Press Release

Jan 03, 2007



ViaSat LINKWAY VSATs Provide Networking for DataPath Mobile Military Communications Systems


ViaSat LINKWAY VSATs Provide Networking for DataPath Mobile Military Communications Systems

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2007--ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) has received an additional order from DataPath, Inc. for LinkWay® satellite communications networking equipment for mobile military communications. The value of the contract is approximately $5.2 million. LinkWay VSATs have been designated a "Current Force Modem", part of the military's push to accelerate the adoption of new technology to enable more modular, mobile forces. DataPath is a global telecommunication systems integrator specializing in satellite earth terminals and networks, including the Joint Network Node (JNN) and Worldwide Satellite Systems programs.


The ViaSat Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) satellite networking equipment is being integrated into compact, trailer-based satellite terminals for sustained and reliable telecommunications in the field. The LinkWay system enables direct connections between battalion and brigade command locations without a central hub, and also uses ViaSat Dynamic Bandwidth Resource Allocation technology to cut satellite bandwidth costs through automatic, adaptive assignment and advanced coding. Quality of Service (QoS) features enable customers to establish priorities for different types of IP service traffic.


About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)


ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to 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 to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company's three wholly owned subsidiaries, US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, and Enerdyne Technologies Inc., design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, and video data link systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.


Safe Harbor Statement


Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may 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 telecommunications industry generally. The Company refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in the Company's Form 10-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.


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.




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SOURCE: ViaSat Inc.