SES Certifies New SAT>IP Converter

SES announced the certification of a new SAT>IP converter by Zinwell, a major cable TV and set-top box manufacturer in Taiwan.

SAT>IP is a new standard developed and supported by SES. With SAT>IP, satellite-delivered programs are converted into internet protocol (IP) standard at the point of reception in the home. Households can therefore receive, via their wired or wireless in-home internet distribution system, the full line-up of satellite TV content on a large range of IP-devices (such as smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs) at the same time. The Zinwell SAT>IP switch/server is the second to be certified according to the new standard, following the certification of the Inverto MULTIBOX SAT>IP converter in July.

“The certification of two SAT>IP converters within four months shows the industry’s interest in this new satellite in-home distribution technology,” said Thomas Wrede, VP of Reception Systems at SES. “With more manufacturers jumping on the SAT>IP bandwagon, we believe this new technology will become cost effective and competitive with other reception modes.”

“The Zinwell SAT>IP switch/server offers an opportunity for portable and IP device users to watch rich satellite programmes on their favourite devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, smartphones, laptops, smart TVs or any networking devices. The installation and distribution cost can also be significantly reduced by using the Multicast and Unicast features in SMATV systems in hotels and flats. Our SAT>IP switch/server will be a cutting-edge device for multiscreen viewing in Europe,” said Chester Wu, VP of Marketing and Sales at Zinwell.