EMC Satcom Technologies and Kymeta Announce Strategic Collaboration to Enhance VSAT Technology

Enabling Higher Performance with Lower Profiles for Satellite Terminal Mobility

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 09, 2014

EMC Satcom Technologies, a division of Emerging Markets Communications, announced today an agreement with Kymeta Corporation to advance the speed, reliability and efficiency of satellite communications for mobile, fixed and selected aerospace markets with low-profile, flat panel terminal solutions. Under this agreement EMC and Kymeta will collaborate on new technologies and standards for terminal mobility (both COTM and COTP) and fixed satellite communications markets where terminal size, shape and appearance matter. The joint efforts will leverage expertise, innovation and technology from both companies in R&D, manufacturing, marketing, sales and support for the new solutions.

At the heart of these new solutions are Kymeta's flat panel antennas, with no moving parts, and EMC's high-performance SatLink® VSAT and Hub products for Internet Protocol (IP) networks over High-Throughput Satellites with integrated TDM/TDMA and MCPC/SCPC capabilities. Leveraging the combination of these innovative technologies, customers can expect a higher quality, more efficient service.

"EMC's SatLink modems, with many built-in acceleration and IP routing features, already lead the industry for maritime mobility and global roaming, where mechanically stabilized antennas are common today. With the high performance and low profile of Kymeta's mTenna products, which are essential in many mobile VSAT markets, customer IP throughputs and bandwidth efficiencies will increase even further, while also delivering additional link and network availability for mission critical applications," said Abel Avellan, CEO of EMC.

The solutions will provide customers with advanced IP routing and IP QoS optimized for each type of traffic and Committed Information Rates, with modems fully compliant with the industry's DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS2 standards. Using EMC's SatLink and other patented EMC products, the network solutions will offer spectrum efficiencies higher than traditional proprietary technology, with higher gains in total network system efficiency. SatLink, a product set in EMC’s global satellite service offering, is a widely adopted technology used in many verticals worldwide.

Kymeta, the company known for commercializing innovative metamaterials-based antennas for satellite communications, has proven that its mTenna technology works for Internet protocols over satellite through the successful tests performed in December 2013.

"Our agreement with EMC will further expedite our ability to take world-leading products to market," said Vern Fotheringham, CEO, Chairman and President of Kymeta Corporation.

About Emerging Markets Communications

Emerging Markets Communications, Inc. (EMC) is a global satellite and terrestrial communications company specializing in delivering mission-critical, network services for the global energy industry, maritime, mobile network operators, carriers, governments, NGOs and worldwide enterprises with locations in the most remote and/or challenging areas of the world. As a proven industry leader, EMC enables customers the agility, scalability and efficiency designed to facilitate growth for their global operations. The company operates in 150 countries, with 34 global field support centers and wholly-owned infrastructure of teleports and terrestrial pops in US, Europe, Brazil and Africa. EMC is financially backed by ABRY Partners; a firm specialized in funding the communications industry with $36 billion of completed transactions.

About EMC Satcom Technologies

EMC Satcom Technologies, a division of Emerging Markets Communications provides complete IP based satellite network systems compliant with DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS2 standards. The company holds 18 patented technologies including the bandwidth saving Noise Reduction System (NRS), the PowerBooster and MEO Booster, HDConnect, and SpeedNet, a zero-latency browser for use over satellite. These products are in use globally with more than 150 thousand terminal deploy worldwide serving end-users with fixed and mobile communication requirements.

Kymeta Corporation is commercializing a new, innovative software-enabled metamaterials-based electronic beamforming antenna for satellite communications. Kymeta has been named by MIT Technology Review, as well as by CNBC, as one of 50 most disruptive companies as part of their 2013 list of the world's most innovative technology companies. Kymeta was selected by Future in Review as a 2014 FiRe Starter company. The company is based in Redmond, Wash., and operates on a worldwide basis. For more information, please visit http://www.kymetacorp.com.


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