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ASC Signal Sets Record for Annual Orders in First Half of 2014

By Rachel Scharmann | June 26, 2014
      ASC's Next Generation Controller System

      ASC’s Next Generation Controller System
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      [Via Satellite 06-26-2014] ASC Signal Corporation was selected by government and commercial customers to deliver 115 Ka-band gateways and large antennas systems over the course of the past six months. A large number of ASC’s 2.5-meter Nomadic multi-band antennas and several 4.9-meter dual-band (Ka-band and low-Passive Intermodulation (PIM) X-band) antennas are on order for defense applications. For commercial customers, the main orders entail the 5.6-meter Ka-band gateways for Direct-to-Home (DTH) services and network installations of more than twenty 5.6-meter, 8.1-meter and 9.4-meter gateways. The company’s Next Generation Controller, which provides control of six axes of motion on the ASC antennas, has also largely contributed to the company’s recent successful period.

      ASC Signal has deployed more than 400 Ka-band gateways and Earth stations around the world. The systems include antennas deployed for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network, the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, commercial Ka-band networks that include Ipstar, Wildblue, DirecTV, Hughes and DTH systems.