C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., the world’s leading designer of commercial grade mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that their iNetVu® 981 Driveaway Ku-band antenna system has received approval from Optus Satellite Networks. The iNetVu® 981 Driveaway antenna, along with its advanced 7710 auto-acquire controller, completed the approval process with repeated Cross-Pol tests of better than 36dB, including one test at 40dB, which are indications of an antenna with formidably high accuracy and stability.
“C-COM is pleased that Gateway Teleport has received acceptance from Optus for use of the iNetVu® 981 on the Optus Satellite Fleet,” commented Drew Klein, Director of International Business Development for C-COM Satellite Systems. “Australia and New Zealand are important markets for C-COM; our iNetVu® systems have a great history working in the region, in many vertical markets, and in all climates and conditions. The Optus approval will create new vertical market opportunities for our resellers in the region,” Klein continued.
The acceptance tests were completed by C-COM’s dealer partner Gateway Teleport, headquartered in New Zealand. “Gateway Teleport has built a new Rapid Response Vehicle for New Zealand Emergency Communications applications, including C-COM’s now approved iNetVu® 981 Driveaway Antenna,” said Gateway’s ChiefTechnology Officer, Keith Ramsay. “The Gateway RRV System communications are comprised of a 4/2Mbps link on the OPTUS D2 Gilat Hub on their D2 Satellite.” continued Ramsay.
The RRV system is completely self-contained with on-board power and is designed to be operational within 10 minutes of arriving on site. It can be used with several 4WD chassis’ available in New Zealand and is easily integrated with the iNetVu® 981 Driveaway Antenna. The communications package consists of a Gilat Accent Modem, custom designed Router, Vodafone 3G Cell Site with approximately 1Km coverage and a high-power localised WiFi system.