September 23, 2016― Kymeta, the company delivering
on the promise of global, mobile connectivity and TECOM, a Smiths Microwave brand and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing
of high-performance antenna systems, today announced a Partner Development Program Agreement for the
aviation market. Under the terms of the agreement, TECOM will incorporate Kymeta® mTenna® technology
into an aviation grade terminal to demonstrate connectivity to a Ku-band satellite.
Kymeta's flat panel satellite antenna technology offers a lightweight,
low profile and low maintenance antenna that significantly cuts operational costs of aircraft connectivity
by reducing the drag, weight, and maintenance compared to current aircraft satellite terminals. Kymeta
is addressing an industry-wide issue and enabling a level of high-speed, global connectivity that crew
and passengers want while in the air.
"Kymeta is thrilled to be working in partnership with TECOM to bring satellite connectivity solutions
to bear for airlines and service providers" said Bill Marks, Chief Commercial Officer, Kymeta. "With
this agreement, we're one step closer to delivering the benefits of Kymeta’s satellite antenna technology
to our aviation market customers."
"TECOM looks forward to working with Kymeta to bring this innovative new satellite antenna technology
to the aviation market," said Greg Lackmeyer, Director, Business Development at TECOM. "Coupling Kymeta's
mTenna® antenna technology with our next generation RF transceiver is transformational for the global
IFC marketplace. We consistently get requests for flat panel solutions from airlines and IFEC providers.
The combination will provide our customers with unique technology that will enable lower operational
costs while delivering high quality data throughput," continued Lackmeyer.
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About Kymeta Corporation
Kymeta delivers on what connectivity is meant to be – secure, available, universal and global. Kymeta
is removing barriers by providing an innovative means of leveraging satellite network capacity for high
bandwidth communication access while on the move. The company’s first product, a software-enabled metamaterials-based
electronic beamforming antenna for satellite communications, will keep boats, planes, cars and more
The company has been awarded the 2016 AHEAD Innovators Award, which was closely preceded by the Frost &
Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award. The company has also been recognized as a CNBC Disruptor
for two consecutive years, a FireStarter by Strategic News Network and a top 50 MIT Technology Review
Disruptive Company. Kymeta has formed significant partnerships with industry leaders including Toyota,
Intelsat, Panasonic, Inmarsat, Airbus Defence & Space, Sharp, Intellian, O3b and more. If it moves,
Kymeta will keep it connected. Anywhere. The company is based in Redmond, Washington and operates on
a worldwide basis. For more information, please visit www.kymetacorp.com
Founded in 1971, the TECOM brand is a leader in the innovative design and manufacture of high-performance
antenna solutions that meet the challenging requirements of defense and aerospace applications such
as data link, electronic warfare and airborne satellite communications.
About Smiths Microwave
Smiths Microwave, www.smithsmicrowave.com
is a leading provider of components, sub-assemblies, antennas and system solutions, primarily for defense,
aerospace, and telecom applications, that test, filter, protect, and process high-frequency signals
for wireless communication networks. As a family of brands, Kaelus, RadioWaves, TECOM, TRAK, Transtector,
PolyPhaser, LORCH, TRAK Limited, Millitech, EMC Technology, and Florida RF Labs provide exacting solutions
for antenna systems for the military and commercial aerospace, transceivers, frequency sources, timing
systems, component applications and a wide range of innovative RF, Microwave and surge protection solutions
for the wireless telecommunications sector.
Alongside Smiths Connectors and Smiths Power, Smiths Microwave is part of the Smiths Interconnect
division of Smiths Group, www.smiths.com,
a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy,
medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs more than 23,500 people
in over 50 countries.
Business Inquiries for Kymeta:
Director of Marketing
Media Inquiries for Kymeta:
Business Inquiries for TECOM (Smiths Microwave)
+1 805 2670110
Posted September 26, 2016