- Irdeto Access secured a key deal with Philippine broadcasting giant ABS-CBN, which cements a relationship first started in 1999. As part of the deal, ABS-CBN will use Irdeto to secure pay-TV content to more than 150,000 set-top boxes in North America and Australia. As well as using Irdeto to secure its distribution in North America and Australia, ABS-CBN has transitioned its Northern California uplink to become its international satellite platform. As a result, it migrated its DTH platform in Australia across to Irdeto Access, meaning Irdeto will protect content for more than 20,000 of ABS-CBN’s Aussie subscribers.
- Comtech Communications Corp. said its Comtech EF Data subsidiary was awarded a $1 million contract to deploy CDM-600 satellite modems to an unidentified organization in the Far East.
- Torrance, Calif.-based NavCom Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company [DE], will beef up its U.S. dealer network by adding GPSWest Inc. GPSWest’s blade control systems are used on bulldozers and construction equipment for grading and other earth moving applications. Their system utilizes NavCom’s NCT-2030M or SF-2050M receivers to provide a system capable of guiding the blade’s edge with centimeter precision, using GPS technology. GPSWest also provides construction survey systems using NavCom’s SF-2040G receiver for grade-planning and site-stakeout applications.
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