The Smart TV Alliance, launched in June this year by founding Board members LG Electronics and TP Vision with Toshiba joining shortly after, now includes Qualcomm, MStar, Obigo and YuMe. The Alliance plans to announce its SDK 2.0 specifications on its Web site later this year, which will be supported by 2013 products from member companies…GTS Poland inked a contract with the Polish Medical Air Rescue to build an IP VPN and to provide Internet access service. This project will link the remote bases of the Polish Medical Air Rescue that now have limited services…German satellite-service provider WORK Microwave says it’s added a new digital filter with a roll-off factor of 5 percent to its range of DVB-S2 modem and modulator solutions. Roll-off technology minimizes unused space between satellite carriers, it notes, enabling an operator to support a additional carriers. Modems and modulators that include the roll-off feature can be used in any operating environment, such as a single carrier or shared transponder, it adds.

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The FCC gave the official OK to RSM US LLP as the C-band relocation coordinator. In July, eligible space stations operators selected RSM to serve as the coordinator, which is responsible for

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