SOURCE: TECOM Industries, Inc.

TECOM Industries, Inc.

May 31, 2012 14:36 ET

KuStream® 1000 Celebrates One Million Flight Hours

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - TECOM Industries, Inc. announced today that the KuStream® 1000, a Ku band SATCOM antenna system, recently completed one million flight hours aboard commercial aviation aircraft. KuStream 1000 is available through Row 44.

"TECOM is extremely pleased to have reached this remarkable milestone," stated Arsen Melconian, TECOM president. "Customer demand for in-flight connectivity, particularly for higher speed and bandwidth hungry services, continues to grow and drives new rollouts across several airlines. TECOM is proud that the KuStream 1000 SATCOM antenna flies on more than 275 commercial aircraft to date with additional installations occurring every week. Mango Airlines just joined the existing users, Southwest Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle, with Ku band SATCOM connectivity services."

John LaValle, Row 44 CEO, added, "Achieving one million flight hours is indeed a remarkable feat. I thank the dedicated employees, partners and customers of Row 44 who made it all possible. Ku band SATCOM connectivity services has proven to be a commercially viable business, and with our recently announced new customers we expect the customer list to continue to grow."

About TECOM Industries, Inc.
TECOM Industries, Inc., part of Smiths Interconnect, is a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high performance antennas and antenna systems for aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications. TECOM's antenna systems meet challenging RF requirements in telemetry, electronic warfare and broadband communications in the most demanding and severe environments. As a key partner to customers, the TECOM team is adept at development and production of high volume antenna systems with excellent quality, reliability and on-time delivery. TECOM is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information about TECOM, visit our web site at

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect ( is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group (, a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

About Row 44, Inc.
Row 44, Inc. provides the world's leading In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Ecosystem for commercial airlines. The company's flying Wi-Fi hotspot -- which delivers the world's fastest aviation broadband speeds to passengers -- provides airlines with an unmatched selection of revenue-generating and experience-enhancing entertainment, shopping and destination services. The company has partnered with innovative airlines around the globe to improve the commercial flying experience -- including world-renowned Southwest Airlines and Market Leadership Award recipient Norwegian Air Shuttle. For more information, visit

For further information, please contact TECOM Marketing & Sales Team at

Contact Information

  • TECOM Industries, Inc.
    375 Conejo Ridge Avenue
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-4928
    Phone: 805.267.0100
    Fax: 805.267.0181