C-Com Ships Bulk iNetVu Order to Assist Japanese Tsunami Relief Effort
[Satellite TODAY 05-11-11] C-Com Satellite Systems said it has received its largest iNetVu mobile antenna products order to date from its Japanese reseller Telemann Communications in Tokyo, the Candian satellite antenna manufacturer announced May 10.
The order called for more than 100 iNetVu mobile antenna systems to be shipped within three days of an urgent request for assistance to replace downed cellular towers in the tsunami-affected regions of Japan. C-Com said it has delivered a total of 210 units to date, with another 100 units expected to ship before the end of May.
The iNetVu mobile antennas are providing emergency cellular back-up communications using IPStar satellite bandwidth to one of Japan’s large cellular operators.
“In a country like Japan where earthquakes are not uncommon, the C-COM antenna offers unmatched capabilities such as the unattended feature, which when enabled, automatically re-points the antenna to the satellite in case the earthquake has moved the system from its original position and disabled its ability to communicate,” Telemann Communications President Yoshiya Kato said in a statement.