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October 27th, 2015

TUESDAY UPDATE: MILSATCOM On Display @ MILCOM 2015 — Even More Satnews Publishers Booth Visits...

[Satnews] Trade shows are events that can bring lucidity to otherwise complex technical issues, as attendees are able to visit directly with those who have engineered the technologies, built the products and prepared the information that support MILSATCOM business success—MILCOM 2015 is one such occasion of merit.

In session from October 26 through 28, MILCOM 2015 brings the technology and associated imperatives to the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Military readiness and ops and the communications environments are the focus of this event with numerous technical presentations, discussions and tutorials on the agenda, such as C4ISR, as well as almost 30,000 square feet of intriguing industry exhibits to visit.

Satnews Publisher Silvano Payne and Marketing Director Jill Durfee are in attendance at MILCOM 2015—significant booth visits have included:

From left to right, at the Advantech Wireless booth:
Steve Richeson, Bruce Baldwin, Robert Petrucelli and Mike Fowler.

Advantech Wireless
Advantech Wireless manufactures and deploys networking solutions for broadband connectivity, broadcast solutions and backhaul requirements using satellite and terrestrial wireless communications. The company's products include: VSAT / DVB-RCS Hub and Terminals, SSPAs, Block-up Converters, Frequency Converters, Satellite Modems, Antenna Controllers, Troposcatter Systems and Terrestrial Microwave Radios.
     One of the most recent news items regarding Advantech Wireless at the Satnews infosite was Raytheon Selects Advantech Wireless + Transcends Expectations w/ Advantech Transcend™ 800

The company is involved in the Broadcast, Mobile Wireless, GSM and Satellite Backhaul, Enterprise and Corporate, O&G, Homeland Security, Maritime and Cruise Ships, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management, Government and Military as well as the DTH SatBroadcasting™ and Internet market segments, among others.



Pictured, from left to right, at the CPI booth:
Michele Vaira, Mark Yount, George Oliver, Reed Leonard.

Communications & Power Industries (CPI)
CPI Satcom Division's HPAs for military satellite uplinks and troposcatter communications feature many innovations, including unmatched efficiency, high linear power, and operability at ambient temperatures up to 60 degrees Celsius, are on display at their booth #720. (See the news story Communications & Power Industries Awarded $9.7M For Aegis Radar System at today's Satnews news infosite.)
     CPI's Satcom Division (CPI Satcom) has played a pivotal role in the SATCOM industry since the firm's inception. The first satellite projects, including INTELSAT and CONUS, were supported by CPI, which was then part of Varian Associates, Inc. The company has shipped more than 40,000 high power amplifiers to uplink stations in over 150 countries. CPI Satcom products for satellite uplink and troposcatter applications are available in all standard frequencies, including S-, C-, Ku-, Ka-, DBS- and X-band.
     Additionally, CPI's Microwave Power Products Division (CPI MPP) is widely known for their high-quality products and unmatched customer support and is constantly developing and manufacturing technologically superior, competitively priced microwave vacuum electron devices.



Pictured, from left to right, at the Comtech Xicom booth:
Mike Lange and Eric Schmidt.

Comtech Xicom Technology
Comtech Xicom offers an extensive product line of SATCOM amplifiers. Highly regarded for their reliable output power and efficiency, Xicom Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Klystron Power Amplifiers (KPAs), and Block Upconverters (BUCs) are used in MILSATCOM as well as commercial applications where customers require increased power and bandwidth. Xicom HPAs are available for ground-fixed, ground-mobile, and airborne applications.
     The company offers subject-matter expertise within C4ISR, RF, SATCOM and Systems, Shipboard Systems, as well as Satellite and Space Communications. Among their presentations at booth #330 are their SuperPower™ TWTAs, which debuted to the market earlier this year—these are highly efficient, very high power Ku- and DBS-band units that provide direct replacement for KPAs in SATCOM uplink apps. Comtech Xicom also offers products for airborne, shipboard, trailer-mount and manpack apps, with compact packaging and highly efficient circuits that result in products that are ideal for tight spaces and for battery operation.  Readers might also wish to view the the latest Comtech EF Data information at this link to the details now running at the daily Satnews.com infosite: Comtech EF Data... LPOD Block Up Converter Product Line Expands = Two New Models.



Pictured, from left to right, at the EchoStar Satellite Services booth:
Don Gabriel, Rhonda Parson.

EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C.
Presenting at their booth #637, EchoStar Satellite Services provides visitors with information regarding their advanced satellite communications solutions that include video distribution, data communications, and backhaul services for media and broadcast, enterprise, U.S. Government and military customers. EchoStar Satellite Services is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), who is a leading global provider of satellite services and video delivery solutions with a fleet of 24 owned, leased, and managed satellites as well as world-class digital broadcast facilities.
     EchoStar leverages more than 25 years of experience and innovation to provide the broadcast industry with satellite services for video transport and digital cinema distribution on the firms's Ku-band satellites located at 121 degrees, 105 degrees and 85 degrees west longitude. Their services include satellite bandwidth, event coordination and monitoring. An informative brochure regarding their offered services may be downloaded at this direct PDF link...



Pictured from left to right, at the iDirect Government booth,
Melissa Bolt, Trisha Kinman, Keri Spencer.

iDirect Government
iDirect Government, a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., delivers their expertise directly to attendees who visit their booth #321. The company delivers secure, satellite-based voice, video and data applications with anytime and anywhere connectivity in the air, at sea and on land. iDirect Government serves the diverse and specialized needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian government agencies, providing the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable, reliable and highly-secure satellite platform to support such mission-critical applications worldwide.
     From Airborne Comms-On-The-Move (COTM), to Continuity Of Operations (COOP), iDirect Government offers advanced QoS for their solutions that range from their satellite hubs, routers and comms protocols to a broad range of training regarding their technology and products. An overview of iDirect Government's products is available via this PDF download link...