Major Cable Operator Embraces ATCi's Latest Simulsat Retrofit

Operator Readies Satellite Headends by implementing the Retrofit Simulsat-5B Upgrade System

NEW ORLEANS - 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 New Orleans, LA, that a major U.S. cable operator has adopted the Simulsat-5B easy retrofit System for its headends.

Simulsat-5B is ATCi's newest entry in the Simulsat line of multibeam satellite-receiving antenna systems. The system was specifically designed to economically/quickly improve upon the longstanding worldwide workhorse of multibeam antennas, the original Simulsat-5. Simulsat-5B was designed from the ground up using the latest computer simulation and solid modeling technologies. Its tool surface accuracy is laser-verified to be within ±0.005 RMS. Production of this state of the art system incorporates the latest advances in fiberglass resin and balsa core materials and utilizes vacuum infusion molding technology to result in the truest ever reproduction of the legacy antenna design, while yielding the lowest ever levels of noise relative to gain in a Simulsat antenna.

"In today's changing digital satellite environment, ATCi's Simulsat-5B retrofit system represents a significant step forward in multibeam satellite technology that provides the new margin satellite users need to keep their services up and on line," said ATCi's CEO, Gary Hatch. "With the advent of MPEG-4 and DVBS2 modulation, upgrading our older Simulsat customers' systems to the latest design is critical for them to maintain the highest quality digital reception. 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 that this large and prominent cable operator will be utilizing the Simulsat-5b system at its headquarters."

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

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