Portable Satellite Terminal offers multiband capability.

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Featuring Ku band capability with X and Ka band upgradeability, FA120KS 1.2 m Fly-Away Terminal delivers high-bandwidth voice, video, and data communications. Intuitive PC GUI guides operator through steps of deployment, communication, and stowing, while 1-button start initiates automatic point-and-shoot satellite acquisition using built-in GPS receiver, compass, and inclinometer. System meets full requirements for U.S. military Combat Service Support and MIL-STD-810F environments.



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SWE-DISH Expands Portable Satellite Terminal Line with Cost-Effective, User-Friendly FA120KS Fly-Away



SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB Launches Affordable, Rugged, Easy-to-Operate 1.2-Meter Fly-Away Terminal with Multiband Capability

STOCKHOLM, March 10 /-- 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 products with the availability of the FA120KS Fly-Away terminal. The FA120KS combines ease-of-use and portability in a system that can be set-up and used by non-technical military personnel, commercial news broadcasters, and first responders to deliver reliable, high-bandwidth voice, video and data communications. The satellite communications terminal is designed to meet demanding mission-critical requirements, and it features worldwide Ku band capability with X and Ka band upgradeability.

Designed with a focus on easy operation for the user, the FA120KS has a step-by-step intuitive PC graphical user interface to guide the operator through the steps of deployment, communication and stowing. There are no tools required during assembly or deployment, and the terminal has a one-button start that initiates automatic point-and-shoot satellite acquisition using the inbuilt GPS receiver, compass and inclinometer. This easy operation allows the user to focus on their task and mission instead of managing their communications equipment.

The fly-away antenna delivers excellent antenna performance due to the unique shape of the elliptical main and subreflector. This design enables low sidelobes and provides high gain and cross-polarization discrimination without compromising on the compactness and low profile of the antenna.

The FA120KS is constructed with rugged material and has been rigorously tested to withstand harsh military combat environments as well as demanding satellite news gathering situations. The system meets the full requirements for U.S. military Combat Service Support and MIL-STD-810F environments. In addition, it fully complies with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Intelsat, Eutelsat and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standards.

Lars Jehrlander, CEO of SWE-DISH Satellite Systems, said, "At SWE-DISH, the ease-of-use, portability, and reliability of our products have always been cornerstones of our development and marketing strategies. The development path of our suitcase-sized satellite terminals continues to focus on excellent antenna performance, high-end engineering and user-friendly design elements."

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 in 1994. For more information, visit www.swe-dish.com.

About DataPath, Inc.

DataPath(R) 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. SWEDISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the design and manufacture of mobile satellite communications systems, is a wholly owned subsidiary. 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.

CONTACT: Lars Jehrlander, CEO, SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, +46 8 728 50 07 , lars.jehrlander@swe-dish.se , Sofi Westerblom Fernstrom, Marketing Manager , + 46 8 728 50 62, sofi.westerblom-fernstrom@swe-dish.se

Web Site: www.datapath.com/.
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