CPI ASC Signal Division to Provide Multiple Antennas for Coverage of 2016 Rio Olympic Games and Other Major Sporting Events

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Eight dual-band antennas to be installed by Seal Broadcast & Content for multinational broadcasters

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The Olympic Games are the ultimate test for broadcasters in terms of performance, reliability and flexibility.

The ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has won a contract for eight multi-band antennas to be installed by Brazilian integrator Seal Broadcast & Content (http://www.sealbc.com.br) to provide coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and other regional sporting broadcasts for a major Latin American broadcast network. The contract includes one 7.6-meter dual C- and Ku-band transmit/receive antenna and seven 4.5-meter antennas configured with a mix of C-and K-band receive-only and Ku-band transmit/receive capabilities.

All of the antennas are equipped with the Next-Generation Controller (NGC) from CPI ASC Signal Division. The NGC gives the operator a single, simplified, central device to control and operate multiple antenna systems. The NGC’s advanced features include remote access and tracking capabilities built into the system, an internal spectrum analyzer, redundancy control systems, and many other high-performance controller features.

The 31st Summer Olympic Games kick off in Rio on August 5, 2016 and will vault Latin America into Olympic annals for the first time in history. The city has invested more than 100 billion dollars in infrastructure and transportation to support the Games as well as the World Cup played in Rio in 2015.

“The Olympic Games are the ultimate test for broadcasters in terms of performance, reliability and flexibility,” said Keith Buckley, president of CPI ASC Signal Division. “In selecting our antennas, Seal and its customers were mindful of our reputation for delivering the highest possible performance, a dedication to engineering quality and our low total cost of ownership.”

About CPI ASC Signal Division

ASC Signal is a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly-engineered satellite Earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. In September 2015, ASC Signal was acquired by Communications & Power Industries LLC, becoming CPI ASC Signal Division. Its customers include international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. ASC Signal leads through design innovation that capitalizes on a +40-year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence. ASC Signal is a member of the World Teleport Association and the Society of Satellite Professionals International and is a supporter of the satellite industry’s Better Satellite World campaign. http://www.ascsignal.com

About Communications & Power Industries LLC

Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits. http://www.cpii.com


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Susan Wojs, susan.wojs(at)cpii(dot)com, +1 214-291-7627

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