By Naomi Szeben
SKYTRAC Systems signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with AnsuR Technologies, a software solutions provider for visual data communications, to enable the High-Definition video streaming using SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus Satcom terminals.
AnsuR’s innovative software solution, ASMIRA, will be integrated with SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus terminals to enable HD and 4K video streaming over the Iridium satellite network. This would result in drastically reduced bandwidth consumption while maintaining high-quality video footage. The technology, hosted entirely onboard SKYTRAC’s IMS-350 and SDL-350 will not require any additional hardware on the aircraft. SKYTRAC’s IMS-350 and SDL-350 will interface with the camera system to collect the video feed which AnsuR’s software will optimize and compress for transmission over a cellular or satellite network.
While streaming video over a cellular or microwave system will be limited by line-of-sight or geographic coverage, SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 and IMS-350 will leverage the globally available Iridium NEXT constellation to stream video to the ground regardless of the aircraft’s location on the globe. AnsuR’s video compression technology will efficiently manage the available bandwidth to ensure that operators experience the highest quality video without the high operating costs typically seen with other satellite constellations.