Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 6, 2009
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has appointed Satcom Direct as a value-added reseller and customer support liaison for its new Yonder(SM) Mobile Broadband Service, offering data and voice communication services for corporate, business, and military aircraft. Yonder Mobile Broadband Service offers passengers the ability to conduct normal business operations easily while in flight with office IP network applications and services, and also delivers entertainment options normally limited to home theater.
The ViaSat airborne broadband communication network enables a quality experience for aircraft passengers during flight, which will be enhanced when combined with high-end customer support provided by Satcom Direct.
"The user experience of a service such as Yonder is only as good as the quality of customer service that goes along with it," said Don Buchman, ViaSat director of Mobile Broadband. "The reliability and extensive service experience that Satcom Direct can offer to Yonder customers adds a lot of value to our service."
The Yonder Mobile Broadband Service uses patented ViaSat ArcLight® mobile satellite technology, which enables use of a 12-inch, lightweight antenna, offering aircraft data download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and uploads of up to 512 kbps. Passengers can send and receive broadband data, connect to a virtual private network, and access video programming using portable devices or onboard TVs.
"Satcom Direct is the industry leader in delivering unparalleled technology and customer support to the business and military aviation industries," said James Jensen, CEO of Satcom Direct. "ViaSat's Yonder service allows us to expand our satellite-based service offering to our customers with the integrity and recognition of the ViaSat name. Our focus at Satcom Direct of delivering quality, leading-edge products and services ensures our customers can rely on just one company for all of their aircraft flight deck and cabin communication services."
ViaSat enables service over North America, the North Pacific, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic, Europe, and the Persian Gulf. The network is continuing to expand through the cooperation of ViaSat and maritime service-provider KVH Industries, with the goal of providing worldwide coverage by early 2010.
About Satcom Direct
Founded in 1997, Satcom Direct is the leading innovator of satellite voice, fax, and broadband data service solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, emergency response, media, and other industries that demand reliable global communications. Its primary product, Global One Number®, is an advanced connection service for aeronautical, maritime, and land mobile applications that makes satellite communications as reliable and simple to use as ground-based telephones. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com, or call +1.321.777.3000.
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products and services that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company has five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies (ICT), and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.
Portions of this release, particularly statements about the role of ViaSat and Satcom Direct in cooperating and establishing communications services, networks, network expansion, near global coverage, and the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and services contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at http://www.sec.gov, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Yonder is a service mark of ViaSat Inc.
ArcLight is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.
Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.