Peak Uplink Taps Appear X Platform For Live Sports Contribution Encoding In North America

Appear has been selected by Peak Uplink to modernize the encoding equipment used in its satellite uplink trucks. The initiative is part of Peak Uplink’s comprehensive fleet expansion and upgrade strategy. Deploying Appear’s X Platform, Peak Uplink is replacing its conventional legacy encoding equipment, enhancing its satellite contribution capabilities across its fleet of trucks.

As one of the foremost satellite uplink providers for major sports broadcasters in North America, Peak Uplink manages satellite contributions for some of the most prominent live sports productions. Its reach extends throughout the continent, covering pivotal sports production hubs like Colorado, New York, Las Vegas, Houston and Detroit, to name just a few. In pursuit of advanced encoding capabilities and operational efficiency for its uplink trucks, the company turned to Appear’s industry’s leading solution – the X Platform.

Appear’s X Platform equips Peak Uplink with the versatility to deliver AVC and HEVC, encoded video via ASI, TSoIP, and SRT and even offers encrypted modulation and demodulation in the same chassis, all while providing the flexibility to expand their services to include JPEG-XS. The solution’s density allows a single Appear 1RU X10 Platform to replace legacy systems with considerable power, weight, and spatial efficiency.

The X Platform includes Appear’s ECx110 modules for HEVC ultra-low latency encoding and decoding. It is the only compression solution on the market to offer ultra-low latency, HD, and UHD compression with SDI and ST-2110 uncompressed I/O, at scale and with 1RU or 2RU short-depth chassis options.

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