C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (CVE:CMI), a mobile satellite antenna system manufacturer, has sold 30 units of its new iNetVu (NYSE:R)Ka-75V vehicle mount antenna to Primetech Ltd., a UK based integrated broadband solutions company.
The order for these C-COM systems is the largest ever placed from the UK for use with the Eutelsat KA-SAT NewsSpotter service. Primetech is C-COM's leading UK based systems integrator as well as its first European Authorized Service Center. The company has been selling iNetVu antenna systems for over a decade.
Satellite operators have been increasingly using Ka-band because it delivers over 100 times the bandwidth existing Ku band satellites deliver. A number of new Ka-band satellites are already orbiting over North America, Europe and the Middle East and many more are being prepared for launch to cover other parts of the world.
Users of the iNetVu Ka-75V system are able to safely send and receive high amounts of voice, video and data using Ka-band, which supports many business-critical activities according to Primetech.
"The iNetVu Ka-75V satellite antenna is a hugely powerful, robust and proven product, which we have been installing in increasing numbers throughout the UK", said Primetech's director, Henry Walker.
C-COM has received type approvals for its iNetVu Ka-75V vehicle mount as well for the FLY-75V and Fly-98V Ka-band antenna systems from Eutelsat, one of the world's largest satellite operators delivering service into 150 countries. The portable, lightweight flyaway systems can be assembled by one person without any tools in less than 10 minutes, the company says, and is aimed for broadcasters and first responders who require high speed broadband connectivity coupled with a quick field setup.
"We are very pleased to see the increasing adoption and deployment of our Ka-band products over the Eutelsat KA-SAT service. This significant order from Primetech for the UK confirms the increasing popularity of the iNetVu antennas over the Eutelsat KA-SAT coverage area," said C-COM Satellite Systems' President and CEO, Leslie Klein.
All of C-COM's iNetVu products are proprietary auto-deploying, vehicle-mounted or Flyaway antennas for the delivery of two-way high speed, mobile internet services into vehicles or other transportable structures. The technology delivers high speed internet in locations where there might be no other means of gaining connectivity.
C-COM has already deployed some 7,000 antennas in over 103 countries in many different vertical applications, with no shortage of uses for the product - from mining and disaster management to oil and gas exploration and telemedicine.
The Ottawa, Canada based company continues to develop products for new markets and is expanding its global reseller network. It has also sought new partnerships like the one with Newtec, a European satellite ground equipment and technologies maker, which has integrated its MDM3000 IP satellite modem series for the VSAT and broadcast market with C-COM's iNetVu antenna technology.
C-COM has managed to remain ahead of its competitors by offering a cost effective, highly advanced and reliable product to its customers around the world. Another benefit that separates C-COM from its competitors is their ability to deliver large number of units at the drop of a hat for emergency situations.
During the Japanese tsunami in 2011, which knocked out hundreds of cell towers, the company sold roughly 340 mobile antennas within a matter of weeks to Japan's Softbank to replace those that were destroyed.