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Wavestream High Power Amplifier Selected by SIS LIVE for uPod Micro Satellite Broadcast Vehicle

Sunday, November 01, 2009  
Posted by: Randall Barney
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Wavestream Corporation announced that SIS LIVE has selected Wavestream’s next generation Ku-band High Power Amplifier (HPA) for integration into its uPod Micro mobile satellite uplink terminal. Wavestream’s HPA is part of SIS LIVE’s uplink system delivered to ITN, news provider to ITV and Channel 4, the two largest free-to-air broadcasters in the United Kingdom.  The terminal has been supplied to enhance ITN’s capabilities to provide news from around the world and initially was used for the UK political party conference season.

Wavestream’s solid state Ku-band amplifier provides high output power in a smaller, lighter product package than traditional amplifier solutions. The company’s innovative, next generation Spatial Power Advantage™ technology improves output power while using less energy. The result is a more reliable and efficient amplifier solution to reduce costs over the lifecycle of the system.

 Wavestream designs and manufactures next generation solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems.  The company’s innovative Spatial Power Advantage technology provides higher output power, greater reliability and lower energy usage in more compact packages than traditional amplifier solutions. Wavestream’s proven family of Ka, Ku, X and C-band products meet the growing demand for greater efficiencies and significant lifecycle cost reductions for satellite communications systems worldwide.

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