C-COM Completes Successful Testing of Ka-band Mobile Antenna with Avanti Communications
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) ("C-COM" or the "Company") one of the leading global providers of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, has announced today the completion of successful testing of its iNetVu® Ka-band mobile antenna for use in association with United Kingdom based Avanti Communications' HYLAS satellites to serve the Satellite News Gathering, Cellular Backhaul, Blue Light Emergency Vehicles, Telemedicine, Homeland Security and Military markets.
The iNetVu® Ka-band mobile antenna was able to lock-on to the HYLAS 1 satellite 100% of the time over a large number of tests, and the average time to acquire and lock onto the satellite was consistently less than 3 minutes.
David Bestwick, Technical Director, said: "The iNetVu® Ka98 mobile antenna, along with its 7024 auto-acquire controller, was able to deliver in excess of 10Mbps upload and 10Mbps download rates with a cost effective 3W transceiver during the tests."
Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. said: "We are very pleased to be working with Avanti and excited about what the future will bring for the two companies moving forward. The speed, affordability, robustness and reliability of our motorized mobile units, in combination with the high-quality commercial service provided by Avanti and its resellers, will push the Ka-band market to the next level in the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa."
About C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a leader in the development 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 unique proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu®) antenna that allows the delivery of high-speed satellite based Internet services 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. The company's satellite-based products and services deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile applications throughout the world. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com
iNetVu® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
About Avanti Communications.
Avanti sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise and institutional users.
Avanti's first satellite called HYLAS 1, launched on November 26th 2010 and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe.
Avanti's second satellite, called HYLAS 2, is on target for launch in Q2 2012. It will extend Avanti's coverage to Africa and the Middle East.
Avanti's third satellite HYLAS 3, to be launched in partnership with ESA in 2015, will provide further capacity in the EMEA region.
80% of Avanti's fleet capacity will address the Emerging telecommunications markets of Africa and the Middle East.
More information is available at: www.avantiplc.com
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