Definition of uplink in English:



  • A communications link to a satellite.

    as modifier ‘an uplink facility’
    • ‘We are currently communicating with them via satellite uplinks.’
    • ‘Something happened to their satellite uplink.’
    • ‘I checked her credentials through the satellite uplink, and they are all forged.’
    • ‘I disconnected the current modem and plugged in the router to the phone line, and then moved onto plugging the network cable from the back of the router to the uplink port on the back of my switch.’
    • ‘I'll transmit the requests directly to NASA so that they can feed it into the uplink for the SpyLink satellite.’
    • ‘The prospect of war means satellite uplinks, mobile phones, and global positioning systems are primed to bring you live vision of a place where telephones are rare.’
    • ‘The company specialises in the uplink, distribution and management of audio, video and data signals to the broadcast and corporate market.’
    • ‘The camp allows broadcast news crews to experiment with improved communications gear and satellite uplinks.’
    • ‘He said the uplink facility will be the first of its kind in Ireland, and will increase ‘Ireland's self-sufficiency in the satellite market.’’
    • ‘The problems arose when trying to use the uplink channel.’
    • ‘Broadcast news crews and their audiences also will benefit from improved communications gear, including satellite uplinks, that is smaller and more portable than 12 years ago.’
    • ‘Within seconds, the Private had an uplink set up.’
    • ‘The technical challenges alone were substantial - the broadcast, handled by three different outlets (the BBC in London, and MTV and ABC in America), would rely heavily on satellite uplinks.’
    • ‘This satellite uplink is positioned on the roof of CBS News headquarters in Kuwait.’
    • ‘He also worked part-time at a satellite uplink station.’
    • ‘If there had been TV reporters and satellite uplinks on Columbus' voyage, most of the coverage would have dealt with scurvy and the lack of an exit strategy.’
    • ‘The videophone allowed CNN to broadcast its footage almost a half-hour earlier than rival broadcasters, who drove to an uplink facility to transmit their video.’


[with object]
  • Provide (someone) with or send (something) by means of an uplink.

    ‘I can uplink fax transmissions to a satellite’
    • ‘At the festival this year, I helped build a satellite uplinked version of this network, with capacity and range for 30,000 people, and it was up and running in only a few days.’
    • ‘So the TV station ran a special segment every night with Olympics highlights and stories from the reporter Bill Ward, who uplinked video reports and commentary almost every day, sometimes twice a day.’
    • ‘Even before he was uplinking satellites in Kosovo, Meyer was a resourceful guy.’
    • ‘Ground stations can downlink or uplink information collected on the other side of the globe nearly instantaneously.’
    • ‘We can uplink from the UK or from anywhere else for that matter.’
    • ‘M.S. Rajasekhar, technician, has a few valid points to make about the new channel, which is uplinked from Singapore.’
    • ‘This was where the news channel had set up a studio; pictures from here are uplinked and then broadcast to over 100 countries.’
    • ‘High quality live TV broadcasting still requires bulkier equipment, but it's surely only a matter of time before we're using mobile phones instead of satellite trucks to uplink.’
    • ‘In that long historical arc from the first correspondents writing letters to today's pros uplinked by satellite, there have been several revolutions in journalistic authority.’
    • ‘Similarly, a short message can be uplinked to the satellite, and a few hours later, can be retrieved from anywhere on the planet.’
    • ‘A live feed, which presumably had no copyright issues, was generated from a video camera pointing up in the air and uplinked via a satellite dish in their back garden.’
    • ‘Then there's the fact that the US networks get priority when it comes to uplinking stories.’
    • ‘New technologies will soon make personal broadcasting [individuals directly uplinking not only text but also music and film to the Net] more handy and convenient.’
    • ‘Basically you put the pictures on to the computer, compress them, and then uplink them onto the satellite through a dish that's about the size of a laptop.’