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Manufacturer List

As information becomes available, we will published manufacturers and their ground station equipment that can be used for receiving GEONETCast Americas. If you are a manufacturer and have some production information, please contact us.

All equipment is commercial "off-the-shelf" (COTS). The datacasting client software necessary to receive the files is either KenCast Fazzt Standard or Professional Client software. There is also an “Edge Span" version for networks. The software can be purchased from KenCast Incorporated at

To order please contact

    Kencast, Inc.
    phone: (203) 359-6984.

One of the cards we have tested is the Technisat Skystar 2 PCI card. More information on the Skystar2 PCI Card can be found at the following:
     General Info and Purchase
     Technical Specifications

There is also a USB Box version of the Skystar 2. We have also used this one extensively.
     General Info and Purchase

The second card we have tested is the V@Box 2030 PCI Card.
     Technical Specifications

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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