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Hughes JUPITER System Wins Customers and Awards as High-Throughput Satellite System of Choice Good news for people who can’t get cable broad band service, HughesNet is expanding its services across the globe. And the good news is HughesNet is providing faster service and higher speeds. If you’re looking for satellite service, HughesNet is the recognized leader. You can check out their service by going to there website. With an expanding presence in major international markets and industry recognition for technical excellence, the JUPITER™ System from Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) has emerged as the leading choice to power broadband services by high-throughput satellite (HTS) operators around the world. The company will be featuring the JUPITER System at the Satellite 2015 conference/exhibition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, March 16- 19, booth #6001. Building on its success in powering HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service—now with over one million subscribers in the U.S.—the JUPITER System has been selected as the foundation network for a number of advanced HTS services globally, including: - Media Networks Latin America (MNLA), a business-to-business unit of Telefonica Digital, for the first commercial HTS Ka-band Internet consumer service in Latin America. - Turkish satellite provider Turksat, for HTS services in Turkey and neighboring countries in Europe and the Middle East on the Turksat 4B satellite. - Ka-Internet/RSCC, for a range of services to be offered in Siberia and Far East of Russia over the Express/AM5 satellite. - Malaysian satellite provider TS Global Network Sdn Bhd, to provide more than 3,000 locations in its network with a major technology upgrade. Expressly designed for HTS service networks, JUPITER features a high density and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for efficiency and performance, and high- throughput terminals. The foundational technology is the powerful JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC), an advanced VLSI processor employing a multi-core architecture and enabling 100 Mbps of throughput on every terminal within the JUPITER family. Source: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=45291 Yes, satellite Internet is changing for the better. Still not as fast or as good as cable service, but it’s getting there. Hopefully WildBlue and the other satellite TV providers will catch up so we’ll have a little competition. How to use your mobile device to control your home theater It’s a popular trend: mobile divices are not able to control your satellite channels, your DVR, and now your home theater system. Remember the good ol’ days when you had to get up and down to merely change a channel. My how times have changed. So now, rather than having to use a number of remote controls, you can just use your mobile device to control everything. Sweet! You’ve got the latest OLED TV, 3000 satellite TV channels, and a surround-sound system that would make George Lucas jealous. Why are you still using that 1980s-style hunk of handheld plastic to control it all? The clumsiness of navigating menus with a thumb-pad is matched only by the tedium of hunting and pecking letters on numeric buttons. Multiply that misery times the number of remotes you’re using for all your home theater components and it’s enough to make you wish for the simpler days of rabbit ears and horizontal hold. A far more elegant solution is to use your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet as a universal remote. With the right selections of apps—and, in some cases, an additional piece of hardware—you can manage all your home theater components from the one device that’s nearly always in your hands. Here’s how. Use infrared Home theater remote control Most Android smartphones have infrared emitters built right in. The simplest way to control your home theater from your mobile device is to use infrared. If you’ve purchased a flagship Android phone from Samsung, LG, or HTC in the last couple of years, it likely has a built-in IR blaster that can communicate directly with your home theater components, along with the manufacturer’s bundled remote control app. While these apps are worth trying out, a better bet is to download a third-party universal remote app such as IR Universal Remote or Galaxy Universal Remote. These apps support thousands of component manufacturers and models, many of which your device’s native remote control app probably doesn’t. If you have an older Android device without an integrated IR transmitter, you’ll need an adapter like the Irdroid. These modules range from a basic adapter that plugs into your device’s headphone jack to models that allow you to wirelessly control infrared components over your network. All you need to do is purchase one and download the Irdroid app. Because iOS devices don’t have IR blasters, an adapter is the only way to go if want to use infrared to control your home theater from an iPhone or iPad. The iRed works much like Irdroid—just plug the infrared transmitter into the headphone jack of your device, download the accompanying app, and add your components from a database of more than 300,000 devices. The developers of Peel—an app available for both the iOS and Android operating systems—ingeniously figured out a way to bypass the iPhone's and iPad's lack of an infrared blaster by using your Wi-Fi network to control your set-top box. The only thing I wonder about  -- is this really easier than using your remotes. I’m still trying to figure out how to access streaming movies  on my mobiles. Source: http://www.techhive.com/article/2894572/how-to-use-your- mobile-device-to-control-your-home-theater.html More PlayStation Vue Support Coming Soon Ain’t technology amazing. Who have thought just a few years ago that we would see livestreaming TV service. And now everyone’s jumping on the band wagon. The next wave in television service is livestreaming and Sony is taking full advantage of that. Owners of Sony’s PS4 could see the console’s most impressive entertainment feature get a wider launch within the next few weeks. According to Sony’s Andrew House, the PlayStation Vue livestreaming television service that it has been working on is due for release very soon. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that House said PlayStation Vue would get a wider launch very soon. House heads up Sony Computer Entertainment, the team in charge of making the entire PlayStation experience available to users living worldwide. According to the report, we should see PlayStation Vue launch in the “next two weeks” in new markets. playStation Vue Sony shocked fans across the country when it announced PlayStation Vue late last year. PlayStation Vue is a live television service that allows users to watch digital streams of channels they wouldn’t normally have access to without a cable subscription from a company like Time Warner or Comcast. When Sony announced PlayStation Vue last year Fox, CBS, Discovery Communications, NBC Universal, Scripps and Viacom had all signed on to provide content for the service. In total, Sony promised 75 different television channels. Beyond the live television channels, there’s the unorthodox on- demand system built into PlayStation Vue. Typically, users need a digital video recorder to hang on to shows that aired, but aren’t available through on-demand services. With PlayStation Vue, Sony is making that system a bit more intuitive. Everything that airs on PlayStation Vue in the previous three days is available for on-demand streaming. Users who mark shows as favorites will have access to that show’s episodes for 28 days. Anyone can get live television if they’re willing to stay limited to broadcast channels or pay for an expensive package from a satellite or cable operating. What makes PlayStation Vue really interesting is the lack of commitment involved in getting the service. PlayStation Vue will cost one flat rate and contain no hidden charges or fees. What’s more, PlayStation Vue won’t require users to rent equipment each month since the only thing subscribers need is a PS4, PS3 or an iPad. Sony also confirmed that it would announce apps for PlayStation Vue on other devices later. If there’s a problem with PlayStation Vue — and there doesn’t appear to be a lot of them conceptually — it’s that Sony is rolling out the service in measured steps. House says that what’s launching in the next few weeks is support for people living in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City. PS4 owners nationwide won’t be able to subscribe to the service until later this year. Nice. Now you don’t have to wait for your favorite shows to come on ... they’re already on. All you have to do is press a button and, voula, instant television Hopefully this service will be less buggy than some of the other streaming services out ther. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Shoulg be interesting. Source: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/03/11/uncharted-4-a- thiefs-end-release-date-delayed/
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