OTTAWA, Canada, July 26, 2016 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI; US – OTC: CYSNF), 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.
About C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture and deployment of commercial grade mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet, VoIP and Video services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a number of proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu®) antennas that deliver broadband over satellite into vehicles while stationary virtually anywhere where one can drive. The iNetVu® Mobile antennas have also been adapted to be airline checkable and easily transportable. More than 7000 C-COM antennas have been deployed in 103 countries around the world in vertical markets such as Oil & Gas Exploration, Military Communications, Disaster Management, SNG, Emergency Communications, Cellular Backhaul, Telemedicine, Mobile Banking, and others. The Company’s satellite-based products are known worldwide for their high quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness.
C-COM is also involved in the design and development of a new generation of Ka-band (communications on the move) antennas, which will deliver satellite broadband solutions into vehicles while in motion. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com
iNetVu® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 90 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. Gilat is a company under the control of the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com
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