Low-Profile Antenna Receives BS/CS Satellite Broadcast in Moving Vehicles
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3 / -- RaySat(TM), Inc., a leading global supplier of in-motion satellite antennas and communications solutions, today introduced TeleRay(TM), the world's smallest satellite TV vehicle antenna developed for the domestic Japanese automotive market. The TeleRay, at 2.5cm (1 inch) thick and 40cm (16 inches) in diameter, is a low-profile rooftop antenna that allows passengers in a moving vehicle to watch live Japanese BS/CS satellite TV broadcasts.
The TeleRay is compatible for use with all mobile TV receivers currently on the market in Japan, and is optimized to receive SkyPerfecTV signals, in addition to Free-to-Air BS channels.
"Japan is the world leader in the mobile television market, with almost 90% of the mobile receiver market at present," said Robert Delamar, Director of Business Development for RaySat (Japan). "We believe our antenna will be well-received by the technologically sophisticated Japanese consumer, who wants the latest and greatest gadgets."
RaySat has successfully demonstrated the TeleRay product for major Japanese consumer electronics companies in the past year and plans to offer a modified version of the same platform to major Japanese automakers in the coming year. "We feel that this is the ideal fit for the Japanese OEMs, in terms of performance and form factor, both for the Japanese and North American markets," said James Robnett, formerly of Denso Corporation, now Vice- President of Sales and Marketing for RaySat.
RaySat expects that the TeleRay will be generally available for sale by most major Japanese retailers toward the end of 2006. To support the launch of TeleRay in Japan, RaySat has opened a representative office in Shibuya (Uehara), Tokyo, staffed with bilingual Japanese-speaking staff.
Founded by Yoel Gat in 1997, RaySat, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of in-motion, low profile, phased-array satellite antennas for the railway, automotive OEM, and automotive aftermarket industries. These antennas allow moving vehicles to receive live satellite television, and the company is the first to offer a low profile antenna solution for high-speed, two-way Internet connectivity. Among its many awards for technology and innovation, RaySat is the 2006 CES Best of Innovations recipient as well as the 2005 winner of the Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology of the Year Award. Staffed by over 140 professionals spanning three continents, RaySat's management, sales and support staffs are headquartered in Vienna, VA. Additional facilities, including R&D and sales offices are located in Europe, Asia and Canada.
For additional information please contact RaySat at 703.584.3770 or visit http://www.raysat.com/.
CONTACT: Robert Delamar of RaySat, Inc., +1-571-262-9426, or firstname.lastname@example.org