Advanced Broadcast Solutions Forms Strategic Alliance With Antenna & Satellite Technology (ASTI)

Premier
systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has entered into a
strategic alliance with Antenna & Satellite Technology, Inc. (ASTI), a leading provider of broadband satellite
communications services in Seattle,
WA.

“This is a
perfect marriage between two highly complementary companies,” says Mark Siegel,
president of ABS.“By joining forces with ASTI, we are expanding our portfolio of
services and expertise to encompass satellite antenna uplinks, receivers, and
distribution networks that route satellite signals throughout a customer’s
facility.In turn, we at ABS can contribute systems integration services,
such as designing and building broadcast studios, to ASTI’s broadband satellite customers.”

In business
since 1982, ASTI’s
services span engineering and consulting, system design, installation,
maintenance, sales, and service. ASTI’s
customer base includes broadcasters, such as Seattle-based Fisher Broadcasting,
KIRO AM and KING FM radio, and Radio Disney; as well as corporations such as
Microsoft, Boeing, and Real Networks.

For
Microsoft, in Redmond, WA,
ASTI recently
built a 2,500-receiver system that is capable of looking at eight different
satellite antennas simultaneously from offices on its corporate network — making
it the largest, most complex installation of its kind in the world.As a
testament to its diversity, ASTI
also installed satellite antenna farms for low-power television stations for
various remote Alaskan villages.

“Over the
years, we and ABS have often found ourselves contracted to work on the same
projects. But, with this strategic alliance, we can now present ourselves
as a single, unified solution, from sales to technical support,” says Pat Hart,
president and founder of Antenna & Satellite Technology, Inc. “Both
companies share the same philosophies and goals, including our mutual
dedication to providing our customers with high-quality, low maintenance
solutions customized to fit their needs.”