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GEONETCast Americas uses commercial Digital Video Broadcast for Satellites (DVB-S) to broadcast file-based products. Following commercial DVB standards, GEONETCast Americas uses the C-band broadcast frequency.

Data throughput is approximately 2 Megabits per second initially.

GEONETCast Americas Architecture. Shows the connection between the data providers of the nine societal benefits connecting through GEONETCast using DVB-S to the end-user's receiver.
GEONETCast Architecture
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A detailed explanation of the system components with instructions on how to procure and build a GEONETCast receiving station can be found here.

GEONETCast Americas is a contribution from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose goal is to enable enhanced dissemination, application, and exploitation of environmental data and products for the diverse societal benefits defined by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), including Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability; Disaster Resilience; Energy and Mineral Resources Management; Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture; Infrastructure and Transportation Management; Public Health Surveillance; Sustainable Urban Development and Water Resources Management.

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Last Updated 2016-04-18
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