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uplink

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

uplink

(1) The transmission from an earth station up to a satellite. Contrast with downlink.

(2) The transmission from a cellphone or other mobile device to a cell tower. Contrast with downlink.

(3) A port on a network device that is used to connect to another network device rather than to a client or server. See MDI port.


An Uplink Port
Ethernet switches used to have an uplink port for connecting to another switch or hub. The port was eventually discarded as equipment became more sophisticated (see MDI port).
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Uplinked approvals for flight clearances are automatically loaded into aircraft flight management systems.
The nasally snort belonged to Ernestine, the telephone operator turned "technonymph" created by Lily Tomlin who uplinked herself firmly into cyberspace Sunday when she entertained a crowd of 1,400 at the GLAAD Media Awards.
The service is uplinked to Europe from CMT's satellite in Nashville, Tennessee, and uplinked to the Asia regions from California and to Latin America from Miami.
The same season, Deep Dish uplinked a one-hour complilation of excerpts from Cuban television.
The 24-hour channel is currently being uplinked to Nilesat through the Samacom teleport in the UAE, and is played out of the UK.
These features are combined with compression that enables 80 Mbps of HD 4:2:2 10 bit video feeds to be uplinked by off-the-shelf flyaway antennas and routed through a standard 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat's global satellite fleet.
meters and has been built to enable the expanding requirements of du broadcast customers, to deliver a superior service with a focus on service reliability and close control and monitoring of services uplinked from there.
Radi Alkhas, JMC CEO said: "At JMC, 300 TV channels are uplinked to different satellites.
For the world feed, the signal was sent from the various locations in the West Indies to GlobeCast's partner teleport in London, where it was uplinked to several international satellites reaching audiences in North America, Western Europe, South Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and Asia.
However, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has agreed to consider allowing them to show Hong Kong-based channels and this may be extended to Rupert Murdoch's Star, which is uplinked from Hong Kong.