SOURCE: RaySat Antenna Systems

February 26, 2008 09:26 ET

RaySat Antenna Systems' StealthRay™ Awarded FCC License

Innovative Two-Way Antenna System Is First Low-Profile, Ku-band Land Mobile Satellite Application With Broadband Capabilities to Receive FCC Green Light

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - RaySat Antenna Systems, LLC (RAS), a leading provider of innovative in-motion, two-way satellite antennas and communications solutions, today announced that its low-profile StealthRay™ antenna system has been awarded an FCC license to provide commercial service throughout the contiguous United States (CONUS).

"FCC approval of StealthRay™ is a milestone for the satellite communications industry and a significant breakthrough for RAS," said David Gross, CEO of RAS. "StealthRay™is the first and only low-profile, land mobile antenna with broadband and Ku-band capabilities to have secured an FCC license. The license allows RAS to meet the broadcast on-the-move requirements of commercial and military end-users who often need to train on our satellite antenna system in the U.S. in preparation for in-the-field use domestically and abroad."

In addition to government and military satellite communications on-the-move (SOTM), the license will facilitate the deployment and use of StealthRay™ for news gathering (SNG), disaster recovery, emergency response, and other land mobile satellite service (LMSS) applications.

On February 15, 2008, RAS received multiple LMSS network licenses that allow RAS to operate the StealthRay™ on seven CONUS satellites. Initially, these licenses will cover the operation of as many as 400 StealthRay™ mobile earth terminals.

"Until now, Ku-band land mobile broadband operations in the United States were conducted under temporary or experimental approvals. This FCC license gives RAS the regulatory 'green light' that will help us transform emerging broadband land mobile satellite services into a viable and significant segment of the mobile telecommunications marketplace," said Ilan Kaplan, president of RAS. "The license represents the culmination of three years of diligent effort on our part and brings us closer to that goal."

About RaySat Antenna Systems

RaySat Antenna Systems, LLC (RAS) is a leading provider of mobile two-way, low-profile satellite antennas for the commercial, government, military and transportation markets. These antennas allow moving vehicles, such as trains, mobile military assets or corporate fleets to access high-speed Internet connectivity via satellite. RAS became an independent company in August 2006, after being spun off from its former parent RaySat, Inc. RaySat, Inc. retains its industry leading position as a provider of mobile television to the consumer market, while RAS focuses on commercial, government and military broadband communications market. Staffed by veteran communications professionals spanning three continents, RAS's management, sales and support personnel 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 RAS at 703.584.3770 or visit

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