Gilat Satellite Networks (News - Alert) Ltd, a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications, has announced the release of Wavestream Ka-band Matchbox Mini Block Upconverter, to the market.
Wavestream’s (News - Alert) Ka-band Matchbox Mini Block Upconverter comes in a smaller, lighter weight packages that are more consistent and use less energy. It has inherited Wavestream's Spatial advantEdge technology to provide higher output power.
According to the company, the patented spatial advantEdge technology provides greater reliability and lower energy usage in more compact packages than traditional amplifier solutions.
In addition, the new Ka-band Matchbox Mini Block Upconverter is compatible with Wavestream’s Ku-band and X-band BUCs, providing a truly modular approach for multi-band capable mobile, flyaway and VSAT terminals. The new converter also offers switchable bands cover both Ka Commercial and Ka Military bands in the same unit, groundbreaking compact 8W Linear and is small enough to fit any antenna.
"In creating the Ka Matchbox Mini, we leveraged the experience gained in fielding over 4,500 50W Ka-band BUCs and over 8,000 Ku-band BUCs," said Fran Auricchio, President and CEO of Wavestream. "The smaller and lighter Mini retains all the features, high reliability and dependability our customers have come to expect, in a more compact and powerful BUC."
The Ka Matchbox Mini, belonging to the Matchbox family is currently available for order.
Wavestream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks and the company’s products consume less power and generate less heat, ensuring a higher MTBF for greater reliability and lower lifecycle costs.
Also, the Wavestream's proven family of products meets the growing demand for greater efficiency and significant lifecycle cost reductions for satellite communications systems worldwide. The company’s products are in use with leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets.