What is Simulsat?

Simulsat is the world's only true full-arc multiple satellite antenna that is capable of receiving satellite transmissions from 35 or more satellites simultaneously, without adjustment or degradation in performance from one satellite to the next. Simulsat is 2°compliant with the ability to capture signals from all C & Ku Band satellites within a 70°view arc.

Over the last 30 years, ATCi has been the world leader in multibeam technology, and the ATCi proprietary Simulsat has provided programming to more than 30 million cable subscribers in the U.S. and abroad.

Because satellite programming is constantly changing, satellite broadcast users need to constantly adapt to new and different channels and satellites. Simulsat antennas have long provided the ultimate multibeam antenna solution to these needs. The Simulsat improves users' ability to take advantage of immediate and future revenue opportunities without the need for an antenna farm and without the trouble of additional permits or foundations that multiple antennas require.

Many systems have retrofitted parabolic dishes with dual or triple feeds in order to view more than one satellite. Multi-feed parabolics can view satellites across a 10°arc. However, since parabolics have but one true focal point, the adjacent satellites are offset, resulting in a degradation in reception quality on the fringe satellites. The Simulsat receives all satellites across a 70°arc with uniform performance.

The Simulsat curbs real estate costs because it is the size of about 3 parabolic dishes of equivalent performance. For those who are faced by high land costs and limited space, Simulsat is the solution.

Available in 2 different size and performance variations, the Simulsat is the ultimate solution for Broadcasters, Cable Television, Universities/Distance Learning, Television and Radio, Military/Government and Business Corporations with multiple satellite reception requirements worldwide.

How Simulsat Views 35 Satellites Simultaneously

70° View Arc

The unique design of the Simulsat captures signals across a 70° view arc. All satellites are received with uniform performance.

Up to 35 Focal Points

Each satellite illuminates a specific area on the Simulsat. The signals reflect to their corresponding C or Ku-Band feed and then are relayed to your receiver.

Uniform Signal Reception

The Simulsat design recreates the signal capabilities of 35 C/Ku Parabolic antennas with consistent signal quality across the entire arc.

Simulsat vs. The Antenna Farm

  • Lowers Overall Costs • Return on initial investment is immediate.
  • Saves Space / Real Estate • One Simulsat does the work of 35 parabolic antennas in the total coverage area of about 3 parking spaces.
  • Visual Appeal • Simulsat's single antenna approach is more aesthetically pleasing than an antenna farm.
  • Sees More Transponders • Simulsat receives nearly 1,000 satellite channels simultaneously. Parabolic antennas only see 24 - 32 transponders at a time.
  • Saves On Maintenance • Simulsat is a fixed antenna. It is not necessary to move the antenna as programming changes from satellite to satellite.

The Simulsat Family

Simulsat 5B

  • Receives, with uniform performance, signals from all satellites within a 70° view arc.
  • C and Ku-Band Capability
  • Performs equivalent to 4.5m TVRO C-Band Prime Focus Parabolic Antennas
  • Performs equivalent to 2.4m TVRO Ku-Band Prime Focus Parabolic Antennas
  • Requires Less Space - Takes up the same space as 3 parking spaces

Simulsat 7A

  • ATCi's Latest Advanced Model
  • ATCi's Largest Simulsat Model - geared toward large cable systems, teleports and broadcasters.
  • More Arc Coverage - Receives, with uniform performance, signals from all satellites within a 70° - 75° view arc.
  • C and Ku-Band Capability
  • Performs equivalent to 6m TVRO C-Band Parabolic Prime Focus Antennas
  • Performs equivalent to 2.4m TVRO Ku-Band Parabolic Prime Focus Antennas

Antenna Dimensions

AntennaSimulsat 5BSimulsat 7A

Note: General pictorial view. For example, B and F vary with elevation angle
Contact Evertz for site specific configurations

A9' 10” (3.00m)17' 4” (5.29m)
B10' 1” (3.10m)14' 10” (4.53m)
C6' 2” (1.88m)8' 6” (2.60m)
D16' 8” (5.08m)23' 0” (7.02m)
E29' 1” (8.86m)43' 5” (13.24m)
F20' 10” (6.36m)32' 6” (9.90m)
G7' 11” (2.42m)20' 0” (6.10m)

Foundation Dimensions

AntennaABCDEFG

Note: Not for construction purposes. All dimensions are approximate.

