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May 25, 2012

Cable TV Operators Offered ATCi's Modified Simulsat System

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Antenna Technology Communications, Inc. (ATCi (News - Alert)) has unveiled its Simulsat Multibeam transport antenna system at the Cable Show 2012, currently being held in Boston. Cable TV applications will find the unique Simulsat Multibeam ideal as it can receive satellite transmissions from at least 35 satellites together.

The complete range of satellites needed for Media Harvesting of Content for the current Multi-Screen Technology is included in Simulsat Multibeam. The Simulsat Multibeam antenna, along with L-band fiberoptic links, RF detection, L-Band Matrix Switch, an embedded spectrum analyzer and proprietary M & C software form the entire RF Transport System.

While the transport into the headend is provided by the L-band fiberoptic links, LNB status can be obtained through RF detection. 

Signals can be routed and distributed to receivers via the L-Band Matrix Switch. While each and every signal is tracked by the embedded spectrum analyzer, the complete tracking capabilities of every particular signal path are offered by the M & C software. This software also provides information regarding the current health of every LNB, fiber transmitter, fiber receiver and complete matrix control.

The exceptional applications, explicit to Cable TV operators, can be managed with the re-modeled Simulsat Multibeam. "It is a testament to ATCi's continuous commitment to our customers that the Company was able to re-engineer the legacy Simulsat Multibeam system that has been serving cable customers for 30+ years in the U.S. and abroad to also meet the unique news gathering and content aggregation needs of cable TV operators,” said Gary Hatch, CEO at ATCi. “It is a validation of our engineering expertise, and we are honored that broadcasters throughout the U.S. can also rely on ATCi's Simulsat transport system to provide the essential downlink capabilities essential to their business."

Custom designed, comprehensive ground-based satellite communications systems and broadband services are offered by ATCi, improving the customers' prospects for profit. The company offers groundbreaking technologies, which fulfill the specific requirements of cable television, corporations, government, educational institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Edited by Braden Becker

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