(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.
(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.