Adtec Digital Delivers APEC Over IP to World Press

The annual APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Leaders Meeting is attended by heads of state, cabinet ministers, business leaders, and the heads of the World Bank and World Trade Organization, among many others. This past summit, held in five locations around Honolulu, HI, was broadcast to the World Press over IP (Internet Protocol) utilizing Adtec Digital compression technology.

Tech Werks, a broadcast service company based out of Ashville, NC, that supplies video streaming services and specialized on-line applications for the United States State Department, was tasked with providing video coverage of the APEC Summit with all White House, State Department, U.S. pool, and International pool video sent over IP, around the clock for five days.

“We built a great layer2 network on the island,” said Bill Baker, president of Tech Werks. “It was really nice to be able to control any encoder or IRD from any one location.”

Tech Werks exclusively utilized Adtec compression solutions including many RD60 multi-CODEC IRD’s, EN-81 DSNG multi-CODEC Encoder/Modulator’s, and a few mediaHUB-HD-Pro MPEG 2 encoders.

“This event should be looked at as the tip of the IP iceberg,” states Kevin Ancelin, Adtec SVP sales and co-founder. “We have been supporting IP transport for a decade and are very excited to see its use in Tier One contribution events.”

Continuing its lead as the first multi-CODEC contribution vendor, Adtec constantly innovates and builds on its technology base.

“Our client was extremely happy with the results,” adds Baker. “We have worked with a lot of satellite trucks that have Adtec gear, including special events like the Royal Wedding, and each time the Adtec equipment stands up to the task at hand.”