New QAM Technolgy for Mercy West Hospital

The Satellite Center ( is providing and servicing the television programming and related advanced technologies for the new Mercy Health – West Hospital. Director of Operations & Special Markets for SatCen John Wegener, is pleased to provide HD TV solutions that will contribute to patient comfort and overall patient satisfaction.

Mr. Wegener added, “The system includes 65 channels of programming and an entertainment and education system for patients, visitors and employees.  Our installers are deploying a new ZeeVee modulation technology which is the cutting edge encoder and modulator recently approved by DIRECTV® for the healthcare industry.”

Mercy West hospital is the only hospital in the Cincinnati area that has adopted a fully digital CATV system, according to Chief Engineer Chad Zimmerman.  The technology we installed affords a cost effective platform and watermarking technology that makes HD Clear QAM signals legal to redistribute without the need for a set-top box. The technology is becoming known as receiver-less HD (by ZeeVee).

Chad Zimmerman, Chief Engineer

Since 1980, The Satellite Center is a nationwide dealer for DIRECTV® and DISH Network's® commercial products and services — providing complete value-based solutions, from technical specifications through installation, service, and support. With over 500 large commercial satellite cable TV installations under contract, they serve business satellite needs, from TV viewing, Community Channels, and Digital Signage, to Uplink/Downlink Services and Closed Circuit Surveillance.

When Mercy Health – West Hospital opens November of 2013, the 250-bed hospital will feature the latest advancements in design for patient care and comfort, all private rooms, and expanded medical capabilities for Cincinnati’s West Side. Mercy Health has developed a new state-of-the-art hospital that will be the center of their growing network of care, which includes primary and specialty care physician offices, 24/7 emergency care medical centers, outpatient imaging centers, and senior living communities.

The new hospital is on 60 acres of land located in Green Township, Ohio on North Bend Road, near I-74.

For more information please contact:

John P. Wegener
Director Special Markets
The Satellite Center Inc.
859.282.2000 x 104
800.868.7263 x 104
Fax 859.282.2001









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