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Skyware Global introduces first 69cm Ka-band antenna

June 9, 2011

Skyware Global, the complete supplier of satcom terminal solutions, has announced its latest innovative product – the 69cm Ka-band Outdoor Unit (ODU). This notable addition to Skyware Global’s industry-leading Ka-band portfolio debuts at next month’s Confederation of Aerial Industries’ (CAI) 2011 trade fair in Leeds, UK, and will then be showcased at CommunicAsia2011 in Singapore later that month.

This is the first integrated solution not originating from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) that offers a high-performance, cost-effective Ka-band product. The primary uses for the 69cm ODU will be consumer broadband internet and other enterprise broadband solutions. The antenna integrates seamlessly with the Skyware Cielo Ka-band Transceiver Range to provide world-class Ka-band ODU performance.

Suitable for the most demanding applications of RF units, this commercial grade product has been developed from day one with the flexibility to address the consumer enterprise and military markets. This fully integrated solution has been designed to provide excellent RF performance and extremely high reliability, meeting the growing demands of low cost and high-volume.

The company designed and manufactured the world first consumer Ka-Band antenna in 2004 and more than 1.4 million are now in use in North America alone. It has also designed the world’s most versatile Ka-band VSAT transceiver range, covering both commercial and military bands. The company’s other Ka-band products include the 66cm Ka-band antenna, the 74cm Ka-Band antenna and the 98cm Ka-Band ODU.

Allan Kennedy, Chief Strategy Officer, Skyware Global, says, “Skyware Global’s continuing objective is to expand and develop our in-house antenna and RF electronics capabilities. With cost-effective manufacturing and high-volume production, the 69cm Ka-Band ODU is a perfect example of us continuing to provide truly integrated design approaches. Furthermore, Skyware Global has combined its long-standing excellence in developing and designing antenna and electronics to present a range of Ka-band ODU’s to meet the requirements of the next generation of Ka satellites.”

Skyware Global is a world-leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of satcom terminal solutions for the global satellite industry and specializes in DTH, VSAT and RF electronics. The company has manufacturing operations in Smithfield, North Carolina, Accrington, UK and Zhuhai, China as well as engineering offices in England, Scotland, Germany and Washington DC.

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