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Kymeta Launches Flat Panel Antenna for Maritime Industry

Kymeta’s FPA with Mtenna technology. Credit: Kymeta

Ibadan, 7 June 2023. – Kymeta and OneWeb have announced that Kymeta’s electronically-steered Peregrine u8 LEO terminal is now commercially available and will begin shipping. As a result, the Company becomes the first flat panel antenna to serve the maritime market on OneWeb’s LEO network. This offering aims to unlock a new connectivity standard for maritime customers, who require exceptional performance and reliable connectivity at sea, where existing networks often don’t reach.

Kymeta’s roots in the maritime market extend back to the launch of its maritime product line in 2017 and guided the streamlined design of the Peregrine u8 LEO terminal, which is purpose-built for maritime applications. By tapping into OneWeb’s enterprise-grade connectivity, all large vessels – from superyachts to commercial fishing and shipping vessels – can now connect easily and seamlessly at sea like they would on land.

Speaking on the announcement, Walter Berger, President and Co-CEO, Kymeta, commented, “Our maritime customers have a unique set of needs, whether that be reliable cyber-security and access to real-time maintenance or connecting to the cloud and streaming their favorite show. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to develop an equally unique solution.”

Berger also added, “As a proud distributor of OneWeb connectivity, today marks an exciting day for Kymeta because it represents the fulfillment of our joint commitment to bring to market a low-power, low-profile LEO terminal built to elevate and modernize maritime communications.”

Likewise, Carole Plessy, VP Maritime and Europe at OneWeb, added, “By harnessing the power of our constellation of LEO satellites, the Peregrine u8 from Kymeta will enable mobile connectivity at sea, on multiple devices in the same way as a home network in your living room.”

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