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January 25, 2017

Kymeta: At the Intersection of Wealth and Danger

by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2017 That’s how Kymeta’s senior vice president for land mobile puts it. Kymeta’s new […]
by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2017
That’s how Kymeta’s senior vice president for land mobile puts it. Kymeta’s new satellite technology meets the needs of the civilian armored vehicle segment and will be coming to that market segment in Q2.

Moving vehicles will never be safe and secure until they can get closer to universal connectivity. By universal connectivity I mean ubiquitous connectivity with unlimited bandwidth.

Ubiquitous connectivity is necessary both for automatic crash response beyond the coverage of cellular networks and for cybersecurity attack detection and prevention. Without a connection that the vehicle operator can rely on there is no way to anticipate cyber attacks and, more importantly, without a software update path, no way to prevent them.

The only technology that comes close to delivering this level of connectivity is satellite. Satellite technology is prohibitively expensive from a transmission and a reception standpoint. But for the customer for whom price is no object Kymeta has a solution.

Kymeta is putting the first market transforming price/performance stake in the ground this week with its announced plans to work with Aurum Security to bring Kymeta mTenna high-throughput satellite connectivity to VIP and civilian armored vehicles (CAVs). CAV manufacturers and integrators will be able to deliver global connectivity, on the go, that their customers demand, without impacting the natural design lines of the vehicle.

Kymeta is targeting the 38,000 civilian armored VIP vehicles manufactured annually. Kymeta’s longer term goal is to pursue the larger mass passenger vehicle market in partnership with IntelSat. This initial market step will set the stage for broader deployment in coming years.

In essence, Kymeta’s technology will make the satellite antenna more or less invisible meaning anyone from VIPs, to government officials, to royalty, will have access to high bandwidth connectivity wherever they go that is secure, reliable and inobtrusive – even in remote places – the company says. Connectivity like this comes at a price – and that price is $39,500.

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About Kymeta

The world’s demand for ubiquitous mobile connectivity is irrefutable. A global, mobile network is the answer to connecting people and places that have never been connected before.

Kymeta is making seamless, always-connected mobile communications possible with a unique hybrid approach that enables satellite and cellular networks to deliver a single, global, mobile network. End-to-end mobile communications are delivered with Kymeta K?LO™ connectivity services, and the world’s first and only electronically-steered, flat-panel satellite terminal that goes places traditional satellite dishes cannot. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta KyWay™ terminal makes high-throughput, mobile communications possible in cars, trains, buses, trucks, boats, and much more.

If it moves, Kymeta keeps it connected.

For more information, visit kymetacorp.com and KALO.net.

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