Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT) has received orders of more than $4 million for support of gateways of LEO constellations. Gilat’s subsidiary, Wavestream, was selected as the vendor of choice to supply Gateway Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) to a leading satellite operator and the orders were received as part of the previously announced contract.
Wavestream is proceeding according to plan with delivery of orders for its Gateway-Class PowerStream 160Ka SSPAs, designed specifically for networks using wide bandwidth uplinks and high order modulation schemes. Wavestream’s SSPAs were selected because of their technical performance and their reliability in harsh environments, best addressing the stringent requirements of Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) constellations installed in remote locations.
“We are now manufacturing these units at an unprecedented production rate for Gateway-class SSPAs,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “Our manufacturing capacity, product reliability, and experience with high-power Ka-Band SSPA technologies stand alone in the NGSO Gateway market.”
Wavestream, a Gilat subsidiary, designs and manufactures next generation satellite communications high power transceivers for In Flight Connectivity, Ground Mobility and Gateway markets. Since 2001, Wavestream provides system integrators with field-proven, high performance Ka-, Ku- and X-band Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Block Upconverters (BUCs), Block Down Converters and Transceivers. These products are desigedn, manufactured and repaired in-house and the company has delivered more than 40,000 systems during the past 15 years. Wavestream products provide high quality and reliability under the harshest environmental conditions and the company is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100D standards.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a global provider of satellite-based, broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, the company designs and manufactures cutting-edge, ground segment equipment and provides comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by the firm’s innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, the Gilat portfolio is comprised of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC). Gilat’s solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications that include broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.