Presentation on theme: "AlphaStar International Teleport"— Presentation transcript:
1 AlphaStar International Teleport Broadband EverywhereUnique Teleport Features Services OfferedTeleport Facilities 66 Hawley Road Oxford, CT 06478
2 History of AlphaStarAlphaStar 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 & BroadbandFeatures of the Teleport1 of a Dozen World-WideGlobal Coverage - Part of Reagan’s Star WarC-band and Ku-band Uplink and DownlinkConnection to Fiber IP BackboneClimate ControlledBuilt to Military SpecsEncoding / Decoding / EncryptionConditional AccessFully Redundant Operations CenterCapable 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 RoomMaster Control RoomPay-Per-View RoomMain Equipment RoomRedundancy and Facilities
6 Broadcasting Services Capable of broadcasting 500 television channels or thousands of radio stationsMPEG2 or MPEG4IP EncapsulatedCapable of reaching North and South America, parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa
7 2-Way Satellite Broadband AlphaStar Broadband Broadcasting & Broadband2-Way Satellite BroadbandHybrid Network Integration (2 way satellite with WIMAX local access (fixed and mobile) targeting residential, SOHO, telecommuters Internet users, MDU, MTU and the hospitality industryPoint 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)
10 The AlphaStar WayWith the exception of fiber connections at the teleport, totally bypasses all terrestrial linksAble to setup new locations In days as opposed to weeks or months provisioning landlinesUtilizes caching technologies to save 25 to 33% of satellite bandwidthCache content is customized based on locationUtilizes WIMAX technologies for the “last mile” which saves on upfront equipment costs and provides easy installationWIMAX unlike WIFI has a wider broadcast range and is designed to cover large areas with maximum bandwidth
11 Video on Demand via the Internet 01Films.com Video on Demand via the InternetVideo on Demand via the InternetStreaming of movies on demand over the InternetLibrary of over 600 films from independent film makers and studiosAccess to licensed content for a library of over 5000 moviesFilms 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 satellitesCurrently 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 ServicesThe TV broadcast is then encoded into a LIVE IP stream that is then distributed over the InternetUltimately the purpose is to offer these programs on a subscription basis, pay-per-view or Video on DemandThis provides an interface between TV content and e-commerce
13 Video On Demand Services ContentAlphaStar 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.