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TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
1. Edwin Cras in the engineering area
2. The 16.4-meter antenna is controlled from
here. The satellite beacon signal receiver
is at the top. In the middle is the control
system for the antenna with a display of
the actual value of the antenna (at the top
of the display) and the desired value (at the
bottom of the display) of the antenna for,
in this case, the NSS-12 satellite. The LNB
controller is at the bottom. If an LNB should
fail, this system automatically switches
over to the spare LNB.
3. The labeling gives it away: the TV
channels received by CASTOR from the
Congo for an IPTV provider are processed
as a customer that wants to provide their
embassies in Africa with secure Internet
service.” For this customer CASTOR pro-
vides the uplink and downlink Internet
connection not only for their internal op-
eration but also for the public Internet.
“Other similar customers are mining com-
panies or oil companies that want to link
all of their branch offices together.” This
business segment makes up about 50%
of CASTOR’s total sales. Edwin Cras is ex-
pecting that this will increase to 70% by
CASTOR has an ideal location in the
flatlands of northern Holland: “We can
see all the satellites from 70.5E to 55W.”
Their Burum location is just one part of
CASTOR. “We also operate another up-
link station in Hilversum south of Amster-