Advantech AMT Completes Transfer of EMS Satellite Networks

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Advantech AMT, a manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial wireless communication equipment with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, announced today that it has completed the transfer of the Satellite Networks group from EMS Technologies Inc. in to the Advantech SatNet division. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

We are already maximising the benefits for customers through the transfer of Advantech’s existing DVB-S2 and ACM technologies in to products, and our Pay-As-You-Grow™ broadband networking line-up now has a continuous range of solutions for the smallest to the largest network requirements.

Advantech AMT, a manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial wireless communication equipment with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, announced today that it has completed the transfer of the Satellite Networks group from EMS Technologies Inc. in to the Advantech SatNet division. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

David Gelerman, Chairman and CEO of Advantech, said: “Since we first announced this transfer we have had a fantastic reaction from the market and a number of major contract wins, both military and commercial, which will be announced shortly. The recent policy announcement of the US Department of Defense, mandating DVB-RCS, DVB-S2 and MIL-STD-188-165A standards compliance, demonstrates that Advantech has squarely hit the target with our technology strategies”.

Al Hansen, CEO of EMS Technologies, Inc, commented: “We believe that we have found a strong strategic buyer for our Satellite Network division in Advantech AMT. They bring significant value to each other, thereby enabling the successful and profitable growth of the business.”

Donald F. Osborne, previously Senior Vice-President and General Manager of EMS Satellite Networks, is appointed President of Advantech Satellite Networks.

“Our Advantech Satellite Networks division is now the world leader in DVB-RCS system sales, and has a strong team of professionals with over 30 years of satellite communications heritage,” explained Mr. Osborne. “We are already maximising the benefits for customers through the transfer of Advantech’s existing DVB-S2 and ACM technologies in to products, and our Pay-As-You-Grow™ broadband networking line-up now has a continuous range of solutions for the smallest to the largest network requirements.”

About Advantech AMT

Advantech AMT is a leading designer and manufacturer of transmission and network technology for satellite and terrestrial wireless communications. Products include modems, network routers, amplifiers, transceivers, frequency converters, antenna tracking controllers and combination systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Advantech AMT has offices across North America and Europe.

To find out more about Advantech AMT, please visit our website http://www.AdvantechAMT.com

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