Innovation projects

The HISPASAT Group working in various R & D + i that drive the development of new technologies and the definition of new network architectures for satellite communications in support of new quality services that add value for customers by highlighting once again, the innovative and pioneering spirit of the company.

The projects that HISPASAT is currently carrying out can be grouped in the following strategic areas:

1. Emergencies and Safety.

The satellite plays a very important role in emergency scenarios in which the availability of terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure is not assured. The flexibility, high capacity and ease of deployment of satellite technology make it a crucial element of the various means involved, allowing rapid and effective emergency management. HISPASAT participates in several innovation projects in order to improve, develop and encourage the deployment of satellite communications in these scenarios.

2. Distribution of satellite services to the home.

One of the key aspects in which HISPASAT is working is focused on the integration of new satellite services in the new devices available to users, such as latest generation televisions, video game consoles, advanced set-top-boxes, smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, it is necessary to incorporate the new home distribution technologies (fibre, WIFI, Ethernet) to the current satellite signal broadcast.

3. Connected television.

The rise of social networks and the appearance of multi-device applications in the market have led to a growing interest in the development of connected television. During 2012, HISPASAT has strengthened its support of the European standard for connected TV, HbbTV, transmitting new services with this technology that allows broadcast signals and television to be combined via Internet. This work has been carried out in the context of the PHIDIAS project.

4. Other R+D+i initiatives

HISPASAT is participating in the ENGINES project, whose main goal is to develop and validate technologies for broadcasting content, and their implementation in mobile terminals via the DVB_NGH (Digital Video Broadcasting - Next Generation Handheld) standard. The ENGINES project has obtained the prestigious European Celtic seal.

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