C-COM Satellite Systems' (CVE:CMI) iNetVu (NYSE:R) 1.2m Ka-band vehicle mount antenna system has been approved by ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) for use on the network that powers the ViaSat Exede Enterprise service. ViaSat is a provider of broadband and communication technologies and services.
"The Ka-1202V system is the second iNetVu vehicle mount auto-deploy antenna system to have successfully passed all mechanical and radio frequency (NYSE:RF) testing as required by the ViaSat Auto-acquire Terminal Qualification process," said C-COM Satellite Systems' CTO, Bilal Awada.
The Ka-1202V, which will be available for purchase starting next August, offers an affordable alternative to users who need a larger than 75 cm Ka-band antenna, which can also operate in Ku-band. The antenna is powerful enough to meet the needs of broadcasters, satellite news gathering, oil and gas exploration, first aid response as well as government and military operators.
"C-COM's new and approved antenna model uses the proprietary controller technology which has been field tested and enhanced for over a decade, and is paired with more than 7000 iNetVu® units in the field. This sleek and low cost Driveaway system offers an alternative to our customers who insist on a higher diameter cost-effective antenna which might perform better under more adverse weather conditions," said C-COM Satellite Systems' president and CEO, Leslie Klein.
The Ottawa, Canada based C-COM continues to develop products for new markets and is expanding its global reseller network.
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.