ViaSat Introduces Integrated Test and Training System for MIDS LVT Terminals: Single, Portable Rack for Testing Terminals in Aircraft, Vehicles or Ships

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) is now offering the new MIDS Support Station, a complete test, troubleshooting, and training system for Multifunctional Information Distribution System LVT(1) and LVT(2) terminals. The MIDS LVT(1) Support Station integrates ViaSat Link-16 support equipment, such as the LVT(1) Cooling Tray, MIDS Power Unit, Voice Control Unit, RF Network, and Link-16 Environment/Gateway/Stimulator (LEGS) l, into one portable rack. The Support Station is available in configurations for the lab, the flight line, and ground operations. The MIDS Support station is priced according to the configuration.

An integrated system that combines our test and support equipment is something that a lot of our customers have been requesting

The Support Station comes in standard configurations, but also can be modified for customers with specific needs. All configurations include a CPU and integrated LCD display that provides the interface for all operations, plus a terminal control panel, DC terminal power, cooling equipment, voice interface panel, and all interconnect cables.

"An integrated system that combines our test and support equipment is something that a lot of our customers have been requesting," said Paul Baca, ViaSat VP of Tactical Data Links. "This is the same equipment we use to evaluate the performance of our production units, so there is a lot of capability built into it."

For more information on the MIDS Support Station contact Jansen Buckner at 760-795-6334, or email

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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other 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's three wholly owned subsidiaries, US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, and Enerdyne Technologies Inc., design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, and video data link 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.

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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.

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