Satellite Acquisition Controller suits outdoor applications.

Press Release Summary:

Suitable for use with antennas up to 2.4M, IPOINT features internal 24 V drive that can provide up to 12 A, eliminating need for separate motor drive unit. RoHS-compliant antenna mounted outdoor unit provides single-button operation for acquisition and can be integrated into C, Ku, L, Ka, and X-Band systems. Requiring only 2 cables for integration, design includes compass for initial auto orientation and uses GPS receiver for geographic location.

Original Press Release:

ADVANTECH Unveils Next Generation Outdoor Satellite Acquisition Controller at NAB 2007

MONTREAL, April 17 -- ADVANTECH today announced the launch of their new IPOINT Satellite Acquisition Controller.

This revolutionary controller
-- is suitable for antennas up to 2.4M.
-- features an antenna mounted outdoor unit.
-- has integral 24V, 12A motor drive.
-- is suitable for vehicle mounted and fly away antennas.
-- provides single button operation for acquisition.
-- can be integrated into C, Ku, L, Ka and X-Band systems.
-- is fully RoHS* compliant.

The innovative design of the IPOINT enables simple, rapid and reliable acquisition of the required satellite resulting in low operational costs. The controller has been designed to be easy to integrate, only requiring two cables.

The IPOINT uses industry standard position transducers found on many small antennas and includes a compass for initial auto orientation. It uses a GPS receiver for accurate geographic location and directly drives 24V DC motors (for Az, El and Pol). As the internal drive units can provide up to 12A, customers do not need a separate motor drive unit even in instances where relatively high current motors are required.

Commenting on the launch of this new addition to the Advantech antenna controller portfolio, Dr. Martin Smith, Head of Antenna Tracking, Advantech AMT Ltd said, "This new auto acquisition product compliments our existing line of INTRAC antenna tracking controllers. With its advanced features our clients can reduce their operating costs and reliably initiate their satellite links in a very short time." He went on to say, "The IPOINT controller takes full advantage of the many benefits of using an integrated antenna mounted approach."

Exhibitors and visitors can visit booth number C4943 to obtain full product details.

*Reduction Of Hazardous Substances European Union regulations enforceable on July 1, 2006


ADVANTECH AMT INC is an industry leader in design, manufacture and marketing of equipment for satellite and wireless communications. ADVANTECH comprises four businesses: ADVANTECH AMT (Satellite Equipment), ADVANTECH Satellite Networks (SatNet), Allgon Microwave, and ADVANTECH Advanced Manufacturing Services (AMS) The Company has headquarters in Montreal, Canada, has approximately 550 employees worldwide, and operates facilities in Europe, Canada and the United States.

CONTACT: Victoria Salvador, Director Marketing Communication of Advantech, +1-514-420-0045, fax, +1-514-420-0073,

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