Broadcast Workflow Automation System automates SNG operations.

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Featuring one button operation, smartSNG broadcast workflow automation system covers operations from pre-planning through transmission via satellite to final deactivation. Functions for automation include newsroom, production resources planning, booking of uplink equipment, satellite transponder capacity, and online control of all equipment. Workflow integration is based on technology partnership with ScheduALL.



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smartSNG Vehicle at NAB 2006 Attracts Tremendous Attention



Run on ND SatCom's smartSNG in Las Vegas

Friedrichshafen, April 28, 2006 - ND SatCom, a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and defence communication network solutions, introduced successfully its new broadcast workflow automation system smartSNG at the NAB trade show held April 24 to 27, 2006 in Las Vegas. The response from the broadcast community was more than positive. ND SatCom displayed the first smartSNG which was integrated for a major US broadcaster at its booth. Broadcast professionals from around the world gathered first-hand experience in an on-site smartSNG tutorial held at the Satellite Business and Technology Pavilion which was organised by the World Teleport Association and the Society of Satellite Professionals International.

ND SatCom's Chairman & CEO Dr. Karl Classen emphasises the tremendous success of smartSNG: "The NAB 2006 was the ideal platform for the world premiere of our latest broadcast solution. Feedback from US and international visitors to our booth showed us the high responsiveness of smartSNG to their professional needs as well as ND SatCom's power to innovate in SNG technology. We are Europe's leader in Satellite News Gathering and will further continue to build up a global leadership for broadcast technologies."

smartSNG completely automates SNG operations from pre-planning through transmission via satellite to final deactivation. Starting with the newsroom, the integrated system covers not only the planning of production resources but also the booking of uplink equipment, of satellite transponder capacity and the online control of all equipment. smartSNG key features are its one button operation and easy usage by a single, non-technical person. The workflow integration is based on a technology partnership with ScheduALL.

About ND SatCom

ND SatCom is a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and defence communication network and ground station solutions. ND SatCom's innovative technologies are deployed in broadcast & media, enterprise, telecom, government and defence environments worldwide. As a global company with more than 25 years of experience in the satellite networks and systems businesses, ND SatCom is a reliable source of comprehensive and secure turnkey and tailored system engineered solutions. ND SatCom is represented by regional sales and service offices worldwide. It is a 74.9%-subsidiary of AUGUSTA Technologie AG and a 25.1% subsidiary of SES Global.

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