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March 30th, 2015

Arabsat's Dirab Earth Station Gains Siemens SIECAMS For CID + Satellite Monitoring

[SatNews] Arabsat and Siemens Convergence Creators have signed a contract for the installation of a new Communication System Monitoring (CSM) at Dirab Earth Station near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The system will monitor all traffic within the Arabsat satellite fleet and is intended to provide a 24/7 monitoring cycle for the RF & QoS measurements, the characterization, decoding & analyzing of all carriers within the payload. With SIECAMS®, Arabsat will take a major step into a new dimension of satellite monitoring and interference detection and thus improve the quality of their satellite services. Thanks to its flexible architecture, the system not only meets the present needs of Arabsat, but is also designed and ready for future requirements.

Furthermore, SIECAMS® was one of the first satellite monitoring solutions available on the market to support Carrier-ID detection, a new technology which enables the identification of the owner of a satellite signal. Both Arabsat and Siemens Convergence Creators are members of sIRG -the Satellite Interference Reduction Group. This new project will combine the strengths of both companies and will lead to a close cooperation for combating and mitigating satellite interference to improve the overall quality of satellite services. 

Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO of Arabsat, said, "Carrier ID is a global, industry-wide initiative aimed at speeding up the resolution of interference and improving the quality of service for all users of satellite communications. ARABSAT is actively involved in the global Interference Mitigation intiatives through its leading role in SIRG & GVF and always strives to use state-of the-art technology to ensure the highest quality services to its customers with current and future satellites."