AVIWEST wins Emmy Award for SafeStreams technology

NATAS awards Emmy to AVIWEST for pioneering a reliable transmission method for live contribution and distribution of TV feeds

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has presented AVIWEST with a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its SafeStreams Technology, which includes forward error correction (FEC), automatic repeat request (ARQ), and IP bonding techniques. According to NATAS, AVIWEST’s technology was bestowed with the prestigious award for its “excellence in engineering creativity, and in pioneering a reliable transmission method for live contribution and distribution TV links.”

Ronan Poullaouec, CTO of AVIWEST, said: “AVIWEST was founded in 2008 with a single mission: to provide a more cost-effective alternative to traditional satellite, telecom and fibre-optic conductivity for the contribution and distribution of live television.

“We are honoured to be selected for an Emmy Award for the development of ARQ and SafeStreams technology. This award, which was decided upon by dozens of industry experts and peers, is proof of AVIWEST’s significant contribution towards the advancement of a reliable transport method for live HD and 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) video over unmanaged networks and the public Internet.”

AVIWEST’s SafeStreams Technology enables broadcasters to transport critical video feeds through a low-cost public Internet connection, offering the same reliability as traditional broadcast transmission methods.

Additional transport resiliency and redundancy is facilitated by bonding up to 12 unmanaged IP networks, including 4G/3G, and soon 5G cellular networks, LAN/WAN, satellite, telecom, Wi-Fi and the public Internet.

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