SOURCE: RaySat Systems

February 25, 2008 07:57 ET

RaySat Antenna Systems Partners With Fox News for On the Go News Gathering Capabilities

StealthRay Mobile Two-Way Antenna System Helps News Organizations Realize Long-Standing Goal of 'Broadcast on the Move' Capability

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - RaySat Antenna Systems LLC (RAS), a leading provider of low-profile, in-motion two-way satellite antennas and communications solutions, today announced that Fox News has selected and deployed the RAS StealthRay mobile satellite two-way antenna system to enable its mobile news crews to transmit content while on the move.

"With today's content-driven 24-hour news cycle, news organizations like Fox News recognize the need for innovative technologies that enable digital satellite news gathering (DSNG)," said Ilan Kaplan, president, RAS. "RaySat Antenna Systems is a leader in in-motion, low-profile DSNG solutions that help news crews report on the go, whether they are covering natural disasters, military operations or barn-storming presidential primary campaigns."

Unlike equipment aboard traditional satellite news trucks, the RaySat StealthRay antenna system is an always-on, DSNG solution that stands less than six inches in height and weighs little more than sixty pounds. Despite its small size and weight, the antenna system can transmit high quality video on the move, allowing news crews to broadcast stories where and when they happen -- not after the fact.

By way of example, Fox News has deployed the StealthRay™ antenna system in its "ElectionLink" SUVs to cover the U.S. Democratic and Republican presidential primary races, which have required highly mobile news crews with on-the-scene reporting capabilities in multiple states.

News organizations' use of the StealthRay™ antenna system represents a break from previous news gathering methods. Today's news organizations realize that the race for ratings depends largely on their ability to cover breaking news fast and first, which can boost audience numbers and set a news organization apart from its competitors. The StealthRay™ antenna system helps achieve this goal by equipping news crews with an IP-based, high-speed satellite connection that streams video through a broadband satellite connection as news crews are on the go.

About RaySat Antenna Systems

RaySat Antenna Systems, LLC is a leading provider of mobile, two-way, low-profile, phased-array satellite antennas for the commercial, public safety, military and transportation markets. These antennas allow moving vehicles, such as trains, military assets or corporate fleets, to receive high-speed, two-way Internet connectivity over satellite. RaySat Antenna Systems, LLC became an independent company in August 2006, in a transaction which saw former parent RaySat, Inc. break into two companies. Post transaction, RaySat, Inc. retains its industry leading position as a provider of mobile television to the consumer market, while the focus of RaySat Antenna Systems, LLC becomes the commercial and government mobile data market. Staffed by veteran professionals spanning three continents, RaySat Antenna Systems' management, sales and support staffs are headquartered in Vienna, VA. Additional facilities, including R&D and sales offices, are located in Europe, Asia and Canada.

For additional information please contact RaySat Antenna Systems, LLC at 703.584.3770 or visit

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