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March 9th, 2020

C-COM's Latest on View at DC Show

C-COM will be presenting their latest in auto-pointing antenna technology as well as a sneak peak of their phased array prototype antenna at SATELLITE 2020 in the Exhibit Hall on booth 1420.

Highlighting the latest in C-COM design is the iNetVu® MP-100-MOT, a fully motorized, auto-acquire, 1 meter, carbon fiber, manpack antenna. This robust and lightweight (~20 kg.) system will point to any programmed satellite with just the push of a button on the new iNetVu® 8020 Controller. C-COM's highly portable, multi-segment manpack can be hand-carried by one person and assembled in less than 10 minutes with no tools required.

C-COM will also show their latest in Driveaway and Flyaway technology. The iNetVu® 1202 is the firm's New Generation 1.2 meter, auto-deploy, vehicle-mounted Driveaway antenna that has been “approved for operation on the Hughes JUPITER System and is convertible from Ka- to Ku-band. The iNetVu® FLY-981, C-COM's transportable 98 cm. Ku-band Flyaway, will also be on display. Both systems are fully automatic and configurable with the iNetVu® 7710 Controller to provide fast satellite acquisition within minutes, anytime anywhere.

Also on display is the company's 1000 element prototype (32 x 32) that is based on the firm’s patent-pending, phase shifter technology, which has been developed in partnership with the University of Waterloo at their Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) under the guidance of Dr. Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini, director of (CIARS).

This new phased array/phase shifting technology should have a significant impact on the satellite antenna business by making it possible to deploy low cost, low weight, low profile, Ka-band antenna systems for fixed and mobile satellite broadband communication applications. The antenna is designed to be modular, conformal and have the ability to electronically track 2 satellites simultaneously (LEO, GEO or MEO). According to the company, this antenna will be ideally suited for delivery of high-speed broadband communications into vehicles, (connected cars), boats, ships, trains, buses and aircraft at reasonable prices and with a reduced form factor.

C-COM’s mobile auto-pointing terminals are indispensable for applications requiring reliable and/or remote connectivity in a rugged environment. More than 8,000 antenna systems have been deployed across the globe in industries such as Oil & Gas Exploration, Military Communications, Disaster Management, SNG, Emergency Communications Backup, Cellular Backhaul, Mobile Banking, Telemedicine and many others.