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October 18, 2012

Nathan Kundtz’s MTenna May Replace the Satellite Dish

Satellite Antennas That Ditch the Dish By Olga Kharif October 18, 2012, 4:51 PM MDT Photograph by Kyle Johnson for Bloomberg…
Satellite Antennas That Ditch the Dish
nathan kundtz is working to replace the satellite status quo with a flat-panel display
Photograph by Kyle Johnson for Bloomberg Businessweek
 
The satellite dish has long been a symbol of space-age communications and a really good TV package, but the bulky antenna may be nearing its expiration date. For couch potatoes, it’s a difficult-to-install eyesore. The smaller antennas mounted on many trains, ships, and airplanes can hamper aerodynamics and drive up costs. “There’s a shared hatred for the dish,” says Nathan Kundtz, the co-founder and chief technology officer of Redmond (Wash.)-based startup Kymeta. He’s working to replace the satellite status quo with a flat-panel display as small as a laptop.
 
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