OTTAWA, March 8, 2016 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has received type approval for its iNetVu® Ka-1202G antenna system from Avanti Communications (AVN:LSE). Avanti is a London (United Kingdom) based leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The iNetVu® Ka-1202G mobile antenna, along with its new advanced 7710 auto-acquire controller, was able to deliver in excess of 10Mbps upload and up to maximum modem capacity 59Mbps download rates using an iDirect X7 Satellite Router with 3W transceiver during the tests.
“We are pleased to see our latest 1.2m auto-deploying antenna added to Avanti’s Approved Compatibility list,” said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. “The system was tested using 3-axis motorization allowing the user to operate within the same Ka beam or to roam to adjacent beams with auto-polarization switching function.” The iNetVu® Ka-1202G system is C-COM’s third vehicle-mounted antenna that has been approved to operate on Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellites.
A spokesperson from Avanti commented: “The C-COM iNetVu® 1.2m antenna system performed well even during a substantial hail storm where SNR marginally dropped from 17.8 dB to 14.5 dB.”
The test was performed by a leading European C-COM partner, Primetech UK. “It is exciting to be at the leading edge of new technology and the 1.2 Ka antenna from C-COM ticks all the boxes,” said Henry Walker, Managing Director of Primetech. “Our company is proud of our relationship with a world-wide supplier that has vision and provides both technically and mechanically superior products” Walker continued.
“Our resellers in Europe, Middle East and Africa now have more choices on the size of antenna and associated broadband speeds they can offer their customers,” said Leslie Klein, CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
The new Ka-1202G model is now in production and available for sale.
About Avanti Communications
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.
Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum in perpetuity that covers an end market of over 1.7bn people. It also has GEO satellite network spectrum filings in the ITU Master Register for Ka-band at 33.5° West and 31.0° East and for Ka, Ku, S and L-band at 21.5° East.
The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, gateway earth stations, datacenters and a fibre ring.
Avanti has a unique Cloud based customer interface that is protected by patented technology.
The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction.
Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE).
About Primetech (UK) Ltd.
Primetech has been serving emergency service, government and business customers for many years, and is widely recognised for its high business and technical standards, as well as for its track record of introducing cutting edge technologies in support of improved public safety and business communications. The company is a leading technological innovator and delivers unparalleled customer support for its emergency services, government, education and business customers. It also has a growing programme of creative partnerships with emergency services suppliers and is driving a highly successful phase of business expansion for leading UK emergency services. For further information, please visit www.primetech.co.uk
About C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture and deployment of commercial grade mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet, VoIP and Video services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a number of proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu®) antennas that deliver broadband over satellite into vehicles while stationary virtually anywhere where one can drive. The iNetVu® Mobile antennas have also been adapted to be airline checkable and easily transportable. More than 7000 C-COM antennas have been deployed in 103 countries around the world in vertical markets such as Oil & Gas Exploration, Military Communications, Disaster Management, SNG, Emergency Communications, Cellular Backhaul, Telemedicine, Mobile Banking, and others. The Company's satellite-based products are known worldwide for their high quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness.
C-COM is also involved in the design and development of a new generation of Ka-band (communications on the move) antennas, which will deliver satellite broadband solutions into vehicles while in motion. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com
iNetVu® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
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