Satellite Communication Using Explorer Mobile Earth Stations

Earth stations, which are also commonly referred to as earth terminals or ground stations, are one of the main pieces of equipment that allow communication between various locations around the globe via satellite. Explorer mobile Earth stations are a specific type of station that are available in most variations of earth stations and are utilized for an array of communication applications. While satellite earth stations communicate with satellites, typically communications satellites, many other earth stations are used to remain in contact with manned space stations or unmanned space probes. Tracking stations mainly receive telemetry data and do not follow satellites in geostationary orbit.

Some types of satellites are capable of communicating with two or more earth stations at a single time. This is possible because any time a satellite is within the line of sight of a mobile earth station, the station has a view that allows communication. When this is true of more than one station, they share a mutual view, and multiple communications are possible.

Explorer mobile earth stations are equipped with a number of antennas. A satellite earth station that has multiple antennas is referred to as a telecommunications port, but it is also more commonly called a teleport. The main function of the teleport is to link the telecommunications network on the ground with the satellite or geocentric orbital network. Teleports are an essential component utilized for different broadcasting services, but they are also capable of performing many other roles, such as giving commands over uplink or loading computer programs. Explorer mobile earth stations are available for any telecommunications network.

A satellite telecommunications network and its protocols are defined by several organizations, and an earth terminal complex must follow several standards and requirements. According to the Federal Standard 1037C of the United States General Services Administration, an earth terminal complex has the assemblage of equipment and facilities that are necessary to integrate an earth terminal into a telecommunications network. The federal definition is included in the ATIS Telecom Glossary. ATIS stands for Alliance for the Telecommunications Industry Solutions. This is a private organization that focuses on international business. The Telecommunications Industry Association also recognizes the definition. However, the exact distinctions made in FS-1037C are not always recognized, particularly beyond the United States. Communications standards are determined by a sector of the International Telecommunication Union, the ITU Radio communication Sector (ITU-R). Satellite operators also give technical requirements and standards to mobile satellites.

An Overview Of The Impressive Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini And Mini Pro

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro have just been overhauled to include a number of more up to date specifications. The original models were quite successful, offering Android functionality from a compact smartphone. The new models are sure to be welcomed with open arms, thanks to the improved performance and functionality provided by the new hardware and software alike.

In this article, I will introduce the key features of these phones and highlight the improvements over the original Xperia X10 models.

Operating System

The Xperia X10 models featured version 1.6 of the Android operating system (aka Donut). Version 2.3 (Gingerbread), the latest version brings the handsets bang up to date. The operating system allows users to download additional apps from the Android Market, which means the sky is the limit in terms of functionality. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro additionally feature a new and improved generation of the Timescape user interface; however many of the popular features remain, for example there is a customisable icon in each corner of the screen. This means that users can select their four most commonly used functions, and make them available right on the homescreen.


On the X10 models, both handsets included a 600MHz processor. This was fine for running the applications available on the previous versions of Android, but this time around, the manufacturer has equipped both the Xperia Mini and the Xperia Mini Pro with a much more powerful 1GHz chip. This is nearly twice as powerful, and therefore able to run much more demanding applications, and the improved features of the updated operating system. As an added bonus, having a more powerful processor means that more efficient multitasking can be carried out, as well as improved response times from the touchscreen and even improve the loading times of web pages.


Of course, the functionality of the Android operating system and many of the standard features of the phone would be nothing without a decent touchscreen. The new models offer improved specifications in terms of both the resolution of the screen, and the touchscreen aspect of the screen itself. The previous phones had a resolution of 240x 320 and features TFT capacitive touchscreen technology. These specs were impressive at the time, but the new versions reflect how far mobile phones have come in such as short space of time; the new versions boast increased resolutions of 320X 480 and operate by virtue of LED-backlit LCD capacitive technology. This offers improved navigation and responsiveness, as well as increased display quality.

Of course this article only touches on the myriad of improvements the manufacturer has made. Indeed the phones offer improved internet browsing, as well as improved 5 megapixel cameras which can now shoot HD footage in 720p. What has remained the same though, are the compact dimensions of the phones, which were a major draw of these phones in the first place. Also, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro also comes with a slide out QWERTY keyboard as did its predecessor.

The improvements are certainly welcomed, and there are not many phones available with such specifications in such a compact handset. This is what really sets these two phones apart from the competition, and means they are likely to prove popular upon their upcoming release.

Tech Shortage Is Coming

This article is time sensitive and if your reading this a year from now in 2012 it may not be as true or true at all. If you are reading it in the summer of 2011 it is extremely important to know that the gadgets and gizmos you love so much; may soon be very hard to come by.

All the demand for amazing products such as the Canon 5D Mark 2 or the iPad2 or the N300NN security camera; combined with the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has led to one inevitable result; an inability to get high enough quality and quantities of the chips and processors that make these amazing gadgets run.

As stock is running out on your favorite gizmos including surveillance equipment and cctv products; we are reaching a point where the ability to get these fine items, especially in the surveillance industry, but all over the tech world is going to be harder and harder.

