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January 25th, 2017

Getting Smarter, Terminal-Wise, Bringing Phasor and Thales Alenia Space Together

Phasor and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a software-defined, smart terminal for commercial Ka-band SATCOM.
The companies will join forces to leverage Phasor’s knowledge in the field of electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) and Thales Alenia Space’s extensive experience in satellite broadband technology across Geostationary, Medium and Low Earth Orbits (GEO, MEO and LEO).

Phasor’s low profile, electronically steerable antenna (ESA) provides high-bandwidth service in a more reliable, robust and failure-tolerant way. The antenna is solid-state, with no moving parts, so satellite signals are tracked electronically. The ESA can be flat or conformal in design and can be fitted more seamlessly to moving vehicles, whether that is an aircraft fuselage, a cruise-ship or a high-speed train.

The same technology is well suited to support traditional fixed satellite networks (FSS), HTS and Non-Geosynchronous (NGSO) satellite networks. Moreover, the antenna’s modular architecture allows the system to be scaled to any use-case requirement, fixed or mobile.
David Helfgott, the CEO of Phasor stated that the signing of this MoU with TAS represents a great opportunity for Phasor to develop a truly differentiated commercial solution with one of the world’s leading players in the satellite communications industry,