ATCi and SES Partner at the Center Arc

Offer Free Simulsat Antenna Gear to Cable Operators at Prime Orbital Slot

Oct 22, 2013, 13:20 ET from ATCi

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCTE Cable Tec Expo 2013 – ATCi - Antenna Technology Communications Inc., the world leader in Simulsat multibeam technology, today announced an alliance with SES to offer free antenna equipment to cable operators qualified to participate in SES' Center Arc program. The companies are showcasing this important initiative at the Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.

The Center Arc program offers qualified cable operators backup and redundancy services on SES' three center arc satellites (SES-1, AMC-1 and AMC-18), which provide full support of the top cable neighborhood in the U.S. and North America aboard two SES spacecraft (AMC-10 and AMC-11). ATCi's Simulcast antenna equipment enables the operators to receive full access to programming over all five SES cable satellites.

Under this Simulsat feed program, qualified cable operators will receive a Simulsat multibeam antenna feed package which includes:  Simulsat feed horn, LNB's and and TI filters.  The program will allow users to receive all existing and future SES delivered cable programming on the center arc cable neighborhood, free of charge.

"We are pleased to partner with SES on this innovative Center Arc Antenna program that ensures reliability for cable operators and programmers across North America," said Gary Hatch, ATCi's CEO.  "We are happy to support SES in such an important initiative."

ATCi will be exhibiting its entire line of satellite communications products at Cable Tec Expo - booth #1135.