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KuStream® 1000 Celebrates Passing 3 Million Flight Hours KuStream® 1000 Celebrates Passing 3 Million Flight Hours
May 31, 2013

Thousand Oaks, CA (May 31, 2013), TECOM, a Smiths Microwave business, today announced that the KuStream® 1000, a Ku band aeronautical SATCOM antenna system, has achieved over 3 million flight hours of service.  

The KuStream® 1000 enables transmission and reception of RF communications with Ku band satellites enabling WiFi and other broadband high speed in-flight services within the aircraft.  The bi-directional antenna system consists of the Satellite Antenna Assembly that mounts on the top of the aircraft fuselage under a radome, along with the Antenna Control Unit and High Power Transceiver mounted inside the fuselage.  

With more than 500 systems installed worldwide with seven airlines, the KuStream® 1000 continues to provide dependable high speed connectivity to passengers.  “This milestone is a great testament to our product’s capabilities and our engineering creativity.  The KuStream® 1000 has validated our belief that in-flight interconnectivity is in high demand by airlines and their passengers and furthermore, that the Ku band SATCOM connectivity marketplace is vibrant and will continue to grow.” stated Gene Joles, President of TECOM.  “I thank our suppliers, our dedicated employees and our customer base in supporting us to achieve this outstanding landmark.”