AMSTERDAM, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc., a provider of satellite communications systems, today announced from the IBC Conference in Amsterdam that Tata Sky has selected the ATCi Simulsat 5b Multibeam antenna solution and related satellite equipment to outfit its headquarters in Chennai, India.
Incorporated in 2004, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. Tata Sky DTH offers Indian viewers a world class television viewing experience through its satellite television service.
Tata Sky chose the Simulsat broadcast system because of the antenna's ability to receive programming from up to 35 satellites simultaneously without degradation of quality across each signal. With a 70-degree longitude satellite view arc, Simulsat can receive a variety of "C" and Ku-band satellite programming data. Essentially, one Simulsat does the work of 35 steerable parabolic antennas and only requires the space of one and a half antennas.
"We are pleased with the prompt installation of the Simulsat System at our facility in Chennai," said Joby Sebastian, Tata Sky. "This solution has saved us a considerable amount of space and installation man-hours - if we were to opt for the conventional one antenna per satellite system, and we are hopeful of utilizing it to its potential in the coming years as we expand our carriage base," Sebastian continued. "We also appreciated the ATCi Team's professionalism in maintaining the agreed time-line besides responding to our queries before and during the installation," Sebastian concluded.
"ATCi is very proud to be able to support a technology leader such as Tata Sky in their state-of-the-art broadcast facility with our Simulsat Multibeam solution," remarked Gary Hatch. "This is the first Simulsat to be installed in India and we are hoping this will open the market for many more installations in this important region," Hatch concluded.
ATCi enhances its customers' opportunity for profit by providing custom global ground-based satellite communications systems and broadband 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 http://www.atci.com.