MEXICO'S RED EDUSAT UPGRADING TO DIGICIPHER II
DIGICIPHER II SYSTEMS TO BE USED BY MEXICO'S RED EDUSAT
> NextLevel Systems, Inc's Satellite Data Networks Group reports that Mexico
> City- based Instituto Latinoamericano de la Communicacion Educativa (ILCE)
> has purchased a DigiCipher II digital uplink encoding system and 6,000
> receivers for Mexico's Red Edusat, the world's largest public education
> satellite network.
> The order for a 16-channel DigiCipher II uplink encoding system and the
> Series 4000 integrated receiver-decoders will greatly enhance the capacity
> of the present system which currently transmits six channels of educational
> programming using the DigiCipher I system, to more than 16,000 junior high
> school sites throughout Mexico.
> With this order, Edusat is migrating to the MPEG-2-based DigiCipher II
> system which will more than double the network's digital transmission
> capacity, facilitating the Mexican Government's goal of reaching more than
> 100,000 schools within the next two years.
> Lionel Remigio
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