Tag Archives: Antennas

Boeing backs Isotropic satellite connectivity venture

London-based Isotropic Systems, a startup that is developing flat-panel antennas and high-throughput terminals for satellite communications, says it has raised $14 million in a Series A financing round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Isotropic’s user terminals take advantage of optical beam … Continue reading

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RBC Signals turns to India for space networking

Seattle-based RBC Signals has forged an agreement with Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to widen its spectrum of communication services for spacecraft operators. The partnership adds C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band communication capabilities to RBC Signals’ existing resources in … Continue reading

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Kymeta unveils portable satellite terminal

Redmond, Wash.-based Kymeta Corp., the communications company backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it’s starting to roll out a ruggedized portable terminal that’s designed to be set up for satellite links within four minutes. “Commercial and government customers have shown … Continue reading

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Connected car comes home after 7,000-mile trek

REDMOND, Wash. — Kymeta Corp.’s Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicle and the flat-panel satellite antenna on its roof are back at the company’s headquarters after a 7,000-mile test drive across America, and few people are more relieved than Benjamin Ash. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Kymeta’s pizza-box antennas pass tests at sea

An artist’s concept shows the bridge of the White Rose of Drachs before and after installation of Kymeta’s antennas. The antenna visible in the right image replaces the antenna domes visible in the left image. (Kymeta / e3 Illustration) Kymeta … Continue reading

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Kymeta wins FCC’s OK for pizza-box antennas

Kymeta Corp., the flat-panel antenna startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has won key approvals from the Federal Communications Commission and its British counterpart for thousands of satellite antennas and the terminals to go with them. Until now, the … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware raises $17M for antennas

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Chalk up another score for metamaterials technology: Bellevue-based Pivotal Commware says it’s raised $17 million in Series A funding from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Globalstar’s parent company and other heavy-hitters. The investment will give a boost to … Continue reading

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