ATCi Introduces Simulsat-5b Multibeam Antenna System New Antenna Offers Improved Surface Accuracy, Gain, Tolerance and Overall C-Band and Ku-Band Performance

DENVER, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SCTE Cable Tec Expo 2009 -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of commercial satellite communications systems, announced today that it has released the newest, most technologically advanced Simulsat-5b Multibeam antenna. The enhanced version takes the same quasi parabolic-spherical shape of the legacy Simulsat 5 to the next level with improved performance, surface accuracy, improved gain, and tolerance.

Simulsat is the world's only multiple satellite antenna that is capable of receiving satellite transmissions from 35+ satellites simultaneously without adjustment or degradation in performance from one satellite to the next. For over 20 years, ATCi has been the world leader in multibeam technology and the ATCi proprietary Simulsat multibeam has been providing programming to over 30 million cable subscribers in the U.S. market.

"Satellite programming is constantly changing in number of channels, content, variety and orbital placement," said Kevin Hatch, Engineering Director, ATCi. "Consequently, the demand for multiple satellite reception capability without degradation of performance has dictated the need for an even more enhanced multibeam. ATCi has designed and engineered the next generation Simulsat-5b antenna to meet those demands as well as to enable our customers to take advantage of immediate and future revenue opportunity without the need for additional permits, foundations, and antennas," concluded Hatch.

"ATCi is excited to introduce the new Simulsat-5b," said Gary Hatch, CEO ATCi. "Simulsat-5b can see 35+ satellite signals, allowing customers the ability to cherry pick between 20,000+ programs. With the ever-changing world of satellite communications, it is crucial to possess this type of processing power to be a player in the highly competitive video entertainment world," concluded Hatch.

About ATCi

ATCi's mission is to enhance the customer's opportunity for profit by providing quality, reliable and cost effective satellite and fiber linked communication components and systems to commercial entities in the U.S. and abroad. ATCi is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. For further information on ATCi products and services, please call 480-844-8501 or visit our Web site at http://www.atci.com.

SOURCE Antenna Technology Communications Inc.



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