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Atlanta International Teleport & Data Center
Asset Sale Description
HISTORY AND OVERVIEW: Atlanta International Teleport & Data Center (AIT) is the original provider of exclusive full time, full transponder uplink services to the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In 1978 the telport commended uplinking of WTCG Channel 17 Atlanta for national distribution into cable television systems. WTCG became WTBS "The Superstation" and full transponder services for this service continued until 1999. During that period Turner Broadcasting increased utilization of AIT's uplinking capabilities through orders placed and fulfilled to uplink CNN, CNN 2, and CNN Headline News on a fulltime basis. Additionally, AIT provided Turner Broadcasting with their first Transportable Earth Station (TES) for SNG which was operated and maintained by teleport personnel. Some notable satellite feeds providing live news coverage for CNN from the TES were The Muriel Boat Lift from Cuba, The Return of Hostages from Iran, and the first and all subsequent Space Shuttle Launches from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The quality of AIT's services were instrumental in making Turner the giant it is today in broadcasting. Since the early days, this teleport facility has grown into an antenna farm of fourteen (14) antennae, three transmitter buildings, a Technical Operations Center/Network Operations Center, a Data Center and Tier 2 ISP, and two generator buildings. AIT has successfully completed thousands of video feeds, both analog and digital, and provided radio broadcast services to a variety of clientele. Today the teleport is connected to the global telecommunications infrastructure through fiber (DS-3 to OC-192), Gigabit Ethernet, and copper (T-1/E-1), PRI, PSTN and POTS. Multi-gigabit connectivity is completely scalable via state of the art Ciena 5140 and Ciena 3930 service aggregation switches. AIT features a Vipersat V-Sat system that has served Military, Police, Fire Departments, First Responders, other Government Agencies, as well as Commercial and Industrial Enterprise applications. Full time international and domestic uplinking and downlinking services are easily implemented from this facility covering North America, Alaska and Hawaii, South America, Central America, Carribean, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
USAGE: The teleport is a multiple use facility that encompasses all forms of communication. The facility is a major communications node for global communications and networking applications which include but are not limited to : cellular, wi-fi, microwave, CATV Headend, government and business radio, radio over IP, VoIP, WAN, LAN, BGAN, television and radio production and distribution, broadcast radio and television, IP streaming, IPTV, VPN's, cloud computing and storage, VSat, offshore and maritime applications, oil industry applications, disaster recovery operations, Tier 2 ISP service and much more.
Facilities: INFRASTRUCTURE AND DATA CENTER: This site is 8.75 acres of which 1.5 acres are occupied by the teleport facility. The facility consists of two transmitter buildings, two generator buildings, the mail building with the TOC/NOC and administrative offices. The main building hosts the PBX as well as components of the Data Center and VoIP/PSTN/POTS systems. The facility features a complete repair shop and systems integration areas. There are also on site storage facilities. Terrestrial connectivity interfaces are conveniently located in multiple buildings and interconnected via internal site fiber network. The Data Center consists of two Cisco 7206 core routers networked with managed switches, LAN's, servers, and routers. Biometrically secured equipment co-location is provided for government and secure commercial applications. The site features a 313 foot tower with line of site single hop microwave link to downtown Atlanta. The tower features a LEA lightning elimination system ;whciih protects the antenna farm and all GCE from lightning strikes. The two 11GHz microwave antennae provide path diversity and can be utilized for STL, Internet trunking applications, cellular backhaul, and other uses. The teleport features 80 KVA of UPS power backed up by 100 KVA of generator power with automatic transfer switches in order to assure clean uninterrupted power generation time in the event of an emergency. The site features robust physical security designed to provide communications services to Military, Police, Fire Departments, First Responders, and other Government Agencies. Entry and access is by scheduled appointment only to U.S. Citizens. All personnel required entry are screened by means of a closed circuit video and audio interrogation. The entire site is perimeter fenced by a six foot chain link fenced topped with multi-stranded barbed wire. There are 40 tons of total cooling power on site.
Support & Training: On site engineer is available for training of new owner.
Reason for Selling: Owner is retiring.
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