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SBN/NOAAPORT Expansion - AWIPS SBN Upgrade

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    WHAT: AWIPS SBN / NOAAPort Expansion Project

    WHEN: August 17th, 2014 - September 30th, 2014

    The AWIPS Program is pleased to announce that we are in the process of expanding the bandwidth on the AWIPS Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN/NOAAPort) feed from 30Mbps to above 60Mbps. As part of this expansion, the feed will continue to use the existing DVB-S2 standard as well as point to Satellite SES1. The technical specifications as well as updates on the SBN Expansion Project have been posted on our webpage. There will be about a 45 day window of dual illumination to allow AWIPS sites and NOAAPort customers time to complete the transition from August 17th 2014 September 30th 2014. The first two weeks of dual illumination will be used for extensive testing. We recommend that all customers transition between September 1st September 30th, 2014. During this period, the full SBN/NOAAPort feed will be available on the two different downlink frequencies. After September 30th, 2014 the SBN / NOAAPort feed will only be disseminated over the new downlink frequency supporting 60+Mbps. The increased SBN / NOAAPort bandwidth and new products that will be available in the future should be an exciting time for everyone!

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