UAE’s HorizonSat taps ASC Signal for antennas to support new teleport

by Staff Reporter | October 3rd, 2012

Hisham Ansari, HorizonSat’s managing director

The contract will include design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of large-aperture transmit/receive earth station antennas and custom feed systems.

The new teleport will enable HorizonSat to access more satellites to serve their customers’ broadcast, voice, data and IP-services requirements.

Under the contract, valued at nearly US $2 million, ASC Signal will design, manufacture and install a combination of 9.4 metre antennas, which are designed for use with Ku- and Ka-band frequencies, and 7.6 metre Ku-band antennas, all with specifically engineered feed designs to meet HorizonSat’s technical requirements.

In addition to the antennas, a major driver behind HorizonSat’s purchase is the provision of ASC Signal’s advanced Next Generation Controller (NGC), which will give HorizonSat one simplified, central device to control and operate its multiple antenna systems for their critical tracking requirements.

The new HorizonSat teleport will be located near Munich, Germany. It will support satellite transmission services for large corporations, telecom operators, broadcasters and internet Service Providers.

“ASC Signal worked closely with HorizonSat to understand their requirements,” said Keith Buckley, president and CEO of ASC Signal. “Our technical expertise will provide HorizonSat with the specialised antenna feeds required for their unique applications. In addition to our advanced engineering, we will deliver complete end-to-end services including our industry leading, flexible NGC to simplify operation of these antennas and enable our new customer to deliver the most efficient solutions to their users.”

“HorizonSat is continuing to expand rapidly in the EMEA region with the development of this new, European teleport,” said Hisham Ansari, HorizonSat’s Managing Director. “Using ASC’s advanced antennas and the customisation they will provide, we will be able to service our many existing customers and additional new customer requirements as we continue our growth in the region.”

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