ATCi Introduces CentralCast Broadcasting Solution
[Satellite Today 10-24-08] Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi) has introduced its CentralCast solution, the company announced Oct. 23.
CentralCast enables broadcasters currently rely on microwave transmissions and fiber networks to send their signals to off-air repeaters, cable headends, and DBS uplink sites. The technology uses point-to-multipoint C-band or Ku-band satellite delivery and offers a digital signal for VHF/UHF broadcast TV stations throughout the United States.
The broadcasting solution aims to address the analog-to-digital TV mandate scheduled to take place Feb. 17, and ATCi has made about 20 systems available to extend the solution’s reach prior to the deadline.