C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

July 05, 2005 09:30 ET

C-COM Delivers Mobile Solution to NASA

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) has delivered the first iNetVu Mobile satellite antenna system to the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Telescience and Internet Systems Lab.

The iNetVu mobile self-pointing satellite antenna manufactured by C-COM is being used by NASA to extend their communication reach for satellite launch and payload processing to remote locations of the Kennedy Space Center utilizing a specially modified Airstream RV that is outfitted as a mobile scientific laboratory.

Carolina Satellite Networks, a C-COM Value Added reseller was instrumental in the sales and installation of the iNetVu mobile for NASA.

"C-COM is particularly pleased to have been selected by NASA to supply the iNetVu Mobile to the Kennedy Space Center Telescience and Internet Systems Lab. The selection of the iNetVu mobile by NASA is a great testimonial of the usability, functionality, reliability and price performance of our mobile products.

The deployment of the iNetVu for this mission critical application by NASA, confirms the versatility and the world wide acceptance of the product which has now been deployed in large numbers to deliver high speed Internet, Voice and Video for such essential services as Fire, Police, Emergency, Disaster Management, Haz-Mat/CBRN and others", said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

Jim Dumoulin, Lead Engineer, NASA / KSC/ IT-C1 Telescience & Internet Systems Lab comments, "KSC is 34 miles long, 10 miles wide and covers 140,000 acres of land and water. Only a small portion is used for space operations. The majority of land serves as a buffer zone for launches, a wildlife refuge, a national seashore and home for many endangered plants and animals. Although KSC contains thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable, it can't possibly provide network connectivity to every location.

The 1.2M iNetVu Mobile, which was installed and configured by Carolina Satellite Networks provides NASA with a mobile scientific laboratory capable of delivering 2 way satellite based high speed Internet connectivity inside the vehicle including the capability to transmit video, voice and telemetry data from anywhere around KSC. It has been used to support a number of remote scientific operations in all kinds of remote locations, as well as a backup data link for contingency operations."

"Carolina Satellite Networks was honored to have been chosen by NASA for the purchase and integration of the C-COM iNetVu mobile satellite antenna system. We enjoyed working with Jim Dumoulin and his engineers in the Tele-science lab during testing, and installation of the system.

We were extremely pleased with the results, on both the speed and performance of the product in our actual testing, during the Deep Impact launch at NASA." said Brian Clark, President of Carolina Satellite Networks Inc.

About C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc. is a leader in the development and deployment of mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a unique proprietary Mobile self-pointing (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 iNetVu Mobile units, which come in 4 different sizes and interface with a large number of readily available satellite modems mount easily on top of vehicles or inside transportable platforms. The iNetVu Mobile uses a standard 12 Volt DC car battery as a power source. It is activated with a simple click of the mouse, deploys automatically, locks on to the selected satellite in a few minutes and delivers 2 way broadband Internet access, VoIP and Video services anywhere in the world.

The company's satellite-based products and services deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile applications throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Central America, Africa and the Middle East. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com

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

About Carolina Satellite Networks Inc.

Carolina Satellite Networks located in Bassett, VA specializes in the integration of mobile satellite systems and is considered one of the most experienced mobile satellite integration companies in the industry.

The company offers a variety of mobile based services such as VoIP, Long range WiFi, Streaming Video, VPN solutions, Disaster Recovery, as well as TV Quality Broadcast Services. Carolina Satellite Networks has many years of experience and works closely with technology partners in the mobile specialty vehicles industry. It has installed and configured high speed Internet connectivity into Luxury RV's, Book Mobiles, Mobile Command Units, Fire, Police, EMS, Homeland Security, Mobile Medical and Engineering Offices as well as for Corporate Mobile Businesses.

More information is available at: www.csatnet.com

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