NCIT's Pagesat Netnews Data Broadcast System


The PageSat HS 2000 satellite data terminal is the smart way for Internet service providers, BBS operators and organizations to receive virtually a complete Netnews newsfeed. Smart because it can take up to 25-30 percent of a 56K circuit just to receive a full newsfeed. Multiple NNTP newsfeeds can take up even morebandwidth. The PageSat service currently receives over 20 NNTP feeds, some of which are major backbone feeds such as DEC-WRL and CERFnet.

PageSat will be adding more incoming feeds over the next few months. This saves your site from having to manage all these feeds while providing a fast up-to-date realtime feed that will out perform your competitor or get you that item someone posted for sale for sale faster than virtually any other means. Newsgroups are added constantly as more become available, which eases administration time and costs. Imagine having news maintenance done automatically rather than tracking down new groups and manually requesting them from your provider!

Save money by eliminating costly dial up UUCP or adding additional bandwidth to your dedicated lease lines for inbound traffic. Many UUCP and ISP providers charge high rates for high volume accounts. With the PageSat HS system, this is a thing of the past. No longer do you need to stay connected to a provider for hours daily to get only a partial feed. With the wireless satellite receive terminal, you'll no longer need to dedicate a leased line or modem to downloading netnews and mail at high this reduce connect time and bandwidth by hours daily.

This satellite Usenet newsfeed allows a user to receive a satellite delivered, full newsfeed with all U.S. news hierarchies. NCIT has designed a method for transmitting a continuous newsfeed 24 hours a day directly to your site.

In addition PageSat can provide E-mail to your site including your customers and downstream sites. The cost is a one-time $30.00 fee to register your site with a fully qualified domain name such ""

New PageSat customers can receive Fidonet with the purchase of PageSat hardware at no monthly charge through January of 1996.

The Fidonet backbone feed is received via George Peace of via automatic FTP every hour or sooner. Both sites have a T-1 connection into the Internet. This provides for a fast, reliable feed.

Echomail and file areas are added regularly. There is no need to request new areas at all. Simply allow our system to create new areas for you and you can make sure your site always has the most current and most complete area listings. Many other popular networks are being added to the system, making it possible to have many popular networks without the hassle and cost of polling long distance for mail.

PageSat DOS software, through the use of a configuration file, will allow you to place Usenet news, Fidonet, E-mail and other services in their own separate and unique directories. This allows for ease of integration into other programs.

The data is processed, spooled, and fed from our UNIX computers to the PageSat owned and operated uplink facility. The signal is then multiplexed with a number of other PageSat signals and upconverted to a transponder on GE Americom's Ku-band K2 domestic satellite and broadcast to the entire continental United States.

PageSat's Usenet news and data broadcast service covers the continental U.S. and parts of southern Canada and northern Mexico. Coverage in Europe and Asia is planned some time in the future.

On the average, we are delivering up to 360+ megabytes a day of Usenet news -- > 24 hours a day -- 7 days a week.

The PageSat system is secure. No one can break into your system through the satellite link. This makes it ideal for high security installations that cannot allow physical network or telephone links into the host system. Costs of the system are low. The complete system including hardware, software, and documentation can be purchased for as low as $795.00 plus a one year service fee of $480.

There are currently over 450 Internet service providers and BBS's nationwide that are utilizing the PageSat system. The PageSat file format is directly supported by many of the most popular BBS software packages. There are also various third party software packages available. Also, as a registered common carrier PageSat places no restrictions or added charges on redistribution of the Usenet newsfeed. The news stream is yours to do with as you please.


NCIT is also an Internet services provider and can offer full 56kbps and T-1 leased line Internet connectivity to corporate customers and BBS operators. Cost effective Internet connections are available throughout California, parts of Texas, and Chicago.

VISA and MasterCard are accepted as are company check and purchase/money order.

Pre-authorization is required for credit card purchases.

For more information and a complete literature package containing specification sheets, a system overview, please E-mail your postal address, your Fax number and your voice number to or call NCIT for ordering Sales at (510) 782-9301.

Northern California International Teleport, Inc.
2311 Lincoln Avenue
Hayward, CA 94545
Tel: 510.782.9301 Fax: 510.782.9401