Kymeta Introduces 360° Mobile Satellite Connectivity System for Extended Coverage

Kymeta is a company that has created new antenna technology to address the need for lightweight, slim and efficient communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite, and services that are easy to buy and understand. They have now announced commercial availability of their newest offerings, the mTenna PLUS and mTenna SELECT, which bring reliable communications to a broad range of markets. 

mTenna PLUS and mTenna SELECT are reliable, flat panel satellite terminals that work well with Kymeta KyWay outdoor units (ODUs) to deliver performance amplification and coverage extension. The mTenna PLUS increases throughput by combining the receive connection of two to four ODUs, delivering up to 5.4 dB of effective RX gain and signal-to-noise improvement for four coplanar antennas. Once combined, the signal is passed to a standard modem through an L-band interface.

In non-coplanar installations, the mTenna SELECT switches ODUs to transmit data from the most optimally positioned unit, switching as the vessel or vehicle turns or changes direction. By aggregating up to four ODUs, mTenna PLUS and mTenna SELECT offer a scalable solution for additional RX gain, ensuring reliable internet access at high speeds or on rough seas or terrain.

Both offerings also provide a new solution to solve a common problem in sophisticated installation environments, where internet access can be impacted by blocked look angles, high-speed motion, and other unpredictable conditions. Together, they can provide flexible, scalable, and adaptable satellite connectivity for a broad range of applications, both fixed and mobile. While currently, multiple gimballed dishes are used to achieve 360° look angles with horizon-to-horizon coverage to prevent blind spots, the introduction of mTenna PLUS and mTenna SELECT allows to solve the same problems with a more streamlined and elegant solution.

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