C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

January 09, 2008 09:49 ET

C-COM Antenna Integrated With Asia's Leading Satellite Operator

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2008) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) has completed the integration of its iNetVu mobile antenna systems with Shin Satellite's IPSTAR broadband satellite, Asia's largest satellite broadband system.

The IPSTAR satellite, with a capacity of over 45 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), has extensive coverage across the Asia Pacific region and offers high speed, 2-way broadband communication to over 100,000 subscribers in 8 countries with 11 gateways including: Australia, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, New Zealand, and Vietnam. The Malaysian, Filipino and Indonesian gateways are now under construction.

The iNetVu mobile integration with the IPSTAR modem makes it now possible to deliver mobile solutions to existing and new potential IPSTAR customers in the above countries.

"We are pleased to have been able to cooperate with IPSTAR and implement a seamless integration of the iNetVu controller with the IPSTAR modem. This integration will allow us to deliver jointly with IPSTAR a cost effective and reliable mobile solution to a very large area in the Asia Pacific region covered by the IPSTAR network. C-COM will be working closely with our own reseller channels in the region as well as with the large IPSTAR distribution network to promote this new business opportunity" said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

"We are seeing a large demand for mobile satellite applications in our coverage area and with the successful integration of the C-COM manufactured iNetVu mobile platforms with the IPSTAR modem we will be able to provide our existing and new potential customers with a cost effective, reliable world class mobile satellite solution." said Mr. Patompob Suwansiri, Head of Marketing for IPSTAR.

About C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a leader in the development 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 unique proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu™) antenna that allows the delivery of high-speed satellite based Internet services into vehicles while stationary virtually anywhere where one can drive. The iNetVu Mobile antenna has also been adapted to be deployable from transportable platforms. The company's satellite-based products and services deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile applications throughout the world. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com

iNetVu™ is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

About Shin Satellite Plc

Shin Satellite Plc is a satellite and telecommunications operator with customers throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and Australasia. The Company was founded on November 7, 1991 by Shin Corporation Plc. ("Shin"). At present, Shin Satellite operates four Thaicom satellites including Thaicom 1A, Thaicom 2, Thaicom 4 (IPSTAR) and Thaicom 5. Shin Satellite's Thaicom 4 (IPSTAR) has a potential of delivering broadband services to millions of users in over 14 countries in Asia-Pacific, with a bandwidth capacity of more than 45 gigabits per second (Gbps).

Currently, IPSTAR provides full nationwide broadband satellite services in 8 countries with 11 gateways including: Australia, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, New Zealand, and Vietnam. The Malaysian, Filipino and Indonesian gateways are now under construction. IPSTAR will continue to expand its service coverage to the rest of Asia-Pacific in 2008.

For more information visit website www.thaicom.net and www.ipstar.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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Contact Information

  • C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
    Investor Relations
    613-745-4110 ext. 4950
    613-745-7144 (FAX)