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SWE-DISH to Offer Ultra-Portable CommuniCase(R) Technology Satellite Terminals for U.S. Military Wideband Global SATCOM System
Jun 16, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a DataPath company specializing in compact, quick-to-air and easy-to-use mobile satellite communications equipment, is expanding its innovative line of CommuniCase(R) Technology (CCT) terminals to feature Ka and X band capability as well as Ku band capability. The new CCT systems, the lightest and most compact high-bandwidth systems available, will enable mobile warfighters operating beyond the edge of the network to improve bandwidth availability and communications flexibility by using the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.

The WGS system supports U.S. military operations worldwide by supplementing commercial Ku band capability with X and Ka band capability. Military, intelligence and other users that have long relied on ultra-portable SWE-DISH Suitcase(R) and drive-away systems to establish high-bandwidth communications anywhere will be able to use the new CCT terminals to leverage the WGS system as well as other military and commercial networks.

With experience deploying ultra-portable systems for government and media customers around the world, SWE-DISH developed CCT "intelligent" modular satellite terminals to maximize performance and flexibility in the field. This common modular system architecture features an intelligent design that enables users to change antenna sizes, frequency bands and modems easily to meet dynamic requirements. A central system controller recognizes the full line of SWE-DISH CCT modules so that all the parts of the system are interoperable. With a changeable modem cassette, the system can auto-configure to any network architecture.

SWE-DISH plans to release the multi-band CCT terminals for the WGS system, along with additional CCT modules and products, during the second half of 2008. These new SWE-DISH ultra-portable terminals complement the range of WGS solutions available from DataPath, SWE-DISH's parent company. DataPath solutions currently include WGS-compatible fly-away terminals, Ka band conversion kits for larger military SATCOM systems, and the MaxView(R) Network Management System, software selected to provide advanced network control for the U.S. Army's Ka Band Satellite Transmit and Receive Systems (Ka-STARS) program.

"CommuniCase Technology, with its common modular concept, is a great match for the requirements of the WGS system," said Lars Jehrlander, CEO of SWE- DISH. "CCT's advanced technology and intelligent, user-friendly designs provide small and light SATCOM systems that can easily be adapted for new capabilities and requirements. Today we have a strong customer base within the defense segment, and with the WGS terminals we hope to continue to establish SWE-DISH as one of the main innovators in the small, compact, quick-to-air satellite terminal market. Our focus will be on WGS segments such as U.S. land and naval forces as well as national security and allied forces."

For more information on how SWE-DISH CCT systems can help establish communications capabilities anywhere, call 703-476-1826 or e-mail us- sales@swe-dish.se.

About SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB

SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a world-leading supplier of mobile satellite communications equipment and related services for broadband applications. The company supplies major broadcasters, armed forces and disaster relief organizations, amongst others, with compact and quick-to-air satellite terminals for live transmission of video, data, Internet and voice content from anywhere in the world. Its customer base includes broadcasters such as CNN and BBC, disaster relief organizations and military organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, Danish Defence, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the U.S. Department of Defense. SWE-DISH was established 1994. For more information, visit www.swe-dish.com .

About DataPath, Inc.

DataPath is a global leader in creating satellite-based network solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. It specializes in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time frames and extreme conditions, DataPath establishes and maintains communications anywhere and delivers total network control through its communications solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A. and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations around the world. For more information, visit www.datapath.com .

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