WEGENER Adds DVB-S2 Satellite Demodulation As Standard Feature On Unity® 4600 Satellite Receivers - Creative Planet Network

WEGENER Adds DVB-S2 Satellite Demodulation As Standard Feature On Unity® 4600 Satellite Receivers

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WEGENER’s Unity® 4600 with Built-in DVB-S2 and DVB-S Modulation Support to Ship in First Quarter of Fiscal 2009 (September 16, 2008) - DULUTH, Georgia – Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that the WEGENER® Unity® 4600 satellite media receiver now supports next-generation DVB-S2 satellite demodulation as a standard feature. With its advanced coding and Forward Error Correction (FEC) options, DVB-S2 modulation provides broadcasters’ with additional flexibility to manage inclement weather, satellite service provider limitations, and bandwidth consumption. “We consider it imperative that our products keep pace with advancements in industry standards while offering our customers the utmost in operational flexibility,� said Ned L. Mountain, President and COO of WEGENER. “In these challenging economic times, we wanted to make it easier for broadcasters to switch from DVB-S to DVB-S2 because this more efficient, advanced modulation standard can significantly reduce their bandwidth consumption and operating costs without compromising signal integrity. We have seen strong interest in the improved Unity 4600, including over $1 million in new orders from Educational Media Foundation and reseller Mega Hertz.� The orders were received in WEGENER’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. WEGENER’s Unity 4600 was designed to meet the live broadcasting needs of professional media networks. It has built-in analog, digital A/V and ASI outputs. The Unity 4600 is part of WEGENER’s family of products that provide end-to-end management of live and file-based workflows, as well as reliable monitoring of receiver status, even at unmanned receive sites. By utilizing WEGENER’s Compel® network control system to control Unity 4600 satellite receivers, a network operator can control decryption of multiple programs at any remote site and pass only the programs authorized for that receiver as a digital ASI output. This advanced digital capability provides maximum flexibility in controlling program distribution of HD or SD video or radio services. ABOUT WEGENER WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), is an international provider of digital solutions for video, audio, and IP data networks. Applications include IP data delivery, broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television, distance education, business music and financial information distribution. Compel®, WEGENER's patented network control system, provides networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials. Compel® network control capability is integrated into WEGENER® digital satellite receivers. WEGENER® can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at





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