Scientific Atlanta 13m Satellite Antenna installation in Germany.

Scientific Atlanta 13m Satellite Antenna installation in Germany

A Scientific Atlanta 13m Satellite Antenna was installed in Germany for Satellite Service provider Media Broadcast in Usingen.

Scientific Atlanta, Inc. has been acquired by CISCO Systems in 2005 and their Satellite Business unit was acquired by Viasat, Inc. in 2000.

Scientific Atlanta, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of set-top cable boxes and other satellite transmission equipment. Long a leader in the design and manufacturing of satellite earth station antennas, Scientific Atlanta grew rapidly in the 1970’s as a result of its involvement in the cable television market, only to scale back and restructure its business operations in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s, the company was one of the first to invest heavily in developing interactive digital cable technology.

Skybrokers offers for over the 10 years Scientific Atlanta (Cisco) modulators and encoders as well as Scientific Atlanta (ViaSat, Inc.) Earth Station Antennas, new and used. We can provide turnkey solutions, refurbishment and upgrades. We have supported several clients with new and used antennas as well as antenna parts. We have installed over the years many antennas such as the 6.1m Ku-band, 7.3m Ku-band, 9.0m and 11.3m C-band.

Scientific Atlanta, Inc. was founded on October 31st, 1951, by Six engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology: James E. Boyd, Charles Griffin, Robert E. Honer, Gerald Rosselot, Lamar Whittle and Vernon R. Widerquist who each invested 100 USD. In late 1952 Glen P. Robinson became the 7th member. The group was hoping to market a device that recorded the patterns of antennas. By 1956 the fledgling firm had completed development of its first product, built its first plant and amassed 30 employees.

During the 1960’s Scientific Atlanta earned a place in the space and defense industries as a manufacturer of electronic testing equipment for antennas. By the end of that decade the company had added instruments for testing telephones and acoustic devices with defense applications. As a military contractor, the company distinguished itself by manufacturing unique electronic instruments for the federal government.

Scientific Atlanta applied its energy to opportunities in new fields with large growth potential and few barriers to entry. The company sought out products that were either low-cost and high volume or had a very high price tag.