TECOM Industries Opens New Commercial Facility for Airborne SATCOM

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TECOM Industries, Inc., a Smiths Interconnect business, announced opening of a new manufacturing facility dedicated to commercial SATCOM antenna systems. The new facility is located six miles from the company’s main facility in Thousand Oaks, CA.

“This expansion is great news for TECOM. As the KuStream product gains market acceptance we anticipate orders for the entire KuStream product family including KuStream 1000, KuStream 2000 and newer variants". Arsen Melconian, TECOM Industries president.

TECOM Industries, Inc., a Smiths Interconnect business, announced today the opening of a new manufacturing facility dedicated to commercial SATCOM antenna systems. The new facility is located at 951 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park CA 91320, six miles from the company’s main facility in Thousand Oaks, CA.

In early 2009 TECOM introduced the KuStream™ 1000, a broadband antenna system designed to provide passengers with broadband in-flight connectivity, supporting applications such as SMS, movies, Internet, e-mail, and other in-flight entertainment (IFE) services. The new facility will accommodate the production and testing of KuStream™ 1000 and other commercial SATCOM systems.

Arsen Melconian, president of TECOM Industries stated, “This expansion is great news for TECOM. As the KuStream™ product gains market acceptance we anticipate orders for the entire KuStream™ product family including KuStream™ 1000, KuStream™ 2000 and newer variants.”

TECOM Industries has supplied SATCOM antenna systems to military and commercial markets for over 20 years. Recently, the company has been developing market-leading solutions for airborne antenna solutions that meet the specialized needs of commercial airlines.

About TECOM Industries, Inc.
TECOM Industries, Inc., part of Smiths Interconnect, is a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high performance antennas and antenna systems for aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications. TECOM’s antenna systems meet challenging RF requirements in telemetry, electronic warfare and broadband communications in the most demanding and severe environments. As a key partner to customers, the TECOM team is adept at development and production of high volume antenna systems with excellent quality, reliability and on-time delivery. TECOM is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information about TECOM, visit our web site at http://www.TECOM-ind.com.

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect http://www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leading provider of specialized electronic and radio frequency products for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and medical markets. It is part of Smiths Group http://www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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