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Sencore Donates to MTI Satellite Communications Program

Sencore, a leading provider of signal quality and video delivery solutions, today announced that the company has provided an SMD 989 DVB-S/S2 modulator and integrated L-band upconverter to the satellite communications program of the Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell, S.D.

Sencore s industry-leading satellite modulating equipment will be put to good use in our labs, operational facilities, and mobile satellite units, said Jim Grace, satellite communications instructor at MTI. Thanks to Sencore s ongoing commitment and support, our students are receiving invaluable hands-on experience using equipment they can expect to encounter in a professional satellite operation.

The SMD 989 is in widespread use by mobile satellite companies serving the industry s most well-known broadcast customers. The L-band upconverter provided in the same chassis offers a 950- to 2150-MHz L-band output. The equipment is fully licensed and supports the latest DVB-S2 modes including multistream, VCM, 8PSK, 16APSK, and 32APSK. In addition, Sencore has provided MTI with an 8716 quad input DVB-S/S2 receiver card for use in the company s MRD 3187 receiver/decoders already in use at the college. The 8716 card will enable students to uplink and downlink 16APSK and 32APSK DVB-S signals from the college facility.

Sencore is committed to assisting widely respected training facilities such as MTI as they deliver the next generation of knowledgeable and well-trained satellite engineers. It s a pleasure to work with MTI, and we look forward to assisting the students as they gain hands-on training that will make them highly valued and employable in real-world satellite operations, said Sencore President Thomas Stingley.


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