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May 18th, 2016

Dubai's SkyStream Contracts CPI ASC Signal For Ka-Band System

The ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded a Ka-band antenna contract from Dubai-based SkyStream, a major provider of satellite Internet services in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region.

This award is the latest international contract for Ka-band antennas recently received by CPI's ASC Signal Division. For SkyStream, CPI ASC Signal Division developed a motorized 5.6 meter Ka-band system with wideband feed, Sub-Reflector Tracking (SRT), and CPI ASC Signal Division’s popular Next Generation Controller (NGC), which includes a high-accuracy motor kit and outdoor unit (ODU).

The NGC’s indoor unit (IDU) includes a built-in 10 MHz reference source as well as environmental controls for the feed heater and, because of the terrain in which it will operate, a sand/dust deviator.  Along with these standard accessories, CPI ASC Signal Division will also provide SkyStream with an ODU high-temperature kit and online training modules for its NGC.

Using CPI ASC Signal Division’s Ka-band antennas, SkyStream will provide service to Ooredoo, one of Qatar’s leading communications companies.  The system will be used as part of the Ooredoo cloud service, internet applications and VOIP. CPI ASC Signal also noted that among the latest international contracts for Ka-band antennas is an order for Slovenia’s STN Teleport, which was named the world’s Independent Teleport Operator of the Year by World Teleport Association during the 2016 Satellite show in the USA.