SATCOM Digital Networks and HISPAMAR sign new satellite services contract

Manassas, VA, June 12, 2014:

  • Both companies continue successful business collaboration with a multi-year agreement to expand the Digistar VSAT platform.
  • HISPAMAR is the Brazilian affiliate of the HISPASAT Group. The company’s aim is to operate the satellites located at 61º West orbital position.

Madrid (Spain) and Cranberry Township, PA (USA) 23, October, 2014 - SATCOM Digital Networks, LLC and HISPAMAR, Brazilian affiliate of the HISPASAT Group, have reached an agreement for satellite capacity on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft. The new multi-year agreement allows SATCOM to expand its Digistar VSAT platform which delivers Voice and Data services to the Marcellus Gas Fields in the Northeastern US, as well as new markets in the Gulf Coast and other growing areas of exploration. The new contract will provide SATCOM with a multi transponder access plan for extended capacity and flexibility for its industry-leading VSAT platform.

The Digistar VSAT broadband service connects customers in some of the most remote regions and provides multiple solutions to their communication needs. Digistar satellite broadband services can be deployed almost anywhere, making them ideal for business continuity and connectivity in remote, hard to reach locations or temporary sites as found in the Gas and Oil exploration industry.

“After operating on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft for the past year it is clear that this bird has a tremendous presence and HISPAMAR has been a great partner in expanding our reach in the gas and oil space. The new agreement will allow us to better serve our customers and provide a pathway to expand into lateral markets with the Digistar system”, said SATCOM founder and CEO David Chisholm.

“It has been a pleasure to work with SATCOM on this exciting initiative. The expansion of the satellite corporate network segment is a fundamental objective for the growth of the HISPASAT Group in the United States market. I am pleased that SATCOM is satisfied with Amazonas 2 satellite performance and extremely happy with the expansion of SATCOM oil and gas network”, said Ruben Levcovitz, North America Manager at HISPAMAR.

Advantech Wireless and SATCOM Digital Networks present details of Next Generation Discovery Adaptive Satellite Access Technology (A-SAT™) platform at ShaleComm East Show 2014.

Manassas, VA, June 12, 2014:

Advantech Wireless and SATCOM Digital Networks (SDN) will present details of the Next Generation Discovery Adaptive Satellite Access Technology (A-SAT™) platform at ShaleComm East Show 2014, which will take place June 24-25, 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. At the SATCOM Digital Networks Booth no. 310, visitors will find SDN and Advantech Wireless’ ground-breaking technologies, delivering best performance, maximum bandwidth utilization and major savings.

Maximum satellite bandwidth efficiency and radical CAPEX and OPEX cost-savings

The Advantech Wireless A-SAT™ technology is revolutionizing the satellite communications industry. A-SAT™ is beyond dual mode TDMA-SCPC in return channels, it continuously monitors channel utilization and switches the satellite access method and MODCOD seamlessly for the return channel to dynamically maximize the space segment utilization efficiency. Additionally, by having TDMA and true SCPC technologies in a single platform, the switch between traffic patterns is efficiently supported and all risks of equipment obsolescence are not just mitigated but completely eliminated.

David Chisholm, President and CEO at SATCOM Digital Networks states, “The Discovery Hub was chosen based on 3 specific requests from our customer, speed, reliability and clear un-interrupted phone calls. Although these may appear as a given, the current deployed infrastructure in the Marcellus region was lacking these important requirements. Our relationship with Advantech Wireless and the deployment of the Discovery Hub has raised the bar in the gas field VSAT market. The ability to use the A-SATTM technology to support customer demands for high payload data transfer has given us a distinct advantage in the gas and oil industry. Additionally A-SATTM/ACM keeps the link established when others fail due to atmospheric conditions. These are great features. The Discovery 100 has delivered the results needed to operate in this specialized environment. In plain words it works and it works well.”

