Press Release

Jul 21, 2010



ViaSat Introduces High Definition Video ISR System at Farnborough Air Show


CARLSBAD, Calif., July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has added the ability to transmit multiple, high definition video feeds to its EnerLinksIII full-duplex digital data links product line. Now with integrated H.264 compression, the High Definition EnerLinksIII Airborne Modem Transceiver (EnerLinksIII HD) can simultaneously compress and transmit one or two streams of high definition video (1080p30 or 720p60), or one to four streams of standard definition video, over a single downlink. The HD upgrade enables EnerLinksIII HD to transport the output of advanced multiple-output electro optical or infrared sensors integrated into many of today's unmanned aerial systems (UAS).


(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091216/VIASATLOGO)


(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091216/VIASATLOGO)


Because of its advanced compression and digital technology, EnerLinksIII HD is the industry's most capable video ISR data link. Compliance with industry standards for data interoperability has been a key component of the EnerLinks product family. While other digital systems may transport KLV metadata using proprietary methods, the EnerLinksIII HD system can align the metadata to individual video frames in accordance with MISB Standard 0604.1. High definition video with frame-aligned metadata brings new levels of clarity and precision to the fight.


"The EnerLinksIII HD was recently flown in a military demonstration exercise," said Steve Gardner, VP and general manager at the Enerdyne division of ViaSat. "It transmitted full motion HD video to our ground system, which then distributed the video via an IP network to third party exploitation systems while the aircraft operated at a range beyond 50 nautical miles."


The ground component of the link, the EnerLinksIII Ground Modem Transceiver (GMT), outputs multiple HD or SD video streams over an IP network which can be viewed and archived with the EnerView(TM) viewer or third party intelligence and exploitation systems and viewers. The system operates in L-, S- or C-band and provides user-selectable transmission bit rates from 50 kbps to 11 Mbps, bandwidth efficient modulation, and AES-256 encryption.


ViaSat will provide a live demonstration of the EnerLinksIII HD system at its booth inside the AUVSI UAV Pavilion at the Farnborough International Airshow, July 19-25. The pavilion is located across from the indoor UAV demonstration area and the interactive space pavilion.


ViaSat EnerLinks products provide digital video data links for unmanned and manned airborne and other mobile platforms within the defense and intelligence industries as well as advanced technologies in digital video compression and high performance, ultra reliable RF transport.


For additional product information, go to www.enerdyne.com/man_datasheets.htm or contact sales@enerdyne.com.


About ViaSat


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.


Forward-Looking Statements


Portions of this release, particularly statements about the affordability and performance of ViaSat products and services, contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. 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 defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's 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.


EnerLinksIII is a trademark 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.


Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved