|A few years back, I designed the Microsat 150
satellite receiver for Norsat, which is a Windows controlled audio, video, and data
satellite receiver designed specifically for wild feed hunters.
The Microsat 150 is designed to connect to a multimedia PC and to receive satellite delivered services directly into the PC (a sound card is requires to play audio services, and a video overlay card is required to display and capture video services.
|Complete computer control|
|Software for Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98|
|Put channel icons on your desktop, shortcuts on Win 9x|
|Decodes channel ID data.|
|Decodes async or sync FSK data channels (has sync to async converter).|
|FM2 Audio or SAV|
|Spectrum Analyzer Software|
|Built-in enhanced drivers for C&T video overlay cards supports channel scan.|
|Auxiliary Audio / Video input switch|
|Auxiliary digital control outputs.|
|Software to tune automatically from Robert's South Scanner list (although he hasn't|
|updated it in a fair while)|
|The dish positioner can be wired in series with most other receivers to control the dish|
|from both receivers.|
You can do nifty things with this like automate channel scanning with the Windows task scheduler, and tie it into triggering a VCR (Use a camcorder with time-lapse and OSD), while the Microsat's OSD records the satellite and channel.
I made a deal with Norsat to rescue the remaining 10 units (since I am the only person left who can support them), and I can sell them for $100 (US) including shipping (by mail). The positioner power supplies will be about ($25) (US) more, but only because of their weight.
This product is no longer available.
I can also make the software source code available and some never released tools and information, probably including the software for controlling the receiver over a satellite data carrier (which can also be used over a network).
For further information download the FAQ and documentation.
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