C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (CVE:CMI) has endorsed the Society of Satellite Professionals International's (SSPI) "Better Satellite World" campaign, which aims to change the way the market understands the importance and relevance of the global satellite market.
"As a small, entrepreneurial company whose projects have received worldwide attention, C-COM represents the innovators that populate the satellite universe," said SSPI's development director, Lou Zacharilla.
The campaign has brought attention to satellite technology's enormous contributions to welfare, the economy, peace and security, and how it has become an essential technology.
Satellites drive modern living from TV and computer networks to weather forecasting, public safety, transportation, global security, retail payments and the world's financial markets.
Yet few people understand this, which generates headwinds for the industry, slowing technological and regulatory development and diminishing the advantages that satellites can offer governments, business and society as a whole.
"The use of satellite in so many different verticals has been proven to save time, money and most importantly, lives. It's time for those of us in the satellite business to do what we can to educate policymakers, commercial innovators, and the young people who are fascinated with this growing technology," said C-COM's president and CEO, Dr. Leslie Klein.
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.
Recently, the company unveiled the iNetVu Ka-75V satellite antenna, a portable, lightweight flyaway system that a single person can assemble without needing tools in less than 10 minutes.
The product is largely intended to serve broadcasters and first responders who require high speed broadband connectivity coupled with a quick field setup and the ability of safely sending and receiving high amounts of voice, video and data using Ka-band, which supports many business-critical activities.
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.