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ASC Signal Secures Contracts for 115 Ka-band Gateways and Antennas
by Staff Writers
Plano TX (SPX) Jul 04, 2014

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Capping the most successful six months of orders in its history, ASC Signal Corporation has been selected by government and commercial customers around the world to deliver 115 Ka-band gateways and large antennas systems, signaling the growing prominence of Ka-band in the satellite ecosystem.

The antennas on order include defense applications for a large number of ASC's 2.5-meter Nomadic multiband antennas and several 4.9-meter dual-band (Ka-band and low-PIM X-Band) antennas. On the commercial side, the company is delivering numerous 5.6-meter Ka-band gateways for DTH service and network installations of more than twenty 5.6-meter, 8.1-meter and 9.4-meter gateways.

Central to the company's success in the Ka-band market has been the extremely accurate tracking performance delivered by its Next Generation Controller, which provides critical control of 6 axes of motion on the ASC antennas.

The 3.5-meter and larger gateways all utilize ASC's patented sub-reflector tracking (SRT) to further optimize antenna pointing to 1/1000th of a degree of accuracy. Customers are also selecting ASC for its fast delivery times and quick turnaround of customized features, made possible by the company's continuous improvement in manufacturing operations.

"ASC Signal has enjoyed a high rate of contract wins over the past four years," said Keith Buckley, President and CEO of ASC Signal. "That's a testament to the hard work of the team in driving our products' performance to new levels and providing rapid customization to meet the exacting demands of our customers."

The most recent orders bring to more than 400 the Ka-band gateways and earth stations, from 2.5-meter to 9.4-meter, that ASC Signal has deployed around the world.

These systems include antennas deployed for use on Inmarsat's Global Xpress, the Wideband Global SATCOM system (WGS), commercial Ka-band networks that include IPSTAR, Wildblue, DirecTV, Hughes, and DTH systems around the world.


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