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ExactEarth Looks to Government AIS, Satellite IoT to Boost Growth

[Via Satellite 02-12-2016] ExactEarth held its first standalone conference call as a public company after its spinout from Com Dev concluded. During the call, CEO Peter Mabson laid out plans to expand its Satellite Automatic Identification (AIS) System data services. As exactEarth steps out on its own, the company reported a 68 percent increase in [...]

By | February 12, 2016

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KVH Mobile Satellite Antenna Sales Pass 200,000

[Via Satellite 02-12-2016] KVH Industries has reached a new milestone, having recently shipped its 200,000th mobile satellite antenna. The antennas include KVH’s TracPhone line for broadband access at sea, and the company’s TracVision line of satellite television receive-only antenna systems. The two product lines provide connectivity and access to satellite television programming for commercial vessels, yachts, first responders, [...]

By | February 12, 2016

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Advantech Wireless Unveils New SapphireBlu SSPA/SSPB

[Via Satellite 02-12-2016] Advantech Wireless has released a new Solid State Power Amplifier/Power Block (SSPA/SSPB). The SapphireBlu SSPA/SSPB, based on second generation Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, is designed to service satellites operating in the 12.75 to 13.25 GHz band. The small form factor SSPA is designed to be hub mounted very close to the antenna’s flange [...]

By | February 12, 2016

Gilat Satcom Releases ‘Digital Classroom In a Box’ Service for Rural Africa

[Via Satellite 02-12-2016] Gilat Satcom is now shipping its “Digital Classroom In A Box” product to Africa. The company developed Digital Classroom In A Box as the e-learning component for its “Smart Village” portfolio launched last year to provide Internet, Voice Over IP (VoIP) and Video over IP through an affordable private satellite network. Smart [...]

By | February 12, 2016

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NovaWurks Appoints Bill Crandall to Role as Chief of Advanced Projects

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] NovaWurks, a provider of high technology space products and services, has named Bill Crandall as the company’s new chief of advanced projects. Previously a senior program manager at NovaWurks, Crandall will manage the company’s growing commercial division for space-based services and technologies. He will be responsible for business development and project management. Prior [...]

By | February 12, 2016

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CPI Buoyed By Satellite Communications Growth

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Communications and Power Industries’ (CPI) recent acquisition of ASC Signal showed positively for the company during its first quarter 2016 earnings, shoring up revenue at a time when weakness in global markets slowed growth in other sectors. CPI purchased ASC Signal, a manufacturer of satellite Earth station, radar and High Frequency (HF) antenna systems, [...]

By | February 11, 2016

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Garmin Makes Move to Acquire DeLorme

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Garmin has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of DeLorme, a company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to occur within 30 to 60 days. DeLorme is [...]

By | February 11, 2016

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Busek Electric Thrusters Complete In-Space Commissioning on Lisa Pathfinder

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Satellite propulsion company Busek has confirmed the successful firing of the company’s electrospray thrusters aboard the Lisa Pathfinder spacecraft. All eight of the electric propulsion devices on board the spacecraft successfully test fired along the satellite’s journey to Lagrange Point 1, located a 1.5 million kilometers (932,000 miles) from Earth. Lisa Pathfinder [...]

By | February 11, 2016

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Orbcomm Wins Lockheed Martin IoT Contract

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Division has selected Orbcomm’s turnkey iApp platform as a replacement to its existing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based data collection solution. The iApp platform will enable automated data capture, processing, traceability and analysis of assets located at global storage sites that Lockheed Martin manages along with its partners and sellers. [...]

By | February 11, 2016

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Orbital ATK Establishes New Presence in Singapore

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Orbital ATK is expanding its presence in Asia with a new regional office in Singapore. The company is following a deliberate process of increasing its availability to, and direct engagement with, customers and industry partners. Bill Rose, senior regional director of Asia Pacific at Orbital ATK, will lead the new office. Orbital ATK’s [...]

By | February 11, 2016

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