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Satellite Technology Expertise

Digital Video Broadcast Systems

With the advent of digital video compression, multiple engineering disciplines must be brought together to assure a complete solution that meets our customers business needs. A few of these disciplines are: analog television engineering, digital video compression, digital satellite communications systems, television business management, and data networking technology. CommSystems is one of the few companies with experience in all of these areas for pay television networks, DBS/DTH systems, business television, and professional contribution or backhaul networks. Major satellite uplink designs include MPEG-2 compression equipment (encoders, multiplexers, and monitoring decoders), conditional access control systems (encryption and entitlement control), DVB compliant modulation subsystems, major antenna and RF power amplifiers and converters, and the network management systems to efficiently monitor and control the network. In addition, CommSystems can provide expertise in pay television business management processes including subscriber management systems, program contracts and tracking, pay-per-view (PPV) and near-video-on-demand (NVOD) management, and electronic program guides.


Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) Systems

In addition to digital video broadcast systems, CommSystems provides digital satellite newsgathering technology and systems. Transportable trailers, vans and flyaway packages utilizing MPEG-2 digital compression, and single or multiple hub sites are a few of the elements that CommSystems can engineer into your DSNG network solution. CommSystems has provided Ku-band, C-band, and dual band systems as well as a mixture of digital video, analog video, and combinational systems.


CommSystems particular expertise is in integrating these products with access control, DAMA telephony communications, and store-and-forward capabilities, into a comprehensive news retrieval system for broadcasters and other businesses seeking a competitive advantage through "instant" video communications capabilities.