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MCPC
Last modified: Friday, December 30, 2005 

(1) Short for multiple channels per carrier, a VSAT satellite transmission system that is used for the distribution of broadcast data, such as digital audio and video materials. Multiple channels per carrier mode is several data carriers multiplexed into a single digital stream. The single carrier supports multiple communication channels. MCPC broadcasting is an economical method of utilizing the satellite transponder and results in lower transmission costs per channel.

Contrast with SCPC (single channel per carrier)

(2) Short for Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium, a nonprofit organization whose objective is to shape and expand a full-scale and sound mobile computing system market. The MCPC conducts research and execute measures on mobile computing system technical and operational issues, improves inter-connectivity and establishes mobile computing system standards, and also exchanges information with other global organizations related to mobile systems.

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