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Successful “KyTrek 3 – Drive Across Japan” demonstrates how Kymeta solutions support first responders

Kymeta and Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) have successfully completed the first Asia-based satellite connectivity deployment of Kymeta mTenna technology. The implementation combined satellite capacity through the J5A SJC satellite with Kymeta’s flat panel, electronically-steered mTennau7 antenna subsystem module (ASM) to demonstrate the ability to provide uninterrupted, reliable connectivity on the move, and where terrestrial networks are unavailable.

During KyTrek 3 across Japan, a Kymeta mTennau7 ASM was embedded between the roof and the headliner of a Toyota Land Cruiser. The vehicle then demonstrated continuous on-the-move connectivity that can be utilized to ensure first responders can communicate on the way to a natural disaster, when cellular networks may become compromised, as well as while they move around the disaster zone. “JSAT is the fifth largest satellite provider in the world; using their capacity for this evaluation proves that Kymeta’s products perform extremely well for first responders and other end users in Asia, as they have done around the world,” said Bob Shuman, Vice President, Kymeta. “Our partnership with JSAT is important to ensuring the availability and continuity of that connectivity. JSAT satellites paired with Kymeta antennas are the key to unlocking ubiquitous connectivity across Japan.”

SJC has been utilizing Kymeta mTenna technology for several weeks, demonstrating the capabilities and benefits of the solution for many organizations across Tokyo. “We are very pleased with the way the Kymeta solution is working with the JSAT satellite network,” said Tomoki Isaac Saso, Assistant Manager of Global Business, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation. “The deployment here in Japan has demonstrated how valuable this solution will be for first responders all over the globe.”

Kymeta mTennau7 ASMs perform bi-directional communication, even in the most remote areas of Japan, by connecting to satellites like SJC GEO satellites, for daily use and in crisis situations. “With the KyTrek 3 Drive Across Japan deployment, we have been heavily focused on ensuring the Kymeta solution will work for first responders,” said David Kervin, General Manager and Vice President, Kymeta Government Solutions. “First responders require reliable, uninterrupted connectivity in life or death situations and as recent natural disasters have shown, terrestrial communication infrastructure is letting first responders down when time and reliability matter most.”

Kymeta’s cost-effective, low-power technology makes wireless internet access and phone calls possible from vehicles that could never take advantage of satellite connectivity before. “Kymeta’s flat panel antenna has no moving parts and can be embedded directly into first responders’ vehicles,” said Kervin. “The Kymeta solution keeps first responders rapidly deployable, re-deployable and connected.”