Ku-Band digital satellite broadcast transmission: Voice/Video/Data On-Site or Remote. The digital signal is programmable and can be restricted to select sites only. Video Streaming and video downloading to the desktop are two additional features. MnSAT broadcasts its programming statewide, nationwide, and around the world.
The 11.7-12.7 GHz (Gigahertz) frequency band. This band has been split into 2 segments by the FCC. The first is the 11.7-12.2 GHz band known as FSS (Fixed Satellite Service). There are 22 FSS Ku-Band satellites in orbit over North America today. They range in power from 20-45 watts per transponder, requiring a 3-5 foot antenna for clear reception. The 12.2 - 12.7 GHz segment is known as BSS (Broadcast Satellite Service). Satellites in this band range in power from 100 - 200 watts per transponder, allowing the use of receive antennas as small as 12-18 inches.
Ku-Band satellite signal is the designation given to the satellite signal for smaller fixed dish systems and DBS systems. The larger, older model satellites use C-Band technology. Ku band allows for more information to be beamed to one footprint because of its compression technology and MPEG video format. Direct TV and iDish networks use the Ku-band dish signal.
Refers to the frequency in the 12 GHz to 14 GHz range. Can support data, video, and voice with smaller dishes than C-band. More susceptible than C-band to problems arising from atmospheric conditions such as rain fade, but less susceptible to terrestrial microwave interface. Typically used for DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) TV, but increasingly for high-bandwidth Internet and data services.
frequencies in the 11-to-14 GHz band used to send and receive signals to and from satellites. Being somewhat more narrow than C-Band transmissions, the dish needed to receive these signals is smaller; Ku-Band tends to be somewhat less expensive than C-Band for this reason.
The DStv platform for southern Africa is transmitted via the Ku-band satellite system. It operates at a much higher frequency than C-band and has a much smaller footprint with more power, hence the requirement for smaller satellite dishes.
Band of frequencies from 11 to 14 GHz (billion cycles per second) that are used increasingly by communications satellites. Requires large ground antennas, usually 6 to 12 feet in diameter. See also C-band.
In North America, the 11.7-12.2 GHz (gigahertz) frequency band. The Federal Communications Commission has split this band into two segments: The first is the 11.7-12.7 GHz band known as FSS (Fixed Satellite Service). The second is the 12.2-12.7 GHz segment is known as BSS (Broadcasting Satellite Service). Back to leased line Refers to a dedicated phone line that is rented for exclusive 24-hour, 7-days-a-week use from your location to another location. The highest speed data connections require a leased line.
(Pronounced "Kay-you band") One of two common satellite frequency bands (C-band is the other). Ku-band earth stations use the 14 GHz frequency band to transmit and the 12 GHz frequency band to receive.