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July 25, 2011

Clear Channel Satellite to Uplink XDS Satellite Carrier on Ku Band

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor


Clear Channel (News - Alert) Satellite has said that it’ll uplink an X-Digital (XDS) satellite carrier on SES (News - Alert) World Skies AMC-1 Ku, located at 103°W.

Clear Channel Satellite is a provider of satellite communications for radio networks, television stations, government agencies, large corporations, small- to medium-size companies and schools. The company offers turnkey solutions with a knowledgeable customer service department to support the satellite needs of its customers.

Mike Hagans, president and general manager at Clear Channel Satellite Services, said that the new (Ku Band) carrier allows the same inexpensive Pro1 and Pro4 XDS receivers to receive programming using a much smaller dish.

The position that the company is well known for includes distributing audio networks for retail as an inexpensive option for radio networks with stations that do not have space for a big C-band dish, Hagans said, adding that that it’s also an excellent replacement for radio networks currently using Legacy SCPC gear.

Hagans said that the XDS platform allows for advanced features such as time shift delay playback and regionalized spot insertions, and now customers can get those features using a smaller, inexpensive dish.

Noting that radio networks have to invest a lot of capital when building an earth station at their facility, Monty Dent, sales manager at Clear Channel Satellite, said that by simply backhauling the audio content to the X-Digital Hub, it eliminates that major expense while increasing their margins.

X-Digital Systems (XDS) designs and manufactures satellite and terrestrial multi-media communication systems. The X-Digital satellite receivers enables live broadcasts, store and forward, copy split/spot insertion -- localized advertising, live audio record/playback (time shifting) and addressability.

Clear Channel Satellite Services delivered an innovative and unique communication system to Sheriff Department of Clear Creek County, Colorado.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein



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