Al Jazeera TV Resolves Interference Issue During FIFA World Cup Using Integral Systems’ Satellite Interference Geolocation System

SatID Signal and Interference Geolocation SystemSatID Expert with Monics in Combination with Integral Systems’ Technical Expertise Quickly Identifies and Locates Extremely Complex Interference Event

Integral Systems Europe, partnered with the Al Jazeera Sports Channel to identify and locate a significant satellite inference event that disrupted broadcasts of FIFA World Cup™ football matches this summer to millions of Al Jazeera Sports subscribers across the Middle East and North Africa.

Due to the potential loss of customers and complexity of the interference event, Al Jazeera needed the most comprehensive satellite interference detection and geolocation system that could quickly, easily and accurately identify and locate the interference. Integral Systems’ satID® Expert with Monics®, experts from Integral Systems and support from satellite operators in the region quickly detected and characterized the interference, and identified the interferer’s location with an extremely high level of accuracy – within as little as 2-3 kilometers.

“Integral Systems’ interference, detection and geolocation capabilities and support were instrumental in identifying the satellite interference issue that impacted millions of our viewers,” said Saeed Bawazir, Director of Technology at Al Jazeera TV. “satID Expert with Monics, along with the expertise of Integral Systems’ support team, helped us locate the jammer that had severely impacted our business during the FIFA World Cup.”

satID Expert with Monics, an integrated, all-in-one interference monitoring, detection and geolocation system, brings together best-in-class carrier monitoring, detection and geolocation products to provide the satellite industry with the most comprehensive, robust and scalable offering available today. The integrated system enables scalable solutions from a single-site system to a global network of monitoring and geolocation units. With the ability to harness the capabilities of a larger, geographically-distributed network of sensors, operators have a higher probability of mission success when geolocating an interfering signal.

“Integral Systems’ best-of-breed interference detection and geolocation systems and technical expertise makes us the only company able to resolve complex interference issues like the one Al Jazeera faced earlier this year,” said Bruno Dupas, President of Integral Systems Europe. “As the world relies more and more on satellite communications, interference will increasingly plague the satellite broadcast industry. Our decades of experience, and world-class technology provides the greatest level of protection against this ongoing threat.”
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