NAB 2019: Intelsat, Dejero Team Up To Launch IronRoute Blended-Connectivity System
Intelsat (SU2010) and Dejero (C2025) are unveiling the IronRoute blended connectivity and cloud-based content distribution solution for media at NAB 2019. IronRoute offers broadcasters, programmers, media organizations, and other content providers highly flexible and scalable cloud-based content distribution, while solving the challenge of first- and last-mile connectivity to and from the cloud. IronRoute for media delivers reliable connectivity by blending broadband, cellular (3G/4G/5G), and satellite connectivity from Intelsat’s global network
By combining the link diversity, service quality, and centralized management benefits of software-defined blended connectivity, with the flexibility and scalability benefits of using the cloud for cost-effective global distribution, IronRoute offers a robust solution tailored to the needs of broadcasters and media organizations.
Dejero’s Smart Blending Technology combines all available network connections – broadband, cellular (3G/4G/5G), and satellite connectivity from Intelsat’s global network – to create a virtual ‘network of networks’ with the necessary bandwidth to deliver broadcast-quality content.
The cloud-based solution also simplifies the simultaneous distribution of content to multiple locations anywhere in the world, whether it be network affiliates, station groups, or to other broadcasters and media organizations. Live and file-based content can quickly and easily be distributed point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint with a simple drag and drop interface in a web browser.
“Content providers are increasingly using the cloud for global distribution, but reliable first- and last-mile connectivity to the cloud has been a challenge,” says Todd Schneider, CTO, Dejero. “With the ability to automatically blend broadband, cellular, and satellite connectivity to move content to and from the cloud, IronRoute for media provides organizations with the reliable connectivity they need, while also simplifying the simultaneous distribution of their content around the globe with an easy-to-use portal for managing connectivity devices and content.”
Bill O’Hara, General Manager, Media, Intelsat, states, “Media customers today have a wide array of connectivity requirements. Very rarely does one type of connectivity fit all customer applications, either due to cost, reliability, or reach. IronRoute for media, integrated with Intelsat’s global satellite connectivity, provides the dynamic flexibility to manage cost and reliability in accordance with customer requirements by utilizing the right blend of connectivity at the right moment. We strongly believe that by integrating Intelsat’s global satellite connectivity into IronRoute for media, we will together provide a globalized and differentiated solution.”