Kymeta News

September 27, 2016

Monaco Yacht Show Demonstration of Kymeta® mTenna® Flat Panel Satellite Communications

Kymeta showcases innovative satellite technology for superyachts and provides opportunity for customers to secure priority delivery of customized yacht communication solutions.

REDMOND, Washington – September 27, 2016 – As superyacht enthusiasts gather in Monaco this week, Kymeta® gives a real world view into what is possible when satellite communication solutions become flat, thin, lightweight, quiet, and scalable. Live demonstrations will provide owners, captains and designers the opportunity to see how a satellite antenna without any moving parts can deliver a reliable, quiet and seamless solution that eliminates satellite communication domes.

The Kymeta satellite antenna design provides a secure, scalable and future-proof system that will meet the needs of owners and crew while delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity and entertainment. Through the use of software pointing and steering, Kymeta has increased reliability and eliminated noisy and unreliable gimbaled satellite communication systems. The very thin profile of Kymeta’s mTenna technology means it can be embedded into the superstructure of a vessel as opposed to having the unsightly domes associated with mechanically steered antennas. In addition, Kymeta mTenna technology gives superyacht owners scalable connection options to increase throughput to meet requirements for large bandwidth.

Those interested in a live demonstration should visit the Kymeta demonstration at Virage Monaco, and Panasonic and e3 in the Darse Sud Tent, booth QS84 during the Monaco Yacht Show. Exclusive private demonstrations and workshops are also available (

“Right now, satellite communication on superyachts requires very large, mechanically-steered satellite dish technology that relies on moving parts to make and keep a satellite connection. Kymeta’s thin, flat, metamaterials-based satellite technology eliminates the domes, noise and reliability issues because it uses software to connect and track a satellite,” said Håkan Olsson, vice president, Maritime, Kymeta. “Superyacht owners, designers and builders can now have access to a solution that will redefine the profile and design of superyachts.”

“Having followed Kymeta’s progress over the last few years, I am excited that we now have a working solution of the flat panel antennas paired with the global satellite network from Panasonic,” said Carl Novello, vice president, Maritime at Panasonic. “As a market leader in satellite connectivity across mobility markets, we have a global network that serves hundreds of vessels worldwide. Kymeta solutions in partnership with Panasonic will scale the adoption and connectivity capabilities beyond what anyone can imagine today.”

“As a company at the forefront of innovation, we engaged with Kymeta over three years ago when the flat panels were merely at the research and development stage,” said Roger Horner, managing director, e3 Systems. “It has been mind-blowing to see the rate of progress and innovation coming from Kymeta over this period. We are very excited to be a Kymeta partner, to have working prototypes at the show, and to take pre-orders of customized solutions from the yachting customers.”

Joined by partners Intelsat, Panasonic, iDirect, Intellian and e3 Systems, the maritime market will be among the first to benefit from Kymeta’s technology that becomes commercially available in 2017.

For those interested in purchasing the superyacht solution, Kymeta and Panasonic are taking customer pre-orders through e3 Systems during the show.

See Kymeta at the Monaco Yacht Show:

  • Live demonstration of Kymeta’s mTenna technology will be available during the Monaco Yacht Show at Virage.
  • Product models and 3D animations can be viewed in the e3 Systems/Panasonic booth QS84 in the Darse Sud Tent.

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About Kymeta Corporation

Kymeta delivers on what connectivity is meant to be – secure, available, universal and global. Kymeta is removing barriers by providing an innovative means of leveraging satellite network capacity for high bandwidth communication access while on the move. The company’s first product, a software-enabled metamaterials-based electronic beamforming antenna for satellite communications, will keep boats, planes, cars and more connected.

The company has been awarded the 2016 Seattle Business Silver Tech Impact Award for Emerging Technology, the 2016 AHEAD Innovators Award, which were closely preceded by the Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award. The company has also been recognized as a CNBC Disruptor for two consecutive years, a FiReStarter by Strategic News Network and a top 50 MIT Technology Review Disruptive Company. Kymeta has formed significant partnerships with industry leaders including Toyota, Intelsat, Panasonic, Inmarsat, Airbus Defence & Space, Sharp, Intellian, O3b and more. If it moves, Kymeta will keep it connected. Anywhere. The company is based in Redmond, Washington and operates on a worldwide basis. For more information, please visit

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