Jul 19, 2010
ViaSat Fielding the Highest Performance Airborne ISR Satcom Network for the DoD
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) airborne broadband satcom services and systems are now used by more DoD customers than any other mobile Ku-band system. The communications-on-the-move (COTM) systems are supporting multiple customers and missions spanning many military programs. Over 100 aircraft are flying approximately 30 airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions each day.
The ViaSat COTM systems connect aircraft to both private managed networks in dedicated regions and over the ViaSat Yonder(R) global network for mobility. While operating on Yonder, the COTM systems are networked through a series of eight secure teleports that coordinate bandwidth on 12 satellite transponders. ViaSat and KVH have jointly built out the Yonder satellite network that can be accessed virtually anywhere in the world. ISR satcom return (off the aircraft) channel rates operate up to 1 Mbps, while Command and Control platforms can receive up to 10 Mbps.
Total shipments of ViaSat mobile satellite broadband terminals have reached 1,500. The total includes a mix of systems operating on integrated networks for general aviation, COTM, maritime, and rail. ViaSat COTM terminals use ViaSat patented ArcLight(R) technology, which enables a very small, lightweight antenna (12 inches) to deliver improved satcom on-the-move (SOTM) performance.
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories), and Greenwood Village, CO (WildBlue), along with additional field offices and service centers worldwide.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Yonder and ArcLight are a registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.
Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE ViaSat Inc.
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