Cable MSOs Upgrade to ATCi's Next Generation Simulsat Retrofit

Major MSOs Take Advantage of ATCi's Simulsat Replacement Program

Nov 14, 2011, 20:13 ET from Antenna Technology Communications Inc.

ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SCTE Cable Tec Expo -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of commercial satellite communications services, announced today from the SCTE Cable Tec Expo taking place in Atlanta, GA, that major U.S. cable MSOs have adopted and have implemented Simulsat-5B retrofit kits in several sites across the United States.

Simulsat-5B is ATCi's newest entry in the Simulsat line of multibeam satellite transport systems.  The system was specifically designed to economically improve upon the longstanding full-arc, flexibility of multibeam antennas, the original Simulsat-5.  Simulsat-5 transitions seamlessly to the improved Simulsat-5B which was designed from the ground up using the latest composite fabrication, computer simulation and solid modeling technologies.

"In today's demanding digital satellite environment, ATCi's Simulsat-5B system represents a significant step forward in multibeam satellite technology that provides the margin satellite users need to keep their services up and on line," said ATCi's CEO, Gary Hatch.  "With the advent of MPEG-4/DVBS2 modulation, upgrading our older Simulsat customers' systems to the latest high tolerance design is critical for them to maintain the highest quality digital reception," Hatch continued.  "The update is quick and cost-effective in that our customers keep their original mount and simply update with a new reflector and feedbox during their standard maintenance window.  We are pleased to assist our customers in the MPEG-4/DVBS2 transition," Hatch concluded.

ATCi is displaying Simulsat-5B along with its other communication solutions and systems at SCTE Cable Tec Expo November 15-17, in Atlanta – Booth #1015.  For more information visit:  

About ATCi:

ATCi enhances its customers' opportunity for profit by providing custom global satellite communications systems and services. The company is committed to delivering innovative technologies to meet the emerging needs of cable television, corporations, government, educational institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises. ATCi is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona with operating sales offices in North America, China and Brazil. For further information on ATCi products and services, please call 480-844-8501 or visit our Web site at

SOURCE Antenna Technology Communications Inc.