Microspace Communications Doubles Capacity on GE-1


January 5, 2000
Greg Hurt
phone: 919-850-4500
fax: 919-850-4518
email: uplink@microspace.com

Microspace Communications Double Capacity on GE-1

Raleigh, N.C. — Microspace Communications Corporation has announced the doubling of its transponder capacity on GE Americom’s GE-1 satellite. Joe Amor, Vice President and General Manager at Microspace, states, “We are pleased to make this announcement since it is a direct reflection of the success of our VELOCITY (SM) satellite broadcasting service. VELOCITY’S fixed-cost, high reliability and multiple-vendor philosophy has proven an excellent combination for businesses.”

The company’s VELOCITY service is a point-to-multipoint satellite-based MPEG2/DVB technology that delivers digital video and high-speed data for business applications. Highlights of the service include inexpensive digital receivers that are available from multiple sources, coupled with small satellite receiving antennas. VELOCITY provides dedicated full-time bandwidth for a fixed monthly cost that is totally independent of the number of receive locations. Microspace also recently announced a new occasional use file delivery product called FILE FORWARD.

This newer product is an extension of VELOCITY. It has all of VELOCITY’S infrastructure benefits, while allowing smaller and newer networks the financial ability to utilize satellite broadcasting. GE Americom’s GE-1 satellite is located at 103° WL and offers 50-state coverage and superior look-angles from coast to coast. Microspace Communications operates the world’s largest satellite-based data/audio network for business communications. This network currently broadcasts daily to over 300,000 remote locations and provides paging data to over 9 million subscribers.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.

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