This is already happening as I have seen some of the most popular cctv products reduced to only one or two left in stock with no more coming until October or November, and still in very limited quantities. With this reality and information in mind it has made some resellers and distributors stock up early, but when these supplies run out there will almost inevitably be a rise in price as the demand continues to rise with limited supply. The closer we get to June and especially July of 2011 we are going to see fewer and fewer tech products available as their supplies dwindle without quick replenishment.

Furthermore for the smaller scale tech creators it will take a longer time to restock their products as bigger named companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Sony, etc… will get higher priority.

So if you know that in the near future you are going to be needing that key piece of surveillance equipment or wanting that really cool spy gadget; you may want to look at getting it soon as it may not be available for long; and if it is available in a month or so; you may be facing a higher price than you would have otherwise. There is of course the patient route in which you can always wait the 6 months or so and get your surveillance equipment then; otherwise you may want to act fast before it’s too late.

Polycom VSX 7000- Your deal Sound and Image

If you’ve been looking for a video conferencing solution with the best of audio video quality, and less complicated for everyone to use it, then Polycom VSX 7000 is the answer. The new Polycom VSX integrates high-quality audio and video in a single set-top system that’s easy to use, manage and within your reach.

Polycom offers you, as the pioneers, a high quality video conferencing in an entry level system. The easy to use 7000 is affordable too, and in its compactness contains the most technologically advanced audio, video and processing into a single set-top system.

The audio promised by 7000 is so clear and crisp that it makes a very powerful impact. It delivers Polycom VSX Siren 14Plus audio with an integrated midrange speaker and subwoofer, paired with a 360-degree microphone which brings it near CD quality audio.

VSX offers television-like video. Using the industry’s most advanced technology, H.264 and Pro-Motion, the Polycom VSX 7000 provides such exceptionally natural, smooth-motion video that you’ll feel as if you’re watching your favorite movie.

The VCX 7000 is remarkably simple to use. It can also be easily customized for superior manageability. Video conferencing is smooth via a new graphical interface.

The kiosk mode with scrolling marquee, color themes, and customizable camera icons lets you design the VSX your way. Plus, the Dual Monitor Emulation helps in optimization of video conferencing using just one display. If you attach the VSX with a single television monitor or large plasma screen, you’ll benefit from the full video conferencing experience —with both near and far sites shown on one screen, or even both sites and shared content—all on a single display.

You can easily configure it for any application with the expandability options, which proves the versatility of VCX 7000. You also have the liberty to add displays, microphones, network interface modules, multipoint features, and much more. So in a matter of minutes, you have your own designed system that fits ideally for your specific environment.

The VCX 7000 integrates into the Polycom Office allowing you to connect any way you want with Polycom’s video, voice, data, and Web communication solutions.

The 7000 is available at a very reasonable price, which is why you can install video conferencing in your whole organization without exceeding your budget too much.

The VCS 7000 is ideal firstly for those who are new to video conferencing, or those in desire of expanding their video conferencing environment or those who just want to enjoy great quality sound and images without spending so much

The Importance Of Panel Fasteners

Nowadays, it becomes more important to utilize fasteners that do not require tools, or that are tamper resistant to some degree. Because of this, Panel Fasteners definitely have their place in this day and age where technology is making leaps and bounds. In fact, this is even the case with Military Fasteners. No matter what application you see, you will probably find some type of fastener or other. In most cases, it is used to hold a particular object in place, or to close a particular casing and keeping it from easily flying open. What makes Panel Fasteners so effective is that no tools are usually required in order to unfasten them if the need is there. In addition, it is also possible to find Panel Fasteners that are resistant to tampering, thus making them more difficult to open up.

Some of the applications that utilize fasteners are those that are used in cabinets, electronic solutions, and other types of furniture. For example, with cabinets, you will be able to find special fasteners that are made to hold shelves in place. In other words, they are not only used to easily install the shelves by simply clicking them in, but they also have enough strength to keep the shelves sturdy once you begin to place items on them. Another example can be found in a computer where you would use special clips in order to secure a heatsink into the circuit board. These special fasteners have been designed in order to be inserted easily and securely, and once they have been put in place, they will begin to provide a constant amount of pressure to the heatsink, which in turn will enhance thermal conductivity.

In fact, no matter where you look, you will find Panel Fasteners coming in different shapes and sizes, with each one of them being designed for a specific purpose. For example, some might be designed to be easily inserted and pulled out, while others might be designed to put in easily and still provide a decent amount of stability while holding that object in place. A lot of thought actually goes into designing Panel Fasteners. In addition, once they have been designed and put into production, they will go through the whole range of phases known as product testing, quality control, production tooling, injection molding, and many more. All of this is important, because these fasteners are not only used in our everyday domestic applications, but also in sophisticated applications that cost a lot of money to produce. It is this type of quality that also ensures that these fasteners are used safely while at the same time still providing the right amount of support to ensure that the application performs well.