Category Archives: RAPIDCast

RAPIDCast is operational!

With a special thanks to PEACESAT, IEPAS’ RAPIDCast broadcast and service is now operational.  The broadcast has been running on GE23 via Pactel for sometime, however, we have been testing and needed to prove a ground station.  PEACESAT assembled a station at their facilities in Hawaii earlier.  Today we were able to confirm receipt of test files, after some minor changes to the broadcast and ground station client setup.  IEPAS will be working with partners for the remainder of the calendar year to identify our first field deployments and to prepare equipment.   We hope to begin deployments in early 2013.

Photos from the Field: RAPIDCast Test Setup

RAPIDCast non-penetrating roof mount constructed at PEACESAT.  PEACESAT will be testing the hardware specification before shipping of units to remote sites.

Non-penetrating roof mount used by Ku-Band receive stations of RAPIDCast. Station setup by PEACESAT. Photo courtesy of Tom Okamura. (c) 2012.

Non-penetrating roof mount used by Ku-Band receive stations of RAPIDCast. Station setup by PEACESAT. Photo courtesy of Tom Okamura. (c) 2012.

Engineers with TIPG-PEACESAT put together a RAPIDCast antenna in Hawaii for initial testing of the broadcast. The dish is a Ku-Band antenna sitting on a non-penetrating roof mount. Photo courtesy of Tom Okamura. (c) 2012.

Engineers with TIPG-PEACESAT put together a RAPIDCast antenna in Hawaii for initial testing of the broadcast. The dish is a Ku-Band antenna sitting on a non-penetrating roof mount. Photo courtesy of Tom Okamura. (c) 2012.