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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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By having Tulix downlink their linear feeds directly from satellite, broadcasters and content aggregators save significant costs associated with purchasing, operating, and maintaining their own encoders.
As a result, Precise receives a "downlink rebate"-available to all downlink sites for providing the space and equipment-- of $170 per student.
Using this method, existing iBurst equipment provides user downlinks of up to 2Mbps; base station downlinks of up to 24Mbps; frequencies of 1.
HSxPA technology describes the third generation (3G) cellular High Speed Packet Access protocol that combines both the High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) modes for high performance WCDMA systems.
The downlinks are broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website.
The downlinks are modified videoconferences where participants see and hear crew live from space, but the crew only has audio connectivity.
Comcast Media Center, one of the country's largest commercial satellite downlink and media management facilities, will host the Idetic satellite and receiver network for the origination of television feeds.
Making use of a special "broadcast mode" configuration in the satellite, this transponder receives from either of the INTELSAT K uplink beams and projects to all of the downlink beams simultaneously.
ATM multicasting (point to multi-point) can be used to deliver the video content to multiple DSLAM locations within a network from a centralized satellite downlink or video server facility.
The State of Florida awarded COMSAT RSI a program to install satellite downlinks for the Department of Corrections.
The 2010 CMS replaced PanAmSat's original carrier monitoring system, which relied exclusively on spectrum analyzers to measure downlinks.