP-native terminal owned by the end user. Moreover, thanks to the return channel both service providers and users benefit from two-way IP applications tailored to every home device, which today are only accessible to OTT operators.

The capacity of receiving/transmitting IP data making use of a narrowband return channel opens the door to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications over satellite. The irrefutable growing need of in-home healthcare services combined with cost control provides ideal conditions for taking advantage of M2M applications. Remote monitoring for chronic diseases, assisted living for elderly people and follow-up of patients through homecare solutions are typical applications that can help the Healthcare ecosystem to cope with this challenge. All of this can be done by simply connecting the ‘Smart LNB’ to personal sensors that collect different measurements, such us weight, blood pressure, glucose level, etc.

On the side of smart Homes, intelligent power meters can monitor energy consumption and guide the usage of electricity, warm water and heating. The connection of these smart appliances to the ‘Smart LNB’ will enable a real-time knowledge of the actual energy consumption. Uncovering energy greedies and bad habits directly translate into savings and lower emissions.

Furthermore, through the SmartLNB the user can control remotely multiple devices deployed at home, such us videocameras, motion sensors or door/window locks, as well as to schedule actions like turning on/off lights or the heating system at a certain time/date.

The ‘Smart LNB’ is a powerful tool for the professional market, like the Utilities sector. Based on a low data rate transmission, the satellite is a cost-effective and reliable platform to deliver automatic data from remote points within a network which can be even unmanned. Moreover, this kind of M2M communications through satellite can be softly integrated with SCADA applications for controlling, managing and monitoring different assets and resources of Utilities.

'Smart LNB' - ODU

The Outdoor Unit is at the heart of the smart LNB. It integrates cutting-edge features in a very compact form factor.

  • Double Ku-band LNB with independent polarization: V/H (SW selectable)
  • External input for connecting an extra LNB
  • Two transmitter versions available:
    • Ku-band transmitter with two polarizations: V/H (SW selectable)
    • Ka-band transmitter with two polarizations: LHCP/RHCP (SW selectable)
  • One single output: TV signal and IP data are sent multiplexed through one single coaxial cable.
  • Supports DiseqC 2.0
  • Web Graphical User Interface for configuration and management

ODU - Outdoor Unit (Turn it by clicking and dragging the mouse)

Avda. de Ourense 1 - Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia. 32901 Ourense. egatel@egatel.es

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