C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
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C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

August 28, 2012 08:00 ET

C-COM Mobile Antenna Receives ViaSat Type Approval

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2012) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE:CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced that it has received type approval for its iNetVu® Ka-75V antenna system from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT), a provider of satellite and other digital communication systems and services.

The iNetVu® Ka-75V mobile antenna system is now officially approved to operate on ViaSat's Exede (SM) Professional Ka-band high-capacity satellite service covering the United States.

"C-COM has been working very closely with ViaSat over the last year to ensure full compatibility with the Exede service and to develop required communication interface between the ViaSat Broadband Modem and our iNetVu® Ka-75cm autopointing antenna," said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

"The iNetVu® systems have been in Beta testing with ViaSat for more than six months and have met all required mechanical, optical, and RF performance requirements with great level of pointing accuracy and repeatability," Awada continued.

"The results of these tests and the corresponding official ViaSat approval demonstrate the high level of accuracy and overall system quality that the iNetVu® autopointing systems deliver," said Leslie Klein, CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

A number of iNetVu® Ka-75V mobile antenna systems have already been delivered to ViaSat. Full production rollout with immediate availability is expected in August 2012.

"The type approval of the iNetVu® Ka-75V represents a major milestone," said Bill Connelly, general manager, ViaSat Tactical SATCOM Networks. "Customers now have an option for seamless auto-point acquisition of the Exede network via the highest capacity satellite in the world."

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 antennas have also been adapted to be airline checkable and easily transportable. 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

About ViaSat

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

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

Exede is a service mark of ViaSat Inc.

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Contact Information

  • Investor Relations
    C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
    (613) 745-4110 ext. 4950
    (613) 745-1172 (FAX)
    lklein@c-comsat.com