“Our solutions are delivering maximum satellite spectral efficiency, hence the smallest occupied bandwidth at superior link availability and radical CAPEX and OPEX cost-savings to our customers,” stated Bob Petrucelli, Vice President, USA Sales at Advantech Wireless. “In conjunction with our industry leading Multi-Channel Demodulator MCD-2, A-SATTM is truly redefining and transforming the way satellite communication will be deployed on a global scale.”

Advantech Wireless A-SATTM system exhibits the lowest jitter in either SCPC or TDMA access scheme. The extremely fast scheduler reassigns channels almost 40 times per second in MF-TDMA/SCPC formats, making it ideal for GSM and 3G backhauling, Enterprise PBX, managed VoIP, analog voice and all other latency/jitter sensitive applications.

SATCOM Digital Networks announces completion of upgrades to Uplink Center

Pittsburgh, PA, May 23, 2013:

SATCOM Digital Networks, LLC, has celebrated the first anniversary of the Cranberry Uplink Center. SATCOM Digital Networks acquired the satellite broadcast facility nearly one year ago and has since been upgrading the technology infrastructure in anticipation of launching new video and satellite delivered multicast services. SATCOM is currently provisioning the Uplink Center to adhere to the most current satellite broadcast standards. SATCOM's Network Operations Center has migrated from MPEG2, DVB to the emerging MPEG4, DVB S2 (Second generation Digital Video Broadcast over Satellite).

SATCOM Digital Network's CEO David Chisholm said, "Over the past year SDN has retooled and rebooted; the outcome is a team and facility ready to take on the technology challenges of today. The technology evolution and equipment improvements will enable our customers to enjoy the most efficient broadcast platform, designed to economize their corporate communications and high-speed file transfers. Our ability to move large IP packages has increased 10-fold and the potential to create new opportunities is certainly exhilarating. These enhancements to our Cranberry Uplink Center position us to rapidly move to the next generation of Satellite Broadcast Standards, such as DVB S3 and the next generation MPEG protocol".

SATCOM Digital Networks (SDN) offers unique satellite broadcast services targeting business and institutional markets. SDN designs, builds and manages video distribution networks on a national basis. As an industry leader for nearly 30 years, SDN has delivered broadcast services for Fortune 500 enterprises as well as state and federal government agencies. SDN provides project management and installation services for multiple networks with many exceeding 2,000 downlink locations. The SDN leadership team is assembled from industry professionals with over 100 years of experience in RF broadcast, CATV, satellite and IT technologies.



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2013:
Hispamar Satélites S.A., a company headquartered in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil today announced its plans to launch a new DBS services with more than 50 channels of premium service. As part of launching this new service Hispamar also announced it has formed a strategic partnership with SATCOM Digital Networks, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based company. Hispamar and SATCOM, along with several other partners, are preparing to launch a DBS service targeting Hotels, apartments, correctional facilities, and other private cable systems in select vertical markets. Hispamar brings its extensive experience of more than 200 DTH channels currently distributed throughout South America to the North American markets. This coupled with SATCOM Digital Networks experience in teleports and Network consolidation plan to provide this new service on the Amazonas 3 satellite to the North American market within the next few months and customers will be able to enjoy these premier channels at a price more attractive than any other provider throughout North America.

Ignacio Sanchís, Chief Commercial Officer at Hispamar said, "SATCOM Digital Networks is the first US satellite broadcaster to access our new Amazonas 3 satellite and it is currently testing the service prior to its commercial deployment. He went on to say that we very pleased with the formation of this partnership and anticipate a productive roll out"


Covering all of the Americas, Hispamar Satélites S.A. – a Hispasat Group company – offers innovative satellite communication services through the Amazonas and Hispasat satellites fleet: IP, Broadcast, Corporate, Telecom and Government. The Amazonas 3 satellite is one of the biggest and most powerful satellites serving the American Continent and operate collocated at 61º W offering C, Ku and Ka-band capacity, with immediate availability of high quality Ku-band capacity for North America. Amazonas 3 was launched on February 2013.