Dickey Rural Networks Embraces ATCi's Latest Simulsat Retrofit

Company Takes Advantage of ATCi's Valued Customer Simulsat Replacement Program

Oct 26, 2011, 11:46 ET from Antenna Technology Communications Inc.

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of commercial satellite communications services, announced today from the Telco TV Conference in New Orleans, that Dickey Rural Networks, a long standing ATCi customer has taken advantage of the Simulsat Valued Customer Replacement Program and has upgraded to the Simulsat-5b broadcasting system due to the DVB-S2 regulations.

Simulsat was specifically designed to economically improve upon the longstanding worldwide workhorse of multibeam antennas, the original Simulsat-5. The multibeam system was designed from the ground up using the latest computer simulation and solid modeling technologies.

"Our mission is to provide every customer with 'A Greater Experience,'" said James Byerley, DRN Engineering Manager. "We were extremely pleased with the installation and set-up of our new Simulsat. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and the process was seamless and down time minimal."

ATCi's CEO Gary Hatch commented, "We are pleased that Dickey Rural will be utilizing and benefiting with the upgraded Simulsat system at its headquarters. With the advent of MPEG-4 and DVBS2 modulating, upgrading our older Simulsat customers' systems to the latest design is critical in order for them to maintain the highest quality digital reception," Hatch concluded.

ATCi is displaying Simulsat-5b along with its other communication solutions and systems at Telco TV October 26-27, in New Orleans – Booth #717. For more information visit: www.atci.com.

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 and China. For further information on ATCi products and services, please call 480-844-8501 or visit our Web site at http://www.atci.com.

About Dickey Rural Networks

Founded in November 1950, Dickey Rural Telephone was created to bring telephone service to rural southeastern North Dakota. Now, as Dickey Rural Networks, it offers state-of-the-art telecommunications, Internet, and television services through four companies - Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative (the parent company), Dickey Rural Communications, Dickey Rural Services and Dickey Rural Access. These four companies are marketed as Dickey Rural Networks (DRN).

SOURCE Antenna Technology Communications Inc.