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December 1, 2009
On Call Communications Expands Distribution For Their QuickSPOTTM Satellite Bandwidth On Demand Network

Foothill Ranch, California:  December 1, 2009:  On Call Communications announced today that they have signed agreements and now have connectivity to "The Switch" in Los Angeles, California and to All Mobile Video in Carterette, New Jersey.  This gives On Call's QuickSPOT clients the ability to connect directly to all major networks and broadcasters. The new video connectivity will also be used for occasional video services provided by On Call's fleet of rental terminals and network of satellite uplink service providers.  


On the West Coast, On Call installed a terrestrial connection to The Switch in Los Angeles from its teleport location in Orange County.  The Switch Los Angeles serves as On Call's gateway to media companies in the Los Angeles area, major broadcast networks, other Los Angeles POP's, such as PacTV and to national and international video fiber networks such as AT&T, Genesis, Intelsat, Nexion and Vyvx.  

 

On the East Coast On Call signed an agreement with All Mobile Video for use of their teleport with direct connectivity to major New York POP's such as Waterfront and Azzurro.

 

The additional facilities greatly expand the reach of On Call's QuickSPOT satellite bandwidth on demand network.  While the service has offered its customers tremendous flexibility in terms of access to space and automated operations, it has been limited in its ability to deliver video to diverse locations due to the use of proprietary hardware. The fiber connectivity now allows delivery of video content originating within the QuickSPOT network to virtually any organization connected to a terrestrial fiber network in the US and many international destinations in SDI format in both standard and high definition. 

 

The QuickSPOT satellite bandwidth on demand network operates on Intelsat's Horizons I and Horizons II Ku-band satellites. The network provides domestic service to affiliate stations around the country including affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS. 

 

To learn more about the QuickSPOT on demand bandwidth service visit our website at www.occsat.com.

 

About On Call Communications

On Call Communications is a leading provider of auto-deploy portable satellite systems and satellite bandwidth for satellite news gathering, disaster recovery, commercial and government 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, Director of Marketing

erin@occsat.com

(949) 707-4729 x 25

19631 Descartes

Foothill Ranch, CA  92610

www.occsat.com




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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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