C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

September 24, 2013 08:00 ET

C-COM New Generation Mobile Antenna Receives Certification for Use with Hughes HN/HX Systems

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE:CMI), the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has qualified the new generation iNetVu® Ku 981 antenna system for use with Hughes HN/HX Systems.

The iNetVu® 981 mobile antenna is one of the new generation of auto-pointing antenna terminals which C-COM started manufacturing last year. The Hughes certification will allow the new antenna to be deployed on all networks around the world that use Hughes HN/HX Systems satellite equipment.

"This certification will further expand the addressable market for mobility services globally for both companies," said Arunas Slekys, vice president of corporate marketing and general manager, Russia/CIS region, "building upon the success to date of our platforms in over 18 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Kenya, Angola, Nigeria, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Malaysia, India, Japan, and Vietnam."

"The new 98cm auto-pointing antenna system has been designed in response to our customers' requests for a more accurate, lighter weight and lower stow height mechanical system. The added benefit of this product is that it requires no maintenance and can be easily upgraded to a Ka-band antenna by a simple swap of the feed arm," said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

"To date, over 1000 C-COM auto-pointing antenna systems have been deployed with Hughes provided modems and services around the world. The results of these deployments and the corresponding Hughes qualification demonstrate the high level of technological ability of the C-COM engineering team. We look forward to continuing to deliver many more advanced and highly reliable auto-pointing antenna systems coupled with Hughes equipment and services to our customers all over the world," said Leslie Klein, CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

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.

iNetVu® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation.

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