EMC Leads in Industry Intellectual Property with Award of U.S. Patent for Medium Earth Orbit Satellite Communications Power Booster

Nov 19, 2015, 09:00 ET from EMC

MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC has again earned recognition from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. PTO). The latest EMC patent - US 9,130,644 B2 - is for a power booster that improves efficiency and performance of connectivity links with Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite networks operating in the Ka- and Ku-band frequency ranges.

"We developed this MEO Booster to manage the seamless switchover between MEO satellites as they move across the sky from horizon to horizon," said Federico Fawzi, vice president of advanced engineering, EMC. "A descending satellite can conduct a handoff to an ascending satellite when the propagation delay from the two are equal by aligning amplitudes, frequency offsets and phases. EMC MEO Booster improves throughput of MEO satellites by 30-50 percent over modem technologies such as adaptive coding modulation."

"MEO satellite services offer just one more way we can deliver mission-critical communications to organizations and people on the move, in the world's most remote locations, to keep them EMC-connected," said Abel Avellan, founder and CEO, EMC. "Continuous innovation and technology development are key elements of achieving this mission. That is why we earned more than 20 patents, and have another 12 patent applications in the works. We are proud of our many industry firsts. This technology innovation allows EMC to deliver the most advanced mobility platform in the industry."

The U.S. PTO granted EMC subsidiary EMC SatCom Technologies LLC this patent in September 2015.

About EMC
EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access. EMC leverages its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular broadband network with fully meshed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnected teleports. The company delivers mission-critical communications, Internet, live TV, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services worldwide. EMC operates in 140 countries and runs 52 global field support centers. The established EMC team, in business for 35 years with unprecedented infrastructure and 20+ patented technologies, delivers industry firsts time and again. EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world. The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors — energy, cruise & ferries, yachts, commercial shipping, mobile network operators, government, The United Nations (UN) & non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and global enterprises. For more information, visit www.EMCConnected.com.

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