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FleetBroadband - New Inmarsat Link
Over the past 15 years, means of satellite Internet access have been rapidly developing on the high seas, beyond the reach of coastal communication networks. For yachts and small vessels,…

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Iridium GO! connects schools to paint
John Dyer is the founder of Last Chance to Paint and an artist at the residence of the world's largest rainforest, The Eden Project, in the UK. John also works…

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What is an active antenna and passive antenna?

Thanks to the dynamic development of television broadcasting in the modern world, there is probably no person who does not encounter antennas. In order to watch their favorite TV shows in the best quality, the user needs to connect the antenna to his receiving equipment. And then the question arises: which antenna to choose, active or passive? In this article, we will consider in detail the features of each antenna, as well as the scope of their application. But first of all, it is necessary to give a detailed definition of the very term “antenna” and briefly describe the history of creation.

Heinrich HerzAntenna is a special device whose main task is to receive or emit radio waves. It converts the fluctuations of the electric current into a radio wave or vice versa. As can be seen from the definition, antennas can operate on reception, transmission, or transmission. The simplest antenna operation Continue reading

What is LNB?

The acronym LNB stands for Low Noise Block. This device is installed in front of a satellite dish, which receives a very low signal and amplifies it, changes the signal to lower frequencies and transmits them via cable to the receiver.
The expression Low Noise refers to the quality of the first transistor preamp. Quality varies in units designated as “noise temperature” or “noise figure”. The lower the noise temperature, the better. So, LNB with a noise temperature of 100 K is twice as good as – 200K. C-band LNBs typically have the lowest noise temperature, and Ka-band LNBs have the Continue reading

What is a BUC?

The basic architecture of a conventional satellite terminal is based on the historical desire to make the most open and free construction. Over the years, this concept has developed global competition in creating the functionality of hardware units, and as a result, the architecture has improved and costs for the end user have decreased.

However, since operational requirements have changed and technology has improved, it is also necessary to change the system architecture in order to achieve additional benefits. The CPI amplifier with an integrated L-band frequency converter (BUC) allows you to reduce costs and increase the reliability of data transmission at low and medium frequencies by eliminating duplicate functions in a conventional RF terminal circuit. Continue reading

Competition in the VSAT market leads to the development of marine satellite communications
The article considers the current state of affairs in the maritime satellite communications market and forecasts Euroconsult specialists for the next 10 years. Increasing consumer demand, a new generation of…

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Thuraya Telecoms and WiCis Sports support climbers
Dubai United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2016. Leading mobile satellite operator Thuraya and WiCis Sport have joined forces to support expeditions to the Himalayas. Starting on March 19, a six-month…

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FleetBroadband - New Inmarsat Link
Over the past 15 years, means of satellite Internet access have been rapidly developing on the high seas, beyond the reach of coastal communication networks. For yachts and small vessels,…

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What the orbit lives for: SES talked about the role of the satellite in modern television
Many of those who read these lines, probably, can recall those already quite distant times when the first satellite dishes began to appear on balconies and roofs of houses in…

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