SIS LIVE Collaborates with BSI on New ManPak®100 Product

BSI’s Real Freedom™ camera transmitter featured component in satellite product

Satellite product design specialist SIS LIVE and wireless technologies expert Broadcast Sports, Inc. (BSI) have collaborated on SIS LIVE’s latest cutting edge VSAT product, ManPak®100.

SIS LIVE has developed an innovative tripod style satellite terminal, integrated with BSI’s market leading Real Freedom™ COFDM platform. This system allows ManPak®100 units to capture live video feeds from a camera transmitter from a radius of approximately 1.5km via a small COFDM transmitter mounted on a camera and integral receiver located within the ManPak®100 terminal. This source can then be transmitted via a Ka or Ku band satellite of choice back to base. The integrated COFDM receiver means that no cabling is required to connect to a camera, giving users the Real Freedom™ to capture images from mobile sources which could include everything from HD broadcast cameras, miniature body-worn cameras, to airborne drone EO/IR cameras. The integration of these two cutting-edge technologies provides all the necessary connectivity in one ruggedised, waterproof package, with no decoding / recoding required from camera through to destination.

Martyn Hopkins, Product Sales Director, SIS LIVE said, “We are pleased to have worked with BSI to develop the cutting-edge ManPak®100 product. As specialists in the wireless/RF connectivity field BSI has brought a vast technical knowledge and a market-leading product range which perfectly complement SIS LIVE’s expertise in satellite communications. Through this collaboration we have developed ManPak®100, an exciting new product which integrates all the technologies our customers have been asking for into one package.”

“The technology of our Real Freedom™ system has allowed us to collaborate closely and partner with SIS LIVE on this exciting new product,” explains BSI (UK) Managing Director, Lee Norton. “We have worked together to provide one of the most innovative and easy-to-use products of its kind in the market with connectivity for all remote situations.”

The ManPak®100 leads the way in the next generation of satellite terminals. This 1m and 1.2m antenna comes with a revolutionary control case which makes the acquisition of satellites simple, even for non-technical users, through the use of two simple wheels controlling the azimuth and elevation, and an award winning graphical user interface (GUI). ManPak®100 also features a connection and integrated housing for a high-grade encryption device.  ManPak®100 is low-cost, incredibly quick to deploy, and can be on a satellite in less than 5 minutes.


The BSI Real Freedom™ Camera Back Transmitter is a compact, wireless transmitter equipped with a full range of customisable settings that can be easily adjusted through a user-friendly interface. With a first in class, 3G 1080p encoder, the transmitter is capable of full 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling throughout all resolutions and frame rates. It consistently delivers low latency, high quality images and mounts easily on the back of most hand-held broadcast or prosumer cameras. The Real Freedom™ Receiver’s intelligent design makes system configuration and overall operation fast and easy. The receiver's front panel 5-inch color monitor can display all formats of received video and is equipped with an intuitive, user-friendly interface.

ManPak®100 is lightweight, IATA compliant and packs into two robust cases which lock together, making one hostess style trolley case for easy transportation. The completely waterproof and rugged design allows for operation in even the most challenging of conditions, be that in a war zone for military communications; capturing breaking news stories from the front line; or distributing live sensor feeds from remote locations on international borders.


About Broadcast Sports, Inc.
For over 30 years, Broadcast Sports, Inc. (BSI), an L-3 Communications company, has led the industry with cutting-edge technologies and exclusive turn-key solutions as the leading provider of wireless technology and communications systems rental and sales for television broadcasting.  BSI provides wireless RF broadcast solutions for a wide range of TV sporting and media events that captivate, educate, and entertain the world.

About SIS
SIS is one of the world’s leading companies in the television broadcasting industry. It is the foremost supplier of television programming and data services to the UK and Ireland betting industry. The company’s broadcast business, SIS LIVE, operates the largest satellite uplink fleet in Europe. SIS LIVE offers a complete broadcasting solution including global distribution via teleport and fibre, satellite internet and IP provision and broadcast systems integration services. SIS LIVE also designs and manufactures an innovative, market-leading range of satellite products. The company covers over 100,000 hours of live events worldwide each year and delivers approximately 80% of live news feeds across the UK.