[Satellite TODAY 06-13-12] Gilat Satellite Networks subsidiary Wavestream has been selected by Harris CapRock Communications to supply Ku-band solid-state power amplifiers for integration into end-to-end VSAT antenna systems onboard its maritime customers’ vessels, Wavestream announced June 12.
Wavestream will provide Harris CapRock with 100-Watt and 200-Watt Ku-band block upconverters. Harris CapRock will use the hardware to support a five-year agreement it signed in May with cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises to provide communications services onboard its fleet of 34 ships.
“Providing constant connectivity is critical to the cruise line industry, helping enhance the overall passenger experience and improving crew moral while at sea,” Wavestream Vice President of Business Development Gary Echo said in a statement. “Wavestream’s reputation for designing compact, highly reliable and efficient solid state amplifiers made us a clear choice for integration into Harris CapRock’s VSAT antenna systems.”