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downlink

[′dau̇n‚liŋk]
(communications)
The radio or optical transmission path downward from a communications satellite to the earth or an aircraft, or from an aircraft to the earth.

downlink

(1) The transmission from a satellite down to an earth station. Contrast with uplink.

(2) The transmission from a cell tower to a cellphone or other mobile device. Contrast with uplink.
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Tulix Systems said that it is now providing downlinking and streaming services for satellite channels.
net ) The teleport allows the Downlinking and Uplinking of satellite feeds using Ku, C bands and Vsat connections.
USA Video Productions is responsible for all aspects of the production and for the entire "satellite" portion of the operation, including reserving bandwidth on a geosynchronous satellite, preparing a digital signal for satellite transmission, uplinking the feed to the satellite and then downlinking it to Yahoo for transmission via the Internet.
The operations center will then retransmit the feed over PAS-3's Pan-American C-band beam for downlinking by the JASON PIN site in Lima, Peru, as well as by the programming producers at the ACEER camp.