Sep 10, 2016 - PRESS RELEASE

The one-satellite geolocation solution SIECAMS® ILS ONE receives further improvements as Eutelsat begins global rollout

Siemens Convergence Creators’ interference localization solution further improves on accuracy and reliability and now comes with advanced visualization of results


[Vienna, 10 September 2016]:
 Siemens Convergence Creators, developer of SIECAMS® ILS ONE – the one-satellite geolocation solution that provides reliable localization of interference signals with no need for an adjacent satellite – has announced that it implemented a number of improvements in the system’s latest release. The solution is receiving the update just as Eutelsat Communications, which has been validating the system’s performance since the beginning of 2016, is in the process of deploying the technology across its global fleet.

The latest version includes improvements that increase accuracy and make the system more reliable. In addition, a graphical representation now shows the interferences found directly in a map view, helping the operator to verify the area of the interferer’s uplink station more quickly and easily.

New map view added for interferences located by SIECAMS ILS ONE

A significant improvement in accuracy and reliability has been achieved by applying statistical analysis methods to continuous measurements, making the entire system more robust by eliminating interfering downlink effects.

SIECAMS® ILS ONE was developed with the support of ESA through the ARTES Competitiveness & Growth programme. Stephane Pirio, ESA Technical Officer for the project: “The SIECAMS single-satellite solution is a real game-changer for the satellite industry. It is much cheaper than traditional geolocation systems and this makes it particularly attractive for small- and medium-size satellite operators.”

Eutelsat, one of the world’s largest operators of communication satellites has adopted the technology and is currently rolling out the solution to its global fleet.

Mark Rawlins, Eutelsat’s Director of the Communications System Control Centre stated: “Having validated proof of concept, we are confidently deploying the one-satellite interference localisation system developed by Siemens Convergence Creators. With this step we are enhancing our ability to identify the sources of interfering signals transmitted to our global fleet of satellites. Customers from South America to Asia Pacific will benefit from even more reliable and secure communications. As the first operator to take on board this solution we are adding more weight to our efforts to combat both accidental and deliberate interference.”

“SIECAMS ILS ONE was developed with the vision of realizing the best possible quality of service for all users of satellite communication. In the context of this philosophy, Siemens Convergence Creators takes its responsibility very seriously by regularly delivering improvements of the unique solution’s capability to help operators pinpoint interference sources. We are happy that Eutelsat customers around the world will benefit from the beginning from the latest enhancements to the system’s accuracy, robustness and visualization options” says Hans Martin Steiner, Head of Space Business Unit, Siemens Convergence Creators.

About SIECAMS®

SIECAMS® is the satellite carrier monitoring and interference localization solution that lets operators identify interference and manage carriers in one comprehensive system to ensure high quality satellite communication. Its modular architecture can be customized to integrate with existing infrastructure. SIECAMS® enables the identification and localization of satellite interferences in one single solution with one intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) allowing quick measures to arising problems.

About Siemens Convergence Creators

Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, provides their customers with innovative products, turnkey solutions and services in the fields of communication networks, service and customer management, public safety and security, multimedia infotainment, as well as space technology.

Among the most important customers are the top players in their respective industrial sectors, i.e. telecommunications, media (TV, publishing houses), transport (railways, aircraft manufacturers, airlines and airports), space, public safety (action forces) and energy (wind power, oil and gas).

Siemens Convergence Creators presence in emerging and mature markets like Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, USA, India, and China together with their powerful network of partners provide a strong basis for activities all over the world.

For more information about Siemens Convergence Creators please visit www.convergence-creators.siemens.com

About Eutelsat Communications 

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

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About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe's gateway to space.

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. 

ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, of whom 20 are Member States of the EU. 

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Today, it develops and launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space. 

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