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ViaSat On-the-Move Broadband Delivers Cable Modem-like Performance While In Motion

Sunday, April 01, 2007  
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The ViaSat Mobile Satcom System brings affordable broadband Internet via commercial satellite to ground, airborne, and maritime platforms while in motion. Tactical warfighters and first responders rely on this system for on-the-move information sharing such as video conferencing and high-speed Internet access. Any mobile applications requiring cable modem-like performance while on the move can benefit greatly in both performance and service costs with this system.

The system features a very small aperture antenna and ArcLight® technology to combat the effects of satellite signal blockage to deliver cost-effective broadband access while in motion. The Mobile Satcom System is operating on several platforms ranging from Black Hawk helicopters to HMMWVs.

The ViaSat Mobile Satcom System enables the use of broadband IP-based applications while on the move, such as:

  • Two-way video conferencing
  • Voice (secure and unsecure)
  • Whiteboard collaboration
  • IPSEC, Corporate VPN
  • Video broadcast
  • SIPRNet/NIPRNet access
  • Internet access

During NAB2007, a vehicle equipped with ViaSat's Mobile Satcom System will be on display in the TracStar outdoor exhibit area #OE341.

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The Company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company's four wholly owned subsidiaries, US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, and Intelligent Compression Technologies, design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, and data acceleration and compression products. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

For more information, please contact or (760) 476-2432.

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