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March 5th, 2014

C-COM Satellite Systems Get The Nod Of Approval From ViaSat To Exede® Expectations

[SatNews] ... is the first auto-deploying flyaway product to be authorized for use on the Company's service in the USA.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE:CMI) provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced that its iNetVu® FLY-75V antenna system received authorization from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) for use on ViaSat Exede® Enterprise Service. ViaSat is a provider of satellite and other digital communication systems and services.

This is a significant achievement for C-COM as the FLY-75V is the first auto-deploying flyaway product to be authorized for use on ViaSat's Exede® Entreprise service in the USA. ViaSat's Ka-band, high-capacity satellite delivers broadband services for the accelerating demand by the government, military, broadcasting, Oil & Gas and Emergency Response markets.


"C-COM has been working very closely with ViaSat to ensure that our new auto-acquiring flyaway antenna is fully compatible with the Exede® Entreprise service and is in full compliance with Satellite News Gathering (SNG) antenna specifications," said Bilal Awada, CTO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

"The Fly-75V system has passed all mechanical, optical, and RF performance tests as required by ViaSat's Auto-Acquire Terminal Qualification Process with a great level of pointing accuracy and repeatability," Awada continued.

"This highly portable light weight system, which can be assembled by one person without any tools in less than 10 minutes, is aimed for SNG and First Responders, who require quick field setup and high speed broadband connectivity," said Leslie Klein, CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

A number of iNetVu® Fly-75V flyaway antenna systems have already been delivered to the field. Full production rollout with immediate availability is expected in April 2014.

"We are very excited about the many enterprise applications that ViaSat's Exede® Enterprise Service enables," said Kristin Scheib, ViaSat product manager. "The iNetVu® Fly-75V provides a great fly-away antenna solution for applications such as Satellite News Gathering and First Responders."