OTTAWA, March 1, 2016 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced that its iNetVu® 98 cm Ka-band vehicle mount and flyaway antenna systems have received type approval from Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), for use on its high-throughput JUPITER™ System satellite networks. HUGHES is the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services and a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar (NASDAQ: SATS).
“We are excited that our iNetVu® Ka-98H and Fly-98H platforms, integrated with the latest JUPITER transceivers and modems, have successfully passed the comprehensive HUGHES testing and approval process,” said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. “Operating with JUPITER— the world’s leading platform for high-throughput satellite networks— significantly expands C-COM’s addressable market for transportable antenna systems, bringing very high data throughputs to mobile users.”
“The 98H series JUPITER-compatible antennas are supplied with C-COM’s proprietary iNetVu® controllers which have been field tested for over a decade and are in use with more than 7,000 units in the field” said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. “These cost-effective driveaway and flyaway systems offer an attractive solution to customers interested in taking advantage of the availability of higher speed and lower cost Ka-band service offerings,” Klein continued.
The new antennas operate in Ka-band but are field upgradable to Ku-band, and are ideal for Broadcasters, Oil and Gas Exploration companies, Telemedicine, First Responders, as well as governments and military.
“We are pleased to authorize use of the Ka-98H and Fly-98H series of antenna systems from C-COM Satellite Systems on our high-throughput JUPITER System platform,” said Dave Rehbehn, vice president, International Sales and Marketing for Hughes. “We’ve worked with C-COM for a number of years and many customers worldwide of our satellite networks have successfully deployed their antenna systems.”
The iNetVu® 98H antenna systems are in full production and are available for immediate delivery.