OTTAWA, Canada, July 26, 2016 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI), a leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has successfully completed the integration of Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c VSATs with C-COM’s iNetVu®antenna 7710 controller.
The iNetVu® 7710 Controller is now fully compatible with the Gilat SkyEdge II-c Capricorn series of VSATs using the latest mobility interface which is based on the widely accepted OpenAMIP protocol. Integration tests over satellite were completed using Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c hub operating in Europe. SkyEdge II-c Capricorn high-performance VSATs are part of the one-platform/multiple-application X-Architecture VSAT platform capable of supporting unprecedented speeds per site of 200 Mbps for mobility, high-end enterprise and for true LTE/4G backhauling via satellite.
“We are pleased to have collaborated with Gilat on this VSAT modem integration, which will benefit our mutual worldwide customer base” said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.
“C-COM is excited to add another Gilat VSAT family to our list of approved and integrated hardware,” said Drew Klein, Director of International Business Development for C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc. “We expect significant demand for this unique and advanced VSAT as the availability of HTS Ka-band and Ku-band satellite capacity continues to expand and flourish around the globe,” Klein continued.
“We designed our Capricorn VSATs to be interoperable with on-the-pause/on-the-move antenna systems enabling our customers to utilize SkyEdge II-c VSAT platform for emergency response, public safety, disaster recovery, and any other implementation requiring quick deploy operations” added Amir Yafe, Director of Product Management at Gilat. “Capricorn VSATs and C-COM antenna systems will be deployed initially by several mobile network operators for a large LTE networks in Europe and Asia.”
The C-COM antenna controller unit with upgraded software compatible with the Gilat Capricorn modems is available immediately.