ViaSat VRT-100 Rugged BGAN Terminal Receives Inmarsat Case Approval : Rugged, portable VRT-100 satcom terminal ideal for first responders, emergency communications

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ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) has received Inmarsat Case Approval for the ViaSat VRT-100 rugged Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminal. The portable VRT-100 can be especially valuable to first responders to civil emergencies such as fire, police, homeland security, relief agencies, and news media personnel who can quickly set up reliable communications even in the midst of extreme weather conditions. With Case Approval, the VRT-100 can be used throughout the Inmarsat BGAN network. The VRT-100 complements the recently-approved ViaSat AN/PSC-14 that integrates BGAN with HAIPE® IS Type 1 IP network security.

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The terminal provides voice and high-bandwidth IP connections beyond line-of-sight in harsh weather conditions to increase effectiveness at the far edges of an operation

The VRT-100 adds to the family of Inmarsat terminals as the only entirely ruggedized BGAN terminal for operation, deployment, and transport in extreme conditions. In addition to first responders, the terminal is also ideal for commercial business activities in rugged, remote locations, such as remote construction or exploration for new sources of oil, gas, and other natural resources.

"The terminal provides voice and high-bandwidth IP connections beyond line-of-sight in harsh weather conditions to increase effectiveness at the far edges of an operation," said Doug Poorman, ViaSat BGAN terminal program manager. "The VRT-100 can give you 12-hours of transmit time and 24-hours on standby using rugged batteries designed for military radios. It can also be powered by AC/DC supplies or a 12-volt vehicle battery interface."

The BGAN service is the world's first mobile communications service to deliver simultaneous voice and broadband IP data to a portable device across most of the world's landmass. BGAN terminals support standard IP speeds of up to half-a-megabit per second and streaming IP data rates of up to 256 kbps.

More details on the features of the VRT-100, and the AN/PSC-14, can be found at

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products 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, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may 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, 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.

HAIPE is a registered trademark of the National Security Agency.

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.

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