OmniGlobe Networks EMEA and Sat-Comm Ltd. are pleased to announce the debut of the much-anticipated Ghazala, a ruggedized, portable Fast News Gathering (FNG) terminal that is pending full MENOS accreditation.
The news of the Ghazala’s release follows OmniGlobe’s recent delivery of the first MENOS-certified Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) vehicles to the Arab States Broadcasting Union, and reaffirms the company’s determination to further strengthen its position in the satellite and broadcast market.
OmniGlobe’s Technical Director David Bookham explained: “We have fully embraced the MENOS platform, and are very excited to showcase our industry-leading FNG product to the international satellite community at large. The Ghazala system is an ingenious light-weight, feature-packed terminal that is destined to become an essential part of the broadcasters’ tool kit. It is both compact and easy to use, and can virtually be deployed within minutes.”
“The new system will allow professional broadcasters to make the most of the MENOS TV and radio exchange network, sharing video and audio material in a fully-automated and cost efficient way.” Bookham added.
“The Ghazala builds on our track record in MENOS-enabled DSNG solutions.” said Rob Stanley, Sat-Comm’s Director of Business Development. “We’ve created an affordable and practical newsgathering solution that combines best-of-breed MPEG-4 encoding with a new, lightweight antenna and incorporates key features that really enhance the already brilliant MENOS concept.”
The Ghazala, which has already generated a high level of interest amongst the industry, is primarily intended for FNG operations within the ASBU-MENOS network but will also find applications in other IP and traditional satellite networks.