To begin with DiSEqC stands for Digital Satellite Equipment Control, which as the name says is a method for controlling satellite equipment using digital data commands.
These commands are sent using the 22kHz tone signal, which will rapidly switch on and off to issue digital commands to DiSEqC enabled satellite equipment.
As DiSEqC devices produce a 22kHz tone signal then it is not vital to have receivers with 22kHz tone support to make use of these devices.
The main advantage of this system is that a whole host of satellite equipment can be controlled using just the single coaxial cable. As positioners can move actuators and up to 4 LNBs can share the single cable.
As DiSEqC is an open standard then already support for both DiSEqC enabled receivers and equipment is growing, as I am sure so will this page over time.
DiSEqC Mini Positioner
Although this DiSEqC 1.2 supporting device is aimed at installation of a DiSEqC based Dish Mount it can also be used as a simple positioner to move the dish between satellite orbital locations if need be. This can be useful if your receiver for some reason (failure?) or other (not DiSEqC 1.2 supporting?) cannot move your dish, and you do not wish to spend lots of money making it do so.
As it only has three buttons then it is easy enough to use, when you press the East and West buttons to move the dish in that direction, and then the Zero button to return to true South.
The only other thing you need to do before you can do all this is first of all to connect this Mini Positioner to the coaxial cable between the receiver and dish. This should be done on the receiver end, but you can always stretch this location a little if you wish to obtain an outdoors view during installation.
So with the aid of this device and maybe a signal meter (see Satellite Finders page), then simply anyone who knows what true South is can then install their own Dish with DiSEqC Mount. And due to the low cost of this device, then this must be the cheapest way ever to move a motorised dish. Well beyond pushing your dish with a long pole that is.
Ordering Code: MP01
Gross Weight: 118g
2 Input DiSEqC Switches
Ordering Code: DIS2
Gross Weight: 173g
4 Input DiSEqC Switches
Ordering Code: DIS4
Gross Weight: 326g
2-Way DiSEqC Generator
Ordering Code: DGEN2
Includes: Instructions, a fly-lead, and both 12v switch and scart connections. Gross Weight: 204g
Note: The former DGEN4 (4-Way DiSEqC Generator) has since been discontinued when Global Communications no longer make this model.