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June 18th, 2010

Wavestream... High Power, Less Draw (C-band SSPA)

[SatNews] Wavestream Corporation has introduced the PowerStream(tm) 757C-o, a rugged, outdoor 600W C-band solid state power amplifier for broadcast satellite communications systems. The new PowerStream 757C-o is a complementary product to Wavestream’s recently announced indoor unit, and addresses the emerging requirement for high power outdoor C-band solid state amplifiers and block upconverters for the broadcast market.

The PowerStream 757C-o is based on Wavestream’s next generation Spatial Power Advantage™ technology to achieve high power in more compact packages. In a redundant configuration, the PowerStream 757C-o offers significantly less power draw, and greater efficiency and long-term reliability when compared to traditional tube-based amplifiers. For operators, this translates directly into reduced energy and lifecycle maintenance costs. The PowerStream 757C-o is ruggedized to withstand harsh environments, and can be mounted close to the antenna feed to reduce waveguide loss. The unit is easily controlled from a Redundancy Controller or an operator’s computer, providing convenient, indoor desktop access to power, temperature and status information. The PowerStream 757C-o will be available in the third quarter of 2010.