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1 AlphaStar International Teleport
Broadband Everywhere Unique Teleport Features Services Offered Teleport Facilities 66 Hawley Road Oxford, CT 06478

2 History of AlphaStar AlphaStar was a Direct To Home Satellite Television Broadcasting Company (one of the four original DTH including DirectTv, EchoStar, PrimeStar and AlphaStar). A Unique Teleport facility built as part of the “Star Wars” proram. (built to military specs on 12 acres). Global View (to track enemy satellites in Europe, Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia). FCC Licensed video based (500 TV channels and thousands of audio channels)

3 History of AlphaStar (Cont)
Includes Earth Station, Television and Post Production Facilities (one of about a dozen such facilities worldwide). Both Fiber and Satellite Connections. Completed one year of Testing the Hybrid Network. Deployed 7 Locations and Contracted with Tower Management Company for 200 Locations. Used Loral Satellite Telestar 5, Telestar 7 and 11 to test European and Asian Coverage

4 Features of the Teleport
AlphaStar International Teleport Broadcasting & Broadband Features of the Teleport 1 of a Dozen World-Wide Global Coverage - Part of Reagan’s Star War C-band and Ku-band Uplink and Downlink Connection to Fiber IP Backbone Climate Controlled Built to Military Specs Encoding / Decoding / Encryption Conditional Access Fully Redundant Operations Center Capable of reaching North and South America, parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa

5 AlphaStar Facilities Film Room Encoding Studio
Satellite Uplink Control Room Master Control Room Pay-Per-View Room Main Equipment Room Redundancy and Facilities

6 Broadcasting Services
Capable of broadcasting 500 television channels or thousands of radio stations MPEG2 or MPEG4 IP Encapsulated Capable of reaching North and South America, parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa

7 2-Way Satellite Broadband
AlphaStar Broadband Broadcasting & Broadband 2-Way Satellite Broadband Hybrid Network Integration (2 way satellite with WIMAX local access (fixed and mobile) targeting residential, SOHO, telecommuters Internet users, MDU, MTU and the hospitality industry Point to Point Backbone to Telco, Cable Head-Ends, Fixed Wireless, and other Commercial applications. Field Test at Cisco’s Campus in San Jose, CA (June, 2000)

8 Point Point

9 Multi-Point Point

10 The AlphaStar Way With the exception of fiber connections at the teleport, totally bypasses all terrestrial links Able to setup new locations In days as opposed to weeks or months provisioning landlines Utilizes caching technologies to save 25 to 33% of satellite bandwidth Cache content is customized based on location Utilizes WIMAX technologies for the “last mile” which saves on upfront equipment costs and provides easy installation WIMAX unlike WIFI has a wider broadcast range and is designed to cover large areas with maximum bandwidth

11 Video on Demand via the Internet Video on Demand via the Internet Video on Demand via the Internet Streaming of movies on demand over the Internet Library of over 600 films from independent film makers and studios Access to licensed content for a library of over 5000 movies Films include: independent films, short films, documentaries and licensed trailers

12 Live TV Streaming via the Internet
Because of our unique location we are able to down-link International TV broadcasts from global satellites Currently we obtained the rights to down-link 75 channels (audio or video) from world-wide broadcasters who currently A) no streaming capabilities, B)stream at a low bit-rate C) stream only using one player over others D) or require digitization or Teleport Services The TV broadcast is then encoded into a LIVE IP stream that is then distributed over the Internet Ultimately the purpose is to offer these programs on a subscription basis, pay-per-view or Video on Demand This provides an interface between TV content and e-commerce

13 Video On Demand Services
Content AlphaStar can provide origination, aggregation and storage of PPV movies, TV programming, special events, distance learning material, video games, software and other audio and video content.

14 Content Management (VOD)
AlphaStar handles all encryption/decryption, digital rights management, encoding and processing of all video and audio files. AlphaStar will handle the acquisition and the rights to redistribution

15 Distribution (VOD) Transmits MPEG 1, 2, 4 over IP from Oxford, CT via Satellite (Currently GE-5 and have plans to be on GE-6) covering US, Canada, The Caribbean, and parts of Latin America. Tested transmission to Europe by using Loral SkyNet services (TelStar 5, 7, and 12)

16 \ Distribution (Cont) The video file is sent via satellite to a small receiving dish and server located in a cable head-end or in an ISP’s central office. The file is then stored for future distribution. From the video server in the cable head-end or central office the encrypted video file is transferred via multicast to a set-top box or to a computer in the subscriber’s home. File transfer takes place at off peak hours. Subscriber can purchase and request on demand content stored in their set-top-box from a remote control and play it with full VCR functionality (play, pause, fast forward and rewind.) for a pre-determined period of time.

17 Sample VOD Diagram

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