Ku-band Transceivers Integrated into TECOM’s On-Board Satellite Antenna Systems
Petah Tikva, Israel, December 4, 2012 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Wavestream® is shipping its AeroStream transceivers to TECOM Industries, Inc. for integration into TECOM’s KuStream 1000 and KuStream 1500 broadband antenna systems for onboard use in commercial and military aircraft. Wavestream is providing Commercial FAA Certified 25W and 40W Ku-band transceivers.
TECOM has selected Wavestream as core supplier for high performance transceivers used in TECOM’s antenna system solutions for in-flight high speed broadband connectivity on commercial airlines and its military aerospace communications applications. Wavestream brings state-of-the-art modular and scalable power generation and system reliability core to TECOM’s approach to next generation antenna and communication systems.
“Wavestream is proud to be a part of TECOM’s industry-leading satellite antenna systems that provide in-flight connectivity for commercial airline passengers, and critical communications support for strategic military aircraft,” stated Fran Auricchio, CEO of Wavestream. “We have designed AeroStream products to meet the extreme operating environment and size and weight requirements necessary to suit today’s aircraft designs. In a small, low-weight package, AeroStream provides the performance, efficiency and reliability needed to help provide uninterrupted communications wherever in the world they may be.”
The AeroStream product line includes compact Ku-band transceivers in 25W and 40W transmit power with full transmit and receive band support. The product line covers both pressurized and non-pressurized airborne environments. AeroStream products are designed to meet the requirements of RTCA/DO-160G, Boeing, Airbus, and ARINC specifications for commercial aircraft, and MIL-STD requirements for military aircraft.
Based on Wavestream’s patented Spatial Power Advantage™ technology, AeroStream provides high output power with greater efficiency and reliability, all in more compact, lighter product package designs suitable for the extreme airborne environment. The AeroStream 25W and 40W Ku-band transceivers offer the necessary interfaces to work seamlessly with leading modems and Antenna Control Units, providing system integrators with a convenient turnkey solution.