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December 9, 2008
On Call Communications Assumes Management of QuickSPOT Satellite Bandwidth-on-Demand Service from Intelsat

Foothill Ranch, CA  (December 9, 2008)  On Call Communications announced today that they have assumed management of the QuickSPOT satellite bandwidth-on-demand service from Intelsat. Starting today On Call will manage the marketing, sales, and technical operations of the award winning service platform. QuickSPOT is a bundled service consisting of a line of versatile fully automated satellite terminals and a unique management system which provides satellite bandwidth on an on demand basis. The service has multiple service packages where users can pay for dedicated bandwidth by the minute, hour, day, week or month. With over two hundred terminals in the field, QuickSPOT is the proven choice for broadcast news, emergency responders, webcasters and enterprise users. No technical knowledge is required and the system is "on-air" within five minutes of pressing a single button virtually anywhere in the US.

Using an IP based protocol the service works with all internet devices. The service supports standard and high definition video, VoIP telephone & facsimile, video conferencing, file transfers and fiber restoration.

 

About On Call Communications

On Call Communications, headquartered in Orange County, CA is a leading provider of rapid-deployment satellite systems and satellite bandwidth for broadcasting, disaster recovery, commercial and governmental clients. Specializing in mobile communications systems, On Call offers an array of portable, auto-deploy antennas to fit virtually any situation. Conveniently packaged, pre-configured baseband electronics allow users to connect video, phone and data applications within minutes of deployment. 

December 8, 2008
On Call Communications Assumes Management of QuickSPOT Satellite Bandwidth On Demand Service From Intelsat

Irvine, California - (December 9, 2008) - On Call Communications announced today that they have assumed management of the QuickSPOT satellite bandwidth-on-demand service from Intelsat. Starting today On Call will manage the marketing, sales, and technical operations of the award winning service platform. QuickSPOT is a bundled service consisting of a line of versatile fully automated satellite terminals and a unique management system which provides satellite bandwidth on an on demand basis. The service has multiple service packages where users can pay for dedicated bandwidth by the minute, hour, day, week or month . With over two hundred terminals in the field, QuickSPOT is the proven choice for broadcast news, emergency responders, webcasters and enterprise users. No technical knowledge is required and the system is "on-air" within five minutes of pressing a single button virtually anywhere in the US.

 

Using an IP based protocol the service works with all internet devices. The service supports standard and high definition video, VoIP telephone & facsimile, video conferencing, file transfers and fiber restoration.

 

About On Call Communications

 

On Call Communications, headquartered in Orange County, CA is a leading provider of rapid-deployment satellite systems and satellite bandwidth for broadcasting, disaster recovery, commercial and governmental clients. Specializing in mobile communications systems, On Call offers an array of portable, auto-deploy antennas to fit virtually any situation. Conveniently packaged, pre-configured baseband electronics allow users to connect video, phone and data applications within minutes of deployment.

Contact: Erin Ludden 949-707-4729 x 25

 

 




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WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, WI) Showcases their new QuickSPOT system to SBE Chapter December-16-2013 December-16-2013

Society of Broadcast Engineers Picnic featuring QuickSPOT SNG satellite system
On September 3rd, Todd Ritchie and Ron Viste of WEAU (Eau Claire, WI) hosted Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 112 of Western Wisconsin for their annual steak picnic, which provided a great opportunity for the station to showcase their new QuickSPOT vehicle.  


Tim Jackson from On Call Communications was on hand to describe the system and provide an overview of the On Call QuickSPOT product, which greatly simplifies the process and increases affordability for satellite news gathering.  SBE members representing other stations from the LaCrosse/Eau Claire DMA were able to see for the first time how a hybrid TVU/satellite on-demand system can increase news coverage capabilities at a fraction of the cost of a traditional satellite news gathering vehicle.Get reliable, dedicated  high speed satellite Internet uplinks anywhere with QuickSPOT  



“We are thrilled to have recently rolled out our new QuickSPOT vehicle and look forward to getting our news crews comfortable with the simplicity and flexibility of the hybrid TVU/satellite system.  We are the only station in the market that won’t be limited by cellular and microwave limitations,” says Ron Viste of WEAU.  


Society Broadcast Engineers learns how to use their bonded cellular backpack over an IP satellite linkOn Call’s Tim Jackson states, “we were pleased to be part of SBE Chapter 112’s meeting and to show others in the market the features, benefits and simplicity of the QuickSPOT system.  We’re proud to support WEAU as the market leader in the LaCrosse-Eau Claire market as they greatly expand their newsgathering capabilities.”

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On Call Supports CBS News Teams Live in Haiti Using QuickSPOT Satellite News Gathering Systems June-15-2010

On Call Communications sprung into action again in support of CBS News in Haiti providing live and taped video feeds, internet access and phone lines for their news teams covering the earthquake using the QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system.

 

 CBS News In Haiti uses QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system

 

 

On Call used the very portable QuickSPOT 96 centimeter fly and drive satellite news gathering antenna to establish a high speed internet pipe which CBS News crews used for their video and communications needs. The system transmitted both live and edited standard definition MPEG-4 video feeds for the producers in addition to establishing a mobile office complete with direct dial in/out phone lines and wireless internet access for email, web browsing and corporate communications .


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