Isotropic antennas offer first real potential to reduce the cost of conventional phased and flat panel antennas

Isotropic antennas offer first real potential to reduce the cost of conventional phased and flat panel antennas

September 13, 2017

 

Isotropic Systems has successfully completed testing its new antenna surface material. These tests bring Isotropic a step closer to manufacturing price disruptive terminals for millions of users, including those connecting to existing and planned Geosynchronous, Medium and low-earth-orbit satellite constellations.
 
Isotropic’s transformational technology will help create the first low-profile antenna that can address vast swathes of enterprise and consumer level broadband markets that have been inaccessible because of today’s high terminal costs. The company foresees lowering manufacturing costs by approximately 90% from the cost of producing conventional phased array and flat panel antennas. This significant shift will enable mass-market broadband connectivity for consumers and enterprises, fixed and mobile, in both Ku and Ka band.
 
Isotropic’s cutting-edge antennas can simultaneously connect with several different satellites without increasing cost or complexity, taking full advantage of electronic beam steering.  The antenna material tests demonstrated exceptional radio performance and will pave the way to distribute exceptionally high bandwidth at breakthrough pricing from today’s high-throughput satellites and global networks.
 
“Our industry is changing dramatically and will continue to evolve over the next few years due to the enabling features of high-throughput satellite systems,” said John Finney, President & CEO of Isotropic. “The vast opportunity to satisfy large swathes of existing and new demand for satellite data, mobility and broadband services requires the price of mobile tracking antennas to be one tenth that of existing systems; the opportunity is huge both for Isotropic and the HTS players, if the total cost of ownership is low enough then the industry can enter into a new period of unprecedented growth. Our design is aimed at meeting those required price points and enabling a new wave of satellite business opportunities from any orbit or frequency in consumer and enterprise broadband centric systems.”

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