Carrier ID


The FCC is mandating that all digital occasional-use satellite transmissions be accompanied by a companion identification carrier per the CID ETSI specification. Once carrier ID is in place, cases of carrier interference can be quickly identified and easily resolved, but systems and processes must be implemented to take full advantage of this new standard. Crystal Carrier ID ensures the new industry standard for carrier identification (CID) is useable by satellite professionals.

Carrier interference is typically transient in nature – it often disappears as quickly as it appears. The duration may be short lived, but the damage in terms of lost revenue and reputation is not. It is important to identify the source of interference quickly before the trail is lost.

Crystal Carrier ID consists of a specialized CID detector receiver, a spectrum analyzer, routing and switching equipment. Crystal ties it all together as one complete package by routing signals appropriately, extracting CID information, and inserting it into a private customer database as well as the Central CID Database. All this can be done in the background to avoid slowing down everyday satellite access procedures. Spectral scans also enable your operator to quickly zero in on the carrier, extract the CID and visually confirm the presence or absence of interference.

Crystal’s Carrier ID turns the promise and power of Carrier Identification into reality.

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