C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has received type approval for its iNetVu® Ka-1202G antenna system from Avanti Communications (AVN:LSE). Avanti is a London (United Kingdom) based leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The iNetVu® Ka-1202G mobile antenna, along with its new advanced 7710 auto-acquire controller, was able to deliver in excess of 10Mbps upload and up to maximum modem capacity 59Mbps download rates using an iDirect X7 Satellite Router with 3W transceiver during the tests.
“We are pleased to see our latest 1.2m auto-deploying antenna added to Avanti’s Approved Compatibility list,” said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. “The system was tested using 3-axis motorization allowing the user to operate within the same Ka beam or to roam to adjacent beams with auto-polarization switching function.”The iNetVu® Ka-1202G system is C-COM’s third vehicle-mounted antenna that has been approved to operate on Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellites.
A spokesperson from Avanti commented: “The C-COM iNetVu® 1.2m antenna system performed well even during a substantial hail storm where SNR marginally dropped from 17.8 dB to 14.5 dB.”
The test was performed by a leading European C-COM partner, Primetech UK. “It is exciting to be at the leading edge of new technology and the 1.2 Ka antenna from C-COM ticks all the boxes,” said Henry Walker, Managing Director of Primetech. “Our company is proud of our relationship with a world-wide supplier that has vision and provides both technically and mechanically superior products” Walker continued.
“Our resellers in Europe, Middle East and Africa now have more choices on the size of antenna and associated broadband speeds they can offer their customers,” said Leslie Klein, CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.