ViaSat Introduces Network-Ready Portable Satellite Terminal for Ground or Maritime Missions at AUSA 2012

Instant worldwide broadband connections through ViaSat network services

Oct 22, 2012, 16:49 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) will be exhibiting a new portable broadband terminal featuring power-on, auto-acquire antenna pointing that greatly simplifies and speeds up deployment. Designated as the VMT-1220P, this lightweight terminal is targeted for military ground and maritime operations.



The VMT-1220P is optimized for ViaSat's worldwide broadband network, so mobile and dismounted warfighters can send and receive live full-motion video over the horizon, make secure phone calls, and access classified networks worldwide. Service plans provide affordability through tiered levels of performance and connectivity.

The mechanical design includes a small 16x16x24-inch profile with a hardened radome and electronics base that eliminates the need for a separate carrying case. A lightweight ballistic bag is included for lifting, carrying, and shipping the system.

"The military services have a variety of choices for portable satellite terminals, but the missing ingredient is the network," said Larry Taylor, VP, ViaSat Alpha Innovations Team. "What we offer is unique: packaging and performance that is ready to go on a worldwide broadband network."

The terminal is available for test and evaluation. For more information, contact Jim Herren, director Integration and Innovation either at AUSA 2012 booth 2261 or by calling 760-893-3740.

About ViaSat  (

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products 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 has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 worldwide network coverage. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, 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.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.