September 15, 2016 – Kymeta, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance antenna systems, has announced a partner development program agreement for the aviation market with Tecom, also a designer and manufacturer of high-performance antenna systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Tecom will incorporate Kymeta’s mTenna technology into an aviation-grade terminal to demonstrate connectivity to a Ku-band satellite.
Kymeta claims that its flat panel satellite antennas can cut the operational costs of aircraft connectivity by offering reduced drag, weight and maintenance properties compared to current aircraft satellite terminals.
Greg Lackmeyer, director of business development at Tecom stated, “Coupling Kymeta’s mTenna antenna technology with our next-generation RF transceiver is transformational for the global IFC marketplace. We consistently get requests for flat panel solutions from airlines and IFEC providers. The combination will provide our customers with unique technology that will enable lower operational costs while delivering high-quality data throughput.”