AnsuR to provide optimised video streaming on Iridium Certus

Still from a demo live video stream from Alaska over Iridium Certus

Iridium has announced a new tie-up with AnsuR Technologies as a Value-Added Developer (VAD), to provide optimised video streaming services over the Iridium Certus L-band satellite network.

AnsuR claims that its video compression software enables live video content to be delivered using up to 99% less bandwidth than traditional methods. Its first public demonstration over Certus was carried out during Operation Arctic Lynx (OAL), a testing programme carried out in the polar regions.

Operating above the Arctic circle in Utqiagvik, Alaska, the team transmitted live HD video footage over the Iridium network in real-time using AnsuR’s ASMIRA application. The video was filmed using a commercial-off-the-shelf camera attached to a moving vehicle, and transmitted via satellite using a Thales MissionLINK 700 terminal.

“Visual information is vital for situational awareness. The demand for high quality, low-bandwidth real-time video transmission, along with cost and bandwidth efficient image transfer, is rising, strengthening our commitment to developing great software products that deliver immediate impact,” said Paul Gudonis, CEO, AnsuR.

The deal is the latest in a series of satcom tie-ups for Ansur, which announced partnerships with IEC Telecom and Satcom Global in 2021.

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