Simulsat 5B up to 125mph14' 0"
(4.27m)
7' 0"
(2.13m)
13' 0"
(3.96m)
6' 6"
(1.98m)
1' 4.5"
(.405m)
3' 0"
(.91m)
3.5"
(.09m)
Simulsat 5B up to 160mph16' 0"
(4.9m)
8' 0"
(2.44m)
16' 0"
(4.9m)
8' 0"
(2.44m)
2' 4"
(.70m)
4' 6"
(1.37m)
3.5"
(.09m)
Simulsat 7A up to 90mph 30' 7"
(9.3m)
15' 3.5"
(4.66m)
22' 4"
(6.79m)
11' 2"
(3.39m)
1' 4.75"
(.42m)
4' 0"
(1.22m)
3.5"
(.09m)
Simulsat 7A up to 125mph30' 7"
(9.3m)
15' 3.5"
(4.66m)
22' 4"
(6.79m)
11' 2"
(3.39m)
1' 4.75"
(.42m)
4' 6"
(1.37m)
3.5"
(.09m)
Simulsat 7A up to 160mph30' 7"
(9.3m)
15' 3.5"
(4.66m)
22' 4"
(6.79m)
11' 2"
(3.39m)
1' 4.75"
(.42m)
5' 0"
(1.52m)
3.5"
(.09m)

Simulsat 5B Specifications

电气

C-Band
Frequency 3.4 - 4.2GHz
Gain 44.5dBi (±1dB avg across the view arc)
Beamwidth 1.0°
Ku-Band
Frequency 10.7 - 12.75GHz
Gain 47.5dBi (±1dB avg across the view arc)
Beamwidth 0.4°
VSWR 1.3
Feed Cross-Pol. Isolation 35dB

Mechanical

Reflector Size 17.2' x 31.5' (5.2m x 9.6m)
Mount Galvanized Steel
Arc Coverage 70°
Simultaneous Feeds Up to 35 Satellites
Reflector Construction Composite Fiberglass
Reflector Pieces 3 Panels
Mount Type (Mixed) Low / Standard / High Mount

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight 6,300 lbs (2,858 kg)
Max Weight 3,400 lbs (1,542 kg) (Off-Load Ship Crates)

Environmental

Wind Loading
Operational 90 mph (144.8 km/h)
Survival 125 mph (201.2 km/h)
Foundation Concrete
Typical Foundation Area 13' x 14' (4.0m x 4.3m)
Foundation Volume Nominal Minimums
20.2 yd3 (15.4m3)
Varies according to local soil and frost line
125 mph (201.2 km/h)

Simulsat 7 Specifications

电气

C-Band
Frequency 3.4 - 4.2GHz
Gain 46.5dBi (±1dB avg across the view arc)
Beamwidth 0.8°
Ku-Band
Frequency 10.7 - 12.75GHz
Gain 47.5dBi (±1dB avg across the view arc)
Beamwidth 0.25°
VSWR 1.3
Feed Cross-Pol. Isolation 35dB

Mechanical

Reflector Size 23' x 42' (7.0m x 12.8m)
Mount Galvanized Steel
Arc Coverage 70° - 75°
Simultaneous Feeds Up to 37 Satellites
Reflector Construction Composite Fiberglass
Reflector Pieces 5 Panels
Mount Type (Mixed) Standard / High Mount

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight 27,444 lbs (12,448 kg)
Max Weight 6,752 lbs (3,063 kg) (Off-Load Ship Crates)

Environmental

Wind Loading
Operational 90 mph (144.8 km/h)
Survival 125 mph (201.2 km/h)
Foundation Concrete
Typical Foundation Area 22' 4" x 30' 7" (6.8m x 9.3m)
Foundation Volume Nominal Minimums
113.8 yd3 (87.0m3)
Varies according to local soil and frost line
125 mph (201.2 km/h)

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