ViaSat Delivers 2000th MD-1366 EBEM Modem and Receives Additional Orders from the U.S. Army : Newest DoD standard modem expected to become most widely deployed bandwidth efficient modem

CARLSBAD, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2008

The EBEM includes a number of improvements over Mil-Std-188-165A modems:

More bandwidth capacity through a new set of open standard features Lowered system cost and weight with integrated Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 security, protecting all control, monitoring, and user traffic Certification for the new Wideband Global Satcom system Operation on commercial or military satellites in the X-, C-, Ku-, and Ka-band Compatible with legacy military standard hardware “Software defined MD-1366 modems can interoperate with deployed U.S. DoD and intelligence terminals and provide a cost-effective performance upgrade path that can either reduce satellite costs or increase throughput,” said Ric VanderMeulen, VP and general manager of Government Satcom at ViaSat. “We were selected by the U.S. Army as the price and performance leader and we anticipate that EBEM will become the most widely deployed point-to-point modem in the U.S. DoD inventory.”

The EBEM features advanced modulation and code rate options to optimize bandwidth efficiency, tighter carrier spacing to increase bandwidth capacity, improved signal-to-noise performance for power efficiency, and rates up to 155 Mbps compared to 20 Mbps rate for the modems it replaces. AUPC (Automatic Uplink Power Control), which keeps the link connected and maintains a constant throughput rate in harsh environments, ensures high performance regardless of heavy weather and other variations in satellite signal strength.

For more information or to purchase the EBEM, email [email protected].

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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services.

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