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Web site availability issues
News - Website
Sunday, 22 November 2009 00:39

There was a problem with SatBeams availability due to diskspace problem on the server.

The problem is now resolved completely.

We do really apologize for the inconvenience!

 
Updated the footprints page
News - Website
Sunday, 08 November 2009 19:14

Updated the footprints page. Now it includes the "Sun azimuth" calculation based on the formula from Jens-Torbjorn Satre (www.satellite-calculations.com).

If you do not see the "Sun azimuth" in the info window please press Ctrl+F5 to refresh the page.

 
Satbeams in Press!
News - Website
Thursday, 20 August 2009 12:00

Satbeams is featured in the UKs  "What Satellite & Digital TV" July's 2009 issue:

WhatSat article about Satbeams

Buy the issue:

WhatSat July 2009 Cover

 
Over 3000 Registered users at Satbeams!
News - Website
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 23:39

Satbeams.com has just passed 3000 registered users milestone!

This fact brings me more energy to continue with a project and I do really appreciate all the registered users and contributors.

 
Welcome to Satbeams V2 beta!
News - Website
Friday, 03 July 2009 05:00

Welcome to Satbeams V2.0 Beta

What's new in this version?

1. New homepage.
2. Updated Satellites page that allows filtering and sorting of satellites.
3. Updated Footprins page:
   - Show hide limits, markers, directions
   - Fixed the satellite bearing line
   - Magnetic azimuth calculation
   - Different colors of maps for different bands
   - Instant calculation of EIRP and recommended dish size at selected location
   - Big map mode that allows printing of the map in bigger size
   - simplified process to save markers
   - view marker details
   - and many more...
4. New Channels page representing conceptually different and breakthrough approach to present Satellite charts!
   - Structured and clear layout of transponders/channels
   - Packages channels are integrated into the main list with ability to sort the list by package name
   - Filtering of charts basing on one or multiple criteria (Languages, Encryption, Band, Beam, Polarisation etc.)
   - Ability to hide channels data to view only transponders
   - One-click process to indicate which channels you receive at your location that links data to your marker automatically
   - Registered users can now edit the channels data  themselves (add/delete and modify channels and transponders). Moderators will be able to approve the news as well as the news become automatically confirmed after 3 site members confirmation.
   - Subscription to RSS news feeds for the all the changes at given position or for selected filtered data on that position
   - Ability to embed news feeds to your own website
   - Selecting default position
   - and many more...
5. Advanced Search functionality
   - search channels, beams, satellites, locations and other site pages in one go. There is no need anymore to browse multiple pages to find which satellites broadcast your favorite channel - just type in the channel name in search box and see all the satellites and beams where it broadcasts from/to.
   - grouped search results with intuitive formatting - see immediately if the channel/beam is broadcasting to your region
6. Help pages describing how to navigate Satbeams screens

Please note that it is a Beta version and that there are still bugs to be found and fixed.
Please report us all the problems that you discover using the new version.


Should you find any inconsistencies with transponders/channels data - I would really appreciate if you could login and edit the data directly.
Your help to keep the database up-to-date is very much appreciated!


 
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