The terminals will use Kymeta’s electronically beam-steered mTenna satellite antennas, which are built using metamaterials. Last year Kymeta successfully demonstrated bi-directional high-speed internet connectivity using flat-panel technology in conjunction with a Ka-band satellite.
“Intellian is very pleased to be partnering with Kymeta to bring to market the next generation of VSAT technology,” said Eric Sung, president and CEO of Intellian Technologies.
“Over the past few months of discussions we have found Kymeta’s corporate culture and philosophy to be closely aligned with our own, sharing a keen focus on enabling overall market growth by making VSAT technology simple and easy to adopt across all segments.”
In December 2014, Kymeta closed a $20 million financing that included existing investors Bill Gates and Lux Capital, and last month it was announced that the company would also be supplying flat-panel Ku-band antenna systems optimised for the Intelsat EpicNG platform.
“Intellian is a highly reputable and innovative developer of terminals for the maritime market,” said Dr Nathan Kundtz, founder, president, and CTO of Kymeta Corporation.
“Working together we will create affordable products for large markets, which are currently un-addressable or are underpenetrated.”