CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the growth of in-flight data consumption, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is introducing a Ka-band shipset with a tail-mounted antenna designed to deliver high-performance Ka-band mobile services for general aviation. The Aero Mobile Terminal 5230 (AMT-5230), already in use on government aircraft, can bring unprecedented levels of service performance to large-cabin business aircraft.
For an office-in-the-sky experience with high-speed internet and VPN, Ka-band for general aviation can meet the growing demand for high-volume, on-board data consumption and transmission, including numerous wireless devices running high-bandwidth applications simultaneously.
"Our Ka-band coverage is available in North America and Europe, where most business and commercial aircraft are flying," said Leo Conboy, business area director for ViaSat general aviation. "Our goal for general aviation is the same as for our government and commercial air customers – to provide a great airborne internet experience that enables them to use the same applications and services they already subscribe to, whether they are on the ground or in the air."
The 3 LRU shipset, with a tail-mount antenna, integrates these ViaSat components:
- Ka-band antenna system that is the same compact size and uses the same aircraft wiring as the ViaSat Yonder® Ku-band antenna.
- Baseband system for Ka-band in-flight service.
- New, single radome that allows flexibility for Ka- and/or Ku-band antennas.
The AMT-5230 is expected to be available through ViaSat MRO and completion center resellers beginning in June 2015. Please visit ViaSat at NBAA 2014, October 21-23 in Orlando, booth 3609 to learn more.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers Exede services in North America, which feature ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the performance, capacity and coverage of ViaSat's global network and the expected availability of the Aero Mobile Terminal. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of satellites used to supply these new services, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; negative audits by the U.S. government; continued turmoil in the global business environment and economic conditions; delays in approving U.S. government budgets and cuts in government defense expenditures; ViaSat's reliance on U.S. government contracts, and on a small number of contracts which account for a significant percentage of ViaSat's revenues; the ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply ViaSat's products; increased competition and other factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on ViaSat's ability to sell products and services; ViaSat's level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; ViaSat's involvement in litigation, including intellectual property claims and litigation to protect proprietary technology; and ViaSat's dependence on a limited number of key employees. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Exede is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.
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SOURCE ViaSat Inc.